The Name

Fountain Square is home to Cincinnati’s iconic statue. The fountain was made in Munich in 1871.

Roundie is a nickname for this BMW model, due to the round tail lights. Our car was also made in Munich, 100 years later in 1971.

The Car

Read about the BMW 2002 model in this very famous review and at Wikipedia.

Our car is a 1971 BMW 2002 with a VIN of 2571026. Here's more background on when we got our car with photos from the start of the project.

The Crew

Eric is a designer who likes cars. This is his first roundie. Back in the 1990s, he had a 1976 BMW 2002 “squaretail” (later models had square tail lights) which he took on a fun roadtrip.

Sarah is always up for a good project.

The cat watches… and watches.

Timeline Summary

2016: Car purchase and delivery, garage cleanup, research and parts gathering

2017: Website, engine work, disassembly

2018: Subframe repair

Project Objectives

  1. Have Fun
  2. Meet People
  3. Safety Third >
  4. Ultimately Drive

Mechanical Objectives

  1. Make it go.
  2. Make it stop.
  3. Make a plan!
  4. ___?___