Make
BMW
Model
BMW 3 Series (E36)
Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Chassis No
VLM E36-001
Built By
Vic Lee Motorsport
Date Built
1992
Current Status
History
Built by Vic Lee Motorsport and raced in the 1992 British Touring Car Championship by Tim Harvey.

During a test session at Snetterton prior to the final race of the year Harvey spun and backed into the barrier resulting in damage to the rear of the car. For the final race of the year at Silverstone, with Harvey still in contention for the championship the team decided to swap cars - Harvey would take over team-mate Steve Soper's car whilst Soper would drive Harvey's now-repaired car. What followed would become part of Touring Car legend.

On the opening lap, Soper spun whilst trying to overtake David Leslie for third and was hit by Robb Gravett's Peugeot, resulting in significant damage to the rear of the BMW. Despite the damage Soper was able to work his way back through the field eventually overtaking championship rival John Cleland, and putting Harvey through into a title-winning position. With two laps to go Soper and Cleland clashed forcing both cars out of the race and meaning Harvey would secure the championship title.

At the end of the year the assets of Vic Lee Motorspor were purchased by the newly formed Team Dynamics, who sold this car to the French Oreca team. The car was run for Arnaud Duprey for a single round of the 1994 Championnat de France de Supertourisme. From then the car remained unused until being sold in 1998.

It's believed the car then spent time in Denmark and Norway, before being brought back to the UK and sold to Rick Michels and shipped to New Zealand. Eventually acquired by Warren Good and restored back to original 1992 BTCC livery.

