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WTF Friday: Layin hull and throwin waves

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Saw this one a few days ago and I could hardly wait until Friday to throw it up. Amphibious (which I had to spell phonetically) vehicles have been around for awhile but none have tucked rim while riding waves before the Python. This bagged truck can go places that most bagged trucks can’t, won’t and shouldn’t go.

The Python costs a lot, at 200, 000 (which doesn’t even get you a roof or the LS1 dropped in), and I could think of a lot of other things I would buy at that price but it is apparently the ultimate amphibious vehicle seeing that it dos 60 mph on the water the quarter mile in about 12 seconds and zero to sixty in 4.5 seconds. As says this vehicle is not for the faint of heart…

Layed out in the water, actually looks kinda dope.
Layed out in the water, actually looks kinda dope.
Tuckin Rim!
Tuckin Rim!
Doesn't look  so  great out of the water...
Doesn't look so great out of the water ...
Not too bad inside
Not too bad inside
Chicks seem to dig it though
Chicks seem to dig it though

For those of you with deep pockets .

Site Updates

Well another pretty good week traffic wise and comment wise, people are having conversations in the comments now which is truly awesome. My stickers are still… somewhere… I hope to get them soon and I really hope I didn’t lose my money.

Might go to the this weekend apparently over 500 cars are going, we will see how I feel Sunday morning did a lot of driving last weekend so this weekend would be great to relax but next weekend it could be winter who knows!

Anyway I might drop a post or two over the weekend so check back or just follow .

Art Imitates Life

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After getting a little love from quite a few new people started , real people, not just those weird half naked fake accounts that tell you about teeth whitening. One of the accounts that stood out was British Columbia photographer . The pic of in looked sort of interesting and seeing that he and I share a lot of the same interests (cars, toys, ‘extreme sports’ photography) and I so I decided to follow his tweets. He has been doing some interesting things with model cars lately and I thought it was worth sharing what can be done with a few bucks, some camera equipment, and a little creativity.

Bryce found this 70 Plymouth GTX at his local pharmacy and set up a little home made booth photo shoot for it.

Bryce found this 70 Plymouth GTX at his local pharmacy
Bryce found this 70 Plymouth GTX at his local pharmacy

Slammed type III’s look great even at 1:24 scale.

Looks as good coming
Looks as good coming
As it does going
As it does going
The amateur photographer in me thinks shooting blue on blue would be hard
The amateur photographer in me thinks shooting blue on blue would be hard
I think at 1:1 scale that rear wheel would be about a 22"
I think at 1:1 scale that rear wheel would be about a 22"

This is probably my favorite set of the bunch, such a creative use of a fog machine (owning a fog machine is pretty awesome on it’s own).

Roast the tires!
Roast the tires!
For some reason I want to start playing smoke on the water
For some reason I want to start playing smoke on the water
I think someone could actually fit rear wheels that large into a very tubbed out 69
I think someone could actually fit rear wheels that large into a very tubbed out 69

*All photos Copyright Bryce Casselman

If you want to check out more of Bryces work you can do so here on his blog , and his portfolio

Event Coverage: Maxbimmer Autumn e30 meet 2009

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Even though I don’t drive an e30 anymore I still have my ear to the ground when it comes to what’s going on in the community, so I watched this years thread about the Autumn e30 meet on and figured it would be worth making an appearance. The turnout was awesome and I am really glad I made it out, it was a good excuse to  kill an afternoon, reminisce, and do some ‘spirited’ driving.

For whatever reason every e30 meet has a disproportionate amount of red e30s
For whatever reason every e30 meet has a disproportionate amount of red e30s
Quick shot of some of the cars that showed up at the photo spot
Quick shot of some of the cars that showed up at the photo spot

Early Models (1984-1989)
Having owned an early model e30 myself I think they get a bum wrap on account of the US/Canadian spec bumpers but those brave enough to still rock them do a good job.

