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TARHEEL CHAPTER BMW CCAP.O. Box 1208 • Harrisburg, NC 28075-1208 • http://tarheelbmwcca.orgTARHEEL BMW CCA CHAPTER OFFICERSPRESIDENTJoElla John604 John Road, Fincastle, VA 24090540/992-3040(H) jjohnmcoupe@aol.comVICE PRESIDENTApril Curtis1200 Mt Vernon Church Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614919/847-7542 acurtis995@gmail.comSECRETARYKaren Seymour-BloodPO Box 1208, Harrisburg, NC 28075-1208704/782-4672 seymourblood@yahoo.comTREASURERBud BorenP. O. Box 39403, Greensboro, NC 27438336/691-1699, 336/691-1698 FaxEDITORBob BloodPO Box 1208, Harrisburg, NC 28075-1208704/782-4672 footnotes@carolina.rr.comMEMBERSHIP CHAIRMANDenis Kingberg509 Dimock Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587(919) 247-4876dkingberg@nc.rr.comACTIVITIES CHAIRMANBrenda Dunlevy6424 Littlewood Road, Kernersville, NC 27284336/996-3149 bedunlevy@triad.rr.comCUSTODIANDanny Staley596 Rest home road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697336/973-3404 adstaley@wilkes.netDRIVER SCHOOL CHAIRMANJoElla John604 John Road, Fincastle, VA 24090540/992-3040(H) jjohnmcoupe@aol.comMEMBER-AT-LARGEPaul Dunlevy6424 Littlewood Drive, Kernersville, NC 27284336/996-3149 pdunlevy@triad.rr.comBOARD EX-OFFICIO MEMBER &ADVERTISING COORDINATORPaul Hoecke, Sr.1513 Arboretum Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514919/967-2069 hph.freude@juno.comCHANGE OF ADDRESS?Roundel, BMW CCA, Inc.640 South Main Street, Suite 210Greenville, SC 29601AREA COORDINATORSTRIANGLE AREAVictor Varney402 Allenhurst PlaceCary, NC 27518-6402650/799-8666victor.bmwcca@gmail.comQUEEN CITY AREAChris Webber704/523-9118 C: 704/906-8876christopher.b.webber@gmail.comAndy Barbee704/701-2294wbarbee1@carolina.rr.comASHEVILLE AREARichard Vaughn29 Turnberry Drive, Arden, NC 28704H 828/684-3412, C 828/691-3412rvaughn29@charter.netChristopher Joyner345 Cedar Lane, Arden, NC 28704C 828/ 674-808csjoyner@bellsouth.netNORTHERN MOUNTAIN AREADanny Staley596 Rest home roadWilkesboro,NC 28697336-973-3404 adstaley@wilkes.netCAPE FEAR AREATom Deacon472 Osprey Court, Sunset Beach, NC 28468H 910/575-6008, C 910/398-2694tdeacon@atmc.netSANDHILLS AREAJeff Lucas756 Red Hill Church Rd., Dunn, NC 28334jwlucas@dcjsystems.comI-95 AREABob Thomas903 Lakeside Dr., Wilson NC 27896H 252/291-3548, W 252/291-4685bobthomas18@hotmail.comHURRICANE REGIONRichard & Claire Broughton201 Brandywine PlaceMorehead City, NC 28557H 252/247-2074, C 252/670 1599cbroughton@ec.rr.comROANOKE AREAJoElla John - 540 992 3040assisted by: Kelly Eanes - membershipTRIAD AREATom Hall336/749-0512tom@treatyourpetgreat.comtomhall@hall-insurance.comFINE PRINTWRITTEN & PHOTOGRAPHIC CONTRIBUTIONS tothe FOOTNOTES are welcome and encouraged. 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ON THE COVER:BMW is embarking on a new chapter of its motorsport commitmentin North America: after four successful years with theBMW M3 GT, the new BMW Z4 GTE will take over at the head ofthe manufacturer’s campaign in the 2013 American Le Mans Series(ALMS). On Tuesday, BMW Motorsport and BMW Team RLLpresented the car and drivers for the new season at the “DaytonaInternational Speedway” (US).Supported by Premium Partner Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts,guests from around the world were given the opportunityto inspect the BMW Z4 GTE at close hand, talk to those responsiblefor the team, and experience the iconic racetrack in Floridafrom the cockpit, courtesy of taxi rides with the BMW ALMS drivers.“As we approach the start of the ALMS season in mid-March, so the anticipation is graduallyrising,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “All of us at BMW Motorsport and BMWTeam RLL are very curious to see how the first few races pan out with the new BMW Z4 GTE. We aresetting out on a development year, but are very confident we have once again developed a car thathas the potential to win races and titles in the form of the BMW Z4 GTE.” -BMW GroupMEMBERSHIP CORNERThis month, we’d like to give a warm Tarheel welcometo 49 new and returning members and associatemembers. This brings our total chaptermembership to 2,818! Our membership is the lifebloodof the Club. Without your participation, therewould be no Club. We offer a wide variety of activi-ties, and welcome the opportunity to get to knowyou better at some of these events. We encourageyou to contact your Area Coordinator to find outabout local dinner meetings and other ways to getinvolved in YOUR club. Come join us, you’ll have agreat time!Tiffany AkinsNate BrownJason BruceTommy BuckmanJosh BurmeisterJames CagleA.J COLEJeffrey DaleMarshall Dildymatthew doolittleRichard EvansGraeme GeeKevin GentryDave GoodlingChris HayesMelissa HayesBryan HulkaAndrew JonellVitaliy KochubiyThomas LarmondraJohn LawlorDan LehmanMarchi Lopez-LinusKevin MannTodd MassageeRaleigh NCCharlotte NCRaleigh NCGastonia NCFayetteville NCWinston Salem NCKing NCCary NCWilson NCRaleigh NCMontclair NJWeaverville NCAsheville NCHillsborough NCRaleigh NCRaleigh NCNew Bern NCRaleigh NCCharlotte NCIndian Trail NCRaleigh NCChapel Hill NCRaleigh NCRaleigh NCHickory NCDon McKennittgregory millionDave MoggioJordan NicholsDave NicholsLee PeindlEugene ReavesChristopher RicheyElizabeth SabolovicGeorge ShackelfordNitin ShanbhagBo SherrillWilliam SmithGraham SummersonStan TaylorJesse TeetorMyrz ThompsonRon ThompsonDamian TolfreeMichael TorranceDonald VertreesRobert WallSimon WithersNathan ZaleskiWake Forest NCKernersville NCCharlotte NCMatthews NCMatthews NCCharlotte NCGreensboro NCNew Bern NCRutherfordton NCHardy VACharlotte NCCharlotte NCSouthern Pines NCDurham NCPfafftown NCTrinity NCKings Mountain NCKings Mountain NCGraham NCRaleigh NCCornelius NCApex NCRaleigh NCRaleigh NC


