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
We at TTS spend a lot (a LOT) of time looking at classified ads for cars – just like we know a lot of you do. Some of us <ahem!> have … Continue Reading How to Sell Your Car in the 2020s, during COVID-19, and Beyond
If history teaches us anything, it’s that we humans forget things – even bad things – pretty quickly. You might argue it has something to do with our resilience as … Continue Reading The Car Geek Life, During And After COVID-19
In a world where sketchy Fiat 850 Spiders are selling for nearly US$10 Grand, there are few classic European roadsters that can still be bought for that amount in anything … Continue Reading 1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500: Still Attainable… For Now
I visited an old friend last night – and before you start asking me about social distancing, mask-wearing, and all that, it wasn’t that kind of visit. David E. Davis, … Continue Reading Of Mad Men and Their Machines
Like most people *everywhere*, there is a good chance that due to the Coronavirus health crisis you find yourself these days with a little more time on your hands and … Continue Reading Car Geekery During COVID-19
As far back as I can remember, I wanted to write for car magazines. Heck, I think I started flipping through my dad’s Car & Driver and Road & Track magazines when I … Continue Reading A Peek Behind the Curtain…
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?
So spring (or summer, apparently) has sprung – at least in the Mid-Atlantic region, but also throughout much of the rest of the country, from what I hear. What that … Continue Reading Top Down Fun: Nine Convertibles for Ten Grand or Less
Last week’s trip to Europe has me contemplating all sorts of next moves related to the things automotive in my life. Really, there are 2 considerations: upgrade the Accord Hybrid … Continue Reading TTS: Five Fun Cars Near the Bottom of the Depreciation Curve
My wife and I were married fifteen years ago this year – the happiest years of my life. We’ve had two wonderful children, seen each other build healthy careers, and … Continue Reading Find them for Yourself: Where do the Cool Cars Come From?
A few months ago I had the pleasure of sitting next to the U.S. brand manager for Audi’s motorsports program on an overnight flight to Munich. He was off to … Continue Reading Dieseling Down: Why Can’t I buy the Diesel Car I Want in the US?
I have owned the 1993 Miata for exactly a week, and I am pleased to report that so far is so good with it – that is to say there … Continue Reading Fleet Update: Bonding with the 1993 MX-5 Miata
As I get older, I remember less and less. But I remember vividly Tuesday, March 27, 2007 – the day I first drove the Nürburgring. I flew in to London’s … Continue Reading Nürburgring Nordschleife: Mecca for Motorheads
Essen, Germany isn’t really much to look at. It is somewhat typical of many cities in der Vaterland, having been bombed-out during the second World War and rebuilt using one … Continue Reading Cool Car Places: Techno Classica Essen
As motoring enthusiasts, we all love a good car place – be it a race track, a museum, a car show, or even just an interesting dealership. We think it … Continue Reading Cool Car Places: Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Irvine, CA