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Clawson, Michigan
United States


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Oct 22, 2011 at 12:47 am
This car sounds like it's a blast... maybe literally! fire image
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Oct 21, 2011 at 7:58 pm
sounds like a pretty sweet deal, racing around in this car... like the idea of the black board paint and worked out great for the fire lol

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1989 BMW 325i (Lemon)

Last updated Oct 20, 2011  

Photo of a 1989 BMW 325i (Lemon)


We purchased this car in the fall of 2010 to race in the 24 Hours of Lemons and Chump Car World Series. We ran our first CCWS race at the beginning of May 2011 at the Iowa Speedway. The car made it 10 hours into the race before a fire knocked us from the race.

The fire, the second fire after a fire at a track day to shake the car down at Waterford Hills, won us the Dramatic Irony award due to our jokes about having been on fire written on the car, which is painted with chalk board paint. The keys being hot rod style flames drawn on the doors and
written out on the back of the spoiler.

With a new fuel cell in the car we finished third in the 24 Hours of Lemons race at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, MI in July 2011.

The car also ran in the Longer Longest Day CCWS race at Nelson Ledges in October 2011. It was running at the finish, although it was only on track for 13.5 laps due to some off course excursions requiring an hour of repairs and some electrical gremlins causing some diagnosis time to solve why the car was running poorly, discovering poorly was equal to running on 3 cylinders.


2.5L I-6
5 Speed Manual

Factory Options

A sunroof that is welded shut. Leather seats that were removed and sold. Probably some other options that are no longer on the car too. Like AC and crap. Oh it had elipsoids, those were an option maybe? I don't know. Who cares


Gutted Interior with race seat, cage installed by CMP Fabriction of Waterford, MI, 5 point harness, momo wheel, mystery after market shifter that came in the car.
Cheap ass wheels from tire rack.
Carbotech brake pads.
Retrofit HIDs in factory elipsoid headlights.
Side exit exhaust with Jones racing glass packs.
Tons of natural weight reduction.
Fuel cell.
Cheap Home Depot door hinge replacing rusting away stock gas pedal hinge
Power Steering delete
mechanical cooling fan delete with stock AC assist electric fan for pit road cruising

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