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SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
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This weeks winner goes to Nick Reichart and his beautiful BMW E30 325e.  We are no stranger to the E30 platform and absolutely love them for their versatility.  You can make street cars, race cars, drift cars and more.  It is also a great platform to learn on because parts are cheap, relatively available, and everything is pretty easy to access.  There is no wonder Nick has been going through and learning on this great example.  Nick states that this has been a long term project that has actually gone through a couple different engines already.  The project started 7.5 years ago with a m20b27 that is standard in all E30 eta models.  He then punched that motor out to a 2.9L which put smiles on his face for about 20,000 miles.  After that, the frown turned upside down, and he transplanted a stock m20b25 engine to keep it running. 

 

Along with the engine work, Nick installed H&R race springs, Z3 steering rack upgrade, and bigger front sway bars to keep it planted.  On the exterior he converted to euro bumpers (which is our favorite look), AC Schnitzer Type 1 wheels, and a Zender replica front valance.

 

All in all its a great start and we love to see the progress of these builds.  Make sure to follow Nick on instagram @reichart_automotive

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September 10, 2021

This weeks winner goes to Justin Okamoto and his 1994 BMW E36 318i convertible. This car is a great example of a “wow” transformation.  Justin stated he purchased the car for only $400 because he simply needed transportation to and from work.  Slowly the BMW bug bit him and he started creating a vision for this topless Bavarian.  Nothing was going to stop him from making it his own track car, which is something we can get behind.  Justin’s 318i ended up holding a special place in his heart when he told us he had the last great conversation with his mother in this car before she passed away from cancer.  Not only did he want to make sure he built his promise, but Justin found a different calling as well.

Because of the pain and heartache he went through dealing with his mother battling cancer, Justin started a 501c(3) charity called “Cars for the Cure.”  This is a non profit charity based in Greenville, South Carolina that found a way to combine his love for automobiles and his dedication to defeating cancer in order to help those struggling with such a deadly condition.  Cars for the Cure raises money through car shows, track days, and other events to help families in need who are feeling the effects of cancer financially. He has helped provide meals, pay bills, and even take them to their appointments.

We can’t congratulate Justin enough, by using his passion, and gathering a community together to fight a great cause.

We invite you to check out Cars for the Cure at www.carsforthecuresc.org

September 3, 2021

Our first weeks winner goes to this absolutely wild 1995 318ti gravel rally car. Now I have to admit I have seen this car floating around social media and have been in love with it since day one. It also sparked interest to do a similar build with our E36 ti on the farm.

This off-road Bavarian is outfitted with the driveline of a 1995 M3 (s50), Reiger rally shocks, PFC brakes, Braid wheels, and Hoosier tires to keep it planted when it isn't flying through the air. The owner says this is first full season of competition in this car and have already won 2WD in both Rally Colorado and Gorman Ridge Rally Races. He is currently leading the 2WD class in both the ARA western Championship and the California Rally Series.

Very impressive and we can't say enough about this build. It looks like an absolute riot to drive. Make sure to give him a follow on Instagram.