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red E30 318is

Taking Delivery of My Sight-Unseen BMW ‘E30’ 318iS Was a Heart-Stopping Adventure

“Oil got all over the hood of a new white Range Rover” the transport truck driver said, as he undid straps and moved ramps into place. “Take a few pictures, if you want.” My heart sank. After waiting over a month to take delivery of my 1991 BMW 318iS, this was a rough start. This, …

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E70 X5M racetrack

Racetrack Time in BMW’s First All-Wheel Drive M-Car, the ‘E70’ BMW X5 M

“How’s that been treating you,” I asked my friend Brandon about his newly-purchased 2013 BMW X5 M as we stood on grid at the main circuit of Summit Point Motorsports Park. Brandon’s E70 X5 M had replaced a V8-powered “E92” BMW M3 coupe, deemed too small for his growing English lab. “It’s great! It’s fun …

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Mini Cooper S autocross

Introducing (Another) Jake: MINIs and Musicals Don’t Always Co-Exist, Except When They Do

Often, people do not believe me when I tell them my first word was, in fact, “truck.” I’ve received various reactions to that fact, from genuine curiosity, to skepticism, to chuckles at the predictability of the statement. But regardless of the reaction, I’m always amused by sharing that, because it lets people know how deeply …

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green flag VIR

How to Go Racing: Taylor’s Competition School with the National Auto Sport Association

The idea of “going racing” as a regular human with a regular job making regular money can seem daunting at best and impossible at worst. While we’ve shared snippets of competitive efforts from people who already have racing licenses and some experience, we also wanted to show the process of graduating from someone who does …

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Adrenaline Rushes on Two Wheels and Four: Introducing Madison

Adrenaline is amazing. We can get the rush from something super exciting, or super scary, or a combination of both. Sometimes, it’s even in our day-to-day existence, like doing a presentation over Zoom, or leading a big project. Maybe even when writing an article for a really cool website. Hi, I’m Madison, and I definitely …

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carter superbeetle

“Start Writing as Early as Possible.” Introducing Carter and His ’71 Super Beetle

All my life, I have dreamed of driving. From Hot Wheels to RC cars, as a kid I was obsessed with anything automotive related. Going to a car dealership with my dad was like Christmas morning. I grew up playing Forza, watching YouTube, and reading Road & Track, only further escalating my passion for cars. …

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Chevrolet Caprice Estate wagon

Hooptie Highlights: “The Pennsylvania Crapwagon” 1993 Chevrolet Caprice Estate

If you’ve been a follower of Out Motorsports for any duration of time then I’m sure you’ve read an article or two of hilariously dilapidated derelicts chugging merrily long past their expiration date. They’re the true work horses of our fleets, the unsung heroes, and cheap thrills. This marks the beginning of a series dedicated …

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Jeff Cowan driving Jaguar

’18-Year-Old Baller:’ Taking a 1963 Jaguar MkII Saloon to Senior Prom

I live in a mountain community affected by the devastating wild fires in California. Living very close to the official evacuation zones, I decided to move my cars to safer pastures as a precautionary measure. I then helped a neighbor move her collection of vintage Jaguars which sent me down a very nostalgic path. As …

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