Opposite Lock

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Opposite Lock: An Oral Autobiography

After spending some time with him over dinner and drifting around select mountain roads, Rauno Aaltonen captured our minds and our hearts. Few men live to be so passionate about driving, and I find both…

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The Spun Bearing: You Don’t Want a Dog In This Fight

If there’s one automotive segment that is hotly contested, and subsequently well served, it’s the mid-size sedan market. The cars tend to have very similar dimensions, with wheelbases between 109 and 112 inches, length between…

Rowing Gears: BMW One-Offs

The Spun Bearing: BMW – A Look Back and Forward

The automotive new year begins with the North American International Auto Show, held in Detroit mid-January and attracting concept cars from around the world. It seems appropriate that some reflection of the year past occur…

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Rowing Gears: Can Heritage Hurt A Brand?

Rowing Gears is a new column that will offer in-depth articles and analysis of the BMW brand by the BMWBLOG editor Andrew Murphy. Recently, while as a group the BMWBLOG team was mulling over the…

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Opposite Lock: The Reasons

My girlfriend recently asked me why I love to drive. She asked me why I smother cars with my love and affection. Then she asked the big one; the question that gets car enthusiasts excited,…