May 22, 2012 in BMW
Many BMW enthusiasts have that extra BMW sitting roughly their driveway, maybe they park it on the street because it leaks a little bit and the relations does not want to let the neighbors you actually own it. It is kind of embarrassed when you think about it. More than likely though that very car has some kind of connection to the owner and regardless of all the nagging from the wife you will not send this car to the garbage pile. What can you do with it?
Enter Chump Car World Series!
That terrible BMW you have hidden out on the street in front of your house has the possible to be a racecar and it might even be intended to bring you along to a top spot on the dais. The car barely run if you can even get it to start so how is this likely? Everyone else is going to be racing similar cars so you will be in Good Corporation. $500 dollar cars are run in this series of crapcan racing which is nice when you wallet cannot maintain a more serious entry into Club Racing.
Enter a very particular 1986 325e. It was hit in the back and is rusting. The mend was quite low quality and at some point the stem might fall off. The car starts when it needs too which is a crap shoot. Maybe it’s your lucky day and it will flame right up. The shifter is lessening out of the auto and drags on the driveshaft. It’s filled with garbage. This is perfect! The car is owned by a friend named John Allen and the car has forever been called “The Special”. More on that later. Being an E30 nerd myself most of my friends just appear to all be E30 guys.
It’s a curse and we love it. A late night of wrenching on one of our own E30s that was broken down we decided we should enter ChumpCar and run the particular. Say it ain’t so we are going racing!
Enter the John Allen particular USFail1 race team. A bunch of BMW nerds that love wrenching and want to go racing. This is where we have to make an apology for the misleading title. While method 1 is coming to the US in Texas there is not a new Formula 1 team and BMW is not recurring that we know of. What we do have is a 1986 325e 5 velocity and it will be racing in ChumpCar. BMWBLOG will be following along with the build and consequences as we make this into a true racing machine.
Enjoy the photos of what we are starting with and satisfy check back as we will have updates to get everybody caught up with where we are at!