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.
The 24 Hours of Daytona has long been regarded as one of the most challenging races in the world. Titled the Rolex 24 for the past 23 years, it stands as a leg in the Triple Crown of endurance racing, followed by the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Together, these races push cars, and teams to their absolute limits of durability and sanity. Andrew and I flew to Florida join in; to push ourselves to the limit in capturing our first-ever 24-hour race.