July 9, 2015

Sierra Chapter BMW Car Club – Reno, NV
9 JULY 2015 @ Pearce Motors
AGENDA

  1. New Members & Membership Update (Sharon)
  2. Upcoming Events for 2015
  3. The new BMW 7 Series
  4. Takata Airbag Recall impacts 420,661 BMW’s
  5. BMW has a record May for Sales
  6. European BMW’s by John Strom
  7. BMW Trivia
  8. Q&A?
  9. Dinner @ La Vecchia Italian Bistro

19 in Attendance

General Meeting:

  1. New Members & Membership Update (Sharon). Sharon said there were two new members this past month. They will be going on the Sierra Buttes ride.
  2. Upcoming Events for 2015
    1. Potluck dinner will replace the August 13th It will be at Pat’s place again this year.
    2. Sharon Goodrich gave an update on the Family Picnic which will be held July 12th.
      1. Members need to bring either an appetizer, salad or dessert.
      2. No refrigeration so bring coolers to keep things cold
      3. 11am-3pm (all day event). Members can stay until 9pm if they wish.
      4. Horseshoes, three legged race and more.
      5. Pool available for those wishing to swim (fee required)
    3. Poker Run will be August 8th.
    4. The Holiday Party will be at Brick’s again this year. It will be held on December 3rd. There will be no meeting on December 10th.
    5. The Fall Wine Tour will be on Sept. 19th. There are still 5 rooms available at the Shenandoah Inn. We heard that the Porsche Club is also staying there that weekend.
    6. There will be a non-BMW club event at Rennsport on July 25th. The Porsche Club is also attending. The tech session will be on fault codes, factory level scanners, check light details and other technical information.
  3. The new BMW 7 series will be arriving at Bill Pearce BMW in the late fall. We showed a video of the new features. You can use hand gestures to operate some of the features like the telephone and navigation. The 7 series can park itself and can be pulled into and out of a garage. New laser headlights can see 3 times farther than normal lights.
  4. BMW has recalled 420,661 cars due to Takata defective airbags. It mostly effects 2002 thru 2006 3 and 5 series and the X5. A list was provided to the attending members.
  5. BMW had a record May for sales. The 3 and 4 series along with the X5 contributed to most of the sales.
  6. John Strom provided some photos of European BMW models on his 6 month tour. We showed the 525d touring car , the M135i 4 door hatchback and the 220d gran tourer.
  7. BMW Trivia
    Question: What is the next i BMW ?
    Answer: The i3 and it will be coming out in 2019. It will be a four door model.
  8. Q&A? Steve Polimeni said the traffic on 395 was bad at Niles exit so you should take S. Virginia to La Vecchia.
  9. Dinner @ La Vecchia Italian Bistro. 17 members will be attending.
  10. Rafi Sod of United Routes Auto Transport is a company that transports classic and exotic vehicles. Anyone interested can contact Pat McGoff for more details.