Visual History: DTM
Posted by Rory
I usually like to present these posts in a factual tone, but it’s hard for me to be impartial when talking about [the original] DTM. Nowadays they run silhouette cars – merely skinned to resemble production vehicles [ie NASCAR]. Back then, the M3 you bought at the dealer was basically what these guys ran, and the series spawned a lot of my favorite cars. Seeing pictures of the 190e with all four wheels off the tarmac really rustles my jimmies. Enjoy!
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drewkora says:January 22, 2013 at 8:30 am
Dang, the e30 M3 is one of my all time favorite cars. But, dang, when it’s done right, Merc’s 190E 2.3 16v takes the cake. That is such a HOT car.
Leo Sang says:January 22, 2013 at 11:18 am
My jimmies were rustled… The Alfa 155 was so impressive.
Rory says:January 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm
My sentiments exactly. If they had made a coupe, it’d be my favorite car of all time.
sam_acw says:January 22, 2013 at 9:35 pm
The Astra isn’t from the DTM but from the British touring car Championship at some point in the late 80s. You can see from the sponsor on the number and the fact it’s badged Vauxhall, not Opel.
It’s a pity you missed the Opel Calibra, I know it’s a little later than these but I always thought that it was the best looking car.
Ryan D says:January 22, 2013 at 11:00 pm
Hell yes! Thank you for pointing out the major flaw in most so called “stock” car races! Gimme a stock BMW E series NOW!
patrick says:January 24, 2013 at 8:38 pm
Casper says:January 25, 2013 at 3:12 am
Nit-picking but the ’92 Morris Longhurst “Benson & Hedges” BMW is actually racing in Wellington, New Zealand with ATCC cars in that photo but to be fair it was probably raced in DTM and brought to Australia like their ’93 car – http://www.ten-tenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=98823&page=8 .
brian says:February 4, 2013 at 4:26 pm
I’d like to blow up the 3rd image from the top.
Does anyone know where I can source a 300dpi or print of it?
Rory says:February 4, 2013 at 8:38 pm
You are totally right! Don’t know how that snuck in there, was supposed to be a 190E crashing at Flugplatz :( wordpress is for the birds…
Rory says:February 4, 2013 at 8:40 pm
This one is not from my personal scans, so I’m afraid all I can do is direct to the board where I found it, perhaps someone there can point you in the right direction. Alot of these photos are jpegs of pngs of tiffs of scans for a sport most people don’t pay attention to, so I wish you the best of luck! Sorry!
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Magic says:April 20, 2013 at 1:34 am
The Astra and Mobil BMW are 1989 BTCC cars from the UK…