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  1. Thanks for coming, it was great seeing you; let's keep the 2002 community active in WNY!
  2. A big thanks to Mike Self, who came out to Rochester last weekend and gave a talk to the Genessee Valley Chapter. We started the day at a club member's house, and had about 35 people show up with everything from a new 530e plug-in hybrid to a 1969 2002 with an automatic transmission and 15,000 original miles. We also had a gaggle of Tourings, including variants from e30, e46, and e90, and a couple of z3 and z4 roadsters. After folks had time to check out all the cool cars, and to stock up on coffee, bagels, and donuts, Mike chauffeured me in my e46 Touring so I could navigate a short drive for us through the hills to get to The Little Speed Shop , who graciously opened up for us on Saturday and let us set up a BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) lecture in their repair bay. After Mike's talk, the discussion continued in the parking lot until we finally had to pry Mike away from the 2002s to take him to lunch.
  3. Event Title: Mike Self Talk & Drive Event Author: Ian Event Date: 06/22/2019 12:00 AM GVC BMW CCA is pleased to announce that Mike Self, the noted coumnist for the Roundel, and long-time BMW owner will give us a talk about his Bimmer adventures entitled, "A Half Century with BMWs Old and New." Mike bought his first BMW in 1969, when he picked up his first 2002, Wolfgang. Since then MIke added to his fleet, including a second 2002 (a 1973 2002 named Ludwig) and an e30 (a 1991 318is named Georg Friederich). In addition, Mike has test-driven newer Bimmers for the Roundel, and taken them on multiple cross-cointry trips. Mike also has an ecelctic automtive collection of cars that originated in places other than Munich, including Fiat Topolinis (Benito & Luigi), Renault 4CVs (Anatole, Lucky Pierre, Brigette) & Kermit, the Bugeye Sprite. Mike will talk about how he became involved with BMWs and some of his adventures with his '02s and E30s, and some Road Trip sagas: a couple of cross country trips in X1s, and four trips to Florida in press pool BMW convertibles. And even a bit about attending Press Intros in interesting places near and far. We'll start the mornign at Joe Ajavon's garage for coffee, bagels, and investigate Joe's own collection, which includes varoius flavors of Bimmers including an e30 M3, an e28 M5, a few Alpina cars, and even an old E-Type Jaguar. Then at 11:00 we'll do a short drive thorugh the back-roads to The Little Speed Shop to hear Mike's talk at noon. Mike's talk will be BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair). Afterwords we will go out for beer and burgers at Genessee Brewery. You are welcome to join us at Joe's or meet up with us at TLSS. Please RSVP Ian Dickerson at [email protected] for directions to Joe's garage and so we can estimate how many to expect for coffee and bagels. More info here: GVC Website Mike Self Talk & Drive
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    Mike Self Talk & Drive

    GVC BMW CCA is pleased to announce that Mike Self, the noted coumnist for the Roundel, and long-time BMW owner will give us a talk about his Bimmer adventures entitled, "A Half Century with BMWs Old and New." Mike bought his first BMW in 1969, when he picked up his first 2002, Wolfgang. Since then MIke added to his fleet, including a second 2002 (a 1973 2002 named Ludwig) and an e30 (a 1991 318is named Georg Friederich). In addition, Mike has test-driven newer Bimmers for the Roundel, and taken them on multiple cross-cointry trips. Mike also has an ecelctic automtive collection of cars that originated in places other than Munich, including Fiat Topolinis (Benito & Luigi), Renault 4CVs (Anatole, Lucky Pierre, Brigette) & Kermit, the Bugeye Sprite. Mike will talk about how he became involved with BMWs and some of his adventures with his '02s and E30s, and some Road Trip sagas: a couple of cross country trips in X1s, and four trips to Florida in press pool BMW convertibles. And even a bit about attending Press Intros in interesting places near and far. We'll start the mornign at 9:00 am Joe Ajavon's garage for coffee, bagels, and investigate Joe's own collection, which includes varoius flavors of Bimmers including an e30 M3, an e28 M5, a few Alpina cars, and even an old E-Type Jaguar. Then at 11:00 we'll do a short drive thorugh the back-roads to The Little Speed Shop to hear Mike's talk at noon. Mike's talk will be BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair). Afterwords we will go out for beer and burgers at Genessee Brewery. You are welcome to join us at Joe's or meet up with us at TLSS. Please RSVP Ian Dickerson at [email protected] for directions to Joe's garage and so we can estimate how many to expect for coffee and bagels. More info here: GVC Website
  5. Thanks guys, I will pass the compliments on to my daughter. She is looking to produce posters of these two designs to add to her portfolio, albeit without the band reference in the second pic. I'll post back when she has some available. I'm unsure of poster sizing, any suggestions?
  6. We are getting off topic. But as long as we are already there:
  7. My daughter had to design a record cover for a graphic design class. Guess what her inspiration was?
  8. Check Fastenal, they are supposed to have pretty good shipping rates.
  9. I agree with most of the sentiments, but honestly, my love of the 2002 comes from the car and my fellow nutters, both virtual (on this board) and local. I don't set much emotional quotient from the eBay/Craigslist listings. As the years go by parts will by definition become harder to come by. And the interweb does indeed add to the confusion. But we used to have the same problems with disreputable sellers when we were mailing checks and getting stuff by UPS or Greyhound. The being said, I've also gotten some great deals on parts from Latvia, so they aren't all scammers, they may just have a bigger pile of deceased 2002's without the market that the US represents.
  10. Bisimoto will build you a nice 1000 hp Odyssey: https://www.autoblog.com/2013/11/06/bisimoto-2014-honda-odyssey-sema-2013/
  11. S14's are cool in 2002s. Back in 1995 when I did this swap BMW CCA had a "valuation advisor" for determining insurance rates. When I called and told him I had swapped in an S14, he was so appalled he practically screamed "jesus, why don't you just put in a Buick engine!".
  12. I've had one that looks identical to yours for many years. Have they gone NLA? Either way, these are a great idea and really help keep your car cool and dash crack-free. They are a bit pricey, but last forever.
  13. I saw Fred's car at the Glen in May, and it was indeed hauling the mail! The slide throttle was very impressive.I plan to take him up on the offer of a ride in June


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