eGarage http://egarage.com Stories in Motion™ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:36:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.3 Lunch Break http://egarage.com/videos/lunch-break/ http://egarage.com/videos/lunch-break/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:36:22 +0000 http://egarage.com/?post_type=videos&p=15566 When the company car is an Ariel Atom, running out of dog food is as good an excuse as any to go out for a mid-day drive. Ride along with one of the eGarage Rottweilers, “Bronx”, as he enjoys his seat time. Filmed entirely on Go Pro 4.  

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When the company car is an Ariel Atom, running out of dog food is as good an excuse as any to go out for a mid-day drive. Ride along with one of the eGarage Rottweilers, “Bronx”, as he enjoys his seat time. Filmed entirely on Go Pro 4.

 

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Resto Motors 1949 Chevy 3100 http://egarage.com/car-profiles/resto-motors-1949-chevy-3100/ http://egarage.com/car-profiles/resto-motors-1949-chevy-3100/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:59:39 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=15530 The goal behind the truck was to show the automotive world what we could do. Every aspect of the truck was customized from a full custom dash and interior, to the CAD designed chassis with air ride suspension to make the truck more comfortable to drive.

Resto Motors 49 Chevy

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Words: Jake Fleuridas | Photos: Nathan Leach-Proffer

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Resto Motors 49 Chevy 3100

Resto Motors is the creation of my cousin/business partner Reuben Gates and I. We are both gear heads with a passion for building cars. I have been building and designing cars for 12 years now with a background in off-road racing/suspension design, sheet metal fabrication, and CAD design.

Resto Motors 49 Chevy 3100

Hot rods were always a fun hobby that I grew up with and hoped to one day build a career out of. Reuben has a background in mechanical engineering and also has been a hobbyist hot rod builder in his spare time since he was young. Together about 2 years ago we decided to take the leap and start our own shop. After a little over a year of planning, we opened the doors to Resto Motors last fall in Denver, Colorado.

Resto Motors 49 Chevy 3100

Everything on our cars are done in house and meticulously thought out so as to give our buyers the best cars we possibly can in the budgets they want.

Resto Motors 49 Chevy 3100

The 1949 Chevy 3100 we just built was originally built as a personal/shop truck. The goal behind the truck was to show the automotive world what we could do. Every aspect of the truck was customized from a full custom dash and interior, to the CAD designed chassis with air ride suspension to make the truck more comfortable to drive. I added some stainless screen to the hood and fenders to give it that “attention grabbing” appeal.

Resto Motors 49 Chevy 3100 A full handmade bed was built in house to make the back out of the truck more proportionate.

Resto Motors 49 Chevy 3100 Custom gauges I had built by Speedhut were made with a 1/2 smaller diameter to continue the rivet theme inside the truck.

Resto Motors 49 Chevy 3100

Resto Motors 49 Chevy 3100

The drivetrain is a modern 4.8 Vortec engine to increase reliability and drivability. A complete exhaust was built and tuned in-house to make the truck sound just as we wanted. The wheels were narrowed 1.25 inches and taken off of a 2007 Silverado. Rack and pinion steering, 13 inch wildwood power disc brakes on all 4 corners. Old air products a/c unit. Griffin products radiator. Airaid custom intake.

Resto Motors 49 Chevy 3100Custom knotty walnut bed without stainless slats to give it a more rustic appearance. Handmade wood fold down dash to mimic the appearance of the stock stainless dash and hide the glove box/bluetooth radio. In house hand formed copper rose shifter molded into the dash. Custom bomber style seat with leather inserts

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2014 Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance http://egarage.com/videos/2014-pebble-beach-concours-delegance/ http://egarage.com/videos/2014-pebble-beach-concours-delegance/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:56:06 +0000 http://egarage.com/?post_type=videos&p=15525 This is the Concours D’Elegance, calling it a car show does not do it justice. Held each August on the 18th Fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is an annual gathering of rare and antique automobiles, international automotive luminaries and motorcar enthusiasts from around the globe. It is an event […]

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This is the Concours D’Elegance, calling it a car show does not do it justice. Held each August on the 18th Fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is an annual gathering of rare and antique automobiles, international automotive luminaries and motorcar enthusiasts from around the globe. It is an event of dazzling elegance, appropriately held at a resort famous for both its beauty and its refinement.

