Summer Meet 2017

Yup, it’s about that time. Fun driving roads, good food, great friends. August is the month, so get ready. First Sunday in August, the 6th. We’ll gather at Security Square Mall at 1pm and tour to lunch at the Full Moon Pub after hitting some twisty backroads along the way. Join us!

 

Summer Meet 2015

It’s that time. Summer Meet 2015 is almost upon us. This year it’s August 29, from 1:00 pm until whenever. This time the meet will be starting at the Owings Mills Mall on the east side of the mall (over by JC Penneys)

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.4054173,-76.7904581,18z?hl=en

Easy to get to from I-795. We will be there for a couple hours, then caravan to “dinner”

2015

Hope to see many 7s there this year!

Back in an E38

After a couple years of not being in a 7 series, I’ve got another one. This time it’s a 2001 740i Sport. Anthracite over black, it’s a beauty. I’ve wanted this combination since 2001 when I first saw one this color.  It’s a later ’01 with the widescreen nav, to which I’ve added a Grom Aux/USB/Bluetooth adapter to do handsfree calling and stream music from my phone. I also added angel eyes, and a little bit of flair in a couple small carbon fiber accents.

I love cars. But…

I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger’s hobby. They’re always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money… until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

Winter update

Well, not much happening in Midatlantic7s this winter. But, I did manage to locate a replacement engine for my own E38, out in Ogden UT, of all places. Came out of a wrecked ’98 with 72k miles on it. Now comes the process of swapping out all the new parts from my old engine onto this one, and replacing a few gaskets as well, to make sure that the new one will last another hundred thousand miles. Aaron and harry have already said they would assist in the swap, as will my lovely wife (who has no problems diving in and getting her hands dirty). I’ll be sure to document every bit of the engine replacement so any of you who end up in a similar situation can follow along easily.

Fall update

Well, it’s been a rough summer. Before Hurricane Irene came through, my own 740iL died a horrible death at the hands of Mother Nature. It sucked up water when going through what turned out to be a deep puddle in an intersection and now needs a new engine. It sits in the garage waiting for spring when I can get to doing a swap with a replacement. During the same time period, Harry (audiavant) had an accident with his silver Shorty Sporty and totaled it. However he’s already replaced it with a newer black Sport model, so congrats to him, in a sense! Hopefully fall and winter find you all well and we can resume meets in the spring with a new outlook and some new cars!

Chris

July Mini Meet

Watch this space for info on the upcoming mini-meet in July. Starting point will again be the Security Square parking lot on the north side (by Security Blvd) at 1pm. Sunday the 17th. Open to all BMWs. Short meet followed by tour to dinner.

Weekday meet

Anyone up for a weekeday evening meet? Just a quick gathering before the Big Bimmerfest weekend?

I was thinking a Thursday or Friday at Sonic over on Liberty Road. Chime in and let me know what day works best for you. Maybe we can even do multiple ones so everyone can attend one.

 

Chris

Shop Talk

Hi!

While many of us tend to be DIY’ers and work on our own cars, often it’s just better to let a pro handle it.

In order to better serve the local E38 community, this is going to be a list of independent BMW specialists and other shops that can help you out. If you have had good or bad luck with any shop in your area from Pennsylvania to Virginia, post that info here. Hopefully this will end up being a great resource for local owners. If you have a shop and want to let people know about it, post here, as well.