28 July 2017

Genuine BMW vs Fake Wheel Centre Caps: Are They Worth It?

Wheels are a major part of the exterior aesthetics of a car, even an immaculate example can be made to look shabby if the wheels aren't up to scratch.

The wheel centre caps on my 335i were looking a bit worse for wear, bubbling, corroded and dog eared from being removed a number of times. They were the older style too, showing the cars age.

Like most people I went straight on eBay and ordered a set of replacements, from a seller called asamuk2015, for the grand sum of £5.99 delivered. (Warning, read on to see why you should never order from this seller, or anyone selling fake centre caps).

24 July 2017

Retro Show 2017 Video Highlights

I've always been into photography, just as a hobbyist mind, I haven't got a DSLR with fancy lenses. However, more recently I've been watching the likes of Shmee150, Seen Through Glass, Supercars of London and Mr JWW on youtube and fancied a go at making some videos of my own.

I get to quite a few car shows throughout the year, so, where better to start. My first effort was at this year's Retro Show at Santa Pod Raceway, UK.

As well as trying my hand at videoing an event for the first time, I was also trying out a new Aukey 37mm circular polarising filter I'd picked up to clip on my Samsung S7 Edge (that I used to film on).

The sun was blazing all day, which allowed me to make full use of the polarising filter to grab some great shots. It was a brilliant show, with a real variety of cars. The amount of work (and money) that had gone into some of the cars was incredible, the most surprising car was an engine swapped and relocated Renault 5 GT Turbo now sporting an Audi 4.2 V8 in the back.

I'd definitely recommend going next year if you get the chance, whether you're into older cars or not.

Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments, don't forget to subscribe to my channel for plenty more content to come.