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Drag Racing Down Under http://egarage.com/events/drag-racing-down-under/ http://egarage.com/events/drag-racing-down-under/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:30:56 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=15498 On the weekend of April 4-5, Meremere Dragway hosted the NZ Hot Rod Mag Club Champs and Auckland Performance Tuning Nostalgia Drags. This is easily one of my favorite events of the year and is the last big event on the New Zealand drag racing calendar for 2014-15 season.

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Words | Photos by Nic Kuiper

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Down Under Drag

On the weekend of April 4-5, Meremere Dragway hosted the NZ Hot Rod Mag Club Champs and Auckland Performance Tuning Nostalgia Drags. The club champs being run on the Saturday and the nostalgia drags on the Sunday. This is easily one of my favorite events of the year and is the last big event on the New Zealand drag racing calendar for 2014-15 season. So, I dragged myself out of bed early on Saturday morning and took the 40 minute drive to the drag way.

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Down Under Drag

It was a nice sunny day and there were already a lot of awesome cars getting ready for the days racing when I arrived. I roamed the pits as usual to see which cars had turned up. Most of the cars there I had seen before but there were some new ones, including Ron Hope’s Nitro Burning AA/FA Rat Trap which had been brought over for another event and had stayed in the country to take part this weekend.

Down Under Drag

Down Under Drag

On Sunday I woke up to the sound of rain on the roof. Not what you want to hear when heading to a drag racing. I went along anyway and hoped for the best. By the time I got to the track the rain had stopped and the sun had come out.

Down Under Drag

Down Under Drag

The Nostalgia drags cars had to be of American or NZ Origin and be Pre 1972. With a great mixture of Front Engine Dragsters, Funny Cars and other classics taking to the track.

Down Under Drag

Down Under Drag

Racing got under way but didn’t last more than 20 minutes, before the skies opened up and put a stop to the racing for quite awhile. Once the rain cleared we were back into the racing and the spectators that had stuck it out through the rain were treated to some great racing between a wide selection of classic cars.

Down Under Drag

Down Under Drag

The passion of the owners and crew was clearly evident with the quality of the cars and the celebrations as they set quick times or won races. Thanks to Bay Rodders and Meremere Dragway for putting on a great event once again, I can’t wait for next year.

Down Under Drag

Down Under Drag

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2015 Dubai Boat Show http://egarage.com/current-interests/2015-dubai-boat-show/ http://egarage.com/current-interests/2015-dubai-boat-show/#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 04:21:34 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=15387 As I embarked on a tour of automotive photography around the globe, Seattle > Tokyo > Dubai > Seattle, I haphazardly stumbled into the 2015 Dubai International Boat Show. By chance our friends at Zenvo and W Motors are displaying cars in the Supercar Promenade at the show and invite eGarage along.

Dubai Boat Show

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Dubai Boat Show

As I embarked on a tour of automotive photography around the globe, Seattle > Tokyo > Dubai > Seattle, I haphazardly stumbled into the 2015 Dubai International Boat Show. By chance my friends at Zenvo and W Motors were displaying the Zenvo ST1 and the W Motors Lykan at the show, so I had all encouragement needed to attend. This is Dubai after all, the show should be extraordinary.

Dubai Boat Show

W Motors Lykan

Empowered with a “VIP parking pass” I approached the entrance of the boat show, I was stopped quickly at the VIP entrance.  “Where is your invite sir, anyone can show up with a VIP Parking Pass.” I was a bit caught off guard, as I was told this was all I needed to enter.  Luckily, at the entrance was the Supercar Promenade,  so I was ushered to my contact for my entry ticket. My friend softly replied, “Oh here you go ma’am, here is his pass right here.

Dubai Boat Show

Phew…As we walk back the lady quietly said, “These parking passes are gold,  I had to take three trams just to get here.”  Her tone quickly changed from a combative nature to a much more friendly approach.  I finally was handed my ticket so I proceeded toward the entrance once again so the we could check off my pass. I pulled her aside and said “Here keep this VIP parking, I am staying at the Grosvenor House, I don’t need parking. Her face was full of shock, she already was apologetic for her  previous approach. I prefer kindness of combativeness, after all, I told her I am just an American tourist with VIP Parking.

