When it comes to German engineering, BMW has become a household name over the years after creating a myriad of iconic chassis. What started as planes, evolved into motorcycles and automobiles during the post war era. The slogan of “The Ultimate Driving Machine”, which BMW adopted over the years has been proven time and time again especially when it comes to the “M” branch of BMW. No matter the decade a BMW comes from, they are known for being clean and elegant but at the same time, when unleashed, they turn into a whole other beast. Nick D’Andria, Kacper Krajewski and Antoine Spignardo have created their own unique takes on three of BMW’s more popular chassis, taking already amazing machines, and making even more breath-taking than before.
In 2013, Spring Fling Canada celebrated their 10th year as Canada’s official season-opening event for German car enthusiasts. The event took place on Sunday June 2rd, 2013 from 11am until 3pm. So what’s all the hype about? Spring Fling is a home-grown and family-oriented event so EVERYBODY is invited! Spring Fling wasn’t your run of the mill show. There were no trophies and no judging and that made the event just a chill get together on a bigger than average scale! And as always, Spring Fling runs RAIN or SHINE!
The event returned to the Hansa Haus again this year. Riding off the momentum from years past, Mississauga’s own German Canadian Club Hansa Haus was a fitting location for this prized event.
Jun 15, 2013
Photography By: Ethan Watson
Words By: David Monzingo
#PictureMeRollin is back this week with our very own Ethan Watson providing us with this week’s transmission. Rion Morse’s bagged and boosted e30 is just spectacular and the pictures speak for themselves! Thanks Ethan and Rion!
Besides all owning slammed Mercedes, Luke Smith, Ashton Lafleur and Junior Sanchez all have one thing in common- From start to finish of our shoot, they seemed to have a better time than anyone I’ve had the pleasure of shooting before. It’s not that most are unhappy or anything, but this bunch keeps it lively in any situation. These cars are not here because of how clean they are, or how much money has gone into building a set of wheels, but because they’re old and f***ing cool.
We all know the masterminds at Rotiform Brian and Jason are always up to something. Whether it be a beautiful teal Porsche to roll around Worthersee with or a new set of wheels with zero lip on them, the creative minds at the Cali based wheel company never let their wheels stop turning. So needless to say when they prepared themselves to build something clean, simple, and unique for the Meca of all shows SEMA, let’s say they had it all figured out. Enter the 2012 Beetle stage left and stage right enter Jason and Brian to start creating this master piece. First off, without the whole Rotiform shop involved as well as some UK help Jason tells us this build wouldn’t be possible. The guys had a short time span to get this vehicle completed, making sure that it just wasn’t a factory car with a drop and wheels on it. Rotiform wanted to add their unique touch to this Bug and make sure it left an impression.
The Carlisle “Custom Compact” event grew to its height in popularity in the mid-2000′s, when out of control crowds caused management to ship the event out of town. After a few years at different venues, the creators returned the show back to its rightful place at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, and the Performance & Style event was born. It’s been a few years since then, and the event seems to grow a bit larger each and every year. While you will see a wild mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly at this show, event managers have reached out to some of the region’s most renowned car builders and lifestyle companies to help keep featured aspects of the event true to the ever-evolving car scene.
This week’s #PMR is brought to us again by Bryce from Burnout Media Labs out in the state of Washington. This time, a few rollers of Matt Smith’s BMW M3 sitting on Volk TE37′s. There’s not much I can say about a simple e46, but one things for sure, this thing looks great moving down the road! Thanks for the pictures Bryce!
After being started as a small shop get together in 2005 by Grossman Tuning, Water by the Bridge 2009 marked the progress of the event as a whole. Wanting the show to be a place for Euro enthusiasts of all types, Grossman started to set up the show. After getting approval for one of the sickest places around, Water by the Bridge was set to be held at the gorgeous Waterfront Park in Louisville, Ky. Each year, more people came. In 2012, about 200-250 cars showed up, but that’s nothing close to what 2013 had to offer. Apparently word had gotten out; Water by the Bridge was the place to be in 2013.
It’s a subtle, yet distinguished platform. The BMW M5 is a refined gentleman’s car with a flare of exuberance and vigor. My long time friend Kirill knows these qualities oh so well, and he has managed to take the M5 to a crazier level. Sporting a fresh matte silver wrap, the M5′s presence is overwhelming and profund. The car fits 20×11 and 20×12 DPE CS5 wheels while dropped on H&R springs. The V10′s scream is amplified beautifully with the addition of the Tubi exhaust and RPI intake. With the carbon accents, dark wheel faces, and body color that reminds you of a beckoning storm, Kirill’s M5 is sinister and threatening. The finesse of the luxury and class still remain, however, and this car is an artisitc fusion of grim, obnoxious force and tasteful, aesthetic elegance. Kirill has named this machine Emma, and she is an exquisite machine.
May 25, 2013
Words By: Mike Meszaros, Ethan Watson
Southern Worthersee is awesome, there is no other way to put it. The people, the cars, and the location in general could not be more perfect. It’s more than just a car show. Though there may be a lot of awesome cars SoWo has become a vacation more than anything. This being the 7th installment of the tribute show to Worthersee SOWO has grown into one of the biggest Euro shows on the east coast. Through the hard work of the staff and the enthusiast in the VW scene the show has taken on a life of it’s own. We all get the privilege to call this tiny mountain city home for five days in May and we always remember why when we take that first glimpse on Helen, GA.