The time is upon us fellow gear heads. The annual mecca to Las Vegas for the Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show, better known as the SEMA Show
is all fired up for 2013. If you have Facebook
and Instagram accounts like us, they are jammed with updates about plans for the show and teasers galore of car builds requiring months of labour. Long time enthusiast, Mickey Andrade (from Accuair) put together a SEMA Show car that stopped us cold, a BMW 328i xDrive Touring Wagon
with an outrageous widebody, codenamed: Ric Flare.
Mickey rounded up some heavy-hitting sponsors and built his BMW
project (Twitter: #ricflare ) around one key element, a Liberty Walk widebody kit from Japan. While car enthusiasts are polarized on the look of Liberty Walk modifications, one thing is for sure, people will be talking about it. The M3
widebody kit spec'ed for a coupe has been modified to fit the BMW Touring Wagon increasing its track by over 25 cm. The E91 chassis now sits on KW Suspension Variant 3 coilovers to achieve the perfect stance. Tucked inside the monster wheel wells are Toyo
R888 R-Compound rubber (295/35R19 & 325/30R19)
wrapped around ridiculous HRE Wheels. HRE
custom finished a set of 3-piece S107 wheels, 19x11-inch and 19x12-inch with battleship grey face and fluorescent yellow inner barrels. Lurking behind the hefty split-spokes are a set of Rotora
brakes using 6-piston fronts and 4-piston rears.
Inside there are a pair of Recaro
Sportster CS racing seats but on the roof above them is a custom bike rack holding a couple rare 2-wheelers. Mickey sourced a carbon fibre Evoluzione MRI road bike as well as a Haro bicycle, the Clutch BMX also built from carbon fibre to complete the package.
Be sure to follow our SEMA 2013 coverage this week
and check out our gallery
of this unique wagon before the show opens!