We’re all on an automotive journey of our own, no surprise there. It’s typically over time that we find the right car for us. What can be surprising though, is when the journey of finding the perfect ride takes an abrupt, unexpected turn. For Jack Williams, surprise is an understatement. His M52-swapped 520i is the result of boredom with an ’08 Audi R8. Some may be shocked, but we’ll stand on a limb and say he made the right decision.
When building the StanceWorks “Parts Car” E28 last year, brakes stood as one of the more interesting hurdles of the project. Big brake kits aren’t exceedingly common for E28s – understandably – which means more often than not, the E28 community resorts to “OEM big brake kits:” sourcing larger brake calipers and rotor packages from other BMW models that just so happen to bolt up.
Ever since moving to California, Josh Dahlstrom has been jonesing for an E34. He’s had a few in the past, and following a 2 year bout with a C5 Vette, he’s been ready to return to his roots. He recently lucked out, finding a well-maintained 535i 5-speed in need of a new home. With Island Green Metallic paint, a manual transmission, and an enormous binder of ownership records, it ticked a lot of boxes.
When it comes to cool cars, there are a million-and-one ways to build them. That’s probably pretty obvious. However, there are also a handful of surefire tried-and-true ways to build a show stopper. From its gloss black paint and its polished BBS RS wheels, to the fact that it’s a classic BMW laid flat on the ground, Oliver Grimme’s ’73 2002 Tii fits into the latter.
The Nürburgring. There’s no way I can as eloquently depict this motorsport Mecca, than what has already been written over the years. What I can tell you however, is that you MUST go. Nothing I could say will come close to touching upon just how utterly mind bending this place is.
The ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hour was my first 24 hour race. Something I thought I was prepared for after numerous conversations with N24 veterans. Boy, was I wrong.