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  1. BayArea 02 Swap & Show, now on 12 September 2020, Marina at Brisbane, California. As before, the address is 500 Sierra Point Parkway, along the Bay on the North side of Sierra Point. Preregister on Motorsportreg (see link below). Preregistration is $25 while the on-site fee on 2 May will be $30. Kile Brekke continues to show his artistic flare with the graphics and has again added his art for our T-shirts and printed materials; we expect the shirts, posters and cards to be popular once again! Please preregister early to help us plan. Preregistration will open on 1 March at [Preregistration for Swap & Show-2020 on MotorsportREG]. We expect it to end on 26 April 2020, so do NOT plan on a last-minute signup (we need a few days to get stuff ready...). Note— Swap & Show visitors are welcome! There is no fee for entry if you do not show your car or swap parts. However, we strongly encourage anyone with a BMW of our vintage to bring your car to display, no matter how mundane your daily driver (dirt, rust and all, which may be surprisingly photogenic) or how Instagram-friendly your restoration. There is no judging your car so there will be no points for extra dirt, missing dirt, artistic (!?) rust or matching luggage. We smile at all BMW's and photographs or videos are welcome (but NO drones over cars)! **************************************************************** Although we're somewhat disappointed to delay Swap & Show-2020, the Brisbane Turfmeister told me the lawn should still be green, helping you car look good. We're keeping preregistration open for 12 September so anyone who has already registered still has a spot. For any of you who are preregistered but can not come in September, send an e-mail to [[email protected]] to request a refund. Larry
  2. Event Title: Swap & Show-2020 now on 12 September Event Location: Event Author: layers Event Date: 09/12/2020 9:00 AM BayArea 02 Swap & Show, now on 12 September 2020, Marina at Brisbane, California. As before, the address is 500 Sierra Point Parkway, along the Bay on the North side of Sierra Point. Preregister on Motorsportreg (see link below). Preregistration is $25 while the on-site fee on 2 May will be $30. Kile Brekke continues to show his artistic flare with the graphics and has again added his art for our T-shirts and printed materials; we expect the shirts, posters and cards to be popular once again! Please preregister early to help us plan. Preregistration will open on 1 March at [Preregistration for Swap & Show-2020 on MotorsportREG]. We expect it to end on 26 April 2020, so do NOT plan on a last-minute signup (we need a few days to get stuff ready...). Note— Swap & Show visitors are welcome! There is no fee for entry if you do not show your car or swap parts. However, we strongly encourage anyone with a BMW of our vintage to bring your car to display, no matter how mundane your daily driver (dirt, rust and all, which may be surprisingly photogenic) or how Instagram-friendly your restoration. There is no judging your car so there will be no points for extra dirt, missing dirt, artistic (!?) rust or matching luggage. We smile at all BMW's and photographs or videos are welcome (but NO drones over cars)! **************************************************************** Although we're somewhat disappointed to delay Swap & Show-2020, the Brisbane Turfmeister told me the lawn should still be green, helping you car look good. We're keeping preregistration open for 12 September so anyone who has already registered still has a spot. For any of you who are preregistered but can not come in September, send an e-mail to [[email protected]] to request a refund. Larry Swap & Show-2020 now on 12 September
  3. Hello Everyone-- Like so many other events, Swap & Show-2020 is postponed until 12 September, over 4 months later. While some things might be able to happen in May, a car show does not seem likely about 4 weeks from now. And looking at the calendar and other possible events, 12 September does not (yet?) seem to have any conflict. Just to lift our spirits, the Brisbane Marina Turfmeister tells me he keeps the grass green throughout the Fall so our cars should still look good. Please mark your calendars for 12 September at the Brisbane Marina-- we'll keep registration open on MotorsportREG [Swap & Show-20 registration]. Larry
  4. Hi Mike-- I encourage you to retrofit to LED bulbs; I did that 8-10 years ago and I'm pleased with the results. I also replaced the turn signal flasher relay with a solidstate relay that works fine but it does sound different (from the OEM and many replacements I needed in my late '73). A few points for you to consider: I bought my bulbs from SuperbrightLED but they no longer have identical bulbs to the ones I used; expect to have some trial and error in selecting exactly the ones you like. You incorrectly state you are considering using resistors IN SERIES with your LED bulbs. The load resistors go in PARALLEL with the LED bulbs to increase the flasher load current without dimming the LED bulbs. The primary use of the resistors is to keep the failed bulb sensor on newer cars from trying to tell you the lower-current LED bulb has failed. Some bulbs have the parallel resistor(s) installed in the base and are called "CAN Bus". You do not need more than about 100 lumens for a stop or turn bulb, especially if you choose the proper color (red or amber). But if most of the light bounces around between the bulb and reflector before exiting through the lens then more lumens may be needed. Be sure to choose the proper color LED bulb for your application since using a "white" bulb is very inefficient and the color will be different from an incandescent bulb with a colored lens in almost any case. For a turn signal bulb, the LED provides mostly monochromatic light and therefore if you want a red turn signal simply choose a red LED (but the lens will always look whatever color the lens is). I recommend an amber turn signal as it is somewhat more visible than red but the color is up to you. When I installed my LED bulbs I visually compared the angular light distribution in both the horizontal and vertical directions. It is entirely possible that light from the LEDs could be concentrated in a narrow beam that is a lot less visible from the various angles another driver be looking from-- that's why SAE-NHTSA specifications call for photometric measurements at a series of angles left-right and up-down from the lamp center (H-V). A visual comparison of your new LED bulbs in one tail lamp compared to your other tail lamp with your existing incandescent bulbs should at least give you some confidence that you are not operating in stealth mode. Have some fun increasing your night-time visibility! Larry
  5. Hi Wends-- Note the thumbnail photo in my posts, showing my tii along with a few others on the Curt Ingram Memorial Drive. Also, note my signature indicates I'm more partial to Malaga than to Golf (it took just a minute at the dealer when I purchased my late '73 to choose the best color...). Larry
  6. Hi Bill-- While we have no plans to print and sell these posters at S&S-20, that could change. If we have 1 or 2 left over from our 25-count print run (11" x 17") we might sell them at a very reasonable cost so they go to a good home. Otherwise, with enough interest, Art Director Kile Brekke may make some available either as a small print run or by taking names to print just the number requested. Depending on the final size, number ordered and shipping costs (any framing would be more...), the price could range from maybe $30 each to a lot more-- details, details. If we hear significant of interest we will look harder at how to offer posters. I think your question shows the value of a good Art Director: he makes our show and all of the Organizers look better! Larry
  7. Preregistration will open on 1 March 2020 (at 8PM). See [Preregistration for Swap & Show-2020]. We expect it to end on 26 April 2020, so do NOT plan on a last-instant signup except on 2 May at Swap&Show at the higher price (we need a few days to get stuff ready...).
