BMW E21 FIA Group 1½ - new build now completed
Features BMW E21 FIA Group 1½
At the annual Motor Racing Legends Awards Dinner at The Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, MRL Chairman Duncan Wiltshire announced the launch of a brand new historic race series for Group 1 Historic Touring Cars.
To be named the 'Tony Dron Trophy' - in honour of the '70s Touring Car ace and Le Mans sports car driver Tony Dron – the new series is for Touring Cars running to FIA Group 1 regulations or to British Saloon Car Championship 'Group 1½' regulations between 1970 and 1982. Tony, a familiar face around historic race paddocks, remains a highly respected driver to this day and regular writer in the historic motorsport press.
The overall winner of the Tony Dron Trophy each year will be awarded the actual trophy presented to Tony for winning the Tricentrol British Saloon Car Championship support race at the British Grand Prix in 1977 – the year that Dron missed out on the Championship by a single point. The Tony Dron Trophy will run within Motor Racing Legends' Historic Touring Car Challenge grid, with its own podium and results for each race. The class structure for the Historic Touring Car Challenge includes Group A cars right up to December 1990.
Ideal for the new series is this 1978 road registered car, in original Henna Red.
Rust free shell, soda blasted, lightened, seam welded and strengthened, with FIA approved weld-in roll cage.
Minimum homologated weight and engineered to the ultimate spec for safety, reliability and strength, with no expense spared.
Adjustable suspension and fully poly bushed including engine, gearbox and differential mountings, Aeroquip braided hoses and fittings throughout, light weight loom.
Fresh built Lester Owen Group1 M10 engine running on twin 45 Weber carbs, blueprinted, flowed and baffled, oil cooler, etc, rebuilt correct close ratio 5 speed gearbox, Correct LSD.
Custom made centrally mounted alloy fuel tank, plumbed in extinguisher system, new race seat and harness to customer preference.
Can be available with complete arrive and drive package for 1-2 driver events, with full backup and support at U.K. & International venues.