From the President’s Desk

Springtime is one of the best times to go out, watch winter disappear and enjoy the road. I hope you and your family appreciate this time of year as much as I do. Whether you’re eager to take a long road trip or just a quick weekend jaunt this is the perfect season. Spring is in the air and I’m inspired to spend more time outside.  Bring on the driving events!

We had a tour of the National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) on Feb 10th. Pat McGoff arranged the tour and we had 25 members show up for the event.  With 200 plus cars spread around 4 galleries the group immediately immersed itself with the collection and the stories that came with every car.  We took a break and headed to Bertha Miranda for lunch and to relax for a bit before going back to look at some more cars.

The first of many driving events of the year will be on May 19th.  John English will take the group to Virginia City thru Incline Village and Carson City.  The tour will end up at the Palace for a well-deserved lunch.

Have you registered for O’fest 2018 yet?  The BMWCCA have received a record number of early registrations for Oktoberfest and the host hotel is filling up fast!  Host Hotel: Sheraton Pittsburgh at Station Square. Oktoberfest will kick off on Monday, July 9, and will encompass all the great social and driving events that members are accustomed to.  It is also the 50th Anniversary of the iconic BMW 2002.  So, you might be in for a treat as this might be the largest gathering of ‘02s ever assembled.  The event concludes on Sunday July 15th.

Besides the obvious camaraderie and good cheer, we do like to talk about and drive our BMWs.  We still meet on the second Thursday of the month, so I encourage everyone especially the “non-attendees” to check us out.

– Ron Nicasio, President