At the Monterey Historics, BMW handed Sam Smith the key (yes, it starts with a key) to its freshly restored 1970 Alpina 2002ti race car. It's a former Alpina works racer that was later campaigned by Vasek Polak in the SCCA 2.5-liter Trans-Am.

Sam's full stint is in the video above. If you fall in love with the car, we understand. If you hate Sam for it, we understand that, too.

A link to a Q&A with Sam about the 2002 is posted below, if you'd like to learn more.