Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > Z Series > E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)

E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
E36/7 Z3 Roadster, Z3 coupe, Z3 M Roadster and Z3 M Coupe talk with our gurus here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-19-2009, 11:58 PM
Palantirion's Avatar
Palantirion Palantirion is offline
Z4 Mvangelist
Location: Southern CA
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,225
Mein Auto: 2003 M5-S2, 2002 540iT-S2
Talking My MC in Bimmer Magazine

First, thanks to Laidback for hooking me up with Zachary Mayne, the writer/photographer who did the story. And a special thanks to Zach who managed to somehow capture everything vital to Scatha's modifications, including my no-BS approach to helping her reach her potential.

I'm not sure when it'll hit bookshelves, but I've received a few copies in the mail so it must be soon. Zach's article is a great read and there are other good ones on the new M3 vert, an electric Mini and more:


The April 2009 cover looks like this:


The article on on Scatha looks like this (the photos look MUCH better in person):






__________________
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 01-20-2009, 03:58 AM
WINDonSKIN's Avatar
WINDonSKIN WINDonSKIN is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Burrrrr Minnesota
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 286
Mein Auto: s54 roadster
WOW, congrats on the article. Will be looking forward to reading it.
__________________
God is my pilot - just hold on
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-20-2009, 04:32 AM
greyish's Avatar
greyish greyish is offline
tire consumer
Location: huntsville, al
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 555
Mein Auto: 99 z3c
Very cool.

..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-20-2009, 05:40 AM
lazoh lazoh is offline
Registered User
Location: SoCal
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2
Mein Auto: 318ti, Cooper, X3
Very Nice Earl and congratulations!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-20-2009, 06:35 AM
Excitmnt94's Avatar
Excitmnt94 Excitmnt94 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Charlotte, NC
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 942
Send a message via AIM to Excitmnt94 Send a message via Yahoo to Excitmnt94
Mein Auto: '09 135i coupe
awesome...congrats man!
__________________
135i coupe - Alpine White // Glacier Silver Aluminum Trim // Heated Coral Red Leather Seats // M-Sport Package // I-pod // PDC // 6-Speed Manual //


Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-20-2009, 06:47 AM
imz4n's Avatar
imz4n imz4n is offline
Z ENTHUSIAST
Location: OC, CA.
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 695
Mein Auto: 06 3.0 si Z4R
Score, Looking forward to the read.

Having been given the chance to drive his car at the airport event in December, I for one was amazed at how well the car is balanced and how well the many mods to the car work so well together. Such a huge difference for my Z4. Congrats !!!!!!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-20-2009, 07:20 AM
Incompatible Incompatible is offline
.........................
Location: San Diego
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 182
Mein Auto: 2007 Z4 3.0Si Coupe
Cool Looking forward to picking up a copy.
__________________
If you can't take the time to teach a kid something good, someone will take the time to teach them something bad.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-20-2009, 07:30 AM
momo_oo[][]oo's Avatar
momo_oo[][]oo momo_oo[][]oo is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: ca
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,995
Mein Auto: M35
Nice man, I've always loved that magazine and should be arriving in the mail soon i hope, want to see the E30 article as well. BTW your rides in the Sig are sick.
__________________
03 GSX-R 1000
06 Infiniti M35
00 E46 323I SOLD
08 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo SOLD
08 E60 535I LEASE OVER
02 E66 745LI LEMON
98 E39 528I SOLD
91 E30 316I SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-20-2009, 12:03 PM
pal's Avatar
pal pal is offline
S54=Living on the Edge
Location: New Jersey
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,486
Mein Auto: 2007 M Coupe, 2004 Audi T
Congrats!!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-20-2009, 06:59 PM
gokartmozart's Avatar
gokartmozart gokartmozart is offline
Another day in Paradise
Location: Sugar Land, TX
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 712
Send a message via Yahoo to gokartmozart
Mein Auto: 2008 Z4 M Coupe - LM08697
Congratulations, man!

Roman's article in that tuner mag was great, but Bimmer is hip! Gonna grab one to keep!
__________________

2008 Z4 M Coupe (Alpine White/Imola Red/Carbon Leather) - CDV delete, stubby antenna
2005 530i (Silver Gray/Black The wife's Daily Driver
)
2003 Z4 3.0 (given to son)
1993 525iT (gone), 1993 325i (gone), 1983 320i (gone)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-20-2009, 10:10 PM
headparrot headparrot is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: aZ
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 111
Mein Auto: 2007 M Coupe, 2012 X5M
Congrats.

Looking forward to the read!!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-20-2009, 10:23 PM
glgpc's Avatar
glgpc glgpc is offline
My other car is faster
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 199
Mein Auto: Porsche 996 GT2
From one publicity hound to another: Great write up!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-21-2009, 11:25 AM
kamal kamal is offline
Registered User
Location: StL
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2
Mein Auto: '07 Z4 Coupe 3.0si
Am I the only one who see's the glaring error on the table of contents?

Hint: Chasis code
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-21-2009, 11:47 AM
Palantirion's Avatar
Palantirion Palantirion is offline
Z4 Mvangelist
Location: Southern CA
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,225
Mein Auto: 2003 M5-S2, 2002 540iT-S2
Quote:
Originally Posted by kamal View Post
Am I the only one who see's the glaring error on the table of contents?

