What if I told you that tucked away in Forstern, a little town within the district of Erding, Bavaria, is where one of the most impressive automotive body shops I have ever seen or heard of resides? What if I told you that this could be one of the best automotive body shops that currently […]Read more "Heavy Metal Alchemy: Visiting Martelleria Blechformtechnik"
“The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.” Serendipity, a single word that quite aptly, describes how it came to be that someone from Singapore could have one of his most amazing automotive experiences ever, halfway across the world, with little to no prior planning whatsoever. It all began […]Read more "Freude am Fahren: Driving the Bavarian Econs BMW 2002 Prototype"
I know, I know, if you think it still looks pretty much the same as before, you’re right! While not that much has progressed since my last update, there is some good news in the fact that with manpower issues slowly starting to resolve themselves, work has once again restarted on the ’02. While it […]Read more "Project 2002: Coco be wear"
It has been quite some time since I last updated anything with regards to the ’02 and today’s not really going to be different, with Covid pretty much crippling the workshop my 2002 is currently sitting in, it doesn’t seem like the car will be back together anytime soon. On a much brighter note though, […]Read more "Project 2002: You better Work"
I totally get it, it’s a process. In every project such as this, there are bound to be setbacks, delays and unforeseen issues cropping up ever so often. That said, I still can’t help but feel a sense of anxiety, despair and disappointment whenever a particularly major one rears its ugly head. Since I was […]Read more "Project 2002: Step by step"
Yes, we’re slowly but surely getting there. Having had her engine bay painted and various chassis bits cut out and replaced with fresh metal, it was time to shift the project back into the workshop for numerous other things to be sorted out before a final trip to the bodyshop for paint work in her […]Read more "Project 2002: Back in the air"
Yes, things are definitely moving on Project 2002 but while progress is slowly being made on the car’s bodywork, there’s still plenty of mechanical things to sort out once she heads back to the shop after getting the engine bay receives a coat of fresh. I have not had a car that’s had to undergo […]Read more "Project 2002: Prim but not quite proper yet"
Turns out the little 02 is a wee bit more corroded than we initially thought and the original plan to replace just one of the frame rails has somewhat expanded a little. You can even spot hints of the original Golf Yellow paint underneath. Guess these panels have not seen daylight for the past 45 […]Read more "Project 2002: Rusty McRustface"
Quick update! With the (hopefully) last batch of parts delivered by way of a very useful electric Mini, there seems to have been a decent amount of progress made on the 02. Enough for her to finally be lowered off the lift… …before being sent off to the machining shop for a brand new frame […]Read more "Project 2002: There she goes!"
Yup! It’s been slightly over 4 months since I last drove my little ’02 and because the workshop is somewhat of a drive away (relatively speaking), and being lazy, I’ve not been putting in much effort documenting what was supposed to be a “simple refresh”. This is no Project 944 but the end-game for this […]Read more "Project 2002: 4(ish) Months in"