David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/1/19 12:16 p.m.


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randyracer
randyracer New Reader
2/4/19 10:59 a.m.

My salad days!  Great story, David and GRM, Brings back so many memories.  And thank you TC for putting me in so many fabulous BMW’s in the 90’s, including the amazing M5 in IMSA Bridgestone Supercar series.  Be sure to catch my few paragraphs later in story, GRM readers!  I was SO there.  With TC Kline Racing, we also had a strong run at the Rolex 24 in about 1998 in an ex-PTG E36 M3, finishing fifth, ahead of all the factory cars, as I recall.  Bob Mazzucoula (spelling? sry)and Aspen Knolls sponsored, w Shane Lewis, too.

adam525i
adam525i GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/4/19 11:34 a.m.

Don't forget, BMW Canada brought us the real E36 M3 (you can read that either way) back in 1994 instead of the lower spec North America version. I wonder if the car would have sold as well if it had been an M330i with the real M3 also available throughout the US/Canada considering they did something similar with the E34 during the same time frame (M540i and M5) and later E46 (330i ZHP and M3).

Adam

red_stapler
red_stapler Dork
4/4/19 8:44 a.m.
randyracer said:

With TC Kline Racing, we also had a strong run at the Rolex 24 in about 1998 in an ex-PTG E36 M3, finishing fifth, ahead of all the factory cars, as I recall.  

That was 1999 - 5th in GT3, 13th overall:

MATTER
MATTER
4/19/21 11:04 a.m.

Thank you for the detailed information.

MATTER
MATTER New Reader
4/19/21 11:10 a.m.

Hi,

i am Loopings for the Original BMW MOTORSPORT ECU 6A for my MATTER E36/N-002-96 Race car.

Thank you from Vienna Austria 

racerdave600
racerdave600 UltraDork
4/19/21 3:50 p.m.

Is the E36 M3 still competitive anywhere?  Are any vintage eligible?  I followed a street version going to work, they are still a good looking car.

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