Monday, September 23, 2013

NJBMWCCA Autocross Sept 7th, 2013

We all had a great time out at the north lot at the PNC Bank Arts Center yesterday.  Lots of grip, and good photos.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Eurocruise 2013

Hello all.  I'd like to let you know that we are running a nice gather/coffee-cruise-meet-lunch outing on September 7th, 2013.  Should be a great time!

Here's the route:

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

2001 M3 Dinan S2 Laguna Seca Blue

My friend's awesome factory-Dinan S2 M3 in the ever-elusive Laguna Seca "Bleu".  This shot taken the day I met Mitch and his fresh road machine, with less than 66k miles.  He had the car for barely a month, but of course, got hooked right away.

It had been suggested to me that I let my wife drive me down to Bimmerfest, so that I could shoot photos of all the cars in our E46 "brigade".  Weighing the option was not tough; I simply drove and shot out the window the best I could. 

MSRP: $70,293
Engine: 3.2L I-6 DOHC 24V
Horsepower: 361hp@7900RPM
Torque: 282lb-ft@4700RPM

Transmission: 6-speed manual
Curb weight: 3480lbs
0-60MPH: 4.6s
1/4 Mile: 13.2s @ 107mph
Skidpad: 0.96g

"It's hard to imagine anyone even trying to improve on the M3, but Dinan says his $17,798 package of engine and suspension mods does indeed do just that."  - Car and Driver - 2003

First Post, 2004 330Ci Japanrot

The E46; a chassis with many different faces and customizations. Also, it marks the last run of the naturally aspirated 3-series.  
Back when a 328 was powered by a 2.8L and a 330 housed a 3.0L six. Tried and true.

Photo shot from my friend's 2001 Laguna Blue Dinan S2 M3, driving through NJ on I-195, coming back from Bimmerfest 2013 in Maryland. 

Photo of me driving on the Tail of The Dragon, US-129, in Tennessee. Wicked curves, drove over 300 of them, twice.

The curves on that eleven-mile mountainous strip are scary.  There were many times that the upcoming change in elevation was so radical that i thought my car might dive right into the pavement.