For BMW fans, few cars hold a higher notch on the totem pole than the E30 M3. Affectionately referred to as “God’s Chariot” within the community the M3 has been acknowledged by many publications, race car drivers, and enthusiasts as of the greatest sports cars ever made. The E30 M3 is iconic, representing an entire era of automotive history and heritage, possessing its own cult following and diehard fanatics.
Round One of Formula Drift has concluded, but the scent of rubber lingers. The streets of Long Beach, California are scarred and tattered, ripped to shreds by the screaming tires of today’s top 16, and the smoke was never given a chance to dissipate as today’s drivers battled it out for the first podium of the series. Cars smashed and bashed their way through the afternoon, and the podium was met with both familiar and new faces.
Formula Drift is back.
It’s been an almost unbearable wait since the 2011 season came to an end with Daijiro Yoshihara as the reigning champion. As expected, he made a return to defend his title; however, the streets of long beach will certainly not be a mere repeat of years past. The 2012 Formula Drift season is only a few hours underway, yet makes huge promises of excitement and surprises.
There’s a good chance that if you live anywhere close to fellow like-minded car enthusiasts, you get together with some regularity “shop talk” and wrench sessions. It’s one of the beautiful things about the car community: its ability to unify and bring people together in the name of an interest love we all share. It’s a bond that is simply inexplainable to those who don’t share it with us..
The lowrider scene has enamored and captivated us for as long as we can remember. It’s a realm in which every minute detail is thought out, each car expressing more individuality than we could ever dream of. No bolt left un-chromed, no surface left un-etched, and no panel left un-flaked. It is the culmination of decades of culture combined with automotive heritage and enthusiasm.