With BMW’s launch of the F80 M3, the E90 and E92 are no longer the new kid on the block. Instead, they’ve officially cemented their position in the M3 legacy, and will, from here on out, presumably age like a fine wine. We will watch them depreciate in value for the next few years, but in due time, their place amongst the hierarchy of BMW M cars will ensure they’re a classic in the future.
Photography by Kevin Trower and Miller Roberts
Bruce Carr is a quiet man; we stood to the side of the photo shoot, as Kevin Trower and Miller Robers snapped photos of his ’69 2002 – we talked about our love for the classic pint-sized coupes. He’s without a doubt one of H2OI’s most grounded attendees, too. At 33 years old, he’s found his way; he’s happily married, has a three year old son, and owns a contracting business with his father in Crownsville, MD.
H2Oi in Ocean City, Maryland, is easily one of the most anticipated weekends of the year. It is the largest Volkswagen and Audi show North America has to offer, and with the growth of the European car scene, it also offers one of the biggest gatherings of BMWs, Porsches, and lately, even the likes of Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, and others.
The popularity of the E21 has sky-rocketed in the past several years, but it wasn’t all too long ago that E21s were viewed in a different light. Stateside, E21 owners have been tight-knit, grouping together to form the “E21 Legion,” giving the otherwise seemingly forgotten chassis some strength in numbers. Across the pond, the situation wasn’t much different, with the E21′s younger brother, the E30, stealing the limelight, worldwide, for older 3-series fans.
It’s the weekend I count down to every summer. The Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion marks the end of summer for me, and it’s the race that I look forward to the most. Sharing a spot on the calender amidst an ever-growing list of automotive events that celebrate classic automobiles across the Monterey Bay area, the Motorsport Reunion acts as a beacon for Californian enthusiasts.