Awesome Track Driving in a BMW E46 M3

For anyone that has had the opportunity to experience Laguna Seca in person knows how challenging of a track it is to drive so it is no wonder this video is getting lots of traction online.  Posted recently, by our friends over at Jalopnik, the video is from this past weekend’s BMW CCA Club Racing Oktoberfest event at the Northern California track. It was shot from behind the wheel of an E46 M3 race car driven by the talented driver and coach Anthony Magagnoli of DriveFasterNow.com.

Turn up the volume and watch in awe as Anthony drives his M3 from last to first in just three laps, despite a failing ABS system and a very loud sound that later turned out to be the exhaust mid-pipe falling off the header.  Bravo Anthony! Bravo!

California Road Trip Part 1 – Los Angeles area

Earlier this month, Team RedlineNorth had the amazing opportunity to drive the 450 miles from Los Angeles to San Francisco on the ultimate of scenic highways – California State Route 1 also known as Highway One and in certain sections called the Pacific Coast Highway. And of course, as car guys, no such road trip would be done in a simple sedan. Our adventure began at LAX where we picked up our “Bumblebee” yellow Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible from the good folks at Enterprise Exotics.

Camaro SS convertible

Camaro SS convertible

Our first stop was to cruise along the 21 miles of LA’s infamous Mulholland Drive with its incredible curves and vistas of the Hollywood sign and downtown LA.

Halfway up Mulholland Drive

Halfway up Mulholland Drive

LAVista

Later on, we ventured out to LA’s west side hitting Santa Monica and Venice Beach to catch some of LA’s lively beach scene.  Along with the weekend crowds and beautiful bodies we saw some interesting rides which you would expect to see out this way.

Santa Monica Lifeguard - Ford Escape

Santa Monica Lifeguard – Ford Escape Hybrid

Santa Monica Harbour Police truck

Santa Monica Harbour Chevrolet Police Truck

Venice Beach Bronco

Venice Beach Bronco

Surfer Jeep

Surfer Jeep

In the posh, Marina Del Ray this Rolls Royce sits among ordinary trucks and sedans. Welcome to car crazy California!

Rolls Royce Sedan

Rolls Royce Sedan

Be sure to continue checking back as we post more from our Cali trip including coverage from LA’s Petersen Automotive Museum, Santa Barbara’s Wheels and Waves show and Mazda’s Laguna Seca raceway.