September 9, 2011

Sierra Chapter BMW Car Club – Reno, NV

9 September 2011 @ Pearce Motors
31 in Attendance

Guests: JK from Dinan Engineering

Art Ona, President, called the meeting to order at 6:10 PM.

1.  Street Survival – Jeff Warner discussed the upcoming event to be held on Saturday, September 10th, at Mt Rose.  Need more volunteers.  There will be a break at noon.  (Most were present at the 5 pm meeting.)  This is not a BMWCCA sanctioned event because CCA instructors will not be in the cars.

2.  Fernley Car Control Clinic – Jeff Warner discussed the upcoming clinic.  It would be brake, steer, slalom and skid pad.  It was October 9th, Sunday, report at 730 am, meeting began at 8 am and track time began at 9 am.  It is a joint item with Audi, Mustang, Porsche, Mercedes and BMW.  Pro Control Driving Academy will be putting on the event; cost is $175 per person. This is not a BMWCCA sanctioned event because CCA instructors will not be in the cars.

3.  Sierra Foothill/Lincoln County Wine Trip – September 16th and 17th.   DeArmond Sharp said it was set to go.

4.  Christmas Dinner – Thursday, December 8, 6 pm.  Russ Huntoon provided a flyer:  Roundabout Catering, 6148 Mae Anne, Reno, $36 per person.  Orders and money would need to be turned in by the November 10 meeting.  We can not bring our own wine.  Deposit of $500 was approved; estimate 50 attendees.

5.  JK from Dinan Engineering was guest speaker.  Steve Dinan started the business in 1979 and redid a 320i at the shop in Mountain view.  There was a relocation to Morgan Hill in the early 90s and currently there are 35 employees.  Dinan is used by 130 dealers in the US.  Steve gets a new vehicle and then decides stages one through four and what they will entail (engine, chassis, suspension, drive line tuning, etc).  The motto is performance without sacrifice.  JK had a vehicle and gave a few people a quick trip through the Pearce area after the meeting.

6.  Dinner is at Los Compadres, which has opened at Foothill area, 21 attending.

General Meeting adjourned at 705 pm.