What is Sharkfest?  It is an annual gathering by owners of classic E24 6 series coupes.  The front of the car has the appearance of a shark nose. This year Sharkfest will be in Bodega Bay, CA on the weekend of October 5-7.

This will be the first outing for my E24 M6 after it’s restoration to classic European semi-race specification.  As you might recall in classic days there were many kinds of the same model BMWs – European models, sold only in Europe and Canada; US models; Japanese models; and grey market cars sold everywhere.

My M6 started as a US model, was restored by the original owner, and now has been converted completely to a European model through a total restoration with the help of our chapter member Mike Dietel.

When I get back from this outing, you will be given news about the trip at a Chapter meeting and as a follow-up in the next newsletter. Stay tuned.

The Sierra Chapter could become even better recognized in BMW CCA by sponsoring members attending BMW CCA events like this.  Our Chapter members have an interesting variety of BMWs. They could show off their cars beyond Oktoberfest at other “car fests” events. They are a lot of fun!

Happy Motoring to All,

~ Jim Goodfellow


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