PAUL HOECKE Notes from the roadMother, I’d Rather Do It MyselfIf you’re scratching your head, wonderingwhat the above headline has to do with cars,you’re probably not alone. You’re also right; it hasabsolutely nothing to do with cars. It’s a line froman ancient TV commercial, way back before bellbottomsand miniskirts, which showed this youngwoman arguing with her mom over some cookingtechnique or other. I’ve borrowed the phrasemerely because it kinda reflects how I feel aboutsome of the gee-whiz technology that’s beencreeping into cars these days – especially the highend ones like BMWs.Yeah, I know; this sounds like just another diatribeabout i-Drive, missing dipsticks and whatnot.But it isn’t; it’s about the way these innovationmay hobble us in our role as drivers. What’smore, I’m not a voice crying in the wildernesseither; others more qualified than me are sayingsimilar things, and for good reason. So – beforeyou write this off as the ranting of a crusty oldcurmudgeon who disdains any sort of innovation,let me state my case.It’s an undeniable fact that today’s automobilesare technologically light years ahead of whatwe used to drive even just a couple of decadesago. They are generally safer, more fuel efficient,less polluting, more reliable, and I’d say morecomfortable too – in most cases. What makesthem so is a whole raft of improvements in howthey’re designed and made – materials, paints,precise robotic manufacturing processes, airbags,ergonomics, and above all, electronic systemsthat manage fuel delivery, ignition, timing, braking,dashboard information, interior climate, youname it.Having struggled with balky carburetors,drum brakes and other antediluvian componentsin the dim past, I have no quarrel whatsoever withmost of this. I truly appreciate a car that starts inany kind of weather; I love ABS and traction control,which have saved my butt a number of times;and I’m grateful for the ability to remotely lockthe car. Hey, I even like the way the car lets meknow that some dunderhead (probably me) leftthe trunk ajar. And that’s just a few of the nowcommoninnovations that have made my life behindthe wheel a whole lot easier. Yet there’s alsoa dark side to this hi-tech revolution.One mildly annoying aspect of this veritablecornucopia of features, gadgets and accessoriesis that it includes stuff one could arguably dowithout. As I see it, it’s a mixed bag, where someitems are must-haves, others are OK but notcritical, while yet others fall into the ‘No Thanks’category. One would think that one could pick andchoose among all these offerings. But no; most ofthem come with the entire package. Basically, it’sa case of take it all or leave it. (It reminds me how,so very many moons ago, some U.S. cars listed– are you sitting down? – a radio as a ‘delete option’!How things have changed!)That said, I can live with all that. You can usuallyturn off ABS and traction control – if you’reparticularly brave (or stupid), or there’s a goodreason to do it, say while learning (or teaching)proper car control. Others may be annoying butno more than that. I may bitch about the complexityof working on today’s electronics-ladencars, but I can learn to deal with that. Taking eachby itself, the same goes for missing dipsticks andspares. Yet other features are a matter of personalpreference. I for one can get around the country2 TARHEEL CHAPTER FOOTNOTES http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org


