Rocky Mountain Chapter – BMW CCA April 2007
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Rocky Mountain Chapter
Rocky Mountain Chapter Newsletter Volume 32 - Number 4
BMW CCA Ofﬁcers
Merl Volk 303.683.7619
Jim Bartlett 720.468.3225
David Jobusch 970.207.0867
Mark Doran 303.758.4200
MSR Editor/Advertising Manager
Darlene Doran 303.758.4200
Rocky Mountain Line ....................................................................................................... 4
Leslie Jenkins 303.671.6131 Ponderings by the Editor .................................................................................................. 5
email@example.com Believe My Words ........................................................................................................6-7
Mini Korner ............................................................................................................... 8-10
ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER STAFF Motorsport around the World.....................................................................................12-13
Web Master New Member Proﬁle ...................................................................................................... 14
Doug Bartlett 970.226.2364 Rearview Mirror........................................................................................................ 24-25
firstname.lastname@example.org News from National..................................................................................................26-28
The Two-Wheel BMW ................................................................................................ 30-33
Membership Bimmer Bearings .......................................................................................................... 41
Alan Warner 303.333.9387 Welcome ..................................................................................................................... 42
email@example.com RMC Happenings .......................................................................................................... 46
Driving School Chair
Andrew Jordan 303.426.6800
APRIL BUSINESS MEETING
Dan Goodman 720.530.3018 Doug Bartlett’s, 970-226-2364
firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Business Advisor DETAILERS PARADISE TECH SESSION / OPEN HOUSE
Mark Doran 303.758.4200 1745 South Broadway, Denver, Colorado
email@example.com Saturday, April 7, 2007- Details Page 15
President Emeritus ROCKY MOUNTAIN AUTOCROSS POINT SERIES
Dave Walker 303.499.7416 Coors Field - Lot B - Autocross Committee
firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday, April 14, 2007 - Details Page 16
South Central Region BIMMER HAUS PERFORMANCE BRAKE TECH SESSION
Vice President 7233 West 116th Place, Broomﬁeld, CO
Fred Iacino 303.478.8490 Saturday, April 28, 2007 - Details Page 17
***** AAA Colorado ................................................. 27 Edgewater Jewelers ........................................... 4
Chapter Websites A Better Way Realty ........................................ 28 Elan Motorsport .............................................. 28
www.rmcbmwcca.org Absolute Motor Works ..................................... 33 Eurosport Automotive ...................................... 19
Action Line Auto Trim ........................................ 6 Finish Line Car Wash....................................... 38
updates, calendar, photos of past events John Armstrong .............................................. 12 Gebhardt BMW ............................................... 11
Autosport Werks ............................................. 41 Gunbarrel Import Motors ................................. 36
BMW Car Club of America Autoworks Colorado ........................................ 32
http://www.bmwcca.org Mondino Imports ............................................ 40
Bailey Saetveit & Co. ........................................ 6 Murray Motor Imports ....................................... 7
click “join now” become a member Bavarian Autohaus ............................................ 5 Paragon Motorcars .......................................... 37
Bavarian Autosport......................................... IBC
Poudre Sports Car Enterprises .......................... 17
RMC Yahoos Group Bimmer Haus Performance .............................. 13
Ralph Schomp BMW ...................................... IFC
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rmc-bmwcca Bimmers of Denver ......................................... 12
C & D Printing ................................................ 33 Ralph Schomp MINI .......................................... 9
RMC’s email discussion forum CheckPoint Racing .......................................... 29 Specialty Auto ................................................ 36
Co’s BMW Center ........................................... BC Stander’s Collision Works ................................ 23
MSR photos taken by Editor, Colorado Car Care ............................................ 4 US Painting .................................................... 10
Darlene Doran unless otherwise noted. The Complete Garage...................................... 31 Winslow BMW ............................................... IBC
Custom Garage Works ..................................... 39 Wrap Works.................................................... 23
Detailers Paradise ........................................... 27 Joshua D. Wyte, D.D.S. ................................... 15
April www.rmcbmwcca.org 3
rocky mountain line
by Mike Beyer
A new job and an early departure…
very so often, life presents opportunities well with me. Especially as we try to guide the club through
to us that should not be ignored. Such a difﬁcult period where we need to decide how the club sup-
was the case for me recently when the ports the motorsports community and provides those activi-
company I work for offered me a long term ties for our own RMC members in this region.
assignment at our corporate headquarters in But the club is in good hands with Merl Volk taking over
Basel, Switzerland. As you can imagine, this as President. Merl’s experience as past President and her
is not a decision that Denise and I would take passion for the RMC means she has the tools to represent
lightly. There are many things to consider, not the clubs best interests. In addition, there is a good group of
the least of which involves family and friends. But at the end elected and appointed Board members with the same pas-
of the day, we felt it was an opportunity sion and combination of business and
we could not pass up. Besides, the “Every decision has consequences, practical expertise to keep the club
world is a smaller place these days, both positive and negative.” ﬁnancially sound and at the same time
and staying in contact with those close provide activities for everyone to enjoy.
to us is no longer difﬁcult. So, in May we are off to Basel to Furthermore, we are fortunate to have two elected national
start a new chapter in our own book of life. BMW CCA ofﬁcials in our club to provide leadership from a
Every decision has consequences, both positive and neg- national organization perspective. There is a lot to look for-
ative. While we have much to look forward to, there are some ward to in the RMC, and you have this collection of Board
disadvantages as well. I’ve already mentioned the situation members to thank for that.
around family and friends. Another important aspect is that I too, would like to thank each of them for their support
I will leave the Rocky Mountain Chapter as President several and guidance during my time on the Board. Each has their
months before my term is complete. The job as President is own style and strengths which made working with them both
not one that I’ve taken lightly, and leaving early does not sit enjoyable and productive. Thanks to Merl for stepping in, Jim
Bartlett for taking on the position of Vice President and to
Mark and Darlene Doran, who live, breathe and bleed the
BMW Motorsport colors; to Doug Bartlett for his tireless
work on the RMC website and his calm and business-like
approach to difﬁcult subjects; to Dave Jobusch, new to the
Board, but I can tell he’ll be a great addition in the Secretary
Specializing in Premium Products And Accessories
position; to Alan Warner, Leslie Jenkins, Andrew Jordan,
For Your Car and Garage Dan Goodman, and Dave Walker for all of their signiﬁcant
contributions over the years. But most of all, I want to thank
Why drive when The Best Care for your car is a
my lovely wife Denise who has supported me and allowed
mouse click away me the time to spend on my own passion, my love of BMW’s
• Exclusive Online Retailer of Premium Car and the RMC, and for keeping me grounded and connected to
what really is important in life – our family and friends.
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It’s been a great run with the RMC for these past 15 or so
• Auto years. We may be on temporary hold, but we will be back, and
• Boat/RV we’ll look forward to renewing old friendships and starting new
• Motorcycle ones – those things that the RMC is so famous for.
• 100% Satisfaction Guarantee So for now, auf Wiedersehen und Glück… Mike
Castle Rock, Colorado
RMC BMW CCA Member 4/07 3/08
4 MSR April
Ponderings by the Editor
by Darlene Doran
Thanks to all of you! Special Thanks
My genuine appreciation to these members Winslow BMW for sponsoring our Late Spring Perfor-
who wrote articles and took photographs for the mance Drivng School again this year. We really appreciate
April issue of the MSR: Tod Courtney for his you! Autoworks Colorado, Bimmer Haus Performance,
“It’s All Her Fault” article and photos; Jens Ker- Co’s BMW Center, Mondino Imports, Poudre Sports Car
sting for his “New Member Proﬁle” and photo; and Winslow BMW for providing driving school tech inspec-
Heather Martinez for coordinating the “Detail- tions at no charge.
ers Paradise Tech Session and Open House” and her article;
Happy Birthday / Happy Anniversary
Dan Goodman for his “Autocross” article; Jim Flint for coor-
Best wishes to all members who have birthdays
dinating our “Sonic Bimmer Burger Night” and his article;
or anniversaries this month!
Darlene Doran for coordinating two “Street Survival Schools”
this year and her article; Brian Bowden for coordinating the Email addresses in Classiﬁed Advertising!
“Spring Car Control Clinic” and his article; Gary Odehnal All email address will be formatted as indicated (msredi-
and Brian Bowden for coordinating the “RMC Annual Spring tor at rmcbmwcca dot org) as this will make cultivating
Drive” and Their article; Dave Stackhouse and Dee Raisl more difﬁcult.
for coordinating the “Annual CP Concours” and their article; I would like to bring to your attention that if you place a
Andrew Jordan for the “Believe My Words” column; Vaughn classiﬁed advertisement in the MSR, your classiﬁed will auto-
Toland for his “CPO or Bust” article; Bruce Leggett for his matically be placed on the Rocky Mountain Chapter website.
“How Can I Help Out at Driving School” article; and Mike Email addresses will also be included on the website and in
Beyer for his “rocky mountain line.” A BIG thanks to every- the MSR, unless speciﬁcally requested otherwise.
one for helping make such a great newsletter once again!
Thank You Advertisers!!
Thank You and We will Miss You We thank Edgewater Jewelers and Poudre Sports Car
I want to say “thank you” to Mike Beyer for all he has for renewing their ad for another year. Remember to thank our
done for the Rocky Mountain Chapter. You and Denise will be advertisers for their support in helping with the costs of the
missed by all. MotorSport Report. They often give our members discounts
on service, parts, etc. Thank you for sponsoring us in this way!
We appreciate all that you do for the Club!
BMW Continues to have Great News!
Rewards Program Extended
Looking to purchase a new BMW? You’re in luck. BMW
CCA has extended the Rewards Program through December
31, 2007; all vehicles qualify except the Z8. Check it out
in your monthly Roundel or the BMW CCA website at http://
www.bmwcca.org/services/svcfset.shtml The basic guidelines
remain the same – one must be a member in good stand-
ing of the BMW CCA for at least one year continuously
prior to purchasing your vehicle (please do not contact
BMW CCA about back dating memberships, they will not
wavier on this issue), and one must ﬁle the documentation
within 60 days of taking delivery of the vehicle. We have not
received the updated forms yet, but understand that BMW NA
has also included the Z4 in the program. Anyone purchasing
a Z4 after January 1, 2007—and fulﬁlling the other program
requirements—can apply for the rebate.
CO’S – Brian Bowden 970.223.0693
GEBHARDT – Bruce Leggett 303.920.7462
MURRAY – Paul Schultz 303.690.1943
SCHOMP – Darlene Doran 303.758.4200
4/07 WINSLOW – Arnie Coleman 719.598.4133
April www.rmcbmwcca.org 5
Believe My Words
by Andrew Jordan
oe Soap is a ﬁgment of my imagination, He, in no way, a train of following vehicles. The ofﬁcers could enforce the
reﬂects the driving habits of anyone in my family, or law, which says travel in the right lane and pass in the left
anyone in the Rocky Mountain Chapter. He is a slippery lane, but they do not. Can you imagine how many lives could
character. You will see why if you read on. be saved if law enforcement would occasionally put away their
Sometimes Joe is in his “passive aggressive” mood. He radar guns, and spend that time ticketing the slow drivers in
ambles along in the fast lane of a double lane highway at the the fast lane? This is not speculation, this is true!
speed limit. He never varies from that speed, neither up, nor In Europe it’s different. Drivers are taught to drive in the
down. He is well aware of the speed limit for any section of correct lane. A license is a privilege, not a right. Try camp-
road that he might be on. When his passenger cannot bear it ing in the fast lane on the Autobahn and see what happens.
anymore and confronts him about his driving habits, Joe then Domestically it’s so bad that often the “slow” lane is the
replies, “I’m doing the speed limit. Those other drivers are faster lane. I always smile cynically to myself when I see a
breaking the law.” Joe is acting the part of law enforcement. car entering the highway from an on ramp and proceed to cut
This is an extremely dangerous situation. All it takes is a “pro- an acute angle across all the lanes in order to quickly stake
active aggressive driver to approach Joe from their rightful place in the fast lane. Then they
behind. The second driver moves closer and “This is an extremely entrench themselves there, oblivious, some-
closer to Joe’s rear bumper, when Joe continues dangerous situation.” times not, to the needs of other motorists.
to hog the fast lane. Well, we all know what Joe Now let’s take a look at Joe in his most
does then. He brakes hard, so as to warn the tailgater that annoying mood. He makes a safe enough, but a little bit
he means business. The second driver then normally looses cheeky, right turn from a stop sign or a red light. He has three
his composure, passes Joe anyway he can, cuts in front of lanes to choose from, but he always chooses the lane that
Joe and guess what? He brakes hard, very hard. At this stage you are in, even though you are the only car approaching him.
anything could happen. Cars could collide, ﬁngers could be It doesn’t matter which of the three lanes you are traveling in,
waived, and person’s lives could be in danger. that is the lane Joe wants, and that is the lane he takes. As
The passive aggressive driver is a big menace to our you change lanes to pass him, he speeds up, of course. He
highways. For all intensive purposes, they are doing noth- will box you in behind other trafﬁc if he can. Then he slows
ing wrong. But they are. They cause accidents, lots of them. down to match the speed of the other trafﬁc so as to keep
They are the catalysts in numerous road rage incidents. And you boxed in. In most situations this ends up with an unsafe
they invariably get away with it, because the second driver is lane change. Be careful, because you will be at fault and you
assigned the blame. His actions are even more extreme than will get the ticket if your lane change goes bad on you. Joe,
Joe’s. He deserves his ticket. But Joe gets away with it. In fact naturally, is unscathed and continues on his merry way, leav-
situations like this only encourage Joe to continue his selﬁsh, ing you to sort out the mess he caused.
annoying ways. Then there is the Joe Soap who is actually a fairly good
What can the average driver do about it? Not much. driver, but he’s just plain mean. The young, inexperienced
Best solution is just to wait patiently in one of the two driver in the noisy rice burner next to Joe thinks that Joe wants
lanes for a passing opportunity, and then make a safe pass his lane. Joe does not, but he plays along with it, making all
and be on your way. Do not circum to temptation. Leave Joe the right moves for an intended cheeky lane change in front
alone. If you react to him, then you will invariably ﬁnd yourself of the youngster. Then an opportunity arises. Joe notices that
on the wrong side of the law, and that will only exasperate the cars in the adjacent lane are slowing down because he
your frustration. sees brake lights a few cars ahead. His lane continues to
What does Colorado law enforcement do about passive move at the same speed. So he puts his indicator on and
aggressive drivers? Not much. starts to move over, as if to change lanes. The driver in the
I have never seen an ofﬁcer pull over the leading car from rice burner will have nothing to do with that, and closes the
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Believe My Words
gap – just as the trafﬁc ahead of him is slowing. Joe aborts You should not take the Joe Soap aggression pill if:
his lane change at the very last moment and eagerly waits • You consume alcohol
for the thud of a suckered driver creaming the car in front • You are a bad tempered driver to begin with
of him—perhaps, perhaps not. Either way it gets the other • You have never been to a BMW driving school
driver’s adrenaline going. Joe smirks inwardly and proceeds • You drive a car that is worth more than $2000.00
down the road. • You are legally blind, or you can not ﬁnd your glasses, and
Now for the antidote. • Even the family dog refuses to drive with you.
If you suffer from a STD, that is Slow Timid Driving, and
you lack conﬁdence, then you should try the Joe Soap aggres-
sion pill. You will immediately: The Rocky Mountain Chapter
• Start driving faster is talkin’ online!
• Change lanes more frequently Join the RMC email discussion forum. You’ll be in touch
• Arrive home much earlier than expected (please warn your with more than three hundred of your closest Bimmerphile
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MINI all the way: special illumination
in your favourite color within the interior
New ambient illumina-
tion creates particular style
and ﬂair within the interior
of the new MINI. Acting as
discreet “waterfall illumina-
tion” from above and as
indirect illumination of the
roof lining, door panels and
door handle recesses, this
ambient illumination gives
the interior of the car a truly
unique atmosphere. And
again in typical MINI style,
the color of the light may be changed at any time in ﬁve
Features and Equipment - Premium in the Compact
stages from warm orange to sporting blue, depending on the
Class driver’s and passengers’ personal mood and preference.
