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
RACING
History
Early history is unconfirmed although believed to have been driven by Johnny Cecotto in the 1993 Campionato Italiano Superturismo. It is known that Cecotto did drive the car 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 in April 1995, 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 May 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.

From the end of the 1996 season the car remained largely unused for the next couple of years with just 3 races in New Zealand - one if early 1997 and two in 1999.

Bought by Dennis Chapman shortly before the 1999 Bathurst 500, where he shared the car with his wife Debbie.

Run mostly in New Zealand club and endurance 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. More recently the car has been run in New Zealand club and historic series.
Pictures
Bob Tweedie @ Phillip Island, 1996 Charlie O'Brien, Phillip Island 1995 Johnny Cecotto Dale Chapman Dennis Chapman @ Hampton Downs, Jan 2012
Race History
BMW
#45 BMW 318i
Team: BMW Motorsport Team Bigazzi
VenezuelaJohnny Cecotto
BMW
#23 BMW 318i
Team: Team Logamo
AustraliaPaul Morris
BMW
#45 BMW 318iS
Team: Diet Coke Racing
New ZealandCraig Baird
New ZealandBrett Riley
BMW
#15 BMW 318iS
Team: Lyall Williamson
AustraliaCharlie O'Brien
BMW
#45 BMW 318iS
Team: International Motor Sport
AustraliaCharlie O'Brien
BMW
#5 BMW 318iS
Team: Lyall Williamson
AustraliaCharlie O'Brien
BMW
#36 BMW 318iS
Team: Miles Pope Racing
AustraliaCharlie O'Brien
BMW
#36 BMW 318iS
Team: Miles Pope Racing
New ZealandMiles Pope
BMW
#36 BMW 318iS
Team: Miles Pope Racing
AustraliaBob Tweedie
BMW
#79 BMW 318iS
Team: Intercity Business Centre
AustraliaBob Tweedie
BMW
#22 BMW 320i
Team: Freamohs Homes
AustraliaDebbie Chapman
New ZealandDennis Chapman
BMW
BMW
BMW
#23 BMW 318i
AustraliaDebbie Chapman
BMW
#23b BMW 318i
New ZealandDale Chapman
BMW
#23 BMW 318i
New ZealandDale Chapman
BMW
#123 BMW 318i
New ZealandDale Chapman
BMW
#231 BMW 318i
New ZealandDale Chapman
BMW
#123 BMW 318
New ZealandDale Chapman
BMW
#23 BMW 318 E36
New ZealandDennis Chapman
BMW
#23 BMW 318i
New ZealandDale Chapman
BMW
#23 BMW 318i
New ZealandDale Chapman
BMW
#123 BMW 318i
New ZealandDale Chapman
BMW
#23 BMW 320i
New ZealandDale Chapman
BMW
#23 BMW 320i
New ZealandDennis Chapman
BMW
#123 BMW 320i
New ZealandDennis Chapman
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 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
2009 South Island Endurance Series
18 Oct 2009 New ZealandTimaru Chapman / Chapman #23 BMW 318i 5
31 Oct 2009 New ZealandRuapuna Chapman / Chapman #23 BMW 318i 8
2010 Historic Touring Cars
28 Nov 2009 New ZealandRuapuna (1) Dale Chapman #23b BMW 318i 2
29 Nov 2009 New ZealandRuapuna (2) Dale Chapman #23b BMW 318i 5
29 Nov 2009 New ZealandRuapuna (3) Dale Chapman #23b BMW 318i 2
2011 Historic Touring Cars
30 Oct 2010 New ZealandRuapuna (1) Dale Chapman #123 BMW 318i 3
30 Oct 2010 New ZealandRuapuna (2) Dale Chapman #123 BMW 318i 1
31 Oct 2010 New ZealandRuapuna (3) Dale Chapman #123 BMW 318i 1
31 Oct 2010 New ZealandRuapuna (4) Dale Chapman #123 BMW 318i 2
2010 German Rennsport
12 Dec 2010 New ZealandRuapuna (1) Debbie Chapman #23 BMW 318i 6
