Close

Results 1 to 20 of 20
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    129
    Rep Points
    516.6
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    0


    2 out of 2 members liked this post. Reputation: Yes | No

    Reinventing Brilliant White: preparing BigLare's M3 for SEMA in 4 days.

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Larry, or BigLare as he is known on M3Post, is no stranger to having his M3 in the public eye. Larry’s Brilliant White BMW Individual M3 has one of the most recognizable, unique looks around so as IND we had a difficult task ahead of us when Larry asked us to install a carbon roof just in time for the SEMA show. How do you make one of the most unique, recognizable cars in the E9x M3 business even more unique and recognizable, without being excessive and gaudy?

    Luckily, Challenge Engineering came to the rescue. The guys at Challenge shared an idea with us that had not yet been seen in the M3 community- the “Zonda style” or “V Weave”. Horacio Pagani introduced this weave on his Zonda F supercar to show his mastery over carbon fiber. By laying the carbon fiber in a V shape, you are forced to match every square and pleat of carbon to the opposite side. Each square must lay perfectly in line with every other to make a perfect formation, and this is an incredibly difficult thing to do. Larry and the staff at IND knew immediately that this idea from Challenge was the perfect tasteful and unique feature, and was destined to be the next step for Larry’s Brilliant White M3. Together with a full host of Challenge exterior parts in a matching V Weave, the carbon roof is an absolutely one-off piece.

    As easy as it was to create the perfect idea for this car, completing the project was just as difficult. The car was dropped off at our facility five days before it had to leave for the SEMA show!

    The car rumbled it’s way into the shop seconds after rolling off of our transport. We immediately removed the interior, and began cutting away the factory roof panel. By day three, the beautiful Challenge roof was installed, and the rest of the project could be completed.

    IND also installed KW ClubSport suspension, RD Sport sway bars, and Rogue Engineering toe arms to improve the car’s already competent handling. We refinished the Volk G2 wheels in a high gloss black finish, and applied a unique color to Larry’s Brembo GT kit- BMW Fiji Green.

    Five days after showing up at IND, Larry’s Brilliant White beast rolled back onto our transporter and headed out to meet the crowd at SEMA.

    Come see the car at the SEMA show in the first week of November!

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,846
    Rep Points
    31,576.2
    Mentioned
    2066 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Very nice. So this car will be in the IND booth I take it?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Encino,CA
    Posts
    7,990
    Rep Points
    5,691.0
    Mentioned
    173 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    57


    Reputation: Yes | No
    really into the rims and brakes. but so many different colors lol. green,red,black,white. sexy car tho.
    Burger Motorsports
    Home of the Worlds fastest N20s, N54s, N55s, S55s, N63s, and S63s!

    It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser and installer of any BMS part to employ the correct installation techniques required to ensure the proper operation of BMS parts, and BMS disclaims any and all liability for any part failure due to improper installation or use. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to verify that the use of their vehicle and items purchased comply with federal, state and local regulations. BMS claims no legal federal, state or local certification concerning pollution controlled motor vehicles or mandated emissions requirements. BMS products labeled for use only in competition racing vehicles may only be used on competition racing vehicles operated exclusively on a closed course in conjunction with a sanctioned racing event, in accordance with all federal and state laws, and may never be operated on public roads/highways. Please click here for more information on legal requirements related to use of BMS parts.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,846
    Rep Points
    31,576.2
    Mentioned
    2066 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
    really into the rims and brakes. but so many different colors lol. green,red,black,white. sexy car tho.
    You make a good point, not really sure about the caliper color and it tying in.

    The car overall is very well done and the carbon weave is just beautiful.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Encino,CA
    Posts
    7,990
    Rep Points
    5,691.0
    Mentioned
    173 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    57


    Reputation: Yes | No
    maybe some white calipers would match it well.
    Burger Motorsports
    Home of the Worlds fastest N20s, N54s, N55s, S55s, N63s, and S63s!

