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The restoration and refurbishment of my beloved 1973 2002Tii, Vern, by Vintage Sports and Restoration in Bedford New Hampshire. Work began September 18, 2017

 

 

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Hilton Head Legends of the Autobahn

Attended the 2022 Legends of the Autobahn East in conjunction with the Hilton Head Concours.   Drove Vern down to Hilton Head over 2 days with my friends Wayne Killen with his 1987 Mercedes 190e 2.3 16v Cosworth & Doug Dolan with his 1972 S38 M Powered 3.0 CS.   Spent Thursday detailing our cars at the rented beach house with a 3 car garage.   Vern & I  competed in the 2002 Class with Stuart Oberman's 1974 2002 Tii & Tim Wing's 1974 Turbo.   Th

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Boston BMW CCA Concours 2022

August 28th 2022 was the Boston BMW CCA Concours d'Elegance at Prowse Farm in Canton MA.   I spent most of Saturday cleaning & detailing Vern. It was the first real detailing since returning from Germany last October. Did all the "heavy lifting" of detailing the chrome & touching up stone chips. Removed the rear panel pieces & cleaned behind them, they were absolutely filthy.   Left for Canton at 5:30 am & was in line by 8:15 am. I was asked to be a Judge back

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Monterey Car Week 2022

This year we shipped Veronika out for the week & stayed with our friends in Del Rey Oaks.   Veronika arrived at 10:30 am Tuesday! I had time to clean her up before the Hagerty Monterey Kickoff in Pacific Grove. We parked together with Steve Kupper, Jim Huff & MotoLisa.   Wednesday was The Little Car Show in Pacific Grove. MotoLisa’s 1967 Derby 1600 & Veronika parked together & Sara Nelson parked across  the street with the “Katy Perry” 1970 1600 Cabriolet. Der

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Veronika Photo Shoot

While in Asheville NC, Photographer Greg Banek, scheduled a photo shoot on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Here are a few of the outtakes.  The rolling shot is by Mike Bevels on 81 north in Virginia, Sunday May 22, 2022.    

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Mid-America '02 Fest 2022

Vern ran smoothly & quietly for the 3500 mile round trip to Eureka Springs Arkansas. 4 days to get there, & 3 days back home. Great  '02 Fest from the Friday drive to all the advice & '02-centric workshops. Bo Black received the Friends of the BMW CCA Award. Caravanned with Mike Self, Larry Gray & Walter Ingram both ways. 

Detailing Time

Cleaning, cleaning & more cleaning. After a week & a day of wiping away the dirty oily grime with Simple Green, an old toothbrush, 2 rolls of blue paper towels & hundreds of Q-Tips. Here are some before, during & after. Veronika is ready for her close up. 

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Germany & Bavaria Tour 2021

This year we shipped Vern over to The Netherlands & spent 3 weeks touring with the BMW Classic CCA. We also attended The Bavaria Tour in Oberammergau Germany.   We picked up Vern outside Rotterdam in The Netherlands. The battery was dead because the shipper left the key in position 1. Long story, greatly shortened, 3.5 hours for an ADAC flatbed, a long cab ride at 200kmh & 1200 Euros later we had a new 69 Euro Varta battery! The rest of our touring Vern performed flawlessly as

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Larz Anderson German Car Day June 27, 2021

A lovely day at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, a suburb of Boston MA. Met other Nor'East'02ers at the abandoned Indigo Hotel in Newton & caravanned over to the Museum to park together. I drove Veronika & we arrived at 9:20ish. Great to see everyone & all the cars. Rob Seigel drove his 3.0 CSi, Warp 9. The most significant car was the 1937 Horch Coupe. Veronika had a great spot at the end of the '02 lineup & across from original owners  Charles Barne's immaculately re

Early Nose Trim Restoration

Just received the restored slotted nose trim. The shop worked wondrous miracles & exceeded my expectations. Was lucky to be able to buy this elusive trim here from a friend who sold it on the FAQ. Here are the before & after photos. The "kink" in the trim was very difficult to massage out, yet the craftsman was able to do the near impossible & get it to 99%.  

Making An Aluminum Under Dash Panel

Made a new hood release/hazard switch under dash panel out of 24 x 24 1/16th inch aluminum sheet I bought at Lowe's, January 30, 2021.   The original hood release hazard switch panel was ripped & distorted from the past 52 years of heat & cold use.   1. Made a painters tape template. The peeled it off the panel slowly & carefully. 2. Flattened the tape to the aluminum sheet along the grain. 3 Outlined the template with Sharpie & marked all the screws

1600 Cabriolet Door Seals

Picked uptake new door seals ordered from Walloth-Nesch at Vintage Sports & Restoration Friday January 15, 2021. Had been waiting a year for the set of new door seals to become available & bought them the day I was notified of their availability.   First step was to label where each seal went, wash off the mold release powder & sand the gluing surface of the rubber. 2nd step was removing the desicated old rock hard door seals & clean up the old glue with Xylol. Thi

1600 Cabriolet Door Seals

Picked uptake new door seals ordered from Walloth-Nesch at Vintage Sports & Restoration Friday January 15, 2021. Had been waiting a year for the set of new door seals to become available & bought them the day I was notified of their availability.   First step was to label where each seal went, wash off the mold release powder & sand the gluing surface of the rubber. 2nd step was removing the desicated old rock hard door seals & clean up the old glue with Xylol. Thi

Refitting Trunk Floor Panel

Since making & having the side panels upholstered two years ago, the spare tire side didn't fit flat & flush with the fuel tank panel.   To tackle this job, I removed one staple & measured it at 1/4 of an inch. I just happen to have two boxes of these staples. So I was good to go with my upholstery adhesive & an ultimate set of tools.    The short story, remove staples, peel back the 'elephant skin', scribe to other panel, cut, test fit, glue, staple, trim

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Almost Famous BMW Detailer

This is a screen shot of me detailing Dirk & Alexandra de Groen's 1934 BMW 315/1 at the Amelia Island Concours on March 8th 2020 from the Season Finale of Chasing Classic Cars which aired Tuesday November 24th 2020.    

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A little Maine '02 Fest

Saturday September 26th 2020. Drove Veronika up to Belgrade Maine to visit Brenda & Tanya Athanus. They each own 2 2002s. Both of them had 2002s new from a Maine dealership as far back as 1972. Nate Williams, from Sports Car Restoration in Plainville Connecticut, was there to visit & successfully had Brenda's 1969 Nevada 2002 running after sitting for 2 years.   I parked next to Tanya's 1973 Golf Automatic, as Brenda zoomed around the road & driveway loop. We enjoyed s

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Lime Rock Sunday in the Park 2020

Veronika was awarded Best in Class at the Lime Rock Sunday in the Park Meeting of the Marques, Lakeville Connecticut. 2020 Sunday in the Park was 1/4 or less of the cars usually on display. The Golf Tii was in the Concours & a fresh restoration by SCR in Plainville CT. 

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Veronika & The Ultimate Classic

The latest Ultimate Classic From the BMW Classic CCA has arrived. Had a little fun with the magazine today.    For more information about the Classic CCA visit, bmwccca.com and join today!   https://youtu.be/o6ildOGPL0I  

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