Recently, the blower fan of my E46 318ti compact stopped working. A search on the internet revealed a number of possible causes: Dashboard control unit Blower resistor (also known as FSR, final stage resistor) The blower motor itself A cable somewhere in between I could quickly rule out 1. When […]

BMW E46 blower failure and filter replacement   Recently updated !


Lately I’ve been putting some thought into building a dual use road/track car. Something that would be possible to do my commute to work with, but also have fun with on a track during trackdays. Inspiration came from HeelandToe.Blog’s 328i and the two Throttle House cars. Grassroots Motorsports also is […]

BMW E46 dual use track tool considerations


Not long after visiting Spa – Francorchamps, I finally got the chance to get back to the Nürburgring. My last visit and lap dated from 2005. The Nürburgring and then especially the Nordschleife are famous for being the longest and most challenging permanent race track in the World, and of […]

Visiting the Nürburgring



History The first Golf GTI was introduced in 1976, with a 1.6l 110hp engine. Thus was born the hot hatch, a car that is both sensible and fun to drive. For the last production year, the engine displacement was raised to 1.8l. It was followed by the Golf II GTI […]

VW Golf GTI (all models)


History In December 1982, Mercedes-Benz introduced the all-new 190 model, aiming at a share of the market that was previously not covered. It may be difficult to imagine in a time where the A-class is one of the examples of a huge and very varied range, but the “Baby-Benz” led […]

Mercedes-Benz 190 (W201)


History The fourth generation of BMW’s 5 series was introduced in December 1995 as successor to the E34. The design was clearly a continuation of the E34, while introducing features introduced with the E36 3 series (e.g. the glass-covered headlights), whereas the more rounded look and horizontal crease line would […]

BMW 5 series (E39)



History BMW was in a difficult situation in the late 1950s. It still felt the effects of the second World War, such as the loss of the car factory in Eisenach and the bomb damage to the Munich factory. Motorcycles weren’t selling as well as they used to, money was […]

BMW Neue Klasse


The most famous racetrack in Germany is of course the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Not everybody knows that, until 1965, Germany had a second racetrack embedded into nature. In a situation similar to Spa – Francorchamps, it was a relatively long (11.4 km) and fast racetrack entirely on public roads. It was […]

The Solitude racetrack


I recently had the chance to visit the famous Spa – Francorchamps racetrack. It is one of the oldest and certainly the most interesting track remaining in the Formula 1 calendar, and has a reputation that is surpassed only by the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Being situated in a depression, and not […]

Visiting Spa – Francorchamps



These are the PanOceania miniatures I have finished so far. I started out with the Operation Icestorm and Beyond Icestorm sets, and then added more miniatures. I decided to stick to the “official” paint scheme, as blue is my favourite color! I have plenty more waiting to be painted, next […]

PanOceania miniatures


Fantasy Flight Games made us wait a little longer than we first hoped, but Star Wars Legion has finally arrived. Below are a couple of pictures of our first game, at 800 points. Most terrain is 3D printed.

Star Wars Legion has arrived


History In 1968, Mercedes-Benz introduced the W 114 (six-cylinder) / W 115 (four/five-cylinder) as successor to the W 110. It is known as Strich 8 (Dash 8) in Germany. Its design is marked by restraint – completely devoid of unnecessary things, except for the chrome side strip. It definitely looks […]

Mercedes-Benz W 114/W 115