All-conquering BMW E36 320 hillclimb car returns at ASI 2019
KW's documentary 'The Way to Goodwood' premiered during Autosport International 2019 – and it's quite the emotional journey for appreciative petrolheads...
KW's 'The Way to Goodwood' has been branded as 'a compelling tale that outlines the return of Georg Plasa's beautifully engineered Judd-engined BMW E36'. And we couldn't agree more. Premiering on the first day of the Autosport International Show 2019, the documentary outlines the car's return to competitive life at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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Since Georg’s untimely death at the age of 51, during the eighth round of the European Championship in 2011, this iconic car has been owned by Klaus Wohlfarth, the man behind the KW Suspension brand. As a fitting tribute to his close friend, Klaus has kept Georg’s car exactly as it was originally built. You can watch the full 23 minute film below:
Wanting to remind the world’s motorsport fans of Georg’s engineering and driving genius, the KW team accepted an invitation from the Goodwood estate to run the car during 2018's Festival of Speed, one of the most prestigious hillclimbs in the world.
The KW documentary showcases the team’s valiant efforts to prepare the BMW E36 over a seriously short time frame. Besides focusing on and their journey to the UK, one of the highlights remains witnessing BMW test driver Jörg Weidinger's efforts as he wrestled the car's raw power throughout that balmy July weekend.
Despite not having enough time to get the car’s traction and ABS systems working, Jörg and the KW technical team were successful in demonstrating Georg's custom-built BMW, beating all of the world’s finest combustion powered cars and drivers to sit on the overall podium as the fastest combustion-powered car of the event.
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