Terry Sayther Automotive is a family-owned and operated business based in South Austin since 1978.
Terry started the shop after falling in love with and driving a BMW 2002, and he has been keeping the Austin and Central Texas roads filled with BMWs ever since. And when BMW added the new MINI to their line-up, we did, too!
Terry and his wife Debbie manage the business like a family, and have the most clever, intuitive, and well-trained technicians in the world!
Terry Sayther Automotive works on all BMWs and MINIs produced by BMW, regular service and maintenance needs as well as special project requests. This applies both before and after your factory warranty–we can do almost anything you can dream up.
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Terry Sayther (1948- )
Terry was born in Minnesota and got to Texas as soon as he could. As a child he was forced to eat vegetables and had to walk barefoot to school every day through the snow—uphill both ways. These experiences scarred him for life.
Natural childhood memorization skills led Terry through 12 years of college in Minnesota and Texas--after which he realized that he really didn’t want to live in a chemical laboratory any more, and that playing with cars was a lot more fun.
With diversions along the way to become a Mexican cave explorer and archaeologist, Terry finally started working on BMW’s in 1978. Finally Debbie came along and together life began to fall into place.
Terry and Debbie spent several years of the their spare time documenting Indian pictograph sites in Mexico, writing and publishing papers, and presenting their material at conferences in the U.S. and Europe.
Terry started racing in 1999 and over the next 10 years became a Vintage Racer with the Corinthian Vintage Racing group, raced in BMW CCA Club Racing (National Champion twice in different classes), raced in the Mexican La Carrera Panamericana three times (winning his class in 2004), raced and won other Mexican races, and even raced in Germany twice at the Nurbergring track. In 2010 he began racing in the 24 Hours of LeMons and Chump Car Championship Racing.
In the 1990’s Debbie and Terry saw a need for greater technical support for Independent BMW businesses so they founded an Independent Association of BMW shops, now called BIMRS.ORG, having about 300 member shops worldwide.
Terry and Debbie also travel the world in their spare time looking for rough gemstones, which Terry facets to turn them into jewels.
Terry and Debbie are currently looking for new challenges for their spare moments.
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