Each corner of the world plays host to its own unique tuning cultures. Styles and trends emanate from different parts of the world, often labeling each country as an individual “genre” in tuning tastes. Us Americans build cars a bit differently than the Japanese, and the Japanese from British.
The story of Matt and his E30 begins much like any other. With the passion for cars instilled by his grandfather, it was no surprise to anyone in his family that Matt became car-obsessed by the age of sixteen. Ever since, he’s gone through more cars than he can count, both European and not. But of what he presumes to be more than 50 cars he’s owned in the interim, there’s one it seems he just can’t get rid of.
Matt Russell, or “Mr.
Every niche of the automotive world has that company: the one that has been around for ages, catering to enthusiasts with factory parts, race parts, and appreciation for their customers. For us vintage BMW fanatics, that company is Ireland Engineering. This past Saturday, Jeff Ireland and his team opened the shop doors for an afternoon of burgers, brats, and BMWs, to show support for his customers with the 2015 IE Open House.
In May of this year, the world was shown BMW’s “CSL Hommage,” a concept that caters to the philosophies and genetics of the iconic E9 CSL. In both mission and spirit, the CSL Hommage reinvigorates BMW’s pioneering past while looking forward to the future of the marque, and just one glance at the concept will speak volumes to its heritage. Its aesthetics are fashion-forward and avant garde, inciting both positive and negative dispositions from BMW fans across the world.
BMW’s recent unveiling of the E9 CSL Homage was met with mixed reviews, and the forward styling of the car has left fans of the marque debating its aesthetics ever since. Now, thanks to Khyzyl Saleem and his unbelievable talent, we’re able to see the Homage transformed. Race ready with the classic Motorsport livery, BBS centerlocks, wide arches, and a very pleasant update to the front end of the car, the CSL is back to its former glory.