4:00 AM came earlier than expected. We were 2500 miles away from home, en route to the Daytona International Speedway for the grand unveiling of the all new BMW Z4 GTE, long before the sun had even considered making an appearance. The track sat silent and empty, and BMW’s crew had yet to arrive. Tucked away in the paddock bays sat BMW’s lineage of race cars, ranging from the Donohue E34 M5 to last year’s ALMS E92 twins.
In the world of Volkswagens, Aaron Ok is known by many and loved by most – he’s a MK4-owning, every-show-going, country-wide-travelling, charismatic in-it-for-all-the-right-reasons kind of guy. Strewn in with the string of hyphenated adjectives is years worth of hard work and dedication to a marque he loves.
The boys at Network A have put together Ryan Tuerck’s latest video, and to say it’s impressive is a grand understatement. “Professional Formula Drift driver Ryan Tuerck gains access to a desolate mountain road—controlled chaos ensues. Listen to his 1JZ scream as he blasts this hill climb with style and grace. A follow up to his original banger Off Seasons.
Duality is an ever-present phenomenon in our everyday lives. It’s an interplay between mind and matter that allows us to structure an understanding of our reality. Good versus evil, hot versus cold, right versus wrong, and the one that has emerged recently in the automotive world: form versus function. We develop these dichotomies to compare and contrast the objects that we encounter and they allow us to apply subjective values to them.
Three years ago, on a cool summer Friday night, I stood in the garage, tinkering under the hood of a BMW while my roommates threw a bit of a house party. Just me and a few friends, polishing up parts to escape the blaring music and obnoxious college drunks. Amidst the chit chat, over what exactly I fail to remember, two young guys walked up, eager to see what we were up to. “We saw the party and figured it was okay to walk up.