For every single one of you out there, if you have yet to desire an E30 BMW for your collection, this will undoubtedly convince you.
Alright, Alright, Alright… congrats to StanceWorks for another piece of top production efforts.
BMW has just one-upped the highly competitive German muscle car market. With 333hp under the bonet, the M235i Racing hints at what the BMW M2 could be like. The track prepped coupe tries to hide its race bred fenders hinting at a wider track; However, the faux camouflage stickers do little to obstruct the imagination of all the tuners out there.
This year’s H2O International 2013 was the year of the Audi B5 S4 and VW MKIV GTI. I swear I saw more examples of these two vehicles than in all the years previous. Maybe it’s because I yearn to one day add a VW MKIV R32 to the stable right after finishing up the recently acquired Rezmoto B5 S4. Or maybe it’s because there were actually a lot of B5’s and MKIV GTI’s..
(Photo Credits: Ruckus)
This years event was held at Fort Whaley campground about 20 minutes out from Ocean City. It could not have been located at a better venue. Hopefully this will be the new home for H2O from here on 0ut. Extremely organized, easy to get too (the line getting in was a breeze), and plenty of parking. Not to mention a plethora of awesome spots to park your ride for some very nice photo spots.
“Audi B5 S4 shaved bay. Thought I would never ever see something like this. I can’t even fathom the hours that went into this build. Just WOW!”
Well, we’re just now getting back into the groove of things after the 12 hour up, 12 hour back drive from Miami to Helen, GA for the annual SOWO Euro Car Show. If you own a modified Euro anywhere on the East Coast and you weren’t at SOWO 2013, there must be something wrong with you. This is probably one of the best Euro car shows of the year and this year was the biggest turn-out yet.
This year, the vendors were out in droves. Stop by any booth and you found yourself drooling over the amount of sick parts available and at a show price discount at that. Walking away empty handed was not an option. APR even had two full lifts with techs installing exhausts, downpipes and programming ECU’s on site. Now that is service.
By the quality of cars that roamed the small alpine town of Helen, we can all assume the recession is over. From HPI’s white signature covered VW Scirocco to Unitronics Jetta Hybrid to a newly modified Audi S6; There were a lot of sick cars parked on the grass is what I’m trying to get at. If new models are not your thing, not to worry, old school classics looking as clean as they did rolling off the manufacturer’s assembly plant were everywhere to be found. SOWO has everything.
Staying in downtown Helen at any of the hotels is cool if you book early enough, but I highly recommend renting a cabin. After the shenanigans that go on in Helen and the crazy fast drives through the mountains, it’s nice to leave it all behind and just chill at the end of the day in a hot tub somewhere in the quiet seclusion of the mountains.
Overall, we had a blast. We spent some good times with some good friends, connected with some old friends and got a nice break from the daily grind. We patiently await to make the trip again back to Helen for some more mountain run shenanigans next year.
I’ve been a DTM fan as far back as I can remember. Back in the days when the cable box had a max of 65 channels, I’d stay up till the wee hours of the morning after Headbangers Ball (MTV) to catch a glimpse of DTM racing. Nowadays you can just tune in at the official DTM website or Speed2.com to get your fix on. Or the best option; To watch a Clash Productions behind-the-scenes short cinematic film. Popcorn highly suggested.
Format67 productions are simply inspiration. Everything they produce is of utmost paramount quality and it is the attention to detail that makes all their projects stick out from the sea of mediocrity. The epic themed “Mechanical Synfonica” again delivers and I’ve watched it over and over again taking notes along the way. This is a production to aspire too and we certainly can’t wait to see their next release. If you too are an aspiring visual artist, I highly recommend you order their DVD (It’s available as a digital download as well!)
It’s funny how things just pop up on Facebook from time to time and you have no idea how they got there. A friend of a friend happened to like this kid’s new professional page Mike K Media and to my surprise it had a sick video of a matte black BMW 328. I dug a little deeper and found this guy has a whole collection of cool videos from cars to bmx biking. Mike K is a filmmaker to watch, and I see him doing big things. For now check out this clean matte black BMW 328.
BMW have finally joined the 4-door coupe segment with their all new BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe. I say ‘meh’, looks a lot like a regular 4-do0r compared to the original Mercedes CLS or the exotic looking Audi A7. I just don’t think it’s ‘Coupe’ enough. Let’s see if BMW’s ‘M’ division can spruce things up a bit…
Check out this in-depth CGI view of BMW’s latest Tri-Turbo Diesel V6 outputting 381hp and 550 lb·ft. This motor will be packaged in the new BMW M550d X-drive. X-drive meaning all-wheel-drive for the ‘newbs’. A very interesting solution to stay in boost throughout the entire rev range.
Have you heard the sounds of the new 2012 BMW M5 yet? This new video put out by BMW UK shows off the new V8 twin turbo in all its glory. Set to a smooth dub-step track with the roaring twin turbo V8, a new sub-genre has been created, BMW-step. This video is an excellent teaser for what the new 2012 BMW M5 has to offer and I can’t wait to see it on the streets and at shows in the months to come.
H2O International is now behind us and all we have to say is BRAVO!
Another great event that no one on the East Coast should miss. It has become the pilgrimage of a typhoon of VW’s, Audi’s, BMW’s, Mercedes’s, Honda’s, Mazda’s, Subaru’s, Volvo’s?… my point being, the city of Ocean City, MD is taken by storm. Everywhere you look, in every hotel parking lot, every restaurant, in every nook and cranny, you will find some derivative of a slammed, wheeled up, crazy painted, cambered out, stretched, poked, bagged, coiled, stickered, HID’d vehicle. You have to see it to believe it. And we’re not talking about a few blocks; No, we are talking about a 10 mile stretch of pavement littered with the hustle & bustle of pieces of artwork shuttling back and forth stopping for the occasional spur of the moment, this empty parking lot will suffice, GTG (GetToGether for the newbs;)
Definitely, definitely mark your calendars for this event next year…
Active Autowerke’s second high quality showcase video “Another Shade of M” shows off two beautiful project E92 M3’s, one sporting some eye-popping lime green. This joint project combines top products in the industry to achieve perfection. The paint and body-work was done by Martino Auto Concepts, the wheels are from ADV.1, and the rest was all Active’s doing. The attention to detail on these cars is second to none. Every part of the car color matches properly down to the green carbon fiber weave. While no official numbers have been released, I’m sure these M3’s have power to match their style. The video is outstanding, artfully edited to showcase every aspect of the two M3’s while keeping it exciting and fresh. “Another Shade of M” is another stroke of brilliance in euro-auto film.
(Source: Active Autowerke)