1970 BMW 2002 #1671062
Yellow (originally Agave)
Perry Genova (since 1999)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Perry Genova was introduced to BMWs in the 90s by Lance Dunbar, who was building a 2002 for autocross. “I hadn’t been around BMWs much, but I looked at it really carefully—the aesthetics and technical aspects were terrific. It was light, had decent power, good brakes. I wound up buying one as I knew I wanted to race, and I applied for my license in 1998.”
With Genova handling the mechanicals and Dunbar taking care of the fabrication, bodywork, and paint, the two started building and racing 2002s as Skidmark Racing.
Genova’s work is exceptional in its precision. As an example, he used 3D CAD to redesign the engine’s rocker arms, then CNC-machined new parts from aluminum.
As that implies, Genova built this car’s engine with many custom parts, including the camshaft, pistons, connecting rods, and pulleys, plus a pair of Weber 50mm side-draft carburetors and an Electromotive ignition. A five-speed close-ratio transmission delivers power to a Skidmark Racing limited slip differential.
The car rides on coil-over suspension with Bilstein dampers behind Panasport wheels, and it uses disc brakes from an E30
3-series. The 2002 turbo flares are original BMW, while the front air dam is a Skidmark Racing part.