SPECIAL FEATURE 2009 Nissan GT- R • 1995 BMW M3 • 2013 Mercedes- Benz AMG C63 507
event began to increase and, during the planning stages for the 1998 Targa New Zealand, it became obvious to organizers that a growing number of motoring enthusiasts wanted to participate in the event without having to seriously modify their cars to comply with the ever-more-stringent motor sport safety regulations.
This demand was answered with the Britz New Zealand Targa Supporter’s Tour. In 1998, the inaugural tour attracted 11 entrants — instantly proving itself to be more successful than the previous Targa Tempo category. ( Continued on page 28.)
Mike’s weapon of choice — an E36 3.0-litre Euro-spec M3 — is certainly up to the task of keeping up with the faster tour cars. With its distinctive carbon-fibre bonnet, Mike’s M3 also features a fibreglass boot and rear wing, Bilstein shocks, fully adjustable sway bars, custom road springs, lots of extra chassis-reinforcement plates, upgraded brakes, and a Z3 steering rack. Mike