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BMW’s bursting into flames

BMW’s bursting into flames

Reporting news isn’t our thing here, but this hit my inbox and wanted to share. ABC News Investigates: BMW mystery fires ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross conducted an in-depth investigation into BMW safety concerns and discovered dozens of incidents in which the luxury cars caught fire even though…
For Sale: V8 E30 Station Wagon

For Sale: V8 E30 Station Wagon

This is your shag’n wagon. Classy on the outside, clean on the inside, and dirty under the hood. They’re asking $22k, but it’s got an LS3 under the hood. Fitting the motor and exhaust isn’t easy in an e30. At least the longer wheelbase might make it somewhat drivable. The…
This Offroad 2002 is the original BMW X2!

This Offroad 2002 is the original BMW X2!

  This video could be a lot better but its all we have. It’s really just a slide show of Sin City’s offroad 2002 during the build process, but it’s pretty cool. For example did you know this 2002 is actually a BMW 325ix? Check out the video. They cut the roof…
For Sale: Widebody Turbo M52 E30

For Sale: Widebody Turbo M52 E30

You know you want a widebody turbo M52 E30. Here’s your chance.  It’s a 1987 BMW 325i with a Fiberglass widebody, turbocharged M52 with Cometic MLS head gasket, E36 double adjustable JRZ dampers, Lexan windows, Stoptech brakes, full cage, AKG control arms and more. The seller says “This is a great…
BMW Announces Motorsport Plans for 2016

BMW Announces Motorsport Plans for 2016

BMW just announced their motorsport plans for 2016. It’s pretty much what you would expect. The M6 Gt3 starts racing and that should be pretty cool. Then there’s DTM, the Junior program, a mention of 24hr racing (hopefully the M6GT3 is good), and their partnership with Zanardi which is awesome. Rather…
The Fastest BMW 2002 In The World?

The Fastest BMW 2002 In The World?

If it’ not the fastest 2002 in the world, I can’t even imagine the 2002 that could be it. This one is pretty radical. It starts with the engine but even things like the transmission are unconventional and mounted in the back like a transfer case. It’s running a straight…
Two New BMW Art Cars Will Be M6 GT3’s!

Two New BMW Art Cars Will Be M6 GT3’s!

 BMW just announced two new art cars will be commissioned from Chinese artist Cao Fei and American artist John Baldessari. The artists will get the new M6 GT3 as there canvas and will join other artists like Jenny Holzer (1999), Olafur Elíasson (2007) and Jeff Koons (2010). It’s the Art Cars…
How To Stuff Your BMW In 4K!

How To Stuff Your BMW In 4K!

I’m surprised the car isn’t more damaged after running straight into a wall high in second gear. I feel bad for the guy but you can see it coming the moment he gets on the throttle. I also know it’s not nice to make fun of people but man he…
The M4 GTS Is The Fastest BMW Ever!

The M4 GTS Is The Fastest BMW Ever!

The M4 GTS accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 3.8 sec, 0.3 sec quicker than an ordinary M4 (with M-DCT paddle shift transmissing) making it the fastest production BMW to ever hit the streets. Power has been increased to 493hp/442tq, and the car now laps the ‘Ring in 7:28 seconds…
FOTS: The Perfect E30

FOTS: The Perfect E30

I see a lot of cool cars when I travel. I don’t know who own them or any of the details, they are simply found on the street(FOTS). Some of the best ones are in San Diego. Old cars live forever down here but I think it’s more because the people in Southern…
BMW Loves It’s Balls More Than Motorsport

BMW Loves It’s Balls More Than Motorsport

I can’t blame BMW for sponsoring golf. They sell hundreds of thousands of cars and most of their customers could car less about motorsport. But it is a shame that they don’t do more to support races and other car enthusiast events. How hard would it be to hold a…
BMW M6 Competition Package

BMW M6 Competition Package

BMW M GmbH finally showed us the BMW M6 Competition Edition at the 66th Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). I’m a bit confused though: what does “Competition Edition” mean? Is this the M6 GT3? Or can you only get the GT3 as a racecar? I naturally assumed BMW would build a…
Why BMW Should Be More Like Subaru

