Posts Tagged ‘events’

Rivertown Gear Busters Off-Season Dinner, January 2018. Lots of car knowledge–and lots of fun–in this community.

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We enjoyed helping out again at a local charity car show with our fellow mechanic friends from Crossroads Wheels.

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People have said, “An IKEA car!” when seeing the photo of our project car spread out on the driveway. Our family knows IKEA very well; back in 2008, we camped out for the opening of the first IKEA store in Ohio. (Ohio’s second IKEA store will open tomorrow on June 6, 2017, in Columbus.) Below…

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We’re starting a seven-week run of work nights on our car, aiming for the high goal of The Vintage to keep us focused. Tonight we’ll kick things off by trying to get the engine started for the first time. Leading up to this, we’ve changed oil and plugs, checked and adjusted the valves, removed the…

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Had a great time yesterday at the Rivertown Gear Busters’ “Trunk Pop ’02 Swap,” hosted by Jason Gipson. A highlight of the day was watching a steering wheel swap performed in a few minutes in the middle of the street. I was thrilled to purchase a bunch of parts for $100 total. (Some were free;…

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Attended our first BMW CCA Buckeye Chapter meeting at M Works Garage in Cincinnati. It was fun to meet people, see the garage, and talk about our project. Thanks to Brian and Kaitlin at M Works for hosting. We’re looking forward to Sarah attending a BMW CCA / Tire Rack Street Survival course.

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Enjoyed my first opportunity as a volunteer judge at the 2016 “Rollin’ on the River” Charity Car Show. (Crossroads Wheels volunteers were asked to be judges this year.) All of the cars were fantastic, but I had no time to photograph. One that I did get was this amazing Camaro, full of modifications both performance…

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Sarah and I had a great trip to The Vintage 2016, a gathering of Vintage BMWs in North Carolina. We went as spectators, but someday will go as participants! • photos • video

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We had a Project Launch Party after overhauling our garage. Friends and family came to check out the car, and Sarah got to sit in her first ’02. The garage overhaul took two months and involved much cleaning, six gallons of primer/sealer paint, and the installation of LED ceiling lights. Fun features include a stereo…

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