It should be noted that although the car has 'VLM E36-001' stamped into the bulkhead, this is not the original chassis number. There is no evidence that the number was not present 'in period' and was added at a later date. The 3 shells supplied by BMW were E36/1 002 91, E36/1 008 92 and E36/1 017 92 but it's believed that VLM removed the original chassis plates so there is no way of confirming which is the correct number for this car.
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Race Results
Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1992 British Touring Car Championship
05 Apr 1992 Great BritainSilverstone Tim Harvey #8 BMW 318iS 8
20 Apr 1992 Great BritainThruxton Tim Harvey #8 BMW 318iS 8
04 May 1992 Great BritainOulton Park Tim Harvey #8 BMW 318iS 4
24 May 1992 Great BritainSnetterton Tim Harvey #8 BMW 318iS DNF
07 Jun 1992 Great BritainBrands Hatch Tim Harvey #8 BMW 318iS 6
21 Jun 1992 Great BritainDonington Park (1) Tim Harvey #8 BMW 318iS 4
21 Jun 1992 Great BritainDonington Park (2) Tim Harvey #8 BMW 318iS 1
11 Jul 1992 Great BritainSilverstone Tim Harvey #8 BMW 318iS 4
26 Jul 1992 ScotlandKnockhill (1) Tim Harvey #8 BMW 318iS 2
26 Jul 1992 ScotlandKnockhill (2) Tim Harvey #8 BMW 318iS 1
09 Aug 1992 WalesPembrey Tim Harvey #8 BMW 318iS 1
31 Aug 1992 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) Tim Harvey #8 BMW 318iS 1
31 Aug 1992 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) Tim Harvey #8 BMW 318iS 1
20 Sep 1992 Great BritainDonington Park Tim Harvey #8 BMW 318iS 1
04 Oct 1992 Great BritainSilverstone Steve Soper #4 BMW 318iS DNF
1994 Championnat de France de Supertourisme
24 Jul 1994 FranceLe Castellet (1) Arnaud Duprey #28 BMW 325i Coupe DNF
24 Jul 1994 FranceLe Castellet (2) Arnaud Duprey #28 BMW 325i Coupe 9
2015 Historic Touring Cars
14 Nov 2015 New ZealandManfeild (1) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 11
14 Nov 2015 New ZealandManfeild (2) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 10
15 Nov 2015 New ZealandManfeild (3) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i DNF
15 Nov 2015 New ZealandManfeild (4) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 6
2016 Historic Touring Cars
06 Feb 2016 New ZealandRuapuna (1) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 16
06 Feb 2016 New ZealandRuapuna (2) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i DNF
07 Feb 2016 New ZealandRuapuna (3) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 12
07 Feb 2016 New ZealandRuapuna (4) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 10
20 Feb 2016 New ZealandTeretonga Park (1) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 12
20 Feb 2016 New ZealandTeretonga Park (2) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 13
21 Feb 2016 New ZealandTeretonga Park (3) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 10
21 Feb 2016 New ZealandTeretonga Park (4) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 10
21 Feb 2016 New ZealandTeretonga Park (5) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 6
2016 HSCC Super Touring Challenge
02 Jul 2016 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) Warren Good #88 BMW 318i 16
03 Jul 2016 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) Warren Good #88 BMW 318i 16
30 Jul 2016 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Warren Good #88 BMW 318i 25
31 Jul 2016 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Warren Good #88 BMW 318i 19
2017 Historic Touring Cars
04 Feb 2017 New ZealandRuapuna (1) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 21
04 Feb 2017 New ZealandRuapuna (2) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 DNS
05 Feb 2017 New ZealandRuapuna (3) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 DNF
05 Feb 2017 New ZealandRuapuna (4) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 12
18 Feb 2017 New ZealandTeretonga Park (1) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 9
18 Feb 2017 New ZealandTeretonga Park (2) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 11
19 Feb 2017 New ZealandTeretonga Park (3) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 11
19 Feb 2017 New ZealandTeretonga Park (4) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 8
2018 Historic Touring Car Series
13 Jan 2018 New ZealandHampton Downs (1) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 14
14 Jan 2018 New ZealandHampton Downs (2) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 16
14 Jan 2018 New ZealandHampton Downs (3) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 13
03 Feb 2018 New ZealandRuapuna (1) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 10
03 Feb 2018 New ZealandRuapuna (2) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 12
04 Feb 2018 New ZealandRuapuna (3) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 12
04 Feb 2018 New ZealandRuapuna (4) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 11
17 Feb 2018 New ZealandTeretonga Park (1) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 10
17 Feb 2018 New ZealandTeretonga Park (2) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 4
18 Feb 2018 New ZealandTeretonga Park (3) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 8
18 Feb 2018 New ZealandTeretonga Park (4) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 5
2019 Historic Touring Car Series
12 Jan 2019 New ZealandHampton Downs (1) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 15
13 Jan 2019 New ZealandHampton Downs (2) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 -
13 Jan 2019 New ZealandHampton Downs (3) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 DNF
02 Feb 2019 New ZealandRuapuna (1) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 DNF
02 Feb 2019 New ZealandRuapuna (2) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 DNF
03 Feb 2019 New ZealandRuapuna (3) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 19
03 Feb 2019 New ZealandRuapuna (4) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 18
2020 Historic Touring Car Series
25 Jan 2020 New ZealandTimaru (1) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 10
26 Jan 2020 New ZealandTimaru (2) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 10
26 Jan 2020 New ZealandTimaru (3) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 7
01 Feb 2020 New ZealandRuapuna (1) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 21
01 Feb 2020 New ZealandRuapuna (2) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 19
02 Feb 2020 New ZealandRuapuna (3) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 16
02 Feb 2020 New ZealandRuapuna (4) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i DNF
15 Feb 2020 New ZealandTeretonga Park (1) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 12
16 Feb 2020 New ZealandTeretonga Park (2) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 3
16 Feb 2020 New ZealandTeretonga Park (3) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 5
16 Feb 2020 New ZealandTeretonga Park (4) Warren Good #8 BMW 318i 8
2021 Historic Touring Car Series
06 Feb 2021 New ZealandRuapuna (1) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 14
06 Feb 2021 New ZealandRuapuna (2) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 12
07 Feb 2021 New ZealandRuapuna (3) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 13
07 Feb 2021 New ZealandRuapuna (4) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 15
20 Feb 2021 New ZealandTeretonga Park (1) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 8
20 Feb 2021 New ZealandTeretonga Park (2) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 6
21 Feb 2021 New ZealandTeretonga Park (3) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 7
21 Feb 2021 New ZealandTeretonga Park (4) Warren Good #8 BMW E36 6