1989 BMW 325is

Club Editor Scott R. Lear is campaigning this '89 325is in NASA's Spec E30 class.

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1989 BMW 325is

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Jan
22
Jan 22, 2009 | BMW
Spec E30 at NASA Champs, Project Wrap

Our BMW 325i Spec E30 project performs well at the NASA Championships and moves on to a happy new owner.

Oct
29
Oct 29, 2008 | BMW
Prepping for the 2008 NASA Championships

Getting those last few items off our checklist before heading up for the NASA Championships

Oct
20
Oct 20, 2008 | BMW
GRM Spec E30 for Sale

Our 1989 BMW 325is Spec E30 is SOLD.

Aug
19
Aug 19, 2008 | BMW
Cooling Air and Dent Repair

Our Spec E30 BMW gets a new radiator fan and some crude bodywork to repair HyperFest's unfortunate ending.

Jun
26
Jun 26, 2008 | BMW
The Return to HyperFest

It was a year ago at the NASA Mid-Atlantic HyperFest that our Spec E30 brake issue first showed up. Would the issue return on its one-year anniversary?

May
21
May 21, 2008 | BMW
Testing the EdgeCam1100 at Roebling

In-car video highlights from our recent Spec E30 race courtesy of an EdgeCam1100

May
20
May 20, 2008 | BMW
An Encouraging Run at Roebling Road

Our first race of the season in our Spec E30 reveals the competitive benefit of off-season fixes and exposes a few new problems.

May
05
May 5, 2008 | BMW
Chromepocalypse!

A creative and technically legal solution to our current low-weight issues.

May
01
May 1, 2008 | BMW
Weight a Minute

Our Spec E30 weighs in for battle after the recent round of modifications.

Apr
28
Apr 28, 2008 | BMW
Pre-Season Upgrades and Maintenance

A few upgrades and regular maintenance for the Spec E30 prior to its 2008 season opener.

Mar
13
Mar 13, 2008 | BMW
Spec Exhaust Excitement

Finishing up the Spec E30 exhaust install.

Feb
21
Feb 21, 2008 | BMW
Exhausting Work

Like any rule change that involves a spec part, the announcement of a mandatory spec E30 exhaust system caught some racers at the worst possible time. Luckily, we're prepared.

Jan
21
Jan 21, 2008 | BMW
Spec E30 Post-Repair Shakedown

A completely reworked brake system and a new fuel tank leave us with what should be a fully operational BMW Spec E30 race car. The only way to find out …

Dec
19
Dec 19, 2007 | BMW
BMW Brake Bonanza

Now that we have a reliable fuel system, we turn our attention to the BMW's brakes.

Nov
20
Nov 20, 2007 | BMW
Fuel Tank Frenzy

We get to the bottom of our BMW fuel pressure problem.

Nov
14
Nov 14, 2007 | BMW
Playing Doctor

With a number of weird symptoms popping up regularly, it was time to spend a day playing doctor with our Spec E30.

Aug
30
Aug 30, 2007 | BMW
MISSING: Some Horses from the Spec E30 Ranch

Looking on the Dyno for our missing Spec E30 ponies.

Jun
27
Jun 27, 2007 | BMW
Not that fast, and only a little broken

We tackle Mid-Atlantic -- and the learning curve -- in the BMW's first Spec E30 outing.

Jun
18
Jun 18, 2007 | BMW
Spec E30 Debut Looms

With our first Spec E30 outing only a few days away, we tackle last-minute prep.

Apr
17
Apr 17, 2007 | BMW
Back to the Front

Our E30's tail-dragging days are over. We've upgraded the front to match the rear.

Apr
04
Apr 4, 2007 | BMW
Starting at the End

Rebuilding our Spec E30's rear

Mar
14
Mar 14, 2007 | BMW
Ain't She a Beaut?

Every racer knows that stickers are the key to a successful race car.

Mar
04
Mar 4, 2007 | BMW
That's Foul

Ever since we bought it, our BMW 325is has been a reluctant starter.

Feb
08
Feb 8, 2007 | BMW
Get Down on Your Knees and Spray

This past Sunday we donned our DuPont masks and put some paint on the Spec E30.

Dec
21
Dec 21, 2006 | BMW
Cage Match

We cage our Spec E30.

Dec
13
Dec 13, 2006 | BMW
Sunroof Delete

Unchecking the sunroof option box.

Dec
04
Dec 4, 2006 | BMW
Stripper

Jared can eat it--our E30 just went on a real diet.

Nov
13
Nov 13, 2006 | BMW
Starting our Diet

One of the first steps to building a race car, and arguably one of the most fun, is removing all of that crap that makes a street car a street …

Nov
06
Nov 6, 2006 | BMW
Old BMWs

We spent the weekend tracking down and fixing the typical stuff that goes wrong on an older BMW.

Nov
02
Nov 2, 2006 | BMW
No More Junk in Our Trunk

We spent the evening yesterday cleaning out our visibly neglected E30.

Oct
31
Oct 31, 2006 | BMW
Our Race Car in Disguise

Just in time for halloween, we pick up our Spec E30 race car project, disguised as a neglected 1989 325is.

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