There are car classifieds that you just have to pass on when you stumble upon them. Perhaps your budget has already been dwindled by a recent wheel purchase, your garage can’t store another car, or your sense of better judgment finally speaks up. We’ve all been there. You muster up the strength and continue on in your web browsing, leaving behind a car that was calling your name.
For most die-hard BMW guys, the Dinan name is synonymous with some of the coolest, turbocharged shark-nosed four-round-healight-having Bavarian rockets of the ’80s, period. For an even broader audience, however, the very same name is synonymous with over-priced aftermarket BMW parts, upsold solely because of a name and badge.
Photography by Lorenzo Hamers
Steven Garreyn is no stranger to low cars: through our attempts to communicate with a translator and broken english, I gather he’s owned more cars than he can even begin to recall. The one thing he does know, however, is that he’s lowered each car as much as possible.
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion has quickly become my favorite event of the year. The almost weekend-long event is surrounded by several others, culminating in nearly seven full days of classic automobiles and vintage motorsport bliss. 16 different classes are fielded at Laguna Seca, each one with its own special place in motorsport history.
Photos by Evano Gucciardo
The experience of buying a car is often the start of a very special relationship. These days, the “chase” often begins with an online for-sale ad. Pictures and an often less-than-realistic depiction of the car grab hold of us, leading us to pulling loose change from the couch cushions. It’s love at first sight, and after emails, phone calls, and text messages, the agonizingly long wait begins.