What's better than watching historic race cars dice at Laguna Seca during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion? Driving one of said cars. That's what R&T editor-in-chief Larry Webster did a couple weekends ago when he strapped himself into the 1979 BMW M1 Procar owned by BMW North America.
As Larry tells it, the directions he was given were simple:
Shift at 8500, but you can carry a few hundred more rpm if needed. Watch the warning lights, one for oil pressure, the other for water temperature. And you’ll need a few laps to warm the massive slicks. There wasn’t much time, just one 20-minute practice session on Thursday before two races on Saturday. They didn’t need to tell me to bring it home unscathed.
Rough gig, eh?