In late 1990 BMW launched it’s third generation 3 Series also known as the E36 which was seen a big improvement on the previous E30 3 Series.
In 1995 the first 328i’s became available fitted 190 hp 2.8 litre 170 cui six cylinder 24 valve motor capable of reaching 60 mph from rest in 7 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph.
To promote sales of BMW their products BMW have been engaged in touring car racing going back to the introduction of the “Neue Classe” in 1961.
When I first saw today’s featured stickered 1995 328i I thought it might be a tribute to “Smokin” Jo Winklehock’s 1993 British Touring car championship winning season when he drove a BMW 318i, however that year Jo drove the #22 an the series was sponsored by Autotrader.
There was however also a German series sponsored by Warsteiner in 1993 called the ADAC GT Cup and the winner driving a #2 BMW M3 E36 GTR Coupé was former world motor cycle champion Johnny Cecotto from Venezuela and it would appear that is whom today’s sticker car is a tribute to.
Thanks for joining me on this “ADAC GT Cup” tribute edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again for Ferrari Friday tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !