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Hey everybody - I just moved to Houston from Boston and very recently bought a 1970 '02. If anyone knows of any good shops in the Houston area (even better if they're in the Downtown/Montrose/Heights area) I'd really appreciate it. Thanks and I'll be sure to share photos as the project starts coming together.

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Lots of Houston 02ers out there.  Lebowski and I are in the Austin area with about a dozen cars we know about....

 

If you can't find a good shop in Houston, bring it to Terry Sayther in south Austin, his Vintage Bimmers shop will get you right... and ask to get hooked up with Terry's 02berfest drives, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.

 

http://vintagebimmers.com/

 

Welcome to Texas... you can trade in your snow shovel for mosquito spray... :)

 

Ed Z

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Thanks for the welcome/information. I've heard about Terry's shop and I think I'll actually make the drive out in the next month or so to see if we can work something out. I'd like to do a pretty comprehensive restoration - eventually doing a transmission and engine swap, as I want to be able to use it as a daily driver and autocross it. Might be a bit too aspirational, but goals are nice to have!

 

I'll continue keeping my eyes open for 02's in the area. I've seen a couple, but my sightings have generally seemed few and far between. Glad to know there's a good group in the nearby vicinity, even if not right in town. I'll be sure to let you know when I make it to Austin.

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I just got this from Terry and Deb, this morning:

 

March is coming soon, and with it Texas has celebrations of the Birthday of the 2002! Or at least the 1602, but that counts, right?

 
March 19th 2016 8:00 am 
You are invited to Classic BMW in Plano Tx to celebrate BMW's 50th year of the "DOUBLE OH! 

Free coffee 
Quick presentation 
Free door prizes 
T-shirts 
Show and shine 
Rally/Tour 
Lunch (Not free ) 

You are invited! 
Contact Chris Hutton 
C : 1-940-206-8483
 
A week later, we will be celebrating in Fredericksburg Texas at our annual Spring Texas 02berfest. March 25, 26, and 27 we will once again gather in Austin to drive to Fredericksburg for food, drives, stories, and, of course, 2002s! There will be more details later, but be sure to set aside the time now----you won't want to miss this one!

Terry Sayther
[email protected]
Terry Sayther Automotive
512-442-1361

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Keep looking for those 02's on the road.  There out there!  There are 11 of us up here in the Austin area that text regularly for advice and what not.  We're hoping for a kind of cars and coffee meet up Saturday morning the 23rd.  But I can tell you that there are bunch more 02's running around the ATX.  Heck, I just spotted another one this past week here in Cedar Park.  

 

 

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Hey everybody - I just moved to Houston from Boston and very recently bought a 1970 '02. If anyone knows of any good shops in the Houston area (even better if they're in the Downtown/Montrose/Heights area) I'd really appreciate it. Thanks and I'll be sure to share photos as the project starts coming together.

 

NKND, 

 

First, welcome to Houston.

 

Second, I have no good advice on a shop for 2002's, though Steve C always recommends these guys: http://www.munichmotorwerke.com/

 

Third, we have a group of folks in Houston that get together (somewhat irregularly).  You can keep track via FB - https://www.facebook.com/groups/245579415621567/

 

Fourth, Terry Sayther is hosting a spring '02berfest drive in the Hill Country (check under "Events").  This is a great time to get together with TX '02ers and is always a fun drive.

 

Last, I am in the same neighborhood and drive a Fjord blue 2002tii.  Feel free to PM me if you would like to grab a beer.

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Thanks for the welcome and the information - I think I may have spotted your car at Blacksmith a time or two.

 

I'll be in Japan for about 4 weeks, from the end of March until late April, so unfortunately, I'll miss the '02berfest. That said, the car is very definitely a project (for daily driving and autocross), so I think it might be ok if I were to miss this year haha.

 

First up: brakes, suspension and interior trim...

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