Photos by Anthony Sundell
The E36/8 Z3 M-Coupe is definitively a “love/hate” car. Its unusual styling presents an unmatched love in the heart of some, versus a foul taste in the mouth of others. The controversial “clown shoe” shooting-brake body lines are unlike any other BMW, before and after – and it only seems fitting that such a unique car has a rather special cult following.
As a diehard Forza Motorsport fan since the birth of the series, I jumped at the chance to attend the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) reception for the latest addition to the series: Forza Motorsport 5. On Tuesday evening, the Turn 10 Studios team brought out all the stops, from the expected range of exotic supercars and an extravagant venue, to a full-on wheel-and-pedal simulator and playable Xbox-One/Forza 5 systems.
I don’t know when it happened. Somewhere along the way over the past few years, I had slowly ventured away from going on those drives that start with no schedule or intended destination; the ones that take you off the beaten path to spend time with the car you so adore. Rather than map out the shortest most efficient route to your destination, you’d take random turns to see what interesting things you’d stumble upon.
If there’s anything cooler than drifting through explosions and flames, it’s jumping a drift car through fire and more. Monster Energy, Ford, Vaughn Gittin Jr, and Nitto Tire have partnered up to produce one hell of a ride. We’re excited to share Fire Drift.
When you think of making a 2500 mile road trip across the United States you don’t generally think of hopping into a 41 year old car equipped with no air conditioning, no cruise control, no radio, and seats that don’t recline. When planning my trip, I reminded myself (and convinced my pregnant wife) that at one time, no one had air conditioning. Apparently earlier in motoring history, every trip to anywhere was fraught with misery and despair.