September 10, 2015

Sierra Chapter BMW Car Club – Reno, NV
10 September 2015 @ Pearce Motors
AGENDA

  1. New Members & Membership Update (Sharon)
  2. Upcoming Events for 2015
    1. Sky Tavern Kars to Kids Show & Shine
    2. Sierra Wine Tour – De
    3. Street Survival – Jeff Warner
  3. BMW Take 3 Categories in JD Powers
  4. Munich Welt Video (full screen on YouTube)
  5. BMW 3.0 CSL Concept Car
  6. BMW Future Product Pipeline
  7. Rennsport Tech Session Update
  8. Sierra Buttes Poker Run Recap
  9. Hot August Nights Potluck Recap
  10. Jeff Warner’s M5 on display!!!!
  11. BMW Trivia
  12. Q&A?
  13. Dinner @ La Vecchia Italian Bistro

34 in Attendance

General Meeting:

  1. New Members & Membership Update (Sharon)
    1. We have 2 new members this month
  2. Upcoming Events for 2015
    1. The Sky Tavern Kars for Kids (BMW non-event) is this coming Sunday 9/13
      1. There is a $1000 price for the most cars by a car club. Everyone is encouraged to come to the event. If we win, the money will go to the Holiday Party..
      2. Admission is $25 per car which includes a lunch.
    2. De Sharp said there are 15 cars that have signed up for the Sierra Wine Tour. The fire in Jackson may be a problem but we are tracking. There is a cost of $12 for the box lunch which needs to be paid prior to attending the event.
    3. Jeff Warner gave an update on the Street Survival on October 3rd. It looks like only 10 students are attending so far. Please sign up to volunteer.
    4. The Fun Rally will be on October 31st. Carol Villar will put on an eVite with all the details. Steve Polimeni is the sponsor and he has put together a very fun event.
  3. BMW takes 3 categories in the J D Powers Initial Quality Study.
    1. The 3 series, 4 series and 5 series BMW’s won quality awards from J D Powers.
    2. Overall, BMW ranked 6th out of all car brands.
    3. BMW’s manufacturing plant in Rosslyn, South Africa won the Platinum Plant award for quality as well.
  4. A video of the BMW Welt was shown which highlighted the many facets of the facility.
  5. BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Concept Car was presented. It was made to celebrate the original 3.0 CSL.
    1. The yellow color of the car is new and called Golf Yellow.
    2. The CSL was shown at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como, Italy
  6. BMW Future Product Pipeline was shown to all members. The list was all BMW models that were going thru design changes in the next few years.
  7. The Rennsport Tech Session was attended by three BMW members and 14 Porsche members. It was very entertaining learning about the process of diagnosing German Cars with the latest in computer technology.
  8. The Potluck at the McGoff Residence set another record. 44 members showed up for the event. There is a problem with signing up for events that was evident at the Potluck. We only had 28 signed up just two days prior to the party. Pat McGoff said the there is a new system of inviting people but members must respond so we know who is coming. Members should check their Junk and Trash on their computer if they are not getting invites. Also call one of the board members if you can’t register for an event.
  9. Jeff Warner brought is 2000 M5 for everyone to see. Jeff had it showcased in front of the sales area. Very nice looking M5.
  10. BMW Trivia
    1. Question: What does the “I” stand for in the i3 and i8 electric BMW’s?
    2. Answer: Innovation
  11. Q&A?
  12. Dinner @ La Vecchia Italian Bistro. Alberto, the owner was not pleased that only 8 or 9 showed up for the March dinner. He wants a minimum of 15 for dinner. We have 16 coming tonight.