1972 BMW 2002 Race Car
My close friends and racing associates, Jim and Lynn Waldman campaigned this car for many years, Jim in ITB and Lynn in Vintage / Historic with me in Midwestern Council. When Lynn became pregnant she continued for a while, but eventually the 02 went into storage. Fast forward almost twenty odd years, and their daughter Andrea is now in college. After a few inquiries as to the 02s current status Jim relented and allowed me to make him an offer which he accepted and put me into my first BMW race car. I’ve had many street cars, but a new chapter is here.
This is a really solid car that had many “lot rot” issues. It sat too long, needing to be thoroughly cleaned, freshened and updated. Everywhere. The motor started right up though, which I will always be grateful for. Big win! All of the fuel system, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, tires, and the subframe components have been removed and restored. Virtually all of the rubber was petrified simply due to age. The underpan and chassis have also been rust proofed and painted. The floor has been cleaned and painted, new safety equipment installed.
The body work included the replacement of a rotted rocker panel, paint freshened where needed, and repairs of the many ITB wounds it has suffered. It is a good looking and performing car for that will be campaigned in 2022 season. Follow along for even more changes as we race.