Just a picture of the 2 Alpina’s together. This year I plan to drive them even more than before. Let’s hope for some good, sunny days!
And one update in mind for the B7: black strips around the windshield and rear window. Parts are already on the shelve…
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Our E30 M3 has been used for a covershoot for the dutch version of “Octane”. Great cover photo, and the others are not too shabby either…
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We’re in the process of building a ground-up racecar based on an E46 sedan.
Some pics of the progress in weight-saving:
We start out with a good condition 4-door shell and remove… well… everything, including the roof panel. For two reasons, weight saving by using a carbon skin and to be able to weld the top of the rollcage from the outside.
^ Drilling out all the spotwelds in a time-consuming and precise business.
4130 ChroMoly cage welded
Engine will grant at least 450hp. Very light and strong Enkei wheels with dual valves in 10×18 all around.
With snow and salt on the road these days, it’s not a good time to drive. But I did find a way to give at least a little love to the B6. It’s a small upgrade, but important! Back to original.
Here are the before and after shots:
If you can spot it of course… More pics in springtime!
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Tagged Alpina, Alpina E30, B6, B6 3.5S, BMW, BMW E30, E30, M3, Orange indicator, Wheelmen
Every month I receive a few car magazines in my mailbox; the old-fashioned way. And to be honest, with an unlimited budget, I would have subscribed to a dozen more magazines. But as this is not the case, I have to stick to my all-time favorites. And at number one is EVO. I have a subscription since many years, but before that I have scooped them up at newsstands as well.
Those who took the effort to get a subscription, are treated with a special version; the “collectors’ edition”. What this simply means is that the cover is just one picture and there are no screaming headers or any other captions. For some reason I started scanning them and a little while ago I already made a collage out of it.
Here are more covers of the last 3 years, I hope you enjoy them!
If you are interested, I have scans since #096. Also in higher resolutions…
The ‘black gold’ is certainly more obtainable than ever even in clubracing and drifting. However, there’s carbon fibre and carbon fibre. Much like in the glass fibre world, all too many carbon fibre suppliers adhere to ‘function follows form’, a capital sin in the Wheelmen book. A lot of crazy CF winged timeattack ‘creations’ look very purpose built but use almost home made, relatively heavy CF up to a point where a good glassfibre producer can make a lighter product. Parts shown here are made using the highest quality components and have a fitment like original steel parts. Not only the outer skin, but the complete inner assembly is made out of CF. On the front bumper, a quick fit DTM mounting bracket with cones is supplied, saving time as well as the bumper might a light accident occur. Send us a message for the price, full M3 E30 kit available.
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Some pictures of the E34 2013 driftcar. The car is mainly aimed at going sideways however the bandwith of the chassis includes set-up for track.
The main goals on this car are extreme weight saving, very low center of gravity, reliability and versatility.
The engine of choice is an M106 twin-turbo and the car will be finished in the Alpina Biturbo livery.