BMW M Turns 50! Celebrates with a Special Edition M3

The M Brand marks the milestone with an M3 Competition xDrive that receives special paint and more to become the M3 Edition 50 Jahre BMW. 500 iterations are North America bound.

It was May 24th, 1972, that BMW M GmbH opened its doors for the first time. A sub-brand of Bavarian Motor Works—well, technically Bayerische Motoren Werke—that would one day turn into an absolute dynamo for driving enthusiasts across the globe. From the M1 supercar, to the iconic E30 M3, to the drift king E39 M5, the M Brand built generations of stunning machines. And now that company is 50.

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Episode 327: Which upgrades worked best at the Spanish GP?

Nine of the ten teams brought new parts to their cars to improve performance, with Haas being the one hold out. Chris and I dissect the performance differences we saw in a Grand Prix filled with luck, both good and bad.

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Toyota’s Rough and Tumble SUV Turns 40

To celebrate, Toyota will build a limited-edition model called 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition, which is logical enough. It stands out with bronze colored 17-inch wheels, some graphics, and a 40th Anniversary tailgate badge

Two things to report here: First, Toyota introduced the 4Runner to us for the 1983 model year. Second, 1983 was almost 40 years ago! Good gravy, that’s a tough pill to swallow. And further proof that, as time passes, the passage of time gets more stressful. The silver lining to such devastating news is the 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition. A limited-edition, uniquely styled version of Toyota’s off-road-friendly Ute.

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Honda’s Upcoming EV Entry is fittingly called the Prologue

The Honda Prologue EV SUV will launch in 2024. It is a co-developed vehicle with General Motors. And, critically, is the beginning of a very heavy EV future for the Japanese brand.

Prologue: a separate or introductory section of a literary or musical work. Honda Prologue: an introductory EV, of sorts, coming in 2024 that will be followed a battery of battery powered vehicles based on what Honda calls e:Architecture.

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Episode 326: Hear from Indycar Frontrunner, Pato O’Ward!

The three-time Indycar winner takes time to chat about his aspirations in Indycar, what it takes to win the Indianapolis 500, and much more. I also cover last week’s IMSA race at Mid-Ohio.

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2023 Nissan Z Review: Pure. Simple. Sports Car.

The latest Nissan Z, stylistically speaking, pays homage to the Zs of old. But, critically, brings the right amount of modern tech to keep up with the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

We live in transient automotive times. Every new vehicle we see is electrified this and hybrid that. All the momentum points to EVs quickly taking over our roads, with automated versions of them not far behind. And for that reason alone, the brand new, seventh-generation Nissan Z is novel, in that it’s not novel at all. And I love it.

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Episode 325: The Miami GP put on a show! And a race too.

The Inaugural Miami Grand Prix packed the crowd with celebrities, novel tricks, and fanfare. And the effort put into transforming the “streets” proved mega. But how did the racing itself hold up?

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Episode 324: Italian GP at Imola Sees Different teams thrive!

With a stop in Europe before the circus heads stateside, some of the mid pack teams make real developmental progress on their cars. In America, both Indycar and IMSA put on spectacular shows on May 1st.

  • Red Bull resurges in a big way, collecting near maximum points
  • Ferrari falters, on home soil no less
  • Good show by McLaren, in both Formula 1 and Indycar!
  • Ricky Taylor and Wayne Taylor Racing put on a Clinic at Laguna Seca.
  • Pato O’Ward wins at Barber in Alabama For Arrow McLaren SP
  • Fun with Cars is now on You Tube: FWCARS
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Wayne Taylor Racing wins at Laguna Seca in 2022. Photo courtesy of Acura

Episode 323: Ricky Taylor Explores his Acura DPI car with us at Laguna Seca

We also chat about the 2023 LMDH entry, racing against, and with, Kevin Magnussen, and all the ups and downs of his 2022 IMSA thus far

  • A quick overview of the 2022 Italian Grand Prix at Imola
  • Ricky Taylor shares his thoughts on his 2022 season
  • We chat about the ins and outs of DPI downforce
  • What’s it like to see Kevin Magnussen back in F1?
  • What races look good for Wayne Taylor Racing in 2022?
  • What about 2022 and beyond?
  • Fun with Cars is now on You Tube: FWCARS
  • Robin’s You Tube Channel: Robin Warner
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Ricky Taylor, driver of the Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05, Acura DPi

Episode 322: Dissecting Robb Holland’s Busy Team Owner/Driver Life

The SRO pro racing driver also owns and runs a two-car racing team, keeps busy with several writing assignments, and, somehow, maintains a personal life.

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