Back in March, we featured this pair of e12-series 528s for sale down here in SoCal, agonizing over their similarity to our own e12-based 633csi, but a lack of storage for two more cars. Luckily, aspiring LeMons
pauper racer and Hooniverse commenter Brian put together a crew and pulled the trigger.
We’ve been going back and forth over the cars and themes. As it turns out, one of the cars was a little short on compression, so they’ve got one good car and one donor, and they just managed to get the good car up and running. Running so well, in fact, that Brian got himself in a bit of trouble.
As he tells it,
We finally got the e12 mechanically sorted on Saturday morning so I decided it’d be a good idea to spend a couple hours wringing it out around our company’s empty parking lot. The old sun-crackled tires made it easy to drift around the four right-angled turns of our “test track.” As you can see in the attached, the Po-Po took exception to my more-than-a-dab-of-oppo shenanigans. Shockingly, this was the first time a police officer ever put me in handcuffs. My teammates came around the building too late to get a picture of me in bracelets but we did stage this image while they were deciding what to do with me. I had sort of a sinking feeling when I drifted around the back corner a saw the cop coming in the front driveway through the side window (nudge, nudge) but I was fortunate enough to only get a warning in lieu of the potential “reckless driving on private property” charge.
They’ve got a clever theme coming up that spoofs BMW’s “Frozen Gray” special edition M3. Namely, they’ll be a special slate gray. As in chalkboard slate. As in, write “I will use locking compound on my guibo bolts” 100 times chalkboard.
Brian and Co. will make their debut appearance at Buttonwillow in December. We can’t wait to
get at their spare parts see them there!