The E34 that became mine

All the previous cars were long gone by the time I could afford to indulge my hobby. However, the E12 had been sold off and replaced with one of the very first E34 I’d ever seen. It was an ’89 525i 5-speed. I was incredibly impressed with how far the E34 had advanced beyond the…

The E12 that lasted almost forever

Our next Bavarian was an E12 – the original 5-series. Ours was a pretty late model, an ’81 528i 5-speed in Polaris (silver) over blue vinyl. This car was an important part of growing up for many reasons. I finally left the back seat, it was the first BMW I ever drove, and it was…

The ’02 that started it all…

I’m blaming all this on my Father. He’s the one that got me hooked. It started in the 70s, when he brought home a brand-new Malaga red 2002. The only option it had was air conditioning. Fabulous little car. Mum still maintains that it was the most entertaining car she’s ever driven. My favorite memory…

First post!

Just a placeholder, until I get some lovely BMW stuff up on the blog later this week. We’re up and online though, and that’s more than half the battle. My father enjoyed BMWs. He enjoyed the near-anonymity of the brand and the camaraderie of our dealer’s garage. For years we flashed our headlights at other…