Apart from various levels of standard equipment depend- Adding color is also the name of the game with optional
ing on the model, the range of optionally available equipment Color Line allowing very individual and personal styling and
features includes everything from Chromeline on the body to ﬂair in the cockpit of the new MINI. Color highlights on the
advanced entertainment and navigation systems as well as lower elements of the dashboard extend attractively all the
top-class leather seats all the way to a sports suspension and way to the door panels, allowing a particularly appealing and
special light-alloy wheels. effective combination with the trim materials offered.
Color Line is available in the ﬁve color schemes Dark
Grey, Cream White, Paciﬁc Blue, Rooster Red, and Mellow
Yellow. The trim surfaces, in turn, come not only in the stan-
dard conﬁgurations, but also with a choice of four exclusive
variants: glossy black piano paint, dark brown grain oakwood,
brushed aluminium and an extra-ﬁne gloss surface shining
resembling liquid metal at ﬁrst sight. The authentic premium
character of the new MINI is also borne out by the use of
natural wood and massive aluminium, and as a further option
a fully closing storage box or a CD changer may be integrated
in the trim surface on the front passenger’s side.
ment and navigation systems
Hand-sewn leather for that unique touch of class also underline the high stan-
In creating the interior of the MINI, the designers have dard of the new MINI. The
given particular attention to all the details and reﬁnements 6.5-inch TFT color display
a car of this caliber deserves. Hence, the customer has all featured with the optional
kinds of options in personalizing the new MINI. A navigation sys-
set of 16 chrome surrounds for the air vents, cup
“…designers have tem is housed
holders and instruments – for example, serves to given particular within the cen-
make the interior even more elegant and sophis- attention to all the ter speedome-
ticated. ter, where again
details …” the design-
Moving on to the leather upholstery, the cus-
tomer has the choice of Punch leather in Carbon Black and ers of the new MINI prove
Gravity leather in Tuscan Beige. Lounge leather seats ﬁnished their imaginativeness and
in classical hand-sewn style and available in two color vari- sense of surprising details:
ants as an option ensure the touch of class the new MINI The corners on the monitor
obviously owes to its British heritage. Indeed, these exclusive have been rounded off and
seats combine the traditional values of the brand with the thus adjusted to the circular
most advanced design language, with this exclusive piped shape of the center speedometer.
leather being hand-sewn for a perfect feeling of quality and TFT monitor technology offers the big advantage that the
ﬂair appealing to virtually all your senses. display remains easy-to-read and free of dazzle even in bright
8 MSR April
sunlight, especially as display brightness may be controlled per, chrome surrounds on the positioning lights and foglamps
individually according to the driver’s personal wishes. as well as the rear fog warning light (MINI Cooper) and,
In the dark, background illumination ensures optimum respectively, the air outlet in the rear air dam (MINI Cooper S)
clarity and readability. And the presentation of navigation as well as the handle on the rear lid (MINI Cooper S).
graphics also reﬂects the individual style of the new MINI in The aﬁcionado seeking to really highlight the sporting
both its conﬁguration and color scheme. character of his or her MINI, also has the choice of a sports
The navigation and audio system comes complete with suspension with stiffer springs, dampers and anti-roll bars on
a CD player positioned above the removable control panel both the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S. And to provide the
housing the actual drive system for the navigation DVD. A joy- ﬁnal touch, the sports suspension may be supplemented by
stick control unit on the center console developed especially 16-inch or, respectively, 17-inch wheels in various designs.
for the new MINI enables the driver to easily and conveniently
Accessories - Unique Features for the Individualist
call up the functions presented in the Display. The Navigation,
Supplementing the car’s standard equipment as well as
Communication, Entertainment and Set-Up functions are all
the options offered by the factory, the new MINI may be fur-
presented directly on the display itself, requiring the driver to
ther personalized from a wide range of Genuine MINI Acces-
merely move the joystick to the function required. Then, by
sories. All of these items provide a perfect match for the new
inclining, turning and pressing the joystick,
MINI and naturally fulﬁll the high quality and
the driver is able to call up, say, an address “The joystick also enables
safety standards of the BMW Group.
or a point of interest saved within the sys-
tem as his destination. the driver to directly select Sporting highlights from John Cooper
The joystick also enables the driver to a destination …” Works Tuning
directly select a destination on the map Featuring outstanding components from
presented in the Display. All the driver has to do in this case John Cooper Works, the new MINI once again offers classic
is move a cursor on the map by means of the joystick to the motorsport technology on the road. The wide range of Works
destination chosen and conﬁrm his entry by pressing the Accessories named after the legendary MINI tuner comprises
joystick. continued next page
External music systems such as an MP3 player are easy
to connect to the audio system in the new MINI, allowing the
driver and passengers to enjoy their personal music archives
in the MINI at any time. And an AUX connection provided as
standard offers the further opportunity to play back music
from an MP3 player via the car’s audio system. An adapter
for an Apple iPod is furthermore available as an accessory,
ensuring convenient and easy control of the player at any time
via the MINI’s entertainment system.
Chrome surrounds and 17-inch light-alloy rims
setting additional highlights
Both the MINI Cooper and the MINI Cooper S may be
highlighted in particular style by optionally available Chrome-
line comprising chrome-plated surrounds on the instruments
and a cross bracket for the lower air intake on the MINI Coo-
April www.rmcbmwcca.org 9
enhancements such as cross- iPod interface, illuminated door entry strips
drilled brake discs measur- Portable music recorders are becoming increasingly
ing 11.57” in diameter on signiﬁcant in our day and age. The new MINI supports this
the front wheels of the MINI trend by offering an interface to integrate the digital iPod
Cooper S. To match these cult player from Apple into the car’s sophisticated radio and
larger brakes, John Cooper navigation systems. The MP3 unit is controlled either via the
Works offers 18-inch double- MINI joystick, the multifunction steering wheel or the radio
spoke light-alloy wheels, the buttons, while the interface itself is accommodated in the
largest wheels approved for glove compartment.
MINI (7J x 18), running on
205/40/18 low-proﬁle tires
(and featuring runﬂat tech-
nology as an option). Another
highlight offered by John Coo-
per Works is a roof spoiler with a carbon surface approved for
both the MINI Cooper S and MINI Cooper.
“…18-inch double-spoke light-alloy wheels,
the largest wheels approved for MINI…”
An alternative option is the single-piece roof spoiler
ﬁnished on request in body color. Both roof spoilers can be
supplemented by the Aerodynamics Package from the MINI’s
accessories range that comes with front and rear air dams as
well as side sills. Made of high-class plastic, the components
in the Aerodynamics Package may also be painted, giving
the new MINI a particularly youthful and sporting look further
enhanced by 17-inch light-alloy wheels in multi-spoke design.
And to provide the ﬁnal touch, the 7J x 17 multi-spoke cast
wheels approved for both the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper
S come on wide 205/45/17 tires. Useful features for everyday motoring
Roof graphics and exterior components made of To protect the interior of the new MINI from exceptionally
carbon-ﬁbre heavy use, the wide range of Genuine MINI Accessories include
By tradition, special roof graphics and mirror caps play high-class textile footmats, as well as a number of components
a particularly important role raising the functionality of the new MINI to an even higher
in customising the MINI. standard. Apart from an aluminium rear rack for bicycles, skis
So now, launching the new or snowboards, these components include a basic roof carrier
MINI, the already very popu- system (compatible with ski and bicycle holders as well as roof
lar Union Jack and Che- boxes), theft-security bolts for the car’s light-alloy wheels, and
quered Flag motives are additional high-beam headlights combining the most advanced
being supplemented other clear glass technology with a truly traditional look reminiscent
new roof graphics such as of the additional headlights on the Mini Cooper, three time win-
a graphic with the letters ner of the Monte Carlo Rally.
Mirror caps and door
handle trim with the Union
Jack and Chequered Flag
motives clearly highlight the
British heritage and sport-
ing DNA of the MINI. And to
add to this particular char-
acter, the new MINI is also
available with attractive exterior components from the John
Cooper Works Tuning Range made by hand from carbon-ﬁbre-
reinforced plastic. These include panels made of this very
special high-tech Formula 1 material for the front air scoop,
the exterior mirrors, and the grab handle on the tailgate. 10/07
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Motorsports Around The World
New Home for Panoz Factory Effort In 2007
anta has delivered Panoz fans a unique gift for 2007 Multimatic’s unique DSSV dampers will again be used.
with the announcement today that three of the biggest The state-of-the-art damping technology enjoyed another
names in North American sportscar racing – Panoz, highly successful season in 2006 – winning the GT2 class in
Multimatic and Team PTG – will jointly launch an assault on the ALMS and the FIA GT Championship, the P2 class in the
the 2007 American Le Mans Series. European-based Le Mans Series and taking top honors in the
Virginia-based Team PTG Champ Car World Series for
will take over the day-to-day “Our team is extremely excited at this the third year in succession.
running of the two-car entry in opportunity and we look forward to challenging “The competition in GT2 is
the American Le Mans Series strong for the GT2 championship.” becoming extremely ﬁerce and
with Multimatic continuing to despite the Esperante winning
provide engineering support from its Toronto base. both the Twelve Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le
PTG drivers Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand will drive one of Mans in 2006 we believe the pooling of the resources of PTG,
the two entries in 2007 with 2006 Le Mans 24 Hour GT2 win- Multimatic and Panoz will provide us with our best chance of
ner Tom Kimber-Smith joining the driver line-up for the Mobil success in 2007,” PTG owner, Tom Milner said.
1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. “Our team is extremely excited at this opportunity and we
Drivers for the second PTG Panoz entry are yet to be look forward to challenging strong for the GT2 championship.”
determined. In the past 11 years, Team PTG has won a total of 53
Auberlen is no stranger to the Panoz marque, having races in both sprint and endurance racing events and has won
driven for Panoz Motorsport aboard the Esperante in 2005 14 North American sports car championships including four
and the LMP1 prototype car in 2002. manufacturer’s titles.
PTG will continue its long and successful association with Some of the biggest names in world motorsport have
Yokohama and PFC Brakes with the new Panoz program while competed for the team including Hans Stuck, Dieter Quester,
Elan Power Products will continue to provide horsepower for Al Unser Jr, Bobby Rahal, Arie Luyendyk, Paul Newman and
the campaign. Boris Said. The Panoz Esperante is a high performance hand
crafted limited production sports car manufactured in Brasel-
ton, Georgia by Panoz Auto Development Company (PADC).
The racing version of the car, known as the GTLM, has
been developed for FIA/ACO GT2 competition by EMT with
chassis engineering and manufacturing support from Multi-
matic. The car is available to customers through EMT and, in
addition to the factory ALMS effort, will again be campaigned
by Team LNT in Europe.
Multimatic has provided extensive support to the Panoz
factory program over the past ﬁve years, including running the
race team from its Toronto base in 2006.
Multimatic’s motorsport engineering expertise is in high
demand across the globe with customers competing in For-
mula 1, GP2, World Rally Championship, Champ Car World
Series, IRL IndyCar Championship, American Le Mans Series,
FIA GT Championship, World Touring Car Championship, Le
Mans Series, Australian V8 Supercar Championship, British
Touring Car Championship, British Formula 3 Championship
and Champ Car Atlantic Championship.
12 MSR April
Motorsports Around The World
Interesting facts surrounding the BMW Sauber F1 Team
he kick-off of the • For ﬂyaway Grand Prix, the team transports around 32
2007 Formula tons of air freight. This includes four chassis (three plus
One World Cham- one spare), six engines, three to ﬁve sets of spare parts,
pionship is drawing wheel rims, tools, computers, radio sets, headphones and
ever closer. Here, pit garage equipment. Everything is packed onto three
we have assembled ten-foot pallets and four vast packing containers known as
a collection of excit- “igloos”.
ing facts and ﬁgures • The transport ﬂeet for the European Grand Prix comprises
surrounding the BMW ﬁve trucks from Hinwil and one engine truck from Munich.
Sauber F1 Team. • Seven trucks transport the team’s hospitality facilities, four
• The 2007 Formula One calendar has 17 Grand Prixs lined of them constituting an integral part of the smart construc-
up. The last time the same number of races was staged tion.
was in 2002. The record is held by the 2005 season with • Average food consumption per GP weekend in 2006
19 GPs. amounted to 120 kilos of meat, 70 kilos of ﬁsh, 60 kilos of
• For the ﬁrst time since 1975, there is no country hosting pasta and 1,600 bread rolls • among other items.
two GPs. • On a GP weekend, a team consumes up to 1,200 liters
• On a Grand Prix weekend the entire crew, including the of fuel, 60 to 80 liters of engine oil and up to 30 liters of
logistics, marketing, press and catering staff, is around 80- transmission oil.
strong. • On average, a Formula One driver sheds two kilograms in
• When the takeover was announced in summer 2005, the weight per Grand Prix.
workforce in Hinwil numbered 275. By the end of 2006 this • The cockpit temperature averages 50°C.
had risen to 400 and is scheduled to reach 430 at the end In the future we will bring you some more facts from the
of 2007. Staff numbers in Munich remain unchanged at fascinating world of Formula One.
just under 300.
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April www.rmcbmwcca.org 13
New Member Proﬁle
Name: Jens Kersting
Make of BMW: 325i, M3 Modiﬁed
How many BMWs you have owned, past and present: 4
Event you would most like to participate in: Any
What do you enjoy most about your car: Solid, ﬁrm and powerful
Hobbies other than your BMW: Weightlifting and outside activities
Your ﬁrst memory of a BMW: Got my engineering degree from BMW
Things you need to know about Jens: His generosity and commitment to BMW has earned
him the name of “The Pied Piper of the E23 Brigades”. Satch Carlson’s article in the June 2003
Roundel shares with us why we are so lucky to have Jens join us as our newest RMC BMW CCA
14 MSR April
Annual Detailing Tech Session & Open House
by Heather Martinez, Coordinator
etailers Paradise is pleased to invite the Rocky Moun-
tain BMW Club to a Detailing Tech Session and Open
House on Saturday, April 7, 2007 from 10:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m. This fun and educational event will be held at
our retail store and training center at 1745 South Broadway
in Denver (located just a few blocks north of Evans and just
1 mile south of I-25).
The Detailing Tech Session will focus on paint care and
machine polishing. It will begin promptly at 10:15 AM and
will be 95% hands-on. Learn about the pros and cons of the
super-soft BMW paint and how to take proper care of it. We
will also be available throughout the entire event to help you
ﬁnd solutions to your toughest detailing problems…. paint
imperfections, leather conditioning, convertible top care, tire
& wheel cleaning, metal polishing and more.
We will offer special sale prices on several popular run constantly in the entertainment area of our store for your
products and tools, including a BMW CCA member-only viewing enjoyment. Have a DVD you’d like to share with the
discount on select Piloti driving shoes! (www.piloti.co - for
www.piloti.com club? Bring it along and we’ll play it too. Free and safe park-
more info on Piloti driving shoes). Food and beverages will ing is always available in our large parking lot. Please join us
be available for Club members throughout the day. Stop by for this fun event!
to learn, shop, and socialize! Racing and other car DVDs will For more information and/or to register for the Detailing
Tech Session, please contact Heather Martinez at 303-722-
5107 or at email@example.com.
Pre-registration is requested for the tech session por-
YOUR SMILE IS tion of the event. We look forward to seeing you there!
Friendly and attentive services
� Fillings / Crowns
Academy of General Dentistry Member FIRST EVER!
BMW CCA member CALENDARS FOR CHARITY
Rocky Mountain Chapter BMW CCA Calendars
Joshua D. Wyte, D.D.S. 19-month full color 11x17” calendars June 2006 through
December 2007, includes stunning photos of members
New Location coming BMWs and events scheduled. Limited quantities avail-
able for $12.00 each. All proﬁts will be donated to char-
June 2007 ity. Order on line at www.rmcbmwcca.org or mail your
$12.00 check for each calendar you wish to purchase
Cherry Creek / DTC Area to Darlene Doran, 1777 South Harrison Street, Suite 70,
12/07 Denver, Colorado 80210.
