When we first started going to car shows, we realized it would be fun to host our own get together here at eEuroparts.com. It was a fun time, burgers were served. In terms of event hosting, it was a good taste, but really just a side dish. The 2nd annual eEuroparts Car Show and Swap Meet went bigger, with an actual food cart this time! Too bad their frialator broke and the line for delicious fried treats extended all the way to the BMW section. More European cars full of people came, and it started to feel like the field of dreams. The swap meet section was packed with some really cool rare stuff that was actually finding new homes! The third time around, we packed the place. Multiple food carts ensured that people not only stayed fed while they hung out in our blacktop palace, they were also unable
It all started with a search on Craigslist’s casual encounters (Kidding!). Ehem. It all started with a regular old search on Craigslist. It was around the time in my life when my friends and I were getting our hands on European cars. We were used to dropping modified carburetor V8s into everything from Camaros to Chevy S10 pickups, but I wanted something faster, something sportier, something I could feel every bend and corner in. Importantly, something that would whoop the tail end of my friend’s Audi s4. After some thought about the rivalry, I figured I’d do it with M Power. I found an E36 BMW M3 in Techno Violet for sale on the outskirts of NYC. Low mileage with some major service recently done. It was advertised for $9000, or best offer. It was for sale for months, so I went down with my friend (and his S4) to
As someone that keeps track of BMW parts sales to notice trends (& all Euro brands for that matter!), one trend became obvious pretty quickly. BMW cooling system parts have always been huge movers. This is mostly due to both the design and materials used, especially in parts for BMW E36’s and E46’s, but we have a solution. We’ve come up with a BMW E46 cooling system kit that replaces the brittle and failure prone components with uprated aluminum parts to ensure you’ll never have to replace them again. Mishimoto has been in the business of making high-quality all-aluminum cooling system parts and we’ve assembled them into an easy to install kit that will keep your BMW reliable, even under severe abuse. The kit itself is compatible with both Automatic and Manual transmissions, as it does not include the radiator part. We have both radiators ready to go on the site,
Chances are if you are reading this, you’re what they call a ‘Petrolhead’ in England. It’s ok, so are we. With Valentine’s day coming up, we thought it would be fun to cast a net out there to get some fun, unique, interesting stories for the blog from you guys, our customers. The theme? Automotive love, of course, and you can win $500! At some point in your life, did you ever feel that you loved a car? Did you think about it while you were away? Did you ever just stare at it for probably longer than you should have? Have you ever apologized to it, after throwing a wrench at the engine bay? The eEuroparts Car Love Story Contest – Enter to win $500! Love is a very human emotion, and cars are of course mechanical contraptions that have no feelings (even though sometimes it seems that they
We go to a lot of shows a year. The slammed look is popular, most presumably because it makes a car look more performance oriented. I mean, in general full blown race cars are very close to the ground. That keeps a lower center of gravity and ensures the least amount of airflow is allowed underneath (thus reducing lift). The interesting part about stancing out a car is that, while it might actually handle better on a race track if you know what you are doing and your alignment is good, on public streets the utility of this is nearly non-existent, and even extremely inconvenient depending on your environment. I’ve noticed an interesting trend in European car shows over the years that people are looking for something different. This almost always involves a sawzall and a MIG welder, we’ve all see Monster Garage. Chopped Euros, a Ute if you will.