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A Look at Auburn's Fall Auction

A Look at Auburn's Fall Auction

Happy September!  We're in one of my favorite times of the year!  I love the transition between summer and fall!  And it means that we're cruising around Auburn to check out all of the cars in the auction and car corrals for sale!  The weather was great for our weekend trip this year, and the boys had fun riding around on the golf cart!  The sky was filled with picture perfect fluffy white clouds, and I put them in the background of as many photos as I could!  I'll be sharing a few here on the blog today, and I'll put the whole gallery on the Reggie's Motorworks Facebook page!  ... read more

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Car Show

What do Auburn, Blogging, and Burgers Have in Common?

What do Auburn, Blogging, and Burgers Have in Common?

Welcome back to our bi-weekly blog! Reggie here, still buzzing from that event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. What a great time with the great people from MORPCA and of course our local PCA and Hoosier BMW! Before we get into today's post, please note that we will be closed on Monday, September 3rd, in observance of Labor Day.  Fun Fact: We pulled these photos from the archives of Reggie's phone, circa 2014, Auburn!  This week, I’m going to get a little weird. I’m going to blog about blogging. Wait, what!? What is blogging in the first place? And, why do you blog? But first, I need to know who is reading this. PLEASE do me a favor and comment either below, or on the social media channel that brought you here, with one of the followi ... read more

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On Track at IMS with MORPCA!

On Track at IMS with MORPCA!

Happy Friday!  It's mid-August, and the school year has started here in Noblesville!  Our son, Remington, is now a proud and excited kindergartener!  He has loved riding the school bus, playing with friends, and learning so many new things in these first 13 days of the year!  And his little brother, Emerson, has just started attending preschool a few days a week!  We're still in summer mode, however, with the warm days and sunshine!  And this past weekend, we traveled to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to watch Reggie, Nick, Nick, Sean, and some more friends drive with the MORPCA for much-anticipated time on the famous track!  The weather couldn't have been any nicer for a late summer event!  The boys loved cheering as loudly as possible for their daddy....they were certain Reggie could hear them over all the engine noise!  ;)  ... read more

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Meeting a Hero and Learning from a Master

Meeting a Hero and Learning from a Master

Reggie here, taking my turn on the blog. For once, I'm not going to write about business or economics, although my topic is still car related. At my core, I have a passion for cars that have been built by hand. These could be cars that are "rebuilt" or restored to factory specifications, cars that have been heavily customized or even built from scratch.  Last week I had the opportunity of a lifetime! Not only did I get to meet, but also learn from one of my automotive heroes, Gene Winfield.  This guy is so incredibly inspiring! He’s currently 91 years old, and travels the world teaching metalworking techniques, while also running a shop in California that builds custom cars. Going forward, when I feel like I am tired or overworked, I’ll just think of Gene…Wow! Where did I have to travel for such an experience? Elwood, Indiana of all places! There is ... read more

A Look at Deutsche Marques at the Gilmore Museum! Plus Drone Footage of The Vintage 2018!

A Look at Deutsche Marques at the Gilmore Museum! Plus Drone Footage of The Vintage 2018!

Happy Friday!  It's Stephanie here, thank you so much for joining us on the blog this week!  I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer!  We have had some incredible weather lately!  Reggie, the boys, and I have tried to soak up as much time in the sun and great outdoors as possible, with a second canoe trip on the White River this past weekend!  We leisurely paddled downstream, seeing a few painted turtles, some various water birds, and lots of dragonflies!  Not long after we arrived at home, a downpour ensued, making for a relaxing late afternoon of holding down the couch!  Enough of my rambling, my point is that we've been lucky enough to make the most of these Indiana summer days!  We even had great weather while traveling to Michigan for the 7th Annual Deutsche Marques show, featuring German automobiles.  This event is hosted at the Gilmore ... read more

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Car Show

Would you like to buy some Snake Oil? It'll save you thousands of dollars!

Would you like to buy some Snake Oil? It'll save you thousands of dollars!