April www.rmcbmwcca.org 15
Annual RMC Spring Drive/Lunch
Gary Odehnal & Brian Bowden, Coordinators
K, this is the annual spring event we have all been
waiting for. That’s right; it’s our Annual Spring Drive,
Saturday, May 12, 2007. Dust off your M3, vintage
2002 or any other form of Bavarian iron and let’s get out on
the kind of roads all that expensive machinery was designed
for. As promised, this will be another tour with lots of grins and
great Northern Colorado Beauty. Plan on spending the entire
day away from home. Your return to Denver should be before
5pm, weather and machinery permitting.
Rocky Mountain Chapter BMW CCA This drive is exactly the same route we have enjoyed on
2007 Autocross Series other Northern Colorado Spring drives but I never get tired of
it. To my knowledge nobody has ever complained about the
he 2007 Autocross Points Series kicks off this April at
open roads or varied and outstanding mountain beauty of
the Coors Field east parking lot B. 2007 will sure to be
the North Park area. The tour will begin with a trip to Laramie
another great year for RMC BMW CCA Autocrossing and Wyoming, and continue South to Walden for Lunch and a
this is a great opportunity to come out and experience your Buffet feast at the World Famous “River Rock Café” in Beau-
BMW at its limits. Don’t feel like you must participate from tiful downtown Walden. The River Rock is known for its great
the beginning of the season or in all events – help and advice eats and the massive hand-hewn logs in its rustic interior,
are always available at any event. it’s a Northern Colorado favorite. Then it’s back on the Road
Autocross events are open to all BMW CCA members. to Rand Colorado on Highway 125, my “personal favorite”
Beginners, convertibles and roadsters are welcome. See Colorado road. This little jewel of asphalt is a Bimmer Driver’s
our website for sign up, car classiﬁcation, and season num- dream come true. Think long sweeping turns, high mountain
ber information at http://www.rmcbmwcca.org/autocross.htm forest and open meadows with snow capped peaks highlight
Plan to arrive prior to 7:30 a.m. to ensure adequate time for this outstanding mountain route over Willow Creek Pass. After
registration and tech inspection. coming back down to earth at Highway 40 we turn back east
DETAILS… and on to Winter Park for a quick stop at the local Safeway
and some afternoon Ice Cream treats. I can’t decide if I’m in
Dates: Saturday, April 14 and May 5. for the drive or all the Good Food! Come for both and you will
Location: Coors Field – east parking lots – 2001 Blake be impressed by all the above and the wonderful spring scen-
Street, Lot B, Denver, Colorado ery and open roads that have made this ride a club favorite.
Directions: From I-25 North or South, take exit #212 20th
Street (eastbound) or Park Avenue exit 213 (eastbound).
1 Block east of Coors Field is Market Street. Make a left
(northeast) on Market Street. Stay on Market Street (which
becomes Walnut Street) until you get to 27th Street. Make
another left on 27th Street and enter “Lot B”. This is the ONLY
entrance you can use to the event.
Cost: $49.00 per driver (CCA members) – includes lunch.
Additional lunches for $8.00
Schedule: Plan to arrive prior to 7:30 AM to ensure adequate
time for registration and tech inspection. “…this will be another tour with lots
6:00 AM Gates open.
7:00-8:30 AM Check-in/tech inspection & rookie walk of grins…”
(Check-in closes 8:30 Sharp). So clear the board of “Honey Dews” because you really
9:00 AM Driver’s meeting. don’t want to miss this drive. The drive will start at the New
9:30 AM First car off!!! Co’s BMW Center in Loveland. That’s right off I-25 for all of
you who have not been there yet. The Denver group will be
For additional information please feel free to give us a call at
gathering at the RTD Park and Ride lot on 120th Avenue at
303-979-8030. Please come prepared with your own drink-
8:45am. We “lucky” Northern Colorado Homeboys will be
ing water, plenty of sunscreen and prepared for any weather.
meeting the Denver contingent at 10am, sharp at Co’s BMW
Autocross Registration: Center. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to
You may signup on the web at http://www.rmcbmwcca. be the Denver brigade commander call me at 970-219-9821
org/autocross.htm to secure your seat now.
org/autocross.htm, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
16 MSR April
You WON’T Want To Miss This Bimmer Haus Performance
Brake Tech Session
n Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bimmer
Haus Performance in Broomﬁeld will open their doors
presents a to driving enthusiasts who want to learn more about
BBQ and Show n’ Shine proper brake maintenance and get their cars ready for the
rigors of track use.
for the Rocky Mountain Chapter Quarterly Bimmer Haus
technicians will give
General Membership Get Together instructions on chang-
Saturday, June 23, 2007 ing pads and rotors as
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM well as brake systems
blushing and bleed-
et your car cleaned up and bring out for display (no ing. Then participants
judging just looking) at Co’s BMW Center.This BBQ tackle their own brake
and Show n’ Shine, Saturday, June 23, 2007 is the system maintenance
Rocky Mountain Chapter‘s second quarterly general mem- supervised by the
bership get-together. Join us for great fun, camaraderie and Bimmer Haus staff.
a complimentary BBQ.Co’s BMW Center – 4150 Byrd Drive,
Co’s Registration is free, but space is limited so call (720-
Loveland, Colorado 866-890-6947. 566-0521) or email (BrakeTech@BimmerHaus.com) early
Directions http://www.cosbmw.com/ou/loveland-bmw/ to guarantee your spot. Priority will be given to Spring Driving
console.do?page=a_hours School participants and those who have not attended a free
Get your reservation in now - PLEASE RSVP to Darlene Brake Tech Session at Bimmer Haus before.
Doran 303-758-4200 or email@example.com
Your Northern Connection for BMW Performance
5806 S. College Ave. (970)229-0990
Fort Collins CO www.poudresportscar.com
At Poudre Sports Car, we have been providing sales and service of ﬁne European
automobiles to Northern Colorado since 1972, meeting our customers service needs
from scheduled maintenance to complete engine overhauls.
10% Discount to CCA members
April www.rmcbmwcca.org 17
by Darlene Doran, Coordinator
Want to Make Your Teen a Safer, Smarter Driver?
Give Them Street Survival™ Skills!
Street Survival™ Program Guide
The goals of the Street Survival program are to teach
students some of the basics of car control, to enhance their
enjoyment of driving and to improve their competence as driv-
ers. We want the students to understand how their actions
govern a car’s responses, and as a result to become safer,
more effective drivers on the road.
The students will become more observant of the trafﬁc
situation they ﬁnd themselves in. They will learn to look far
enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers.
As the students master the application of physics to drive their
cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. “…to enhance their enjoyment of driving and
They will understand why they should always wear their own to improve their competence as drivers.”
seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers
wear seatbelts, too.
Students will learn how to properly use their own cars Where: Arapahoe Park Racetrack, 26000 East Quincy
based on the physics of car control. They will learn how their Avenue, Aurora, CO (1.9 miles east of E-470 on Quincy).
cars feel and sound just before and as they exceed the limits http://www.wembleyco.com/arapahoe_park.shtml
of tire adhesion in a controlled situation, helping them to When: Saturday, May 19, 2007 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
avoid accidents in actual everyday driving situations where
they might experience problems. Cost: $60.00 includes event
During the event, fee, lunch, and a one-year
students will maneu- membership to the BMW Car
ver their cars through Club.
exercises laid out using Register: www.streetsurvival.
orange trafﬁc safety org or call 1.877.BMW.CC02
cones in a closed park- for more information.
ing lot. They will expe- Why:
rience each exercise • According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 36.4%
element several times, of all teen accidents are alcohol-related. Street Survival’s
in order to learn from their mistakes and to improve their mission is to reduce the other 63.6% of teen accidents
skills. A trained driving coach will accompany each driver caused by driver error.
to provide real-time feedback while performing maneuvers. • Street Survival™ goes beyond drivers ed to teach teens to
There is no stopwatch, nor head-to-head competition with avoid accidents before they happen.
other cars. The students are here to improve their skills, not • Street Survival™ is a unique hands-on driving experience
to compare themselves with someone else. that puts each student behind the wheel of his or her car
The exercise elements are laid out in advance by the with a trained instructor one-on-one, all day.
event chairman and are designed to be fun, safe, challeng- • The instruction takes place on a closed, wet-down parking
ing and educational. Each element will teach the students a lot, so teens can experience emergency driving situations
speciﬁc skill or group of skills. in a controlled environment. We teach skid control, ABS
Safety is our prime concern. braking, accident avoidance, and emergency lane changes
What: Street Survival is a safe teen driving and car control among many other good driving skills and habits.
program for drivers 16 to 19- years old. Older students are Parents are welcome to watch – or even better, to help
welcome too! run the event!
Who: Presented by the BMW Car Club of America (BMW CCA) Further information, and registration for both students
Foundation, a 501c (3) public charitable Foundation, in part- and volunteers, will be online at http://www.rmcbmwcca.org
nership with the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the BMW CCA. (look for the Street Survival logo). This event will be publicized
You don’t have to be a member or own a BMW. However, and open to non-Club members also. Since we can handle
all students must have a valid driver’s license and/or valid only forty students, keep an eye on the website and sign up
driver’s permit. Sorry, no exceptions. as soon as possible.
18 MSR April
Sonic Bimmer Burger Night
by Jim Flint, Coordinator
hat is a BBN you may ask? It’s an informal get together
to share food, car talk and camaraderie. When Bim-
merphiles converge, the evening is special indeed.
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2007
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Who: Any and all BMW enthusiasts (including non-BMW CCA Car Control Clinic
members, vegetarians and meat-lovers alike) Sunday, May 20, 2007
Where: Golden Sonic Drive-In he Rocky Mountain Chapter is having a Car Control
17191 South Golden Road Clinic Sunday, May 20th, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at
Golden, CO 80401-2857 Arapahoe Park Racetrack, 26000 East Quincy Avenue,
303-279-2859 Aurora, CO (1.9 miles east of E-470 on Quincy)
As a promotion, Sonic is offering us a dinner special for our http://www.wembleyco.com/arapahoe_park.shtml
event, which makes the evening very inexpensive. When you If you are planning to drive in the Rocky Mountain
order, identify yourself as being with the BMW CCA, which will Chapter Late Spring Performance Driving School, and
qualify you for one of the following special meals, at the prices this would be your ﬁrst driving school, this is a highly rec-
shown: Hamburger, regular fries/tots, & regular drink - $2.99; ommended event and is included in your driving school
Cheeseburger, regular fries/tots, & regular drink -$3.49 registration fee.
If you know of Bimmerphiles who don’t receive the MSR “…will be your FIRST driving school,
and are not signed up on the Yahoo Groups site, please invite
them! the CCC is a highly recommended…”
Clinic exercises are designed to familiarize students with
the handling and braking fundamentals of their cars. Exercises
planned include slalom, braking and skid pad. Anyone with a
valid driver’s license is invited to attend the Car Control Clinic,
even if you don’t want to attend Driving School. A helmet is
not required. Convertible drivers are welcome!
If you are registering for the Car Control Clinic only, the
cost is $40 for members; $85 per driver for non-members
(includes a 1-year membership to BMW CCA). Walk-ups will
NO longer be permitted. All registration and payments will
be done online at: www.rmcbmwcca.org Click on the RMC
BMW CCA Car Control Link to register and review the impor-
tant details on waivers, location, etc.
Registration for the Car Control Clinic will open Sun-
day, April 1, 2007 at noon and will close May 12 at
Time is Running OUT! 6:00 p.m. on the Rocky Mountain Chapter website: www.
rmcbmwcca.org Click on Rocky Mountain Chapter Car
New Helmets For 2007 Control Clinic Questions can be emailed to Brian Bowden
nyone who has been using a Snell 1995 rated helmet
will need a new helmet for 2007. The newest Snell
rated helmet is 2005. All helmets are inspected, so
Snell 2000 or 2005 rated helmets will be acceptable. This
would be a great gift for your special someone. 6/07
April www.rmcbmwcca.org 19
Rocky Mountain Chapter BMW CCA
Late Spring Performance Driving School 2007
Sponsored by Winslow BMW
he Rocky Mountain Chapter BMW CCA is pleased to invite After the school is over on Saturday, June 16th, we will
you to attend the Late Spring Performance Driving have a Dinner Buffet at the track for Driving School partici-
School sponsored by Winslow BMW (www.winslowbmw. pants, instructors and workers, as well as all other Chapter
com) at Pueblo Motorsports Park, on Saturday, June 16th members. The cost will be $15 per person. All registration
and Sunday, June 17th, 2007. Pueblo Motorsports Park is www.rmcbmwcca.org.
will be done online at www.rmcbmwcca.org Click on the RMC
an excellent track for teaching. It is safe and demanding, yet BMW Late Spring Driving School link. DINNER ONLY reserva-
fun and visible from the grandstand. tions will be done online also (more details page 42).
Our purpose is to give you the opportunity to drive your While there will be mostly BMWs at the track, other
car at speed and to experience makes are welcome. If you’re
more of the potential of the considering something other
unique combination of car and Come and Help Out than a coupe or sedan, please
driver. Our High Performance Volunteers really make a difference! call the Driving School Coordi-
Driving Schools are real schools nator—sorry, but NO convert-
for anyone 18 or over (with n event like this takes a lot of volunteer effort to ibles, cars with removable
a valid driver’s license). You put on. If you, a member of your family, or a friend tops, trucks, pickups, vans
will alternate between class- would be interested in volunteering, please send or SUVs other than the BMW
room sessions and time on an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org We need X5/X3 or Porsche Cayenne
the track with your instructor. corner workers, pit & grid, runners, gate workers and are permitted at the Driving
Safety, learning and fun are more. Driving school students are particularly encouraged School.
our priorities—and that is the to volunteer on a day they are not in school. It provides A technical inspection
order, safety ﬁrst—but you will a very different perspective and really completes the is required of all cars, and
have fun. experience. must be completed prior to the
A Car Control Clinic will be school. This will verify the safe
held on May 20th at Arapahoe Park. If this is your ﬁrst driving condition of your vehicle, especially the parts that will be criti-
school, it’s highly recommended you attend, and the cost is cal for an event like this. Tech inspection forms can be down-
included with your driving school registration fee. This loaded from the Chapter web site. All safety equipment will be
provides braking, slalom and skid-pad exercises that are excel- checked: tires, brakes, brake ﬂuid, battery hold-downs, seat
lent preparation for the school. It also provides good training belts and more. If there is any doubt about the condition of
even if you can only attend the Car Control Clinic. If you’ve your equipment, have it replaced (new tires are not required or
been to one or ten driving schools, it’s still a great warm-up, necessarily recommended). The inspection can be completed
and particularly informative if the car is new to you. by your mechanic (expect a charge). There will be several
RMC BMW CCA RMC BMW CCA
Late Spring Driving School Late Spring Driving School
Tech Inspection Tech Inspection
Colorado Springs Area Colorado Springs Area
There will be no cost for the inspection There will be no cost for the inspection
Please email in advance to reserve time, or call Please email in advance to reserve time, or call
Tim Roghair Steve Calhoun
Winslow BMW Mondino Imports
730 North Circle Drive 305 Juanita Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909 Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 MSR April
FREE technical inspections courtesy of Winslow BMW, Co’s 1st
Clinic ONLY registration will open April 1 at noon and
BMW Center, Poudre Sports Car, Bimmer Haus, Mondino 12th
close May 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Imports and Autoworks Colorado (see individual inserts for On May 9th, you will receive an email letting you know
details). DO NOT PUT THIS OFF! Be sure to give yourself time your CCC time slot.
in case something is found that must be ﬁxed. Cancellations received after May 12th will be refunded
Hotels nearest the track are located just off of I-25 along $25 VIA CHECK. Call or email the registrar to cancel.
Hwy 50. We have contacted Days Inn Pueblo at 4201 N.
Driving School Information
Elizabeth, Pueblo, Colorado for a BMW Club discount. For res-
Cost/Registration: Cost is $175 per driver per day for BMW
ervations call 1-719-543-8031 and mention BMW Car Club
CCA members or $220 per driver per day for non-members
for your discount. A simple continental breakfast is included.
