Ran When Parked: How I Resurrected a Decade-Dead 1972 BMW 2002tii and Road-Tripped it a Thousand Miles Back Home, and How You Can, Too

Ran When Parked: How I Resurrected a Decade-Dead 1972 BMW 2002tii and Road-Tripped it a Thousand Miles Back Home, and How You Can, Too

  • ISBN-13: 9780998950709
  • Author: Rob Siegel
  • Publisher: Hack Mechanic Press
  • Publication date: 2017-05-05
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 202
  • $29.34

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The author buys a long-dead vintage BMW sight-unseen, travels a thousand miles to where it sits, gets it running, and drives it home. During the twelve-day trip, he finds that what began as a story of man-versus-machine turns into something else entirely--a story of the kindness of strangers, and how doors sometimes open exactly when you need them to. "Rob Siegel is a writer with the mind of a mechanic and a mechanic with the mind of a writer. He’s also an old-school romantic of the best kind, and one of the few people who understands what car culture really means to the people invested in it—free of stereotype, cliché, or pat sentiments you’ve read a thousand times before. Like all of his writing, Ran When Parked focuses heavily on the why behind the hobby. It’s a mix of casual, long-form blog entry; detailed how-to; and emotive confessional; most of all, he seems to believe the world would be a better place if everyone else followed on his crazy path and devoted their free time to resurrecting old iron. He’s right." —Sam Smith Editor at Large, Road & Track

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