No doubt, winter in the northeast isn’t the most pleasant for a car enthusiast. The salt on the roads, constantly gloomy weather, cold..you get it. So when I was invited to the BMW Invasion of Orlando car show, I jumped at the chance. Covering car shows is sometimes a bit repetitive (every car is modded the same way), and tons of content comes out of them, so this time I’m going a different route. All the images for the show are presented in black and white. The high contrast lighting gives some drama when you take the washed out mid-day lighting away. I hope you enjoy.
The G80 is here
A year on into the introduction of the G80, and I think it’s safe to say that this M3 is becoming normalized. The amount that showed up rivaled even the F8X numbers, and many were sporting modifications that you might be used to seeing on older generations.
One thing of interest was the Vorsteiner front end for the G80. Whatever form of mesh I saw inside the gaping maw looked flimsy, so watch out for the radiator. This feels like modding for the sake of it, and I think the car looks better with the stock grill.
Seeing a Supra in New Jersey is still a somewhat rare site. It’s small, and even with winter wheels, handling in the cold is lacking.
But swap NJ for some Florida sun, and the Zupras come out (along with some Z4s).
F8X, the people’s choice
No M car has sold as well as the F80 and F82, and they are a popular choice at car shows. They might not sound the best, but they do look it.
You’ll never see as many M5s as you might lesser M cars (they are expensive, after all), but an entire section was dedicated to the platform, and a good amount of F90s showed up.
Plenty of variety
If you’re a fan of modern BMW metal, there was a lot to offer at the BMW Invasion of Orlando. Unlike MPACT, where you have tons of vendors, racing, and displays, this felt more intimate and let you interact with the cars more. It was an overall great day, and I can’t wait for the warm weather to arrive here in the north east.
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