Summer Meet 2016

Hey all, it’s that time of year. We’re looking to meet in PA this time for our more northern members to make it easier than Baltimore. Probably in Mid July. I’ll keep you posted as plans come together. But let’s assume for our southern members to met here in Baltimore and road trip up together.

Edit: plans are for Sunday, July 10 at noon at Valley Forge Park in PA. We can meet up here at MD House rest stop on I95 at, say, 9:00 am and tour up there.

 

https://goo.gl/maps/8u2mGrhAUZB2

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

Fall Meet 2010

Looks like we have a date and time for the Fall E38 meet with the NY, NJ, and PA guys, up at Valley Forge PA, Oct. 3rd. It’s a good central location to have a meet, then we can cruise to dinner locally.

Valley Forge meet

Sign in here and let me know if you can make it. Also, I’d like to have a late summer local meet at Owings Mills Mall on a weekday evening in September before the PA meet. Let me know what days would be good for everyone.

Chris

Click here for a map to the parking lot with address.