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John Baldessari and Cao Fei are the lucky recipients of commissions to create BMW Art Cars in 2016.

BMW Art Car Additions for 2016

With 2016 being BMW’s centennial year, there will be a lot going on. Part of the celebration will be the addition of two new BMW Art Cars to the corporate collection, bringing the total to nineteen cars in a series stretching back to 1975. The early history of the BMW Art Cars is pretty well […]

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Press on regardless is the motto. Photo by DirtFish.

The Will to Finish – Stage Rally Racing

Recent adventures in motorsports You have probably seen me around many BMW events, at the car control clinic and of course, at autocross events. In my most recent quest to find a new adventure and to continue to challenge myself, I have taken up stage rally as a co-driver. While I would love to be […]

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BMW PRO3 Racing 2016 Calendar Cover Photo


The BMW PRO3 group are 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 a distribution point for the 2016 PRO3 Calendar.  Use […]

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2016 Club Elections

It’s that time of year when we start working on the Club elections for the 2016 Board of Directors. The Club is actively soliciting members to serve on the Board of Directors for the 2016 calendar year. The elected positions include: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Coordinator, Gathering of the Heritage Coordinator, and Tour Coordinator. […]

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A paddock full of BMWs

BMW Centennial Plans

BMW’s official 100th birthday is March 7, 2016. There will be an official ceremony at the new BMW Group Classic building on that day. This will be the grand opening for this building, which is actually one of the original buildings occupied soon after the company was founded but is receiving a two-year makeover. However, […]

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BMW Club Flags flank a display of M Cars, photo by Steve Libby

M Car Day 2015

M Car Day 2015 was another successful showing of truly amazing M Cars; about 150 cars turned out. BMW Motorsport has consistently produced some of the most agile, powerful, and beautiful sport cars, in my opinion. As an ex-E36 M3 owner, I can greatly appreciate the time and effort owners spend on modifications and cleaning […]

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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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