(includes a 1-year membership to BMW CCA). Remember,
Pueblo Motorsports Park — go to http://www.na-motor-
this fee includes Car Control Clinic, so there is no need
sports.com/Tracks/Pueblo.html for directions. There will be air
to register for the CCC separately. There is a late regis-
and water at the track. A food concession will be available
tration fee of $25 per driver per day after May 20, 2007.
with such things as coffee,
You must use the Chapter website to register and pay — go
rolls, and juice for break-
to www.rmcbmwcca.org and click on the Late Spring Driving
fast, and hamburgers, hot-
School link. Driving School registration will open April 1st
dogs and pop for lunch. No
at noon and will close June 10th at 6:00 p.m.
glass beverage containers
In the last two years our basic track rental fees has
are permitted at any time.
increased by 67%, however we are trying to absorb as much
No alcoholic beverages are
of the increased cost as possible, and must increase our fees
permitted on the premises
while cars are on the track.
On May 9th, you will receive an email letting you know
Instructors — individu-
your CCC time slot. On June 3rd, you will be sent an email
alized instruction is a key to
with your Driving School registration number, run day and run
this program that has been
group. Maps, schedules, inspection forms and other details
developed over decades,
will be available for download on the Chapter web site.
and compares very favorably
Cancellations received by May 20th will be refunded
with commercial schools
$150 VIA CHECK. NO REFUNDS for cancellations after May
costing many times more.
20th. Call or email the registrar to cancel.
Our experienced instruc-
We reserve the right to refuse entry and participation
tors have come from racing,
to anyone for any reason. For registration questions, call
autocrossing and BMW CCA
our Registrar, Leslie Jenkins, at 303-671-6131 or email:
schools and can help you develop your potential.
email@example.com For all other questions call Andrew
Car Control Clinic ONLY information Jordan, Driving School Coordinator, at 303-426-6800 or
Cost/Registration: If you are only planning to participate in email: firstname.lastname@example.org
the Car Control Clinic, the fee is $40 per driver for BMW CCA
members or $85 per driver for non-members (includes a 1-
year membership to BMW CCA). You must use the Chapter Assume you are enrolled in the school
website to register and pay — go to www.rmcbmwcca.org unless otherwise notiﬁed.
and click on Late Spring Car Control Clinic. The Car Control
RMC BMW CCA
Late Spring Driving School RMC BMW CCA
Late Spring Driving School
Loveland Area Tech Inspection
There will be no cost for the inspection Littleton Area
Please email in advance to reserve time, or call There will be no cost for the inspection
Service Department Please email in advance to reserve time, or call
Co’s BMW Center Autoworks Colorado
4150 Byrd Drive 8110 Shaffer Parkway, #100
Loveland, Colorado 80538 Littleton, Colorado 80127
April www.rmcbmwcca.org 21
How Can I Help Out at Driving Schools?
by Bruce Leggett
eing a driving school student is a lot of fun, but there go on-track, but it’s more than that. Since students can be
are also many rewarding opportunities to get involved nervous and forgetful when preparing to go on track, Pit &
as a volunteer at our club schools. All in all there’s a lot Grid checks to be sure all windows are down, sunroofs closed,
to do! In fact, it takes about one volunteer for each driver to loose articles are removed, and hoods and trunks are fully
put on these events. There are three main areas in which to closed. This group is watchful for tech issues with the cars
help: Corner Working, Pit & Grid and General. and they help with re-torqueing wheels before cars go on
Corner Working: This is the largest group of volunteers track in the morning session. And, most importantly, as the
needed. Corner workers are the drivers’ best friend – warning day gets hot they’re watching for signs of heat exhaustion
them of situations unfolding ahead (they’ll owe you!). Corner — passing out water to drivers and instructors. Pit & Grid also
working can be the most fun and improve your understanding helps with critiquing cars for awards as they get to see them
about driving the track since you are right next to the action. up close and personal.
On station, corner workers will General: Help is needed in the
stand shoulder to shoulder with Volunteers really make a morning with registration. Pit &
radio and ﬂags ready. The idea Grid needs help ﬁrst thing in the
is to have one person view difference! morning when all the cars are
the entrance to the turn and ant to ﬁnd out more about driving school? getting ready to go on-track for
the other person view the exit Coming to the school with your spouse or sig- the ﬁrst time. Invariably, we ﬁnd
and down track. By listening to niﬁcant other and want to do more than just several cars that need atten-
“school control” and reporting sit around? Want to help others have the same, great tion. Help is needed getting
situations around their corner, experiences you’ve had in the past? Please contact us at corner workers and equipment
corner workers help keep every- email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org. to each turn station, getting
one aware of what is happening refreshments to corner workers
on track. Corner workers will critique the driver and the car. and, ﬁnally, we need help in the afternoon picking up corner
They will discuss a driver that is coming in hot or off-line in workers and equipment from their stations.
some way. Viewed during the entire day, it is easy to see Please consider stepping up to help your club run a safe,
which drivers progress the most. You can hear the engines smooth and successful event. If you’ve driven in a school, or
revving higher each session and also see the front of the car plan to do so in a future school, it’s good karma to volunteer!
dive more under braking as conﬁdence builds. You’ll be able For insurance reasons, all volunteers in the “hot” parts of the
to tell when a driver is hitting the apex. Overall, you’ll know track/pits must be 18 or older.
almost as much about a driver as the instructor. We also have For more information, or sign up to help, contact Chief
corner workers help us with critiquing drivers for awards such of Safety Bruce Leggett at email@example.com or Driving
as “Most Improved Driver” and “Car of the Day” which is the School Coordinator Andrew Jordan at:
car we would all like to drive the most. firstname.lastname@example.org or send an e-mail to
Pit & Grid: This is where the cars are organized before they email@example.com
RMC BMW CCA
RMC BMW CCA Late Spring Driving School
Late Spring Driving School
Fort Collins Area
There will be no cost for the inspection,
There will be no cost for the inspection ONLY if you register by phone or
Please email in advance to reserve a spot, or call through the email address below
When: Wednesday, June 6, 2007 Please email in advance to reserve a spot, or call
5:00 p.m. When: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 and May 16, 2007
Where: Poudre Sports Car 5:30 p.m.
5806 S. College Avenue Where: Bimmer Haus Performance
Fort Collins, CO 7233 West 116th Place, Suite A
970-229-0990 or info@PoudreSportsCar.com Broomﬁeld, CO
22 MSR April
24 Years of Community &
Our Star is RISING!!!!
by Dave Stackhouse and Dee Raisl, Coordinators
he Rocky Mountain Chapter of the BMW Car Club is rising ful sports, classic and exotic automobiles, ranging from early
in stature at the Exotic Sports Car Show and Concours classics to vintage, plus rare, current models.
d’Elegance. As chairs of the event, we now lead the effort We hope you’ll join us for this special event. It’s sched-
to raise even more money for this most worthwhile cause. uled for Sunday, June 10, 2007, (a week later than in the
With our partners, we are closing in on $600,000 in earnings past) at our usual location, Arapahoe Community College at
for Cerebral Palsy of Colorado’s children’s programs. We hope 5900 South Santa Fe Drive, in Littleton, Colorado. The show
to continue this great tradition and add $100,000 to that hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with the awards pre-
ﬁgure this year, with BMW leading the way! sented at 2:00. To view the fabulous array of cars will cost
The money raised provides early intervention, preschool you $10, with children under age 12 admitted free. And this
and early care, and education programs to 800 children and year we hope to add a variety of musical entertainment as
their families. Proceeds from the Concours d’Elegance will the event is supported by Martini on the Rockies, radio sta-
also help Cerebral Palsy provide tion 101.5.
nutrition programs for these chil- But why not share your special
dren, health and dental screenings, BMW with us? For any $30 car
social worker support and a vari- registration processed through the
ety of therapies, plus their parents chapter’s web-site www.rmcbmw-
beneﬁt from employment services, cca.org before May 23rd you will
grassroots support groups and a receive two free gate passes, plus
statewide system of information, two lunch vouchers courtesy of our
referral and education. All together, club. You can clean your car up,
these services help the families registering it for judging, or bring it
achieve their fullest potential in an for display as is. All judging will be
integrated and diverse environment done above the chassis, no wheel
that honors their ethnicities and wells or under carriage scoring,
abilities. As you can see, the funds we raise support family and is structured to help ﬁrst-time exhibitors learn about car
responsibility and growth, causes we all support. preparation for future concours. So register now…. and get
To reach our goal we will again partner with The Porsche your friends to join us too. If you dawdle until after May 23rd,
Club of America-Rocky Mountain Region, Rocky Moun- we can’t guarantee you’ll get the lunch tickets, your car will
tain Jaguar Club, Ferrari Club of America-Rocky Moun- not be mentioned in the ofﬁcial program, and the registration
tain Region, Mercedes-Benz Club of America Mile-High fee will rise to $50.
Section, Looking Glass Corvette Association, Rocky Won’t you help us reach or exceed our goal and make
Mountain 356 Porsche Club, NSX Club of America, this 24th Year and the ﬁrst one lead by our club, the best one
Southwest Region, Z Car Club of Colorado, Mile High yet? Show your car, or join us at the tent hosted by the club,
Chapter of S2KCA, Classic Car Club of America-Colorado and enjoy the wonderful variety of elegant automobiles. For
Region, Rocky Mountain Saab Club of Colorado, Audi Car additional information contact either of the event chairs, Dave
Club North America Rocky Mountain Chapter, and the Stackhouse at 720-272-3953 or Dee Raisl at 303-722-0922.
RX-7 Club of Colorado to put on this great event. Together, Then head to the chapter web-site www.rmcbmwcca.org to
we hope to bring you over 350 of the best and most beauti- register today…. and come share in all the fun!
April www.rmcbmwcca.org 23
1987 REARVIEW MIRROR
The year is 1987; the Rearview Mirror is a look back at the Rocky
Mountain Chapter and the happenings of our nation. This column will
give newer members and veterans a chance to see or remember the goings-
on 20 years ago. Ronald Regan was president. Edmonton Oilers defeat
Philadelphia Flyers to capture the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup.
Al Unser, Sr. wins his 4th Indianapolis 500. Famous Birthdays – Singer/
Actress Debbie Reynolds – 1932, Actress Jane Powell – 1929, Actress Ali
McGraw – 1938, “Camp David” namesake David Eisenhower – 1947, and
Actor Lon Chaney – 1883.
Have a classiﬁed you want to
advertise? Send the details to our
Don’t miss the 24th year of our CP
Concours d’Elegance – details page 23
24 MSR April
1987 REARVIEW MIRROR
year is being
held in Valley
Our 2nd quarter Membership
Get Together will be held at
Co’s BMW Center –
details page 17
April www.rmcbmwcca.org 25
News From National
Wynne Smith, Executive Director
Membership Stats as of 2/20/2007 Try to get there Friday afternoon — you won’t want to
Full Associate Total miss the Delaware Valley Chapter’s Friday evening reception.
66068 9850 75918 To register for the congress please visit: http://www.
Last month 66193 9857 76050 bmwcca.org/congress
Last Year 65835 9365 75200 No need to call the hotel - rooms will be reserved in your
names based on the registrations.
BMW CCA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
454 members have referred 467 new members to the ZF PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS/CHARITY MATCHING
club since the Membership Drive began. Sadly, we still lost FUNDS
members this month… Good workeveryone! We have received applications
Need apps? Send an email to jennifer.skatzes@
jennifer.skatzes@bmwcca. from the following chapters: Golden Gate; Peachtree; Buck-
org Have questions? Want an electronic version of the rules?
org. eye; Puget Sound; Blue Ridge; Patroon; Sin City; Connecticut
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com. Valley; First Coast; Windy City; Rocky Mountain; Genesee
Over 3,000 members renewed this month – and our ongo- Valley; Bluegrass Bimmers; Delaware Valley; Iowa Chapter;
ing Member Satisfaction Survey can be viewed by visiting: http:// Tejas; San Diego; Boston; National Capital; Central California;
www.surveymonkey.com/Report.asp?U=257778731205 Sunbelt; New Jersey; Everglades; Bayou; Northern Ohio; Los
Angeles Chapter; Florida Suncoast.
TECHFEST TACOMA 2007
Join Griot’s Garage on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, FORMS
March 24 for onsite car car tech sessions at their corporate As the Operations Manual indicates: BMW CCA exists
headquarters. Join Roundel Technical Editor Mike Miller for to provide services to its members and chapters. Providing
“Real Time Tech Talk.” timely, responsive service to members and chapters requires
Friday and Saturday Griot’s Garage will be hosting car timely, accurate information from members and chapters.
care tech sessions at their corporate headquarters in Fife, Much of the information needed for club administration is
Washington. It’s a great opportunity to see live product dem- provided by chapters and individuals on standardized forms.
onstrations and have any questions answered about the inte- Chapter forms are all available on the www.bmwcca.org
rior and exterior care of your car. For the ﬁrst hour, they have website – if you have difﬁculty downloading, or ﬁlling them out
pre-selected cars that they we will be performing demonstra- and need hard copies, contact me. The following forms are due
tions ranging from proper washing techniques and tips, to the March 30, 2007:
safest and easiest way to remove swirl marks and scratches • Printing & Postage Reimbursement Requests
from your paint surface, without hiding them. • Chapter Financials
Conﬁrmed Technical Presentations and Vendors to • Chapter Ofﬁcer Questionnaires
date: BBS of America, BMW CCA Foundation, BMW Mobile We have emailed the forms to you and the packet is also
Tradition/Maximillian Importing Company, BMW Performance available under CHAPTER FORMS on the club’s website.
Driving School, Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tires, If you have not already ﬁled your Chapter Label Request
LLC, Eco-Lube Systems, Fikse Wheels, Griot’s Garage, Haury’s and Chapter Comp Requests, you’re late. If no updated
Lake City Collision, Dave Mason, Ireland Engineering, KMS- requests are ﬁled we will continue to follow the directions
Koala Motorsport/Performance Gearing, Jonathan Spira and provided in the last request submitted.
Dr. Bernardo Lopez-Alvaredo, M-Cars, Mike Miller, Jim Millet, The sooner you can provide the Chapter Ofﬁcer Ques-
Mike Self, TC Kline Racing, Wisenberg/Acordia Motorsports tionnaires (due March 30, 2007) the better – we use the
Liability, Yokohama Tire and several BMW TSAs. Chapter Ofﬁcer Questionnaires to update the database, ser-
We are proud to announce that Csaba Csere, editor- vice ofﬁcer list, website and mailings and email blasts. As long
in-chief at CAR AND DRIVER is coming to TechFest 2007 as as we haven’t a current Chapter Ofﬁcer Questionnaire then
the keynote speaker for the Saturday banquet. http://www. your old Board remains the contact point for this ofﬁce.
SPRINT ANNOUNCES NEW DISCOUNTS AND FREE BMW
CHAPTER CONGRESS APRIL 20 – 22, 2007 CCA MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY
We have lined up some terriﬁc speakers – we have an Thanks to everyone who participated in the Sprint Sur-
Intuit expert on hand for our Treasurers, especially those of vey last month. BMW CCA and Sprint/Nextel are working
you who’d like to use Quickbooks or expand your knowledge of together to bring huge savings to BMW CCA members. Sprint
Quickbooks – in fact if you don’t already have QB – we’re going has increased the monthly service discount to 15% and has
to provide it for you – just send me an email in the next ten added several new promotions to provide members with addi-
days and we’ll have the program to you in no time. We have a tional beneﬁts.
Chapter Toolbox in production on the BMW CCA website; you’ll • A free accessory pack, including leather case or holster,
all be receiving updated Operations Manuals loaded with addi- vehicle adapter and ear-bud for each new phone activation
tional information such as how to prevent fraud, why we need • Sprint will sponsor a 1-year BMW CCA membership (new
D & O coverage, Crisis Communications, to much to list. This is membership or renewal) for any new order placed via
going to be a fun event, and one that will provide lots of useful the web site or toll-free number listed below.
information to help you in your volunteer positions. Don’t miss this opportunity! New website and contact
26 MSR April
News From National
number: http://www.sprint.bz/bmwcca Toll Free: 866-385- them “get to a place” where they understand this. We still seem to
8891 have students showing up at track events thinking that if their policy
doesn’t cover them when they bend their car ours will and this is
INSURANCE RATES FOR 2007 NOT the case.