New owner same great car, Cam told me he is not doing a bumper swap, nice!
New owner same great car, Cam told me he is not doing a bumper swap, nice!
With these bumpers painted and tucked they are hardly noticeable
With these bumpers painted and tucked they are hardly noticeable
GTA's original competitive e30 drifter
GTA's original competitive e30 drifter

Tourings and M3s
I would gladly own either of these e30 chassis one of each would be preferable.

Looks like a ballin road trip vehicle to me
Looks like a dope road trip vehicle to me
All you need is Jello
All you need is Jello
12 collective cylinders of nostalgia
12 collective cylinders of nostalgia

Late Models (1989-92)
late model owners have it easy, it doesn’t take much to make these cars look great.

Good to see this member out after the trouble he had with his last build
Good to see this member out after the trouble he had with his first build
One of the lowest at the meet for sure
One of the lowest at the meet for sure
Jays e30 has been in hiding the past few years but his fitment is still bang on
Jays e30 has been in hiding the past few years but his fitment is still bang on
Rumor has it these wheels are specifically made for the e30 by tree house racing
Rumor has it these wheels are specifically made for the e30 by tree house racing
Perhaps the cleanest e30 at the meet
Perhaps the cleanest e30 at the meet was the organizer Rudys 325is
Featured photographer Sam H knows that underbadging is where it's at
Featured photographer Sam H knows that underbadging is where it
Devon's e30 is going to be leading a lot of other e30s for years to come
This e30 will be leading all e30s for awhile yet
The M30 is stupid simple design, 6 manly men pushing up and down on the cylinder with Hercules-like force
The M30 is stupid simple design, 6 manly men pushing up and down on the cylinder with Hercules-like force
The only dude inthe e30 scene rocking steelies so  hard
The only dude in the e30 scene rocking steelies so hard, this car is fast

Mtech II’s
The cleanest kit for late model e30s comes right from the BMW factory, oem FTW

Both of these cars came out of Bimmersport
Both of these cars came out of the Bimmersport shop
Really feeling the stance on this red mtech II
Really feeling the stance on this red mtech II
The power train is also nothing to sneeze at, note the girl warming her hands off the motor
The power train is also nothing to sneeze at, note the girl warming her hands off the motor
Took a few pics of this car since I am sure you guys will love it
Took a few pics of this car since I am sure you guys will love it
Dish.
Dish.
Dialed stance, dialed dish
Dialed fitment
Police remember this
Police remember this

Other cars
As always there are a few rebels, outcasts and misfits, I should know I was one of them.

You don't seem too many e46s on Volks
You don't seem too many e46s on Volks
Dumped e90
Dumped e90

Sam H sent me a bunch of photos from the meet as well which I will be posting later this week so for those of you who can’t get enough e30 content stay tuned.

Theme Tuesday: BBS LM Appreciation

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The concept of theme Tuesdays here on Grosirbajuanak is simple, every Tuesday I pick a theme and post a collection of vehicles with that theme that meet the stance criteria (modified suspension that suit the vehicles intent). This weeks theme Tuesday topic is: BBS LM Appreciation

I love most BBS wheels since  they have a clean style makes them which  makes them  a  versatile wheel that is capable of going on a variety of cars. Their spoke design  and dish is a look that straddles the line between aggressive and classy. Currently LMs are out of my realistic price range but one day my friends one day.

Local GTI wearing LMs  perfectly
Local GTI wearing LMs perfectly
GTR sporting LMs in classic gold
GTR sporting LMs in classic gold
Newer  GTR rocking  silver LMs
Newer GTR rocking silver LMs
Tuckin up front, flush out back, best of both worlds
Tuckin up front, flush out back, best of both worlds
The v10 should move the LMs on this viper no problem
The v10 should move the LMs on this viper no problem
Mini's get Mini LMs (not really that small at 17")
Mini's get Mini LMs (not really that small at 17")
I really should have color matched my BBS's these look so good
I really should have color matched my BBS's these look so good
AWD crew isn't one to be left out
AWD crew isn't one to be left out
Only speed3 on LMs that I know  of
Only speed3 on LMs that I know of
Prior to  seeing this car I had no faith these Audis could look so good
Prior to seeing this car I had no faith these Audis could look so good
This e30 is a beast, a sexy beast
This e30 is a beast, a sexy beast
Wouldn't change a thing
Wouldn't change a thing
This 5 has rocked  about 6 different sets of rims before settling on these
This 5 has rocked about 6 different sets of rims before settling on these
20"s of awesome
20"s of awesome
Clean as a whistle
Clean as a whistle

