If there’s one thing BMW did extraordinarily well in the 1980s, it was perfecting the grand tourer. That is, of course, if you ask me. I may be alone in suggesting there’s no better example of both era and machine that represent a perfect balance between the driving experience as an enthusiast, and the driving experience as a traveller, but I mean it.
We’re excited to look back on a few weeks ago: the 2017 SoCal Vintage BMW show, in Van Nuys, California. Our friend Alex Rodriguez attended with an incredible Super 8 film camera in hand. Upon seeing the results of his on-film efforts, we knew we had to share. So, kick back and enjoy a few minutes of modern yet classic film footage. As they say, they don’t make ’em like they used to… and we think that goes for cars -and- cameras.
It’s not all too often that I come across a car that excites me. Perhaps it’s a bad sign: nearly a decade of writing feature articles and submerging myself in the depths of automotive social media have left me a bit jaded. In fact, it’s a running joke; “Mike doesn’t like anything,” and rooted within every joke is a bit of truth. I hope, of course, that my sentiments aren’t misinterpreted. I encounter cars on a daily basis that I enjoy, respect, and have a desire to share.
With the holiday feasts still heavy in our stomachs, we are excited to kick off our Black Friday. Starting today and rolling through until Monday the 27th, prices have been marked down 30% and for the first time ever, we’ve sweetened the deal by offering FREE Domestic Shipping for all orders over $45.
There’s no denying that when it comes to the classic BMW lineup, the E21 seems all but forgotten. Overshadowed by the E30, and often lamented for its use of CIS injection, the E21 has fanatics for it few and far between. However, as the eldest brother of the 3-series lineage, there are a few that have earned their stay, namely the 320i IMSA and Group 5 cars, heralded for their over-the-top presence and incredible engines.