John Cooper, an auto racing legend and co-founder of the British Motor Corporation, set the stage for a line of vehicles that changed the racing industry.
In 2014, a team with a Toyota 86 set a record for the world’s longest drift totaling 89.5 miles. For those of you not familiar with drifting, it is where the driver intentionally oversteers in order to lose traction to the rear wheels and maintain control while the car slides through a turn.
Beyond monster car shows, have you ever seen a car do a backflip? In 2000, Bill Auberlen was driving a BMW V12 LMR during the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta and carried so much speed over a hump in the track that his vehicle did a backflip.
In 1956 there was a fuel shortage in the UK causing a need for cars with better fuel economy. Because of this, the MINI was born. The design focused on being compact while still utilizing as much of its space that you can.
MINI Coopers go through transmission issues much like any other vehicle. The most important idea is to stay a head of these issues so it doesn’t turn into a transmission replacement.
In 1978, BMW created a vehicle that set up the M series for its performance we know and love today. The M series is BMW’s motorsport division, originally created to facilitate BMW’s racing program.
American oil company Mobil 1 bought a brand new BMW 325i back in 1990 for testing lubricants. They set up an experiment to see if the vehicle could drive a million miles so they put the vehicle on what they call a “rolling road,” which is basically a treadmill for cars.
Summer driving can spell disaster for a neglected vehicle. It wouldn’t be Summer without an extended driving trip or the weekend getaway – but these trips can spell disaster if your car isn’t equipped for the journey.