Road Trip – 2019 BMW 330i M Sport and Texas’ Best BBQ

The BMW 3-Series has long been the gold standard for German sports sedans. It was the car that had it all – good looks, plenty of power, and incredible handling. All these traits combined to make the 3-Series the Ultimate Driving Machine for almost 40 years.

Other brands have chased BMW over the years to come up with cars that delivered the exciting experience the 3-Series gave its owners. Unfortunately, BMW lost the way with dreadfully dull the F30 3-Series, giving other brands a chance to catch up. The F30 3-Series had painfully numb steering, an overly harsh suspension, and a very reluctant throttle despite the excellent B58 engine.

Thankfully, the all-new 2019 BMW 330i addresses most of those issues with significant improvements to the chassis and engine, and interior. Are these changes enough to propel BMW back to the top of the sport sedan segment?

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My Version of the Jeep Badge of Honor

Most Jeep owners covet the Jeep Badge of Honor program which rewards owners for conquering challenging trails in their vehicles. While I’d love to earn some of these badges for my own Wrangler Rubicon, I don’t live anywhere close to any of the trails.

Not wanting to be left out, I decided to add a bit of my own flair to my Rubicon. Let’s see how long it takes someone to question what the stickers mean. And yes, I’ve driven every one of the tracks portrayed here.

Get your own track badges of honor from https://www.trackdecals.com/. 

 

S:S:L Trip Report – Hawaii – The Big Island

We’ve done a pretty decent job over the years here at Speed:Sport:Life covering the Speed and Sport aspects of things. This site initially started because a few of us were car lovers with a passion for racing. We were in our late 20s, and our life revolved around car shows, race tracks, and anything else automotive.

Eventually, though, things happen in life that changes how we approach our passions and hobbies. Some of us focus on careers, family, and other aspects of life beyond those passions and hobbies. I’m no exception to this, and these things are why I more or less let this site go dormant over the last couple of years before recently getting back at it.

While I never lost my passion for speed and sport, I chose to put more focus on the life aspect of things. Focus on life included having more experiences that involved travel and quality time with my family. So here I am, having just turned 40 in February, ready to share my vacation photos and experiences with others. I’m officially an old man, but I hope that sharing some of these travels can help others enjoy the life of travel as much as we have. We’ve got a few lined up, from the Hawaiian Islands to German Christmas markets, to where to find the best BBQ in the state of Texas.

My first trip report on Speed:Sport:Life focuses on the beautiful Island of Hawaii, better known as the Big Island. 2019 marked our third year in a row to the Big Island just because we fell in love with it so hard during our first trip in 2017.

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2020 C8 Corvette Stingray Unveiled

Rumors of a mid-engine Corvette as a successor to the C7 Corvette have been flying all the way back since 2004, with the first spy shots coming out in 2005. Along the way, enthusiasts have made just about every guess you could imagine about what this next-generation Corvette would be.

Well, the long wait is over and the speculation can stop. Behold the mid-engine 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette.

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