without GPS quite nicely, thank you. And Bluetoothcan be very useful, even though I’m hardlyever on the phone while on the road. In short, I’mmore or less okay with what I’ve named so far.What really bothers me though is the gorillain the room; namely, how taken together, manyof these hi-tech improvements, plus others I canthink of but haven’t mentioned, increasingly tendto remove the driver from the driving equation. Iguess that’s perfectly OK for all the nuts behindthe wheel whose only objective is to get from A toB with as little effort as possible – probably whilethey’re texting their BFF, or having lunch, or playingtic-tac-toe on the infotainment screen, or dozingat every stop light. They should ride the busalready, as a certain acquaintance of mine wouldsay! But I’d bet that if you truly love to drive – thatis, you really want to be engaged in the art andscience of driving – you find this constraint prettygalling. Or you ought to, once you really thinkabout it.Well, maybe not – were it not for the fact thatI’m not alone in voicing this concern. What firstThe Editor’s Desk...As we begin to ramp up our events for theyear, I want to take this opportunity to ask (okay,beg) you to send us content for publication.If you attend an event, take a few moments towrite a paragraph or two and let us hear about it.Look, this is a Club newsletter not a prettyboycar rag, and I seriously doubt that you will seeanything that appears between our covers up fora Pulitzer, so don’t wring your hands over it––justtell us about it in your own words.Even better, send your story with a photo(high resolution please). Who knows, you willprobably end up on the cover, which is a real honor...Okay, not so much, but you get the idea.When sending in photos for the coverPLEASE pay attention to the dimensions of ourcover photos––as you can see, they are square,not rectangle. Cameras these days shoot those“wide screen” shots that look great, but guesswhat, I need to chop them to fit the square.So, center that image, leave room to cropit square, write your story and send it in. I dareyou... -ed.


got me steered down this path was several lettersto the Satch Man in various recent ROUNDELs.One letter in particular, in the January 2013 issue,struck a chord. Referring to Joe Chamberlain’searlier comments about BMW’s start-stop feature,this club member called start-stop “just anotherhigh-tech, expensive-to-fix system that compensatesfor the lack of common sense evidenced byBrain Dead Booger Heads.” (You’ll recognize thelatter label as one of Joe’s favorites.) The writer arguedthat this feature already exists in any car; it’sthe ignition key, which allows one to cut off theengine while stopped at a red light.I found myself agreeing with the writer’spremise – that start-stop effectively excludes thedriver from making a conscious choice, to stopor not to stop the engine. (I actually do that too,any time I expect to sit for the better part of aminute – as long as my headlights aren’t on!) Allthings considered, it seems clear, at least to me,that start-stop is intended to reduce fuel consumption,which mainly helps BMW to achievegovernment-mandated fuel economy standards.That it may also benefit the driver’s pocketbookmay look like a win-win, but it does take the common-sensedecision out of the driver’s hands.Having lambasted a couple of other featuressuch as navigation aids, the writer of this letterwent on to say that each hi-tech improvement“takes us one step down the road to total removalfrom the driving experience of all driver involvement,and hence all driving pleasure.” Okay,maybe this guy went a bit too far, painting all innovationswith the same brush. But I think he isright on two counts.One is the pain of having to fix all those extrafeatures when, not if, they go bad. That’s Murphy’sLaw. And the more of these extras there are, themore there is to fix. So what if they’re covered bya warranty. BMWs last a lot longer than a threeyearlease, so I’m thinking of the cost, in time andmoney, to the next owner, and the next, and thenext. True, this may have only a tangential effecton what one might call ‘driver independence’, buthaving to take your car to the shop and paying forit, over and over, does cut down considerably onthe fun.More to my point, the complaint about theprogressive exclusion of the driver from the veryact of driving – or at least a major part of thedecision-making process involved – strikes meas supremely valid. As I see it, loading down carswith ever more ‘safety’ and ‘convenience’ featuresgradually creates a nanny-state type of atmo-TARHEEL CHAPTER 2013Mar 1-3 *Peachtree Spring HPDS-Road Atlanta Lee Enslin Web: peachtreebmwcca.orgMar 2-3 *Novice Autocross School THSCC Points Autocross James Short Web: thscc.comMar 16 Korman Open House Greensboro, NC Allen Patterson 336-275-1494 s38power@hotmail.comApr 4-7 *Charlotte Food Lion Autofair Charlotte Motor Speedway Web: charlotte-autofair.comApril 6,7 *THSCC HPDS at VIR Web: thscc.comApr 12-14 BMW Club Race VIR Tarheel Chapter Mike Hinkley MHink00011@aol.comApr 13 BMW Club Race Outing VIR Tarheel Chapter Brenda Dunlevy 336-996-3149 bedunlevy@triad.rr.comApr 13 *14th Annual British & European Car Show Roy Gavilan 757-220-4774 Web: www.wmbgbrit.comApril 14 *THSCC Points Autocross # 3 Garysburg, NC James Short Web: thscc.comApr 20-21 Tire Rack Street Survival Raleigh Denis Kingberg 919-247-4876 dkingberg@nc.rr.comApr 26-28 10th Annual OBX CruZ for Cure Rich Broughton 252-670-0803 Web: www.obxcruz.comMay 4-11 *30th Annual Tire Rack One Lap of America Start South Bend, IN Web: onelapofamerica.comMay 10-12 *National Capital HPDS Summit Point National Capital Web: nccbmwcca.orgMay 16-20 *Spring Tour Tail of the Dragon National Capital Web: nccbmwcca.orgMay 24-26 The Vintage 2013 Westbend Vinyards Scott Sturdy scottsturdy@yahoo.com Web: www.atthevintage.com* Not a Tarheel BMW CCA sponsored event4 TARHEEL CHAPTER FOOTNOTES http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org


