Make BMW
Model BMW 3 Series (E36)
Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Chassis No E36/A 026 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 early part of the 1994 Australian Class II Championship, before switching to E36/A 052 93. At the Winton the car was involved in the now infamous coming to together between Morris and team-mate Tony Longhurst.

Used as the spare car at the 1994 Bathurst 1000, and would have been the race car had E36/CL2 0109 94 not arrived in time.

Sold to Dennis Chapman in Nov 1994, and run in the Nissan-Mobil 500 series, including the final ever Wellington street race.

Chapman continued to run the car in a number of New Zealand club and endurance races over the years, although did make trips back to Australia, notably for the 1995 Australian Grand Prix support races and for the 1997 and 1998 Bathurst 1000 where he shared with Brian Bradshaw.

Pictures

Paul Morris, Phillip Island 1994 Phillip Island 1994 Paul Morris @ Winton Raceway, June 1994. Dennis Chapman / Jason Richards, 2000 Manfeild 3hr Bradshaw / Chapman @ Bathurst 1998 Ruapana, Feb 2003 Paul Morris / Tony Longhurst, Winton 1994

Race History

BMW
#23 BMW 318i - Team Logano
Paul Morris
BMW
#50 BMW 318iS - Tait Communication
Dennis Chapman
BMW
#50 BMW 318iS - Dennis Chapman
Dennis Chapman
BMW
#20 BMW 318i - Brian Bradshaw Race Preparation
Brian Bradshaw / Dennis Chapman
BMW
#20 BMW 320i - Dennis Chapman
Brian Bradshaw / Dennis Chapman

Race Results

Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1994 Australian Class II Championship
17 Apr 1994 AustraliaEastern Creek (1) Paul Morris #23 BMW 318i 1
17 Apr 1994 AustraliaEastern Creek (2) Paul Morris #23 BMW 318i 2
22 May 1994 AustraliaPhillip Island (1) Paul Morris #23 BMW 318i 2
22 May 1994 AustraliaPhillip Island (2) Paul Morris #23 BMW 318i 1
19 Jun 1994 AustraliaWinton (1) Paul Morris #23 BMW 318i 1
19 Jun 1994 AustraliaWinton (2) Paul Morris #23 BMW 318i 1
17 Jul 1994 AustraliaLakeside (1) Paul Morris #23 BMW 318i DNF
17 Jul 1994 AustraliaLakeside (2) Paul Morris #23 BMW 318i DNS
1994 Nissan-Mobil 500 series
04 Dec 1994 New ZealandWellington (1) Dennis Chapman #50 BMW 318iS NC
04 Dec 1994 New ZealandWellington (2) Dennis Chapman #50 BMW 318iS 6
11 Dec 1994 New ZealandPukekohe Dennis Chapman #50 BMW 318iS DNF
1995 Australian Grand Prix support
10 Nov 1995 AustraliaAdelaide (1) Dennis Chapman #50 BMW 318iS DNF
11 Nov 1995 AustraliaAdelaide (2) Dennis Chapman #50 BMW 318iS DNS
1997 Bathurst 1000
05 Oct 1997 AustraliaMount Panorama Bradshaw / Chapman #20 BMW 318i 8
1998 Bathurst 1000
04 Oct 1998 AustraliaMount Panorama Bradshaw / Chapman #20 BMW 320i 11