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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…)

BMW Forums Online: A Master List

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

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BMW Forums Online: the Master List

There are hundreds of online car forums, specifically in BMW Forums, so we wanted to compile and share a list of all BMW forums we could find online.

Online car forums are an amazing resource for car enthusiasts  There are forums for pretty much every make and model of car. From tech information on engines, wheels, tires, interiors and electronics, to social events, car shows and motor sports events, these online communities are one of the best places to go to connect with fellow enthusiasts.

BMW forum communities in particular are vibrant, busy online meeting places and most communities have fresh conversations and information posted by members, editors and moderators on a daily basis. Posting information is usually quite simple; just sign up with a user-name, password and email address and you’ll be able to access a wealth of information to keep your car in top running condition and get a long, well-lived life out of your favorite BMW. (more…)

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 members for getting the word out: (more…)

Bimmerfest East Meet 2008 – Fort Lee Boat Basin

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

On Saturday May 10th Bimmerfest East meet brought a great group of BMW owners to Palisades Park in Fort Lee, NJ to enjoy good weather, camaraderie and each other’s cars. With more than 30 cars showing, the attendance was great. The majority of the cars were E39 BMW ’s and several E30 M3 owners showed up with their cars as well. (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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