SoCal Vintage BMW Auto Meet 2011

This was back on October 29th, 2011.
Wow. What can i say. LOTS of cars. Lots of NICE cars. It was great seeing all the 2002s and 1600s there.
Here is a flicker gallery of some of the ones that caught my eye. Of course i shot way more photos… but i had to edit.
Prior to the event, i talked to the coordinators about adding motorcycles next year. They really want to do it… so stay tuned. Hopefully Vintage BMW bikes will be there in 2012.

BMW 2002 Mobile Tradition Restoration Video

Talk about a restoration done the right way!  It helps if you are the guys who originally designed the car!




 

Their spare parts warehouse is my version of a candy store.



 
After parting out one of these last summer, and spending countless hours working on my old 2002, and current 2002, i can say that all the parts look very familiar….

This is about as ‘brand new’ as you can get. I wonder how much they want for it? ha ha…

My 1971 BMW 2002

(she was titled in 1972 though)

I’ll be adding information and progress as i tinker with my car too. Surprisingly, the car isn’t too different than the motorcycle. They share some of the same electronic components and are very simple vehicles. I’m currently in the middle of adding an alarm to the car with progressive door lock actuators.  It will be great to lock and unlock the car via a remote.  The keys for the car are very old, thin and flimsy so having the ability to lock the car without the key will lessen the chance of breaking the key off in the lock.

The car also suffered a massive dent in the rear due to some idiot on her cell phone.  My daughter and i were fine but i had to live without the car for 6 months while the repairs were made.  They did an AMAZING job and i had the whole car painted .  I’ve had the car back  for a few months now and been fiddling and tweaking it to get it back to daily driver status.

Here is a photo of the car before the accident, on her first surf trip about a year or so ago.

Her name is Betty