BMW True North – Year End Show ‘n Shine
Markham, Ontario, Canada
September 14th, 2014
With gloomy clouds and chilly winds setting in, it is a safe bet to say that the Canadian tuner show season is wrapping up. The folks over at BMW True North held their year end show ‘n shine at the ReStyleIt Markham location and without question, it was packed. From the start of roll-in, all kinds of BMW vehicles from across the city gathered ranging from vintage to modern, and the odd rarity.
One of the nicest BMW E46 M3s in the scene is this matte purple beauty owned by Randy of BimmerCruise. Stay tuned for a feature on this gem!
If white BMWs are your thing, well there were plenty of them lined up thanks to the APH Dyno crew.
No Euro event (especially a BMW one such as this) is complete without some old school E30 love. This fine glossy black example is definitely envy worthy.
One of the fine Alpha Motorsports track-spec M3s came out to show support. Despite being an uncommon colour, it’s certainly packing some serious power under the hood.
If green is your thing or discretion isn’t your forte, this E92 M3 rolling on sweet Volk Racing TE37SL wheels should do the trick.
One of the most sought-after BMW vehicles which was only produced for a decade is none other than this stunning 8-series. These luxury sport coupes were in a league of their own during the time and came with either a V8 or V12 power plant.
For those like myself who have a thing of big sedans and wagons with power, then this will make your jaw drop. Under the hood of this unassuming 5-series people-carrier is packing a 400hp S62 V8 engine from the M5 – now this is what you call practical!
Although there’s nothing German or BMW about this beauty, who could ever knock it? Back in the 60s when American Carroll Shelby wanted to hunt down cars at the race track, he chose a tiny AC coupe like this one and threw in a Ford V8 calling it a “Shelby Cobra”. Although this gunmetal specimen is most likely a kit-car, it is still an amazing machine to be appreciated… even if it wasn’t built in Deutschland.
If you like your car with curves then maybe this monstrous widebody 3-series will soothe your soul. Not sure what it’s packing under the hood, but given the wide stance, massive tires, and large exhaust, it’s safe to assume it’s making some serious power.
Nothing screams vintage BMW more than a rare 2002 Turbo. This little coupe along with a few other models are what made BMW cars what they are today and launched them into the ‘performance driving machine’ realm. Nothing like the added touch of HELLA lights, mesh wheels, and racing livery!
Our friends at Elite Custom Car Storage was out in support of #BMWTrueNorth with a couple of their client vehicles. The first is an ubber rare BMW Z8, one of only 2,543 brought to North America and most recognizable for it’s roll in James Bond – The World Is Not Enough. Just next to is Slavik Koval‘s beautiful Art Car-inspired E46 M3 that is not only track-spec and boosted, but it’s also always driven hard!
As if things couldn’t get more unusual, this rat-rod Chevrolet pick-up was a sight to see. Despite it being slammed on the ground thanks to air ride suspension, it also packed some serious muscle under the hood in way of a powerful V8.
A big congratulations to all the winners of the show ‘n shine competition, there truly were some amazing rides! Also, a big thanks to all the organizers and sponsors for making this event a huge success once again. Until next season!