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Welcome

Thanks for visiting my personal BMW website!

This site profiles BMW cars I've owned over many years and serves as a way to share DIY procedures written from direct, hands-on experience. Unlike most enthusiasts, I’m not interested in performance-oriented modifications of engines or suspension. I've always preferred stock models instead. My primary interest is in keeping BMWs from the modern-classic era (1988 thru the early ‘00s) on the road while improving their utility and comfort with tasteful, modern, factory-like upgrades. As a result, many of my DIY procedures focus on topics not normally mentioned in official literature or online forums.

This site is not legally affiliated with BMW N.A. in any way and solely represents my own experiences.

Site History

This site compiles data collected since 1994 with my first BMW purchase. I began chronicling my experiences online in 1998 after developing my first personal website. After participating in BMW discussion forums, I decided to share DIY procedures with fellow enthusiasts. Later, some of these procedures proved popular worldwide and I began to receive numerous emails. My website also began to exceed monthly bandwidth limits.

Therefore I moved the site to a full scale hosting account with matching domain name in November 2009 with an updated design. Then I added a visitor counter and guest book. In May of 2018, I upgraded the guest book to a custom, integrated application. The site finally arrived at its current, mobile-friendly version in February of 2019, including revenue-generating ads.

I hope this site helps with your BMW!

My Background

I was born in Cocoa Beach, Florida in 1966 but grew up in Houston, Texas. After high school I planned to become a professional pilot but my interests were too broad to commit to a single career. After finishing two college degrees and with trials and tribulations in banking, engineering and politics, I moved to Austin, Texas in 1996, where I ran a home business as a web designer and kept a day job in sales. Then in 2012, a new job opportunity called for a move to east Texas. Today, when I'm not playing with my BMW's or fixing up my house, I work in website administration.

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Frankie
Willis, TX, USA