BMW CCA Windy City February 2014 : Page 2

OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Breeze Editor Webmeister Meetings Membership Autocross Driving School Director-At-Large Legal Counsel Art Director VOLUME 43 NUMBER 2 630-913-7028 630-961-9333 815-338-3160 630-907-9074 847-729-5268 630-618-1377 847-581-9101 630-362-9099 630-207-4071 847-359-1814 847-695-9430 312-218-5652 847-729-5268 JOHN KELLY PETE AUMENT ALBERT VELASCO VINCE HELOU BARBARA ADAMS ROBIN BLAIR MEG SCHMITZ VINCE HELOU GRAIG NEVILLE RANDY EVERSON JEFF COREY LARRY SCHETTEL THE STEERING WHEEL MICHAEL LODERMEIER WINDY CITY BMW, INC. is a non-proft Illinois Corporation. It is a chapter of the BMW Car Club of America and is not connected in any manner with Bayerische Motoren Werks AG or the Importer. The Windy City ‘Breeze’ is the publication of WC BMW and is mailed to all members in good standing. All of its contents shall remain the property of the Club. Informa-tion supplied is provided by the members and for the members only. The ideas, suggestions and opinions expressed in articles are those of the Club. The Club assumes no liability for any of the information contained herein. None of the information bears the status of “Factory Ap-proved” unless so indicated. Modifcations within the warranty period may void the warranty. The Editor of this newsletter seeks material suitable to pass on to other members. The mate-rial may be of a technical nature, bits of information about your car, area news and events, or just the latest tidbit you may have. Share your ideas with the other members by forwarding them to the EDITOR. BARBARA ADAMS 607 ELMDALE ROAD, GLENVIEW, IL 60025 FAX: 847-724-2419 E-Mail: ADAMS2002@AOL.COM NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: 25 th of month before publication. CALENDAR OF EVENTS FEBRUARY................................................................. 22 Karting, K1 MARCH....................................................................... 1 Ice Autocross ?? 8 NIFB Work Day 15 Karting, K1 APRIL.......................................................................... 6 Rallye School 26 Car Control Clinic, Saturday, Maywood MAY............................................................................. 3-4 Spring Fling Tour, Wisconsin 10 Autocross School, Saturday, Maywood 17-18 Autobahn Country Club Driving School, Joliet 24 Autocross I, Saturday, Maywood JUNE........................................................................... 7-8 Yokohama/Tire Rack Challenge 16-20 BMW CCA Oktoberfest, BeaverCreek, CO JULY........................................................................... 12 Autocross III, Saturday, Sears Centre 13 Rallye I AUGUST.................................................................... 3 Rallye II 23-24 GingerMan Driving School, South Haven, MI 31 Autocross IV, Sunday, Sears Centre SEPTEMBER............................................................ 7 Rallye III 14 VintageFest, ZF Services, Vernon Hills 20 Autocross V, Saturday, Sears Centre 28 Rallye IV OCTOBER................................................................ 12 Autocross VI, Sunday, Maywood 19 Rallye V PLAN AHEAD! As winter seems to continue forever, the chance to escape to warmer weather was a very welcome reprieve. Add in some racing, even better. I’m just getting back from a weekend in Daytona to watch the Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge and the Rolex 24, which for those not familiar is a 24 hour endurance race. What a great event! There were several manufacturer tents in the infeld during the weekend with BMW well represented. BMW brought the new M235, M3, and M4, along with a 435 that was very well equipped with M Performance parts for an options list that added over $30,000 to the base price – Wow! The M4 was shown in Austin yellow. Remember Phoenix yellow? This won’t be on my short list of colors either. Color aside, the new model looks great. BMW also displayed three M3 race cars including a DTM car and a former ALMS build. The races haven’t even started and I already really like this event. Thursday was pretty laid back. The crowds weren’t there yet which meant great viewing to all the activity going on in the garages or relaxed browsing in the vendor area. On both Friday and Saturday, there was a pit walk before the races with access to walk up the steeply banked track and sign the start-fnish line. A few folks thought the pristine white guard rails would make a nice canvas as well. They quickly received some unwanted attention from security. Scratch that from the to do list for next year. Watching the Rolex 24 race at night was spectacular. This year, colored display panels were a recent addition to help identify which group and place each car was in. Somewhat diffcult to see during the day, the numbers glowed brightly at night. Many teams also added LED lighting to various areas of the cars, to help distinguish the cars at night which looked very cool. Watching the cars race at night at a very high speed bend in the infeld course that is reminiscent of the kink at Road America, I had a newfound respect for the skill of the drivers. Navigating through much slower, or much faster traffc depending on the class, passing constantly through the corners, and in the middle of night. You really have to see it up close to fully appreciate it. Rolex 24 at Daytona – check – one more off the bucket list! JOHN KELLY Show your Colors! Lands’ End has our Windy City BMW logo that can go on any item that you order. The additional cost for the logo will be $5.95 per item. We now have an E-Store set up so buying at Lands’ End couldn’t be easier. Go to the website windycitybmw.com and click on “show your colors”. Don’t forget, there are lots more pictures on our Website “windycitybmw.com”

Officers

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Calendar Of Events

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The Steering Wheel

As winter seems to continue forever, the chance to escape to warmer weather was a very welcome reprieve. Add in some racing, even better. I’m just getting back from a weekend in Daytona to watch the Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge and the Rolex 24, which for those not familiar is a 24 hour endurance race. What a great event!

There were several manufacturer tents in the infield during the weekend with BMW well represented. BMW brought the new M235, M3, and M4, along with a 435 that was very well equipped with M Performance parts for an options list that added over $30,000 to the base price – Wow! The M4 was shown in Austin yellow. Remember Phoenix yellow? This won’t be on my short list of colors either. Color aside, the new model looks great. BMW also displayed three M3 race cars including a DTM car and a former ALMS build. The races haven’t even started and I already really like this event.

Thursday was pretty laid back. The crowds weren’t there yet which meant great viewing to all the activity going on in the garages or relaxed browsing in the vendor area. On both Friday and Saturday, there was a pit walk before the races with access to walk up the steeply banked track and sign the start-finish line. A few folks thought the pristine white guard rails would make a nice canvas as well. They quickly received some unwanted attention from security. Scratch that from the to do list for next year.

Watching the Rolex 24 race at night was spectacular. This year, colored display panels were a recent addition to help identify which group and place each car was in. Somewhat difficult to see during the day, the numbers glowed brightly at night. Many teams also added LED lighting to various areas of the cars, to help distinguish the cars at night which looked very cool. Watching the cars race at night at a very high speed bend in the infield course that is reminiscent of the kink at Road America, I had a newfound respect for the skill of the drivers. Navigating through much slower, or much faster traffic depending on the class, passing constantly through the corners, and in the middle of night. You really have to see it up close to fully appreciate it. Rolex 24 at Daytona – check – one more off the bucket list! JOHN KELLY

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Show Your Colors!

Lands’ End has our Windy City BMW logo that can go on any item that you order. The additional cost for the logo will be $5.95 per item. We now have an E-Store set up so buying at Lands’ End couldn’t be easier. Go to the website windycitybmw.com and click on “show your colors”.

Don’t forget, there are lots more pictures on our Website “windycitybmw.com”

Read the full article at http://browndigital.bpc.com/article/Show+Your+Colors%21+/1627526/195329/article.html.

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