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.

Farewell to touring car racing's greatest team boss

Charly Lamm and the Schnitzer Motorsport name are almost interchangeable. When he stepped down at the end of 2018, the absence of the driving force behind the touring car world's greatest empire undeniably left a huge void.

This was the tribute to the career of Charly Lamm I wrote late last year after he announced his retirement from Schnitzer Motorsport. It stands now as a tribute to the life of a man I'd come to regard as a friend after our nomadic existences brought us into contact so many times over the course of 20-plus years

Motor racing is not going to be quite the same without Charly Lamm. Not for me and, I'm sure, not for many others. It somehow won't feel right when the German is no longer at the helm of a team he turned into a byword for success with BMW over a period spanning five decades. That team, of course, is Schnitzer Motorsport.

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Thank You Charly - gone but never forgotten

Charly's legacy will never be forgottenCharly Lamm of Schnitzer Motorsport played a key part in the build of our replica Schnitzer BMW E24 635csi. Alec was introduced to Charly more than 30 years ago.

When Alec and Paolo Cavalieri visited Italy and then Germany a few years ago, Charly welcomed them both into the Schnitzer Motorsport Offices and Workshop, showed them the original BMW E24 635csi the Team now keeps and owns, plus shared technical specifications and put Alec in touch with the curators of BMW Motorsport Classic to view further examples and scan the Blue Prints of the famous "x-ray parts livery". And he gave Alec and Bruce his blessing to replicate the race car.

But most of all he was a true gentleman...  even with his hectic work/ travel schedule, he would always keep in-touch with Alec and the Ceprnich/ Evolution 2 Motorsport family answering questions and following the build and giving advice for our other race projects.

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Welcome 2019!

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish our loyal customers, friends and family a Happy New Year – may it be a happy and healthy year.

Vehicle Servicing: Our workshop is open and in full swing and ready to service vehicles and assist with any repairs. A reminder, our workshop specializes in:

  • Vehicle Safety Checks/ Vehicle Inspections
  • Oil Changes
  • Major Services
  • Brake Service and Repairs
  • Cooling System Repairs
  • Suspension Repairs, and Shock Absorber replacement
  • To find out our other servicing offerings, click here

Customer Racing: It does look like a busy 2019 for the team. We will be running a fans favorite, the Tony Viana Winfield BMW E30 325i Shadowline at the Passion for Speed Festival at Zwartkops Raceway on the 1st February 2019. Do we hear you ask who will be driving? Well, that is our little secret for the meantime.

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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 Motorsport were approached to restore an existing BMW CSL Batmobile by race car collector Paolo Cavalieri (owner of Pablo Clark). To recap, the team re-shelled all the good bits from this existing 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 ‘Batmobile’ 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 race tracks in the USA, but created they also created more drag: which is great in the corners but slows the vehicle down on 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 owner Paolo to give this race car the iconic Group 3 look, once we had ironed out all the reliability issues.

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