Drifter Jef Groff encountered one of the worst-case scenarios in motorsport: his back wheel dropped off the edge of the pavement just enough that it dug into a shallow impromptu ditch that had formed there, flipping his car over. Luckily, a big group of those around helped push him back on his wheels again.
There’s a reason why I’m not even mad at this dude building the visually worst-running BMW I’ve ever laid eyes on. It actually has to be one of the most ambitious engine builds I’ve heard of. This dude put rotary valves in his ‘90s 328is.
Everyone dreams of buying that childhood dream car for cheap on Craigslist through the magical power of depreciation. But as we’ve seen time and time again, purchase price is only one small part of the equation.
Everyone wants an E30, but people just seem to have the E36. They tune it, they race it, they engine swap it. But no one loves it. No one truly wants the E36. Will that ever change?
In a perfect world, every car seller is perfectly honest and knows every fault with the car he or she is selling. But we don’t live in a perfect world, so here’s how to act and what to look for so you don’t get screwed buying a used car.
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 other weekend I met a guy who turned a ‘90s BMW from a junkyard special parts car with a bullet hole in it into a somewhat successful track/drift car in 36 hours. What’s the craziest car build story from your life?
In 36 hours, this BMW E36 went from a $200 junkyard special to a fully functional drift car, going sideways on track. Yes it has a bullet hole from a drive by shooting. Here’s how it all happened.
While you or I might be pining for a nicely put together BMW E36 to go hoon, here’s somebody thrashing one in a field.
The problem with the Tail of the Dragon and the surrounding byways isn't the road — that's fantastic — it's the constant slow tourist traffic. Wait, they shut it down for a hillclimb this year? Holy crap this is awesome.
Ok, I'm not sure if this is the best 'Ring lap video I've ever seen. But it is probably the best excuse for making a 'Ring lap video I've ever seen.
I'm struggling for words to describe everything mind-blowingly awesome in this video of Garo Haroutiounian in his BMW E46 hillclimb car.
When you see a mid '90s BMW E36, what do you think of? Maybe your nice friend's mom's car, painted in standard dark green? Maybe you think of a bright yellow M3 coupe hammering through an autocross. What about a snowbound rally car?
The BMW E36 is right in the sweet spot of affordable, prestigious performance cars. It is an Internet-beloved, desirable, track-able machine. It is also a finicky bitch.
You may remember our favorite West Virginian hoon shredding tires in his Mustang in Germany, or watching super fast Japanese drifters under a parasol. Now we get to see him stuck in the middle of a Bavarian donut factory.
More cops showed up at this year's Bimmerfest, but that didn't stop people from trying to get a few burnouts in. This E36 driver showed why that was unwise, getting pulled over just as he peeled out.
When we did the Junkyard Build Quality challenge with door panels, the Audi 80 won handily, with top-shelf fasteners, few hidden corners cut, and well-thought-out design. We're moving into sportier— and pricier— territory here, with a 1993 BMW E36 yielding its speedometer to Shawn's crude-yet-effective junkyard…
A Russian artist commissioned some gun aficionados to take aim at a art-museum-bound BMW 3-Series and draw pretty flowers with the bullet holes. They missed. A lot. Gallery of carnage below.