Daniel ML Bevis

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Me and my car - Paul Howse BMW 2002 Touring

Me and my car - Paul Howse BMW 2002 Touring

2002 Touring treat Grand design. When it comes to affairs of the heart, logic and rationality take a back seat. Paul Howse may design McLarens for a living but, as Dan Bevis discovers, there’s nowhere he’d rather be than in an old BMW… Photos: Alex Lawrence.

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Supercharged 362whp BMW M3 Convertible E36/2CS + AC Schnitzer look

Supercharged 362whp BMW M3 Convertible E36/2CS + AC Schnitzer look

Earning your stripes. Supercharged E36 M3 Cab AC Schnitzer-clad retro cab The iconic AC Schnitzer pinstripes are a clear sign of a BMW that’s a cut above. But there’s far more to this M3’s story than those decals alone… Words: Daniel Bevis. Photos: Viktor Benyi.

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Carbon wide-body turbo drift BMW M3 E36

Carbon wide-body turbo drift BMW M3 E36

Carbon wide-body turbo BMW M3 E36 outrageous E36 drift build. Wrapped in an incredible carbon wide-body, this wild-looking turbo E36 M3 is one hell of a drift machine. Words: Daniel Bevis. Photos: GK Production.

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300bhp Jaguar AJ30 3.0-litre V6-engined MGB

300bhp Jaguar AJ30 3.0-litre V6-engined MGB

A classic MGB is a portal to a bygone age of sepia-tinted simplicity. But a 300bhp MGB that’ll do 0-62mph in 4.5-seconds? That’s barmy enough to rip the very fabric of time to shreds…Words: Dan Bevis Photos: Lukasz Markowski.

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Tuned 1976 Hillman Imp

Tuned 1976 Hillman Imp

Retro Rides Hillman Imp This low-down 1976 Hillman Imp is more than just a show car. It’s a dirty-fingernails union of first car, project car and family car – James Williams has gradually built it up over the years, and now it’s one of the coolest retros on the scene… Words: Dan Bevis. Photography: Dan Pullen.

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Rocket Bunny M50B25-swap BMW E30 Touring gets the Pandem treatment

Rocket Bunny M50B25-swap BMW E30 Touring gets the Pandem treatment

Rocket Bunny BMW E30 Touring gets the Pandem treatment. BMW E30 Touring The 3 Series Touring is a sensible, family car… But not this one. This one has Pandem arches, air-ride and a whacking great spoiler on the back. Words: Daniel Bevis. Photography: Ronald Veth.

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Tuned 400bhp F105CB 3.2-litre V8-engined 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS

Tuned 400bhp F105CB 3.2-litre V8-engined 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS

Feature Car Ferrari 328 GTS. This isn’t just the ultimate build, it’s the ultimate story of succeeding at life. Mitchell Button is a young man with an old soul. When his custom Ferrari 328 targa blew the roof off SEMA, he was happy to absorb the derision of the purists. Because this unique build is about so much more than petty egos… Words: Daniel Bevis Photography: Mike Kuhn.

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350bhp 1.8T-swapped wide-body Volkswagen Lupo from Sweden

350bhp 1.8T-swapped wide-body Volkswagen Lupo from Sweden

When Stefan Olsson bought a cheap Volkswagen Lupo for commuting, that was good enough for a few years. But his day job in boat-building, coupled with his enthusiasm for horsepower, soon awoke the angry pirate in him… Words: Daniel Bevis. Photos: Patrik Karlsson.

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Fully rebuilt Accuair E-level 1980 Ferrari 308 GTB

Fully rebuilt Accuair E-level 1980 Ferrari 308 GTB

Andy Neirinck has had a hand in a lot of amazing project cars over the years, but this Ferrari is his life’s work and his pièce de résistance. And as you can see, it’s more than just a straight resto… Words: Daniel Bevis. Photography: Kevve.be.

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Air-ride BMW M4 F82

Air-ride BMW M4 F82

In stock form, the M4 doesn’t require anything to amp up its aggressive demeanour. But that didn’t stop the team at Car Audio Security having a go anyway… Words: Daniel Bevis. Photos: Si Gray.

