Signed hero card from the Turner crew at the Grand Prix of Atlanta.May 15, 2013, 1:09pm Permalink
Hi, I'm Ian. I'm preoccupied with cars and driving them to the limit.
I keep a photo blog of my favorite car images at motomania.tumblr.com »
Listen to some of my favorite driving music at stopthedisco.tumblr.com »
My wife keeps a fun food blog at bentobloggy.blogspot.com »
Past Project Cars:
1994 Mazda MX-5 (NA)
1988 BMW 325is (E30)
1987 BMW 325is (E30)
1987 BMW 325is (E30)
Honda S2000 (AP1)
Mazda RX-7 (FD)
Porsche 911 (993)
Replacing blown struts - the night before a track day.
Business as usual.
BMW isn’t the company they were 10 years ago. BMW used to build cars that lasted forever. Now they build cars with planned obsolescence. I loved the cars BMW used to make. I can tell you that I will not be buying made by BMW after the e38, e39, and e46.
I have a friend that’s a BMW mechanic, and he says the same thing. But BMW isn’t alone. Compare any new Porsche with what was in their showrooms a decade and a half ago—it’s like an entirely different company. Even Ferrari has been completely transformed.
Why is the 4 series called a Coupe? I thought the point of it was to differentiate it from the now four door 3 series. It should be the other way round, the original 3 had two doors.
F**k the 4 series grand coupe on principle, even if it is beautiful. There’s nothing wrong with a 3 series coupe. Stop making things complicated.
A Brief History (in Quotes) of the Venerable BMW 3 Series //M:
1987 E30 M3—“Wow this car is fantastic, a homologated racing machine I can buy from my local dealer!”
1995 E36 M3—“It’s lost some finesse, but it pulls much harder now and has so much grip!”
2001 E46 M3—“So, so fast! And look how nice the interior is!”
2007 E92 M3—“So much style, so much technology! My golf buddies are so jealous!”
2014 FU M4—“Can you believe BMW used to race these cars? Who would tear up such a plush, luxurious automobile?”
New milestone for my dirty grrlOctober 12, 2012, 10:19am Permalink
“I think that the E46 M3 will be remembered as one of the great performance cars. Of the top 50 performance cars of the past 50 years, the E46 may be the most complete package of all.”
“I think that the move toward technology in cars is going to mean that cars having celebrated not having technology in the past will become more collectable… I think that an M3 with a manual gearbox will be worth twice an SMG car.”
— Chris Harris, Is Technology Making Cars Worse?July 06, 2012, 9:50am Permalink Reblogged from HIGH FIVE.