June 9, 2011

Sierra Chapter BMW Car Club – Reno, NV

10 June 2011 @ Pearce Motors

29 in Attendance
Guest:  Matt Meyer, Mini Sales Manager (for tour of new facility after meeting)

Art Ona, President, called the meeting to order at 6:05 PM.

  1. Introductions. New members Lane and Lynn Lefmann, Andy and Sharon Goodrich, Lex Anastassatos; the Zanrosso’s are back for the summer – and hope it comes soon!
  2. Driving Events. Jeff Warner
    1. Tire Rack Street Survival.  Boreal pushed us back, so that event will not occur with the Sacramento Chapter.  Will try to connect with Fallon AFB again for a date in August through October.  This is not a Sierra Chapter BMW CCA sanctioned event and has no insurance coverage.
    2. Fernley Test and Tune Day, Thursday, June 16. Cost is $225 for full day; $150 for half day.  Need the attendee numbers by this weekend; will need to have a helmet. Contact Jeff Warner if participating.  This is not a Sierra Chapter BMW CCA sanctioned event and has no insurance coverage.
    3. LeMons Reno-Fernley.  Bring all your own stuff.  It is wild and crazy. Obviously it has nothing to do with BMW CCA.  Contact Jeff Warner or John English for information.  This is not a Sierra Chapter BMW CCA sanctioned event and has no insurance coverage.
  3. Events. John English
    1. Tahoe Gal Cruise, June 25, Saturday, $5 for insurance, $40 for cruise.  Meet
      between Raley’s and Starbucks at Sierra Summit. This is a BMW CCA sanctioned event and BMW CCA members may participate.  Membership will be verified
      for insurance purposes.  Our insurance limits us to current members of BMW CCA.
    2. Spectre 341 Challenge, June 17-19, 2011 – Virginia City.  The challenge hill
      climb pits muscle cars and imports against the clock in a full-throttle blast
      up Highway 341.  A local vendor needs drivers for vehicles to be on display at this event.  They would be driven from Reno to Virginia City and back (not raced).  May be multiple trips if interested in a variety of vehicles.  (See www.spectre341challenge.com for details on the event.)  This is not a
      Sierra Chapter BMW CCA sanctioned event and has no insurance coverage.
  4. Russ Huntoon thanked Gilbert Dayao for the great barbecue during the Genoa Drive Saturday, June 4.  Great day all the way around.
  5. John English asked about interest in theBlackhawk Museum overnight event.  All
    roads would be off-freeway the entire way. Let him know if the July 16-17 date is suitable or not.  Need to get the numbers submitted.
  6. Mini Facility Tour.  Would be done before leaving Pearce for dinner at LeVecchia; 19 participating.

General Meeting adjourned at 6:40 pm.  Matt Meyer, Sales Manager for Mini, gave a tour to fifteen people.  Very impressive.