12 Dec 2010 New ZealandRuapuna (2) Debbie Chapman #23 BMW 318i 4
12 Dec 2010 New ZealandRuapuna (3) Debbie Chapman #23 BMW 318i 4
2011 Historic Touring Cars
05 Feb 2011 New ZealandRuapuna (1) Dale Chapman #23 BMW 318i DNF
05 Feb 2011 New ZealandRuapuna (2) Dale Chapman #23 BMW 318i 4
06 Feb 2011 New ZealandRuapuna (3) Dale Chapman #23 BMW 318i 4
06 Feb 2011 New ZealandRuapuna (4) Dale Chapman #23 BMW 318i 2
06 Feb 2011 New ZealandRuapuna (5) Dale Chapman #23 BMW 318i 1
12 Feb 2011 New ZealandTimaru (1) Dale Chapman #231 BMW 318i 1
12 Feb 2011 New ZealandTimaru (2) Dale Chapman #231 BMW 318i 3
12 Feb 2011 New ZealandTimaru (3) Dale Chapman #231 BMW 318i 1
13 Feb 2011 New ZealandTimaru (4) Dale Chapman #231 BMW 318i DNF
13 Feb 2011 New ZealandTimaru (5) Dale Chapman #231 BMW 318i 1
13 Feb 2011 New ZealandTimaru (6) Dale Chapman #231 BMW 318i 1
2012 Historic Touring Cars
05 Nov 2011 New ZealandRuapuna (1) Dale Chapman #123 BMW 318 2
06 Nov 2011 New ZealandRuapuna (2) Dale Chapman #123 BMW 318 2
06 Nov 2011 New ZealandRuapuna (3) Dale Chapman #123 BMW 318 2
2012 NZFMR Group A & Touring Cars
21 Jan 2012 New ZealandHampton Downs (1) Dennis Chapman #23 BMW 318 E36 13
21 Jan 2012 New ZealandHampton Downs (2) Dennis Chapman #23 BMW 318 E36 13
22 Jan 2012 New ZealandHampton Downs (3) Dennis Chapman #23 BMW 318 E36 11
22 Jan 2012 New ZealandHampton Downs (4) Dennis Chapman #23 BMW 318 E36 12
27 Jan 2012 New ZealandHampton Downs (1) Dennis Chapman #23 BMW 318 E36 18
28 Jan 2012 New ZealandHampton Downs (2) Dennis Chapman #23 BMW 318 E36 5
28 Jan 2012 New ZealandHampton Downs (3) Dennis Chapman #23 BMW 318 E36 8
29 Jan 2012 New ZealandHampton Downs (4) Dennis Chapman #23 BMW 318 E36 11
29 Jan 2012 New ZealandHampton Downs (5) Dennis Chapman #23 BMW 318 E36 DNS
2018 Historic Touring Car Series
03 Feb 2018 New ZealandRuapuna (1) Dale Chapman #23 BMW 318i 6
03 Feb 2018 New ZealandRuapuna (2) Dale Chapman #23 BMW 318i 5
04 Feb 2018 New ZealandRuapuna (3) Dale Chapman #23 BMW 318i 5
04 Feb 2018 New ZealandRuapuna (4) Dale Chapman #23 BMW 318i 6
2019 Historic Touring Car Series
02 Feb 2019 New ZealandRuapuna (1) Dale Chapman #23 BMW 320i 10
02 Feb 2019 New ZealandRuapuna (2) Dale Chapman #23 BMW 320i 8
03 Feb 2019 New ZealandRuapuna (3) Dale Chapman #23 BMW 320i 10
03 Feb 2019 New ZealandRuapuna (4) Dale Chapman #23 BMW 320i 10
2019 Continental Rennsport
09 Feb 2019 New ZealandTimaru (1) Dale Chapman #23 BMW 318i 12
09 Feb 2019 New ZealandTimaru (2) Dale Chapman #123 BMW 318i 12
10 Feb 2019 New ZealandTimaru (3) Dale Chapman #123 BMW 318i 17
10 Feb 2019 New ZealandTimaru (4) Dale Chapman #23 BMW 318i 12
10 Feb 2019 New ZealandTimaru (5) Dale Chapman #123 BMW 318i 4
2020 Historic Touring Car Series
01 Feb 2020 New ZealandRuapuna (1) Dennis Chapman #123 BMW 320i 18
01 Feb 2020 New ZealandRuapuna (2) Dennis Chapman #123 BMW 320i 20
02 Feb 2020 New ZealandRuapuna (3) Dennis Chapman #123 BMW 320i 17
02 Feb 2020 New ZealandRuapuna (4) Dennis Chapman #123 BMW 320i 11
15 Feb 2020 New ZealandTeretonga Park (1) Dennis Chapman #23 BMW 320i 10
16 Feb 2020 New ZealandTeretonga Park (2) Dennis Chapman #23 BMW 320i 5
16 Feb 2020 New ZealandTeretonga Park (3) Dennis Chapman #23 BMW 320i 7
16 Feb 2020 New ZealandTeretonga Park (4) Dennis Chapman #23 BMW 320i 11