Along side Detroit Belle Isle, the Long Beach Street Circuit is the shortest race of the United Sports Car Championship season; an all-out sprint between narrowing corridors of fencing and blockades. With just 100 minutes of racing allotted, the competition is fierce and fleet-footed, tailored to deft driving and quick thinking, putting drivers at odds with the many skills needed to win the prior races.
In 1975, 40 years ago, BMW Motorsport’s overall win at the 12 Hours of Sebring stood as a resounding introduction to the American market. The Motorsport colors, blue borrowed from the Bavarian flag, Texaco’s red, and a purple blend between the two, had yet to fly in any official capacity in North America. Just days before Sebring, BMW of North America was born, and with it, racing efforts that have continued forth to today. The 3.
Christopher Björåsen’s enthusiasm towards E28s began as quite the opposite: disdain. Unable to understand why anyone would purchase such an “ugly” car in his youth, Christopher has since turned around entirely. His E28 now stands as a StanceWorks favorite, sure to inspire future E28 owners, showing what can be made of a car often seen as little more than a boring family sedan. Be sure to read Christopher’s full story below.
The E30 chassis is one of the most recognizable, widely known BMW body styles, and for great reason. With confident body lines, sharp but friendly features, and wide availability, it is quite often the first foray for many BMW enthusiasts’ addiction to vintage cars. For this exact reason it has become increasingly difficult to find a pristine and polished example of an E30 in the enthusiast world.
Enter Dave DelTorto with his beautifully refined 325is.
40 years ago, Hans Stuck, Brian Redman, Sam Posey, and Allan Moffat stood at the podium, celebrating the first win for BMW of North America. Just days after its founding, BMW of North America had made its mark with the BMW 3.0 CSL and the victory introduced the American population to Bayerische Motoren Werke and the Ultimate Driving Machine.