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    I have posted this event on Facebook as well. The venue will be my house this year. Mary and I will provide the Mettwurst, Bratwurst, Knockwurst, sauerkraut balls, potato pancakes, beer, wine, etc. If you have a favorite, then BYOB. If you overdo it somehow, we can put you up for the night. If the weather is nasty later in the evening, likewise, stay overnight. Address: 3840 Robertann Drive, Kettering, OH 45420. Clear your calendars. Come and represent the RGB and all things 2002. See you in January!!
  2. First: I thoroughly enjoyed the film. Yes, I know that they took some liberties with the truth in the story line. However, the film led me to watch two more documentaries that are currently on Netflix. One is called: "24 Hour War" and the other is about Carroll Shelby and his life/career. The Hollywood film intrigued me and it got me to research that period of time in racing, whether it involved Sebring, Daytona, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock or LeMans...it's all riveting. What an amazing time it was. The 1950s and 1960s racing was simply balls to the wall and downright deadly. The leaps and bounds in automotive technology were astounding. (of course passenger cars changed very little....) The guts it took to pilot these death machines is unbelievable. Your thoughts??
  3. Good Luck! If you pass through Ohio, give me a holler. I can put you up for the night and feed you!
  4. I have never driven one of the gorgeous CS coupes, but I certainly have driven quite a few 2002s. I love the looks of the coupe, but the propensity to rust, the unavailability of some of the parts and the prohibitive cost to buy one and to care for it have always kept me far, far away. I bonded with the 2002 when I was 16 driving my dad's Golf 02 which was nearly new back then. Driving a 2002 on twisty back roads is a pure joy. I am sure that it would be fun in the CS coupe, but since it is much larger and heavier, I doubt that it would generate as many laughs and smiles. Andrew Wilson owns immaculate specimens of both cars. That is the solution to your query. ....... I know that I'd love a CS coupe, I just need the funds.....
  5. There are 2002s in Ohio; more than you might imagine. Welcome to the addiction.
  6. That does not look like a BMW paint code at all. Maybe an odd GM color? Time for new wheels, lowering springs and some Bilsteins! Good Luck, friend! Welcome!
  7. This is a great start for some one interested in a 2002 project. It's needs aren't too intimidating either. I met the young man who owned this car. He and his dad were working on this '76 Mintgrun and a blue E28 sedan that had a very long list of issues. As I recall, they were getting overwhelmed by the two projects. They live in a rural area north of Dayton somewhere. I was envious of the large barn where they kept the 2 BMWs....
  8. That was fast! Does that same couple want to bid on your next car for sale as well?
  9. What is the VIN? You can send it in to BMW to get the build date and delivery date. BTW, Terry Sayther in Austin, hosts a fall drive in late October through the hill country between Austin and San Antonio. Your 320i would be welcome there. Good luck with the Sahara/Golf 02!
  10. Thanks to all of you who attended: Charlie Grafton, Dirk Rasmussen, Michele Rasmussen, Jake Metz, Liz Metz, Mike Self, Peter Schoppelry, Ben Younce, Rowan Younce, Walter Ingram, Jonathan Tinker, Sarah Farthing and Speed Racer himself, Jason Gipson.
  11. Amazing story. Sad story. Glad that you are mostly intact. That perpetrator needs to pay for the damages and he should lose his license as well. Don’t let the idiot get away with this. We are pulling for you to be completely restored; you and your BMW!
  12. I remember going to a Mercury dealer in Cincinnati with my father in 1973. The dealer was selling Hondas probably as a hedge. The gas crisis was on, so land yachts were dropping in value. Interest in subcompacts was accelerating rapidly. I sat in a tiny Honda that was the direct predecessor of the Civic. I was only five foot seven back then and skinny. I filled up that front seat and there was no way that my father would fit in that car. However, I was intrigued with it. I ignored the Cougar, the Marquis and the Lincoln that were prominently displayed in that showroom. The Honda seemed well-built, despite its diminutive stature. I was already fascinated with small cars that promised to deliver more with less. I still admire small cars that are thoughtfully engineered to meet specific goals related to size, weight, performance, fuel economy, price, function, quality, reliability, appearance, etc. The VW Beetle, the Citroen 2CV, the Fiat 500 and the Austin Mini are cars that nailed the target and delivered what was desired in a subcompact. Evidently Honda successfully found the niche for the Civic, then the Accord, the Prelude, the Odyssey and many others.
  13. Event Title: The Great Kantucky Ridge Run 2019 Event Author: Jim_75Sahara Event Date: 09/21/2019 0830 Meet at the gas station in Wilder, KY at 0830. Lunch at Blue Licks State Park lodge. Overnight in Maysville, KY. Quality Inn has rooms available. (Ph 606-759-5696) The Hampton Inn is now booked solid. We will dine somewhere in Maysville that evening.... Next year: back to Sabbathsong Farm and the Boatmans! The Great Kantucky Ridge Run 2019
  14. Meet at the gas station in Wilder, KY at 0830. Lunch at Blue Licks State Park lodge. Overnight in Maysville, KY. Quality Inn has rooms available. (Ph 606-759-5696) The Hampton Inn is now booked solid. We will dine somewhere in Maysville that evening.... Next year: back to Sabbathsong Farm and the Boatmans!


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