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My '72 tii in Bimmer Magazine...

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Please feel free to point out any innacuracies in the article or to heckle & jeer (especially you, Conserv/Steve!) about anything not up to snuff on the car. I expect it from this discerning group and that would actually be helpful as I strive to get the car ready for The Quail in August. All in all, I'm pleased with the article and am so grateful to JP Cadoux & Delia Wolfe for everything they have done...

 

COOP

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Quail???

 

hubba hubba

 

 

 

 

niiiice

 

 

 

 

when would one ever see an 02 in the Qwale show........kudos......first one( non race, non turbo) ever?

 

this car is getting big provenance...$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

 

Disclaimer.....I did not read the article...but just scanned it......its the first non Turbo!!...and there was a 1800Ti..........wow....the box has arrived

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Congratulations on a nice project

Im happy to see you sharing this experience through the magazine.

you are a Generous man

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Great read COOP! 

 

Enjoyed following your story with this Baikal beauty on the FAQ and kudos to your team to bringing this car to its original glory with the well deserved publicity.

I look forward to seeing it at Monterey this year! 

 

Congrats! 

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Congrats COOP!

 

While none of my BMW's have ever been nice enough for high-profile concours shows, I can testify that it's always a good feeling to see your loved classic BMW in the pages of a magazine.  So far I have managed that three times, and I've honestly felt equally flattered and lucky on each occasion.

Well, if any 02 deserves this much publicity, it's no doubt your Baikal RRL 2002tii.  A lot of effort has been put into it by all those involved, and it truly shows...

 

Of much more importance though - how am I going to manage to get hold of an issue of this BIMMER magazine for my little BMW library??  I sense that I need an issue, but I've never seen them sold anywhere in Europe...  :unsure:

Could anyone from the forum perhaps help?

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A great read, indeed, COOP!  And, actually, it's great to have the full context of your ownership(s) of the car and its restoration(s)!

 

So, were you able to get a title directly from the original owner or did you have to go through the "abandoned-car" process?  Now that I'm back in NYC, I'm planning to find a few '72 tii's abandoned in parking garages!  And I need to be prepared....

 

One tiny inaccuracy relates to the Michelin XAS tires -- or perhaps my reading of this detail in the article.  Michelin still owns the original tire molds for their old tires.  The molds are (generally) in France, now owned by their Michelin Classic division.  As Michelin finds a market for some of these old tire models, they whip up batches of the tires -- periodically, depending on actual demand -- using modern Michelin compounds in the original Michelin molds.  Most of the Michelin Classic tires are manufactured in France.  The distribution of these Michelin Classic tires, however, is limited to relatively few distributors.  Coker Tire is the U.S. distributor for Michelin Classic tires just as Longstone Tyre is the U.K. distributor.  Coker does not own any molds and does not make any Michelin tires. They simply sell them in the U.S. market.   For decades I've heard people -- not you -- refer to them as "Coker XAS's" and the like, the implication being that Coker cranks these things out in their basement in Tennessee.  They do not.  They are Michelin XAS's purchased through Coker, or Michelin XAS's purchased through Longstone, etc.  The "Coker XAS" appellation is the equivalent of someone describing the make and model of their '02 as a "Hoffman Motors 2002".

 

Sorry for the (typically) long harangue.

 

The car looks fabulous and we are all looking forward to photos from The Quail!  It is so great to have this beautiful car leading the way for the rest of our '02's.  You, and your fabulous team, are getting us on the map!

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

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Love it! Thanks for sharing this.

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Beautiful car. I look forward to receiving my Bummer magazine so I can check out the article.

Well done and congrats.

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Thank you very much to all. I wouldn't enjoy the tii, or the process of getting it to this point, nearly as much if it weren't for the encouragement and input from this group.

 

COOP

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Congrats Coop, I just read the article in my new subscription. I'm surprised I have not seen your car in Montclair Village or Park Blvd. I live off of Highway 13 by the Mormon Church ( I don't go there). My car resides in Alameda.

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Great article Coop!  I just finished reading it this morning.  I hope you are well, my friend!  I still have that old car cover you gave me (I horde things, especially '02 things!) :)

 

Hope all is well on the left coast!

 

John

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