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Forty Years of Electric BMWs

When the first production version of the BMW i3 rolled off the assembly line in Leipzig in late 2013, it marked the culmination of 44 years of development work at BMW BMW 1602 Electric (1972) Starting in 1969, BMW constructed two experimental vehicles on the basis of the BMW 02 Series with the aim of [...]

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BMW Club night at the drags

After a rescheduling due to rain, we moved the drag night to August 20th. The weather was about perfect for us, not too hot, no rain and great traction. It was fun to see how fast the new turbo BMWs are. The M235 is practically a 12 second car right off the show room floor! [...]

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Steve and Annie Norman’s 327/28 will also be part of the Special Class.

Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance

Something you should consider attending is the Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, September 7th at the LeMay Museum in Tacoma. This isn’t the LeMay Family Collection Foundation located at Marymount, the site of the E30 Picnic. This is the LeMay Museum near the Tacoma Dome, just off I-5. The time will be 9:00 am [...]

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Rowena Crest, US Highway 30 near Hood River above the Columbia River Gorge. Photo by Jim and Julie Lange.

BMW Hood River Tour Recap–2014

Wow, what a great tour! August 16/17 was a beautiful sunny weekend for drivers and navigators on our Hood River Overnight Tour. Early morning we headed around the east side of Mt. Rainier and then on to Mt. St. Helens viewpoint at Windy Ridge. Twisty roads in the National Forest provided a great forearm workout [...]

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The Gathering of the Heritage Recap

July 27, 2014 Cedar River Park, Renton, WA The sun was out, the wind was gently blowing, the field was green, and at 9:30, a stream of very well prepared BMWs flowed in for the 34th annual “Gathering of the Heritage” formerly known as the Concours d’Elegance. Board member Brandon Kelly orchestrated an interesting and [...]

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Motorsport Column

Come to the Ridge Motorsport Park September 13th! Can you believe the weather we have had at the last two Pacific Raceways track days and CCC events? If you do not know what I am taking about then you definitely must take advantage of last track event of the year at The Ridge Motorsport Park [...]

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2015 Club Elections

 It’s that time of year when we start working on the Club elections for the 2015 Board of Directors. The Club is soliciting members to serve on the Board of Directors for the 2015 calendar year. The elected positions include: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Coordinator, Gathering of the Heritage Coordinator, and Tour Coordinator. To [...]

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Thirteenth Annual E30 Picnic Recap

The lush green lawn at the LeMay Family Museum in Spanaway, Washington, was staked and ready for the forecasted E30 Tsunami. On cue Sunday morning the wave of over 180 BMW E30s rolled onto the display field under cloudy morning, then wonderfully sunny afternoon, skies. E30s from six states and two Canadian provinces made the [...]

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Dyno Event at The Carburetor Connection Recap

This year’s BMW Club Dyno Event had the largest turn out ever! Thirty-six Club members came out to flog their cars at Kirkland’s Carburetor Connection (www.carbconn.com). Great conversation, amazing BBQ burgers from resident master chef Steve Questad were had while roaring engines and turbos spooling surrounded their 4wd Chassis Dyno Jet 248C. Modifications were put [...]

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