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SoCal Vintage BMW 2021


SoCal Vintage BMW 2021
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Fantastic day yesterday at SoCal Vintage, caught up with 02 friends and met some new ones. Kuddo's to organizers and SoCal 02'ers to pull off such an event.

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Some of the old timers have either retired or passed. And some simply didn't attend. It's sad to see some of them go, but I'm ambivalent about others. There are new faces in the hobby, many of them weren't even born when I purchased my first 02 in 1982.


I haven't changed much as I still drive my cars on an everyday basis as if its the mid-80s. But, the world and the hobby have changed where these cars and parts command premium prices. The Classic BMW community in general is still "Salt of the Earth" in comparison to the straw hat Concourse Italian crowd at the French & Italian show the following day, but its fast becoming unattainable for the average person. In 2002 the show in San Louis Obispo attracted over 300 02s alone, where you could purchase a swan neck mirror for $8 or a fixer-upper Bauer Targa 2002 for $1,500. The excitement of rummaging through the salvage yards in search of cheap 02s and NK cars and parts has been extinguished and supplanted by exhaustive Internet queries and exorbitant prices. It's not the same. 


Each year I have to talk myself in attending this event. And, I live a mere 5 miles away from the venue. It was nice to see some of the early and mid sixties cars, some preserved or frozen in time such as the Derby NK 1800, a driver and survivor.


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