Dubai Boat Show

I checked in with my pals at the Supercar Promenade, they quickly brought to my attention that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum should be arriving any minute, and this would be a great opportunity to capture a photo of him. For those of us that are not well read on who His Highness is – Sheikh Mohammed is the man responsible for the global growth of Dubai, Emirates Airlines, Palm Islands, Burj Al Arab 7 star hotel and Burj Khalifa the world’s tallest building.

Dubai Boat Show

Dubai Boat Show

When he entered, visually, it was hard to understand what was going on. Like a flood, cameramen and this large entourage overtook the Supercar Promenade.

Dubai Boat Show

Let’s rewind a bit, the Dubai International Marine Club on Dubai’s rapidly developing waterfront played host to the Boat Show.  The 2015 show was the 23rd edition of the event, and on display was over 430 yachts and boats with over 26,000 visitors.

Dubai Boat Show

Dubai Boat Show

Dubai Boat Show

I’ll be the first to admit, a boat show isn’t my comfort zone. My breadth of knowledge doesn’t expand past knowing the difference between a small boat and what is consider a megayacht. The show had both, at the highest of levels.  What automotive photographers experience at motor shows forces us to work around poor lighting, objects such as ropes, stands, or other obstructions that make it difficult to capture a car. The boat show had a completely opposite set of difficulties. The one that seemed to challenge me the most was the limited space on Marina. This thin dock space really only allowed for a few angles of these extremely large objects that I must try to fit in frame.  The natural light was good, but the sheer size of these yachts cast shadows upon everything. It certainly wasn’t comfortable, but an exciting challenge worth embarking, as long as I didn’t fall into the water!

Dubai Boat Show

I circled the marina a few times, just to get my bearings. The volume of yachts here was simply mesmerizing, sure, I have seen Port Hercules in Monaco, and even the ships at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, but neither have the shock and awe of value of the Dubai Boat Show.

Dubai Boat Show

Dubai Boat Show

The ever evolving skyline of Dubai just seemed to tower over the marina.

Dubai Boat Show

Aside from the megayachts and the marina displays, the show plays host to fishing, sailing, diving, watersports, and still my favorite part of the event, the Supercar Promenade.

Dubai Boat Show

Dubai Boat Show

As the sun begun to set over the show, my time on the marina was finished. I survived the sun, and I didn’t fall into the sea, it was time to return my comfort zone around the supercars.  What a collection of vehicles, onsite they had a few first for me, the Zenvo, the Lykan, and the Mercedes-Benz 6×6.

Dubai Boat Show

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The last opportunity for me at the Dubai Boat Show was meeting a Lieutenant of the Dubai Police. The event hosted a Dubai Police liveried Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Bentley. We discussed a possible future tour of the Dubai Police HQ garage and how insane the driving in Dubai can be.  I certainly will be returning to Dubai for an opportunity to visit the station.

Dubai Boat Show

The 2015 Dubai Boat Show was an impressive array of of boats, supercars, and intro into the culture of Dubai.  This is a show anyone in Dubai should take the time to explore. The Dubai International Motor Show is in November, for us petrolheads this may be the next best reason to visit the City of Gold.

Dubai Boat Show

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40 Years of the Turbo http://egarage.com/videos/40-years-of-the-turbo/ http://egarage.com/videos/40-years-of-the-turbo/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:15:44 +0000 http://egarage.com/?post_type=videos&p=15479 Released in 1975, the Porsche 930 Turbo would spark the imagination and dreams of many including our friend Magnus Walker. After collecting several early Turbos and still in need of the holy grail – a first year 1975 model, he turned to the folks at Autohaus Hamilton in Australia to help him acquire 1 of […]

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Released in 1975, the Porsche 930 Turbo would spark the imagination and dreams of many including our friend Magnus Walker. After collecting several early Turbos and still in need of the holy grail – a first year 1975 model, he turned to the folks at Autohaus Hamilton in Australia to help him acquire 1 of 15 right hand drive examples. We met up with Magnus in the canyons, along with the current 2015 Porsche 911 Turbo, to see just how much has changed in the last 40 years for this iconic car.

