Make BMW
Model BMW 3 Series (E36)
Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Chassis No E36/A 052 93
Built By BMW Motorsport
Date Built 1993
Current Status

History

Early history is unconfirmed altough believed to have been run by Bigazzi in the 1993 Campionato Italiano Superturismo, and possibly at the FIA Touring Car Challenge the same year.

Sold to BMW Motorsport Australia and raced by Paul Morris in the latter part of the 1994 Australian Class II Championship, having started the season in E36/A 026 93. Later in the year it was driven by Craig Baird and Brett Riley in the Bathurst 1000.

Updated to 1995-spec and sold to the New Zealand BMW team, although it appears to have been barely used. The log book records a single outing at Pukekohe in late 1995, although it is unclear what event this was or who drove.

Sold to Miles Pope in mid-1996 and raced by Pope, Charlie O'Brien and Bob Tweedie in the 1996 Australian Super Touring Championship. Tweedie would also race the car at the Bathurst 1000 support races.

Bought by Dennis Chapman shortly before the Bathurst 500, where he shared the car with his wife Debbie.

Run mostly in New Zealand club events after that, other than a trip back to Bathurst in 2002 for the circuit's inaugural 24 hour race where Dennis and Debbie were joined by Lindsay and Scott O'Donnell.

Pictures

Charlie O'Brien, Phillip Island 1995 Bob Tweedie @ Phillip Island, 1996

Race History

BMW
#23 BMW 318i - Team Logano
Paul Morris
BMW
#45 BMW 318iS - Diet Coke Racing
Craig Baird / Brett Riley
BMW
#15 BMW 318iS - Lyall Williamson
Charlie O'Brien
BMW
#45 BMW 318iS - International Motor Sport
Charlie O'Brien
BMW
#5 BMW 318iS - Lyall Williamson
Charlie O'Brien
BMW
#36 BMW 318iS - Miles Pope Racing
Charlie O'Brien
BMW
#36 BMW 318iS - Miles Pope Racing
Miles Pope
BMW
#36 BMW 318iS - Miles Pope Racing
Bob Tweedie
BMW
#79 BMW 318iS - Intercity Business Centre
Bob Tweedie
BMW
#6 BMW 318iS
Miles Pope
BMW
#22 BMW 320i - Freamohs Homes
Dennis Chapman / Debbie Chapman
BMW
#22 BMW 318i - DCH Motorsports
Debbie Chapman / Dennis Chapman / Scott O'Donnell / Lindsay O'Donnell

Race Results

Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1994 Australian Class II Championship
07 Aug 1994 AustraliaMallala (1) Paul Morris #23 BMW 318i DNF
07 Aug 1994 AustraliaMallala (2) Paul Morris #23 BMW 318i 2
28 Aug 1994 AustraliaOran Park (1) Paul Morris #23 BMW 318i 1
28 Aug 1994 AustraliaOran Park (2) Paul Morris #23 BMW 318i 1
1994 Bathurst 1000
02 Oct 1994 AustraliaBathurst Baird / Riley #45 BMW 318iS 11
1995 Australian Super Touring Championship
05 Mar 1995 AustraliaPhillip Island (1) Charlie O'Brien #45 BMW 318iS DNF
05 Mar 1995 AustraliaPhillip Island (2) Charlie O'Brien #45 BMW 318iS DNS
1995 Gold Coast Super Touring Cup
18 Mar 1995 AustraliaSurfers Paradise (1) Charlie O'Brien #5 BMW 318iS 4
19 Mar 1995 AustraliaSurfers Paradise (2) Charlie O'Brien #5 BMW 318iS 3
1995 Australian Super Touring Championship
02 Apr 1995 AustraliaOran Park (1) Charlie O'Brien #15 BMW 318iS 3
02 Apr 1995 AustraliaOran Park (2) Charlie O'Brien #15 BMW 318iS 2
1996 Gold Coast Indycar support
30 Mar 1996 AustraliaSurfers Paradise (1) Miles Pope #6 BMW 318iS 11
31 Mar 1996 AustraliaSurfers Paradise (2) Miles Pope #6 BMW 318iS 11
1996 Australian Super Touring Championship
19 May 1996 AustraliaAmaroo Park (1) Charlie O'Brien #36 BMW 318iS 7
19 May 1996 AustraliaAmaroo Park (2) Charlie O'Brien #36 BMW 318iS 7
23 Jun 1996 AustraliaLakeside (1) Miles Pope #36 BMW 318iS 4
23 Jun 1996 AustraliaLakeside (2) Miles Pope #36 BMW 318iS 8
14 Jul 1996 AustraliaAmaroo Park (1) Miles Pope #36 BMW 318iS 11
14 Jul 1996 AustraliaAmaroo Park (2) Miles Pope #36 BMW 318iS 10
11 Aug 1996 AustraliaMallala (1) Miles Pope #36 BMW 318iS DNF
11 Aug 1996 AustraliaMallala (2) Miles Pope #36 BMW 318iS 10
25 Aug 1996 AustraliaWinton (1) Bob Tweedie #36 BMW 318iS 12
25 Aug 1996 AustraliaWinton (2) Bob Tweedie #36 BMW 318iS 9
22 Sep 1996 AustraliaPhillip Island (1) Bob Tweedie #36 BMW 318iS 11
22 Sep 1996 AustraliaPhillip Island (2) Bob Tweedie #36 BMW 318iS 11
1996 Bathurst 1000 support
05 Oct 1996 AustraliaMount Panorama (1) Bob Tweedie #79 BMW 318iS 9
05 Oct 1996 AustraliaMount Panorama (2) Bob Tweedie #79 BMW 318iS 6
06 Oct 1996 AustraliaMount Panorama (3) Bob Tweedie #79 BMW 318iS 9
1996 Australian Super Touring Championship
27 Oct 1996 AustraliaLakeside (1) Bob Tweedie #36 BMW 318iS 11
27 Oct 1996 AustraliaLakeside (2) Bob Tweedie #36 BMW 318iS 8
09 Nov 1996 AustraliaOran Park (1) Bob Tweedie #36 BMW 318iS 9
09 Nov 1996 AustraliaOran Park (2) Bob Tweedie #36 BMW 318iS 12
1999 Bathurst 500
02 Oct 1999 AustraliaMount Panorama (1) Chapman / Chapman #22 BMW 320i 14
03 Oct 1999 AustraliaMount Panorama (2) Chapman / Chapman #22 BMW 320i 10
2002 Bathurst 24hrs
16 Nov 2002 AustraliaMount Panorama Chapman / Chapman / O'Donnell / O'Donnell #22 BMW 318i DNF