As the sun slowly rose above the eastern horizon, peeking through the streets and alleyways of Long Beach, the sky began to turn a purplish-blue. A soft ambient light draped the paddock, accentuated by the bright red highlights of illuminated tail lamps. A crew of men dressed in blue and white pushed a pair of white purebred race cars out from the upper level of the transporters and slowly lowered them to the ground.
Many would agree that the 1980s is a decade with its own special place in history as the decade when everything went against the grain. The iconic boxy cars of the era are a quintessential part of automotive history and perfectly match the aesthetics of the time. The 80s were a time when technicolored drapes and cookware matched the absurd hairstyles and electro-disco music that filled the airwaves. It was an era that some wish to forget, yet many wish never ended.
What makes people like us tick? Why do we look at a car and think about the way it would look if you made a couple of simple adjustments? Some things in this world are mysteries that we will never know, but I take comfort in knowing that there are literally thousands of us who all feel the same way.
When you walk down the street and you see a car that catches your eye, you stop and stare.
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.