I remember the line from the Thin Lizzy song, “told them you were livin’ downtown, driving all the old men crazy.” Oddly, just after my neighbor Amos passed at 94 years old, another old guy down the street popped up and it wasn’t me. And this one didn’t like cars, […]
The Old Guy in the Neighborhood – Part 1
Seems like yesterday that I pulled into town with my 85 320i Euro E30. It had a small two-liter six, and no air conditioning, so getting out of Scottsdale in July was a great thing indeed. This lightweight, perky car was really suited to the tree lined, twisty roads and […]
Why I love the i3, or… five great things about BEV
For those of you not familiar, BEV is not a lovely lady, but a Battery Electric Vehicle. I.e. an EV that is not a hybrid, but powered only by a rechargeable battery. I currently own a 2017 BMW i3 BEV, as opposed to BMW’s REX (range extender model) that uses […]
Life after DCT…or how I learned to Love the Paddle.
I had not yet received my 2011 Z4 35is, and it was already creating excitement. It was not necessarily the kind of excitement that the anticipation of taking ownership of an awesome BMW Roadster would usually bring though. It started like this: When I had decided to fill the space […]