Here is more of that crazy Kilander Turbo e30.

Got an idea for next weeks theme? Throw it in the comments, I’m even willing to accept a challenge if you post some obscure oddball car.

Blast from the past: Randy Sparre’s E30

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Yesterday I went to cover a local e30 meet and as usual Jay (Mystkial) and I chatted about e30s that have come and gone from the GTA scene over the years. While there has been an astonishing number of e30s that just up and disappeared the most famous of all the disappearing acts would have to be Randys Super charged S52, Reiger Kitted, Honda Blue, 325. This car set had a huge impact on the e30 scene at the  time so lets go back and take a look at why.

I first saw this car at Importfest the weekend after my e30 crossed the border and it was immediately put on my short list of cars I wanted mine to look like. It wasn’t until I joined (where Randy is a member and a moderator) that I really got to know how much of a beast this car actually was.

Very few people set  e30s up like this these days but in the late 90s and early 2000s this was how  it was done
Very few people set e30s up like this these days but in the late 90s and early 2000s this was how it was done

This car started out as an 1988 325e (one of the slowest e30s but ironically the fastest year 325e) but by the end it was far from a stock 325e. The standard superEta motor was tossed in favor of an s52 mill which is, for those of you who are not BMW heads, the motor out of a 1999 m3 and stock puts out about 250hp. However Randy’s Motor wasn’t stock and in addition to the blower it was bored out, had a higher flowing intake plenum, a set of Genie headers which fronted a 2.5″ mandrel bent exhaust system. It’s hard to find the numbers that the motor put out when it was in it’s prime but it’s safe to say that it had the power to back up the aggressive look.

Blow  s52
Blow s52

The aggressive look of the car came via authentic Reiger GTS front and rear bumpers, MTECH side panels, and Honda Civic rocker covers which were fixed to the body and painted Honda Electron Blue pearl. To set off the kit and color the car was fit with large and wide (for the time) white 18″ X 8″ Compomotive wheels, the wheels were then matched with the necessary low stance via e36 OBX coil over sleeves.

In 2001 flush wasn't as popular as tuck
In 2001 flush wasn't as popular as tuck

Randy was one of the first people to run these coil over sleeves on an e30 and this opened the flood gates for an inexpensive way to slam the heck out of e30s, The authentic Hella H.I.D.s in the US elipsoid headlights were also one of the first for it’s time. H.I.D. kits in those days were not as cheap and readily available as they are now.

The interior was swapped to black cloth, with a white six point roll cage added and OBX reclining racing buckets up front, the car also had the necessary (for showing) full I.C.E setup and the necessary (for not going to jail) hidden Valentine 01 radar detection system.

Further plans for the car included a nitrous oxide system and a few more under-hood bolt ons, that is until the unthinkable happened. One night while parked in the streets of Montreal the car was stolen and never to be seen again.

Rumors soon began to fly through the now large online e30 community that the car was stolen for an insurance scam, or that Randy crashed it on some back road some where but regardless of if either of those are really true the fact remains that this car is gone and now only lives via pictures and videos.

While this car might not be the style today and looking at it now some could call it ugly it was a trend setter in it’s time and deserves to be remembered.

*Images courtesy of. Anyone remember ?

Takata Vs Sparco

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A little bit of a phone in post for right now, as I finish up editing something for later today, but for some reason I don’t see you guys minding too much… Which harness would you choose? Work Warning: Scantly clad (not naked) girls inside.

