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2015 Deutsch Marque Recap

Deutsch-Marque Show und Shine at Cedar River Park We tried something that has not been attempted in recent history; a joint car show of the four major German auto marques-Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche. And, we got 89 cars to show up on the lawn at Cedar River Park on a very overcast day, with rain […]

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E30 Picnic Panorama, photo by Christian Bouchez

2015 E30 Picnic – The Biggest Yet!

The fourteenth Annual E30 Picnic was the biggest and best one yet! About 225 E30s were present under mostly sunny skies at the LeMay Family Collection. We’ve almost exceeded the site’s space but for this year it was a nice cozy environment for all this E30 goodness. E30s traveled from seven states and two Canadian provinces. […]

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Dick Whittemore Obituary

Dick Whittemore   I am saddened to report that PRO3 lost one of our own July 5, 2015 just after the conclusion of the SOVREN Historics event at Pacific Raceways. Richard “Dick” John Whittemore (PRO3 #45) passed away unexpectedly at age 59. Dick had just completed a weekend of racing with PRO3 at PR, when […]

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Steve Libby, President BMW CCA Puget Sound Region, and Track Instructor

President’s Letter

I hope you had an opportunity to attend the Gathering of the Heritage on Mercer Island and/or the Deutsch Marque at Cedar River Park in Renton. The range and caliber of cars at the Gathering was spectacular. Who would not be in awe of a 1938 328! Sadly, more people did not come out for […]

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BMW Centennial Plans

BMW Centennial Plans As we’ve mentioned before in Zündfolge, 2016 is BMW’s 100th anniversary. Dates are starting to be published for celebration events to be held in Europe and the U.S. Start blocking out your calendar. If you’re planning on buying a new BMW anytime soon, plan on European delivery in the Centennial year.   […]

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New PRO3 Driver Sarah Brown. Photo by Doug Berger.

The PRO3 Line

The PRO3 Line  The line for the woodshed starts over there… by Michael Olsen This past race weekend at Pacific Raceways was a real doozy. Cars were wrecked during the non-points race (seriously?) and still more cars were wrecked during Sunday’s points race. In both cases, the incidents occurred somewhere mid-race and not during the […]

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2015 Dyno Event at The Carburetor Connection Recap

This year’s BMW Club dyno had one of the largest turn outs ever! Thirty-three club members came out to flog their cars at Kirkland’s Carburetor Connection ( Great conversation, amazing barbeque burgers from resident master chef Steve Questad were had while roaring engines and turbos spooling surrounded their four-wheel-drive Chassis Dyno Jet 248C. Modifications were […]

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BMWs approaching turn 5A at Pacific Raceways, photo by Michael Lake

Motorsport Column

Can you believe it, another perfect day for the July 17th HPDE and CCC at Pacific Raceways! Clear skies and warm weather, what more could you ask for? Rick Gulstrom guarantees that August 14 will be another perfect, rain free day at Pacific Raceways! (It rained buckets—Ed.) Yes, we need some rain in the Puget […]

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2015 Gathering of the Heritage Recap

This was our 35th year for the Gathering of the Heritage, aka Concours d’Elegance. Event Chairman Brandon Kelly rethought the event and split it into two days; Saturday the judged event was held while Sunday was split off as the Deutsche Marque Show und Shine. There was another factor this year that was out of […]

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Calling All 3 Series Cars!

3 Series Cars Needed for a BMW Tribute Display “40 Years an Icon” Attention Fellow Club Members, As part of the 2015 Gathering of the Heritage event (on Saturday, July 25th at the Mercer Island Sculpture Park), BMW Seattle & our BMW CCA Puget Sound Region chapter are looking to do a ‘tribute’ display to […]

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