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From the President’s Desk

Springtime is one of the best times to go out, watch winter disappear and enjoy the road. I hope you and your …

2018 National Car Museum

On Saturday, February 10th, the BMW Sierra Chapter Car Club visited the National Car Museum in downtown Reno. It is also known …

A Little Trivia

A little trivia: Mart Jaama has been a member of the BMW for many years. The logo on the top is from …

Message from your Editor

Another Winter has ended and so the doldrums should also go by then wayside. WE have several events scheduled for the upcoming …

My Name is Russ Huntoon

Born during WW2 in Southern California. Moved to Reno Nevada in 1949. Met my now wife, Cheri, of 52 years at Reno High School. We now have two Kids, two Grand Kids, and two Great Grand Kids. Early interest in Motorcycles and fast Cars led to racing at a young age, I met with some success earning three Distinct 36 AMA Championships and the number 1N racing number plate. Learned fabrication and mechanical skills through racing that brought people to me for building their cars and motorcycles. Worked in the automotive and motorcycle shops for 10 plus years, then started my own company. An automotive air conditioning specialist shop building air conditioners for production and specialty and exotic cars. Opened Intrepid Motor Car and maintained the classic historic race and street cars. Built a manufacturing company have building refuse and recycling equipment for the waste industry.

2017 Holiday Party

2017 ended on a high note with another successful Holiday Party held on December 14th. This year the party was held at …

Driving the Roads of Europe

John Strom did a presentation about Driving the Roads of Europe at the January meeting, sharing his experiences and offering some tips.

My Name is John Strom

I have been interested in BMWs since the 1960s when I first saw a very cool 1600-2 owned by a professor at …

2018 Planned Events

Coming Events January 11, Meeting/Social, Bill Pearce BMW/TBD 6pm February 8, Meeting/Social, Bill Pearce BMW/TBD 6pm February 10, National Automobile Museum Tour March 8, Meeting/Social, …

2017 Street Survival

Greetings to all my Street Survivor fans! It has been several months now since pulling off the Street Survival 2017 event on …

2017 Wine Tour

Club members were on the road again on Saturday, October 14, 2017 headed for Plymouth California.

2017 Holiday Party

2017 ended on a high note with another successful Holiday Party held on December 14th. This year the party was held at …

Message from your Editor

Well as this year comes to an end, I want to thank all the members who made this year a success. Next …

2017 Fun Rally

Today was the best Fun Rally that the Sierra Chapter has ever had.

The duo that took center stage

Thousands of auto aficionados descend on Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance every year to admire the legacy of many seminal cars, and to witness the unveiling of highly-anticipated concept vehicles. With classic cars overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Pebble Beach Concours® was the perfect backdrop for the grand reveal of the BMW Concept Z4 and The 8 Concept. All eyes traced the distinguished silhouette of the purebred roadster and the powerfully-sculpted luxury coupe accompanied by its beloved predecessor of nearly three decades.

From the President’s Desk

The chapter had two events in a span of three months.  Not a whole lot but they were very well attended and …

James “Jim” Goodfellow

Personal Information: Retired Air Force pilot and intelligence officer. Spent 13 years in Pacific Spent 4 years in Europe. Loved flying reconnaissance.  …

Car News and History

Barn Find, E-34 M5 History In the mid-1980s BMW built a one-off car using parts from their sports/racing cars, their mid-sized sedans …

Classy-fieds

If you didn’t get to join us Saturday, June 24th on the Virginia City Drive you can still share our experience

2017 Virginia City Drive

If you didn’t get to join us Saturday, June 24th on the Virginia City Drive you can still share our experience

Message from your Editor

The time seems to pass to quick as we get a little older. Here it is heading into the last quarter of …

Name Badges

One important aspect of being a member of any organization is being recognized. At the last event I was asked by several …

Fred Watson

Our current Newsletter Editor He was born in Kalamazoo, MI. His family migrated to California when he was 10, and he spent …

2017 Poker Run

This year marked the 4th Annual Poker Run to Longboard’s Bar & Grill in Graeagle, CA and what a turnout we had …

Message from your Editor

Well it doesn’t seem possible, but this year is at the midpoint. Keep informed and participate in club activities. Everyone joins a …

Movin’ On

The lyrics to a song I remember go like this: “I have stayed around and played around this old town too long; …

Tire Rack Street Survival Presents

Street Survival – October 7

Greetings everyone…. as the newly minted organizer for the Street Survival event I realize the time is growing short as the event …

2017 4th Annual Family Picnic

If you didn’t get to join us Sunday, July 12th at the Annual Family you can still share our experience (then you may want to join us on our next event!).

