The BMW E85, or Z4 as it’s more commonly known, is one of the forgotten BMW chassis. For most, it never had enough visual appeal to really invest the time and creativity that it would take to make a mark. I can fully appreciate the position, but when you run across someone who is willing to take a chance that few would consider, it’s always intriguing to see the outcome.
Andrew and I attended this years Japanese Classic Car Show in Long Beach several weeks back, but we never got our coverage up due to a litany of projects going on at the time. I will say it was a great event that certainly brought out some rare birds. Apparently, a lot of these cars stay behind closed garages most of the year so this show is a particular treat for the SoCal enthusiasts.
Undoubtedly, the emergence of older BMW platforms has been on the rise for the past couple of years, and in particular the E28 5 Series. It’s a timeless design that doesn’t take much to garner extra attention from the average onlooker and full blown enthusiasts. Mr.
“Splitty wants to eat floor.” That’s how this whole build started when Harvey Fulford contacted Paul Medhurst at Type2Detectives. There is a story here, and a good one, so let’s start from the top shall we?
Harvey is a young guy, with petrol being a part of his gene pool. He has been raised in SouthEast England, where his father is a diehard auto enthusiast having a particular affinity for American Muscle.
It’d be tough to find someone who would disagree that the most enjoyable part of the annual H2Oi weekend is simply the gathering of friends and the opportunity to kick it as a gang for the weekend. It’s an opportunity to see those we only get to see once or twice a year, and for many, an annual highlight. For us, it’s not only a vacation, but a chance to pull out our cameras and shoot the cars we hardly ever get to see.