What’s the Soonest That You Have Raced Your New Purchase?

David S.
By David S. Wallens
May 24, 2017 | BMW

Think you’re hardcore? Less than 24 hours after registering it, Mister Fister’s “new” E46-chassis BMW M3 was already wearing numbers. And that was just the beginning.

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Tyler H
Tyler H GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/24/17 1:12 p.m.

My buddy bought his E46 M3 on the way to Barber Motorsports Park. It must be an M3 thing...which is to say AWESOME.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/24/17 1:17 p.m.

I think Andy Hollis has to get some sort of award here for running the One Lap in a new GTR he'd owned for less than a week. His ratio of total mileage to race mileage is excellent.

For me, it was about a week. And it wasn't a car purchased to be a race car.

Jim Pettengill
Jim Pettengill HalfDork
5/24/17 1:35 p.m.

I autocrossed my 2002 two weeks after purchase back in 1970. My competition was the salesman who sold me the car, in another 2002. He paid for may entry fee. I beat him, had to pay my own entry fees after that . . .

Bobzilla MegaDork
5/24/17 1:49 p.m.

Corvette was the following weekend, still not registered. Changed the engine oil, went auto-x'ing.

RevRico SuperDork
5/24/17 2:43 p.m.

Bought Wednesday, stickered and at autocross Saturday.

Trackmouse SuperDork
5/24/17 3:02 p.m.

On the way home from the dealership. Hour one.

Lugnut Dork
5/24/17 3:11 p.m.

I took the Corvette out to Blackhawk four days after I bought it. I was the only one out there with a temp tag...

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
5/24/17 6:24 p.m.

Sunday purchase, 900 mile tow, one day parking lot build to racing Friday in the $2014 Fiero fiasco.

Other than that purchased my first miata on a Wednesday put new wheels and tires on it before Saturdays autocross event.

bearmtnmartin GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/24/17 7:15 p.m.

Bought Saturday morning, raced Saturday night. Four blown shocks meant I was a laughing stock. Did some suspension work that week, took it back out the following weekend and I airmailed a rod which resulted in taking out 15 cars on my oil slick. Racing delayed 90 minutes. Not a popular guy.

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