Other Racing BMW's

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Re: Other Racing BMW's

Post by zahistorics » Fri 11 Apr 2008, 09:00

The GAA was a serious bit of kit. Originally developed for the RS Capris.

The heads a reversable because that is how blocks are made. Production motor heads are also swapable (in theory anyway) . They must have done some clever stuff on the GAA though so that the cam could stick out of either end of the head.

Interestingly GAA parts appear every now and again on ebay. I have heard rumours that someone is sitting on a stash of parts here.

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Re: Other Racing BMW's

Post by Fairlane 500 » Tue 15 Apr 2008, 16:42

Those 3.0 CSI's were great cars. They gave the Porsches a lesson or two in Europe

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Re: Other Racing BMW's

Post by ZA Perana » Wed 16 Apr 2008, 20:59

Awesome picture of the Sarel Escort......I wasnt aware of the 2 liter race car and thats the only picture I have seen of it, the V6 had much wider arches....

I dont suppose anyone has any pictures of what the BMW and Escort looked like after than famous accident....
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Re: Other Racing BMW's

Post by Killarney Racer » Wed 16 Apr 2008, 22:59

I have pictures somewhere - will have to scratch around and dig them out!

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Re: Other Racing BMW's

Post by Hi-Fi » Thu 17 Apr 2008, 22:10

It's funny how we start with talking about one make of car and end up with something totally different to the topic name! Here's a picture I scratched for. I'm sure this is the V6 Escort.

Sorry about the quality..........
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Re: Other Racing BMW's

Post by henryk » Fri 18 Apr 2008, 08:13

Correct.

This is the one with the GAA 3.4 litre V6.
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Re: Other Racing BMW's

Post by Hi-Fi » Sat 10 May 2008, 21:49

One race which I have hardly any info about are the Wynnes 1000KMs that were held after the 9 Hour ceased to be.

There was a BMW M1 that raced here. Has anyone got details about it and perhaps the race as well? Maybe even some pictures?

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Re: Other Racing BMW's

Post by ZA Perana » Sat 10 May 2008, 22:13

Hi-Fi wrote:One race which I have hardly any info about are the Wynnes 1000KMs that were held after the 9 Hour ceased to be.

There was a BMW M1 that raced here. Has anyone got details about it and perhaps the race as well? Maybe even some pictures?
The racing M1 or the M1 pace car that spun into the wire fencing on the parade lap and left Sarel laughing so much he couldnt race properly for the first lap.... :lol:
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Re: Other Racing BMW's

Post by Hi-Fi » Mon 12 May 2008, 17:43

Wasn't that embarassing? Hell, I rember that. I think one of our rally drivers was driving the thing at the time and he lost it.

Anyway, has anyone got info on the M1's that were driven here?

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Re: Other Racing BMW's

Post by zahistorics » Tue 13 May 2008, 02:17

Wynn's 1000 Kyalami 30 Nov 1979
Helmut Kelleners (D), Eddie Keizan (ZA) BMW M1 entered by Eggenberger Racing qualified: 5th, Won the race

Manfred Winkelhock (D), Hans-Joachim Stuck (D) BMW M1 entered by Cassani Racing 237 qualified: 3rd, Second overall

[In this race too: Sarel vd Merwe, Tony Martin GAA V6 Escorf DNF crashed with Mass]


Castrol 9 Hours Kyalami 6 Nov 1981
Hans-Joachim Stuck (D), Walter Brun (CH), Hans Heyer (D)? : BMW M1 Gr.5 entered by BASF Team GS Sport qualified: 3rd, had an accident, but still classified 8th

Umberto Grano (I), Marco Vanoli (CH), Eddy Joosen (B): BMW M1 Gr.5 entered by BMW Oreca qualified: 10th result unknown

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