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TECH ARTICLES, VEHICLE FEATURES, EVENT COVERAGE & MORE

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This film starts in a dark garage where we’re introduced to an object of Craft’s affection: a red 1987 325is in all its glory. In addition to nice touches like the dramatic camera angles, Craft introduces his baby through interesting audio as well: the sharp pop of the hood, the scratching of a grimy oil fill cap being turned and the E30’s sewing machine-like idle add a really interesting dimension to this scene.

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For the enthusiasts in Owen Craft’s "Respect Your Elders," trailer, the answer always starts with an M—but it sure as hell ain’t a Miata. This documentary gives a unique look into the fascinating love-fest with the BMW E30, the run of 1982-1991 3 Series and M3 cars that one owner explains as, “Literally as pure as you can get.”

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Bimmerfest has been one of the largest BMW owner and enthusiast gatherings for the last fourteen years. Originally held only on the West Coast, the event has been organized very successfully on the East Coast for the past two years—even matching, if not surpassing, the West Coast. It gets bigger every year, and this time around was no exception. Check out our lifestyle event coverage highlighting a few of the industry's biggest names in performance aftermarket modifications.

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This year we had the opportunity to not only attend but also enjoy one of the world’s largest BMW M festivals, MFest VII “The Super Show.” Typically held in Las Vegas during April, this year’s event fell on Memorial Day weekend. To some, this date was a blessing, as it provided an extra day of reprieve from the chaos that is Sin City. To all, MFest epitomizes what we care about in the automotive lifestyle—that it’s not just about the cars; it’s also about the common passion and camaraderie with like-minded individuals for a few nights in America’s party city.