Securely fastened for saftey
Securely fastened for saftey
Real or fake? I mean the harness
Real or fake? I mean the harness

Safety first here at Grosirbajuanak.

Widebody Benz – Street Find

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For those of you who don’t might I suggest you start as once I get an iphone I plan to take pictures of cars I see out and about more often. do this a lot more often. I spotted this Koenig-Specials kitted out wide body Benz at my local Costco and had to pause for the cause.. I am considering going back with the DSLR on my way to the e30 meet and shooting some more photos but we’ll see if that actually happens.

Flush back in what? 1992 maybe?
Flush back in what? 1992 maybe?
Nice ass
Nice ass
The dish on these wheels was incredible.
The dish on these wheels was incredible.
With a little digging I was able to find this slightly higher res photo of the same car
With a little digging I was able to find this slightly higher res photo of the same car

WTF Friday: Flippin out at Burnside

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Saw this over on via . For those of you who have never been in a skate park skateboarders often give us (BMX riders) a hard time for riding out bikes in the park claiming that we damage the hell out of them. At times the arguments can get pretty heated and sometimes even come to blows. However what happened at a few days ago is a first, and the fact that the owner of this vehicle was kicking out BMX riders just minutes before this makes it all that much sweeter. Story goes like this:

“about a half hour before this happened the guy driving was telling that bikes were not allowed in the park.Pretty funny! Also i guess after the wreck he just crawled out of the car and cracked open a cold one.”

parkflipped
Looking the beer, going to be a long day
Maybe that Subaru in the back could pull it  out
Maybe that Subaru in the back could pull it out
Without knowing the layout of Burnside it seems impossible for anyone to  end up in a situation like this and yet...
Without knowing the layout of Burnside it seems impossible for anyone to end up in a situation like this and yet...

Update: This and I got the hat tip for the tip nice! No link back but at least I know they get my now!

Site Updates

I still, patiently, waiting on stickers, and with the way the weather is looking they will probably be here first snow fall (hope not). Nat from and I are working on the final details for her photographer feature so that should be up soon I swear.

As for events I am hoping to make it out to an e30 meet on Sunday but I have a Wedding Saturday night and you know how that goes. I’ve got a few things in mind for next week though so stay tuned.

Absolutely Stuffed

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I thought I posted this car before after I saw it on blog but it doesn’t seem as though I did, and if I did it’s worth looking at again. Whenever you think that you might not be able to go lower refer to this post. This car is stuffed beyond belief and the front bumper still looks minty fresh, let’s all take notes shall we?

This Toyota Aristo is sitting on coil-overs not bags and the bolt pattern has been converted to 5×120 to fit BMW wheels. It also has a 2JZ under the hood with some tuning and increased boost.

Note the lack of visible  damage
Note the lack of visible damage
Like Fonixx this Lex tucks significant rim
Like Fonixx this Lex tucks significant rim
Hovercraft status
Hovercraft status

Proof he drives at this height

(Don’t blame me for the weird music!)

Muthaf*cka can you buy that?

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I saw these wheels for sale on and even though at an asking price fo $2300 they are worth what I sold my entire e30 for I really think someone without my shoe string budget should scoop up these because they are absolutely stunning. The specs are as follows:

Freshly refinished
-15X8 / 15X9 BBS RM’s
-2″ Schmidt lips front and 3″ Schmidt lips in the rear
-Polished ¼ height caps with polished BBS logo’s (original caps also included).
-Spare set of 2″ lips can be installed at a cost to the buyer or purchased for an additional $200
-At 4×100 these could fit quite a few vehicles, e30s, civics, vdubs….

The color looks kind of root beer esque
The color looks kind of root beer esque
Flawless 3inch lips
Flawless 3inch lips
Do want.
Do want.

Title is in reference to:

While you are browsing the for sale section on max maybe you could swoop up this as well.

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