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Old 07-21-2015, 01:11 AM   #21
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For the first time in a long time, I can say that things are good. There will always be a few things that need to be tinkered with, but that's the true joy of being the caretaker of a car like Clara. She isn't perfect, but neither am I. And we work through things together, getting stronger each and every time.

The Vintage was an amazing event as always. If you haven't had the pleasure, add it to your bucket list. And it's not even the cars. The people are some of the most genuine, down to earth folk you will ever meet. Doesn't matter if you have a CSL coupe fresh from a bare metal restoration or a tired E30 vert with the worst interior in the entire world.





































She does clean up nice.

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Old 07-21-2015, 01:33 AM   #22
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We also had the pleasure of attending a local meet called Timmayfest in June. It had more of a late model focus, but much like the vintage it was still an amazing time. One of the personal highlights for me was the dyno day on Friday at IPS Motorsports.




Engines just don't sound like this anymore.


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I've got the dyno plot at the shop, but she put down a very respectable 235 whp and 225 wtrq. Considering the stock numbers were around 254 at the crank, it's safe to say Heidi's old heart is still beating very strong.


Then on Saturday there was the general show for BMW's, Mercedes and Exotics.

The elder's showing the younger's how it's done:

























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Old 07-27-2015, 11:29 AM   #23
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You do have one amazing car. and you're right, nothing sounds as good as what they use to make.
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:44 PM   #24
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Thanks! I also heard through the grape vine that another OhioBimmer member picked up an e28 M. Looks like we have good taste.
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