Words by: JPS
BMW must be feeling extremely generous on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
The BMW Performance Driving School in partnership with BMW USA Classic is literally offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a few racing enthusiasts in Virginia come November. From Nov. 7-8 those signing up for the BMW Legends of VIR program at Virginia International Raceway driving current BMW M models under the personal instruction of legendary BMW drivers Brian Redman and Bill Auberlen will also get hot laps in the famous 1975 12 Hours of Sebring winning #25 3.0 CSL Batmobile and the 2011 ALMS winning E92 M3 GT, which took 7 podium finishes in its first 10 races.
Redman and the Batmobile? This is truly bucket list stuff. A member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame, his better known victories include the 1974, 1975 and 1976 Formula 5000 Championships, the 1970 Targa Florio (in a Porsche 908) and the Spa-Francorchamps 1000km in 1968-1970 and 1972, as well as the 12 Hours of Sebring twice in 1975 at the wheel of the same #25 BMW CSL he'll be driving in Virginia, and in 1978 with a Porsche 935. In all he participated in 15 World Championship Grands Prix, achieving one podium in the 1968 Spanish Grand Prix, finishing third in a Cooper-BRM behind Graham Hill in a Lotus-Ford and Denny Hulme in a McLaren-Ford. Think you're good enough to ride with him? Get your arse to Virginia and see.
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