Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mini classic-car/modern classics meetup

On the same day BMW-SG had their ///M showroom meetup, there was to be another gathering of car enthusiasts later in the day. A number of classic-car and modern-classic appreciators had a small meetup and here are some of the cool cars which showed up. Heading up the modern-classics camp, we have a Porsche 993 Carrera RS, an Audi Ur Quattro (the only one remaining in Singapore), and a BMW E36 M3.

The RS looked particularly stunning.

Quattro wasn't far off either. It was totally gleaming in the sunlight.

E36 M3 looking splendid as well.

Mk 1 Golf Cabriolet had a nice interior.

And this E34's engine is really just so clean.

Representing the classics,one car i've never seen before in my life and never thought to exist locally was this really cool Plymouth Valiant Barracuda. The 'Cuda used to spend its life along the beaches of Bali but has now rolled up its sleeves for the City life of Singapore.

This Triumph GT6 is really beautiful too, its really quite small compared with modern machines though. Looking inside, is like looking into a time machine.

Shortly after, this massive circa '38 Buick Series 90 Limited rolled in and it dwarfed everything around it. It is BIG. Note the difference in size with the Mercedes SL parked in front.

There were a couple more other mentionable cars which i did not take shots of, a Porsche 964 and a 930, a Saab 900 Turbo Cabriolet, a mini, a couple of Triumph Sunbeams and an MG. It really is refreshing to see these cars out in the open rather then hidden away in someone's garage. Let's hope more of these classics appear on our roads in the future.

Monday, July 26, 2010

BMW-SG visits the World's first ///M dealership

The local BMW community were invited to a preview of the World's first ///M exclusive dealership just a day before the public launch. The turn out was pretty good and i think most of us had fun. This dealership differs from the regular BMW showrooms in that this one will only sell and service the ///M-cars and cater to all the needs of ///M car customers.

Inside the showroom, there was an M3 Competition-spec. I love the color.
Even though there were not many cars in the showroom as yet. All the cars were already spoken for. Even 5 units of the new limited production M3 GTS have been sold. (Arriving in Singapore only early next year)
X6M sitting outside
They had an ipad rigged up to a headset playing various engine noises from the M cars and a video wall on the side.
Here's a Frozen grey Competition-Spec M6. The Frozen finish is really smooth, feels sort of like those aluminium doors on high-end refrigerators.
At the back was the service area, it was sooo clean... I wish i have a home looking like this. (With the cars included of course).
Beautiful M3 CSL was sitting on a lift
Sharing the same building space with the ///M showroom are 3 other marques at the back. Alfa, Lotus and Lamborghini. I guess the ///M-cars are in pretty good company.
And lastly, a shot of the '36 just before we left...
To view even more pictures, head over to the BMW-SG forum »

Friday, July 23, 2010

BMW parts stockist: Eng Soon

For all your BMW parts needs, there's only one place to go. (In Singapore at least)... This place should start a loyalty programme...

Exterior bodyparts collected for the '36 so far, front M-Tech bumper, front M-Tech splitter, M-Tech side strips, new headlights, new front side lamps, new rear lights, Motorsports side emblems ordered and rear "is" badge ordered. Almost there...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wheelwhoring: BBS RZ III's

Its been a while since i've fitted these BBS wheels onto the car, but finding information on them anywhere, online AND offline has been really difficult. Apparently, these are BBS Japan's RZ III's(or according to the sellers, BBS RZ 372's). I figured these were from Japan because of the BBS Japan stamps on the insides of the wheels. I bought almost exactly a year ago but they sat in storage for some time before i finally fitted them months ago. BBS Japan seems to have quite a few interesting wheels for the E36's back in the day. Another BBS '36 wheel i rarely see are these BBS DTMs. I think those are JDM BBS's too, looks quite similar to my RZ IIIs except for the center caps.

In other news, my aircon's broken.

Monday, July 19, 2010

BMW-SG visits the World's first ///M Dealership

BMW-SG has just received and invitation for a preview visit of the World's first M-car dealership. As such, the monthly meetup for July will be happening at 30 Teban Gardens Crescent. OR as it shall be known, the most powerful letter in the World's Singapore address. Find out more here »

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Truly epic NSX video

I'd recommend clicking through to watch the HD video.
EPIC video of the legendary NSX.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Beautiful Kouki S13 video - "Lazy Sunday"

No matter what origins you might like your car to come from, there's no denying the beauty of this classy video.