PHOTOGRAPHY & WORDS: Tom Horna
As a car guy like most I have my favourite brands and one of them is BMW. I am actually happy to say that BMW is my favourite brand indeed. I grew up around them and understand their mechanics and I certainly appreciate their performance. I also own two modern classic BMW’s and one of them is 635CSi Highline so no wonder that I couldn’t miss the opportunity to take a few quick snaps of the frankly spectacular ‘Luigi UFO’ livered BMW 530i at Goodwood Race Circuit.
The car is an exact replica of the BMW Luigi 530i which raced the European Touring-Car Championships in the 80’s. This extremely perfect replica was raced last year at 74th Members Meeting by Gerhard Berger and his former BMW team-mate Emanuele Pirro in Gerry Marshall Trophy.
The opportunity came up straight after the first testing session in prep for the 75th Members Meeting. I have approached the owner of the car asking if we could take a few photos of the car before it goes into its trailer. They kindly said yes and in no time we were taking photos of this amazing machine.
We only had a few minutes before the sun sets and so we needed to quickly capture the car in the best possible light. The result is below.