Autocrossing E3

Dick Steinkamp

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Late 1980s. Crows Landing, CA. SCCA Solo II Regionals. Me far right (Dick, are those your legs or are you riding a chicken? ;)). My son far left. Our D/Street Prepared Sirocco. Magnetic numbers. I ran as #47 (my birth year), he ran as #74 (his birth year). We were competitive, but the X19s ruled the day. The Yokohama truck was there and we were running newly shaved A008s.

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BMW content...the $10 swap meet E30 wheels were legal and gave us another inch of width.
 

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I don't see the auction on BAT. I knew the owner he is from the Washington D.C area. I even purchased some parts from him for my first E3 back in the 80's
 

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Yep, that was my car and my autox video. There is a 2nd autox video on my youtube channel where my friend Max in the E12 shed some steam via tire smoke after hitting one too many cones on the other course. I have a lot of pictures from the old days when my father owned the car and a zillion from when I owned it including 8mm video tape from track side at Summit Point in the 80s.

Here's the video link below. I recall that 180 turn being diabolical since it was off camber and then toward the end of it (on that right side course) it reached peak off camber and just sucked in anyone over-driving the entry. You can see how far off the inside cone I was and how painful it is to carry just a tad too much entry speed. Having the standard equal ramp BMW LSD isn't helpful in such low speed turns either since it exacerbates low speed understeer.

 
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