By on June 27, 2011


A BMW has taken the overall win at the Pacific Northworst 24 Hours of LeMons, but it wasn’t yet another dime-a-dozen E30. Nope, the winner this time was the bigger and more dignified E28 5 Series.
An El Camino-ized E28 won the notorious “demolition derby LeMons” at Altamont in ’07, and quite a few E28s have contended for a LeMons win on laps since that time. Finally, a long-overdue E28 victory. Now it’s the E23‘s turn!

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3 Comments on “And the Winner Is…...”


  • avatar
    slow kills

    About ten years ago, the NJBMWCCA had a guy who aced autocross in his e28. I thought it was an anomaly.
    Any idea which engine this had?

    • 0 avatar
      stimpyvan

      They didn’t spend any time in the pits while I was there (so I didn’t get to see), but judging by the sound of the thing, the engine was very strong and very racy.

  • avatar
    Andy D

    I have driven a series of 528e s for 15 yrs. I entertained entering my son’s college beater, a twice totaled 86 in the nearest LeMons I could just trailer it down along with its stablemate, another 86 for parts. Alas, I was too broke and the Grape was too rusty. I was confident, that I could make it last a weekend of roundy- round. The car was no stranger to weekend enduros conducted on interstate highways. The 528e is the commuter version. Keep the timing belt good and they will run fine for 3-400K miles. They could top 100 mph and run at 80 all day with 350K miles on the clock, BTDT I drove my first one 11 yrs and added 200k to the 150 that was on it when I bought it. I maintain the cars in the driveway. They can take a licking crash wise too.


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