ABOUT US AND OUR CARS

  • Bart Rose
  • Bart Rose
  • Bart Rose
  • Bart Rose
  • Bart Rose
  • Bart Rose
  • Bart Rose
  • Bart Rose

Bart Rose is the founder of the business and is responsible for its day to day operations. He graduated with an MBA from the University of Colorado in 2004 and has been a commercial airline pilot since 2007. Bart spends much of his free time backcountry skiing in the snowy months and climbing, hiking and camping in the warmer months.

  • Alex McCulloch
  • Alex McCulloch
  • Alex McCulloch
  • Alex McCulloch
  • Alex McCulloch
  • Alex McCulloch
  • Alex McCulloch
  • Alex McCulloch
  • Alex McCulloch
  • Alex McCulloch
  • Alex McCulloch
  • Alex McCulloch

Alex McCulloch is our renaissance man. In addition to being a full-time airline pilot, he is a passionate auto enthusiast, skilled mechanic, and experienced performance driver. His credentials include: BMW Car Club of America (CCA) Performance Driving Instructor, longtime BMW CCA member, and published automobile writer. Alex also holds a National Auto Sport Association competitive racing license. He is a meticulous mechanic who has obsessively restored, rejuvenated, and built many cars from stock daily drivers to high-performance racing machines. Outside of the car world, Alex enjoys the outdoor lifestyle, mountain biking, snowboarding, and hang gliding. Alex specializes in BMWs, but is also highly experienced with Toyotas, Hondas, Nissans, Fords, and Volkswagens. He takes great satisfaction in using his knowledge and experience to match the right car with the right person to foster their automobile passion.

  • Brian Roth
  • Brian Roth
  • Brian Roth
  • Brian Roth
  • Brian Roth
  • Brian Roth
  • Brian Roth
  • Brian Roth
  • Brian Roth
  • Brian Roth
  • Brian Roth
  • Brian Roth

Brian Roth is our Toyota enthusiast and JDM import specialist. He has a passion for 4-wheel drive vehicles and old Toyota Land Cruisers. Brian enjoys the art of restoring/refurbishing these old vehicles as much as the adventure and friendships they bring while out on the trail. Outside of his love for cars Brian enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and discovering the world with his wife Gina and daughter Ava. Brian also shares a love of the skies and is a commercial airline pilot.



BART'S CARS

1985 Saab 900

1985 Saab 900

75,000 Miles

Admiral Blue Exterior

Grey Cloth Interior

2.0 Liter B201 Engine

5-speed Manual

This car was purchased after no less than 6 hours of face-to-face negotiations with the original owner. She purchased it new in 1985 and wanted to make sure it would find the right home with us. It is as close as to time capsule Saab 900 as we have ever seen. It was featured on the Bring a Trailer website, but the original owner decided Bart would give it the best home out of the dozens of inquires she had received. Bart thoroughly enjoys the unique esoteric features and design that can only be found in an old school Saab.

1994 4Runner (Photos and Details Coming Soon)



ALEX'S CARS

1989 BMW 320i Touring

1989 BMW 320i Touring

168,000 Kilometers (104,390 Miles)

Salmon (Lachsiber) Silver Metallic

Grey Cloth Interior

S50B30 Motor Swap

5-Speed G265 Gearbox

M Tech II Steering Wheel

Italian Market Import (25 year rule)

The E30 (1984-1992 BMW 3-Series) Touring is second only to the original M3 in the US market when it comes to E30 gold. They were never offered in the US, so they must be imported from Europe or Japan. Finding a rust free example is extremely difficult. This one came from the dry Mediterranean climate of Italy and is completely rust free. The problem is that the Italian tax code favors 2.0-liter engines. The 2-liter M20B20 is anemic at best, but I solved that with another European solution – a 295 horsepower S50B30 out of a UK spec 1994 M3.

1998 BMW M3 Sedan

1998 BMW M3 Sedan

Alpine White Exterior

Mulberry Leather Interior

133,000 Miles

H&R Sport Springs

Koni Yellow Sport Shocks

BBS RGR Wheels

Premium Sound

13-Button OBC

Cold Weather Package

Old School Maintenance

The M3/4/5 (M3, 4-door Sedan, 5-Speed Manual Transmission) is simply the best car there is period. It does everything. It has respectable performance, is communicate and rewarding to drive, has plenty of luxury, is reliable, and is relatively affordable. I’ve found and sorted more of these for friends and customers than any other model. This is my personal M3/4/5, which rewards me with smiles on every drive!

2002 BMW M Coupe

2002 BMW M Coupe

Imola Red Exterior

Imola Red / Black Napa Leather Interior

55,000 Miles

S54B32 Motor

TC Kline Double Adjustable Coil-Over Suspension

TC Kline Camber Plates

30mm Front Sway Bar

Disconnected Rear Sway Bar

Apex Arc-8 17x9.5” Wheels Front and Rear

Super Sprint Exhaust

Sparco Evo II US Seats

HMS Harness Bar

Schroth 6-Point Harness

NRG Steering Wheel

This is number 533 of 680 S54-powered M Coupes built. It was the one car I wanted more than any other through early adulthood. I made huge sacrifices to get it, and that was before M Coupe values went stratospheric. I have since built it into a NASA time trial car classed in TTB. Time trial is the best venue to exploit the M Coupe’s athletic abilities and perfect my driving. It’s not an easy car to drive at the limit, but that’s what makes it so rewarding. Tame its nasty habits and you are a hero; lapse your concentration for a millisecond and it will punish you dearly. Purists need not worry; every modification I’ve done can be put exactly back to stock in a day’s work.

