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Letter from the President

I would like to introduce myself as your new president for 2015-2016. I am Steve Libby, a mild mannered microbiologist at the University of Washington by day and an instructor-coach when there is a track day. For those who may have seen the speedy 318is “TRAKCAR” or gotten an exhilarating ride, you may know me [...]

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Winter Driving Tips

23 Winter Driving Tips They Don’t Tell You About By Mi Ae Lipe Like most Americans, I travel every Thanksgiving to see my family, but I do something crazy—I drive 4,000 miles from Seattle to Wisconsin and back—alone. This year was no exception. Over the years, I have passed a lot of vehicles (and emergency [...]

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Free 2015 PRO3 Calendars!

The BMW PRO3 group is again providing free PRO3 wall calendars locally to Puget Sound Region club members, a $12 value to the rest of the country. To get your free copy, visit one of the following listed businesses that have kindly agreed to serve as distribution points for the 2015 PRO3 Calendar. Use your [...]

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Thank You de-Anna Martin!

Thank you de-Anna! On November 19th, de-Anna Martin presided over her last Puget Sound Chapter of the BWM CCA board meeting. Her last meeting as president was held at the Bellevue Brewhouse. The board presented her with a nice three-bottle wine set from Château Ste. Michelle for her tireless efforts. de-Anna instituted new changes in [...]

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Peter & Jennifer Gleeson’s 1971 3.0CSL race car, known as the ‘Cow Car.’

Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance – Recap

The Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance was held on September 7th at ‘American’s Car Museum’ in Tacoma, WA. Previously known as the Kirkland Concours, the event moved to Tacoma a couple of years ago to be affiliated with this newly opened museum. This is the best car show in the Pacific Northwest with many of the [...]

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The Ridge Tour Recap

The 2014 Puget Sound Chapter Tour season officially ended on a high performance note, with some very spirited parade laps around The Ridge Motorsports Park on September 13. What a great way to end this year’s Tour season and tee up anticipation for spring 2015! On this final tour for 2014, we started out bright [...]

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M Car Day 2014

We had a great turnout of 200 M Cars for our Seventh Annual M Car Day. Held at Griot’s Garage in Tacoma, the event was picture postcard perfect weather. M Car Day has been a great way to close out the summer car show season. After lunch was served for approximately 250 in attendance we [...]

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President’s Message – October 2014

As a member of the Puget Sound Chapter since 2001, I’ve gone on many trips and attended countless events. I’ve also served as a board member in several roles, which started after attending the chapter banquet in 2002. I thanked the chair for organizing the event and made some recommendations for future events. (Yes, many [...]

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Documentary “Respect Your Elders” features the BMW E30 in the Pacific Northwest

BMW Puget Sound Region member Owen Craft recently released his BMW themed documentary “Respect Your Elders” on Vimeo. This locally produced documentary looks at the ongoing appeal of the BMW E30 with interviews from local Puget Sound Chapter BMW Club members.   The documentary has already been picked up on several national auto blogs including [...]

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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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