Freude Am Fahren

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Ever since I was a young kid, I was surrounded by something that I didn’t even think about. My rides to intramurals in elementary school, being watched by my dad at his shop for the afternoon, riding in the back seat to church, or  trips to the public library– it all happened in the back seat of … Continue reading

Pay It Forward – BMW Style

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I was backed into a corner. Literally, my beloved E21 had been backed into the corner parking space for weeks at a time. Afraid that it wouldn’t pass emissions, it was left it to sit. Occasionally, it’d be started for a while. Maybe a few laps around the block. After a lifetime of use and … Continue reading

Paul Walker Tribute

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After hearing the news about the recent death of “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker, I stumbled upon a brief article mentioning how much of a down-to-earth, genuine car guy he actually was. Not only did he really enjoy driving cars, but also performing basic maintenance, talking automotive things, just like any other gearhead. It is unfortunate … Continue reading

Jack’s Toy – Petrolicious

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There is almost no BMW more unique than the BMW Isetta. From the three wheel bubble window, to the four wheel executive 600, these little cars earned a place in history. Being the first mass produced 3liters/100kilometer car, the ~9.5 horsepower engine propelled these vehicles (and those daring enough to try) over 50 miles per … Continue reading

BMW Turbos

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The Modern Turbo: BMW’s New Venture in Turbocharging? Should a turbocharger sit under the hood of a BMW? Until recently, it was an uncommon site to see a turbocharger nestled beneath the hood of a BMW. It seems that the recent push for ‘green’ technology has been influencing innovation, especially in automobile design. Most manufacturers … Continue reading