M3

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…
90 Minutes of E30 M3 Rally Racing!

90 Minutes of E30 M3 Rally Racing!

The E30 M3 is one of the best homologated race cars ever made. Meaning BMW built a street car to sell to customers just so it could qualify an awesome car for motorsport. This meant wins all over the world in touring car and even a few in rally despite…
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…
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…
EV West Wins at Refuel 2014

EV West Wins at Refuel 2014

This past weekend was the 2014 Refuel races at Laguna Seca. The event was open to the all Electric Vehicles (EVs) which included OEM’s, electric conversions as well as purpose-built all-electric race cars. The cool part was the participants received free access to charging stations in between their track sessions! Imagine going to the track and…
BRAKIM Racing New England Forest Rally 2014

BRAKIM Racing New England Forest Rally 2014

 Stories are circulating of adventures passed and untold from #NEFR14. We all know that #BRAKIM does NOT hide their awesome moments and offs, that is THE MOST FUN part of rally. Tthe rest is a video game of sorts once you’re all strapped in,  we have stories but this time we prefer to tell it…
Brakim Racing at Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally

Brakim Racing at Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally

Build Race Party’s Matt Brandenburg was at the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally(STPR) this past weekend in Wellsboro, PA.  When I found him on The Green at Parc Expose Friday morning he and his co-driver Elliott Sherwood were in high spirits and full of the energy that seems to always accompany the…
BMW TEAMS RACE TO STRONG RESULTS AT LIME ROCK PARK

BMW TEAMS RACE TO STRONG RESULTS AT LIME ROCK PARK

The Continental Tire Sports Car Championship headlined the racing at Lime Rock Park, in Lakeville, Conn., on May 24 with BMW teams racing to two top-five finishes in the Street Tuner class and two top-10 finishes in the Grand Sport class. In a departure from the season’s opening three rounds…
2014 One Lap of America

2014 One Lap of America

Articles provided by Chad Lowers   Day 1 It’s 1300 on May 2nd, 2014, and we’re late to the start. Tech inspection ends at 1600 and the drivers meeting beings immediately after. We’re definitely going to miss both. Not the best start to our first One Lap. I’m in the passenger seat…
Factory Five Electric 818 by EV West

Factory Five Electric 818 by EV West

Factory Five makes some cool kit cars if you’re not familiar with the Company.  They’re primarily known for their Cobra kit based on the Mustang driveline, but they make other kits too and their latest is called the 818. I think because it weighs 818 kilograms or something. So it’s super…
BMW readies their M4 DTM for the 2014 touring car season

BMW readies their M4 DTM for the 2014 touring car season

Like its road-going equivalent, BMW’s newest two-door racer changes its name from M3 to M4. Slightly longer than last year’s M3, the tightly controlled requirements of the DTM series mean that on paper, the car is very similar to the old one: a 480-hp naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V8, a curb weight of just…

Awesome E36 M3 rally video – Petri Sivunen

How much do you know about Sastamala, Finland?  That is about what I knew, too.  Until I found this video. It’s always a blast to watch in-car footage from rear-wheel drive rally cars, but it’s even more special when it’s a BMW E36 M3.  Couple that with one hell of a…

Is the Nurburgring Overcrowded?

I’m surprised there hasn’t been more accidents at the Nurburgring like the eight car pile up over the weekend. Nothing has changed about the track or its physical safety but the number of public lapping sessions have been significantly cut back since the new management took over. With the Nurburgring…
M3 FTW!

M3 FTW!

This Picture was taken in June only a few weeks before I crashed it at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb and nearly destroyed the car.  It will never be the same but the chassis and the car’s soul will continue to race.  It’s been to One Lap with my sister…