Car of the Month Competition Facebook Winner July 2011
How Kevin Got Started
I've been interested in cars ever since I was a kid. Growing up, I read car magazines instead of nursery books and went to car shows with my dad since he was also very much into cars. I'd help him work on his car and ride with him when he took his car out for a quick spin around town. We both enjoyed spending time together that way. Then came the time when I started driving.
I Spent most of my high school years driving around in a Nissan Quest minivan until I picked up my Alpine White on Coral Red 2007 BMW 335i Coupe back in June 2010. When I got it, it was completely stock and had roughly 30,000 miles on her. I then got involved with local BMW owners through online forums and local car meets.
My very first mod was ACS Aluminum pedals and was soon followed by a BMS Dual Cone Intake. The car spent most of 2010 with those mods then I got hit with the "mod bug" early in 2011. Installed the BMS JB3 2.0 and I'd have to say it's a totally different car right off the bat. The difference between stock is night and day, the car just has more power throughout the rev range.
I was then able to get my hands on some 19" VMR VB3 CSL Wheels and they really flowed well with the car. Lastly, I had a good friend of mine hook me up with some rare Turbonetics Raptor Twin blow-off valves that sound amazing, I have yet to see another N54 engine that has it installed.
I really liked the communicative handling and the torque of the 335i. The N54 engine and the E9X platform really go well together and I still have quite a few modifications planned. The car has been to a few car meets/events including MFEST V in Las Vegas.
I have to be honest though, I still very much want an E9X M3 but I really do love this car and it has so much sentimental value to me since it is my very first car. Nothing can replace the time I've spent and the memories I shared with friends and family in this car.People always ask me what my license plates stand for, unless your Filipino you probably won't know but in the Philippines, Hayupak means "Beast".