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  • 168glhs1986
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    Originally posted by HANDBLT View Post

    are you bringing an S14 or other?

    T
    LTW engine swapped E30 M3 with the obese 6 speed.

    Amazing time at VIR with the Tarheel chapter as always. A personal best for me with a 2:18 on DZ3's. I have a lot to learn as my lines are pretty bad. Braking is even worse. I'm fast in and slow out. Not a good combo when giving up loads or torque to the modern cars. Car last dyno'd at 225 and 177 to the wheels.

    I'm decent in the uphill Esses just about flat out. Entry Speed is 115 and Exit speed is 108 mph. I just need more power! Anyway, Long live the mighty E30 M3.

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  • HANDBLT
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    Originally posted by 168glhs1986 View Post
    Club Motorsports Early October 2020 about 4 E30 M3's mostly all swapped
    Summit Point Mid October 2020 2 E30 M3, 1 swapped and 1 s14
    VIR Late October 2020.....tbd.....we usually get the biggest turn out of the year here. The Tarheel Chapter and VIR brings it !
    are you bringing an S14 or other?

    T

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  • 168glhs1986
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    Club Motorsports Early October 2020 about 4 E30 M3's mostly all swapped
    Summit Point Mid October 2020 2 E30 M3, 1 swapped and 1 s14
    VIR Late October 2020.....tbd.....we usually get the biggest turn out of the year here. The Tarheel Chapter and VIR brings it !

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  • 168glhs1986
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    Several E30 M3 joining Badger Club at Road America in a few weeks.

    Tony, Myself and Dave to name a few

    I'll be at Club Motorsports next Friday/Sat

    Also at VIR end October for the season finale

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  • proctor750
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    Happy to join but car isn't close to ready yet. Once it is - I will absolutely track it with anyone here. I don't see this car any different than any other E30 regardless of the market prices. But understand why some would shy away.

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  • mwagner10702
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    In a couple of weeks I'll be headed to my fifth track day this year. I'd love to be in a group with multiple E30 M3s. That would be so cool. As it is I am the only E30 M3 out there. Just not that many in the PNW - Portland area - and even fewer who track their cars.

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  • jimmy p.
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    I think there are still enough who do track their cars that it would be easy enough to assemble enough cars to buy a single run group in some other club's event.

    I doubt it could be a BMWCCA event because of the DE nature and insurance, liability etc, but the precedent exists with other clubs who sell a run group inside their to an outside entity.
    I know EMRA and VRG have been doing this for a few years, and I think that some regions of BMWCCA Club Racing has been doing similar of buying a run group to put their club races in from a non-BMWCCA organizer.

    We would have to find some open track day / driving club(s) who were open to selling off one run group and ask about the financials and the particulars.

    Then you dont have to get enough cars to populate an entire event, track rental, ambulance, flaggers, etc. Just have to get enough cars to populate one run group (20-30-ish depending on track length).
    You are just buying 1/4 or 1/5th of the day.

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  • jbmike
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    An E30 M3 only track day is somewhat optimistic as not that many owners are willing to put their car on track in a "non-parade lap" format. Track rental costs and insurance add up pretty quickly so it could be somewhat cost prohibitive.

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  • arvzs1
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    I'm down in NJMP or WG and probably 4-5 more E30 M3 from NYBMWCCA members.

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  • 168glhs1986
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    Bumping this up. Any possibility for end of year?

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  • 1990m3
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    I race a guy with a nicely modded S2k in my local organization, he is pretty quick but I pull him in the straights which is really the main difference between us. I haven't looked at his car too closely but I know he built a fresh motor and runs standalone EMS and I can still pull him. He did tell me at the long sweepers at Road America my car is much quicker and he can't keep up with me, so that makes me smile

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  • LeeVuong
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    Oh my... You're down right. I have to get out of my bunker more often. What year is this exactly ?

  • Mick
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    I hear you. I haven't seen another E30M3 at the track in like 10 years, I think the last time I ran into one was Jimmy at WGI in 2010.

    Back then I was classed with Miatas and Sentras, which wasn't very interesting. With a recent rules change I'm mixed in with the E36's and S2000'. That's a lot more fun. The S2k can be a great match for our cars, so I'm always happy to see those at least.

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  • 1990m3
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    I just don't want to be the only m3 at the track anymore. I didn't used to be but now I am again :(

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  • HANDBLT
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    sounds like there might have to be 2 or 3 different venues/years so that each area of the country can make it. maybe one per year east/central/west and the road warriors can make 2 or 3 if they are able.

    T

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