We have a huge announcement! eEuroparts.com is partnering with Indian Summer Racing to acquire an Audi RS 3 LMS USA Clubsport. Together we’re establishing LMS Performance Group, LLC to own and operate the car, which will compete in the remainder of the Touring Car season in Pirelli World Challenge®. The Indian Summer Racing team sponsored by eEuroparts.com is ending their TCB season early to compete in the TC class for the remaining three races of the season. The decision to forgo the remainder of the TCB season did not come lightly as driver Travis Washay is currently fourth in points, with two podium finishes this year, including a win at Virginia International Speedway. However, we both concluded that the opportunity the Audi RS 3 LMS program presented was too good to pass up. The decision to participate in the Audi Sport customer racing program to develop the RS 3 LMS here in the
Now that the cars all made it back (hopefully in one piece), and the huge user-made social media gallery has become a fine collection on eEuroFest.com, we feel it’s fine to put a cap on the experience with our official eEuroFest 2017 photo gallery! With over 1500 people attending, and massively good weather, we are ecstatic at how eEuroFest 2017 went. Friday started out early with VIP’s lining up near the Chalet, where they would enjoy catered food and air conditioning all weekend. There they met up with our partners at The Motorsport Experience for an exclusive day of autocross using both their own cars, and the supplied BMW M3’s to tear up the course. Instantly, once our VIP’s hit the track we knew our vision was coming together. While camping pass holders trickled in to set up their camp sites, and our very own eEuroparts manufacturer vendors finished getting
Mechanically, the E34 M5 is regarded as a thoroughly over engineered performance machine, typical of German craftsmanship of the era, and perhaps the last vehicle built by the marque that was created using a “cost is no object” philosophy when it came to design hours. The interior, on the other hand, has a few areas that are prone to failure as time wears on. The most frequent problem areas are the door panels, which in the U.S. version for the 1991 BMW M5 were covered in vinyl from the factory utilizing perhaps the least heat resistant glue available at the time. This results in the vinyl insert – basically a sub-door card – beginning to flap around and the vinyl and the rest of the door vinyl shrinking and detaching from its base. Another failure point are the trim panel clips and their attachment points. The clips themselves, which look like
In replacing my roundels a few weeks ago, it became readily apparent that the ///M5 badge (actually two pieces) on my trunk was looking less than stellar. Years of Texas sun had taken a toll on the coloring and it was becoming a little pitted. Thankfully, these parts are still readily available for order (part nos. 51141917739 and 51141946170) and not difficult to swap out – although it will require some elbow grease and time. Removing metallic badges on the trunk of a vehicle is not difficult – it’s the foam backing that can take some gumption to remove. The trick is to get the most amount of foamadhesive off when it is still stuck to the emblem and not your trunk. To do this, I find it’s best to heat up the M5 badge with a hairdryer (or heat gun, if you have one) – and do this carefully on a
It is safe to say Saabs of Anarchy’s first attempt at competing in the infamous LeMons racing series last year at Thompson Motor Speedway was a bit of a fiasco, (you can read more about our Thompson experience here and here or watch this video). Despite the two blown engines, biblical rain, and tireless work to get the car ready to go racing, we did leave with a trophy as well as the hard-earned understanding of what it takes to compete in this crap-can racing series. Saabs of Anarchy’s second attempt came at the Halloween Hooptiefest at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. After pulling the second blown engine from our Saab 9000 race car and rebuilding the original motor we (believed we) were ready. We were in good company for this race though, sharing a garage with the PA Saab Maab, while the eEuroparts.com Carbeque 900 and Full Nelson Racing’s 96 sat next door.