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    Last weekend we raced the Asahi Kiko M3 at the Drivers Appreciation event held at Laguna Seca. The car performed very well and I set the best lap time I have ever done there. Here's the link:

    https://youtu.be/8-kVlZ-Ofgk
    1976 Luigi BMW CSL
    1991 Asahi Kiko E30 M3
    1970 Koepchen 2002
    1968 Hyde Park 2002TA
    1965 TiSA #193
    1960 700 Vintage Racer
    1965 1800Ti Vintage Racer
    1971 NSU 1200 TTS
    www.msportvintage.com

  • #2
    Looks like fun! Shame I couldn’t come down and spectate.
    1989 Lachs
    1988 Lachs - sold
    1988 DS - sold
    Bay Area M3 FB group

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    • #3
      HI Steve,

      Wonderful to see the M3 going strong against the larger-engined competition. Would love to see some front facing videos of your work behind the wheel. Will you be at PIR in September for the Columbia River Classic?
      1990 M3

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      • #4
        Warms my heart to see (and hear) your car at speed Steve! If you don't mind me asking, what gearbox are you using?
        Ron ///Man

        • '91 Gr-A Former CiBiEmme / Ravaglia - Sold
        • '90 M3 Faux EVOII Alpineweiss 36K Orig Owner - The Queen
        • '91 M3 Faux EVO III Brilliantrot Euro Driveline - The Rocket
        • '91 M3 Faux Gr-A Club Racer DM - The Alter EGO
        • '89 M3 M3T / ITR Club Racer
        • '94 Spec E36 - Eh....
        • '09 M3 - Tarmac Terrorist
        • '04 330Xi Sport 6 Speed - Snowmobile
        • '07 530 Xi - Highway Star
        • http://www.imwcarparts.com/e30-m3-parts.htm


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        • #5
          Great video...

          I know they can only have limited classes for historic racing, but still seems odd to me that they class an E30M3 with cars like 935s and fully race-prepped Corvettes. It was still amazing though how well your car held it's own running with cars that I am certain had more than twice the power along with better aerodynamics, etc.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mwagner10702 View Post
            HI Steve,

            Wonderful to see the M3 going strong against the larger-engined competition. Would love to see some front facing videos of your work behind the wheel. Will you be at PIR in September for the Columbia River Classic?
            Thanks for the kind words. We will be at PIR but I will be racing the S2000 as the 2002 and the M3 will be heading to Road America for the HSR race the weekend following CRC.
            1976 Luigi BMW CSL
            1991 Asahi Kiko E30 M3
            1970 Koepchen 2002
            1968 Hyde Park 2002TA
            1965 TiSA #193
            1960 700 Vintage Racer
            1965 1800Ti Vintage Racer
            1971 NSU 1200 TTS
            www.msportvintage.com

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ron ///Man View Post
              Warms my heart to see (and hear) your car at speed Steve! If you don't mind me asking, what gearbox are you using?

              It's a Getrag with Samulson (sp?) internals. Very short throws and square cut gears,
              1976 Luigi BMW CSL
              1991 Asahi Kiko E30 M3
              1970 Koepchen 2002
              1968 Hyde Park 2002TA
              1965 TiSA #193
              1960 700 Vintage Racer
              1965 1800Ti Vintage Racer
              1971 NSU 1200 TTS
              www.msportvintage.com

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              • #8
                Great video, that was fun to watch. Good patience and consistent driving fending off all that V8 HP.

                Baffles me,,, just BAFFLES me that Vintage orgs cant seem to come up with a small displacement (under 2.5 or 3.0 litre) class, that they insist on dumping a 2.3 litre 4 cylinder in with cars with 500+HP.
                I know its all for fun, but Its kind of bullshit on their part.
                jimmy p.
                87 E30 M3 Prodrive British Touring Car
                88 E30 M3 Zinnoberot - Street
                88 E30 M3 Lachsilber - Race (#98 SCCA SPU)
                92 E30 M Technic Cabrio - S14 POWERED!
                98 318Ti M44, Base - Morea Green
                04 Ford F350 - V10

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SteveWalker View Post


                  It's a Getrag with Samulson (sp?) internals. Very short throws and square cut gears,
                  Probably Samsonas internals. They have the internals that fit the Getrag box. Do you have their shifter too?
                  Ron ///Man

                  • '91 Gr-A Former CiBiEmme / Ravaglia - Sold
                  • '90 M3 Faux EVOII Alpineweiss 36K Orig Owner - The Queen
                  • '91 M3 Faux EVO III Brilliantrot Euro Driveline - The Rocket
                  • '91 M3 Faux Gr-A Club Racer DM - The Alter EGO
                  • '89 M3 M3T / ITR Club Racer
                  • '94 Spec E36 - Eh....
                  • '09 M3 - Tarmac Terrorist
                  • '04 330Xi Sport 6 Speed - Snowmobile
                  • '07 530 Xi - Highway Star
                  • http://www.imwcarparts.com/e30-m3-parts.htm


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jimmy p. View Post
                    . . . they insist on dumping a 2.3 litre 4 cylinder in with cars with 500+HP
                    Ha! That sounds like the last two HPDE track days I attended.