Enclosed is the GL Summary – it also resides within the Now about the liability, yes it is true that nothing keeps you from
Chapter Info section of the club’s website. The rates for insur- being used, BUT if a suit is brought against you from an incident
ance remain the same as they were for 2006: on the track and the entire waiver procedures have been followed
COSTS FOR INSURANCE per event 2/1/07-1/31/08 (more on that in a minute) this policy WILL protect you. If you are an
Club Race $1,800 instructor in the car and you have a student that wrecks his car and
Club Race/Driving School $1,610 he sues you, you are protected. If you are driving your car and have
Driving School $1,500 an incident and your passenger sues you, you are protected. If you
Autocrosses/ Safety Schools $ 280 are driving and go off track and a participant in the stands is hurt, as
Rebatable Events $ 150 long as that participant has signed the waiver you are protected.
For those of you not subscribed to the BMW CCA Driving So much like a realtor says Location, Location, Location, we
Events Coordinators digest, here’s information provided by need to have in our head Waiver, Waiver, Waiver.
Driving Events Committee Chair, Bill Wade that all chapter A properly ﬁlled out waiver is what protects you. What I mean by
a properly ﬁlled out waiver is that it’s dated correctly at the top of the
ofﬁcers should know:
page, EVERY page. If you have a 3 day event and your waiver only
Our liability policy covers everybody at the event that signs our
has the 1st date on the page and something happens on the 3rd
waiver. Students, Instructors, Event Staff, Friends and Family. This
day…. That’s a problem. The signature and title of the event person
doesn’t cover the track or its employees, they are covered under their
at the bottom is signed and dated. Both sides of every page. Hassle?
own policy and you are paying them for the use of their facility.
You bet, but anything not done 100% correctly opens the door for a
The reason that I emphasized the word liability is because that’s
defense attorney to get a foothold on you/us. That is not to say that
all this policy covers. It doesn’t, has not or will not protect your
the suit will be won but the settlement will be much much higher.
personal property, i.e. car. In my research I have not seen a per-
Enough high settlements and our rates either go way up or in the
sonal auto policy that will now cover you on the race track. PLEASE
worst case, game over, nobody will insure this little activity of ours.
PLEASE PLEASE have your members look at their policies and have
We all understand that what we are doing is educational and
not racing but how many of you have had problems convincing
people that know you that what you do is not racing or some kind of
competitive thing. How many times do you stop correcting someone
when they ask Monday after a weekend at the track if you “won”?
Now think of a jury of 12 “typical” Americas who get their news from
the National Enquirer / Fox News and are more concerned about
Brittany’s hair cut, and who’s going to make it on Idol that night than
what’s going on in Washington??? Do you think they’ll understand
that this is an educational event and not just a bunch of “rich guys in
expensive cars racing and playing and somebody should pay”?
Now, if your car slides on something and gets bent … well to me
that’s part of the cost of playing. Feel free to have a discussion with
the driver who dropped the oil or whatever but that is not something
that our insurance covers.
It is often asked “what if an instructor bends a student’s
car?” My answer is “it’s the same as if an instructor drives another
instructor’s car and something happens… The driver is responsible
for any incident that he is behind the wheel for. If you’re not com-
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fortable about this, don’t drive anyone else’s car. You should never was caused by the negligence of the instructor or BMWCCA. Now
be driving beyond your limit of control, even in your own car so just the insurance carrier is going to defend against the student’s claim
because you are driving the student’s Fastorrinni (because you’ve through the release and waiver and the doctrine of assumption of
always wanted to drive one)… you have to think: ‘hmmmmm, can risk, but my point is that the instructor, BMWCCA, and “participant”
I afford to ﬁx/replace this?’ If not, don’t get yourself in a situation is covered by the GL policy for such third party claims.
where this becomes an issue — don’t even turn the key on”. This Second, the track (and its employees) are also covered (as
is still a Gentleman’s Sport and I expect everybody I enjoy this with, additional insured’s) for such third party property damage i.e. dam-
to act like accordingly. Think about somebody getting out of your car age to a participant’s vehicles and, of course, for any bodily injury
after bending it and pitching the keys back and saying “Wow, sucks claim that might be brought by a participant.
being you!” Finally, as Bill notes, the participant assumes ALL risks of dam-
age to his/her vehicle while participating in a DE event. As I’ve said
Be watching for more of these insurance issues in the
in other e-mails, I’m looking for a market to provide such ﬁrst-party
Roundel and at TechFest and other National gatherings….
“on-track” physical damage coverage, but it is not a very desirable
I’m tired of that 800 lb. Gorilla sitting in the corner freak-
product for insurers to offer and such programs when offered have
ing everybody out. I’m waking him up and telling him to move
been short-lived and often not properly backed by insurance.
on…. If this means we loose some students, sorry, but what
we really lose is the potential for something much worse. BMW CCA Election Results may be viewed at http://www.
Pete Lyon, BMW CCA Risk Manager followed up with: bmwcca.org/node/7077 Thanks to everyone who ran for
First, you need to differentiate between third party and ﬁrst party ofﬁce, and everyone who voted!
coverage. The BMWCCA GL policy does NOT, as Bill notes, provide And as always, best regards,
ﬁrst party physical damage coverage i.e. no collision/comprehensive Wynne
coverage for claim brought by the vehicles owner for damage to that
vehicle. It DOES provide liability coverage for property damage to a
third party vehicle. i.e. a student sues BMWCCA and/or an instruc-
tor for damage to the student’s vehicle that the student alleges
28 MSR April
The Two-Wheel BMW
The New BMW R 1200 R
ntroducing the new R 1200 R, BMW Motorrad is continuing
a long tradition in the production of roadster motorcycles
and is proudly presenting a worthy successor to the very
successful R 1150 R.
With sales of the R 1150 R and R 850 R amounting to
almost 60,000 units since 2001, there is obviously great
demand for a motorcycle in classic design combining unique
character with timeless elegance.
“…outstanding all-round qualities of the
Roadster have contributed to the great
success of this type of motorcycle…”
It is equally obvious that the outstanding all-round quali-
ties of the Roadster have contributed to the great success of
this type of motorcycle in the market and will be borne out
even more signiﬁcantly in future by the R 1200 R. Indeed, this
new Roadster takes up the general trend towards enhanced
dynamics without neglecting the strengths of the basic concept,
combining a signiﬁcantly higher standard of agility with excellent
all-round touring qualities. Nm/85 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm.
The 1,200-cc power unit develops 80 kW/109 hp and thus BMS-K electronic engine management with dual ignition,
exceeds the output of the former engine by almost 28%. This anti-knock control, oxygen sensor, and fully controlled
ﬂat-twin power unit comes with the same level of development three-way catalytic converter.
already boasted in the R 1200 RT, with the oil cooler on the new Light and stable, two-piece tubular steel frame.
Roadster now ﬁtted behind the wheel fork. Stiff Telelever with sensitive response and a high standard
The rear section of the tubular space frame has been spe- of steering precision.
cially developed for the Roadster, helping to give the entire rear Excellent handling, supreme directional stability.
end a light and nimble appearance and reducing the overall EVO Paralever with light drive shaft.
weight of the machine. Dry weight of BMW Motorrad’s new R ESA Electronic Suspension Adjustment as an option.
1200 R all-rounder is therefore just 198 kg or 437 lb. In road Dry weight 198 kg/437 lb, overall weight with full tank in
trim and with a full tank, in turn, the new machine also remains road trim 223 kg/492lb.
very light at just 223 kg or 492 lb, much lighter than other four- High-performance brake system.
cylinders in this market segment. New BMW Motorrad Integral ABS with automatic stability
Beneﬁting from the most advanced technologies, the Road- control ASC (both available as option).
ster sets new standards in the market, once again underlining Dynamic, modern but timeless design.
BMW’s claim to leadership in road safety. And for the ﬁrst time • Particularly wide range of accessories.
“…again underlining BMW’s claim to Technical Features and Design
leadership in road safety.” The power unit – powerful and reﬁned
The power unit is based on the two-cylinder with balance
the new model features the new generation of BMW Motorrad shaft featured for the ﬁrst time in the BMW R 1200 GS and
Integral ABS, which may be combined as an option with ASC corresponds in the present version to the engine already to
anti-spin control from 2007. TPC tyre pressure control warning be admired in the BMW R 1200 RT. The technical features
the rider of a loss of pressure also while riding is currently being and details of the engine and its overall conﬁguration are pre-
developed as a further feature for superior safety. sented in the R 1200 GS and R 1200 RT press kits.
Last but certainly not least, the particularly wide range of Compared with the R 1150 R, the new Roadster offers
optional extras and special equipment allows the customer to almost 28% more power at a higher engine speed and approxi-
personalise the design and features of this classic all-rounder.
“…the new Roadster offers almost 28% more
The most signiﬁcant features of the new R 1200 R at a
power at a higher engine speed…”
• Excellent all-round qualities. mately 17% more torque. And at the same time the engine is
• Air-cooled ﬂat-twin 1,170-cc power unit with balance 7% lighter than its predecessor and particularly smooth and
shaft. sophisticated, reducing vibrations to a minimum.
Maximum output up almost 28% over the former model to The latest generation of electronic CAN-bus engine manage-
80 kW/109 hp at 7,500 rpm. ment makes this modern power unit even more comfortable and
Maximum torque up almost 17% over the R 1150 R to 115 smoother on the road. In particular, this superiority is ensured by
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The Two-Wheel BMW
automatic idle speed control, also featured on the two-piston ﬂoating calliper acting on the
automatic choke, and anti- rear wheel brake discs measuring 265 millimetres or 10.4”
knock control allowing the in diameter.
use of lower-grade fuel. To A special feature available straight from the factory is the
develop its maximum output latest generation of BMW Motorrad Integral ABS, which may
of 80 kW/109 hp at 7,500 even be combined as an option with ASC Automatic Stability
rpm and peak torque of 115 Control from 2007. For further information on the functions,
Nm/85 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm, structure and operation of this latest generation of ABS brake
the ﬂat-twin requires 98 RON technology, please see the separate press kit dedicated to
premium plus fuel. Running this subject.
on 95 RON premium fuel, in
turn, engine output is slightly
The combination of
instruments on the new R
The six-speed gearbox
1200 R is again typical of
with helical gears featured
a genuine Roadster: Two
in the R 1200 R also comes
analogue circular dials posi-
from the RT, combining a
tioned above one another,
snug and gentle gear mesh
as well as a digital LCD
with superior running smoothness. Contrary to the touring
display, inform the rider at
model, the drive shaft on the R 1200 R features a shorter sec-
a glance on his current road
ondary transmission ratio of 2.75:1 (RT: 2.62:1), meaning that
speed, engine speed, overall
sixth gear is an active riding gear and does not serve merely as
mileage, trip mileage, gear in mesh, and the time. And as an
a kind of overdrive or economy gear.
option the instrument cluster may be further enhanced by
Suspension technology of the highest standard an on-board computer offering additional information. Again,
Like its RT and ST counterparts, the BMW R 1200 R fea- further details in this context are provided in the section on
tures a two-piece frame integrating the engine as a load-bear- Optional Extras and Special Equipment.
ing element. While the front half of the frame comes from the
Single-Wire-System (SWS) with CAN-bus technology
RT, both the steering head angle and wheel castor have been
As on the other models in BMW Motorrad’s current R- and
speciﬁcally modiﬁed to meet the demands made of the new
K-Series, the electrical and electronic components on the R
Roadster. A brand-new feature is the rear tubular space frame
1200 R communicate with one another via a modern data bus
structure lighter in weight than comparable components and
network, with digital information being transmitted through one
helping to give the rear section of the machine its light and
Introduction of the Single-Wire-System has dramati-
The wheels run on the
cally simpliﬁed the entire structure and conﬁguration of
the on-board electrics,
and Paralever suspension
reducing the number of
units carried over from
cables and connections
BMW’s other Boxers. Mak-
and signiﬁcantly lowering
ing an important contribu-
the weight of the entire
tion to the Roadster’s stable
electrical system. A fur-
riding behaviour and smooth
ther point is that only this
handling, this superior sus-
technology allows reli-
pension gives the R 1200
able, comprehensive and
R even greater agility on winding roads than on the former
rapid troubleshooting and
model and at the same time meets all the expectations of
diagnostic functions. It
the touring rider in terms of motoring comfort and smooth
also enables the service
technician to read data
The rider often taking along various loads and thus
and/or re-deﬁne existing
subjecting his machine to different weight conditions will be
parameters. And last but
thrilled by the optional ESA Electronic Suspension System
not least, the Single-Wire-
enabling him – or her – to conveniently adjust spring and
System allows simple and
damper rates electronically at the touch of a button.
High-performance brake system and new generation of tion of special electronic
Integral ABS equipment enhancing
Featuring two ﬂoating brake discs measuring 320 mil- the motorcycle’s wide
limetres or 12.6” in diameter as well as two four-piston ﬁxed range of functions.
Yet another major www.completegarage.com
callipers on the front wheel, the BMW R 1200 R is perfectly
suited for powerful deceleration whenever required. Pressure advantage this modern
is built up via slender, high-quality ﬂexible-steel brake lines continued next page
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technology offers the customer is the option to retrieve all relaxed knee angle compared with the previous model. This
kinds of information quickly and conveniently via the instru- also applies to the passenger, who again enjoys the high stan-
ment cluster in the cockpit.
“…measured via the inner length
To make sure that the new R 1200 R remains in the of the rider’s legs…”
hands of its rightful owner at all times, an electronic immo-
biliser comes as standard on the new Roadster and is fully dard of seating comfort so typical of a BMW.
integrated in the data bus network described above. Like on The standard seat is 800 millimetres or 31.5” in height,
a modern car, the ignition key incorporates a coded data chip step arch length is 1,800 millimetres or 70.9”. And to cater
communicating via a ring aerial in the ignition lock with the for signiﬁcantly smaller or taller riders, the new R 1200 R is
electronic engine management. Verifying the data exchanged available as an option with a low (seat height 770 mm/30.3”)
in this way, the system clears the ignition and fuel supply or high (seat height 830 mm/32.7”) double seat as an
for instant use once the data has been conﬁrmed and then optional extra.
allows the rightful rider to start the engine. Design and colour concept
Ergonomics and step arch length The new BMW R 1200 R is a truly timeless, classic Road-
To ensure maximum comfort and freedom of movement, ster with excellent all-round qualities and unique character
BMW Motorrad’s designers and engineers have focused con- now further enhanced by the machine’s even higher level of
sistently on the so-called step arch length in the conﬁgura- dynamic performance. So it is only natural to reﬂect these
tion of the seat. This ﬁgure deﬁnes the distance between the superior features clearly and convincingly in the design of the
rider’s two footprints on the ground – measured via the inner motorcycle.
length of the rider’s legs – and also takes the shape and width Compact in its overall proportions, the new R 1200 R
of the seat into account. consciously features body components reduced in terms of
Being particularly slender at the front, the seat ensures their form and style in order to highlight the technical features
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The Two-Wheel BMW
R are dominated by the Paralever as another feature so typi-
cal and characteristic of BMW.
The optical “lightness” of the new R 1200 R also comes
out clearly from the rider’s perspective: With the radiator at
the side having been dropped, the entire tank area is now
a lot more compact and slender. And being made of sheet
metal in genuine BMW tradition, the fuel tank also highlights
the classic design and style of the entire machine.
Last but certainly not least, the colour concept again
accentuates the character of the new BMW R 1200 R, the
three colour variants available as an option interpreting the
classic roadster theme in a very different, distinctive manner.
Paintwork in Night Black non-metallic highlights the straight-
forward character and honesty of the new Roadster. And the
discerning rider opting for double decal line ﬁnish painted in
white by a skilled hand as an optional extra can be sure to
receive a truly classic BMW in its looks and appearance.
In its high-class look, the headlight also pays tribute to Crystal Grey metallic is an innovative colour scheme
classic motorcycle design then carried forward to the most changing consistently in its look as a function of the angle of
modern and advanced technology through the free-form light, and thus emanating a particularly sophisticated, elegant
reﬂectors. Indeed, close integration of the headlight into the and modern touch at all times.
overall line of the motorcycle creates an almost “bullish” front As a more “technical” colour, Granite Grey metallic
end harmonising smoothly with the slender proportions of the highlights in particular the shapes and lines of the Roadster.
rear section. Even the elegant case support available as an Undisturbed by reﬂections and unwanted light effects, this
optional extra blends smoothly with this formal and design highly attractive colour guides the eye of the observer to the
language. From the rear, ﬁnally, the looks of the BMW R 1200 essential: to a purist and modern all-round machine.
