From the Driver's Seat

From the drivers seat
Some say he's a racing driver...
Some say he's a mechanic...
Some say he doesn't register speed...


All we know, is that he is Evolution 2 Motorsport's "man of mystery". The 'Gooch' gives us his thoughts all motoring-related.

Paying homage to the 1975 Wynns 1000 Batmobile

Paying homage to the 1975 BMW BatmobileAs many will remember back in 2011, the Alec and his team at Evolution 2 were approached to restore an existing BMW CSL Batmobile racer by race car collector Paolo Cavalieri. To recap, the team re-shelled all the good bits from this race car into a better (non-rusted) Chassis, build a new Engine and use the Group 5 Bodywork. The dramatic and larger Wings and Spoilers gave our ‘Bat’ the look of the BMW E9 CSL’s in the North America 1975 IMSA Series.

The benefit of the larger Spoilers was to create more down-force on the oval tracks in the USA, but created more drag: which is great in the corners but slows the vehicle down the straights.

BMW E9 CSL’s have reached iconic status, where people are willing to pay telephone numbers for genuine road and race cars. As dramatic as our ‘Bat’ looked with the large Wings and Spoilers (think back to the BMW UK Magazine March 2013, and then TopCar Article in March 2013), it was always a long-term plan of the owner Paolo to give this race car the Group 3 look, once we had ironed out all the reliability issues.

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The all-new BMW 3 Series Sedan

The all-new BMW 3 Series SedanThe BMW 3 Series Sedan has epitomised the concept of sporty driving pleasure in the global premium midsize class for more than 40 years. Exuding dynamic design, agile handling, exceptional efficiency and innovative equipment features, it takes the signature characteristics of a BMW and turns the volume up several notches.

  • Seventh generation of the globally successful ambassador for driving pleasure in a premium midsize car. New BMW 3 Series Sedan benefits from significantly enhanced sporting prowess, a new design language, extensive refinements to its premium ambience and trailblazing driver assistance, control & operation and connectivity technology. World premiere in October 2018 at the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris, market launch from 9 March 2019.
  • New powertrain technology with higher output, greater pulling power and optimised efficiency. Six engine variants available from launch: Four-cylinder petrol models, four-cylinder diesels, plus six-cylinder diesel unit – with outputs ranging from 110 kW to 195 kW(fuel consumption combined: 5.8 – 4.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 132 – 112 g/km)*. Intelligent all-wheel drive available from launch in the BMW 320d xDrive Sedan (fuel consumption combined: 4.8 – 4.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 125 – 118 g/km)*. Over the course of the year, an ultra-sporty BMW M Performance version and an extremely efficient model with plug-in hybrid drive system will be added to the range.

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Sarel van der Merwe to guest drive Ferrari F250 GT

Paolo at the 2016 SEFAC Day
Sarel van der Merwe will drive the Ferrari F250 GTM SWB, prepared and maintained by Evolution 2 Motorsport (for owner, Paolo Cavalieri of Pablo Clark), at the Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank.

The beautiful recreation of the car that took Stirling Moss to victory at the 1961 RAC Tourist Trophy at Goodwood, will make its second appearance at the Festival of Motoring. The car was raced in the iconic Rob Walker blue and white colors.

Join us from the 31 August – 2 September 2018, at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Book your tickets now through iTickets SA: https://itickets.co.za/events/396858

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BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile in Wynns 1000 Tribute

1975: Original Batmobile in the Wynns 1000 at Kyalami

A privately-owned reproduction of the BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile that raced at the Wynns 1000 at Kyalami in 1975 will be back at the Midrand Circuit for the Festival of Motoring. The BMW Batmobile, built and run by Evolution 2 Motorsport, is currently being returned to the bodywork configuration as used at the 1000km race.

Period correct decals are also being prepared by Malcolm and Lindy Sampson (of M S Screen Printing) to create an authentic representation of the car as it originally raced. The BMW will be joined on track by the highly decorated Zakspeed Ford Escort, a reproduction of the 1977 Wynns 1000 winning car built by Piazza Motorsport. The sight and sound of both cars on track is sure to bring back memories of the battles between BMW and Ford in the 1970s at Kyalami.

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