  8. Registration opens online on MotorsportREG tonight [Preregistration for Swap & Show-2020]. We expect it to end on 26 April 2020, so do NOT plan on a last-minute signup (we need a few days to get stuff ready...). Larry
  9. When my late '73 was just a few years old I moved to Scottsdale, AZ and lived there for 7 years without AC in my 2002. The Scottsdale dealer opinion was that if the car's cooling system is in great shape the stock system worked fine, even in 110-degree heat. I'm sure my 40-years-younger personal AC (sweat...) worked better then but September heat will not keep me away. Besides planning main travel and cruising for morning, evening or night hours, I could simply open a window and drive fast. Larry
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    2019 Swap & Show Images

    Photos from the BayAre02 Swap and Show held in May of 2019
  11. Hi Tom-- Thanks for posting your welcome and photos. I'll add updates as we develop more details and when registration opens later this month. Also, I'll add your photos from S&S-19 to our gallery for last year in the images tab. Larry
  12. Event Title: Swap & Show 2020 Event Location: 500 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane, California, 94005 Event Author: layers Event Date: 05/02/2020 10:00 AM to 05/02/2020 03:00 PM BayArea 02 Swap & Show, 2 May 2020, Marina at Brisbane, California. As before, the address is 500 Sierra Point Parkway, along the Bay on the North side of Sierra Point. Preregister on Motorsportreg (see link below). Preregistration is $25 while the on-site fee on 2 May will be $30. Kile Brekke continues to show his artistic flare with the graphics and has again added his art for our T-shirts and printed materials; we expect the shirts, posters and cards to be popular once again! Please preregister early to help us plan. Preregistration will open on 1 March at [Preregistration for Swap & Show-2020 on MotorsportREG]. We expect it to end on 26 April 2020, so do NOT plan on a last-minute signup (we need a few days to get stuff ready...). Note— Swap & Show visitors are welcome! There is no fee for entry if you do not show your car or swap parts. However, we strongly encourage anyone with a BMW of our vintage to bring your car to display, no matter how mundane your daily driver (dirt, rust and all, which may be surprisingly photogenic) or how Instagram-friendly your restoration. There is no judging your car so there will be no points for extra dirt, missing dirt, artistic (!?) rust or matching luggage. We smile at all BMW's and photographs or videos are welcome (but NO drones over cars)! Larry Swap & Show 2020
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    Swap & Show 2020

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    POSTPONED until 12 September! BayArea 02 Swap & Show, 2 May 2020, Marina at Brisbane, California. As before, the address is 500 Sierra Point Parkway, along the Bay on the North side of Sierra Point. Preregister on Motorsportreg (see link below). Preregistration is $25 while the on-site fee on 2 May will be $30. Kile Brekke continues to show his artistic flare with the graphics and has again added his art for our T-shirts and printed materials; we expect the shirts, posters and cards to be popular once again! Please preregister early to help us plan. Preregistration will open on 1 March at [Preregistration for Swap & Show-2020 on MotorsportREG]. We expect it to end on 26 April 2020, so do NOT plan on a last-minute signup (we need a few days to get stuff ready...). Note— Swap & Show visitors are welcome! There is no fee for entry if you do not show your car or swap parts. However, we strongly encourage anyone with a BMW of our vintage to bring your car to display, no matter how mundane your daily driver (dirt, rust and all, which may be surprisingly photogenic) or how Instagram-friendly your restoration. There is no judging your car so there will be no points for extra dirt, missing dirt, artistic (!?) rust or matching luggage. We smile at all BMW's and photographs or videos are welcome (but NO drones over cars)! ********************************************************************************************* Like so many other events, Swap & Show-2020 is postponed until 12 September, over 4 months later. While some things might be able to happen in May, a car show does not seem likely about 4 weeks from now. And looking at the calendar and other possible events, 12 September does not (yet?) seem to have any conflict. Just to lift our spirits, the Brisbane Marina Turfmeister tells me he keeps the grass green throughout the Fall so our cars should still look good. Please mark your calendars for 12 September at the Brisbane Marina-- we'll keep registration open on MotorsportREG. Larry
  14. Hi Ken-- Thank you for posting your photo. Do you have any more to add? Thanks, and I'm glad you had a great time!
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