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Old 04-04-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default My ti - Roundel Article - April 2012

Dear Friends,
There is never enough coverage of our beloved E36 ti in any automotive magazine. I took a stab at writing an article and it was printed in BMW CCA's April 2012 Roundel Magazine.

http://roundel.imirus.com/Mpowered/i...ssue=4&page=70

The editor, Satch Carlson, reduced my article slightly and changed some of my words. He used less than half the photos I submitted. He also thought I have an M44. I have an M42. Still the article came out nice - a tribute to our cars! I'm grateful the article was printed. Enjoy. --Stan
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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I guess I should read the thing.
Good thing you mention www.318ti.org
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #3
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that looks great!!! I didn't know you had the hella panel on the back

great car, congrats on the feature!
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:33 PM   #4
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love it
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #5
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Awesome, can't wait for my issue!
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:09 PM   #6
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Great article, Stan, and congratulations! Would love to see it at Bimmerfest...
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:00 AM   #7
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Love the steering wheel!
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:47 PM   #8
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I just got mine yesterday, hadn't even opened it before I saw this
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:22 PM   #9
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What a great issue of Roundel, M Coupe and ti love!
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:48 AM   #10
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Nice Ti and congrats on getting the article published! 318ti.org represent
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:56 AM   #11
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This showing my lack of tech savy, but can anyone tell me how to save a single article from the roundel or any online magazine in the form of a PDF? The way 1996_328ti did above with the article on Stan's car.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:54 AM   #12
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Great article, Stan, and Satch's edits are not obvious to me. I've been a CCA member since 1990, but just bought my ti this August and I had missed your article. I'll try and "ride" on it and sent Roundel a letter & see if I can get another 318ti.org plug in there. Ironically, we tested a ti in 1996 when it was new car time, but bought a 328is instead because the 4-door was a requirement. Now I've got a nice Boston Green (photos to follow) and it is about the same fun level as my tii was years ago, and time for some gentle mod's.
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Nice article! I'm by no means an expert in cars. In fact, I wouldn't the first thing about servicing a car, however I bought my first car a few months ago. From the first time I test drove it, I was in love with it. A shining black, 2002 model 318ti. All black leather interior, the back seat leather was still in original condition, and the front in very respectable condition. The ODO read 150,000km, a reasonable distance driven for a 10 year old car, and it's previous owner had that same passion for the car in which I have recently been instilled with. He was quite emotional letting it go, but seeing as though he 'upgraded' to a late model Peugeot, he couldnt justify keeping the Beemer. It wasn't, though, in perfect condition. A few cosmetic issues needed attending to. First and most obvious was the front badge. Like a knight without it's armour, the car's badge has been mostly scratched off, leaving a silver circle with the feint engraving of BMW remaining. That, along with a rear window which needed re-tinting, wiper jets that didnt work, a power window switch that was broken, and very poor and rusted looking bolts holding the wheels on, I managed to negotiate the car down to (what I thought) was a bargain price. After the papers were signed over, and the keys handed to me, I assured the seller I would take care of it, and I drove off. With my brother in the passengers seat, my first drive was a scary one. Not wanting to do anything to harm my new investment, I drove home as if I was my 80 year old grandfather. Now I have fixed some of the pressing issues that came with the car, I have gained my confidence and have started to allow myself to truly appreciate the joy of driving such a special car.
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Great article and your car is SWEEEEEET!!!

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i know this is old but just wanted to say how awesome your car is
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