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Michael Schumacher's Ferrari F1-2000 Car http://egarage.com/car-profiles/michael-schumachers-ferrari-f1-2000-car/ http://egarage.com/car-profiles/michael-schumachers-ferrari-f1-2000-car/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 20:37:52 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=15418 Our friend and photographer Jordan Cole down has a knack for uncovering all sorts of amazing cars from rare imports to hot rod madness, so when he emailed and asked if we would like to see some pictures of a former Michael Schumacher's Formula 1 car he just shot, we were eager to take a look.

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Photos | Jordan Cole

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Our friend and photographer Jordan Cole has a knack for uncovering all kinds of amazing cars from rare imports to hot rod madness, so when he emailed and asked if we would like to see some pictures of a former Michael Schumacher Formula 1 car he recently shot we were eager to take a look.

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This Ferrari F1-2000 was an integral part of Michael Schumacher and Ferrari’s 2000 Formula 1 World Championship winning season.

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This particular example is chassis 198 was used as a spare car for most of the season until rising to the occasion in Brazil where Schumacher piloted it to victory after damaging his other car in qualifying.

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It would be used once again in the Spanish Grand Prix where it finished fifth after a refueling nozzle problem.

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The 2000 Formula 1 season was a pivotal moment for Michael Schumacher and Ferrari as he clinched their first World Driver’s Championship for Ferrari since 1979.

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It would also mark the start of a five year winning streak for Michael Schumacher who won a total of seven World Championships during his career, solidifying himself as one of the best Formula 1 drivers of all time.

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A new design for the 2000 Formula 1 season, this Ferrari F1-2000 has a 770 horsepower, ninety-degree V10 engine mated to a seven speed semi-automatic sequential gearbox.

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The new ninety degree engine being used instead of the previous eighty degree engine allowed for a lower center of gravity.

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Paired with an improved aerodynamics package, the Ferrari F1-2000 was hard to beat as Schumacher won 9 out of 17 races that year.

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If this all sounds like fun, you’ll be glad to know that this Ferrari F1-2000 is fully prepped to be used in Ferrari’s F1 Clienti program, which is designed for the owners of these former Formula 1 cars to enjoy them at track days around the world with full factory support.

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Still Motion http://egarage.com/videos/laguna-seca-still-motion-4k/ http://egarage.com/videos/laguna-seca-still-motion-4k/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:47:17 +0000 http://egarage.com/?post_type=videos&p=15378 eGarage attended the Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2014 and stitched together a 4K resolution still motion story using 3 cameras and 22,387 photographs.

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eGarage attended the Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2014 and stitched together a 4K resolution still motion story using 3 cameras and 22,387 photographs.

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BMW I8 On A Winter Day http://egarage.com/car-profiles/bmw-i8-winter-day/ http://egarage.com/car-profiles/bmw-i8-winter-day/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:45:30 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=15172 On 10th February I left Zürich around 4:30 am, with a plan to reach BMW in Munich by 8 am. Because of traffic I was a little late but when I saw my reward for getting up early, all smiles. Sara Näse spends a winter day with the BMW I8.

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Words | Photos: Sara Näse

BMW I8 eGarageOn 10th February I left Zürich around 4:30 am, with a plan to reach BMW in Munich by 8 am. Because of traffic I was a little late but when I saw my reward for getting up early, all smiles. Last time I had a car from BMW was 2013 when I took their BMW Z4 sDrive35i for a 10 day trip to Romania. Something I will forever be thankful for that they even allowed me to do that route with a press car. This time it was time to pick up something completely different for a day – the hybrid sports car BMW i8.

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I have never had a big interest in hybrid cars. Maybe because I belong to a generation that does not feel like we have had enough of petrol cars yet? I can understand that someone who has enjoyed petrol engines for the past 20-40 years might welcome new technology with big curiosity. I worry more about the era of petrol engines coming to an end before I have had time to fully enjoy all of those cars with CO2 emission numbers closer to 400-500g/km (…i8 is 49g/km). Which of course most likely will not happen during my lifetime, but the transfer has begun. So my slightly negative attitude towards hybrids (and all-electric cars also) is in reality a fear to lose petrol engines for good. Because no matter how I thought about it, it felt like a hybrid or electric car can never be as good, as nice sounding, as exciting – you name it – as a sports car with petrol engine only.

