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Dan Downey’s truck and trailer burned down on the way to the New England Forest Rally this weekend. Did that stop him from entering the race? Hell no!
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Everybody knows the first M3, the E30, is the best M3. (Probably. Maybe.) The same people also know that you can’t afford one of those anymore, so we had to move on. Here are the new options.
The original BMW M3 comes from a time when men were men, when women were women, and the M legitimately stood for “motorsport.”
Of course “the perfect car” is so ambiguous it’s seemingly impossible to provoke any serious thought - but if you thought about a certain car, in a certain class, at a certain time... could you actually come up with one particular perfect model?
I looked up and there it was, an Acura Integra pointing straight at me—spun out, stalled right on the exit of a corner. If I had a half second longer I would have remembered to relax, to curl my arms, to prepare for the impact. As it was I just closed my eyes and took the hit, 80 MPH right into to my door.
Everyone forgets that BMW made an all-wheel drive E30, even in straight six spec. Here's one for sale with a snow plow.
I'm often surprised that people haven't heard about BMW's AWD E30s.
Ah, Spec E30: identical buzzing little BMW boxes from the era of my childhood, all fighting on an even "spec" playing field. Here's a guy at Road Atlanta who started from one place above dead last and carved through nearly all of the traffic to take the win in one short sprint race.
The 1984-1991 BMW 3-Series has become an auto-cultural flashpoint. From the rise in interest in (and value of) the E30 M3, to the hoards of E30s descending like boxy locusts on every 24 Hours of LeMons event, to Travis's recent racetrack dalliance in a new 3-Series spec series. If ever a car begged for a documentary,…
Ever wondered what it's like to be in a BMW for one of those massive drift trains?
You'll get it when you see it.
This video is titled 'Hillbillies and imports don't mix,' but I'm gonna say that I disagree.
You've seen people screwing around with four-wheel-drive sedans in snowy parking lots, but what happens when a built rally car hits St. Louis' Snowmageddon 2014?
In this May 2, 1986 photo, a BMW is checked for radioactive contamination at the East German border shortly after the Chernobyl disaster.
What happens when you give a BMW E30 1,192 horsepower? It gets very flatulent, as ex-F1 pilot and Flying Finn Mika Salo demonstrates.
What happens when you strap an F1-sized turbo to a 1980s BMW M3, fit it with four wheel drive, and race it on a half dirt/half tarmac rallycross course? You get what could be the nuttiest E30 ever made.
Max Reisböck was a simple man with a simple dream. The BMW engineer wanted to take his family on vacation, but back in the 1980s, his car — a 3-Series sedan — was too small for their luggage. So he set out to fix this problem himself.