The BMW Motorsport Division was a dominant force on racetracks worldwide in the 1970’s and 80’s. Both privateers and the BMW works teams taking chequered flags on a fairly regular basis. Here we present an assortment of mostly rare photos from that exciting era… Enjoy..!
The unstoppable 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’ having a spit of flame on the overrun.
BMW E21 320 Turbo Group 5 being tended-to in a convenient manner while an M1 Procar sits off to the right and a 3.0 CSL hovers in behind… Nice black-sasquatch boots by the way
E30 M3 leaping its way across the chicane
M1 Procar driven by Hans Stuck
E24 635CSi just stepping out for a dab of oppo…
BMW M-mechanics sorting through their combined wizardry on the 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’ lump.
The 2002 wide-body racer belching out some flames
Page from an old Alpina brochure showcasing the BMW 2002 and 3.0 CSL racing efforts – look at the dish on those wheels..!
A classic photo from the era – 3.0 CSL flying at the Nurburgring
The 2002 cocking a leg up on the push from the bend
The E24 6-series having a sideways glance towards the corner
M1 Procar advertising one of the oddest-ever combinations of sponsors – Bosch, BBS, Penthouse and Pooh Jeans… The perks must have been outstanding..!
Oh y’know… just a regular Autobahn commute on a Monday morning
Alpina-liveried 3.0 CSL…
The JPS (John Players Special) sponsored E24 635CSi…
Not really a competition-based photo, but who could turn down an Alpina-smothered 2002 on lock…
The 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’ attacking a bend…
Another one of the E24 635CSi…
E30 M3 braking late for the corner…
E21 320 Turbo Group-5 car clearing some tarmac.
More leaping shenanigans… Not exactly a ‘motorsport’ photo but a classic 2002 pic nontheless
Going slightly off track here again – the T100 F2 car of 1967
The E9 3.0 CSL ‘Art car’ being chased by a Martini-liveried Porsche 911
The M-cars of the 80’s – E30 M3, E28 M5 and the E24 M6
Again, not exactly motorsport-related… but who doesn’t enjoy a sideways M1
In conclusion, how could I NOT include the competition-spec BMW Microcar…!?