sphere, in which drivers are encouraged (if notforced) to become mere passengers. (It has meflash back to the robotic bubble cars in the TomCruise movie ‘Minority Report’.) Small wonderthat one hears car nuts complain that automatictransmissions, in whatever form, are increasinglydisplacing the tried-and-true stick shift. Andcould that be why driving schools are so popular?Perhaps columnist Dan Neil, one of my favoriteautomobilisti, says it best. In his recentreference to the ‘Connected’ drive soon to befeatured in the BMW i3 (see Wall Street Journal,Dec. 29-20, 2012) he cites this move toward anautonomous driving system as one more sign thatwe have grown “less hostile to the notion of robotcars – less likely to see them as a loss of independence– because the American romance with theroad is effectively over.” This may be a harsh wayof viewing the near future, but it is certainly foodfor thought.Robot cars may be a commuter’s dream, butunder the circumstances, I think I’d rather do thedriving myself.ARE YOU CREATIVE?Event T-Shirt Design Assistance NeededExpress your creativity and share your talent & skillswith your club! We’re looking for designers to produceartwork for our 2013 Club Race and High PerformanceDriving School t-shirts. Qualified members can earnregistration credit for driving school events.We’re also interested in creating a unique TarheelChapter logo – something that represents our regionand our enthusiasm for our marque!Please contact CraigHarmon with your infoor questions. If possible,please include samplesof your work to: craig@mpowercreative.com or704.763.2240The Triangle’s Choice For AutoBodyLocally OwnedFamily OperatedCommunity FocusedServing The Triangle For 30 YearsKenny Hawkins Automotive605 Germantown RoadRaleigh, NC 27607(919) 851-0242


CLUB RACING REPORTBY PAUL HOECKEVIR Opens CR Season; BimmerWorld PodiumWell, fellow racing fans – our brief panic attackin last month’s report was a bit premature. Itappears that the folks in charge of race schedulesat BMW CCA Club Racing (CR) have been doingtheir job after all, as more and more events havebeen plugged into the calendar these past fewweeks. Most important – at least as viewed fromour admittedly somewhat narrow standpoint – isthat next month’s race at VIR is now firmly on theCR schedule.We expect that this annual event, now set forApril 12-14, will attract a large contingent of localhot shoes as well as a host of visiting racers.And that ain’t just wishful thinking on our part.As some of you are aware, this happens to be oneof the top events on CR’s schedule. We’re understandablyproud about that record; it is our hometrack after all. So you’ll forgive us for being a bitrepetitive.Fact is, in terms of number of racers registered,this race has been one of the three bestattendedCR events in the past three seasons– including last year, when its number of entries(79) was topped only by the 94 racers signed upfor the Oktoberfest race at Mid-Ohio! Clearly, clubracers love VIR, but they’re not alone. So do thefans that show up, year after year, to watch thisgathering of the racing clans. But if you haven’tattended this race as a spectator before, allow ustoot its horn.First, there’s the automotive eye candy. Becausethe event is jointly run by our chapter andthe Vintage Drivers Club of America (VDCA), itbrings not only late-model BMW racecars but alot of vintage machinery – usually about 100 carsincluding BMWs – to the track. It’s a veritablefeast for the eyes of any true aficionado. Thenthere’s the spectator-friendly track, with lots of excellentvantage points from which you can watchthe action. And let’s not forget the Tarheel ChapterOuting, a gathering of club members whichfeatures access to the paddock, a hospitality tent,mementoes and a chance to take several paradelaps around the 3.27-mile course in your own car.In short, this race is a spectator event par excellence,so be sure to put it on your calendar.Of course, the season’s kickoff event in ourregion took place last month, at Road Atlanta.It too was a joint affair with the VDCA guys, andincluded a racing school run by BimmerWorld.However, all that took place well after we had tofile this report, so that the story will have to waituntil next month. All we can tell you now is thatregistration for all three was still going strong aswe went to press.As far as the 2012 championships go, we cannow confirm that, per our predictions, DennisPippy was crowned M3T Champion both nationallyand in our (South Atlantic) region. Also asexpected, two other local hot shoes won the regionalcrown in their respective classes: RomanLifson in IP and Sean McKay in I-Sport. And lestwe forget, we must mention that Phil Antoineposted a very close second place in the race forthe regional Spec E36 championship. You maythink that being second is as good as a miss, butas we see it, he’ll be one guy to watch this season.In fact, your next chance to do so, after the Aprilrace, will come in June, when the season’ secondVIR race is scheduled to take place.Meanwhile, both ‘local’ NASA regions alsostarted their respective racing seasons lastmonth, but their race dates fell past our filingdeadline as well. All we can report now is that theMid-Atlantic Region ran their annual ‘Lap Dance’race at VIR and was set to return to VIR for their6 TARHEEL CHAPTER FOOTNOTES http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org