                    1990 M3

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                    • #11
                      ... and the same as DM in Club Racing against de-stroked S50/52's...
                      Ron ///Man

                      • '91 Gr-A Former CiBiEmme / Ravaglia - Sold
                      • '90 M3 Faux EVOII Alpineweiss 36K Orig Owner - The Queen
                      • '91 M3 Faux EVO III Brilliantrot Euro Driveline - The Rocket
                      • '91 M3 Faux Gr-A Club Racer DM - The Alter EGO
                      • '89 M3 M3T / ITR Club Racer
                      • '94 Spec E36 - Eh....
                      • '09 M3 - Tarmac Terrorist
                      • '04 330Xi Sport 6 Speed - Snowmobile
                      • '07 530 Xi - Highway Star
                      • http://www.imwcarparts.com/e30-m3-parts.htm


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ron ///Man View Post
                        ... and the same as DM in Club Racing against de-stroked S50/52's...
                        DM is the only Mod class with that large of a displacement delta.
                        They could fix it easy, they just wont for some reason.
                        jimmy p.
                        87 E30 M3 Prodrive British Touring Car
                        88 E30 M3 Zinnoberot - Street
                        88 E30 M3 Lachsilber - Race (#98 SCCA SPU)
                        92 E30 M Technic Cabrio - S14 POWERED!
                        98 318Ti M44, Base - Morea Green
                        04 Ford F350 - V10

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jimmy p. View Post

                          DM is the only Mod class with that large of a displacement delta.
                          They could fix it easy, they just wont for some reason.
                          Yup, and it's the only class where 4 cyl's compete against 6 cyl's. Very easy fix, they just would not hear of it years ago when a couple of us tried.
                          Ron ///Man

                          • '91 Gr-A Former CiBiEmme / Ravaglia - Sold
                          • '90 M3 Faux EVOII Alpineweiss 36K Orig Owner - The Queen
                          • '91 M3 Faux EVO III Brilliantrot Euro Driveline - The Rocket
                          • '91 M3 Faux Gr-A Club Racer DM - The Alter EGO
                          • '89 M3 M3T / ITR Club Racer
                          • '94 Spec E36 - Eh....
                          • '09 M3 - Tarmac Terrorist
                          • '04 330Xi Sport 6 Speed - Snowmobile
                          • '07 530 Xi - Highway Star
                          • http://www.imwcarparts.com/e30-m3-parts.htm


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                          • #14
                            Hi Steve,

                            1.38.9mins at Laguna Seca is Very impressive for what the car is. Is this your "home-track" ?

                            What is the hp you are making out of this 2.3 ?



                            Originally posted by SteveWalker View Post
                            I will be racing the S2000
                            Looks like you track s2000 as well ?. Could you please share honest feedback between the E30M3 and the S2000 ?

                            The S2000 advantages are several starting form the lighter engine places 100% behind the front axle, the driver is sitting further back between the wheelbase meaning better weight distribution, the rear double wishbone has also advantages on the grip etc, front double wishbone also has advantages. Track is wider. Engine power is not important in my question. I need your feedback on the rest.

                            1 very negative fact on the S2000 is that the car will never ever be as light as M3 due to fact being convertible...

                            I appreciate your thoughts.

                            Regards,
                            Anri


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                            - 1990 E30 M3 DS Shwartz S38-B36 (3.6) Sold ! But never forgotten.
                            - 1990 E30 M3 DS Euro S38-B38 3.8 340hp. I promise, I will hide the 2 cyl under the dash which "Engine King". Mr. Paul Rosche took away to make the S14...
                            - 1988 E24 M6 Shwartz/Track Toy S38-B36 Goal is close to 50/50 I pushed the engine almost 15 inches for weight distribution will see...
                            - 1988 E24 M6 Shwartz/Natur, Daily driver.
                            - S38 is an addiction, enthusiastic manner and the perfect match for my E30 M3.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by First E30 M3 View Post
                              Hi Steve,

                              1.38.9mins at Laguna Seca is Very impressive for what the car is. Is this your "home-track" ?

                              What is the hp you are making out of this 2.3 ?





                              Looks like you track s2000 as well ?. Could you please share honest feedback between the E30M3 and the S2000 ?

                              The S2000 advantages are several starting form the lighter engine places 100% behind the front axle, the driver is sitting further back between the wheelbase meaning better weight distribution, the rear double wishbone has also advantages on the grip etc, front double wishbone also has advantages. Track is wider. Engine power is not important in my question. I need your feedback on the rest.

                              1 very negative fact on the S2000 is that the car will never ever be as light as M3 due to fact being convertible...

                              I appreciate your thoughts.

                              Regards,
                              Anri

                              Hi Anri,

                              My home track is Portland but I love Laguna Seca. It and Sonoma just seem to fit my cars and my driving style.

                              My S2000 is a sports racer:

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                              It is a swift DB2 with aa Ford YAC engine. It raced in the City League years ago. It is a completely different animal than the e30. But I think you are thinking it is a Honda?

                              Thnx.
                              1976 Luigi BMW CSL
                              1991 Asahi Kiko E30 M3
                              1970 Koepchen 2002
                              1968 Hyde Park 2002TA
                              1965 TiSA #193
                              1960 700 Vintage Racer
                              1965 1800Ti Vintage Racer
                              1971 NSU 1200 TTS
                              www.msportvintage.com

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