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Old 07-17-2012, 02:37 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by mkodama View Post
Anyway, I had to wake up super early on a Saturday morning, my neighbor picked me up from my house, we had to pick up one other mechanic who I was told was really weird, and that we would meet the customer and one of my neighbor's paid race car drivers at the track, who would also be doing some mechanic duties and helping train the customer, since as it turned out, had rented half of the Buttonwillow Raceway for a personal practice session. The other half of the track was rented to some formula cars sponsored by Lucas Oil. The car I was helping with ended up being an E36 M3 sedan prepared by PTG, so essentially a BMW factory race car. If I remember the rumors correctly, it sold for something like $250k and currently worth around $125k.
Uh, yeah, btw, did you realize at the time that the "customer" was Henry Schmitt, Owner/President of BMW of San Francisco?

Here's his latest:





He also has this little thing:



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