Alright, so I skipped my last turn writing the blog, but wasn't Stephanie's open house recap more important than my ramblings?! She definitely has a better visual presentation than I do! Thank you again to all who attended and made it a record-breaking event! This time around I want to discuss the idea that maintaining your car may not be very rewarding… Wait, what? What do you mean it's not rewarding? It keeps my car safe and reliable! Yes, it absolutely does, but what I find both at RMW, and talking to shop owners around the country, is that not everyone "gets it." Many people (I should figure out a way to calculate the percentage) believe that extended maintenance, over and above a basic oil service, is a waste of money. They'll fix the car when it breaks, and in some cases pay a healthy sum of money to do so. So why not make a small investment now to save a lot later? I have a theory! Before I go too far down this road, I need to brag a little on ... read more

Reggie's Motorworks 11th Annual Open House!

Reggie's Motorworks 11th Annual Open House!

Welcome to the Reggie's Motorworks blog!  Last weekend we hosted our 11th Annual Open House, and it was a fantastic day!  It was a hot and sunny day, however, we had an amazing turnout with so many wonderful people and great cars!  We couldn't have asked for a better day to say thank you to all who support our shop!  Before we get to some photos of the day, we need to express our gratitude for everyone who helped make the day a success.  As custom, Sean grilled up his world-famous jalapenos, as well as hot dogs for the kiddos!  Thanks for braving the heat!  Thank you to Big Hoffa's for the delicious food!  To the RMW team of Nick, Nick, Travis, Shane, Toby, Brandon, and John for prepping the shop, for moving cars, for set up and clean up of tables and chairs, and for all of the work behind the scenes to make this day what it is...thank you, thank you, thank you!    We'll share a few snapshots of the event here, and our ... read more

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Open House

The Vintage 2018: Our 9th Annual Trip to North Carolina

The Vintage 2018: Our 9th Annual Trip to North Carolina

Happy Friday, friends!  Here in Noblesville it seems we’ve fast-forwarded right past Spring into Summer!  In North Carolina, however, the Spring rain storms kept normally hot and humid temps at bay and didn’t hamper the fun and enthusiasm of the weekend’s events one bit! Reggie and I drove with the 1968 2002 in the trailer (no headrests, no modern seatbelts, etc.) and arrived late Wednesday night.  On Thursday we participated in Der Vintage Scavenger Hunt, taking us on a great tour in and around Asheville.  It was during this portion of the trip that our ‘02 was named Ralph.  See the photo in Reggie's previous blog post!  The art and graffiti in the River Arts District is just so cool!   On Friday, we drove to South Carolina to the BMW CCA Foundation for The ICON exhibit.  If you find yourself in the vicinity, I highly recommend checking ... read more

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The Vintage

What's the Difference?

What's the Difference?

Reggie here, back writing my monthly edition of the blog. The format between Stephanie and I seems to be shaping up. For now, I am focusing on one of my passions, which is some of the more business-related content. That's not to say I won't end up writing about cars, because I surely will! Stephanie will continue to dazzle us all with beautiful images and share her accounts of what we do here at RMW.  In fact, make sure to check back on Friday, June 8th for her recap of The Vintage 2018! Also before I get into it, I want to remind you that our open house is coming up on Saturday, June 16th. More info here.  My goal with this post is to share a bit of the "why" behind the fairly wide range of pricing in the auto repair industry. Price is always an important factor when making a purchasing decision. In auto repair, it seems that can be a focal point when deciding where to take a car for serv ... read more

Prepping for The Vintage

 Prepping for The Vintage

Happy Friday!  Welcome to the blog!  Today we're taking a look at one very special vintage bimmer that's in the shop, as well as one that will be traveling (by trailer) to North Carolina for The Vintage!   Let's start with the former, shall we?  She's a 1957 BMW Isetta 300 sliding window cabrio.  Doesn't she immediately bring a smile to your face?  She's been through a cosmetic restoration and some light mechanical work over the years.  While she's here at the shop, we are diagnosing and repairing an intermittent no-start issue caused by a failing Dynastart and a leaking carburetor.  We are also re-routing some control cables.  The passenger window will be adjusted so it slides easily.  Turn signals will be checked for proper working order, along with a small list of other miscellaneous adjustments to be made.  It's the month of May, which only means one thing...ok, it means a few thi ... read more

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