Picture of the CSL at the Lime Rock GRIDLIFE event in August 2022My son and I have decided to trailer the CSL to Sebring next October which is where the Group 5 CSLs had their finest hour in the USA,
winning the 12 hour Sebring race outright in 1975 with Redman, Stuck ,and Posey driving. We trailered my Shelby GT 350R tribute car to Sebring
in 2016 and had two days with NASA Florida before I headed north to VIR. This time I will plan to do a NASA event at Summit Raceway
in West Virginia before headed back to Boston.
I'd sure love to see that line-up. Those S1/S2 Audi's are lovely beast and that Nissan had gorgeous lines...Pics!An old friend of mine in the north of England owns an original works gosser alpina E9, it's sits amongst ex works S1 and 2 sport Quattros and a works group b nissan 240 RS.
We had to cancel our Road America trip in October and we did not receive a refund or credit from the organizer. I also had to eat the hotel charge.Sandy,
Will you be up at Road America this July 13-16 for the Weathertech International Challenge?
The BMW CSL will be at the GRIDLIFE event at Watkins Glen on April 28-29 and the GRIDLIFE event at Lime Rock on August 18-19. We will alsoWe had to cancel our Road America trip in October and we did not receive a refund or credit from the organizer. I also had to eat the hotel charge.
So it does not look like Road America is in or future plans. But Sebring definitely. The GRIDLIFE events are great fun with amazing spectators
so we will plan to do these in future years at Northeast tracks. Drifting, time trials with nationally ranked competitors, and HPDE events are included.
I plan to return to the Empire Drivers track weekend in June 2023. It is my favorite event of the year because it includes some of the best vintage racing of the year at Lime Rock. My CSL now has 320 rear wheel horsepower and about 360 at the crank after the engine rebuild. The cars weighs about 2600 lbs compared to about 3600 in a BMW M3 so it performs well on the track even at 7/10s. The Lime Rock GRIDLife event in mid August is almost as much fun due to the massive spectator crowd and wild drift cars.I saw this car at the Empire Drivers track weekend last June. The thing is awesome. I was driving my silver Porsche 944 in the same run group. Cheers,
Oh wow. 2600 LBS is ¬1180kg. Was not expecting that.The cars weighs about 2600 lbs compared to about 3600 in a BMW M3 so it performs well on the track even at 7/10s.
My CSL has flared fiberglass fenders, hood, rear deck, and plexiglass rear window. The front windshield is safety glass. The doors are also light weight fiberglass.Oh wow. 2600 LBS is ¬1180kg. Was not expecting that.
I am building something similar, and was hoping to get as close to the original cars in weight as posssible, which was 1079kg. Yours having plexi windows and such, i was really expecting to be around that. Mine will stand no chance to be around the 1200kg with all original widows and mechanisms still in then.
Don't get me wrong, it's still light for all that power, it's just that you'd imagine it will weight a lot less.
My son has raced a Nisson 240 SX that he totally built himself for 15 years in time trials (Lime Rock winning lap time of 54.25) and hill climbs (Mt Washington 3 times) It is the ultimate evolution of this iconic car model for flat out racing.I'd sure love to see that line-up. Those S1/S2 Audi's are lovely beast and that Nissan had gorgeous lines...Pics!