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First Race- 1971 2002- Koepchen Tribute Car


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We had our first race with my recently completed 1971 2002 vintage racer. We built the car from an old SCCA car I had bought some years ago. The car had sat in my shop for 8 years, and I decided it was time to get it back on track. Racecraft in Seattle did the build, and Tinney Performance built the motor.

 

We built the car as a tribute to Peter Keopchen, who was a BMW tuner and privateer racer back in the 1970's. He was fairly successful against the factory backed teams of Alpina and Schnitzer. We liveried it after his 1971 Nurburgring car:

 

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I am VERY pleased with the job done by Racecraft. The car was fast right out of the box, and I was able to lead laps in both of Saturday's qualifying races at the Portland Historics:

 

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If you want to see more, here is a link to my YouTube channel with videos from the 2002 as well as my other vintage BMW racers:

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/NeueKlasseGuy

 

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I havent looked at vids yet...but car looks wonderful.

 

 

I know Racecraft does some hi level race car builds....a la J Healy's cars.....etc..etc!

 

as Marshall said...give us some specs!!!!!

 

Just watched your vids......congrats.....great vintage ride. She is a great looking period race car...I bet they didnt look that good back in the day.

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neueklasseguy: Wish I knew you were makin' the long haul a few weeks ago.

Now I'm stuck with a one year olds birthday party on Saturday and a five year olds on Sunday.

They're friends kids, but still.......

Current weather prediction is "Dry and lower 80's"

have a good time.

Damn!

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