March Madness’ event this month. As for theSoutheast Region, it held its first event a bit earlier,the second weekend in February; but despitea sizable turnout in several classes favored by ourlocal hot shoes, none of them showed up.On the pro front, Team BimmerWorld (BW)posted impressive results in the Grand-Am ContinentalTire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) seasonopener at Daytona in January. In preparingfor 2013, team owner James Clay had added newammo to his arsenal, including several new driversfor some of the three Street Tuner (ST) carshe is running and a brand-new fourth car. This alreadyhas paid off with a podium finish for one ofthe BW entries and a strong fourth-place finish byanother BW entry.As those of you who follow the CTSCC actionon SPEED already know, the #81 328i piloted byGreg Liefooghe and new BW driver Tyler Cooketook the checker in second place in ST. This resultwas all the more impressive because of a problemthe BW crew encountered with their fuel rig duringthe first pit stop. Cooke was actually in thelead when he handed the wheel to Liefooghe, anddespite the fueling issue and a strong challengeby a Honda, Liefooghe was able to battle back tothe front and finish second. The veteran team ofSeth Thomas and Dan Rogers also ran a closefoughtrace in the #82 car and finished fourth inclass.The only fly in the ointment for the teamwas that the #80 car was prematurely forced outof the race with an oil pressure problem. This isthe car that last year was driven by Clay and JohnCastro-Dubets (JCD); but Clay has now handed itover to two brand-new BW drivers: Greg Strelzoff,who brings some hefty open-wheel racing experienceto the table, and Connor Bloum, a ‘graduate’of BW’s club racing program. The new guys wereunderstandably frustrated by this mechanical failurebut expect to “pick up where they left off” atRound Two, which is taking place as you read thisat a new CTSCC venue, the Circuit of the Americasnear Austin. It will be followed by Round Three atBarber next month.All in all, Clay says that “for now, we’ve had a


solid championship-level start [at Daytona] andI think everyone feels great about that.” He alsohas reason to feel optimistic long-term. His andJCD’s switch from driving the #80 car signals thenext step in BW’s racecar development program,as the two team veterans turn their focus todriving the team’s newest ST car, the No. 84 F30(sixth-generation 3 Series).Clay says developing the car is “critical to ourteam’s future” – presumably the 2014 season atthe earliest. Consequently, his plans for this newestaddition to the BW stable this season are tosplit time between CTSCC races and an “activeprivate testing program.” He expects to play tailgunner for his three ST entries in some CTSCCraces, but stay away on other occasions, whichis what he did at the Daytona race. After all, hesays, testing the F30 thoroughly will be his mostimportant objective this season. We’ll certainly belooking forward to more on that in the months tocome.• Is your BMW, Porsche, VW or Audi in need of RoutineMaintenance or Service??• Are you looking to prep it for Drivers Ed or ClubRacing?• Or are you just frustrated with never having your carready when you want it?Bring it to Exclusive MotorwerksGet it done right. On Time. The first time.Exclusive Motorwerks is your Germancar service shop alternative.Same Day ‘while you wait’ oil changeson most modelsCheck us out…you’ll be happy you did!Come see our brand newsecured 10,000 squarefoot facility withdedicated engine room.704-483-3847 | office@exclusivemotorwerks.com6381 Denver Industrial Park Rd, Denver, NC 28037www.exclusivemotorwerks.comAll Cars are kept secured indoors.


