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      03-08-2019, 04:23 PM   #1
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Wow.

https://www.bavauto.com


Got this email from them:

With a heavy heart, Bavarian Autosport is sad to announce that we've closed our doors after 45 wonderful years. We have loved being part of your community as we've built, raced, and repaired our cars together.

We are working on options to ensure that the Bavarian Autosport name will live on. Until then, thank you for your dedication and commitment to us over all these years.
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      03-08-2019, 04:25 PM   #2
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wow, thats actually kinda sad. They were the first guys i ordered aftermarket parts from back in the early 2000s...
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      03-08-2019, 04:41 PM   #3
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I agree. One of the early after market parts distributors. Sad day.
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      03-08-2019, 04:55 PM   #4
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They were my source for Racing Dynamics brand parts. They even ordered me things that they didn't carry Super bummer
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      03-08-2019, 05:04 PM   #5
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I watched their videos then ordered the tools they showed. Trusted them and the merchandise I received was excellent quality.

It really is sad.
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      03-08-2019, 05:34 PM   #6
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Sad to see this. BavAuto was one of the biggest sources early in the game, with great selection, reviews, and knowledgeable reps/online community. Used to love getting the catalogs in the mail back in the day.
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      03-08-2019, 05:36 PM   #7
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I hope they keep their youtube channel in the air. Loads of howto vids they made
(you know, with the "Hi Otto here for bavarian autosport" )
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      03-08-2019, 07:52 PM   #8
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I bought parts from them over the years without issues. Too bad, now deleting from my list of vendors.
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      03-08-2019, 07:57 PM   #9
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Damn sad to hear. I was still receiving their catalogs in the mail recently.
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      03-08-2019, 08:11 PM   #10
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      03-09-2019, 12:19 PM   #11
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Damn, they were big when I had an e46, but I had forgotten all about them since getting an F80.
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      03-10-2019, 09:18 AM   #12
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Wow... their catalogs were great bathroom reading.
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      03-10-2019, 04:40 PM   #13
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Man Im surprised, I remember buying parts for my e30 m3 from them back in the late 90s.
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      03-10-2019, 05:39 PM   #14
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Very unfortunate.
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      03-12-2019, 12:19 PM   #15
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EXTREMELY sad to see them go. I ordered 98% of my parts from them (I'm in Canada) and attended almost every single Show & Shine since 2005.
So there is a lot of money tied up in stock, hopefully something good comes out of this.
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      03-12-2019, 05:18 PM   #16
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Word is that ECS Tuning bought them out. Now ECS owns Turner and Bav Auto.
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      03-13-2019, 09:01 PM   #17
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Word is that ECS Tuning bought them out. Now ECS owns Turner and Bav Auto.
Curious if they purchased the inventory or the business?
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      03-13-2019, 09:02 PM   #18
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I just went to their website and they seem to be live and kicking. No mention of them closing their doors and products up for sale.

https://www.bavauto.com
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      03-13-2019, 10:29 PM   #19
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I just went to their website and they seem to be live and kicking. No mention of them closing their doors and products up for sale.

https://www.bavauto.com
Nope. Just checked.
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      03-13-2019, 10:47 PM   #20
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Yep used them also early on
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      03-13-2019, 11:43 PM   #21
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Wow. I just got a part shipped from them about two weeks ago. Of course with every shipment a catalog is provided.
Sad to them go. Thanks for the good memory.
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      03-14-2019, 05:20 AM   #22
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I just went to their website and they seem to be live and kicking. No mention of them closing their doors and products up for sale.

https://www.bavauto.com
Nope. Just checked.
I get a different experience..
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