If there’s anything I truly enjoy stumbling across, it’s unseen DTM footage. Call me a fanboy: I’ll happily take it. Last week, Eric van de Poele uploaded footage from the 1987 race at Zolder, complete with a slew of behind-the-scenes shots and incredible sound bites. You know the drill.
If the sight of a race car doesn’t get your heart pumping, I fear a bit for you. There’s something indisputably special about a purpose-built machine, from real-life Tonka trucks and well-diggers to trophy trucks and trains. A complex machine with specific functions emanates a sense of purpose that is sure to fire up any gearhead, young or old. Race cars, though, strike a bit closer to home.
I’m a sedan guy, through and through. There’s something special about a 4-door “sports” car, or at minimum, a 4-door touring car with a bit of bite, and if you ask me, it fits the BMW ethos rather well. With that said, there are a handful of cars I’ve always preferred the coupe version of: namely the E36, and in this case, the E30. The sedan sports lines that I’ve always found hard to embrace, but Mikael Laukkanen has found a way to change that opinion drastically.
In perhaps the only video we’ve been more anxious for than the long-awaited release of “32 Hours 7 Minutes,” the team at Stereoscreen has produced “Adrenaline – The BMW Touring Car Story.” Yesterday, the latest trailer for the upcoming movie landed on Vimeo, and we have to say, we couldn’t possibly me more excited.
The film takes a look at BMW’s charismatic drivers and fascinating racing cars from five decades.
I was heartbroken to leave Petit Le Mans early – it was more than just the final race of the season: it was the last ALMS race ever, and BMW was holding strong. It felt as though I was witnessing a spectacle I’d get the chance to remember and reflect on later, when, twenty years from now, we discuss ALMS in the same light we discuss ’80s IMSA racing today. However, the disappointment was overshadowed by the excitement for the intensity that lie ahead.