Outrun the Explosion - Formula One's Insane 1986 Turbo Era

1986 marked the first only time before the 2014 season when Formula 1 went all-turbo. Except that the '86 cars went to top fuel dragster territory when it came to specific engine output. Stay on track and try not to explode. » 3/31/15 7:33pm Yesterday 7:33pm

Social Media Guy @ BMW Indy Repair, Prt III

This week over in the Fab shop one of the Mustangs had its front cut off, and was being replaced with a lighter, stronger solution. There was an E-36 in the shop, and several Z4s. One Z4 was having roof trouble, getting stuck while trying to close, and Joe was troubleshooting. … » 3/28/15 9:38pm Saturday 9:38pm

BMW E39 M5... Great Super Sedan or GREATEST Super Sedan?  

Definitely the greatest. Long story short, BMW doesn't make them like they used to. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of BMW's new M-cars, but theres just something missing... » 3/26/15 2:22am 3/26/15 2:22am

A Journey to Not Be Repeated

So I recently took a trip to New Orleans for my birthday and St. Patrick's day, but that has little relevance to the story. Where we shall begin is when my girlfriend and I left New Orleans, we did not return home to Philadelphia, no we flew to Orlando to meet a gentleman, term used very loosely, about a car. This… » 3/24/15 5:32pm 3/24/15 5:32pm

PSA: Don't Put Gas in your Diesel

Last year I did something utterly stupid and careless and probably need to turn in my Oppo card. Despite my embarrassment I am writing this as a warning for my fellow or future diesel lovers. Yes, I put half a tank of gas (aka petrol) in my wife's 2013 diesel X5. » 3/18/15 9:30am 3/18/15 9:30am

Who doesn't love the E39 5 Series?

Had the chance to shoot a video of our friend's beautiful E39 on our first day with a new camera, let us know what you think - We'll be shooting more of this type of video soon (including E46 M3, Cayman S, B8.5 S4): » 3/17/15 11:50am 3/17/15 11:50am

BMW Dressed Up The Team RLL Z4M Like The Batmobile For Sebring

To commemorate their first victory in the United States at Sebring 40 years ago, BMW whipped out a classic livery that's unmistakably BMW for the BMW Team RLL Z4Ms: the livery of its 1975 3.0 CSL, lovingly known for its outlandish wings and flares as the "Batmobile." » 3/14/15 10:33pm 3/14/15 10:33pm

Buy My Sad, Sad Salvage E30

I had the courage to look up my VIN today on Google and there she was, sitting in a Copart yard waiting for your bids. This is a screaming deal at the current bid of $0.00, I'll be happy to answer any questions if you're interested in bidding. And yes, the dash is mint and crack-free. Blue leather! Near-new Genuine… » 3/11/15 2:33pm 3/11/15 2:33pm

dat rotation (auto-x content)

A local photographer cut together this clip from a couple of auto-x (or autoslalom whichever you call it) events with the local BMW club from last season. It's très cool to see your own car from a 3rd person perspective through a corner in slow motion... » 3/09/15 10:49am 3/09/15 10:49am

Social Media Guy at a BMW Indy Repair Shop

I described this before, but I volunteered to do social media (SM) for a local BMW independent repair shop in Denver. I started 2015 wanting to learn more about car maintenance, and thought I would try an intellectual barter. At Paddock Imports, I work with the owner, his 2 service staff, and about 9 technicians. In… » 3/08/15 4:45am 3/08/15 4:45am

So. Much. Want. 

Yes, I have an unhealthy obsession with diesels and yes, it's a bit overpriced, but WHO DOESN'T WANT 500 LB/FT AT 1700 RPM! Time to trade in the A3 TDI? » 3/07/15 2:02pm 3/07/15 2:02pm