I’ve known the owners of Rogue Engineering well before the company came into existence. Mark and Ben are both extremely generous individuals so it came as no shock to me when I heard they were hosting an event to benefit charity. All of the proceeds from this year’s charity fundraiser went to support the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI).
As expected, Rogue had an impressive turn out for this year’s gathering. The event was not limited to BMW badged automobiles as there were a couple of Nissan GTRs, a Lamborghini Gallardo, C7 Corvette, and quite a few other cars that lacked a Bavarian accent.
Matt Russell of BMW of North America surprised us by stopping by with an Austin Yellow F82 M4. I never got a chance to sit behind the wheel of one at NYIAS, so I didn’t hesitate when I was offered a seat this time. Unfortunately I couldn’t drive it, but I’m sold. Just take a look at the name of the website… BMW owner for life. Looks like another trip to Germany is in my future once these receive an LCI/ZCP. I’m guessing Santorini Blue again, but Signal Green is also a possibility…
As always I ran into a lot of old friends and made a few new ones. I can’t wait for the next one!
Randomly issued NJ plate is strangely appropriate on this car…
Tastefully modded, super clean, Alpine White E46 M3.
I don’t recall ever seeing this color in person on an E46 M3. As the owner of a Santorini Blue E92 M3, I return the favor often…
ESS Forcefed Frozen Black E92 M3.
Rogue Engineering’s Brilliant White Individual E46 M3 track weapon, partially prepared by IND Distribution.
Alpine White E36 M3 on Rogue’s dyno. See, it’s not just E9X M3s that came in Alpine…
I’m a fan.
What a machine… There will be an M4 in my future for sure.
Huge thank you to Matt Russell from BMW NA for bringing this beautiful Austin Yellow M4 for everyone to drool over.
///M-Ception, Phoenix Yellow E46 M3 and an Austin Yellow F82 M4.
The massive optional carbon ceramic brakes on the F82 M4.
My car’s latest article has just been printed. This time it’s appearing in Performance BMW Magazine. The photos were beautifully shot by Matthew Petrie and the article was expertly written by Iain Curry . Please take some time to view their work, as both of them are extremely talented and an absolute pleasure to work with.
The digital version is available for download now, and the print version will hit newstands on June 5th. I’m going to buy every copy that I can get my hands on, so I suggest that you beat me to Barnes and Noble…
Shortly after taking re-delivery of my car in the US, I sent it off to Supreme Power Parts in California for some fairly serious modifications. It was then shown in Bimmerfest West and a photoshoot in the desert was done by European Car Magazine. Unfortunately, the paint received quite a few swirlmarks in the process, and I was a bit apprehensive to take a orbital buffer to the $5,000.00 Santorini Blue exterior… After much research and a few glowing recommendations by their peers, I decided to make an appointment with Detailers Domain in Norwood, New Jersey. I had high hopes for the end result, but Phil and the guys that worked on my car blew me out of the water. I picked this car up in Germany, fresh from the factory and prepped by the experts at BMW Welt, yet the work that Detailers Domain did made my jaw drop. Truly superlative attention to detail and the pride that they take in what they do was readily apparent. Please take a moment to review the full write up on their site, and check out their beautifully edited and shot video below! http://www.detailersdomain.net/2013/12/22/mfatuations-santorini-blue-bmw-m3/
Took a few shots after Matt Petrie finished shooting my car for an upcoming issue of Performance BMW Magazine. Martino Auto Concepts did an unbelievable job on the Frozen Gray respray, that’s right respray, this car is not a wrap and it shows.