Friday, May 29, 2009

Vintage at the Vineyards 2009

Last weekend (May 22-24) I participated in the yearly Vintage at the Vineyards event in Dobson, NC. I drove the E21 Baur from Atlanta and back and, except for a fuel pump relay on Friday's drive, it behaved well.

This has become THE premier event for vintage BMW's in the U.S., if not the entire world. There were close to 300 cars registered, and, in addition to the exhibition at the Shelton Vineyards, there were drives through the beautiful North Carolina countryside all three days.

Here are some of the photos I took at the event:

Touring update for the end of May

Rear flares were test-fitted and it looks like they will cover all the rusty part in the quarter panels that will be cut away. Welding should start within the next week or so. It will be nice to see metal being added to the car rather than being cut off!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Work on the touring has begun!

Last weekend I took a short trip to Atlanta to see The Mitty vintage races at Road Atlanta, and to check out the work on the touring. It turns out that I spent most of the time moving my daughter's belongings to her new apartment, but that's another story for another blog.

I was able to spend a couple of hours at the race track and check out the cars. Didn't get to see any actual racing, though.

Pics can be seen here:

On the touring subject, it has been dismantled almost completely. Lots of hidden rust and much work to be done, but I am confident that it will turn out nice once all is said and done.

Here's how it looks now:

I will be traveling to Atlanta again on May 16 and will post pictures of how it has progressed then.