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    Hi,

    First I want to say thanks to all the input that I received from my last thread about buying a racecar. Now I've narrowed it down to wanting to buy an ITS/ITR E36. An E30 if I can't find an E36 I can afford. From what I can tell it will allow me the widest options of classes to run in (SCCA, NASA, BMWCCA) while driving a car I'm familiar with. I am looking for a complete package (i.e. extras, trailer, etc) or at least a ride cheap enough for me to still afford a trailer. I have been looking on Grassroots, IT Forum, Ebay, Autotrader, racing-junk, sportscar mag, and grassroots mag. I don't want to become a BMWCCA member just look at their up to date classifieds. I want a BMW, but I also want to race this season and may have to widen my options if something doesn't come up in time. It seems like a wasted membership if I end up not geting a Bimmer. Anyway, where are some other places to find racecars? I've googled and wound up with poor sites, cars overseas, or big$$.

    Thanks again.

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    Word of mouth is one of the best ways. Does the BWM racing club have a forum you can join without having to pay a fee? If so, do exactly what you just did here. The other great way is to start attending races and talk with people mentioning what you're looking for. Good luck!
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    Mr. Black,

    Rest assured that your assesment is excellent. The BMWs you have identified are outstanding racers with support that is only rivaled by Mazda.

    Go with the E36 - the E30 is done except for NASA or BMWCCA
    BenSpeed
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    Membership in the BMWCR forum requires BMW CCA membership and a BMWCR license. There are other BMW related forums to be found.

    I have an E36 ITS/ITR and an E30 ITA/ITS (or ITB with the 4 cyl motor) available and posted in the classifieds of this forum.
    Ed Tisdale
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    Google race cars & see what shows.

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    The BMW CCA Club Racing site's Classifieds section doesn't require a membership to view.

    http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com/racers/Cla...ad_display.aspx

    You may need to undo some mods if you want to race in ITS/ITR though. For example, many JP cars have had cams swapped. Some cars may also have adjustable rear control arms, etc.

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    mr.black !!!!

    I got what you looking for.I know two front runner ITS E36.

    Call me if you still looking for racecar.
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