THE WAY TO GOODWOOD – THE RETURN OF GEORG PLASA’S BMW E36

THE WAY TO GOODWOOD – THE RETURN OF GEORG PLASA’S BMW E36

Posted by Glenn Rowswell on 10th January 2019

KW’s ‘The Way to Goodwood’ is a compelling tale that outlines the return of Georg Plasa’s beautifully engineered Judd-engined BMW E36 to competitive life at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Since Georg’s untimely death in 2011, this iconic car has been owned by Klaus Wohlfarth, the man behind the KW Suspension brand. As the most fitting tribute to his close friend, Klaus has kept Georg’s car exactly as it was originally built.

Wanting to remind the world’s motorsport fan’s of Georg Plasa’s engineering and driving genius, the KW team was delighted to accept an invitation from the Goodwood estate to run the car at this year’s Festival of Speed, surely the most famous and prestigious hillclimb in the world.

The film shows the team’s valiant efforts to prepare the car in just a few scant weeks, their journey to the UK, and of course, the utterly heroic efforts of BMW test driver Jörg Weidinger as he wrestled the raw power of the car throughout that balmy weekend.

Despite not having the time to get any aspects of the car’s traction and ABS systems working, Jörg and the KW technical team were able to remind everyone of what an incredible machine Georg built, beating all of the world’s finest combustion powered cars and drivers to sit on the overall podium as the fastest combustion-powered car of the event. Not bad for an old E36 320!