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2007 E90 335i
“It’s All Her Fault”
by Tod Courtney
have been a BMW driver for about 13 years now. My ﬁrst Thankfully, the rumors I based my waiting on were con-
experience driving a BMW came thanks to my future wife ﬁrmed a couple of months later. It was a long wait, but was
when she purchased a used 1986 325i, a car I helped her beginning to look like the right one as the ﬁrst journalists
ﬁnd after a nasty accident in her CRX. Soon after making her started test driving the new 335i coupes. Great power, same
my wife, my car at the time, a 1984 Pontiac Fiero, broke a smooth BMW engine with little turbo lag, and soon to be
timing gear and was sent packing. Getting my wife a new car placed into the car that I fell in love with a year before.
sent the BMW into my possession and I have driven BMW’s As I mentioned, I had been researching this a lot. I had a
ever since. list of things I wanted at this point and those I could do with-
After a few years, better jobs and a little convincing, I out, but then I found out my favorite color was discontinued
moved up to a used 1995 E36 325iC for the 2007 models. I was planning
(convertible) and a couple years after “…this would be the ﬁrst time that on getting Mystic Blue Metallic with
that a used 1998 M3/4. As some of I was going to get a “new” car.” Grey interior and Burl Walnut trim, but
you have seen at the autocrosses and now more research was needed. I had
driving schools I’ve attended, I loved driving both the 1995 to see the new blue, Montego, to make sure it was what I
and 1998 E36’s, but in 2005 I got an itch after I test drove a wanted. After a couple trips to dealers in different light and
330i sedan. Yes, it lacked a bit of the punch my M3 had, but I usually seeing it on Z4’s, I ﬁnally got to see the color on an
really loved the combination of driving and comfort it provided E90. Unfortunately, I did not like it as much as the Mystic it
compared to my M3, especially considering it was my daily replaced. My desire for a blue car did not change and after
driver. So to get the ball rolling towards my goal, I put the M3 quite a bit of looking at different E90’s, I decided Monaco
up for sale in the fall of 2005. Blue was the color for my 335i.
Amazingly enough, and a bit to my surprise, my M3 sold The exterior
rather quickly. At that point I really started researching my color change actu-
future car. I went on multiple BMW forums looking for informa- ally ended up being
tion. At almost 40 years old, this would be the ﬁrst time that a bit of a blessing
I was going to get a “new” car. All the rest were pre-owned, in disguise. During
and while good transportation in most cases, and excellent in my research I had
others, they were not shiny and new. While in my search for really fallen for an
information, which was going on a couple of months now, I interior that was
found something that made me hesitate. Rumor had it that a not originally avail-
335i was just around the corner. able in the U.S.,
This information had me a bit perplexed. Spring was on its but was now avail-
way and I had no car to autocross with, only my Ford Ranger able as a priority 1
pickup and wife’s X5. While quite a bit slower, the X5 did option for 2007. The “Lemon” interior was really stunning in
seem like an acceptable alternative to me, but my wife put an pictures and seemed to go best with dark exterior colors. Now
end to that thought instantly. Although it was only a rumor at that I had switched to the much darker Monaco Blue, I knew
the time, with no speciﬁc details and not even a sure thing, that Lemon was the interior for me.
I told my wife I was going to wait. The one thing I really liked So, on November 8th the time had come, I headed down
about my M3 that was missing from the 330i was the punch, to the dealer and struck my deal. My ﬁrst new car ever would
so the wait was on. be a 2007 E90 335i with Monaco Blue Metallic, Lemon
leather, Burl Walnut, 6 speed stick, sport package, premium
package, comfort access, folding rear seats, heated seats
and satellite radio.
I will start off my delivery story by saying that the period
from November 8th to December 30th, was possibly the long-
est 7½ weeks of my life. Did you know that you can call a
phone number to ﬁnd out the status of your BMW’s produc-
tion? Did you know that on the web you can track the ship
your car is on through the ports of Europe, the Panama Canal
and along the west coast? I did thanks to a year of research,
and have pictures of the boat my car was transported on in
several locations along the route. Let’s just say I got a little
obsessed with it, along with about 10 other people on a web
forum that knew their cars were on the ship too. Kind of fun,
but it sure seems to make the delivery take longer.
the lemon interior is quite stunning As you all know, the weather at the end of December
34 MSR April
2007 E90 335i
Tod’s 2007 335i Twin Turbo
in Colorado was a bit on
the snowy side. So when I
got the call from my dealer
that the car was here on
December 28th, I was a lit-
tle annoyed. With the cur-
rent level of snow on my
street, there was no way I
was going to be able to get
the car home and a second
big storm was coming. Gra-
ciously, the dealer offered
to bring it down on a truck,
but I really wanted to drive
it off the lot myself, so I
Thankfully the second Leather short shift knob
snow, about 8” deep at our gets my blood going every time I see it. The ride is very
house, was not as bad as good, even with the snow tires and rims that were sitting in
expected, and cleared off by Saturday morning. Amazingly the garage awaiting its arrival. The power, which I have only
the city also got down our street for the ﬁrst time since the experienced with the soft snow tires on, is incredible. I can
big storm and cleared the snow enough that I could give it only imagine the grin on my face when I get to really light it
a shot. I called the dealer and told him I was coming. The up at the track.
weather for my delivery was Already the ﬁrst mod has
perfect, the sun lighting up the been put into place, a BMW
Monaco Blue to its full glory. leather short shift knob now
The Lemon interior, which the sits atop the stick. The second
dealer and I had never seen in is on order and should be here
person, but was exactly what I in February, a pair of replica CF
was hoping for, and contrasts front splitters painted to match
with the Black and Burl Walnut the car.
to give it a very classy look. I As for the future, look for
took some pictures right away, me and my car at an autocross
knowing that the second I drove or driving school. I’ll be the one
it, the snow melt would turn it a smiling when those twin turbos
dirty brown. forget that we are at high alti-
The car, 6 weeks and 2000 tude and push me hard into my
miles old as I write this, still seat.
April www.rmcbmwcca.org 35
BMW NA to the Rescue
CPO or Bust!
by Vaughn Toland
would like to share an experience which I feel is important But they were dealing with the wrong guy!
for other BMW CCA members to know that I had recently At this point, I decided to write a letter to the owner of the
involving a BMW dealership and BMW of North America. I dealership to explain the situation and see what options were
purchased a used 2003 Topaz Blue 330Ci in July 2006 from available. I received a phone call in response to my letter, but
a BMW dealership in Colorado (which shall remain anony- even the owner of the dealership would do nothing to remedy
mous for the purposes of this article). The car was in excellent the situation, obviously demonstrating that they were unwill-
condition both inside and out, had low miles (23,500), and ing to stand behind their cars or their customers.
was a great price. I was informed before I purchased the car After sharing my experience with a fellow BMW CCA
that the previous owner had slid into a curb and numerous member, he recommended I send a copy of my letter to Larry
suspension components had been replaced on the driver’s Koch at BMW NA. Shortly after doing this, I received a call
side of the vehicle. Because of this accident, the dealership from Keith Cassa (not sure the exact spelling of his last name)
would not certify the car. Although I was concerned about the at BMW NA, inquiring about my situation and experience with
previous accident and the fact that the car wasn’t certiﬁed, the dealership. He was kind and understanding, agreeing to
it felt ﬁne during two test drives, and I was assured by the assist me in any way possible. I told him that because of my
dealer that the car had been repaired to BMW standards by a complete dissatisfaction with the car, which had been com-
reputable frame shop. It also had approximately eight months pounded by the treatment I have received from the dealer-
left on the factory warranty, so I thought that if something ship, that I no longer wanted the vehicle.
were wrong with the car, I could get it ﬁxed without aggrava- Several weeks later, I received another call from Keith,
tion or extra cost. informing me that his marketing team and the dealership had
I decided to buy the car, and quickly realized what a mis- decided to repurchase my 330Ci. I was ecstatic! Finally, after
take that was! After driving it for a few days, I could tell that spending countless hours writing letters, making phone calls,
the car wasn’t right. For instance, it pulled hard to the right and feeling frustrated and hopeless, I had a resolution to my
on a smooth highway and the steering wheel vibrated when situation.
braking. Among other problems, there was also an obnoxious I am not writing this letter to simply bash a bad dealer-
rattle in the headliner whenever I hit a bump. In the ﬁrst two ship, instead I thought it was critical to share with fellow club
months, I had to take it in four times to the BMW Dealer, members several important lessons I learned through this
have the aforementioned problems as well as several others experience: ﬁrst, look for a car that has been certiﬁed (CPO),
ﬁxed. Unfortunately, the major issues, such as the vibration and never buy a car that has been in an accident; second,
in the steering wheel and the car pulling to the right were not trust your instincts and if the deal sounds too good to be true,
resolved, even after having the brake rotors replaced twice it probably is; third, don’t let the dealership push you around
and the alignment checked by a BMW technician. and don’t give up no matter how hopeless the situation may
By mid-September, I was frustrated with the car, and con- seem; and fourth, BMW does stand behind their cars and
tacted the dealership to see what we could do to rectify the more importantly, their loyal customers (prior to this car, I had
situation. The General Sales Manager and his staff were less purchased two new BMWs in the past 10 years).
than empathetic with my situation, giving me the run around Because of the intervention of Keith and BMW NA in this
for several weeks, providing me with misinformation, neglect- situation, my passion for BMWs remain intact, evident by
ing to return my phone calls, and even on one occasion, the fact that I am now the proud owner of a 2007 Montego
hanging up on me. I even offered to purchase a brand new Blue 335i Coupe (purchased from a different dealership of
car if they would take back my current vehicle. Rather than course). Next time you are shopping for a used car, I hope you
dealing with the situation, the dealership decided to treat me remember my story and buy CPO! If you have any questions I
rudely and avoid me in the hopes that I would simply go away. can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
36 MSR April
BMW Supports Launch of Newest
Hydrogen Fueling Station In United States
Latest Step Toward Hydrogen Infrastructure
Underscores BMW CleanEnergy Strategy;
Station to Dispense Liquid Hydrogen In Late 2007—
As Used In BMW Hydrogen 7
IRVINE, CA – February 27, 2007… With BMW as a project for individual mobility independent of fossil fuels. With BMW
collaborator, the country’s newest hydrogen ﬁlling station EfﬁcientDynamics, the company enhances fuel economy with
ofﬁcially opened today at the University of California, Irvine. every new product while still offering the customer the best in
Launched by Air Products (NYSE: APD), the station marks the class performance.
latest milestone in establishing a solid hydrogen infrastructure With recycling-optimized product design and life cycle
in the United States—a core goal of BMW’s CleanEnergy assessment, BMW is helping to reduce the impact on the
strategy. environment. The use of benchmark
“BMW is proud to be a member “BMW is proud to be a member technologies in its clean production
of this project team, which is another program signiﬁcantly reduces the
milestone on the way to sustainable of this project team…” consumption of water and energy
mobility and wide acceptance of during the production process. There
alternative fuels”, said Tom Purves, Chairman and CEO of are many examples of the advantages of adhering to BMW’s
BMW of North America and Chairman of the Alliance of Auto- mantra, “Sustainability. It can be done.” The beneﬁts are
mobile Manufacturers. “We at BMW believe that hydrogen will enjoyed not only by the company and its associates, but also
replace petroleum in the long-term. To accomplish this we the environment and, most importantly, the customer. To
must begin to take steps now, in order to ensure a smooth learn more about BMW Group and sustainability, please visit
transition to a hydrogen-based economy in the future. The www.bmwgroup.com/sustainability.
technology at Air Products’ newest fueling station is proof that
this shift has begun, and BMW will continue to develop and
support initaitives that help foster our CleanEnergy goals.”
Last year, BMW underscored its commitment to hydro-
gen-drive technologies with the debut of the BMW Hydro-
gen 7—the world’s ﬁrst hydrogen-drive luxury performance
automobile—to help stimulate demand for a viable hydrogen
infrastructure in the long term. The car comes equipped with
an internal combustion engine capable of running on either
liquid hydrogen or gasoline. Since the start of research and
development in alternative fuel sources, BMW has focused
on liquid hydrogen as the appropriate source of energy for
The new station is the ﬁrst hydrogen fueling station in
California and the United States with the ability to dispense
hydrogen at varied and advanced pressures, and the ﬁrst
hydrogen fueling station to be sited at a location with wider
accessibility for vehicle fueling demonstrations. The new fuel-
ing station will offer hydrogen in gas form from the onset and
planning is underway for the addition of liquid hydrogen dis-
pensing in late 2007 —the form of hydrogen used to power
the BMW Hydrogen 7.
The new hydrogen fueling station at the University of
California, Irvine was launched in partnership with the U.S.
Department of Energy and California’s South Coast Air Quality
Management District, and is supported by BMW and other
automobile manufacturers with hydrogen-powered vehicles.
BMW Group: “Sustainability. It can be done.”
Sustainable action and corporate success belong together.
With this clear commitment, the BMW Group has integrated
sustainability as part of its corporate strategy. The BMW
CleanEnergy strategy aims to create a sustainable future 7/07
April www.rmcbmwcca.org 37
BMW Group (Worldwide) Sets New Sales Record In 2006
3.5 percent growth over previous year
Worldwide market leadership of premium segment defended
DETROIT/MUNICH. The BMW Group increased its sales in about the prospects for BMW Group sales in the future. “We
2006 by 3.5%. Throughout the world, 1,373,926 automo- want to continue the BMW Group’s success story in 2007.
biles were delivered to customers (previous year: 1,327,992). That is to say, we intend to achieve new sales records for
Sales of the BMW brand, at 1,185,049 vehicles, outstripped every brand.”
the previous year’s ﬁgure (1,126,768) by 5.2%. Sales of the The top selling BMW Group model series by far is still the
MINI brand fell by 6.2% to 188,072 deliveries (previous year: BMW 3 Series, in its four variants – sedan, touring, coupe
200,428). As already stated, this is due to the building mea- and convertible. In the year under review, sales of the BMW
sures in the MINI plant in Oxford aimed at expanding produc- 3 Series rose by 17.1% to 508,498 units (previous year:
tion capacity and the change- 434,342). This means that this
over of production to the second “The top selling BMW Group model series by best-seller accounts for 43% of
generation of MINI. Rolls-Royce far is still the BMW 3 Series…” sales of the BMW brand. Sec-
Motor Cars handed over 805 ond place, in terms of volume,
Phantoms to customers (previous year: 796/+1.1%). This is taken by the BMW 5 Series, with an increase in sales to
means that, since the market launch of the Rolls-Royce brand 232,162 automobiles (previous year: 228,389/+1.7%).
under the umbrella of the BMW Group in 2003, sales have The 1 Series comes in third place, with 151,914 deliver-
risen for the fourth time in a row. ies to customers (previous year: 149,493/+1.6%), followed
Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Manage- by the BMW X3 with 113,997 deliveries (previous year:
ment of BMW AG, said today, at the BMW Group’s press 110,719/+3.0%). Because of the end of the model cycle
conference at the North American International Auto Show of the ﬁrst generation, sales of the BMW X5 in 2006 fell
(NAIAS), “These outstanding sales results mean that each of by 25.8% to 75,356 units (previous year: 101,537). In the
our three brands – BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce – is the mar- years before this, the BMW X5 and the X3 had each come
ket leader in its own segment.” Dr. Reithofer was also positive right at the top of their segment.
38 MSR April
The BMW 7 Series once again conﬁrmed its strong posi-
tion in the upper automobile category, with 50,199 cars deliv- BMW Group Sales Year-to-Date Dec. 2006 at a glance
ered (previous year: 50,062/+0.3%). With sales of 30,974 Dec. 2006 Dec. 2005 Year-to-Date Year-to-Date
vehicles (previous year: 28,874), the Z4 is 7.3% over the 2006 2005
level of the previous year. 21,942 of the BMW 6 Series were BMW Group Automobiles
delivered to customers (previous year: 23,340/-6.0%).
In a monthly comparison, sales of the BMW brand in 129,149 + 10.5% 1,373,926 + 3.5%
December 2006 shot up by 7.8% compared with the same BMW
month last year to reach 114,995 cars delivered (previous 114,995 + 7.8% 1,185,049 + 5.2%
New MINI causes sales to leap in December
13,991 + 39.6% 188,072 - 6.2%
For the reasons described above, the lack of availability
of the MINI caused a fall in sales seen over the year. The sec- Rolls-Royce
ond generation of the MINI has been available in European 163 - 7.4% 805 + 1.1%
markets since November 18, 2006. With the ramping up of
production, it will now be much easier to meet the continuing BMW Motorcycles
high level of demand for the new MINI too. This has already 7,419 + 36.8% 100,064 + 2.7%
led to a 39.6% increase in sales to 13,991 units (previous
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2007 Trieben Schnell Fort Worth, Texas here we come
(Fast Impulses) Driver School Oktoberfest 2007
September 30 – October 5, 2007
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!!
April 27 - 29, 2007 he BMW Car Club of America invites you to join us for
Oktoberfest, September 30-October 5, 2007 in down-
at Motorsport Park Hastings town Fort Worth, Texas. Bring the whole family. We guar-
oin us at Motorsport Park Hastings April 28 & 29 for the antee they’ll have a great time!
Missouri Valley Chapter’s Triben Schnell Driver’s School. Hilton Fort Worth will be our host hotel, just across from
We will be the ﬁrst BMW club to have an event at this new the Fort Worth Convention Center. Driving events will be held at
facility. MPH is an excellent venue with a great track and very the Motorsports Ranch. Watch the Roundel for more details.
nice facilities. Be one of the ﬁrst people to drive this exciting Fort Worth is ﬁlled with a unique mix of attractions for
new track. Visit our website for more information and to reg- visitors — from cowboys to culture, from sports to shopping.
ister: www.bmwccamvc.org Explore the legendary Fort Worth Stockyards, the world-class
Cultural District, downtown’s dazzling Sundance Square, the
Costs – top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo, and much, much more.
Driver’s School Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29 $300 “A Moment in Time. A Place in History.” The Hilton Fort
Track Orientation Friday, April 27 $125 Worth is located in downtown Fort Worth across the street from
Instructors & Advanced solo students only. the Fort Worth Convention Center and steps away from famous
T-Shirts – A commemorative event t-shirt is available for pur- Sundance Square, with great entertainment, shopping and din-
chase. This is a high quality long sleeved cotton t-shirt. ing. The Hilton Ft. Worth is the former Hotel Texas, where Presi-
Dinner – We are considering a Steak Dinner on Saturday dent Kennedy and the First Lady stayed November 21, 1963.
night. Please let us know if you are interested. A ﬁnal decision The next morning, after a speech in the Hotel’s ballroom, the
on the dinner will be made prior to the event and participants President’s motorcade departed for Dallas, taking with it the
will be notiﬁed. ﬁnal moments of a more innocent America.
Last day to register is Wednesday, April 25th. Don’t delay. Check www.bmwcca.org for updated information and
Space is limited. This is a brand new track with ﬁrst class registration details.
facilities. We are also the FIRST BMW Club to have an event
at MPH. We anticipate attendees will be coming from Kansas,
Iowa, Missouri and Colorado. See you at the track.
If you have any questions please contact:
Bruce Rowen or Eric Wesolowski - Missouri Valley Chapter
driving @ bmwccamvc.org
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Winter Maintenance Tips
ecause winter tires typically have very aggressive tread sate for the slight suspension movement allowed by the rub-
designs they are more susceptible to the irregular ber bushings. The toe settings that should be used with winter
wear that can be caused by suspension misalignment tires are also the vehicle manufacturers’ preferred setting.
(or worn parts). Of the three normal alignment adjustments As with most automotive adjustment speciﬁcations,
(caster, camber and to the camber and toe settings are the there are preferred settings along with their tolerances. When
most important while caster settings have little inﬂuence on aligning for winter tires, only the vehicle’s preferred settings
tire wear. should be used. For example, if a
Camber is important and is “….more susceptible to the irregular vehicle’s preferred toe setting calls
used to describe the vertical tilt of wear that can be caused by suspension for 1/8” in, and allows a tolerance
your tires. If the top of the tire tilts of ±1/16” and if the vehicle’s toe is
outward it is called positive camber, misalignment….” set at 3/16” in (the maximum toe-
and if it tilts inward it is called negative camber. The camber in allowed) each front tire will be dragged towards the other
settings that should be used with winter tires are the vehicle about 80 feet for every mile driven.
manufacturers’ preferred settings. Too much positive camber It is best to have your vehicle’s alignment checked and
will wear the outside edges of your tires, while too much corrected twice a year. Align it in the spring (using perfor-
negative camber will wear the inside edges. mance alignment settings) to prepare for summer, and in
The toe setting is very important and it is used to describe the fall (with the vehicle’s preferred settings) to prepare for
if the tires on both ends of the same axle are aligned to drive winter.
towards (toe-in) or away (toe-out) from each other. Most
Winter Air Pressure...You Can’t Just Set It...And
vehicles have their suspension components connected to the
body through rubber bushings. When the vehicle is in motion, Then Forget It
tire rolling resistance pulls back on the tires of a non-driven See our complete selection of digital tire
axle, and driveline torque pulls forward on the tires of the gauges.
driven axle. The toe settings have been selected to compen- Tires don’t really carry the weight of your vehicle...
the air pressure inside them does. And maintaining
the correct air pressure is a requirement for good
handling, traction and durability. The tire pressure
recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual or on
the tire information placard is a “cold” pressure, so
it should be checked in the morning before you drive
more than a few miles.
The fall and early winter months are the most
critical times to check your tire’s inﬂation pressures
because air is a gas which contracts as the days get
shorter and the temperatures get colder.
For every 10 deg. Fahrenheit change in outside tempera-
ture, your tire’s inﬂation pressure will change by about 1 psi
(up with higher and down with lower temperatures)
In most parts of the country the typical difference between
average summer and winter temperatures is about -50 deg.
F. That difference results in a loss of about 5 psi, which will
sacriﬁce tire performance and treadwear!
If you are fortunate enough to park in an attached or
heated garage you will also “lose” pressure when you leave
its warmth and venture into the real world outside. So add 1
psi of “cold” tire pressure to compensate for each 10 deg.
And ﬁnally, don’t forget to keep your valve caps on. If
left off, moisture can freeze in the valve and allow the air to
escape. Courtesy of www.tirerack.com
ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER LIBRARY
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like to sign out speciﬁc issues, please contact Darlene Doran 303-
758-4200 or email@example.com
April www.rmcbmwcca.org 41
Upcoming Event Wilkommen
DRIVING SCHOOL DINNER Welcome NEW Members!
Saturday, June 16th, 2007 e would like to give a warm Rocky Mountain welcome
to our new members this month. Remember our
After the Driving School is over Saturday, June 16th, membership is the lifeline of our Club and we invite
we will be having a Dinner Buffet at the track. you to join us at our upcoming events and monthly Club meet-
ings. Our membership is currently 1891 members, which
All Driving School students, instructors, workers,
includes our associate membership of 270 and we continue
and ALL other Chapter Members invited!
to grow. We hope to see you at our many events planned for
The cost is $15 per person. this year. We look forward to your ideas and participation.
All reservations will be online at www.rmcbmwcca.org NEW MEMBER REFERRED BY
(See Driving School Registration, Page 20-21) Ahlborn George Littleton
Cappa Patricia / Steven Marble 2002tii 1974
Cuzzone Joseph Littleton
Dent David Centennial Z4 2005
Devin Sean Littleton 330xi 2006
Things to bring to Driving School Ewing Wayne Elizabeth 528e 1983 535i 1985
Mason John Castle Rock Z3 1997 Steve Callery
ith the driving season in swing, it might be helpful to Mitchell Leslie Denver Rob Insinger
Nguyen Scott Denver 335i 2007
review a checklist of things “I wish I would’ve brought Patterson Gerald Aspen X3 2007
to school.” Phillips Erik Littleton 335i 2007
Rogers Kevin Elizabeth Mini Cooper S 2004
Novice Intermediate Scobey John Denver Jeff Joy
___ Tech Inspection Forms ___ Spare Brake Pads Tenze Rich / Shannan Northglenn 330cic 2002
___ Medical Forms ___ Extra Brake Fluid
___ Camera/Film/Batteries ___ White Shoe Polish
___ Rags/Diapers/Paper Towels ___ Duct Tape
___ Extra Oil
___ Sun Screen/Bug Spray
___ Extra Wheels/Tires
___ Torque Wrench
ADDRESS / UPDATE CHANGES
All address and telephone number changes must be made
___ Windex/RainX ___ Air Canister
through the National Ofﬁce — NOT TO THE CHAPTER.
___ Map ___ Hydraulic Jack
There are three ways written notice may be made:
___ Sweatshirt ___ Work Gloves
• Web http://www.bmwcca.org/addresschange
___ Gloves/ Hat
• Mail BMW CCA , 640 South Main Street, Suite 201
___ Cooler/Ice/Soft Drinks
Greenville, SC 29601
___ Extra Pants/Shirt
• Fax 864-250-0038
___ Money (Cash) Advanced
___ Lawn Chairs ___ Tool Box
___ Tire Pressure Gauge ___ Pyrometer
___ Plastic Bags/Tarp ___ Spare Car
___ Helmet (Snell 2000 or better HELMETS ARE REQUIRED)
Also, be sure to clean out your car to remove all unneces-
sary items before you leave home as it must be completely
empty before going out on the track. It’s a pain to be constantly
loading and unloading ﬂoor mats, cassette tapes, garage door
openers, etc. One thing you sure won’t forget….
___ Have Fun!!!
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Please note: all classiﬁeds are published on our website unless speciﬁcally requested otherwise.
BMW wheels and Continental tires and one set of sport 5 star 19” with Michelins). Every-
Caution: it has been brought to our attention that there has been at least one attempt to
scam a club member as a result of an ad placed here. If someone offers to send you a thing is working perfect! Dealer serviced before the snow and garaged since, $25,000. Call
cashier’s check for more than the purchase price of your advertised item, in exchange Mike 303-915-9026 or mribelin at comcast dot net #356424 (7/07)
for you sending them the item and a check for the price difference, immediately stop 2001 M5 VIN WBSDE93411BZ98826; Alpine White/Carmel full leather interior option, Dark
all communications with that individual. This is becoming an all-to-common scam using Burl Walnut wood trim, 32,700k miles, only owner, loaded with all options; available PDC;
bogus cashier’s checks. Hopefully this warning will protect our members and steer scam Ski Bag, Premium stereo package, Bra, Non-Smoker, Perfect Condition. All books and
artists to go somewhere else! records; Dealer serviced, $35,000. Call Mike days- 303-534-4344; eves 720-344-9613 or
Michael dot Batzer at lucatechnologies dot com #279675 (7/07)
CARS FOR SALE 2001 M3 Convertible, VIN# WBSBR-
2006 750Li, VIN#WBAHN83596- 93471EX21172, Alpine White/Black, 6-
DT25285, Black/Black, 13,000 miles, Speed, 22,000 miles, 19 inch wheels,
one owner, 4.8 DOHC, 32 valve V-8, UUC SSK, I-Top one touch top, factory
a 6-speed STEPTRONIC automatic hardtop, xenon, CD with Harmon-Kar-
transmission, Ash trimmed dash, don sound system, park distance con-
heated leather steering wheel, heated trol, Alpine 6 Disc CD/MP3 changer,
and ventilated fore and aft seats, park- aluminum pedals, European center
ing distance sensors, ten-speaker consol option, dual power seats with
audio system and automatic rear-cabin sunscreens, has Satellite radio system waiting for Driver Memory, cold weather package which includes the amazing Rain-Sensing Wind-
activation, $68,000. Call Eric 303-706-1234 #101546 (7/07) shield Wipers, BMW Alarm, BMW Strut Brace, BMW Windscreen, adult driven, Break in
2004 Z4 2.5, VIN# 4USBT33534- Period observed and never raced, meticulously cared for and pampered, $39,000. Call Tim
LS52929 still under warranty! White/ 303-972-8488 or MThreeCabrio at hotmail dot com #63605 (4/07)
Black, 5 speed automatic, 16,000 2000 M5 VIN#WBSDE9343YBZ97235, Alpine White/Black leather, 95K miles, one owner,
miles, power steering, brakes, locks, rear PDC, rear window shades, clear bra, BBS wheels, pre-purchase inspection per-
and windows, CD player, trip odom- formed, dealer serviced all books and records $24,900. Call Jim 970-988-9376 or jima at
eter, tachometer, AC, driver and pas- mywdo dot com #146512 (7/07)
senger side air bags, bucket seats, 2000 M5 VIN #WBSDE9344YBZ95932,
alloy wheels, rain sensor interval wip- LeMans Blue/Blue-Black leather, 6-
ers, rear defroster, winter wheels with Blizzak tires, $29,000. Call Tim 303-972-8488 or speed manual, 18k miles, DINAN S2
MThreeCabrio at hotmail dot com #63605 (4/07) package + lots of upgrades - over 500
2004 330Ci VIN#WBABD53494PD95012 Silver Gray/Black leather, 34k miles, 6-speed hp. Call Andrew 818-500-7663 #154
manual, sport & premium packages, heated seats, Bavarian Soundwerks speakers, Sirius (4/07)
radio, xenon lights, tinted windows, clear bra, Dinan software, cold-air intake, throttle
body & exhaust, almost-new Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3s, one owner, all service records
$28,500. Call Andrew 303-572-2535; 303-761-4404; 303-524-7777 or satjr727 at aol dot 1999 540i VIN#WBADN5332XGC91303,
com #122809 (7/07) Laguna Green/Black interior, dealer
2003 M3 Coupe VIN# WBSBL93463JR20306, Carbon Black/Black, 6 speed, 25,300 maintained, DSP Sound, 12-way sport
miles, one owner, premium package, xenons, park distance control, HK sound, all records seats, all factory options, this car is a
available, best example of an M you will see, no smoke, always garaged, no winters, new virtual M5: the ﬁrst owner invested in
tires at 22,000 miles. Call Bryan 704-608-8328 or bryan dot walker at Medtronic dot com over $30K of dealer-installed upgrades
#347383 (4/07) including: M5 differential (cooled, lower
2003 Nissan 350Z Coupe VIN#JN1AZ34DX3T113422 Brickyard Red/Black, 34500 miles, gears, posi), M5 brakes, M5 body kit, stainless steel brake lines, Dinan brake ducts, Dinan
manual transmission, performance model, splash guards, mats, full clear bra, adjustable Stage 3 suspension (sway bars, struts, 2” lowering springs, matched camber), Dinan strut
shocks, grounding kit, hi ﬂo intake, upgrade speakers, excellent condition, gets 30mpg brace, Dinan performance ECU, low drag M3 Mirrors, 18” M-parallel spokes with Michelin
cruising, 25 town, regular gas. Nonsmoker, garaged, stored winters, synthetic oil only, Pilot Sport, rolled fenders for 285 rears, 245 fronts, ceramic coated intake, Racing Dynam-
great track car and an excellent touring vehicle for two. This car/color is already a classic, ics stainless steel exhaust, short throw shift kit, white light kit and more! other adds: 15”
asking $20,995. Call Fred 719-495-0143 or Elcrinv at aol dot com #53137 (7/07) subwoofer and 1000W Sony mobile ES amp, custom rear sport light setup, 2 years and
31K left on bumper-to-bumper $0 deductible fully transferable Heritage warranty; this car
2002 MINI Cooper S, VIN#WMWRE- has never been out of warranty! All receipts, immaculate car $19,950. Call Ted 303-638-
33402TD52456, Yellow/Black, 4,700 0977 or Edward at Cetaruk dot com #377691 (7/07)
miles, Orciari body kit, 18” Kinesis
3 piece wheels, Hartge performance 1998 BMW 540i, 4.4Liter 290HP V8, 5 speed automatic, Burgundy/Tan leather, 75890
chip, K&N cold air intake, Nology spark miles, car runs and drives great, rust free Colorado car, not winter driven, premium stereo
plug wires, sport seats, fog lamps, rear sound system, power sunroof, lumbar and memory Seat, wood trim interior, cassette and
spoiler, xenon headlamps with power 6 CD changer, all maintenance performed by BMW asking $17,000. Call Dong 719-784-
wash, dual pane panoramic sunroof, 3489, 719-637-6889 or dp underscore nguyen at hotmail dot com #200801 (4/07)
$27,900. Call Eric 303-706-1234 1998 528ia, Alpine White/Light Grey leather, 45,200 miles, premium package, cold weather
#101546 (7/07) package, garaged, non-smoker, dealer maintained (Winslow BMW), complete mainte-
2002 325xi VIN#:WBAEU33452PF- nance records, one owner, excellent condition, immaculate interior, $16,000 OBO. Call Gib
64330 Titanium Silver/Black leather, 719-389-0305, or gib at weiskopf-law dot com #380471 (7/07)
40.5k miles, steptronic, wood trim, 1998 M3 VIN: WBSCD9326WEE07783, rare 4 door sedan, Black/Gray, 5 speed manual,
premium & cold weather packages, 83,000 miles, sport package, sun roof, original M Contour alloy wheels, security system,
Harman/Kardon sound, moonroof, bi- very good condition, maintained by Bavarian Autohaus, $13,900. Call Dick 720-493-9498
xenon lights, winter & all-season tires, or chanson at ltgc dot com. #375346 (7/07)
Homelink, extended service warranty, 1998 BMW 323is, VIN #WBABF7324-
no accidents, original owner, pet & WEH41888, Silver/Two Tone Gray
smoke-free, great condition, beautiful car! $19,900 obo, more photos on request. Call Joan Leather Interior, 5 Speed, 142K, sun
303-791-1342 or silver dot bmw dot 325xi at gmal dot com #333437 (4/07) roof, garaged, well maintained, NON-
2001 740iL Sport VIN#WBAGH83421DP21125, Black /Beige, 42,000 miles, comfort sport smoker, Dinan Carbon Fiber Cold Air
seats in perfect condition, upgraded navigation system to DVD based system, new front Intake, stainless steel brake lines, new
brakes, new battery, two sets of tires and wheels (one winter with 200 miles on new 17” tires, multiple Disc CD changer, AM/
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FM Radio, cassette, dash bulbs just replaced, $7100(OBO) Call Andy 303-947-9585, or steering box, 25-40% posi-rearend, factory sway bar, gas shocks and rally lights under
asaetveit at gmail dot com #330110 (7/07) front bumper) in tact, all service records, garaged last 5 years, new battery and tires,
1998 323is coupe, VIN# WBABF7-324WEH42510, Silver/White leather, 5-speed, 85,500 interior excellent condition, exterior original paint with rust in usual places, perfect for
miles, no mods , sunroof, ABS/ASC, Michelin Pilots (new), Harmon-Kardon 6 disc CD, restoration project or daily commuter $1,500 for immediate sale. Call Dave 720-341-2130
well maintained, Mobil every 5,000 miles, excellent condition, 2nd owner, garaged, $11,500 after 6 pm. #200707 (4/07)
OBO. Call Chuck 970-227-6487 or mjrdtn9105 at aol dot com #126517 (6/07) 1973 BMW 2002 VIN 2589680, Sahara roundie with very nice saddle/black interior,
1996 328is, VIN WBABG1322TET01638, Silver/Black Leather, 5 speed manual, low miles Nardi steering wheel, strong stock engine with Weber 32/36 carb and new Crane XR700
83,000, sport package, very good mechanically and interior/exterior condition, heated electronic ignition, just tuned and runs great, new battery, new tires on stock rims, boiled
seats, CD changer, brand new brakes and tires. water pump has been replaced, perfor- and POR restored gas tank, re-cored radiator. Runs cool, good brakes, stops on a dime,
mance exhaust, sounds and run great, local Denver car, asking $9,500. Call 303-324-5741 original California car, straight body with solid shock towers, new badges, center grill, rain
or kmcknight at peakresources dot com #365306 (4/07) gutter trim and license plate lights, $3250 OBO. Call Doug 970-453-6342 or dhlaidlaw at
yahoo dot com, see: http://new.photos.yahoo.com/dhlaidlaw #368117 (4/07)
1995 540i Sport WBAHE5329SGA65308 Rare 6 speed, 4.0L, DOHC 32 valve V8 300+
HP, Dinan performance chip and sport suspension, Oxford Green w/ Parchment (dark tan)
interior, power everything, sunroof, sport seats, heated seats, 6 CD changer, M5 “Throwing
TIRES & WHEELS
(4) Dunlop 245/40R 18” Runﬂats are $300 each at Tire Rack, your chance to pick them up
Star” wheels, good tires, paint and interior in excellent condition, tinted, clear bra, body in for $225 each or $900 for the set, they are new car takeoffs from a 07 BMW 530xi. Call
excellent condition except dimpled left rear quarter, 159,000 miles. Fun to drive anywhere, Mike 303-915-9026 or mribelin at comcast dot net #356424 (7/07)
especially mountain roads and Driving Events. O’fest Autocross winner. Asking $8,700.
Call Bruce 303-324-6541 or bhazard at webaccess dot net #5090 (6/07) (10) Hoosier A3S03 racing tires, R225/45 ZR 15, used but not used up, stored covered
indoors, they put my car in a class that‘s not competitive for me. Want to trade for compa-
1995 BMW 325 IC, VIN# WBABJ5326SJC82125, Red/Black top and interior, 5 speed, rable-sized DOT autocross tires will also sell outright. Call Lewis 303-902-9122 or email
non-smoker, garaged, newer clutch and battery, heated seats, CD player and sharp dogﬁshcity at yahoo dot com #332330 (7/07)
17” aftermarket wheels. Rear window replaced November, 06’, regular oil changes and
maintenance. Most miles are highway miles to Tempe, AZ. Great car gets lots of attention, (4) E36 M3 OEM 17x7.5 M Contour wheels style 23 off of a 1995 M3 with BF Goodrich
upgrading to a newer M3. Call Eddie 719-548-0449 or eddiearchuleta at yahoo dot com G-Force TA KDW 225/45 ZR17 tires used only one summer $1200. Will throw in a set of 4
#165398 (4/07) Hoosier track tires 225/45 ZR17 that have many track days left in them, photos available.
Call Bob 303-717-6351or bcrjharland at yahoo dot com #287901 (6/07)
1992 325iC VIN WBABB1310MEC04366, 68k true miles, very nice 325iC, many records,
T-belt (4th one), water pump, thermostat recently replaced, leather and top in very good (5) 7.5 x 17 M Doublespoke II OEM wheels off ‘95 M3. Part #36112228150, as new, in origi-
shape, all original, always garaged, $9500 OBO. Call Jonathan 303-517-3561 or jonjon nal boxes and packing from reﬁnisher, never mounted, guaranteed true, set of 5 $1400, or
underscore 80027 at yahoo dot com #333108 (4/07) $300 each. Call Matt 970-882-7091 or alberpak at centurytel dot net #127742 (6/07)
1991 325ic VIN#WBABBB17MCC04414 Black/Tan Leather sport heated seats, 5-speed, (4) M3 OEM 19” wheels with Contisport tires 225/40/19 and 255/35/19. Great condition,
PS, PB, ABS, 137,00K, many new parts - including a new German cloth top, runs good, lots of threads left on the tires, one small nick on one wheel, must see $1,500. ronnie dot
exterior and interior in good to excellent condition. Call Bill 719-291- 6126 or fastpitch123 renaldi at gmail dot com #277502 (6/07)
at msn dot com # 111393 (7/07)
1990 325iX(a) VIN WBAAB0312LEC95175, White/Tan 2 door, very clean car, new factory
Mini Cooper performance parts: Schroth Rallye 4 Quick Harness, driver’s side, red, with
automatic transmission and mufﬂer, recent factory transfer case, heated leather seats,
all hardware, like new $150. Set of 4 Koni yellow rebound adjustable sport shocks $250.
sunroof, Bilstein and Hella lights,. All maintenance current with paperwork, Colorado Car
Complete Milltek 2 ½” cat back exhaust system for Mini Cooper S, like new, $450. Call Tom
$5000.00. Call Jason 720-841-2076 or jjfee at aol dot com #186073 (4/07)
303-425-5845 or tpora at ball dot com #350109 (6/07)
1988 535i VIN#WBADC8408J3261620,
E36 Turbo Kit by MechTech, everything including intercooler, exhaust/cats, clutch, diverter
Cirrusblau/Tan Leather, auto, 164,988
valve, more. Only 7,000 miles on system, over $7,000 retail value. This is a nice kit. The
miles, original condition (not repainted)
transformation a turbo makes to your car is amazing, especially if you live at altitude, ask-
and has been lovingly maintained, a
ing $4,000. Call Matt 970-882-7091 or alberpak at centurytel dot net. #127742 (6/07)
complete list of all the maintenance
and improvements including suspen- E39 M5 OEM parts: headlight set with HID/xenon ballast and bulbs, (need xenon ballast
sion is available, everything works, brackets) $300. ronnie dot renaldi at gmail dot com #277502 (6/07)
even the onboard computer and head
rests, 16” wheels with brand new Yoko tires, second set of 14” wheels with snow tires, there MISCELLANEOUS
is a lot of life left in this BMW. It has been my daily driver for three years and is a delight For Rent: a week at a condo in Orlando during January-mid April, 2008 or the last 2
to drive. I have replaced it with a 1994 - 525i asking $5500. Call Kevin 719-331-3350 or weeks of December, 2008. Two bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6. Beautifully and completely
kdifelice at comcast dot net #342939 (7/07) furnished—all you bring is food! Within 20 minutes of ALL major attractions. Think Daytona
1983 533i, VIN#WBADB7400D1045340, 500, Spring Break or Christmas vacation! $700. Call Leslie or Jim 303-671-6131 or colo-
Burgundy w/Llama leather, 5-speed, rado924 at comcast dot net ASAP to get your ﬁrst-choice week reserved!
142K, well maintained daily driver For Rent: one car garagestall for vehicle storage located near DU. If interested - Call
(meticulous mathematician), over $15K 719-637-5534 #343590 (6/07)
in receipts, fully upgraded w/ 16” Mille For Rent: Two bedroom, two bath ski condo in town of Winter Park, Colorado. 1.5 miles
Miglia wheels w/new Kumho Ecsta from Winter Park resort. Condo is renovated with all amenities on paved road. On resort
ASX tires, Bilsteins, Eibach springs, shuttle bus route and on weekends has a private shuttle to ski area. WiFi access, Club-
urethane suspension bushings, short- house has indoor pool, three hot tubs, sauna and laundry room. Regular winter rate is
shift, 3.46 lsd diff, e32 front brakes, Euro headlights, AutoThority ECU, Bosal exhaust $160.00 and high season is $235.00 each night. Call Steve 303-988-1562 or stevejfy at
w/o cat, new seat pads, driveshaft, clutch replaced, head reworked, paint resprayed, AC msn dot com #165695 (4/07)
upgraded to R134a. Pioneer CD player, all electrics work, includes original ﬁrst aid kit,
complete tool kit, factory repair manual. No rust. No accidents. Many other new parts,
Problems: windshield rough (remember CO daily driver), dash has usual e28 cracks. Wife
WANTED (4) or preferably (5) winter tires (205/55-16) and/or wheels (16 x 7”) for my E46.
insisting I buy a Mini $5200. Photos or www.uccs.edu/~jdaly/533i.htm. Call Jim 719-372- I would prefer steel wheels but will consider alloys. Contact Dave amadem at hotmail dot
3833 or jdaly at uccs dot edu #167528 (7/07) com #343026 (7/07)
1983 633csi, VIN# WBAEB7404D6726267, Graphit Metallic / Red leather, 5-speed, 161k WANTED to buy 1984 – 1987 745 any condition acceptable, need engine but will buy
miles, sunroof, power locks, power windows, Dinan chip, K&N ﬁlter, A/C cold, paint fair, entire car. Call Robert 303-296-6858. #175300 (4/07)
interior very clean, no dash cracks, 14” powder coated period correct BBS wheels (have
originals) well maintained car, 2nd owner (12 years), no winters, garaged $6,000.00 OBO. Articles for the MSR. Fame, fortune, seeing your work in print and possible syndication in
Call Chuck 970-227-6487 or mjrdtn9105 at aol dot com #126517 (6/07) other newsletters will be your reward. Spelling and grammar will be corrected. Everyone
has a story to tell. For a list of suggested topics, call Editor, Darlene Doran, 303-758-4200.
1979 320iS, 2.0 liter engine with fuel injection, Mustard/Black, high miles, no smoke, totally Remember: this is YOUR newsletter. All disks and photos will be returned.
stock with rare “S” package options (includes - Recaro seats with Roundel, close-ratio
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FOR MORE EVENT DETAILS SEE THE WEBSITE: www.rmcbmwcca.org
1 Sun Colorado Crush Hot Rod Show – 10 AM Pepsi Center - Jon Taylor 720-258-3480
4 Wed * Business Meeting, Bartlett’s, Fort Collins, 970-226-2364 for directions
7 Sat Detailers Paradise Tech Session & Open House, 1745 South Broadway, Denver
Heather Martinez, Coordinator – Details Page 15
14 Sat RMC Autocross Point Series– Coors Field, 2001 Blake Street, Lot B, Denver, CO
Autocross Committee – Details Page 16
18 Wed Driving School Tech Inspection, 5:30 PM – Details Page 22
Bimmer Haus Performance 7233 W. 116th Place, #A, Broomﬁeld
19 Thurs Sonic Bimmer Burger Night – 17191 South Golden Road, Golden, CO
Jim Flint, Coordinator – 303-759-2222 – Details Page 19
25 Wed DEADLINE FOR MSR ADS AND COPY FOR MAY ISSUE
27-29 Trieben Schnell Driving School, Hastings, NE – Details Page 40
28 Sat Bimmer Haus Brake Tech Session, 7233 W. 116th Place, #A, Broomﬁeld
Dave Stackhouse Coordinator 720-566-0521 – Details Page 17
2 Wed * Business Meeting, Warner’s Denver, Colorado, 303-333-9387 for directions
5 Sat RMC Autocross Point Series – Coors Field, 2001 Blake Street, Lot B, Denver, CO
Autocross Committee – Details Page 16
12 Sat Annual RMC Spring Drive, Gary Odehnal, Coordinator 970-219-9821 – Details Page 16
16 Wed Driving School Tech Inspection, 5:30 PM – Details Page 20
Bimmer Haus Performance 7233 W. 116th Place, #A, Broomﬁeld
19 Sat RMC Street Survival Teen Driving School, Arapahoe Park Racetrack, Aurora, Colorado
Darlene Doran, Coordinator – Details Page 18
20 Sun Car Control Clinic, Arapahoe Park Racetrack, Aurora, Colorado
Brian Bowden, Coordinator – Details Page 19
20 Sun Late Spring Performance Driving School Tech Inspection, Arapahoe Park Racetrack
Dave Stackhouse, Coordinator – 720-566-0521
25 Fri DEADLINE FOR MSR ADS AND COPY FOR JUNE ISSUE
6 Wed Driving School Tech Inspection, 5:00 PM – Details Page 22
Poudre Sports Car – 5806 S College Avenue, Ft. Collins
10 Sat Concours d’Elegance Arapahoe Community College 5900 S Santa Fe Drive
Dave Stackhouse and Dee Raisl, Coordinators – Details Page 23
16-17 RMC Late Spring Driving School, Pueblo Motorsports Park, 2 days
Sat/Sun Sponsored by Winslow BMW – Details Page 20-21
16 Sat Driving School Dinner Buffet, Pueblo Motorsports Park
Darlene Doran, Coordinator – Details Page 42
23 Sat * Quarterly General Membership BBQ Show ’n’ Shine – Co’s BMW Center – 4150 Byrd Drive,
Loveland, 866-890-6947 RSVP to Darlene Doran - 303-758-4200 – Details Page 17
25 Fri DEADLINE FOR MSR ADS AND COPY FOR JULY ISSUE
* All members are invited to attend the Business Meetings, the ﬁrst Wednesday of each month (with some exceptions), dinner is
included except when at a public restaurant, so please RSVP to the Meeting Host/Hostess to ensure enough food is available
and in case of Cancellations or Changes. Dinner is served at 6:30 and meeting starts promptly at 7 p.m.
RMC BMW CCA is not responsible or liable in any way for events that are not in bold print, we are printing these as a courtesy.
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