The featured BMWs included a 3.0CS, the obligatory E30 M3, a 2019 M4, and the most interesting of the bunch, a 700 Sport. The 700 Sport is the small, rear-engined red vehicle sporting the 07 number on it's doors. I have more pics of that car and will write-pup a little bit about what it was a little later. In the meantime, Enjoy!
Double J Motors is a local VW/Audi shop in Portland, OR, with a good reputation, and that puts out some very clean builds. I didn't get to speak to anyone about the specifics of this build but the details are everywhere. The engine is running a throttle body system with 4 intake trumpets, has an 8AN conversion with oil catch can and cooler installed, and some fancy exhaust work. I would bet that there's some head work to take
There was a pretty strong MB showing this year at Germanpalooza. My personal favorite of the bunch was the AMG GTR, which is both a gnarly and capable beast of a machine, along with being gorgeous. I met the guy who drove it over from the dealership and he was telling me about how even with all of the aids enabled if you don't drive the car right it twitches and jerks about as the electronics stop you from
It’s a gorgeous day and there’s a lot of cool cars around. I’ve been taking a lot of shots and focusing in on some more interesting items like a BMW pickup, and a Porsche Super 90. I’ll sort and post the rest of the pics later.
I got the S4 80% detailed inside and out, and now I am trying to get its other wheels on before I head over to Portland International Raceway for Germanpalooza!
It's a track, drag, and car show event. I won't be driving this time, but I will be talking, handing out business cards, and sporting my Team WheelWell gear! I'll get some better shots of my WheelWell decals when I'm there :-)
I'll take some pictures while I'm there, so be
People seemed to be a little curious about that Saab Sonnett that I posted last night, and luckily serendipity struck this morning. There happens to be a V4 Saab Sonett up for auction on Bring A Trailer right now. You can see the entire car over there, whereas I couldn't really get any shots of the interior, undercarriage, or engine of the Sonett that I spotted. This example is lightly modified, with a turbocharger attached to it's
And you thought I was done posting pics of B-chassis cars tonight!
I found pics of my last B3 Volkswagen Passat! This car was literally bought from a little old lady that developed trouble with her hip so she couldn't operate the clutch anymore. It lived in a garage and was dealer maintained, but I couldn't keep her. I'm better now, but I had an undiagnosed hip problem for years, which caused me back pain (go figure) instead of hip
To keep with posting lots of pictures of B-chassis VW/Audi cars tonight, I also came across some pictures of my friend Court's old B6 S4. He had this car at the same time that I had my first S4, mine being a laser red B5 S4, which are the pics that I am hunting for at present. I'm sure their on this old hard drive I found!
I was gong through some old photos and I came across this picture of my friend Rick's 1956 Bel Air from out on Long Island. This shot is over 10 years old, but it was a gorgeous, complete restomod at the time. I won't pretend to remember the specifics but it was very tastefully done.
I was visiting Orcas Island a couple of years ago and I took some time to setup a few shots with my camera. I then completely forgot about the pictures until I stumbled upon them today. The pics are of my 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo, before I lifted it, on its old wheels which are now on my Volvo 242. Enjoy!
I like having two consecutive generations of a chassis. I used to own a B3 Volkswagen Passat, or four, before as well. For that matter, this is my third B5 chassis car. I think I may have a B-chassis VW/Audi problem.
This is a Sonnett II that I spotted in Portland while out on a walk yesterday. I think these old Sonett's are rather interesting; they were lightweight, small displacement, 3 cylinder, 2-stroke, sports cars, made in the lat 1960s. How's that for different? The car is very diminutive in size and was also available with an upsized (1.5L vs 0.9L) V4 engine instead of the 2-stroke inline 3 cylinder as well. The two stroke engine featured a freewheel that
Isaac Newton was the first person to declare that an object in motion tends to stay in motion; a phenomenon any driver who's corner quickly can appreciate. As we rapidly apex a corner our bodies want to keep on a forward trajectory, a trajectory that deviates from that of the car, causing us to slide about in our seats. This slows you down. Why? Because you are expending energy, mental and physical, on controlling your body movement instead of
She's full of blemishes in person, on every last panel, but she cleans up really nice for some photos! I gave her a full interior detail, some repurposed Volvo all-weather floor mats, leather and vinyl conditioning, along with an exterior, wash, clay bar and upper surface buff, followed by a nice coat of wax.
Next up, brake maintenance! And an oil change. This workhorse, turned 194k miles this month, and the only things not working are some of the
I love this old Vanagons; they were shockingly capable little campers, when outfitted as such, that are really quite surprising as far as the ground that they are able to traverse. This one, I don't know, I just like it. It's very, very brown, but somehow that works for me on these Vanagon. Although I think I would swap out the wheels for something else, I'm not sure what, but they don't quite fit with the rest of the
They're bringing it back, we will be getting it, and it looks incredible while coming with some rather potent engine options. I don't even like new cars for the most part, but Alfa is making that hard lately! Just look at it, it's gorgeous! And you know it will make glorious sounds, like only Italian cars make.
You can read more about it at CarAndDriver: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/alfa-romeo-gtv-quadrifoglio-what-we-know-about-the-600-plus-hp-coupe?src=ign_ai&mg=cad&dom=fb
I’ve been living in my new place for a couple of months now and it’s the first place that I’ve had free reign of a full garage and driveway. I still enjoy it, and th view when I open up in the morning. :-) #teamwheelwell #forthebuild
I decided that I would finish cleaning the interior of my 850 Turbo today, and re-clean it some after my little 5 and 6 year old nieces were driven around in it for a week. One of the last areas that I have to clean is the carpet in the driver's footwell, so I decided to take some pictures and show how much help the steam cleaner is here. This first photo was taken after I first vacuumed the
My 1994 Audi Cabriolet is one of 1300 Cabriolets brought over to this country in 1994. Audi did the same for the following 3 years, and then they discontinued the car. Consequently, there are not a lot of these cars around and some of the information is hard to come by for a number of reasons. The problem that I am having today is that I need to replace my coolant temperature sensor, and while I can locate the
This one is either an old restoration or all original. I stumbled across it on a walk his morning, and other than a lot of dry rotted rubber seals, it looks great and has a current registration. I like it. #teamwheelwell #forthebuild
I am working on a few jobs on this car, but the heat has been kind of intense so it's been slow going. So while I wait to spray the bumper, I decided to protect the rest of my work, which meant giving the T-5R a quick bath and then putting her away under her blanket. I will take her out again once the bumper is ready to be installed. In the meantime, I need to get my Cabriolet
I finally got my first decal installed, and despite all of my anal retentive cleaning and prepping, I still managed to get it on there slightly askew... damnit.
I don't think it's that noticeable though, and besides, this car was never going to win any beauty contests anyways! It turns head for entirely different reasons. #TeamWheelWell #ForTheBuild