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BMW i | Born Electric

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What an amazing automobile!  Needless to say this in a glance into the not too distant future.  BMW’s new i series, tag name: Born Electric.  Leave it to the engineers at BMW to envision what I drive in my dreams, and bringing to the now.  This carbon fiber and composite computer on wheels will run seamlessly with your smartphone. While taking you where you want to go in style and comfort, without the carbon footprint.  I look forward to the i series hitting the streets, and will be a my local dealer well before the cars are on the showroom floor.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 4, 2011 at 8:04 am

B & T Coins and Militaria

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I was driving through Jacksonville, Florida and I found this great shop.  B&T Coins & Militaria is the kind of place that makes me love the coin business.  When the term small business was coined, no pun intended, they were talking about companies like this.  Run by the owner/operator, BJ and his Daughter, he some good coins, but even better militaria.  Stop on in if you in the neighborhood and take a look at the fascinating items he has on display.

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BMW ART CARS

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The BMW ART CARS have always been a fascination of mine.  I can remember seeing them as a young lad and wondering what had someone done to these cars.  Now that I am older and wiser I can see the beauty, the history, and the statement these cars make.  Seventeen cars in total, the vision a French race car driver had in 1975 would become an iconic run of masterpieces.  BMWdrives is a great site to visit and view all the ART CARS, and to find out anything and everything there is to know about BMW.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 18, 2011 at 2:18 am

February 17, 1972 Beetle Outruns Model T

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This was a monumental day in 1972.  I was about to turn three years old, and the classic Model T was outrun in terms of production by the Volkswagen Beetle.  To this day it is the worldwide longest-running and most-manufactured automobile of a single design platform.  The color of that record-breaking car was a special one, called Marathon Blue.  Volkswagen celebrated this milestone by producing a number of special edition cars for the world market.  Volkswagen donated the 15-millionth Volkswagen Beetle manufactured, bearing serial number 1,122,500,715 to the Smithsonian Institution.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 17, 2011 at 8:08 am

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Bavarian Motor Works | BMW | Munich, Germany

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This is mission control for BMW.  I have been a fan of German cars since my teens.  I am a true American, but have always enjoyed the German influence on the automobile.  I have worked for Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, and BMW.  I drive a BMW X5, which was made in South Carolina.  I was friends with a previous CEO of BMW North America, and the founding CEO of Porsche Cars North America,.  He was a big influence on me and the decisions I have made in my life.  I hope to visit this building some day, I’m sure the experience will be surreal.

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January 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Road Trips Now and Then.

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Going through my photos I came across one that I can replicate almost to the T, I am at the same place I was 18 years ago on a similar road trip. In 1992 my brother Lawrence and I road tripped  from the S.F. Bay area to Cleveland, Ohio, my home town.  I hope you remember Fahrvergnügen. We made the journey in my 1990 VW Corrado G60 .  My good friends let us stay at their place and we took this photo. Well the car is still silver, just a little larger and a few more horsepower.  Time might not stand still, but these photos speak a thousand words.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 12, 2010 at 12:08 am

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