    It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser and installer of any BMS part to employ the correct installation techniques required to ensure the proper operation of BMS parts, and BMS disclaims any and all liability for any part failure due to improper installation or use. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to verify that the use of their vehicle and items purchased comply with federal, state and local regulations. BMS claims no legal federal, state or local certification concerning pollution controlled motor vehicles or mandated emissions requirements. BMS products labeled for use only in competition racing vehicles may only be used on competition racing vehicles operated exclusively on a closed course in conjunction with a sanctioned racing event, in accordance with all federal and state laws, and may never be operated on public roads/highways. Please click here for more information on legal requirements related to use of BMS parts.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    129
    Rep Points
    516.6
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    0



    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
    maybe some white calipers would match it well.
    The owner wanted something unique so white calipers would not work with this build. We used BMW Fiji green.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,846
    Rep Points
    31,576.2
    Mentioned
    2066 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Nate@IND Click here to enlarge
    The owner wanted something unique so white calipers would not work with this build. We used BMW Fiji green.
    Cool, unique it is.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,846
    Rep Points
    31,576.2
    Mentioned
    2066 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Nate, would you be able to tell me whose booth this car will be in?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
    Posts
    3,053
    Rep Points
    1,236.6
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    13


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Damn

    beautiful.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    2,266
    Rep Points
    936.0
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    10


    Reputation: Yes | No
    the attention to detail is amazing, the carbon weave is clean
    Click here to enlarge

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,846
    Rep Points
    31,576.2
    Mentioned
    2066 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Did not see this car at SEMA btw...

  12. #12
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    2,266
    Rep Points
    936.0
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    10


    Reputation: Yes | No
    ive seen pictures of it posted with the MFest guys?
    Click here to enlarge
    Click here to enlarge
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Click here to enlarge

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,846
    Rep Points
    31,576.2
    Mentioned
    2066 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No
    ^ Wherever that was, I missed it.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    2,266
    Rep Points
    936.0
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    10


    Reputation: Yes | No
    still at sema sticky? maybe get some closeups if u can find them x.x
    Click here to enlarge

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    28
    Rep Points
    16.0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    0


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Love the build, very clean!

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,846
    Rep Points
    31,576.2
    Mentioned
    2066 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
    still at sema sticky? maybe get some closeups if u can find them x.x
    I'm still in Vegas, but done with SEMA. Focused on Casinos now.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    2,266
    Rep Points
    936.0
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    10


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I'm still in Vegas, but done with SEMA. Focused on Casinos now.
    gonna make bank dude, and did you get shuttled by Top Gear cars at SEMA? lol
    Click here to enlarge

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,846
    Rep Points
    31,576.2
    Mentioned
    2066 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
    gonna make bank dude, and did you get shuttled by Top Gear cars at SEMA? lol
    Top Gear cars? I think I missed that. Make bank? They made bank.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    2,266
    Rep Points
    936.0
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    10


    Reputation: Yes | No
    lol that blows. sorry to go off topic but here sticky
    http://badcopnodonuts.com/2010/11/03...ear-sema-2010/
    Click here to enlarge

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Posts
    747
    Rep Points
    698.9
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    7


    Reputation: Yes | No
    OMG...another BEAUTIFUL car...gah I hate this site and love it at the same time...
    BimmerBoost's Resident n00b...Click here to enlarge

    Titanium Silver 2003 335 Ci || Premium Package || Sport Package || SOLD
    Sapphire Metallic Black 2008 535i || Custom Mandrel Bend Borla Exhaust || BMS Spacers || CMS Pro Meth Kit || JB4 || BMS DCI || SOLD
    Alpine White 2012 C63 Coupe || AMG Development Package || Multimedia Package || Lighting Package || LEASE ENDED
    Alpine White 2015 M3 || Driver Assistance Plus || Executive Package || Lighting Package || M Double-clutch and Adaptive M Suspension ||

    Click here to enlarge

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •