Driving Line and Nitto Tire invited us out for a private track day with just four cars for a pair of head-to-head races. In my case, it’s the 190E Cosworth versus my E30 M3, competing for best time on the big track at WSIR. I’m happy to say, I ran a 1:35.31 at Willow Springs, surpassing my expectations. Running that time didn’t come without some pitfalls, though.
I’ve been itching to replace the 25-year-old coilovers on the M3 with something modern and… not blown. My friends at H&R built a complete custom setup for the M3, and I wanted to take the opportunity to put together the ultimate how-to for assembly and disassembly.
The process is the same for any classic BMW.
The new H&R coilovers include camber plates, adjustable dampers, and aluminum RSMs, just to name a few details. The installation was as easy as could be, too.
Born and raised amongst cars thanks to an uncle with a penchant for Datsun 510s, mini-trucks, and classics all around, it comes as no surprise that Sergio Vega’s story isn’t all too different from those that raised him. Now, at 29 years old, he finds himself settled in Long Beach, California, using the breadth of his talents to churn out incredible work as both a photographer and designer.
“Dude, it’s fine,” he’ll say with a shit-eating grin, every single time. There’s something about the way Geoff Tumang seems to conduct his affairs with the world around him, seemingly lacking an ability to not flirt with the limit, wherever that limit may be. From track days to off roading, and from nights spent wrenching to nights out drinking, Geoff’s approach to anything and everything is no-holds-barred, consequences be damned.
Rust. It’s something nearly all of us inevitably deal with during the course of our automotive hobby or career. Known as “cancer,” and rightly so, it’s a deathblow seemingly any car in which it goes unchecked. While it is, in the most technical sense, almost always fixable, cost versus reward is rarely a fair tradeoff. It’s a familiar story for Sabrina Uriostegui and her introduction to BMWs: a 1998 BMW E36 M3 “slicktop.