Karosserie Baur, based in Stuttgart, Germany, has been involved in open-top BMWs since the 1930s. Fast-forward four or so decades, to 1971, and Baur had replaced their 1600-2 and 2002 … Continue Reading 1985 BMW 323i Baur TC2: Convertible Top Musings And Repair
Or, I Owned an Aircooled 911 Targa for a Year and It Didn’t Suck As a child of the 1970s and 1980s, the big, impact bumper (or “G-body”) Porsche 911 … Continue Reading Scratching the Aircooled 911 Itch
Anyone who has spent any time perusing TTS can tell that we are generally partial to German cars – or at least European, as I do like the occasional Italian.. … Continue Reading Fleet Update: Turning Japanese
A different kind of Porsche, indeed – and it’s sitting on the right-hand side of my garage as I write this. This is arguably the first production four-door Porsche – built … Continue Reading Fleet Update: A Different Kind of Porsche
Regular readers of TTS will understand – while we prognosticate at great length on vehicles we are stupid enough to purchase – rarely do we actually purchase any or all … Continue Reading TTS, Apparently: The New Kid In The Garage
There’s change afoot here at TTS. The biggest change and most noticeable will include some more frequent posting. This once-a-quarter pattern isn’t really working for us, although traffic has remained remarkably … Continue Reading Change is in the Air…..
One of the most asked questions of “car” people, second to “What kind of car should I buy?” and “How much do you think x will cost to fix?” is, “What … Continue Reading What Should Junior Drive?
Regular readers will have sorted that I’ve bought a Porsche. It was not a move that I took lightly, nor was it a spur of the moment thing predicated by … Continue Reading Fleet Update: 2000 Porsche 986 Boxster – Oh, Hell Yes.
When I first started this missive, I was waiting for a call from a local independent repair shop to let me know Trinity, our 2004 Toyota Matrix XRS-6, could come … Continue Reading Fleet Update: Just Let It Go
We at TTS have a history of wrenching on our cars. My cohort has schlepped Fiat engines and can probably install European headlights on a Mercedes-Benz W123 in his sleep … Continue Reading Fleet Update: A Quieter, Happier Blower Motor
So I have been driving a Kia Optima for approximately 10 months now, and despite my grumblings about it while extolling the virtues of AMG E55 ownership, it has been … Continue Reading Fleet Update: 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid – 10 Months and Counting…..
I have this awful habit of buying old cars in varying state of disrepair with delusions of making them perfect while at the same time hardly spending a dime in … Continue Reading Fleet Update: Perfection or Patina?
(Yes, it’s been a long summer bereft of posts. Forgive me. Summer is short here in the North Woods, and I was out enjoying it!) As some of you may … Continue Reading Fleet Roulette
I hate when life gets in the way of solid blogging, but that’s just the way it’s been lately. I’m actually somewhat amazed at how much has changed since my … Continue Reading Fleet Update: Building Memories
We have made no secret here about being station wagon geeks. In an unholy land of minivans and SUVs, station wagons appeal to our TTS sensibilities thanks to a combination … Continue Reading Fleet Update: I Swear They Just Follow Me Home!!
Occasionally here at TTS we’ll feature a guest columnist. Usually, it’s someone we know, or at least someone we like. Here’s one from our buddy Dale. As he continues to … Continue Reading Guest Columnist! Meet Dale And His BMW 328is