Hammond driving the icons: E30 BMW M3
In honour of the new 3 Series, revisit the time Hammond drove one of the finest: the granddaddy M3
Posted: 17 Oct 2011
Using the right tool for the job is more than just sensible advice; it’s a reason for doing the job in the first place. I would happily spend a day welding a combine harvester together or making furniture if I was given the right tools to do it. I’m not saying I’d be any good, but the satisfaction gained from using the right tool to do a job is something I believe to be fundamental to what makes us human. That explains why Jeremy is so bad at it. And it also explains why the M3 is – and always has been – such an obvious choice for anyone wanting to drive quickly. In the same way that you would choose a plane for shaving slices off a piece of wood or a broom for sweeping, anyone doing the sensible thing would take an M3 if headed for a track day or a fast scamper across Europe.
Words: Richard Hammond
Photos: Justin Leighton