We couldn't have asked for a better day for the Open House this past weekend! Although it could have been a little cooler, we just cannot complain, especially since we had friendly people to talk to, shiny cars to stare at, and great food to share. Many thanks to our chef, Sean! He really went all out - burgers, brats, hotdogs, chicken legs, pinto beans, cornbread, and even grilled apple crisp with vanilla ice cream! And we cannot forget to mention his soon to be world famous jalapenos, sliced, filled with cream cheese, wrapped in bacon, and grilled to fiery perfection! Are you hungry yet? We would also like to thank Kipp and Jordan for their tremendous effort in making the shop look so fantastic and for their time spent preparing for this event. Thanks to our friend, Nick, who was a huge help as well. We really appreciate everyone's help in making this such a fun and successful day! And now for some photos!
Hand-crafted trophies by Reggie for Best in Show (left), Best Beater (middle), Winner of Mechanical Challenge (right).
We were honored to have another Baur at our event.
1989 325ix, 2001 750il, and 1993 M5
Too fast for me...this e28 Alpina replica got away before I got a proper photo!
The Grill Master
This is that Grilled Apple Crisp I mentioned earlier...Sean even added a scoop of cool, creamy vanilla ice cream for a perfect treat!
Reggie explains the rules to the 4 competitors.
The hornet makes its first official public debut as the subject of our mechanical challenge.
Sean uses a little friendly force to push past his competitor.
Racing against time while changing tires on the hornet.
Russ raises his trophy high as the Winner of the mechanical challenge. Congratulations, Russ!
To wind down from the mechanical challenge, we played a little game called Name That Part. We pulled ten parts that we hoped were a little lesser known, such as a check panel relay, lock cellenoid for the gas lid, vibration dampener for 325e, and AC condenser, and a hood release for a convertible, to name a few. Russ was our Winner for this contest too!
Reggie drew numbers for raffle prize winners - lucky winners received Reggie's Motorworks gift certificates, car detailing products, a framed engine photo, and exclusive event t-shirts made by Enthusiast Apparel.
Our winner for Best in Show was Russ with his 1983 733il. The award for Best Beater went to Evan for his 1987 325.
At the end of the day, we presented Sean with a small token of our appreciate for his hard work
in preparing and grilling the food for our event. He received a framed photo of his convertible.
We would like to say thank you again to all of our customers, family, and friends who attended the Open House. We truly appreciate your support and enthusiasm for these cars. We'll be planning another event for late summer/early fall...more details to come!
This week, Jordan has been dismantling the 1973 BMW 2002.
We've grown kind of attached to this car, but, alas, her parts will help our 1969 2002 get back on the road.
Here you can see the 1969 2002 in the background.
We hope to begin working on the 1969 2002 very soon! We're quite anxious to get her out on the road this summer.
*In last week's post I mentioned that the floors had been installed in the hornet car...I was mistaken! Perhaps I was willing them to be done just by writing about it! They will be installed within the next week or so. More updates on the hornet car soon!