New Ofest Dates

By now you’ve probably heard the good news: Oktoberfest is moving from July to November! O’Fest 2017 has now been rescheduled for …

From the President’s Desk

In March, Club leaders gathered in Dallas for the annual 2017 National Chapter Leadership Conference. Representing our chapter was Vice President, Mart …

National Automobile Museum

One Small Step Turns into Giant Leap for National Automobile Museum Mission control has never been more accessible. We are proud to …

Board Member Comments

I’m involved with the club both because of my interest in BMW’s and my desire to get to know others with a …

Message from your editor

Well, winter is almost over and most of us are looking forward to spring. Activities have been almost nonexistent this quarter. Not …

2017 Q1 Treasurer’s Report

Memorial Day Weekend is here already and there is a still lot of snow in the Sierra. Didn’t we just enjoy the …

2016 Holiday Party

The Sierra Chapter Holiday party 2016 version was celebrated on Thursday December 8, 2016.  The evening for the 47 members who signed …

Message from your editor

The door to 2016 has closed and a new era is upon us. We have a New President, Vice President, members of …

From your new Pres

Greetings my fellow BMW club members, As you know I have become your new club president for the Sierra BMW CCA chapter.  …

2016 Fun Rally

This year’s Fun Rally was held on October 29th where once again the weather gods were in our favor as there was …

2016 Wine Tour

The 2016 Amador Wine Tour held Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25, was blessed with excellent weather and a large turnout.  …

2017 Planned Events

2017 Sierra BMW CCA List of Events Feb 9, Meeting at Bill Pearce, Dinner Skipolini’s at The Summit Mar 9, Meeting at Bill …

2016 Street Survival

Sierra Bimmerheads, Thanks to all who pitched in for Street Survival.  I’m sure the new location had a lot to do with …

2016 Street Survival

If you didn’t get to join us Saturday, October 7th for Street Survival you can still share our experience… Sierra Bimmerheads, Thanks …

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

If you didn’t get to join us Thursday, July 14th at the monthly meeting you can still share our experience (then you …

2016 3rd Annual Family Picnic

If you didn’t get to join us Sunday, July 10th at the Annual Family you can still share our experience (then you may …

2016 Cabot Cove Cruise

If you didn’t get to join us Friday-Sunday, May 13th– May 15th on the Cabot Cove Cruise you can still share our …

From the President’s Desk

After a very snowy winter, we finally arrived at the start of a wet spring. We have two touring events coming up …

2015 Street Survival

Sierra Chapter’s Street Survival It was a “different” Sierra Chapter Street Survival in 2015.  To be clear, our host venue, the Sky …

2015 Holiday Party

A Stormy Windy Marvelous Party by DeArmond Sharp The Sierra Chapter 2015 Holiday Party was held a week earlier than usual because …

2015 Fun Rally

A Really Fun “Fun Rally” by Steve Polimeni As luck would have it, after rescheduling our Fun Rally to Halloween Saturday because …

2015 Wine Tour

Eldorado – Amador Wine Tour by DeArmond Sharp Early Saturday morning (7:20 a.m.), on September 19, 2015, BMWs with enthusiastic drivers and …

From the President’s Desk

Our second annual summer picnic was held on July 12th at Bowers Mansion which is on the way to Carson City. We …

2016 Coming Events

Coming Events Jan 14, Meeting/Social, Bill Pearce BMW/La Vecchia 6pm Feb 11, Meeting/Social, Bill Pearce BMW/TBD 6pm Mar 10, Meeting/Social, Bill Pearce BMW/TBD 6pm Apr …

RSVPing for a Club Event

We are trying to make RSVPing for Club Events easier and have put together what is hopefully a simpler and easier-to-use Event RSVP process. New Process: …

Villars @ The BMW Welt & Museum

This summer after Brandon’s High School graduation, the Villar’s jetted off to Germany-Switzerland-Austria. Since it was Brandon’s first time in Europe, we hit all …

European Baby

The Goodriches had a wonderful time touring Europe with the help of their newest addition to the family, a 228iM sport in …

2015 2nd Annual Family Picnic

If you didn’t get to join us Sunday, July 12th at the Family you can still share our experience (then you may want …

From the President’s Desk

I mentioned in the last quarterly eNewsletter that we had some events cancelled due to lack of snow and the sale of …

2016 Virginia City Drive

If you didn’t get to join us Saturday, May 16th on the Virginia City Drive you can still share our experience (then you may …

From the President’s Desk

From the President’s Desk; I hope this newsletter finds all our members enjoying a happy 2015 so far. We have some new …

2014 Coming Events

Coming Events: Jan 8, Meeting/Social, Bill Pearce BMW 6PM Feb 12, Meeting/Social, Bill Pearce BMW 6PM Mar 12, Meeting/Social, Bill Pearce BMW …

2015-Coming Events

Jan 8, Meeting/Social, Bill Pearce BMW 6pm Feb 12, Meeting/Social, Bill Pearce BMW 6pm Feb 28, Ski Day, Diamond Peak Mar 12, Meeting/Social, Bill …

2015-Who’s Who

President Pat McGoff, (775) 473-8549 Vice President Ron Nicasio, (775) 843-5904 Secretary James Russell, (801) 707-8639 Treasurer/Chief Legal Counsel DeArmond Sharp (775) …

From the President’s Desk

Happy Holidays to all of our members. We had a banner year full of new and ongoing events, informative meetings and great …

From the President’s Desk

As you might remember from the last quarterly newsletter, JoAnn and I went to Munich, Germany to pick up our new 435i …

2014 Who’s Who

President Pat McGoff |775-843-0092 | pjmcgoff@att.net  Vice President John English | 775-790-4205 | englishone@hotmail.com Secretary Dody Gustafson | 775-329-3151 |dsharp@rbsllaw.com Past President  Art Ona | 775-772-1328 | artona@sbcglobal.net Member-at-Large Mike Dietel | 775-338-2183 | mhdietel@gmail.com Membership Sharon …

BMWs + Food + Socializing = Fun!!!

by John Strom  Three great events highlighted the club’s summer schedule – the Family Picnic on Saturday, July 13th, the Sierra Buttes …