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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 08-03-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
Summer of 2015 has been rainy and cold here in...

Summer of 2015 has been rainy and cold here in Finland. That is bad news, because I don't drive my CSL in the rain.

But I didn't let all that rain bring me down. Instead, I let it inspire me. So...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-27-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
I can't help it. Little Black Dress pictures just...

I can't help it. Little Black Dress pictures just keep on coming.

Her name is Hanna:

http://www.m5time.com/albums/M3_CSL/HANNA_0175_M5TIME.jpg
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-11-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
Sylvia and Sofia: ...

Sylvia and Sofia:

http://www.m5time.com/albums/M3_CSL/M3_CSL_94a_Anssi_Ranki.jpg

Sylvia:

http://www.m5time.com/albums/M3_CSL/M3_CSL_94b_Anssi_Ranki.jpg

So many women in Little Black Dress...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 01-08-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
Oh yes! Thank you for examining the pictures in...

Oh yes! Thank you for examining the pictures in such detail.

I usually put black tape on top of the licence plate lights. Otherwise, like you said, they draw a "milky way" between the red lights....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 12-18-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
Her name is Ninni: ...

Her name is Ninni:

http://www.m5time.com/albums/M3_CSL/M3_CSL_94d_Anssi_Ranki.jpg

Anssi
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-26-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
A couple of shots from the 2014 season. This...

A couple of shots from the 2014 season.

This angle shows how small the car really is. My current daily drive is an F30 and it feels massive compared to the fast, light and small CSL.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-10-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
Thank you so much slashley. Your post really made...

Thank you so much slashley. Your post really made my day.

And since you started your own BMW path with such a great choice, a 2005 325Ci, we both know you are going to stay with the brand for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-20-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
There are lots of people in the U.S. who know...

There are lots of people in the U.S. who know this car very well - and in much more detail than I do. And there are lots of people who can drive it faster than I do. It is always a pleasure to learn...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-07-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
Met with the owner of the beautiful Black...

Met with the owner of the beautiful Black Sapphire CSL again. He is a true car collector and enthusiast and he was immediately able to point out a difference between our cars!

The SMG display in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-04-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
One more picture from year 2013. Here is Katri in...

One more picture from year 2013. Here is Katri in my CSL:

http://www.m5time.com/albums/M3_CSL/M3_CSL_91e_Anssi_Ranki.jpg

Anssi
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 02-25-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
A couple of weeks later, I returned to the same...

A couple of weeks later, I returned to the same location to shoot one more frame, with lots of fire.

http://www.m5time.com/albums/M3_CSL/M3_CSL_89_Anssi_Ranki.jpg

Anssi
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 02-02-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
http://www.m5time.com/albums/M3_CSL/M3_CSL_65_Anss...

http://www.m5time.com/albums/M3_CSL/M3_CSL_65_Anssi_Ranki.jpg

Chapter 9: My summer at the gravel pit

Driving the CSL is addictive. And the addiction comes with a price: I cannot photograph it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 01-08-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
Since I plan to own this car for the next 40...

Since I plan to own this car for the next 40 years at least, I am not in a hurry. I have two small children and I take my role as a parent very seriously. I am accepting the fact that I currently...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 01-08-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
Wow. Thank you so much for those comments! And...

Wow. Thank you so much for those comments! And welcome to Bimmerfest forum.

I absolutely adore classic Corvettes, see my work here:

http://www.m5time.com/albums/tearsheets/V8_2012_09.jpg
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 12-07-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
A picture experiment with 600mm optics. I wanted...

A picture experiment with 600mm optics. I wanted to capture the unreal perspective that makes the rear of the car look much wider and stronger. Check out the rear tire, it looks HUGE:
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 08-21-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
I did not know Roundel Magazine was available...

I did not know Roundel Magazine was available online, but as I was searching for information on M3 CSL, I was surprised to find my own feature:
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-27-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,800
Posted By m5time
As I said in my "report", it is good that the CSL...

As I said in my "report", it is good that the CSL did not come with a choice of transmission. Because to me, that would have been a difficult choice.

Sounds like manual would be the better choice...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-27-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,800
Posted By m5time
Picture evidence. No clutch pedal (this is my own...

Picture evidence. No clutch pedal (this is my own car - no picture manipulation)

http://www.m5time.com/albums/M3_CSL/M3_CSL_46_Anssi_Ranki.jpg

Yes, the transmission is the same. But instead of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-12-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
http://www.m5time.com/albums/M3_CSL/M3_CSL_62a_Ans...

http://www.m5time.com/albums/M3_CSL/M3_CSL_62a_Anssi_Ranki.jpg

Chapter 8: Night Cruising and Crazy Light-painting

Finnish summer nights are perfect for cruising. The beautiful “golden hour”...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-12-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
http://www.m5time.com/albums/M3_CSL/M3_CSL_46_Anss...

http://www.m5time.com/albums/M3_CSL/M3_CSL_46_Anssi_Ranki.jpg

Chapter 7: The Interior

The summer driving season of 2012 is long gone. I have never categorized myself as a summer person, but...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-10-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
http://www.m5time.com/albums/INFO/BMW_Art_Car_12_A...

http://www.m5time.com/albums/INFO/BMW_Art_Car_12_Anssi_Ranki.jpg

Chapter 6: The CSL Art Cars

Season 2012 is coming to an end here in Finland. Because of the climate, many sports cars are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-19-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
I agree. Of all the performance-improving...

I agree. Of all the performance-improving features that the CSL has, the Cup tires have the greatest impact on lap times.

It would also be interesting to know how CSLs perform on regular tires....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-19-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
Thanks! The winter is finally over and I...

Thanks!

The winter is finally over and I drove the CSL. Life feels worth living again!

Anssi
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 01-30-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
Thank you! I am hoping the car gets even more...

Thank you! I am hoping the car gets even more viewers here at Bimmerfest.

Your question is very easy to answer: I plan to keep it stock. And I plan to keep it working and looking like new for the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 01-30-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 60,706
Posted By m5time
http://www.m5time.com/albums/tearsheets/Roundel_20...

http://www.m5time.com/albums/tearsheets/Roundel_2011_12.jpg


Chapter 5: The Photography


Taking the pictures you see in this thread took about 20 nights. I usually shoot after sunset, as the...
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