BMW I8 eGarage

BMW I8 eGarage

Now when I had the chance to enjoy a BMW i8 for a day and 500 km I can admit I was wrong. I have briefly tried a Tesla P85 as well, which is an interesting car, but if I today had to make a choice between those two based on short first impressions it is an easy one – BMW i8. It looks better, and of course, it has some sounds which the Tesla totally lacks. I think Tesla as a brand is fantastic but personally I am not ready for an all-electric life yet. A hybrid is a decent compromise, to get a little bit of both worlds. Earlier I thought especially hybrids do not make much sense, it should be either all-petrol or if something else then all-electric (Tesla), but to be honest combined 2.1L per 100 km in a handsome hybrid… That is not an expensive to run daily driver. Makes sense.

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To start with the design of the BMW i8, which is futuristic and pleasant to look at. When it comes to rears of cars I am very hard to please and that is the case with the BMW i8 as well, I do not think it looks great from behind. It just looks alright. But from every other angle it looks fantastic, doors open, doors closed.

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The all-electric range is 37 km and in total BMW says the BMW i8 should be capable of around 600 km. Roughly 500 km later I still had almost 100 km left to go, and at least half of the time I was driving in a way that is nowhere near economical driving. Flipping to sport mode each time it was time to accelerate out on the autobahn, because you do not only want to feel the speed, you also want to hear it. If you stick to highway speeds of 120-130 km/h you would burn less fuel, but because the BMW i8 is very comfortable to drive at 160-200 km/h (no 250 km/h top speed testing in those daylight conditions, too much traffic on the autobahn), why slow down?

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With my driving style I rarely get to the fuel consumption numbers manufacturers promise for their cars, but with the BMW i8 I at least got very close. And I did not sacrifice even a minute of joyful driving – I drove it just the way I wanted to, and would drive any other fun sports car. The logical explanation might be that in Sport mode the car feeds the battery with more energy, and obviously there were a lot of occasions in towns for example where I tapped that eDrive button to use as much electric power as possible. So I learned how to drive a hybrid in a way that makes most sense. Feed the batteries, accelerate harder (…), calm down, roll electric.

BMW I8 eGarage

Then to the complaints, just a few. I personally do not love the interior, perhaps because I was so impressed by the exterior that when I got in the car the reaction was “oh, it is just a normal BWM”. Which it really is, and probably there are votes both for and against that design philosophy. Personally I thought that maybe a car that looks this futuristic would have deserved a new approach to car interior design, something new thinking, but now it is what it is. Safe BMW, you know exactly where to find the button you need.

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The scissor doors are beautiful, but it makes getting into the car a little harder. It felt like there was no quick way to get in, you want to do an elegant “swing in” the driver’s seat but it was not that easy. I sacrificed elegance in the end.

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BMW I8 eGarage

BMW I8 eGarage

However first impression of the car is that it is admirable BMW managed to create one like this. It is not perfect by any means, I still do not like the idea of having artificial sounds but I realize with hybrids it often has to be done like this if you want an exciting audio experience in the cabin. My complaint is however that the noise that reaches the cabin, which surely is loud and enjoyable as well, sometimes has a slightly monotone sound in Sport mode. A bit soulless.

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In electric mode,  the car almost sounds like an airplane (not as loud of course, but that sound is similar). On a small single lane road I was driving up behind a couple walking in the middle of the road, waiting for them to move over to the side or at least turn around. Few hundred meters later I was still rolling behind them. Stopped. They never noticed I was there, did not turn around once. Poor hearing, perhaps, but anyway the BMW i8 is nearly silent in all-electric mode.

