February 8, 2018

Sierra Chapter BMW Car Club – Reno, NV
8 February 2018 @ Pearce Motors

  1. New Members & Membership Update (Sharon)
  2. Future Upcoming Events for 2018
    National Car Museum Tour on Feb 10 (Sat) – Pat
  3. Holiday Party Video
  4. Service Issue (Sharon)
  5. BMW Briefs – Pat
  6. BMW Trivia
  7. Q&A?
  8. Dinner @Famous Daves, 4925 Kietzke Ln.


  1. MEMBERSHIP: Pat McGoff reported 6 new members have joined the club.
    1. February 10 National Automobile Museum Tour  20 members were signed up to attend.
    2. March tech session yet to be confirmed.
    3. May 19 , Virginia City Tour
    4. July 21 Sierra Buttes Tour & Poker Run will be to Nevada City this year.
    5. August 11 Fifth Annual BMWCCA Sierra Chapter Picnic
    6. September possible Mammoth tour—off schedule and this tour will not occur.
    7. October 13 El Dorado & Amador County Wine Tour (rooms have been blocked at Shenandoah Inn)
    8. December 13 Christmas/Holiday Party is locked in at Arrow Creek. Pat McGoff said party will be same as last year
  3. 2017 HOLIDAY PARTY: A video of the party was shown at the meeting. Thanks go out to Carol for another great job putting the video together with music.
    1. Pat McGoff briefed that BMW is recalling approximately 1,000,000 cars sold in America between model years 2006 to 2011. Details are available on the BMWCCA.org web site.
    2. BMW was number one in luxury car sales with over 2 million vehicles sold by the BMW group.
    3. The 2018 M5 will be available this spring with an MSRP of $102,600 plus destination and handling charges.
    4.  BMW has a shot at becoming the number one seller of premium vehicles in China. 542,362 BMWs were delivered in China from January through November.
    5.  BMW May do away with key fob may go away in the future, replaced by an app on a smartphone.
    6.  BMW has broken ground on almost 500 million dollar expansion of its research and innovation center in Munich.
    7.  BMW received 2 best car awards from a German trade journal for the 5 series and the X1.
    8.  2017 M sales were up 19%.  The 5 series,X1 and X5 are sales leaders with North American sales up over 4%. However, Mini sales were down over 5% and Mini is planning on going to all electric vehicles in the future.
    QUESTION: What is the oldest BMW in America?
    ANSWER: A 1930 3/15 DA2 Cabriolet that tops out at 35 mph. (BMW completed its first car in 1929).
  6. DINNER: Dinner after the meeting was at Famous Dave’s on Kietzke Lane.

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