The 2022 Kies Motorsport Auto Show recap

I’ve had the pleasure of owning some prominent marquee brands over the years. But maybe outside of Nissan Z ownership, nothing has had the support of the BMW community. There’s a show with friends almost every weekend. So when Kies announced the Kies Motorsport Auto Show this year in Atlantic City, NJ, I decided to…

What it’s like to own a G80 M3

It’s been nine months since I first laid eyes on my G80. Modern BMWs are complex machines, making this the most complex M3 yet. I gather up two others to see how the cars are performing, and if modifying the car is a good idea. Spoiler alert: The G80 M3 reliability breaks the stereotype. Is…

How to build a dream BMW garage

The garage has always been a place I spend a lot of time in. From wrenching to washing, I’ve always got something cooking. When I moved into my home a little over a year ago, I made sure to get one with a garage big enough for at least 2 cars and a few additional…

Short take: The 2023 BMW M4 CSL

CSL. Coupe Sport Lightweight. It’s a famous name among the BMW faithful, and now the G82 BMW M4 CSL gets the treatment. Is it worth the wait? Adding lightness This is not a “CS”, like the M2 or M5 I reviewed last year. The L means that this car is much more race-focused. Check the…

Things get hot at the BMW Performance Center in California

Shot over five days in December at the BMW Performance Center West, in Thermal, California. I love the BMW Performance Center. Filled with the latest models and staffed with the best pro instructors, it’s Disney Land for an automotive photographer. While I’ve been to the east coast location for multiple shoots (and even picking up…

The BMW i4 M50 is not an EV M3

Just 10 years ago, BMW was still making an M3 with a V-8 and a gas guzzler tax. Now, this BMW i4 M50 promises to give you all the performance without a drop of petrol. Let’s put aside the thoughts on whether electric cars are truly better for the environment, and focus on how this…

How I review cars

The goal of this web site has evolved from a platform to ask “please let me shoot pictures for you” to something beyond a portfolio of images. It’s become an automotive resource, and the resource is expanding. I’ve got new car reviews lined up that go beyond BMW, and I wanted to explain how I’ll…

The BMW F82 M4 Buyer’s Guide

No M car before or since has been saddled with the baggage that the BMW F80 M3, F82 M4 Coupe and F83 Convertible has. Replacing a legend in the E9X, introducing turbocharging to the M3 lineage, deleting the M3 name on the Coupe version…it was a lot. But it was also beautiful, weighed less than…

BMW Invasion of Orlando recap

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 2022 BMW M3 Buyer’s Guide

Aside from perhaps the BMW engineers who designed the car, few have more experience with the BMW G80 M3 than yours truly. From seeing the pre-production example and being one of the first to drive it, to getting some track time and finally ordering my own. Now, with production delays, tons of options to sort…