Why BMW Should Be More Like Subaru

BMW purists will naturally hate the title. “Why should BMW be more like Subaru???” To start, Subaru now sells more cars in the U.S. than BMW. They also sell more cars than VW and Mazda. Subaru will tell you it’s because they have the right product, class-leading safety and loyal customers.…
BMW M3 Is Now 3rd In Class

BMW M3 Is Now 3rd In Class

I’ve been saying BMW has lost its edge for a few years now. Mostly because the new cars aren’t very fun to drive. But also because people are no longer racing the new models. When teams stop racing the new models something is wrong with your sportscar. For example, Fall…
For Sale: 2005 BMW 325xi Rally Car

For Sale: 2005 BMW 325xi Rally Car

This is seriously cool. I’ve always wanted to build a 325ix from an E46 chassis and here’s one for sale in Phoenix, AZ for $20,000. I do have some questions though as I thought all cars for rally in the US required mig welded cages, not tig, but the seller…
BMW M6 GT3 at the Nurburgring

BMW M6 GT3 at the Nurburgring

I have to admit the new BMW M6 GT3 car looks and sounds pretty awesome. I’m kind of surprised by how much I like it but generally BMW’s racecourse are pretty cool. Maybe they can start winning at the Nurburgring again. Its been a long time since BMW used to…
BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R: Lipstick on a pig?

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R: Lipstick on a pig?

When the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage was introduced earlier this year, it’s stand-out yellow paint and odd looks polarized even the most die-hard of BMW fans. However, we, the BMW tifosi of the world, were promised there would be a revised version shown at the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach…
How The F*#% Do You Choose a Carburetor?

How The F*#% Do You Choose a Carburetor?

Have you ever tried to buy an aftermarket carburetor? Its pretty confusing. There are a bunch of brands and while they look similar they are very different. Incredibly different. And I don’t have a clue which design is better. I know it’s like Mercedes vs. BMW or Ford Vs. Chevy…
(Car) Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

(Car) Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

When did the economics of parting cars become so bad? There was a time when it actually made sense to buy a parts car for the upcoming swap you had planned. But, I’m starting to doubt my logic these days… (more…)
Street Driven Tour at Gateway Motorsports Park

Street Driven Tour at Gateway Motorsports Park

On Saturday July 4th 2015, Street Driven Tour made it’s second stop to St. Louis Missouri, and I was out there to cover the event with BRP. Also for this event, Steve Topping debuted his new livery on his BMW. Steve’s car did not fail to impress. Formula D Drivers…
NCM Motorsports Park – A great track?

NCM Motorsports Park – A great track?

Maybe you’ve heard. Late last year (2014), the National Corvette Museum (NCM) opened its own race track: a nearly 3.2 mile road course in its longest configuration in the Corvette’s hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky. And, it’s pretty awesome. With some 20 turns in its Grand Full course lay-out it…
Inside a NORRA Mexican 1000 Pre-Evolution Winning Truck

Inside a NORRA Mexican 1000 Pre-Evolution Winning Truck

We all know that Robby Gordon won the NORRA Mexican 1000 in his crazy cool Gordini but what about the other vehicles in the race? There were vintage vehicles, bikes and ATVs and a class called Evolution with an assortment of modern race vehicles ranging from Robby Gordon’s Unlimited entry all the…
Found On The Web: Autoblopnik

Found On The Web: Autoblopnik

I was reading Opposite Lock early today and stumbled upon a story from this website Autoblopnik.com. Then I got hooked. The site is awesome. Like a parody of everything automotive published on the web. Their tagline is “Auto news to obsess over or die” I wish they published more but the…
BMW Loses at the Nurburgring…Again!

BMW Loses at the Nurburgring…Again!