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The sacrifices or compromises, in my opinion more related to comfort and practicality rather than driving pleasure, are in the end small when you think of what you get as a complete package. Keep in mind it has a 1.5L turbocharged inline-3 engine with 228 hp, and a hybrid synchronous motor, 129hp, giving a combined 357hp @ 570 Nm. And this 1485 kg car is fast: 0-100 km/h in 4,4 seconds and 80-120 km/h in 4th gear 3,4 seconds. It is a hybrid sports car that is fun to drive and gives you a driving range as promised, even if you step on the accelerator a little harder than necessary. Take it on snow and the 4wd + traction control will keep you on the road even if you corner it a bit faster than recommended in certain road conditions. It did slide a little even with traction control on, obviously had to test how it behaves on snow, but the important thing was that not once did I feel I was about to lose control of the car. Which makes it a very practical – and fun! – daily driver also for winter use.

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I am not in love, at least not yet, but lets be honest, I am very impressed and also very curious about the future. They have a great technology to develop further and hope to see something a bit more brutal from BMW next time, one step closer to BMW hybrid supercar. BMW i8M? Hope they put a wing on it!

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When I returned the car to BMW after 6 pm I left it there with a wish to one day meet an i8 again for a road trip. If I want to see someone a second time it is an excellent sign!

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The Gleeson Collection http://egarage.com/current-interests/gleeson-collection/ http://egarage.com/current-interests/gleeson-collection/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 06:02:39 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=15284 The Gleeson Collection was kind enough to invite the BMW Club of America Puget Sound Region to have a look around his garage. The collection houses some of the finest cars ever to leave BMW.
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Gleeson Collection BMW

The idea that a car can be considered art is often considered and debated over by automotive enthusiasts. However, what about a car collection, could that be considered art? I am one who believes that a car can be art, in addition, so can a car collection. Nestled away in cloudy Washington State is a small warehouse containing the collection of Peter Gleeson. It is a work of art.

Gleeson Collection BMW

Mr. Gleeson was kind enough to invite the Puget Sound Region of the BMW Club of America to have a look around his garage. While many people may be aware of the Gleeson collection for its Bavarian focus, and while his collection houses some of the finest cars ever to leave BMW, it is by no means solely a BMW collection.

Gleeson Collection BMW

Peter Gleeson went around sharing the story of every single car, how he acquired it, and why he wanted to have it.  It became apparent that this was not just a collection of someone who likes cars and can afford them, but of someone who lives cars. The Gleeson collection is a case in point of quality over quantity; every single car in the building was there for a reason.

To me, a collection with a purpose is much more special than just acquiring as many expensive cars as possible. The Gleeson collection was not only artistic in its construction, but it felt like a museum. While the majority of Mr. Gleeson’s cars are BMW 3.0 liter CLSs or Alpina variants, he also own several Mercedes, Aston Martins, and Fords to name a few. This is perhaps the most significant factor of the collection: it is not restrained. It is exactly what Mr. Gleeson wants, and as a visitor you feel that connection. It becomes personable, and to me a personable collection feels like art.

Gleeson Collection BMW

Now, to the cars: The first car I noticed when approaching the building was a BMW Z1. Then a Lamborghini Jarama and a strawberry red Mercedes 190 SL. The rest of the cars filling up the space in front of the building were all different denominations of 3.0 CSL done by Alpina. Each example signified something special about the 3.0 CSL and Alpina. Inside rested several more BMWs: Two M1s (one of which is a BMW Art Car), An e24 M6 and CSL rally car, and a Z4 racecar. Continuing the racecar theme was an Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 racecar, and under a cover what appeared to be a Ford GT GT1 racecar. Continuing this impressive list was a Jaguar E-type (3.8 liter engine), an Aston Martin DB6 Convertible, as well as a DB7 convertible redone by Zagato. A Plymouth Roadrunner in a stunning red rounded out this dashing array.

Gleeson Collection BMW

Gleeson Collection BMW

On every wall and table was some bit of automotive memorabilia, from a BMW M1 engine, to dozens of 1/18th scale models; mannequins wearing a variety of different racing gear, to Jägermeister CSL body panels hung up on the walls.

Gleeson Collection BMW

Gleeson Collection BMW

There was not one nut or bolt of every car or piece of art hanging on the walls that I didn’t want to photograph. It is probably the most diverse and historically expansive car collection I have seen outside of car week. So if you ever get an invite to check out the Gleeson collection, your expectations cannot be set high enough.

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