1997 Toyota Tacoma Crew Cab 4X4 LX

1997 Toyota Tacoma Crew Cab 4X4 LX

Black Exterior

Grey Cloth Interior

5VZ-FE V6 Engine

5-Speed Manual Transmission

Wildernest Camper Top

Manual Front Hubs

The 1st Gen Toyota Tacoma is my favorite truck of them all. Small and light (for a truck), but highly capable and able to go anywhere in stock form the Tacoma is the truck that does everything. I have put this one through 250,000 miles of hard use and it has asked almost nothing of me in return. Reliability like this cannot be found in modern cars. It has been my home for extended periods, taken me to some of the most desolate hang gliding sites in Colorado, explored the deserts of Southern Utah, and even towed my racecar across country several times.

1989 BMW 325iX Sedan

1989 BMW 325iX Sedan

Zinnoberrot (red) Exterior

Natur Leatherette Interior

195,000 Miles

5-Speed Manual

Recaro LS Seats

CD43 BMW Business CD Player

M Tech II Steering Wheel

The AWD BMW 325iX dispatches snow like an ’80’s cocaine habit. Its lightweight chassis and perfect weight distribution telepathically communicate the road to the driver. Add a nominally split 37/63% all-wheel drive system with proper snow tires and the world is your playground when the white stuff starts to fall. In fact, it is almost too good, taking the fun out of snow days. I suppose that is a quality problem. Luckily, the E30 iX is equally fun in the dry, no E30 collection is complete without one. I think I’ll keep this one forever.

1972 MG Midget MKIII

1972 MG Midget MKIII

500,000 Miles

British Racing Green

Brown Leather

My Dad purchased this car new in 1972. MKIII Midgets were some of the most desirable having metal bumpers and the 1275cc engine producing 65-horsepower. He further customized it with a ridiculous number of switches and gauges, along with some other features I can’t talk about. It makes me giggle every time I drive it. Small and light it is slow-car-fast fun!

2003 BMW 325XI Sport Wagon

2003 BMW 325XI Sport Wagon

Titanium Silver Metallic Exterior

Black Napa Leather Interior

M54B25 Engine

Xenon HID Headlights

Cold Weather Package

Manual Seats

The E46 (1999 to 2005 3-series) AWD Sport Wagon is the driver’s alternative to the pandemic of cross-over SUV’s that have diseased our Nation’s roads. Why so many American’s favor fat, bloated, and ugly cross-over’s over sporty, efficient, and versatile wagons confounds me. From a pure physics perspective they are all wrong – heavy and tall. To make up for these deficiencies manufactures have festooned them with numerous safety nannies. In every way that a cross-over is wrong a sport wagon is right. This one is properly equipped for recreating in Colorado. We have driven it at great speed on the snowiest mountain passes for many adventures leaving a trail of cross-over’s blundering along in our wake. Long live the wagon!

1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Carat

1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Carat

199,000 Miles

Tornado Red / Sky Gray

Grey Cloth Interior

Wolfsburg Edition

Weekender Package

South African Headlights and Grills

Audi Brakes

Bilstein Sport Shocks

I am smitten with the VW Carat. It’s like a cross between the 1973 VW Westfailia I had growing up and an E30. It lives in Southern California, where my pilot base is. Cruising the Pacific Coast Highway where it is most at home, serving as a launch pad for my SoCal adventures!

BRIAN'S CARS

“Root Beer Float” 1990 Toyota HZJ77

“Root Beer Float” 1990 Toyota HZJ77

216,000 Kilometers

1HZ motor W/ Turbo Charger

Automatic Transmission

Lifted

33x10.5 BFG Mud Terrains on old school Steelies

The 70 Series bug has bitten me! Currently RBF is being slowly converted into my daily driver.

1975 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

1975 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

2F Motor

4-speed Manual Transmission

Old Man Emu lift Kit

Power Steering (4 runner gear box with a Volvo pump)

Front disk Brakes (Mini Truck knuckles)

Aisin Hubs

The obsession began nearly 18 yrs ago when a college buddy of mine owned a fully refurbished FJ40. At the time I was driving a 1983 CJ7 Jeep. Of course we would trash talk each other’s trucks, but deep down I was in love with the FJ40. Fast forward 15 years, I stumbled across ih8mud.com while I was searching for an FJ40 to buy. Within two weeks I had found myself a rusted out Land Cruiser. My plan was to just drive her around and enjoy her for a while before I would really sink any effort or money into a project. The Bug had bitten me and it wasn’t long before I had the body off the frame and off to the media blaster. Fast forward 5yrs and she is in the state you now see her, nearly complete with the exception of the hardtop and doors. The plan is to have her totally complete by summers end 2016. My build thread can be seen here.