P5Racer (formerly BMWGeoff)
P5Racer (formerly BMWGeoff) GRM+ Memberand Reader
10/31/22 10:15 a.m.

I know it's a long shot, but if anyone has any pics of this car, I would greatly appreciate seeing them.

I've been able to confirm the car ran at Mosport in 2003 and Daytona in 2004, as well as an ALMS support race at Mosport in 2004 (an Ontario Regional Race) but there's not much to be found using Google.

Rons
Rons GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/31/22 11:41 a.m.

Like this

or this

Zoompics is selling these

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/31/22 11:42 a.m.

Does Mark Windecker have anything? 

And I'll see if we have any images in our files. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/31/22 12:07 p.m.

I didn't see any photos of that car on our server. Who ran it back then?

 

Rons
Rons GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/31/22 12:40 p.m.

Rotary Rocket Racing, Gates and Chen drivers.

P5Racer (formerly BMWGeoff)
P5Racer (formerly BMWGeoff) GRM+ Memberand Reader
10/31/22 2:07 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

It was also run as Paragon Competition. Drivers that I know of were Brent Gates, Joe Chan and Michael Soong.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/31/22 2:09 p.m.

Was wondering if the Jordans hadn't built it. (I think they ran a P5, right?)

P5Racer (formerly BMWGeoff)
P5Racer (formerly BMWGeoff) GRM+ Memberand Reader
10/31/22 2:26 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

I haven't been able to confirm, but I believe what is now Paragon Competition built the car here in Ontario. I've reached out to them but haven't heard back yet. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/1/22 11:10 a.m.

And the P5 built by the Jordans might have been for World Challenge, now that I think about it. 

P5Racer (formerly BMWGeoff)
P5Racer (formerly BMWGeoff) GRM+ Memberand Reader
11/1/22 11:19 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

I did see a P5 raced by Roger Foo in the World Challenge race at Mosport in 2002. It's the only other P5 racer I've seen in person.

I did get confirmation that Paragon built my car from a new tub right off the assembly line. It doesn't even have a VIN.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/1/22 11:20 a.m.
P5Racer (formerly BMWGeoff) said:

In reply to David S. Wallens :

I did see a P5 raced by Roger Foo in the World Challenge race at Mosport in 2002. It's the only other P5 racer I've seen in person.

I did get confirmation that Paragon built my car from a new tub right off the assembly line. It doesn't even have a VIN.

Roger Foo drove the Jordans' car, right? 

P5Racer (formerly BMWGeoff)
P5Racer (formerly BMWGeoff) GRM+ Memberand Reader
11/1/22 11:42 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

A quick search does seem to indicate that.

Tom1200
Tom1200 UberDork
11/1/22 11:51 a.m.

In reply to P5Racer (formerly BMWGeoff) :

That is really cool that your car has a bit of race history.

P5Racer (formerly BMWGeoff)
P5Racer (formerly BMWGeoff) GRM+ Memberand Reader
11/2/22 9:45 a.m.

In reply to Tom1200 :

One of the reasons I bought this car is because I remember watching it race at Mosport in support of the ALMS in 2004, the first time I went there by myself. I took a couple of pictures of it on track, but had I known, I would've taken more.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/2/22 9:53 a.m.

Another good source for former race results and photos: Racing Sports Cars

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