32nd AnnualOpen House&People’s Choice Car ShowSaturday, March 16th, 10amCategories for:Best 2002Best M3Best 5 SeriesBest 6 SeriesMost PotentialBest Hat (on the driver, not the car)Please email to pre-register if you plan to show your BMWDoor PrizesH&R Springs, Michelin Tire, Red Line Synthetic Oil, just to name a few.Parts Specials, Clearance and Auction“Mr. BMW’s” MW’s”Authentic Bavarian Barbecue LuncheonBratwurst and Knockwurst hot off the grill with all the fixin’sThere is no admission charge, but please let us know you’re coming so we’ll have enough food.Reserve your party’s space at (336) 275-1494 or reservations@kormanautoworks.comMore details at www.kormanautoworks.comKorman Autoworks, Inc. 2629 Randleman Rd. Greensboro, NC 27406(336) 275-1494


Tarheel BMW CCA Club Race and OutingSaturday April 13, 2013 9am- 4pm atVirginia International RacewayPlease register in advance so we can plan for the Parade laps and snacks. Register on MotorsportReg(www.motorsportreg.com) and get a free Club Racing Mug.You purchase tickets at the VIR Guard Shack ($10 for ages 12+). Go toward the North Paddock,park on the skid pad where spaces will be reserved for the BMW Car Corral. After parking, go to theTarheel BMW Reception Tent for check in. If you wish to participate in the free Parade Laps, youmust sign the Tarheel waiver and get an armband. There will be someone as you line up on the FalseGrid checking for armbands. Please Remember: All persons going on the track (drivers & passengers)must sign the waiver and get an armband.Drivers: Come to the False Grid at 11:45am to attend a short driver’s meeting before lining upyour cars. There will be a pace car and a chase car.For information contact:Jonathan & Maria Strinestrine@vexate.net / (919) 802-3115Grand Opening and 1 stAnnual Event:May 4, 2013 10:30am-5pmBimmers, Brats & Bass!‣ Mobile Dyno‣ Food‣ Doorprizes‣ Live MusicAll Makes Welcome. Parkingfor 300+.Entertainment provided byLocal DJs: Sylum,BadInfluence, Oneduzdnb,DaYdReAm & Ichi-Ni855 Concord Pkwy S (Hwy. 29) Concord, NC 28027(704) 788-3876 www.euroenvy.com10 TARHEEL CHAPTER FOOTNOTES http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org


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SAY WHAT...Send your questions and comments for “SayWhat...” to Footnotes via email at footnotes@carolina.rr.com.Situation: ‘95 525i w/180k miles experiencingtemperature needle swings, but not overheatingBackground: Since summer 2012, the carwould warm up nicely, but once at operatingtemperature, the temperature needle would gofrom 12:00 to cold and back, on an unpredictablebasis. No evidence of overheating, no loose wiringor hose connections, recent water pump andthermostat replacement. Had performed lighttroubleshooting in the form of contact cleaner onsending unit and temperature sender terminals atengine.Assessment: There was either a problem inthe sending unit, in the wiring, or in the gauge.Recommendation: As the car (4/94 production)already had 18 years on it, the first spot forme to check was the sending unit. Ordered a newDME sending unit, and a gauge sender. This immediatelysolved the problem.Aside: if anyone’s looking for a nice, OxfordGreen ‘95 525i that is mechanically sorted, let meknow...-Bill BassBMW Car Clubof AmericaTarheel ChapterJoyner’s EST. 1993An Independent BMW Specialist* Early and late model BMW’s(Call for motorcycle maintenance)* Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) orBMW Original parts* Many years of experience exclusively withBMW repairs, maintenance, and modificationsand race prep (Club events)* Latest Diagnostic EquipmentChris Joyner, Owner/Technician76 South Market StreetAsheville, NC 28801(828) 253-6000 csjoyner@bellsouth.netHours: 10:00 – 6:00 Monday through FridayWe enjoy BMW's and support theTarheel Chapter.Selling track cars and daily driversto Club Members since 1989.Many European and Japanesecars in stock nowHolland HaleChip Stabler2511 Guess Road, Durham, NC 27705phone: 919-416-9400 fax: 919-416-9122www.atlanticautoexchange.com12 TARHEEL CHAPTER FOOTNOTES http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org


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LOCAL SCENETRIAD AREA DINNERDate: 2nd Thursday each monthTime: 6:30 p.m.Where: Break Time Billiards420 Jonestown Rd. Winston-SalemCome out and join us for drink specials,half-pricedpool, delicious Italian food and even a free BreakTime Billiards membership(for the first year) . Thisis no sleazy pool hall, it’s a verynice facility witha full bar, very nice pool table, dart boards, etc.Francesco’sItalian Restaurant (next door) offers theirfull menu right in Break Time, andI can tell you fromexperience that the food is excellent - so come hungry.Break Time is a 21 yrs and older establishmentso be sure to bring your ID.CHARLOTTE AREA I DINNERDate: 3rd Thursday each monthTime: 7 p.m.Where: WaldhornRestaurant12101Lancaster Hwy (Old Hwy 521)Pineville,NC(Locatednear Carolina Place Mall)(704) 540-7047We’re still hanging out at the Waldhorn Restauranton the third Thursday of each month. ContactChris Webber at H:(704) 523-9118 C: 704-906-8876or e-mail at christopher.b.webber@gmail.comto RSVP. Please join us (great German food andbeer). See you there!TRIANGLE AREA DINNERDate: (3rd Thursday each month)Time: 6:30 pmWhere: Manchester’s Grill9101-153 Leesville RoadPine Crest Shopping Center)Raleigh 27613(919) 676-3310Directions: Manchester’s is located just 1 milesouth of I-540, exit 7 on Leesville Road.As usual, it’s the third Thursday. They have aroom large enough to accommodate us, and agreat menu. Please come out and join us - VictorVarney (650) 799-8666ROANOKE AREADate: 2nd Tuesday each monthTime:Where:7:00 pmPizza Pasta Pit1713 Riverview DrNear corner of Electric Road & Apperson DR.(540) 387-2885.Announcements via BMW CCA Meet-Up Group -Roanoke Dinners are normally the second Tuesdayof the month.ASHEVILLE AREA DINNERDate: Last Tuesday each monthTime: 6:30 pmWhere: P.F. Chang’s China BistroBiltmore Park Town Square26 Schenck ParkwayAsheville,N.C. 28803Call for directions (282) 681-2975All BMW marques are welcome (cars, motorcycles,Mini, Rolls, etc.).Contact Richard at rvaughn29@charter.net for moreinformation.DOWNEAST AREA (Greenville, Wilson Rocky Mt)Members interested in getting together pleaseemail Bob Thomas at bobthomas18@hotmail.comor call (252) 363-1383.HURRICANE REGION AREA (New Bern, Jacksonville,Morehead City) will meet the 3rd Tuesdayof the month. For details contact Rich Broughton(252) 247-2074 or cell (252) 670-0803. See webpage www.obxcruz.ning.com for monthly details.Meeting will move around in area.CAPE FEAR AREAFor dinner info call Tom Deacon at H (910) 579-0520 in Ocean Isle Beach C (910) 398-2694 or e-mail: tdeacon@atmc.netCHARLOTTE AREA IIPlease email Andy Barbee for more information atwbarbee1@carolina.rr.com or call (704) 701-2294.NORTHERN MOUNTAIN AREA DINNER14 TARHEEL CHAPTER FOOTNOTES http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org


No information available.SANDHILLS AREADate: (4th Wednesday each month)Time: 6:30 p.m.Where: Luigi’s Restaurant(www.luigisnc.com)528 North McPherson Church RoadFayetteville, NC 28303Please come out and join us - Jeff Lucas. (919)454-9383 email: jwlucas@dcjsystems.com


SUCH A DEALFootnotes classified adsare free to members in goodstanding of the BMW CCA.Nonmembers can also placeadvertisements here for $5.00per month (see inside frontcover). Please enclose allnecessary information withyour advertisement. Unlessyou tell us otherwise, your adwill appear here for three (3)consecutive issues. Classifiedadvertisements can beemailed to the Editor’sattention at footnotes@carolina.rr.com.BMW CARS FOR SALE:1979 528i low mileage survivor:56K well documented,rust free, original car. Onehigh quality respray, excellentbright work, complete tool kit,Leather very good, auto, sunroof,alloys, A/C, cruise, NewBilsteins, brakes, exhaust,tires. Runs well,. Windowsticker, books, records, salesbrochures, original Blaupunkt8-track and factory mats included.$7500 firm Scott 828-545-9958, Asheville, NC.1988 325i Convertible withAlpine White exterior, blacktop (7 yrs. old) and red leatherinterior. Daily driver in goodcondition. 195k miles, 40k onrebuilt engine. 5 spd, manynew parts, front end bushings,shocks, radiator, leatherseats redone 7 yrs. ago. A/Cnot working, parking lot dentin passenger door and quarterpanel, paint getting thin. Withservice manuals. Runs great.$3500 540-529-8652 or krerath@gmail.com1988 535Is WBAD-C7409J1718554. 515k miles,Silver/Red. 5-speed. Dailydriver until recently. Meticulouslymaintained. All recordssince 1994. Newish paint.Everything works. Dash replaced.Seats recovered withvinyl. Engine replaced at 400kwith used engine that hadabout 160k miles. Some ruston rails. Garaged. $3995/obo.Bob McNeill. 301-502-7209535iS@xemaps.com (NC)2002 BMW 540i touring VINWBADR63472GN92044. MSport,cold weather, PremiumSound and Nav. 84,000 miles.Titanium Silver and blackleather. Run flats. FormerCPO. In family since 2004.Window sticker, service recordsand books.Too many cars. Deserves agood home. $10,500 obo.Fgailor@hedgehogholdings.com or Jwells@hedgehogholdings.com.Car located inRaleigh.2004 M3 Dinan S3-R SilverGray Metallic withblack nappa interior. VINWBSBL93464PN58976. Serialnumbered and badgedDinan S3-R producing 462bhp and 328 lb-ft torque. Over$50,000 in modifications, toomany to list here. Meticulouslymaintained esthetically andmechanically. 58,000 miles.Asking $37,900. Located inColumbia, SC. Lots of pictureson line at http://claspics.com/426/381606/. ContactDan via e-mail at danielbbornstein@gmail.comor by phoneat (520) 971-82412009 335i Sedan Vin-WBAP-M73519A365813, 30,000+miles, Munich assembly, Blacksapphire ext / Beige Dakotaw/ light burl trim int, Premium/Sport package, Steptronic/Sport wheel paddles, Comfortaccess, Heated seats, Wiredfor valentine, Garage kept,Non-smoker, Excellent condition,$48,700 msrp, $30,500,contact- dlambert@lambertai.com, (336) 777-3657 x103MW CARS FOR SALE:1972 Bavaria 128K. Originalowner, California car, in storagefor years. Interior almostperfect, could be painted.4-speed, Weber conversionand Euro spec ignition distributor.Make offer. jposig@mindspring.comBMW PARTS FOR SALE:(4) E30 Bottlecap wheels with50% Falken Azenis tires. Good16 TARHEEL CHAPTER FOOTNOTES http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org