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941whp Turbo S50-engined BMW E30 Coupe

941whp Turbo S50-engined BMW E30 Coupe

Rolling Thunder Henrik Nygren’s insane, turbo S50-powered E30 makes an astonishing 941whp and it’s just an unstoppable force of sheer automotive fury. Words: Daniel Bevis Photos: Patrik Karlsson.

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Air Lift 440bhp Petronas-themed Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG W176

Air Lift 440bhp Petronas-themed Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG W176

A45 AMG If Lewis Hamilton drove an A45 AMG W176 this is what it’d look like. Probably. The 440bhp Petronas-themed A45 that would have you smiling too. Hot Rides: Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG Air Lift 3P Management. Rotiform LAS-R Rims. Forge Stage 2 Tuned. Krautrock. Ben Walker’s A45 AMG doesn’t just talk the talk with its show-winning looks – it brings the noise and shouts like a Teutonic mentalist… Words Dan Bevis. Photography Chris Wallbank.

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Slick air-ride BMW M3 F80

Slick air-ride BMW M3 F80

Desert Storm. Low and wide – a simple but effective mission statement for Parm Panesar’s latest M3. Resplendent in desert chic and motorsport vibes, this thing’s brewing up some heavy weather… Words: Daniel Bevis. Photos: Si Gray.

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Wide-Body StreetFighter LA BMW 335i E92

Wide-Body StreetFighter LA BMW 335i E92

Prize Fighter. Street Fighter LA has become a force to be reckoned with on the BMW scene and this ferocious E92 335i shows just why that is. Words: Daniel Bevis. Photos: Viktor Benyi.

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The Chelsea Lower Show Mercedes-Benz 280 W114 Yellow and Mercedes-Benz 250 W114 Red

The Chelsea Lower Show Mercedes-Benz 280 W114 Yellow and Mercedes-Benz 250 W114 Red

Mega Mercedes 3-way Race, custom and show cars - we’ve got the lot! In a past life, Paul Aveil was a linchpin of the 1980s Chelsea Cruise. And when his son James decided to bag an old Merc, it rekindled all sorts of old memories… Words: Dan Bevis. Photography: Matt Richardson.

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Stunning Air Lift Performance 3H air-ride setup BMW M3 E30 Custom-styled legend

Stunning Air Lift Performance 3H air-ride setup BMW M3 E30 Custom-styled legend

Untouchable. Gorgeous air-ride E30 M3. Some people say the E30 M3 is a car that shouldn’t be modified. Thank goodness the guys at Car Audio Security weren’t listening… Words: Daniel Bevis. Photos: Si Gray.

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Stunning air-ride BMW 635CSi Automatic E24

Stunning air-ride BMW 635CSi Automatic E24

Stunning air-ride BMW E24 635CSi Before Jan-Eric Geugis bought this E24 sharknose, it had only ever had one owner. And now the CSi has lured him down into the murky swells of the deep, Jan-Eric reckons he’ll be hanging on to it for life… Words: Daniel Bevis. Photos: Henry Phull.

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400bhp tuned Mazda RX-7 FD

400bhp tuned Mazda RX-7 FD

Hot Rides: Mazda RX-7 Tea and Sympathy… Jordan Saunders has had a few ups and downs with this mercurial FD. But with the aid of a few good cups of tea, everything’s turned out alright in the end… Words Dan Bevis. Photography Dan Pullen.

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Carbon-clad wide-body BMW M3 E46 KEAN Suspensions

Carbon-clad wide-body BMW M3 E46 KEAN Suspensions

Back in the early 1900s, a ‘Roi-des-Belges’ was a luxurious style of car – a double phaeton with exaggerated rear bulges. In 2018, this wide-hipped E46 is what the King of Belgium has evolved into… Words: Daniel Bevis. Photos: Sebas Mol.

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Stanced 1975 Ford Taunus 1300L TC 2-litre Pinto engined

Stanced 1975 Ford Taunus 1300L TC 2-litre Pinto engined

Risk Matrix… Global domination: that was the aim of the Taunus TC and Mk3 Cortina. Did Ford achieve it? Not quite, but Timo Jungmichel’s über-cool TC is working hard to redress the balance.

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