BMW CCA Windy City March 2016 : Page 2

OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Breeze Editor Webmeister Meetings Membership Autocross Driving School Director-At-Large Legal Counsel Art Director VOLUME 45 NUMBER 3 630-961-9333 630-207-4071 815-338-3160 312-259-9568 847-729-5268 630-618-1377 847-302-2601 630-258-0408 630-207-4071 847-359-1814 847-695-9430 312-218-5652 847-729-5268 THE STEERING WHEEL PETE AUMENT GRAIG NEVILLE ALBERT VELASCO CHARLOTTE BRADDY BARBARA ADAMS ROBIN BLAIR MEG SCHMITZ TIM HEAD GRAIG NEVILLE RANDY EVERSON JEFF COREY MICHAEL LODERMEIER LARRY SCHETTEL WINDY CITY BMW, INC. is a non-profit 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. Modifications 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 E-Mail: ADAMS2002@AOL.COM NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: 25 th of month before publication. www.windycitybmw.com Friend us on FaceBook-Search Windy City BMW BMW CCA Foundation, 190 Manatee Court, Greer, SC 864-329-1919 http://www.bmwccafoundation.org/ GiGi’s Playhouse , 1069 W Golf Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60194 847-885-PLAY www.gigisplayhouse.org/ PetsNPatients, http://petsnpatients.org/ Northern Illinois Food Bank , 273 Dearborn Ct, Geneva, IL 60134 solvehungertoday.org/ This year, 2016, is a very special milestone for our beloved brand. The company was established in 1916 which means that in just a few months the brand will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The company plans to commemorate the big day as the featured marque at the 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion taking place in August at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. I am told that this will be quite a show and will introduce some neat new toys. I understand that tickets are still available for those of you wanting to make the trip. Contrary to many opinions, BMW does not stand for Best Motors in the World company. Sure, BMW branded automobiles are regarded as being some of the few engineering forms close to perfection especially by those of us that own one. The letters actually stand for something less boisterous and more good natured: Bayerische Motoren Worke or Bavarian Motor Works for the english speaking world. The secret to the company’s success does not lie in astrological predictions or serious corporate espionage, but rather in a dedication to quality and the pursuit of excellence. Unlike most of the automobile manufacturers out there, BMW has continued to focus the primary source of power, the engine. This dedication to the heart of the vehicle has resulted in very performance-happy engines that have literally rocketed the brand to its current leadership position in the industry. Please think of that the next time you open the hood and view only a sea of plastic. I am confident that under that aerodynamic resin beats the heart of a true engineering marvel. Happy birthday BMW lets work on the next 100 years of perfection. PETE AUMENT IDEA FOR AN EVENT?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Do you have an idea of an event you would like to see us do? If so, PLEASE email that idea to denmother@ windycitybmw.com We are always looking for new things to do. Car related or not, please let us know. It’s always fun to get together and visit as well as drive our cars. 2016 MARCH...................................................................... 5 K1 Karting 6 Klairmont Kollections 12 Fall Line Motorsports Meeting APRIL....................................................................... 9 Northstar Motorsports Open House 17 Rallye 24 Car Control Clinic, Hawthorne Race Track MAY........................................................................... 1 Autocross School, Hawthorne Race Track 14 Autocross I, location TBA 14-15 Spring Tour, Wisconsin Area 15 Rallye 21-22 Autobahn RaceTrack Driving Experience JUNE....................................................................... 4-5 Challenge, South Bend, IN 12 Rallye CALENDAR OF EVENTS JULY......................................................................... 2 Autocross III, location TBA 31 Autocross IV, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates AUGUST 6-7 Weathertech Challenge, Road America Corral 21 Rallye 23-28 O’Fest, Monterey, CA SEPTEMBER............................................................. 11 Rallye 11 Autocross V, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates 18 VintageFest, ZF Services, Vernon Hills, IL 24 Iron Gate Oktoberfest Event OCTOBER................................................................. 1 Autocross VI, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates 2017 JANUARY.................................................................. 14 45th Annual Dinner, Signature Events PLAN AHEAD!

Calendar Of Events

2016 MARCH

5 K1 Karting
6 Klairmont Kollections
12 Fall Line Motorsports Meeting

APRIL

9 Northstar Motorsports Open House
17 Rallye
24 Car Control Clinic, Hawthorne Race Track

MAY

1 Autocross School, Hawthorne Race Track
14 Autocross I, location TBA
14-15 Spring Tour, Wisconsin Area
15 Rallye
21-22 Autobahn RaceTrack Driving Experience

JUNE

4-5 Challenge, South Bend, IN
12 Rallye PLAN AHEAD!

JULY

2 Autocross III, location TBA
31 Autocross IV, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates

AUGUST

6-7 Weathertech Challenge, Road America Corral
21 Rallye
23-28 O’Fest, Monterey, CA

SEPTEMBER

11 Rallye 11 Autocross V, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates
18 VintageFest, ZF Services, Vernon Hills, IL
24 Iron Gate Oktoberfest Event

OCTOBER

1 Autocross VI, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates 2017

JANUARY

14 45th Annual Dinner, Signature Events

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The Steering Wheel

This year, 2016, is a very special milestone for our beloved brand. The company was established in 1916 which means that in just a few months the brand will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The company plans to commemorate the big day as the featured marque at the 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion taking place in August at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. I am told that this will be quite a show and will introduce some neat new toys. I understand that tickets are still available for those of you wanting to make the trip.

Contrary to many opinions, BMW does not stand for Best Motors in the World company. Sure, BMW branded automobiles are regarded as being some of the few engineering forms close to perfection especially by those of us that own one. The letters actually stand for something less boisterous and more good natured: Bayerische Motoren Worke or Bavarian Motor Works for the english speaking world.

The secret to the company’s success does not lie in astrological predictions or serious corporate espionage, but rather in a dedication to quality and the pursuit of excellence. Unlike most of the automobile manufacturers out there, BMW has continued to focus the primary source of power, the engine. This dedication to the heart of the vehicle has resulted in very performance-happy engines that have literally rocketed the brand to its current leadership position in the industry. Please think of that the next time you open the hood and view only a sea of plastic. I am confident that under that aerodynamic resin beats the heart of a true engineering marvel.

Happy birthday BMW lets work on the next 100 years of perfection.

PETE AUMENT

Read the full article at http://browndigital.bpc.com/article/The+Steering+Wheel/2401637/291306/article.html.

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