If I'm being honest, wasn't planning to go to this show, but the perfect trifecta of picking up parts from two different people in two different places and popping into a friend's workshop to check on his E21 project persuaded me otherwise. I quickly remembered why I've given this show a miss in recent years; a glut of modern-day Bimmers I can see in any supermarket car, plus an annoying DJ booth made for a flying visit rather than a lazy amble.
That said, there were some pure gold nuggets in the sea of slurry; check out the pictures below.
- Mr Fabulous
This E21 has an E36 M3 straight-six, and enough power to chew up it's custom-made propshaft, the owner says, as it did so on the way to the show:
The detailing on this car was unbelievable:
Owner-made digital dash:
In case you're wondering, each HT lead has its own dedicated earth:
Saw the owner hooning this on the skid pan. Looked fun:
A couple of choice E30s kept the E21s company, and bought their hairdryers with them. This one on the factory M20:
While this one bought a pair of turbos, attached to a small block Chevy V8. Wait until they're connected...
Still gorgeous after all these years, the Z1:
There were some interlopers using the strip; this MKII Escort has Cosworth power and an atlas rear axle:
While this Yamaha R1-powered Dare (?) sounded great:
This BMW boxer-powered 2CV lurked on the campsite:
A couple of lovely 2002s turned up as well; this 2002 Tii:
While this one had Jenvey throttle bodies on it's M10 engine: