– Photography by Romar Hiensch –
Born as a homologated touring car, the original BMW M3 has motorsports blood coursing through its veins. From its boxed flares to its high-strung S14 4-cylinder engine, it stands stark in contrast to its base-model brethren. It comes to a surprise to some, then, that there are indeed authentic E30 M3 convertibles, produced by BMW. 786 convertibles, to be specific.
We’re finally here. It’s Friday. We’ve worked towards it all week, and have earned it, no doubt. We’re excited to share the second half of Peter Aylward’s shots from the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and if beautiful imagery wasn’t enough, the incredible tire smoke content is sure to help. Enjoy, stay tuned for our Monday feature, and as always, be sure to check out more of Peter’s work at PeterAylward.co.uk and on Instagram at @PeterAylward.
So they say, spring is just around the corner, and following that, we arrive at the Goodwood Festival of Speed: an annual event that sets the bar automotive events, worldwide. Race cars from every corner of the globe, and of every specialty, take their shot at a hillclimb run up Lord March’s twisting and meandering driveway, now made famous by the event itself.
Rare parts. At times, they can compliment a build to a point of completion, if not define the build entirely. Classic cars are built with classic parts, and it’s the oddities and rarities of an era that help to create and shape a vision. In the world of E30s, it’s the likes of M-Tech body kits, Alpina splits, and all of the Alpina trimmings, that help to set Jay and Claire’s E30 apart from the rest.
“Who has time to go to a cars & coffee meet on a Wednesday morning?” We do, apparently, and surprisingly, we’re not alone. Our friends at Race Service have been hosting weekly “Rise and Shine” sessions, each one themed in a new and creative way. From 9 to noon on Wednesday mornings, their aim is to celebrate bits and pieces of the automotive world, and it seems as though the flavor for this week is Shelby.