Rolf Drommer Memorial Harrison Drive

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had a great cruise with the BMW car club of BC up to Harrison Hot Springs today.

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The lighting setup on the silver E3 is wicked. I can see the Cibie replacement headlights which function fantastically. Those high beam units with 100w bulbs are incredible pencil beams...simply shocking to see their performance 40+ years ago. I had Cibie 95 fog lights mounted about the same location below the bumper as this car. I had 100w bulbs in them too, and they were angled out to each side about 20 degrees. I had a SPDT switch with a center off controlling them. Up was for coming on with only low beams, down coming on with high beams (which is where I usually left it). I can't write in words how amazing this lighting setup was back then compared to anything else on the road.

With those six lights, four with 100w bulbs, it was a current drain of over 40amps! I had rewired the high beam lights with larger gauge wire too.

On this car above, I see it *also* has Cibie 175 monster lights (I'm assume their driving beam versions)! Crazy. :) Is the owner a board member here?
 

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The lighting setup on the silver E3 is wicked. I can see the Cibie replacement headlights which function fantastically. Those high beam units with 100w bulbs are incredible pencil beams...simply shocking to see their performance 40+ years ago. I had Cibie 95 fog lights mounted about the same location below the bumper as this car. I had 100w bulbs in them too, and they were angled out to each side about 20 degrees. I had a SPDT switch with a center off controlling them. Up was for coming on with only low beams, down coming on with high beams (which is where I usually left it). I can't write in words how amazing this lighting setup was back then compared to anything else on the road.

With those six lights, four with 100w bulbs, it was a current drain of over 40amps! I had rewired the high beam lights with larger gauge wire too.

On this car above, I see it *also* has Cibie 175 monster lights (I'm assume their driving beam versions)! Crazy. :) Is the owner a board member here?
That’s Dave Beddows ‘72 Alpina edition Bavaria. One of the founding members of the BC BMW club.
 

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From what Dave said the bavaria was sent to a accredited Alpina shop in California and was fitted with all the Alpina parts. Intake, wheels, steering wheel badges etc etc.
Any more pics would be wonderful, of both cars. Great job getting out and ripping it up.....
 
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