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  1. That was fast! Does that same couple want to bid on your next car for sale as well?
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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!
  8. It is ON. I meant to post it here sooner. Life gets in the way sometimes. The date: Saturday, SEPTEMBER 21st. This time, it's a one-day event. We will meet at our traditional meeting point, the gas station in Wilder, KY at 0830. We will proceed from there. Lunch will be at the Blue Licks State Park lodge. We will have dinner in Maysville, KY that evening. I have reservations for the night at the Hampton Inn on the AA Highway in Maysville, but I hear that they are now booked solid. There is another option: the nearby Quality Inn has rooms. (Phone: 606-759-5696) Jason is working up a route for us, so get ready to rumble! Next fall, we plan to return to Sabbathsong Farm with the Boatmans. Our 10 year anniversary edition sorta fell through. This should be a fun run nonetheless.
  9. A Sahara big bumper car! All right! Good for you. The closest I have been to a family vacation using my 2002 was when I took my wife and my son to Watkins Glen, NY for the annual Vintagefest there. It was a great trip and my 02 did not let me down. I have had good luck on all of my longer road trips, actually. On shorter trips around town, I've had a hose failure and a water pump failure, but that wasn't too bad over the course of 15+ years!
  10. Safety colors. No. I have come very close to being hit in bright red cars and even in a Golf 2002. If you're not looking, you won't see the brightest car anyhow. Photo below shows me before I was old enough to drive dad's pride and joy, but hey....later on I drove it with great gusto.
  11. Thank you to Frank and Denise Greppo! Thanks also to the legions of volunteers who made it all happen. I had a great time introducing Wil Tinker and Dirk Rasmussen to the 2019 version of Vintage at Saratoga. ( - - which they LOVED) We couldn't find a room at a reasonable rate in Saratoga Springs, so we got rooms at a Days Inn in Albany. (not a long commute anyway) Great to see friends and to make new ones! We will be back...
  12. OMG, Barney!!! That's a museum piece. You're going to get a call from Munich, saying they want their tii back!! DAMN. Excellent job! Mary and I will be in Austin in February. I hope to connect with you and Tori then! I will miss MidAmerica 02 Fest next April. We will be on a Viking River cruise then... SALUTE!
  13. If I wasn't working full-time, I might have joined Mike for that trip. It's nice to have him living so close to me. Lotsa help with my 02!


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