And rubbin, son, is racin’

 

At least that’s what Harry Hogge/Robert Duvall told Cole Trickle/Tom Cruise in “Days of Thunder”. I only bring that up here because, it’s been a while since our last entry, and since we’ve had no on-site reports or pretty pictures from the track, we need to show some kind of racin’ and a little rubbin. After all, this blog is mainly about BMW’s, so what better way to show you that than some videos with what they do best, handle great and go fast!

Let’s start with a video showing highlights from the The Festival of Speed in New Zealand 2008 and moving on to tracks in the US of A. There’s a little bit of everything here, crashes, spins and rubbin….     ’69 BMW 2002

bmw 2002

Next we’ll watch another 2002 at the 2007 Northwest Historics at Pacific Raceway in Kent, Washington. This guy seems to be able keep up OK and even pass a few cars…    ‘68 BMW at Pacific Raceways

bmw air

And finally, how about a little more modern BMW. A very fast E36 from the Dutch Supercar Challange in the Netherlands in about 2006. I recommend turning up the volume so the sound of the transmission’s straight-cut gears can clear your mind…     BMW E36

And that’s some tidbits to keep things alive in blog world for now. There’s a few new things going on at North Bay Bavarian,  some new cars and drivers to take a look at before the next races in September.



Harry Hogge: Cole, you’re wandering all over the track!
Cole Trickle: Yeah, well this son of a bitch just slammed into me.
Harry Hogge: No, no, he didn’t slam you, he didn’t bump you, he didn’t nudge you… he *rubbed* you. And rubbin, son, is racin’.