It’s a lovely Summer Day at the Rayerische Motoren Werke...
A totally bodacious old Hot Wheels cast of a BMW 325i ‘vert, 100% Radwood ready.
As I’m rediscovering both my diecast and hobbyist roots, I thought I’d ease into customizing. The mainline BMW 3.0 CSL seemed like a great place to start. Hot Wheels does great work with BMW castings, but they’re weirdly lazy about the front fascia. Between the kidney grille and the double-eye headlights, I feel like…
Due to political discrimination, I have voluntarily left Live and Let Diecast.
The interior piece and the new window pieces are still jockeying for position, but it will all work out. The wheels have taken a beating during the process, but I have another set.
I have another of the windows from which these were cut, that windshield is looking kind of smudged from all the sanding and shaping and…
Hello all! The admins here were nice enough to let me start posting, so I thought you’d appreciate seeing some of my old favorites I harvested from my parents’ house. I hadn’t set eyes on these in years, but since I weirdly caught the bug again, I thought I’d grab a few favorites and take them home with me.
With Radcast and its sister event for 1:1 cars, Radwood, coming up this weekend, it was high time to make sure the participants are ready roll and ready to shine.
Here’s my first post for LaLeMans 2018. This McLaren F1 GTR ran around Circuit de la Sarthe in 1996 with Jacques Laffite, Steve Soper and Marc Duez taking turns in the cockpit. This is a 1:43 scale casting from a brand called “High Speed”.
It’s still Saturday here! You’d think, as one of the resident LALD BMW guys, that I would have had a banner week here... oh well. I carted some cars to work every day in hopes of getting some posts done in downtime, but it didn’t happen. So here is my way too late compilation of a few recycled favorites, mostly taken…
This post was supposed to come online much earlier. Then Windows decided to throw in an update; an update that lasted 12 hours.
No 7-series today. No Recycling either! A bit of a suprise: A totally new model! It is a Neue Klasse, I did some of those on day 2, but after I announced on Instagram ///May week was coming fellow Instagrammer and local BMW nut @denniselbers (owning both an M10 E21 and an M20 E12!) came to the rescue!
The third (E34) generation 5-series, introduced for 1988, brought BMW’s midsize range into the 1990s.
OK. We’ve reached the end. Day 7 and the Gen 7 5-series. Normally for these event weeks, I’ll take new pics even if it’s a car I’ve shown before. But I’m about 700 miles from home right now, and new pics just wasn’t in the timeline. Besides these pics must be pretty good since somebody is using them to sell their…
Since I don’t have much time, here’s a few shots of the Matchbox Superfast BMW Z8.
I know it’s day 6 of ///May week but it’s the 5th day of the week and “E” is the 5th letter of the alphabet. So it goes. The E1.
Another day, another 5-series generation. Today we have the F10. Stylistically speaking, the F10 series was more conservative than it’s E60 predecessor. Engines were largely carried over, but the V-10 of the M cars was replaced by a twin turbo V-8. The wagon died for the US market and unfortunately so did the manual…
Thought I would do a multi layer tie-in with this post. I used my orange 2002 as a salute to Carter Kramer (@enthusiastgarage instagram) as he preps his 2002 for his trip from NY to Monterey.
The Benchmark. That’s what the automotive press named every single M5 generation. I only was lucky enough to try the F10 from Motorsport but that one wasn’t nearly as impressive as that E92 M3. I’d probably rather try an M5 from the E60 generation. Why?
It’s a little rough around the edges, and currently doesn’t roll, but I was so intrigued that I had to take it off the previous owner’s hands.