Hint: Chasis code
-And there are only 4 pistons on the StopTech front calipers (different piston sizes than the rear 4-piston calipers). 2 mistakes = damn good in my experience. More to the point, Zach understood the MC in stock form and why I modded it the way I did. He didn't fluff or cover up anything. Straight talk, with two typos.

p.s. Also, I often refer to the new M3 as an E90 (even though it's technically an E92). I think of the car's generation, which is E90, whether it's E90, E92 or E93. Same with the M5/M6; they are E60 generation. The Z4 is E85.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-21-2009, 12:46 PM
Ron Stygar's Avatar
Ron Stygar Ron Stygar is offline
19,585 Miles
Location: CT
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 11,143
Mein Auto: Z4 M Coupe 6LL93033
Quote:
Originally Posted by Palantirion@BMS View Post
-p.s. Also, I often refer to the new M3 as an E90 (even though it's technically an E92).
M3 sedan is a E90.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-21-2009, 01:51 PM
summereskimo's Avatar
summereskimo summereskimo is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Markseven's Living Room
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 318
Mein Auto: Modded E36/7&Stock E36/8M
Although I still think you have a faded looking badge, I do understand the monotone look your going for. Congrats on making the mag bud Scatha is one great handling car, I know...I've driven it.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-21-2009, 02:01 PM
pal's Avatar
pal pal is offline
S54=Living on the Edge
Location: New Jersey
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,486
Mein Auto: 2007 M Coupe, 2004 Audi T
Palantirion - Do you happen to have higher res versions of these images?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-21-2009, 03:40 PM
Palantirion's Avatar
Palantirion Palantirion is offline
Z4 Mvangelist
Location: Southern CA
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,225
Mein Auto: 2003 M5-S2, 2002 540iT-S2
Quote:
Originally Posted by pal View Post
Palantirion - Do you happen to have higher res versions of these images?
-Of course. But I don't want to post the high-res images until after the April issue leaves shelves. Seems disrespectful to the magazine to give it away for free while they are trying to sell issues.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-21-2009, 04:45 PM
pal's Avatar
pal pal is offline
S54=Living on the Edge
Location: New Jersey
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,486
Mein Auto: 2007 M Coupe, 2004 Audi T
Quote:
Originally Posted by Palantirion@BMS View Post
-Of course. But I don't want to post the high-res images until after the April issue leaves shelves. Seems disrespectful to the magazine to give it away for free while they are trying to sell issues.
Understood. Will wait for my mag or your post, whatever comes earlier ...
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-21-2009, 04:53 PM
Caddyshk Caddyshk is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 868
Mein Auto: 2006 Z4MC #LL93158
What does "Scatha" represent? Is it a past GF or something?

Thanks,
D
__________________
2006 Z4 M Coupe
2006 Z4MC - #LL93158
- SuperSprint Race - OE STB - Dave Z Modified CDV - Ground Control Coil Overs - Stoptech lines - Stoptech Pads - RE Clutch Stop - RE Transmission Mounts - LeatherZ M Shift Boot - ZHP Shift Knob
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 01-21-2009, 08:20 PM
Palantirion's Avatar
Palantirion Palantirion is offline
Z4 Mvangelist
Location: Southern CA
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,225
Mein Auto: 2003 M5-S2, 2002 540iT-S2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caddyshk View Post
What does "Scatha" represent? Is it a past GF or something?

Thanks,
D
-From mymcoupe.com
Quote:
I thought Scatha was a fitting name for my M Coupe, as it references the female tutor of Cuchulain (who shares much in common with Beowulf's tales) and that I bought this M Coupe to expose my faults and teach me about the art of driving. Also, all my cars are named after women (real or fictitious), and all three of my BMWs' names reference dragons. In this case, Scatha is the name of a mythical Babylonian creator dragon and also makes an appearance in J.R.R. Tolkien's works as the "long-worm" of the Grey Mountains.
Here's a link to a basic description: http://www.churchofasphodel.org/arti...r3_scatha.html
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-21-2009, 08:39 PM
teammojo teammojo is offline
Registered User
Location: Yellow Fever
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 61
Mein Auto: [Silver-Pennis]
Nice congrats, was this shoot before you had the ESS decals on the rear? When you gonna get that blower on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-21-2009, 10:03 PM
Palantirion's Avatar
Palantirion Palantirion is offline
Z4 Mvangelist
Location: Southern CA
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,225
Mein Auto: 2003 M5-S2, 2002 540iT-S2
Quote:
Originally Posted by teammojo View Post
Nice congrats, was this shoot before you had the ESS decals on the rear? When you gonna get that blower on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Yeah, it was before I got the ESS decal on the rear. The blower should finally arrive tomorrow and be installed (if all goes well) by the end of Friday.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 01-21-2009, 11:29 PM
HBspeed HBspeed is offline
Registered User
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 54
Mein Auto: 07 M Coupe, 02 Subaru WRX
Congrats on the article Earl. Can't wait to see the blower on, and then beg for a ride! Mine in sitting next to yours right now at BMS getting stoptech's installed

Last edited by HBspeed; 01-21-2009 at 11:32 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 01-22-2009, 08:56 AM
Palantirion's Avatar
Palantirion Palantirion is offline
Z4 Mvangelist
Location: Southern CA
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,225
Mein Auto: 2003 M5-S2, 2002 540iT-S2
Quote:
Originally Posted by HBspeed View Post
Congrats on the article Earl. Can't wait to see the blower on, and then beg for a ride! Mine in sitting next to yours right now at BMS getting stoptech's installed
-OOOO, you're gonna like those StopTechs I'm waiting on the blower right now, should be here within the next hour and a half. Then I'll inventory the package and bring it down to BMS. I'll try to take some pics of your car when I'm down there.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > Z Series > E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms