BMW CCA Windy City — April 2017
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We just finished our winter karting season, thank you Michael Lodermeier for setting that up. I did see several new faces that I hope to see again during our other driving events. There might even be some outdoor karting opportunities later in the year.

For sure though, we have a new venue for Car Control Clinic and Autocross School – Boomers in Schaumburg. The pavement is much better than last year’s venue. Other pre-driving season events not to miss include a trip to Northstar Motorsports in Barrington April 8. John and Jeannie Ruther have been great hosts over the years and John is very knowledgeable about safety gear.

We are trying to get a venue at Lake County Fair Grounds in July for one of our autocross events – keep your fingers crossed, but we do have alternate arrangements just in case. For our non-driving event meetings, newlywed Stephanie Augustine has stepped in to coordinate our membership meetings; there should be some very interesting events this year, so stay tuned.

In addition to our normal events, we are also looking into increasing our social media exposure. There seems to be confusion about who we are, which we hope to clarify for folks. I often get the following questions:

Do you need to own a BMW? – Nope

Are you part of BMW North America? – No, we are independent, be we do like BMW’s

I’ve never heard of BMW CCA or Windy City BMW. – Well, we are going to try changing that, at least locally. So, if you know some BMW enthusiasts that haven’t participated in any Club events, please share a Breeze with them and invite them along. Our membership is hovering around 2000 or so, but we have room for plenty more folks.
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