“Slow in; Slow out.”

In less than three years, the search for a reliable, affordable and safe mode of transportation has mutated into what you see here.

The 6-series led to safety schools. Safety schools led to HPDE’s. HPDE’s led to a 3-series. The 3-series led to SpecE30. SpecE30 led to poverty.

The Scuderia Smith SpecE30 #59 is now a resplendent in Mazda Mariner Blue with twin LeMans Stripes and GT-350-inspired rocker stripes.


Suspension and Brakes
Ireland Engineering Front Strut Brace
Ireland Engineering Rear Brace
Suspension Techniques 22mm front and 19mm adjustable rear swaybars
Ireland Engineering rear swaybar reinforcement
H&R race springs #50404-88
Bilstein Sport struts (B36-2027) and inserts (P36-0335)
Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 15″x7″ wheels with E30 offset (via Bimmerworld)
Toyo RA-1 205/50-ZR15 tires
Bimmerworld bulletnose wheel studs
Hawk HT-10 race pads

Drivetrain and Engine
Ireland Engineering urethane motor and transmission mounts
UUC Evo 3 short-shift kit
2qt Accusump with electric valve
Canton remote oil filter adapter
OEM airbox (I removed the previous owner’s K&N cone)

Safety and Interior
VDO Vision Oil Pressure and Oil Temperature Gauges
VDO XTreme Tachometer and shift light
Spa Design Firefighter AFFF 4L fire extinguishing system
RRT-installed electrical kill switch
Longacre 17″ racing mirror
BMW wide-angle driver’s side mirror
Tekniq Snap-Off steering wheel quick-disconnect
MOMO Mod 80 Race steering wheel
IO-Port camera mount
Recaro Pole Position driver’s seat
Corbeau Forza passenger’s seat
G-Force Pro 6-point camlock harnesses
M&R mesh window net
Custom fabricated 6-point roll-cage by Chris Schimmel
HANS device

BMW color code image