This month’s desktop wallpaper is from the archives once again, thanks to one of our all-time favorite features and photo sets: Nic and Stephanie Foster’s E21 320i, from Everett, Washington. Draped in Sepang Bronze paint and paired with color matched Ronal Racing splits, it’s an E21 that sets the bar for style, and it has held a revered position there for more than a decade.
There’s no denying that when it comes to the classic BMW lineup, the E21 seems all but forgotten. Overshadowed by the E30, and often lamented for its use of CIS injection, the E21 has fanatics for it few and far between. However, as the eldest brother of the 3-series lineage, there are a few that have earned their stay, namely the 320i IMSA and Group 5 cars, heralded for their over-the-top presence and incredible engines.
It’s been some time – more than four years in all – since we’ve last taken a look at the Fosters’ E21; however, like a good scotch, “Mr. Belvedere,” as the 320i is known, has only grown better with age.
At first glance, little, if anything, has changed with “Mr. B.” The Sepang Bronze paint still shines flawlessly, and the Ronal Racing splits still pair perfectly with the car they’re mounted to.
Nic and Stephanie Foster’s E21 deserves every bit of recognition it can muster up. As one of the most admired E21s on the planet, there’s no shortage of folks seeking to photograph their build; however, Nic and Steph are selective people. When media does surface, be it photos or video, there’s never a doubt that the quality will be unparalleled. The team at MACHETE is the most recent to have their take on the car, and it goes to show that only the best work with the best.
In perhaps the only video we’ve been more anxious for than the long-awaited release of “32 Hours 7 Minutes,” the team at Stereoscreen has produced “Adrenaline – The BMW Touring Car Story.” Yesterday, the latest trailer for the upcoming movie landed on Vimeo, and we have to say, we couldn’t possibly me more excited.
The film takes a look at BMW’s charismatic drivers and fascinating racing cars from five decades.