1989 BMW 325is

1989 BMW 325is

Club Editor Scott R. Lear is campaigning this '89 325is in NASA's Spec E30 class.

Latest updates

Jan
22
Jan 22, 2009
Spec E30 at NASA Champs, Project Wrap

Our BMW 325i Spec E30 project performs well at the NASA Championships and moves on to a happy new owner.

Oct
29
Oct 29, 2008
Prepping for the 2008 NASA Championships

Getting those last few items off our checklist before heading up for the NASA Championships

Oct
20
Oct 20, 2008
GRM Spec E30 for Sale

Our 1989 BMW 325is Spec E30 is SOLD.

Aug
19
Aug 19, 2008
Cooling Air and Dent Repair

Our Spec E30 BMW gets a new radiator fan and some crude bodywork to repair HyperFest's unfortunate ending.

Jun
26
Jun 26, 2008
The Return to HyperFest

It was a year ago at the NASA Mid-Atlantic HyperFest that our Spec E30 brake issue first showed up. Would the issue return on its one-year anniversary?

May
21
May 21, 2008
Testing the EdgeCam1100 at Roebling

In-car video highlights from our recent Spec E30 race courtesy of an EdgeCam1100

May
20
May 20, 2008
An Encouraging Run at Roebling Road

Our first race of the season in our Spec E30 reveals the competitive benefit of off-season fixes and exposes a few new problems.

May
05
May 5, 2008
Chromepocalypse!

A creative and technically legal solution to our current low-weight issues.

May
01
May 1, 2008
Weight a Minute

Our Spec E30 weighs in for battle after the recent round of modifications.

Apr
28
Apr 28, 2008
Pre-Season Upgrades and Maintenance

A few upgrades and regular maintenance for the Spec E30 prior to its 2008 season opener.

Mar
13
Mar 13, 2008
Spec Exhaust Excitement

Finishing up the Spec E30 exhaust install.

Feb
21
Feb 21, 2008
Exhausting Work

Like any rule change that involves a spec part, the announcement of a mandatory spec E30 exhaust system caught some racers at the worst possible time. Luckily, we're prepared.

Jan
21
Jan 21, 2008
Spec E30 Post-Repair Shakedown

A completely reworked brake system and a new fuel tank leave us with what should be a fully operational BMW Spec E30 race car. The only way to find out ...

Dec
19
Dec 19, 2007
BMW Brake Bonanza

Now that we have a reliable fuel system, we turn our attention to the BMW's brakes.

Nov
20
Nov 20, 2007
Fuel Tank Frenzy

We get to the bottom of our BMW fuel pressure problem.

Nov
14
Nov 14, 2007
Playing Doctor

With a number of weird symptoms popping up regularly, it was time to spend a day playing doctor with our Spec E30.

Aug
30
Aug 30, 2007
MISSING: Some Horses from the Spec E30 Ranch

Looking on the Dyno for our missing Spec E30 ponies.

Jun
27
Jun 27, 2007
Not that fast, and only a little broken

We tackle Mid-Atlantic -- and the learning curve -- in the BMW's first Spec E30 outing.

Jun
18
Jun 18, 2007
Spec E30 Debut Looms

With our first Spec E30 outing only a few days away, we tackle last-minute prep.

Apr
17
Apr 17, 2007
Back to the Front

Our E30's tail-dragging days are over. We've upgraded the front to match the rear.

Apr
04
Apr 4, 2007
Starting at the End

Rebuilding our Spec E30's rear

Mar
14
Mar 14, 2007
Ain't She a Beaut?

Every racer knows that stickers are the key to a successful race car.

Mar
04
Mar 4, 2007
That's Foul

Ever since we bought it, our BMW 325is has been a reluctant starter.

Feb
08
Feb 8, 2007
Get Down on Your Knees and Spray

This past Sunday we donned our DuPont masks and put some paint on the Spec E30.

Dec
21
Dec 21, 2006
Cage Match

We cage our Spec E30.

Dec
13
Dec 13, 2006
Sunroof Delete

Unchecking the sunroof option box.

Dec
04
Dec 4, 2006
Stripper

Jared can eat it--our E30 just went on a real diet.

Nov
13
Nov 13, 2006
Starting our Diet

One of the first steps to building a race car, and arguably one of the most fun, is removing all of that crap that makes a street car a street ...

Nov
06
Nov 6, 2006
Old BMWs

We spent the weekend tracking down and fixing the typical stuff that goes wrong on an older BMW.

Nov
02
Nov 2, 2006
No More Junk in Our Trunk

We spent the evening yesterday cleaning out our visibly neglected E30.

Oct
31
Oct 31, 2006
Our Race Car in Disguise

Just in time for halloween, we pick up our Spec E30 race car project, disguised as a neglected 1989 325is.

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