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Look Back: CAtuned Open House 2016

We take a look back at our first open house event at our new location. If you didn't come out to our shop on the 30th of January, well this is what you missed out on. We had a lot of great cars show up and a lot of support from the community. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank everyone that was there, and helped organize the event. CAtuned will have more open house events in the near future, follow our social media accounts for updates! 


Words/photos: Denis Podmarkov (@_dpod_)









































MORE PHOTOS AT: CAtuned Open House 2016 Album

E30 Picnic 2016

The E30 Picnic is what most car events should aspire to be like. It's more of a leisure social gathering for E30 fanatics than it is an all out concourse or car show. It just so happens there is lush grass to park your 25+ year old BMW coupe on, and everybody around you is equally as obsessed as the next person. At the E30 Picnic, it's possible to see every E30 variant, including a touring, baur, and even a custom pickup. Furthermore, this year's attendance was roughly 200 cars (and yes all were E30s), with some people driving from as far as Nebraska! Needless to say, if you live anywhere in North America and share the same addiction for the E30 chassis, attending this event is a must. 


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Bimmerfest 2016

Bimmerfest 2016

W/ all things BMW it was 2 days of awesome. 

Photos via: Igor P.

Luftgekühlt at Modernica 2016

Luftgekühlt at Modernica 2016

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In the Porsche vernacular, Luftgekühlt represents all the air-cooled cars in the the manufacturer’s history, from the Pre-A 356 through the 993 model line, which ended in 1998. More specifically, Luftgekühlt is the brainchild of two-time Le Mans class winner Patrick Long and noted Southern California creative director Howie Idelson. A true Porsche happening.

Luftgekühlt™ is a brand founded initially as a series of automotive-themed events featuring a tightly-curated list of historically significant or interesting cars – both race and street. There's no set formula for our events, but we're excited by cool venues, fun people and creative expression, so you can bet those elements will always be in our recipe. We like coming up with wild ideas that celebrate the passion we have for all things air-cooled, and we love collaborating with likeminded people and brands.


A special Car being a rally-style 911. Auctioned off to benefit the Autumn Leaves Project


 Some more pictures from the event:

Pictures via: Igor Polishchuk


Global Motorsports Group, known as GMG Racing, opened the shop for everyone to see during their annual open house. GMG is a company inspired by racing. Since 2001 they have been focusing on professional racing and servicing those race cars.

The open house showcases projects and customer cars. Walking around the event you will notice that the event is sprinkled with exotics and rare cars throughout history. Classic cars from Audi, BMW, Porsche were all present. It was a lively event with lot's to see and new people to meet. Here is just a few photos from the event. 


Photos via: Denis Podmarkov & Igor Polishchuk

Look back at Sema 2015

Sema is the worlds biggest automotive show in the USA or maybe even the world. We have been going since 2002 and this year was no exception. We had applied to present 3 different cars at sema. And this year one of our cars was accepted and it happed to be our BMW e3 Bavaria. Our goal at CAtuned is to build classics in a different flare. And show our parts that we sell and use on a daily basis. The Bavaria is not a finished car or one that isn't perfect in any way. But we were happy to show it and even more happy to see like minded individuals enjoy it at the show. 


And now some awesome highlights from the show:



Photos via: Denis Podmarkov, Colin McCarty, & Igor Polishchuk 

Words & Photos via: Tara Jayne Evans

The Family E28

The Gastelum family has owned the E28 since day one. 

It's been through a lot over the years. But in the last few years it's come around. 

With an awesome color update: Steel Blue Metallic 

All of the mechanics were brought up to new or better. 

The suspension was upgraded to M5 arms, Poly bushings, and CAtuned Coilovers. 

Lot's of subtle Euro touches from front to rear. Interior received a fresh Mtech2 steering wheel and M5 sport seats. 

There is more planned for this car and this is just the beginning. For now enjoy some fresh pics. 

Photos & Words by: Igor Polishchuk

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BigEuro 2015 Show

Big Euro 2015

What a show. Huge success. This years event was a huge hit. 

A ton of cars, vendors and more. The show was at least double the size of last year. 

And the cars did not disapoint. Here is a look at what we saw. 



Pictures & words by: Igor Polishchuk

Bimmerfest East 2015

Was this the hottest show of the year? Not a single cloud in the sky and 95 degrees of pure New Jersey sun. Things were a bit different this year. First of all a new location for the event, there’s so much room for activities! As you walk into the show area, you are greeted by a lot of notable vendors and a bunch of M4s. Seems to be the popular choice this year. Among the M4s were a lot of clean E30 M3s. The heat didn’t stop people from coming out to the event. Enjoy these pictures and see what BImmerfest East 2015 had to offer.


Photos & Words:  Denis Podmarkov