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The Long Way to Van Nuys

The Long Way to Van Nuys

According to google maps, a drive from my house to Woodley park is 333 miles and should take about 5 hours and 20 minutes.  Add a couple of pit stops for fuel and snacks and this whole trip should take a bit under 6 hours. But if you are doing it in style in a 58-year-old BMW with 17 other vintage BMWs you will take your time and enjoy every mile, every turn, and every moment with your friends.   The planning for the trip started months ago as Eric, @002rescue ordered the stickers, pri

steve k.

steve k.

Neue Klasse and Kaffee and Drive - November 2020

Neue Klasse and Kaffee and Drive - November 2020

One of the greatest things about living in California is that you can have fantastic weather at any time of the year. Though we are quickly approaching the shortest day of the year, on November 21st, California did not disappoint. This sunny autumn day brought out a great contingent of cars to the November edition of Neue Klasse and Kaffee at the Loma Brewing parking lot in Los Gatos.     The official start of Neue Klasse and Kaffee is not until 8:00 AM, but by 7:45 AM t

steve k.

steve k.

Remembering Not The 49-Mile Drive of the Past

Remembering Not The 49-Mile Drive of the Past

One annual event that I always look forward to is BayArea02’s “Not The 49-mile Drive”. A great gathering of BMW 2002s driving for hours in the confines of a 6x6-mile square we call, San Francisco. Unfortunately, I have not been able to make all of the events, and this year looks to be the same.      As I look forward to seeing the photos and videos of the event on December 12th, 2020, let us look back at the event from the past. December 8th, 2018 was the last event I was ab

steve k.

steve k.

Neue Klasse and Kaffee is back in Los Gatos

Neue Klasse and Kaffee is back in Los Gatos

This past Saturday was a lovely fall morning in Northern California. It actually felt like it was mid October. German car enthusiasts from miles around drove to the beautiful town of Los gatos to gather social distance style and engage in some normalcy and discuss cars. The Neue Klasse and Koffee event took place in the back parking lot of Loma Brewing in the early morning to the early afternoon. We had a great variety of all BMW series and a few oddballs.    

steve k.

steve k.

Fantastic day at the Legends of the Autobahn 2018

Fantastic day at the Legends of the Autobahn 2018

This was a fantastic day.  I was not able to make it to the show last year and missed the whole weekend. This year I could only do Friday Show and we tried to make the best of it.   After heaving a crazy week, I was able to find a little time to get the car ready the night before. A nice wash and vacuum, oil check (none needed) and a carb tune and unlike most other shows, i did not not to do anything else. As I received several emails to remind me to not get there before 8am I Left Red

steve k.

steve k.

Neue Klasse und Kaffee & Shamrock Rally 2018

Neue Klasse und Kaffee & Shamrock Rally 2018

If you have not had a chance to run the Shamrock Rally, you are missing out. A short, 100 to 200 mile, run through back roads of East Bay or South Bay is always scheduled for the Saturday of the St. Patrick's Day. This seems to fall on the third Saturday of the month. For second straight year, March Neue Klasse und Kaffee has been the starting point for Shamrock Rally.      The gathering usually brings out all sorts of vintage cars. Though the rain scared a few people aw

steve k.

steve k.

Cars and Coffee Portola Valley - Feb 2018

Cars and Coffee Portola Valley - Feb 2018

This event is so close to my house that I feel bad every time i miss it. I miss it a lot. Friday night activities or weekend plans usually keep me away from Portola Valley, CA. Not this time.  I am missing a lot of cars that showed up as I did not star taking photos until later part of the morning. This was mostly due to great turn out from the BMW 2002 FAQ club.     Conversation seems to take over what should be an "adult show and tell"     The event did

steve k.

steve k.

At The Vintage:Another one for the history books

At The Vintage:Another one for the history books

The Vintage 2017 was amazing!  Thank you to everyone who made the trek to Hot Springs to make this year the biggest Vintage yet.  There are lots of photos being shared over on our Facebook page but do yourself a favor and check out Reggie’s drone footage.  It really captures how massive this show was and how lucky we were to have such a beautiful setting and perfect weather.  Thanks Reggie! (Plug for Reggie’s Motorworks…visit their site to see what a true enthusiast’s  service shop is like.)

steve k.

steve k.

SoCalVintage 2017 - Pictures

SoCalVintage 2017 - Pictures

A huge thank you to John, Jeff, and all the volunteers (Pierre, etc.) that make this show possible.  We are very grateful for your efforts.  This year's show was one of, if not, the best yet.  The weather was perfect, the variety of cars was more apparent than ever before.  The following pictures are FAR from an accurate representation of scale of the show,  hopefully you enjoy them nonetheless.     Got up early and picked up my drive for the event, a slick little E28 535i.

AceAndrew

AceAndrew

At The Vintage:The date is set for 2017!

At The Vintage:The date is set for 2017!

The Vintage 2017 will be held again in Asheville, NC the weekend of May 19th – 21st.  Registration will be opened in early 2017 so keep your eyes on the Registration page and on our Facebook page for the announcements. View the full article at atthevintage.com/[/url

steve k.

steve k.

Festorics weekend at Laguna Seca

Festorics weekend at Laguna Seca

I had been excited for this weekend ever since last years historics. I knew it was going to be big, but I had no idea it was going to be this big. My weekend began at 5:00 Friday morning, after a week of late nights drilling holes, mounting lights, and mainly scrubbing and vacuuming. My dad and I met up with 3 more 02s and a beautiful /6 cafe racer. We headed down 17 towards Highway 1, with some of our cars adding to the thick haze of fog coming off the ocean. Just before we got off at Hwy 68 we

zane71

zane71

At The Vintage:An Amazing Weekend!