To quote a racing legend, “If you ain’t first, you’re last!” BMW qualified on Pole of the 2015 24hrs of the Nurburgring and finished 2nd last weekend so I guess I should be happy they are on the podium. But they lost to an Audi. “So what?” you probably say?…
For Sale: BMW e30 M3 LS2 Track Car

For Sale: BMW e30 M3 LS2 Track Car

Now this more our style. Yes it’s expensive at $20,000 but it’s less than a 1/10th of the motor swapped e30 M3 that was for sale earlier this week for $224,000. Mostly because this M3 is fitted with a 6.0L LS2 out of a 2006 GTO. Yes, Its an 88…
Bay Area 02 Vintage BMW Show

Bay Area 02 Vintage BMW Show

For the last few years, we have attended this event at the Brisbane Marina, just south of San Francisco. Its probably the best organized car show I have been too, especially for a show dedicated to a single model.  And for BMW, the 2002 really is the iconic car they…
Why Can’t I Put BMW Fuel Injection on a 1974 Scout?

Why Can’t I Put BMW Fuel Injection on a 1974 Scout?

I know this sounds insane but why not? I’ve been playing with(others call it rebuilding) the Eddlebrock Performer series carb that was on the Scout when I bought it and all I can think about is how simple the BMW fuel injection is that I normally use. I know the…
The Baja Pig – Part 1, The Big Picture

The Baja Pig – Part 1, The Big Picture

The drawing is real. Its a 1989 BMW 325is that I converted into a desert racer for the Baja 1000. Turns out its the first production based BMW to run the infamous race and it all started when I was dared by Miller Welders to build a BMW for the Baja…
Building my S50ti RallyCross car

Building my S50ti RallyCross car

It seems like a long time ago, but it really was only a few years ago. It was 4 AM, I was up to my elbows in Kevlar and Resin as we made a full underbelly protector for Dave Kern’s BMW 318ti Rally build. I got hooked soon after I…
DIY Tech: How To Rebuild a BMW E30 Differential

DIY Tech: How To Rebuild a BMW E30 Differential

My name is Dan. I race a 1987 BMW 325is in rallyx, hillclimbs, and other random events. But mostly Rallyx and hopefully stage rally in time. Past few events I had some people telling me that one of my drive wheels was doing nothing while I was trying to keep…
For Sale: E30 Turbo “Rally” Car

For Sale: E30 Turbo “Rally” Car

It’s hard to say exactly what this is. It doesnt have a full cage for rally racing. And it has “rally spec rims w/ dirt tires, a roll bar (welded).  It’s more like an awesome rallycross BMW. The guy built it on a 1989 bmw 318 so its running the m10…
Seth Thomas Wins Sebring 2015

Seth Thomas Wins Sebring 2015

If there’s been a list of World Challenge drivers who’ve been most overdue for their first win, BimmerWorld’s Seth Thomas has been atop that list for the past few years. After second place finishes, front row starting spots, and numerous fastest laps, the Georgia native took himself off that ‘most…
Rally For The First Time

Rally For The First Time

The automotive community draws people in for many different reasons, some like the challenge of building cars to be faster or more capable others like the thrill of competition whether in rally, road racing, autocross or even winning a local car show. For me its been more of finding a…
BMW Finally Grasps the Concept of Yellow

BMW Finally Grasps the Concept of Yellow

When I was a in high school I read a New York Times piece about how yellow was the new red for cars. If you wanted an attractive, sexy sports car, you skipped red and went straight to yellow. This was great for most automakers, except for one. At the…
An Open Letter to the Guardian on Jeremy Clarkson

An Open Letter to the Guardian on Jeremy Clarkson

Dear Zoe Williams, With regard to your brilliant article about Jeremy Clarkson and the future path of Top Gear, I’m afraid you’re wrong in every single imaginable and unimaginable way. No. What you apparently do not realize is that Top Gear is a television programme intended for 18-30 year old…
Build, Race, Sleep in a Small Tent

Build, Race, Sleep in a Small Tent

The SCCA San Francisco region driver’s school is a yearly event to earn the novice competition license for road racing. Being only once a year, we of course procrastinated about 11 of those 12 months before getting Lina’s car ready for the event. The car? Her 1971 BMW 2002. A Rally America…
BMW X7 Coming Soon!

BMW X7 Coming Soon!

BMW continues to grow and is shown here with its new X7 SAV. It looks like BMW is testing the new G11 7 series but Bimmerpost cleverly pointed out the massive weights on the roof and hood bulge so BMW can begin testing before the new X7 chassis is complete.…