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HEIDI’SCUSTOMS & CLASSICS DJ Mr. Rogers loves BMWs, rap, helping Houstonians

October 6, 2018

DJ Mr. Rogers is a celebrity DJ in the Houston area with a large following, a popular show on radio station 93.7 the Beat and a steady presence spinning at top parties and nightclubs across the country. He also has a love of cars, particularly iconic BMWs with rap history references.

Rogers modeled his 1991 BMW 318i after one of the cars in the film Paid in Full, a 1987 E30 with gold BBS wheels.

He got the car off Craigslist for about $1,500, drove it home and began to overhaul it at his brother’s and father’s shop.

He had body and paint work done by friend and fellow BMW enthusiast DJ Marvins, and then took it to EMG, European Motor Group for engine swap, new interior, air ride suspension and brake lines.

His favorite place to search is his friend Fernando’s junk yard, Fuentes Auto Parts, which he calls a “true blessing for my builds.”

Rogers’ father was an engine builder in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, working on classic cars and pro-stock drag racers for the NHRA. Rogers was around 18 years old when the Fast & Furious movies started coming out, and between that and the guys in his neighborhood driving the BMWs and Euro cars of the era, his father’s hot rod ways laid the groundwork for him to become a different type of car guy — an import lover.

Since getting his 1991, he has purchased a 2001 BMW E38 7 series, the same type of car that Tupac Shakur was killed in.

He also bought an all-white 1994 BMW that is reminiscent of rap legend Easy E’s last car, an all-white 1991 850i, and brings another rap reference to Roger’s growing BMW collection.

His newest ride is a truck that he got after Hurricane Harvey. Having managed to escape major damage at his own home, Rogers watched online as the conditions around the city began to worsen, and started to offer help. He was contacted on Twitter by a woman stranded at a gas station with her two-year old child, surrounded by water. He drove his Escalade and was able to pick them up and get them home safely.

He saw online that Trae the Truth was out helping people around the city with their mutual friend, UFC star Derrick Lewis, in Lewis’ lifted Chevy truck, as well as another friend, DJ A Plus, in his lifted F150, and Rogers knew he had found the perfect allies to continue his mission.

Relief Gang was created as a network to bring together those in need and those who were able to come help.

The Escalade was totaled by the insurance company and he used the money to get a truck that would be ready for the next storm. Rogers purchased his 2017 Ford F250 Platinum that he had lifted 6 inches and outfitted with 22-inch Hostile wheels and 37-inch tires.

Rogers gives thanks to Planet Ford, who worked with him on the truck build, making it ready for the next Relief Gang mission, and to RimStarz Kustoms.

For more about DJ Mr. Rogers and his rides, find him on Instagram at www.instagram.com/djmrrogers. For more about Relief Gang, visit www.instagram.com/reliefgang.

This is an excerpt from a larger feature about DJ Mr. Rogers. To read the full piece, visit the blog at www.heidivanhorne.com.

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