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Lime Rock “Sunday in the Park”: The BMWs

Friday, September 24th, 2010

limerock-sunday-in-parkOne of the highlights of Limerock’s annual Labor Day weekend Vintage Fall Festival is the Sunday in the Park car show and concours.  This unique event allows participants to park their cherished cars around the edge of the famed 1.5 mile road course.  Spectators and participants can walk the entire track and see some of the best cars in the region on display.   Since racing is not allowed on Sunday at Lime Rock, Sunday in the Park is the perfect interlude to the four days of exciting vintage and historic races.

In addition to the premium concours event, visitors may arrive at the park with their everyday driving classics. Pending a car is rare or in decent condition one may receive a coveted invitation to join their marque’s section on the track. This is really two car shows in one; you don’t need to be in the concours to enter into the general car show. This inclusive feature makes for a diverse collection of cars and a strong turnout of spectators.

This year the weather on Sunday was a sunny 75 degrees with light breezes to grace the spectators and gorgeous vehicles. Good weather lead to a great turnout and a perfect opportunity for the shutterbugs to immortalize a wide array of cars.  From Aston Martin to Citroen, from BMW to Rolls-Bentley, there were over 20 official marque categories spread around the track and what seemed to be several more that were unofficially grouped.

There was a great display of BMW cars. The Bimmers were parked on “no-name straight” just past (walking clockwise around the track) the Volvo display and just before the Italian makes. There were approximately twenty 2002 cars and ten E30 M3 cars. Among the standouts lining the back of the track were a fully restored convertible M3 decked out in a rare metallic green color and several impressive 2002s. (more…)

Hemmings Sports & Exotics Car Show, Saratoga Springs – 2010

Monday, August 30th, 2010

hemmings-car-show-saratogaSaturday August 7, 2010 brought the return of the Hemmings staff to Saratoga Springs, New York for the annual Hemmings Sports & Exotics Car Show. BMW cars were the featured marque and there was a wonderful showing of all types of Bimmers from 2002′s to 6-Series “sharks” and even a Hennarot M1.

The weather on this day was spectacular with light music filtering through the warm summer breezes and bright sun shining over head. The Saratoga Automobile Museum Popcorn truck was sharing it’s wonderful kettle corn and the local Lion’s club opened up a concession stand for attendees to fill up on grilled goodies. What more could one ask for than a beautiful day with sunny skies and a lineup of well cared for sports and collector cars on display?

The car turnout was comprised of well over 150 sports and collector cars ranging from early Model T’s up to modern sports cars through model year 1988. There was a strong showing of classic post-war British sports cars including Jaguars and MG’s. In this area we though the Jaguar XK 140 stole the show! (more…)

Hemmings Sports & Exotics Car Show, Saratoga Springs – 2009

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

hemmings-sportsexotics-car-show-saratoga1Saturday, August 8th marked the return of 4th Annual Hemmings Sports & Exotics Car Show at Saratoga Springs, New York. Alfa Romeo was the “featured” automobile marque this year with many gorgeous examples on hand ranging from Alfa Romeo Spiders, to GTs and Giuliettas. Classic Honda Motorcycles were the featured bikes. (more…)

BMW Art Cars in New York City

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

The BMW Art Cars have arrived in New York City and are on display in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall through April 6th, 2009.  Walking into Vanderbilt Hall and seeing these cars is simply amazing.  Most impressive is the burst of color, particularly the Roy Lichtenstein 320i and the Andy Warhol M1.

The exhibit is five cars in total.  Included in the exhibit are the 1977 Group 5 Racing 320i painted by Roy Lichtenstein, the 1976 3.0 CSL painted by Frank Stella, the 1979 Group 4 Racing M1 painted by Andy Warhol, the 1986 635csi painted by R. Raushenberg, and the Z4 Roadster which was driven through wet paint on canvas-like surface to create a 30 by 40 foot.  The Z4 painting was by artist Robin Rhode. (more…)

Winslow Car Show for Charity, Warwick NY (2008)

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Winslow Car Show Warwick NYOn Sunday August 24th, 2008 local collector car enthusiasts came out to Warwick, New York for a car show to raise money for the Winslow Riding Center, a local not for profit organization that runs a therapeutic horseback riding center for riders with disabilities.

Modern sports, muscle and vintage collector cars of all makes and models came to the event. There was even a small area for historic motorcycles to park and join in on the fun. It turned out to be a beautiful day with lots of sunshine and huge amounts of money raised for this great cause. Sports Car Advisors brought out 2 cars this day so we shared in the contributions ;-)

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BMW Meet Sponsored by Park Avenue BMW

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

On Sunday June 22, BMW owners from the New York City metro area met at Bear Mountain for an afternoon of gawking, tech and gear talk about all types of Bimmers. The event was sponsored by Park Ave BMW of Maywood New Jersey. Refreshments and food were provided by the dealership. Everyone had a great time at this event. There was a strong showing of 335i’s , E92 M3 ‘s, E30 M3′s (some with s50 conversions) and E46 M3′s. Following are some pictures of the cars. Thanks to Park Ave for organizing this great BMW enthusiast event , and to E90post and S14.net members for getting the word out: (more…)

E30 M3 Conversion from S14 to S52 6-Cylinder

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

An interesting performance and power modification one can make to an E30 M3 is to replace the original 16 valve 4-cylinder S14 motor with the S50 or and S52 24 valve 6-cylinder motor found in newer model M3′s. Here is an example of this motor installed.

Some tips are that you’ll need to switch oil pans, transmission and some drive train features will need upgrading.  As well, an upgrade to the steering on the car can be conducted.  A lot of parts from the Z3 are interchangeable for this.

Following is a brief video of the M Power motor, and some still pictures of this E30.

6 Cylinder E30 M3:

6 Cylinder E30 M3 BMW

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