Admit it: you’ve done this at least once. Curiosity on Craigslist has led you to search for one of the internet’s most loved—some would say overhyped—used cars, the E30 BMW 3 Series from the 1980s and early ‘90s. And then you found a truly beautiful one. And then you saw that one letter at the end of its numerical…
In past races, those Cajun chefs have been more proficient with the seasonings than with the steering wheel. Black flags aplenty! Not this time, though— we started the day with their two E30s in the top ten. Then, disaster!
The first BumperCam, an ancient Kodak bolted to the rear bumper of a LeMons Volvo, took good photos but its large size made it vulnerable to crash damage. Not so with BumperCam II, survivor of three punishing races!
Tired as we are of the BMW E30 in LeMons (second in popularity only to the Civic/CRX/Integra), we're forced to admit that the E30 has proven to be a pretty decent cheap endurance racer. If you start the race with an E30, you've got nearly 50-50 odds of keeping it running all weekend.
What a day of racing! No car held the lead for more than a couple of hours, and at one point the top eight cars were clustered within a two-lap span.
You know how it works: you give the BMW E30 racers a hard time and one of them is sure to win the race. That's how it worked out today.