Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Start your engines!

Who knew when I raced home from school every day to watch Julia Child on MPT that I would end up in the very halls that the famed cooking show goddess had once walked? I still love the cooking shows but I do have another passion…

I know you are all familiar with the parent who thinks that her child is the prettiest, most talented and, well, just the best at everything. Yes, I am that annoying parent. The only problem is that my child is a ten-year-old BMW 328is.

I don’t know how my friends and family put up with it. At family gatherings everyone else is having normal conversations while I’m talking about purchasing an M3 subframe reinforcement upgrade and new bushings. Bless my friends because I think they’re going to strangle me if they have to hear one more time about how every other car is just a piece of farm equipment.

Thankfully, I get to come to work everyday and see what’s new on the MotorWeek section of the parking lot (could there be a new BMW for me to inspect?!) and the MotorWeek guys keep my desk and e-mail full of the latest car news and pics. Sometimes I even get to throw my two cents in, “Why yes, Dave, I’d love to give my opinion of the new BMW 335i.” [Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea since the 335i was a turbo (cheating + lag = yuck) and an automatic transmission...blasphemy!]

Even though the car had stacked up some bad points before I even touched the gas I couldn’t let my MotorWeek comrades down. Yeah, I liked it so much I was ready to treat Boo Boo Kitty (that’s my beloved 328is) like a red-headed stepchild. I guess MPT is where I belong. I mean, it’s where Boo Boo Kitty and I belong…

Tracy Gaspari
Studio Production Specialist

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