Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

AlpinA - MomO Sportlenkrad (AuctioN)

350mm (35cm) AlpinA (momo) 3-spoke sport steering wheel.  Highly sought after, this one appears to be in VG condition (although the image quality is not the greatest so hard to say what condition the leather is in - silver spokes look very good.  BIN = EUR 899,00.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

BmW M1 ProcaR RennmotoR

Kudos to the photographer of this BmW M1 Procar motor.   Just the detail work alone on the fuel injection lines is a thing of beauty.  From 3.5 liters, these motors made somewhere around 470bhp.

Monday, June 8, 2015

2015 SonomA MotorsportS FestivaL (Luigi CSL)

Top image is of my beautiful wife in front of someone's (VERY) nice 1972 Porsche 911S (through the grill fog lights, pepita/houndstooth Recaro sports seats.  Beautiful car that looked to be in original paint......She has very good taste!  It was nice to finally meet my friend Steve Walker and have a look at his "Luigi" CSL race car.  The car is Luigi #001 and won I want to say five (5) races during the 1976 season.  The car is immaculately prepared and I have to say looks better in person than in pictures.  These are the money shots of the AlpinA slide throttle/Kugelfischer fuel injected race motor.  I watched Steve run the car in some warm ups - very fast (although he indicated they were having some teething problems with the injection).

Saturday, May 30, 2015

AlpinA 2oo2 Gr. 2 Smith'S ChronometriC 10,000 RpM TachometeR

Top image is of the Smith's 10,000 RPM tachometer from the AlpinA Gr. 2 car.  It needs to go in for a check-up.  Not sure what happened to the hands (looks like a 5 year old got there fingers on them).   If you haven't seen how these Chronometric tachometers work - pretty darn cool I think.  Video above shows one (non BmW).

Sunday, May 24, 2015

"UnbeatablE BmW" Martini Mk-16 - F2 (SchnitzeR 20,4 PowereD)

Renato "Tico" Martini was born in France of Italian parents who built his first racing machines in 1962 when he was living on the island of Jersey, off the French coast. This was a 650cc Triumph motorcycle-engined hillclimb car which was used at the famous Bouley Bay hillclimb on the island. This led him to meet the Knight brothers who ran the Winfield School at Magny-Cours and in 1963 Martini moved to Magny-Cours to look after the fleet of school racing cars.
This led to him building his first cars in a garage at the circuit, giving them the designation MW (Martini Winfield) and later MK (Martini Knight). The first cars were for Formule France and F3 and it was not long before Martini's became regular winners with Jacques Laffitte giving Martini its first F3 title in 1973. In 1975 Martini entered Formula 2 with Schnitzer BMW engines and Elf sponsorship and Hugues de Chaunac ran the team which gave Laffite six victories and the European Championship.
In 1974 Schnitzer engines won three (3) of the twelve (12) wins by BmW units.  The domination continued in 1975, all but three (3) finisnihg places in the top three (3) in each race over the year being provided by BmW based engines.  For most of the year Lafitte's Schnitzer 20,4 motor was rated at 290 bhp, but with higher lift valve gear took them to a claimed 300 bhp (150bhp / liter).

Monday, May 18, 2015

BmW AlpinA - 2ooo Ti NK (AuctioN)

Text from Auction that pretty much says it all.  Nice to see that these cars are occasionally "unearthed" , hard to tell how bad the body is, likely not too good.....

For sale is a BMW ALPINA 2000 ti.
Car has 150 hp, ALPINA special cylinderhead is noted in the car title, also Alpina steering wheel, alpina wheels and rollcage

1. owner is dead
2. owner confirmed (former BMW salesman) confirmed that all the parts were original. When he was the owner the had a original ALPINA decor as well.
Conditon of the car is bad. A lot rust and the car is not drivable. Needs complete restoration. Original cylinderhead is missing. Original block is still in the car.

I found the following ALPINA and sport parts in the car.
  • ALPINA valve cover
  • ALPINA camshaft
  • ALPINA 45 weber carburettors
  • ALPINA short steering (red)
  • ALPINA steel wheels (center caps with: carbs & camshaft)
  • ALPINA steering wheel 38 cm (horn button carbs & camshaft)
  • ALPINA gear know (with carbs & camshaft)
  • rollcage
  • limited slip diff
  • 5 gear box
  • oilcooler
  • vented wheel disk brake
  • Recaro sport seat
Maybe the car has more ALPINA and other sport parts, I have not identified as these.
Porpably the cars was used in competition but I don't know who and when!
Happy bidding
Car is rollable. Car must be bicked up by a trailer with winch
Pick up within 2 weeks would be nice. Cat could be kept in my garage at least 3 months! But than you have to pay 10 % of the hammer price!
Car can be shipped worldwide. I can help with shipping. Shipping charges are not included in the auction!