Tribute to Lina

This is a tribute to Lina, my former BMW Z3, the most competent motoring machine I have owned to date. She was sold in order to simplify my life while I trained for some milestone athletic events that year (most notably, the Davis Brevet Series, Ironman Coeur d’Alene, and Paris-Brest-Paris), and also to make room for a 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider that I purchased after the events were over. During the intervening months, Goldie was my only car and daily driver. She filled in Lina’s big shoes rather respectably!

[Feb  2003] Lina and Goldie, inside the Garage Majal (which, unfortunately, is only about 25% complete so far.). (February 1, 2003)Detail of Lina's classic gills, reminiscent of the BMW 507s of the 1950s. (February 1, 2003)Because she is "German Art"... (February 1, 2003)Lina's classic wood- and chrome-trimmed interior, somewhat reminiscent of... Goldie's interior! (February 1, 2003)Lina in what I dubbed, "Sports Car Alley," as it seems like half of my neighbors have sports cars! (February 1, 2003)A view of Lina's instruments while navigating thru Palomares Canyon, one of my favorite local drives. (February 1, 2003)Lina at the top of Palomares Canyon on a beautiful February day.  Classic motoring at its finest, in the finest vehicle I've ever had the pleasure of having.  Here's to you, Lina! (February 1, 2003)[Mt. Whitney, Sep 2000] Flashback from the past: Lina stops in Yosemite after our Mt. Whitney adventure. (September 4, 2000)[Point Reyes, Feb 2001 "German Art" meets "Brit Boxster" at the parking lot just south of the Coast Trail. (February 17, 2001)[17 Mile Drive, Sep 2001] Pretty Lina along the coast. (August 22, 2001)[Sep  2001] Doing a little (well, >12 miles) of off-roading in Tahoe to get to a climb.  She was a tough little car! (September 16, 2001)

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