BMW CCA Windy City April 2017 : Page 2

OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Breeze Editor Webmeister Meetings Membership Autocross Track Events Legal Counsel Art Director VOLUME 46 NUMBER 4 630-207-4071 630-961-9333 815-338-3160 312-259-9568 847-729-5268 630-618-1377 630-729-4757 630-258-0408 630-207-4071 847-359-1814 312-218-5652 847-729-5268 THE STEERING WHEEL 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. MORE ON LAST PAGE ... GRAIG NEVILLE PETE AUMENT ALBERT VELASCO CHARLOTTE BRADDY BARBARA ADAMS ROBIN BLAIR STEPHANIE AUGUSTINE TIM HEAD GRAIG NEVILLE RANDY EVERSON 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: 22nd 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/ Northern Illinois Food Bank , 273 Dearborn Ct, Geneva, IL 60134 solvehungertoday.org/ FACEBOOK IS HERE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Search for Windy City BMW or click on the FaceBook link on the website and sign up. Get the news as it happens. CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017 APRIL....................................................................... 8 Open House, Northstar Motorsports 15 Car Control Clinic, Boomers, Schaumburg 22 CCG Meeting, Chicago 30 Autocross School, Boomers, Schaumburg MAY........................................................................... 6 Yokohama Tire Autocross, Sear Centre, Hoffman Estates 7 Rallye School, Perfect Power, Buffalo Grove 2017 20-21 HPDE at Autobahn Country Club, Joliet 21 Rallye I JUNE......................................................................... 3-4 Yokohama, Tire Rack, Windy City BMW CHALLENGE #25, South Bend, IN 25 Rallye 2 JULY.......................................................................... 11-15 Ofest in New Orleans 31 HPDE at Autobahn Country Club, Joliet ? Yokohama Tire Autocross, TBA AUGUST.................................................................... 5-6 Meeting, Corral -IMSA Race at Road America 6 Rallye 3 13 Yokohama Tire mAutocross, Sear Centre, Hoffman Estates 20 Picnic with the Lipizzan horses 27 Geneva Concours, Geneva, IL SEPTEMBER............................................................ 2 Yokohama Tire Autocross, Sear Centre, Hoffman Estates 10 Rallye 4 16 VintageFest, ZF, Vernon Hills 17 Ultimate Tour Ending at Spartenburg, SC OCTOBER................................................................. 7 Yokohama Tire Autocross, Boomers, Schaumburg 8 Rallye 5 2018 20 JANUARY Annual Dinner, Bobak’s Signature Room PLAN AHEAD!

The Steering Wheel

THE STEERING WHEEL

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.

Read the full article at http://browndigital.bpc.com/article/The+Steering+Wheel/2749561/396326/article.html.

Calender Of Events

2017

APRIL.......................................................................

8 Open House, Northstar Motorsports

15 Car Control Clinic, Boomers, Schaumburg

22 CCG Meeting, Chicago

30 Autocross School, Boomers, Schaumburg

MAY...........................................................................

6 Yokohama Tire Autocross, Sear Centre,

Hoffman Estates

7 Rallye School, Perfect Power, Buffalo Grove

20-21 HPDE at Autobahn Country Club, Joliet

21 Rallye I

JUNE.........................................................................

3-4 Yokohama, Tire Rack, Windy City BMW CHALLENGE #25, South Bend, IN

25 Rallye 2

JULY..........................................................................

11-15 Ofest in New Orleans

31 HPDE at Autobahn Country Club, Joliet

? Yokohama Tire Autocross, TBA

AUGUST....................................................................

5-6 Meeting, Corral - IMSA Race at Road
America

6 Rallye 3

13 Yokohama Tire mAutocross, Sear Centre,
Hoffman Estates

20 Picnic with the Lipizzan horses

27 Geneva Concours, Geneva, IL

SEPTEMBER............................................................

2 Yokohama Tire Autocross, Sear Centre, Hoffman Estates

10 Rallye 4

16 VintageFest, ZF, Vernon Hills

17 Ultimate Tour Ending at Spartenburg, SC

OCTOBER.................................................................

7 Yokohama Tire Autocross, Boomers, Schaumburg

8 Rallye 5

2018 JANUARY

20 Annual Dinner, Bobak’s Signature Room

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