At The Vintage:An Amazing Weekend!

The Vintage 2016 was without a doubt our most successful one to date!  Thank you to everyone who made it to the show.  The people make this show…the cars help a bit to!  If you couldn’t make it this year or didn’t get to register before we hit capacity, please enjoy this fantastic video show by the talented folks over at UltimateKlasse.com.  We will DEFINITELY see you next year!     View the full article at atthevintage.com/[/url

steve k.

steve k.

16th Annual MidAmerica 02 Fest

16th Annual MidAmerica 02 Fest

Twelve 2002s showed up for the Mid America 02 Fest in Hermann, MO.  The fourth edition moved to Eureka Springs, AR and has evolved into a two and a half day event featuring a drive, noncompetitive show, tech presentations, expert panel Q & A, tech quiz, awards (longest distance driven, etc), and a HUGE door prize drawing supported by sponsor donations. Of course any time 02ers get together technical expertise is not just discussed, but put to work.  Electrical problem, broken exhaust sy

steve k.

steve k.

2015 Bay Area 2002 - Not the 49 Mile Scenic Drive

2015 Bay Area 2002 - Not the 49 Mile Scenic Drive

On Saturday the Bay Area 2002 hosted the 2015 Not the 49 Mile Scenic Drive. We had an excellent showing of eclectic people and cars. Everything from beautiful originals to a resto-mod square tail with motorcycle carbs. Larry Ayers organized the drive through the city and for the past few years I have had the privilege of designing the route. The point of the drive is to experience a part of San Francisco you normally wouldn't see, while hanging out with other 2002 owners from all over

Beck180

Beck180

At The Vintage:Registration for The Vintage 2016 is now open!

At The Vintage:Registration for The Vintage 2016 is now open!

Click here to visit our Registration page and register for The Vintage 2016. Please note that there are a few options to purchase T-shirts and to attended the rally. If you don’t purchase T-shirts online with your registration you probably won’t get one at the event. We usually don’t have too many extras so pre-order while you can! See you in Asheville! [url={url}]View the full article at atthevintage.com/[/url

steve k.

steve k.

At The Vintage: The Vintage

At The Vintage: The Vintage

A trip to The Vintage, held this year in North Carolina's historic Old Salem village, is a pilgrimage worth making for any BMW enthusiast. But perhaps even more interesting is that this show, the brainchild of organizer Scott Sturdy and currently the largest BMW gathering in North America, is just that—a gathering. More than any other event that I have seen, The Vintage has the relaxed air of a day spent amongst friends, without the pressure of a concours or judged car show. Pristine E9 3.0 coup

steve k.

steve k.

2015 SoCal Vintage pics

2015 SoCal Vintage pics

It was my first time visiting Socal Vintage at Woodley Park...saw some nice cars and met a bunch of friendly owners/enthusiasts. Enjoy the pics .

03to02

03to02

At The Vintage: Photo contest winners and Der Bayerische article

At The Vintage: Photo contest winners and Der Bayerische article

The winners of The Vintage 2015 Photo Contest have been chosen. Click the photo below to check ‘em out! Also, Marc wrote a great article on our event for the National Capital Chapter BMW CCA newsletter, Der Bayerische. Click here to download the pdf! View the full article at atthevintage.com/

steve k.

steve k.

At The Vintage: Thanks for a great event!

At The Vintage: Thanks for a great event!

Thank you everyone for joining us at the largest Vintage yet. The final count was 328 cars registered! A huge thank you goes out to our event sponsors who help make the event possible! Check out their websites to the right of this message to show your support! It was fantastic to see all our Vintage friends again and make new ones. We hope everyone had safe journeys home. Stay tuned to this website and be on the lookout for Scott’s e-mails with more info on the big changes for next year! Ch

steve k.

steve k.

Bimmerfest 2015 - review and pictures

Bimmerfest 2015 - review and pictures

Bimmerfest 2015 - Review and photos by Andrew @ Ireland Engineering So this year Bimmerfest was out in Fontana at the AutoClubSpeedway. This represented quite a risky departure from the brown grass of the Rosebowl. I think it paid off though. The event was a more enthusiast-centric event compared to former years. In the past the vendors rows were seen as an island among a sea of cars. All arriving enthusiasts were forcibly drawn to like a fly to one of those buzzy things on the porch. The setup

AceAndrew

AceAndrew

Hockenheim Preis der Stadt Stuttgart

Hockenheim Preis der Stadt Stuttgart

Fiew weeks ago, the first race this season. Damn, first the camera had a damage, then a rocker arm problem after 45 minutes......I hope the season finish better then it starts....... Onboard second practice W.

whs.de

whs.de

Mammoth, Devils Postpile, Yosemite Road Trip – September 20-21 2014

Mammoth, Devils Postpile, Yosemite Road Trip – September 20-21 2014

Well better late than never. Sorry for the long delay on the event recap. For all the images of the trip see the album link here: http://www.raddrives.com/albums/2014-Mammoth_Road_Trip/index.html Here is a great video from one of the participants. https://vimeo.com/108736884 Event Recap: Saturday everyone meet up at the coffee meeting point. There was a little concern as there was a wild fire in El Dorado that was near the route we were going. Thankfully it was well west of the roads we we

m3dragon

m3dragon

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