Condition $200 OBO. Call919.542.7578 Pittsboro, NCMISCELLANEOUS:Bridgestone PotenzaRE960AS pole position RFT 4runflats , 4000miles since new, [2] 225/40/RF18 [2]255/35/RF18 TRack $1178 $600 plusshipping greensboro 3363390517 or kirby.mckenzie@gmail.comUsed Michelin one Pilot SportA/S Plus 245/40ZR18, rightside, approx. 6000 miles ontire, $50. Buyer pays shippingor can meet in Asheville area.Tom: (828)890-1761; wtbullard@earthlink.net.Preserving the CCA historyThe Club Archive is looking forOktoberfest or Chapter eventstrophies, shirts, pins, posters,wine glasses, dash plaques,grill badges, programs, or anythingelse. Anything from theclub’s past for the Archive/Museum.Do you have extra itemsyou would consider donating?Michael: (864)250-0022;mmitchell@roundel.org. (SC)Tarheel Chapter BMW CCAEmail List Join us online: The“list” provides a casual, onlineforum for chapter membersto discuss BMW’s and BMWCCA events and related topicsof interest to local members.Basically it’s a sort of electronicdiscussion board, almostanything is free game, as longas it has some connection toBMW’s (no matter how remote


SUCH A DEALthe connection might be).To join the list surf on out to:http://www.topica.com/lists/tarheelbmw/ Info on howto subscribe or unsubscribecan be found on this page. Ifyou want a shortcut to subscribe-simply send an email totarheelbmw-subscribe@topica.com. (make sure you send theemail from the email addressthat you want to receive the listmessages!!)THE 02 GROUP A special interestgroup for 2002 ownersin NC. For more informationabout the group and how tojoin, check out our website:www.the02group.orgMcDUFFIEAUTOBODYThe Triad’s Finest BMW Body Repairand Frame Shop!Insurance work and other fine cars welcome!We are perfectionists, and our combined forty yearsof experience assures our customers ofquality workmanship. As BMW specialists, we useonly factory parts and have the area’s mostcomplete supply of original BMW factory Germanpaint.We Buy Wrecks – Scott McDuffie, OwnerMcDuffie Autobody3510 E. Wendover AvenueGreensboro, NC 27405(336) 375-4516


School Date April 20-21Volunteers/Instructors NeededLocation: Raleigh Police Dept.Driver Training Facility8401 Battle Bridge RoadRaleigh, NC 27610


END GAMEPhoto by BMW GroupGuerlain Chicherit and MINI team up to nail the world’s fi rst backfl ip in a car. Go MINI! (Karen, pleasedon’t try this...)WANTED:Your photos and stories.Got a tale to tell about yourBimmer, photos you wantto share with your fellowFootnotes readers, or justa suggestion?Email your submissions tofootnotes@carolina.rr.com.Come on, you can do it...We would love to hear fromyou!Footnotes classifieds...Ads are free to members in good standing of the BMW CCA.Non-members can also place advertisements here for $5.00per month. Please enclose all necessary information withyour advertisement.Unless you tell us otherwise, your ad will appear here forthree (3) consecutive issues.Classified advertisements can beemailed to the Editor’s attention at:footnotes@carolina.rr.com20 TARHEEL CHAPTER FOOTNOTES http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org


March 12 Roanoke Area DinnerMarch 14 Triad Area DinnerMarch 16 Korman Open HouseMarch 19 Hurricane Area DinnerMarch 21 Charlotte Area DinnerTriangle Area DinnerMarch 26 Asheville Area DinnerMarch 27 Sandhills Area DinnerTARHEEL CHAPTERBMW CCA, Inc.http://www.tarheelbmwcca.orgP.O. Box 1208Harrisburg, NC 28075-1208CALENDARMARCH 20131 23 4 5 6 7 8 91017243111 12 13 14 15 1618 19 20 21 22 2325 26 27 28 29 30BMW CCA Club Race - VIR April 12-14, 2013Club Race Outing - VIR April 13, 2013

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