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E46 WTCC Cars here in NZ?

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If I understand correctly there were 3 E46 World Touring Cars that came into NZ around 2008 ish - I know one resides here in Dunedin owned by Warren Good but does anyone know where the other couple are & if they're still around? If so, are they raced at all?

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Yeah theyre floating around ... normally race in the Group-A and Historics Touring car classes from time to time.

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Cheers, they'd be a bit too modern for that class, would they not? Historic Touring Car class is for Group A & Super Tourers only as I understand it(?)

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Ones in Albany, other one is Missing...they run in the Heritage touring cars when they are out

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I saw one on Race Cars Direct sometime last year that said it was in New Zealand

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Ones in Albany, other one is Missing...they run in the Heritage touring cars when they are out

missing ,yea something to do with money owing eh ;)

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Cheers, they'd be a bit too modern for that class, would they not? Historic Touring Car class is for Group A & Super Tourers only as I understand it(?)

Well seeing as they are an ex WTCC car and the series for this chassis type doesn't exist I would think it easily fits into the historic category quite easily. They haven't been raced as WTCC for around 10 years.

They seem to race in demo races and I have seen one of them (the green one) run the 1? hour endurance race when we were running team at the event.

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Cars of the E46 era are a bit too modern for our Historic Touring Cars group which favours cars from the Group A and C eras and expands outwards to include invited cars from the FIA Group 2 time line and through to the late 90's BTCC/ETCC era.

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The 2004 one is in Warkworth and the Gas station or Toyota dealership I think? Numbered 10 in white an blue.

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this linky might be useful...

though reading that they're up for sale, reminded me of a herald article last year about BMW NZ in court over race car lease/loan/sale to M Delmont.

I wonder if it's resolved?

They sure look like a great racecar, if you're sufficiently well-heeled.

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Mikes one was sold at auction, this one is in Warkworth Toyota

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^^that is the ex-Mike Delmont car that sold at auction.

It was bought from Turners by the guy Varney who ran it in the BMW series for a year or two, he then swapped it for Hayden Mackenzie's TLX V8

Bottom of the info board it says it's owned by Mackenzie.

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Just stumbled across this yesterday, looks like it is now

this linky might be useful...

though reading that they're up for sale, reminded me of a herald article last year about BMW NZ in court over race car lease/loan/sale to M Delmont.

I wonder if it's resolved?

They sure look like a great racecar, if you're sufficiently well-heeled.

Looks like it is now resolved:

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11627254

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Far from being resolved, just means that appeal has been thrown out of court.

All that's happened is that more court costs have now been added to the Bill...

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the market speaks,how can BMWNZ be accused of anything?

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yep, sadly if one is in this position, one loses all control. like setting sell prices, marketing strategy etc...

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