While doing some research for the E30M design I stumbled onto a really cool site that documents European Touring Car racing, starting in the 60’s and working it’s way up to the 90’s. Nestled within that span was the golden age of European touring car racing in the humble opinion of yours truly. BMW 635CSis and M3s, Mercedes 190s, Alfas, Cosworth Fords and on and on. The site is extremely thorough, documenting each race with a brief synopsis, including results, as well as a ton of awesome photos. It’s a really great read if you’re a motorsports history nerd.
Take some time to poke around Touring Car Racing History , there’s enough info on it to keep you busy for a full work week I’d say.
Here are some samples of the machinery waging war in the mid 80’s:
I have a feeling this site will inspire some more 8380 Unbesiegt designs in the near future.