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Presidents’ Letter

The 2015 Puget Sound BMW CCA Track Season starts May 29th at Pacific Raceways! It is not too late to get your car inspected and registered for the event. Rick Gulstrom promises another season of rain-free track days! As you have read in the Motorsport Column in our Zundfolge, I have been preaching about the [...]

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PRO3 and Spec E46 racing at Pacific Raceways May 16-17

PRO3 and Spec E46 will be racing at Pacific Raceways in Kent, May 16-17. There is no cost to attend and watch the race cars compete. So come on out and enjoy all the action! This is the Spring Race and the first of three race weekends organized by race club IRDC (www.IRDC-Racing.com). Many of [...]

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Whidbey Loop Tour Recap and Upcoming Tours

Thanks to the 40 plus members who made our Whidbey Island Tour a great success. A refreshing spring rain greeted us in the morning, but gave way to a sunny afternoon when we reached our destination in Langley on the south end of Whidbey Island. The 100 mile drive between afforded spectacular views of the [...]

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Ultimate Driving Experience to Visit Emerald Downs July 25-August 2

BMW is launching the Ultimate Driving Experience, a nationwide tour that will offer dynamic behind-the-wheel driving programs through ten events in nine markets for a total of 90 event days. A popular component of The Ultimate Driving Experience will be the Teen Driving School, which is an extension of the BMW Teen Driving School curriculum [...]

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BMW Spec E46 Debuts in the Pacific Northwest

By James Colborn In January 2014, Dan Rogers and James Colborn were talking about racing. This happens about three or four times a week but this conversation was different. It was a ‘what’s next’ dialogue for two PRO3 alums who were looking for a club racing experience that would emulate the vehicles and driving dynamics [...]

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A Visit to the Gleeson Collection

On February 21st the chapter visited Peter Gleeson’s spectacular car collection. While not exclusively BMW, it is mostly BMWs and has become one of the best BMW collections in the world. Peter is always buying and selling, so every time we visit there are new cars to see. One recent addition was a Z4 that [...]

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Silver E36. photo by Brent Jones

Autocrossing!

February 21 was a beautiful day for the first autocross of the year. The sunshine, dry pavement and gentle temperatures were amazing for February in the Pacific Northwest. As guests of the Porsche Club, BMW CCA PSR was well-represented, making up about twenty percent of the entrants. Roughly a third were regulars, a third had [...]

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Presidents Column

I would like to ask for your participation. Counting associate members, there are over 2,400 members in the Puget Sound Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America. On average, we have noticed that around 500 member participate in some Club activity, be it tours, tech sessions, coffee with the President, car shows like The [...]

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2015 Gathering of the Heritage

Hello fellow club members! As you probably noticed, there was not a write-up for our annual Gathering of the Heritage event in the January/February issue of Zündfolge. I apologize, but it was because we have been working on some even better refinements for this year’s event, and I wanted to make sure things were in [...]

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