Archive for October, 2015

BMWotD – 1995 e34 5 series V12 6spd Conversion

Here’s a unique car that is up for sale in the Burlington, KY, area. The owner/seller could just as well call it a 550i; it’s a 5-series with a 5-liter V12 engine under the hood.

BMWotD — 1984 Albina B9 3.5

It’s been a while since I posted a BMW of the Day, and this one caught my fancy. Price; stratospherically out of reach at $39,990. But for this particular example, it’s probably worth it. An extremely well done restoration, and it doesn’t look like it’s been driven much at all since then. Cars are not […]

BMWotD — Chris Harris on the M5

Confession time; I have no idea who Chris Harris is or why I found this video of his, but what I do know is that he is dead on about the M5. Some day…

The Music of The Nürburgring

( Cars! andFun! )

Speaking of the BMW M1, here’s a great video on YouTube. Click the full-screen button, slip on some headphones (or crank the speakers up uncomfortably loud!), and enjoy the ride. That Hans Wagner is one heck of a driver, and the M1 Procar is one heck of a car.

A Cheapskate’s Paint Job — The Final Product

This is the third and maybe final installment in my Cheapskate’s Paint Job series (click here for Part 1, and here for Part 2.) One thing is for sure; the “$50 Paint Job” is a bit of a misnomer; it’s a paint job alright, but I’m pretty sure I passed the $50 mark not too […]

What Are The Chances…

Had a weird one happen yesterday… Caleb & I drove up to the Twin Cities to go to the Mall of America & goof around a bit. Actually, the Mall thing was more of a secondary excuse for going there, as I’d arranged to buy some needed BMW parts from a guy in St. Paul […]

BMWotD — 1986 Dinan M5

This car is awesome. Flat out awesome. 1986 BMW M5. European specification model. Only 24,000 original miles! This superb example features flawless “Diamond black” paint with gorgeous brown water buffalo leather. With only one owner from new, this Dinan-prepared M5 features an inter-cooled turbocharger and Borla stainless exhaust system, the combination of which produces an […]

A Cheapskate’s Paint Job, Part II

Well, I’m a few days and five coats of paint into my Cheapskate’s Paint Job, and things are looking… OK. Not wonderful, but not terrible either; just OK. In my last post about the paint job, I had two coats on it. Those runs & drips turned out to be something of an issue, and […]

A Cheapskate’s Paint Job

To read the rest of the story and see the final product in pictures, click here and here. Enjoy! When I bought my BMW 528e in January, one of its more obvious deficiencies was the paint; one of the previous owners had had it resprayed for what must have been a good reason, but whoever […]

Another BMW Update

( Cars! andPCH )

It’s been over a month since I last posted about stuff I’ve done with the BMW, so it’s time for an update. Not that I’ve done a lot, but I have done some. A couple of Saturday’s ago I finally got around to installing a couple of the parts I’ve been gathering for the last […]