Just Because You’re Old, Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be COOL
August 26, 2019
The BMW E30 was your typical entry-level luxury car that started off with a two-door sedan style body. BMW eventually evolved the E30 into four door sedan models, convertibles and estate (“Wagon”) models in its later years. The E30 was the first 3 series to offer not only the estate and sedan body styles, but the first 3 series to offer a diesel engine and all-wheel drive models with the 325iX. The BMW Z1 roadster was also based on the E30 platform. Let’s not forget that the FIRST BMW M3 was built on the E30 platform (you can check out the world famous BMW E30 M3 with an S55 swap cooled by CSF here).
The classic BMW trumps modern
August 18, 2019
Wekfest is one of southern California’s most premier import car shows. This is CSF’s last show of the year as we focus on pushing for the end of summer in our busiest time of year and preparing for the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The 2019 Wekfest show was held on August 4th at the LA Convention Center. Bringing enthusiasts from all over California to compete against some of the best builds in the industry to take home the iconic trophy and bragging rights.
CSF COOLS the best in SHOW BIZ
August 6, 2019
Summer is in full effect and not only is it the busiest time of the year for us here at CSF, but it’s the peak of the car show season. From the cars and coffee weekly meetups and the countless car shows taking place in the summer heat, it’s finally good to be indoors with the AC on blast. Spocom 2019 was a huge success, CSF brought the RUF 996 RTurbo Porsche and the S55 swapped BMW E30 to stage at our booth, both cars rolling in with the radiator fans blasting after just finishing a shoot with Matt Farah’s Smoking Tire, One-Take, check out the video HERE. This year’s show took place in a larger section at the Anaheim Convention Center compared to the previous years. I would think the spacing would be a bit more spread out due to the space, but I was wrong. They took advantage of the extra space and filled every nook and cranny.
Practice & Race Day - Keeping Cool Under Pressure
July 25, 2019
Click to read part 1 of the blog – Preparation and tech inspection
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is held on a public roadway, so for drivers to get any kind of course practice in, they had to do it between the hours of 5:30am and 8:30am for four days when the road is temporarily closed. Racing at 5:30am means waking up at 2am every morning and prepping the race car so its ready to rip right as the public roads are cleared. This also makes it difficult to dial in the cars with dewy asphalt and colder temperatures compared to race day where drivers begin to climb the hill mid day.
2 years of development to take on the most challenging race in N. America
July 15, 2019
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) is the second oldest motor race in the United States behind only the Indianapolis 500 with the first race in 1916. It holds an immense honor behind its name, being one of the most challenging hill climbs in the world, and it goes almost year after year, taking the lives of some of the most elite racers. It takes place every summer in the mountains of Colorado, as drivers and riders race for the fastest times going up 12.5 miles, 156 turns and speeding over ridge crests to make it to the summit of Pikes Peak where the finish line awaits. The 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race-day was set for June 30th and featured the CSF F87 M2 Club Racer V.2 from BMW R&D partner Tyspeed, piloted by none other than Tyler Pappas.
CSF Global Takeover
June 27, 2019
Greetings from across the pond!! The Players Classic Show kicked off last weekend at the world-famous Goodwood Motor Circuit in Chichester England. This will be a two-part journey that will take you through both days of the event. If you’ve never experienced this show, I must say it’s one to put on your bucket list. This two-day event begins with a proper car show and track day. The second day they line up a slew of cars on the main straight and pits so there’s plenty to see for every enthusiast. What makes this show interesting for someone from the United States is you get to see a lot of the European exclusive models and it’s great to see some American cars on foreign soil. This is our third year as a sponsor of the event and the CSF brand continues to grow as we see more cars outfitted with CSF cooling products.
An Award Winning Finish for CSF
May 31, 2019
With May coming to an end and just a few weeks shy of summer, car shows and caravans are in full swing here in Southern California. CSF geared up and prepared for the 20th year anniversary of Bimmerfest, the largest private BMW gathering in the world. Hosted in our back yard, Auto Club Speedway that is less than 10 minutes away from our headquarters. This is one of the biggest events of the year that we attend considering BMW is our strongest market. Check out our Bimmerfest 2018 recap if you missed it last year. And against the odds, Southern California decided it wanted to show chances of rain in the forecast for the big weekend. Not only was there Bimmerfest to look forward to, but it was also Memorial Day weekend! We had our ponchos on stand-by, set our alarm clocks for the big day and were ready to kick-off the weekend with a bang!
CSF claims the fastest German car in the West
May 2, 2019
The time of the year has come, the last weekend of April 2019. The hot spring sun steams up the farm land of Coalinga California, hosting Motovicity Distribution’s 2nd annual Never Lift Half-Mile race ran by Shift S3ctor. Held at he Municipal Airport of Coalinga, providing 2,640 feet of clean, paved airstrip runway for drivers to go side by side and put it all on the line in a half-mile race for the highest trap speed. Each competing driver had a chance to win a piece of the $38,500 in total prize money over the entire weekend. This event attracted quite a number of cars “flying” over 200+ MPH to earn bragging rights and some dough. CSF continued to be a supporting vendor and sponsor of the event as Motovicity Distribution is one of CSF’s largest distributor’s. With supporting previous events through the years, CSF is glad the relationship can help grow these types of grass-roots motorsports by not only attending as a vendor, but by bringing three cars to compete. As the race weekend approached, the CSF gang packed the sun block, locked & loaded the racecars in the trailers and joined in on the fun.
Old meets new
February 26, 2019
The E30 is a true icon of German engineering and performance. As the years pass by, the prices continue to climb it seems and more enthusiasts want to get their hands on one. To this day I still miss mine, wish I never got rid of it.
When plans change for the better
February 19, 2019
Within the last five years the 240z has begun to make a strong comeback amongst enthusiasts. In some ways, it can be considered as the Japanese muscle car.