RE: BMW M1 at Monza: Time For Coffee

RE: BMW M1 at Monza: Time For Coffee

Tuesday 19th March 2019

BMW M1 at Monza: Time For Coffee?

Members' Meeting (with a grid of M1 Procars, don't forget) isn't far off - here's what we have to look forward to



Barring last year's freezing conditions, a Goodwood Members' Meeting is always a pleasure to attend. How could it not be? Great old cars, fantastic drivers and a fast circuit rather guarantee some spectacular racing.

This year MM, taking place on the first weekend of April, looks set to be better than ever. Well, it does if you love old BMWs. That's because there's going to be a demonstration run of M1 Procars, involving the drivers who made the cars and the series so revered. 2019 marks 40 years since Procar first arrived, so what better way to celebrate than bringing the cars back together for an anniversary thrash? It promises to be a real highlight in a typically superb weekend.

Anyway, to get us in the mood, here's a reminder of why the M1 Procar has such a fabled reputation. It's an onboard video from a Monza test session which - thank goodness - has been recorded with a decent camera and microphone. So not only can you see the whole interior in its beautiful sparseness, the wondrous M88 straight six is also reproduced in exquisite detail. This really must be one of the greatest sounding engines of all time - it absolutely sings.

So imagine what a grid of them is going to sound like, 40 years after the Procar first emerged. Whether you're there in person or watching the Members' Meeting livestream, make sure to set aside time for the M1 reunion. It promises to be truly spectacular.

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cuda

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189 months

Tuesday 19th March 2019
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Sounds just like an E46 CSL...

Nerdherder

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Tuesday 19th March 2019
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cuda said:
Sounds just like an E46 CSL...
Not quite the same experience around a track I imagine. laugh

Epic.

e46m3Mark

12,948 posts

122 months

Tuesday 19th March 2019
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When I win the Lotto.... cloud9

isleofthorns

254 posts

119 months

Tuesday 19th March 2019
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all time favorite car.....

Dapster

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129 months

Wednesday 20th March 2019
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darreni

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219 months

Wednesday 20th March 2019
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cuda said:
Sounds just like an E46 CSL...
Doesn’t it just.

generationx

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54 months

Wednesday 20th March 2019
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Dapster said:
That is awesome

e46m3Mark

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122 months

Wednesday 20th March 2019
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Dapster said:








Pure pornography.

As a 20 something I stood in L&C Tunbridge Wells drooling over the white M1 they were selling. I loved the details, like the twin rear roundel so that people could see it was a BMW and not an Italian exotic. It was priced at £43 000! I barely had £4.30 but it didn't stop me dreaming and my E12 had the same steering wheel! smile

cuda

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Wednesday 20th March 2019
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generationx said:
Dapster said:
That is awesome
I recognise that bend....

Just outside Adenau.

MBeemerman

82 posts

48 months

Wednesday 20th March 2019
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MBeemerman said:
I can remember seeing
them race at Silverstone back in the day at the age of 10 and actually got to sit in Niki Lauda's Marlboro liveried car, was definitely the best era for motor racing.
I can't believe they used to allow the F1 stars of the day to race these beasts before the main F1 GP race of the day !
I've been hooked on bmw's ever since .

racer77

1 posts

10 months

Wednesday 20th March 2019
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This was the old car that racingmodels use to run classic gt series

Leins

7,014 posts

97 months

Wednesday 20th March 2019
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Got up close to one of these a few years ago. Awesome things!





Water Fairy

2,991 posts

104 months

Wednesday 20th March 2019
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Ooooff! That sounds crisp. I just had a moment.

DocJock

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189 months

Wednesday 20th March 2019
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cuda said:
generationx said:
Dapster said:
That is awesome
I recognise that bend....

Just outside Adenau.
Indeed it is. smile

soad

30,529 posts

125 months

Thursday 21st March 2019
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3 words - far too short!