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Photo by Mike PughVolume XLI No. 4 April 2013


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:The 02 Group kicked off their 2013 season with the annualJugtown Jaunt. Mike Pugh reports “great weather, greatroads, great cars” and judging by the photo they had a greatturnout. Imagine rolling down some country road and runningup on this line of 2002s! An impressive sight indeed.The 02 Group has a long list of events planned for 2013(as they do every year), and the big 02 Group event of theyear is of course, The Vintage, “national gathering of vintageBMWs.The event is held in Winston-Salem this year on May 24-26. If you have not been to one of The Vintage events in thepast make the time to do it this year––it’s one of the best BMW gatherings / events in the country,with great food, music and of course great vintage BMWs.Check out their web site for more information at www.atthevintage.com. -ed.MEMBERSHIP CORNERThis month, we’d like to give a warm Tarheel welcometo 61 new and returning members and associatemembers. This brings our total chaptermembership to 2,837! Our membership is the lifebloodof the Club. Without your participation, therewould be no Club. We offer a wide variety of activi-Pepe AguirreApex NCMatthew AveriMatthews NCJohn BaileyRaleigh NCJoel BlondyDurham NCVince BraswellShelby NCJoseph BrownRaleigh NCClive ChineryCharlotte NCAlexandra Choumitsky Cary NCFrancis ClarkDavidson NCDan ConnorRaleigh NCGuillermo Cortina Miami FLBruce CromartieRaleigh NCMoe DaherCharlotte NCNick DasovichGreensboro NCJames DavidsonRaleigh NCSteve DeVercellyCharlotte NCBarrett FowlerCharlotte NCEd FritschRaleigh NCJohn FultonMatthews NCMandy GoltschCharlotte NCJOHN HERUBINHolly Springs NCJianghai HoDurham NCWilliam HoranMarion NCJohn IngallsDurham NCTracy JohnsonGraham NCRyan JonesCharlotte NCMichael JonesSalisbury NCRandy LopezCary NCVincent LositoGreensboro NCWilliam McCanless Arden NCSonja McCanlessArden NCties, 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!Timur MigirovJake MorganJuzar NagdiLou NelsonLaszlo NeufeldGerald PellChristopher PorterPatrick RayJohnathan RhynePatricia RossiPaul RossiBrett RutledgeDanny SanchezKwasi Sarpongbryan settleKimball ShahrokhiCarlos SiciliaBrandon SinnottKelli SmithMichael SpinkMike StipanovWayne StonePeter StoneW SykesMark TaylorMary Terrell RobinsonDavid WallachWilliam WentzJeff YoungAnthony ZombekRaleigh NCRaleigh NCCary NCMarble NCCharlotte NCGreensboro NCCharlotte NCOld Fort NCLincolnton NCCornelius NCCornelius NCRaleigh NCApex NCCharlotte NCRock Hill SCApex NCBelmont NCPinehurst NCAdvance NCDurham NCGreensboro NCCharlotte NCGoldsboro NCGreensboro NCMorehead City NCWake Forest NCRaleigh NCCharlotte NCRaleigh NCClayton NC


PAUL HOECKE Notes from the roadThe Ways We Fool OurselvesHave you ever considered why we do thingsin a manner bordering on the ritualistic, withoutgiving the matter a second thought? Or why certainbeliefs or premises are accepted pretty muchat face value, without a question regarding theirvalidity? Well, I have; and though I don’t necessarilyhave the answers, it sure makes me wonder.Like for instance, this month is commonlythought of as the start of spring. You know, Aprilshowers beget May flowers and all that. Nevermind that this clearly reflects a northern biaswhich conveniently ignores the fact that all kindsof greenery has been blooming on my propertyand elsewhere in the neighborhood since February.I’ll grant you that folks in, say, northern Minnesotawon’t exactly see eye to eye with me onthis point. But why should we persist in quotingthis old saw when it patently ain’t true in our neckof the woods? Perhaps it’s Tradition as the fiddleron the roof would say. Whatever it is, though, itstrikes me as one of the milder versions of a hostof misperceptions, fallacious habits and outrightmyths that we hang on to, despite evidence to thecontrary – assuming, that is, that we cared to lookfor it. And I’d venture to say that no aspect of ourdaily lives is more dominated by this blind spot inour minds than driving.You probably remember Dustin Hoffman’scharacter in ‘Rain Man’ declaring: “I’m an excellentdriver.” In fact, this assertion isn’t just moviefiction; it’s actually an almost universally heldbelief. At least, that’s what any public opinionguru will tell you; to wit, anywhere between eightand nine out ten members of the driving publicconsider themselves to be good or excellent drivers.It must an ego thing, for the mayhem on theroad we witness on our daily drive-abouts saysotherwise.I won’t beat that particular horse any further.Scribes other than Yours Truly such as Satch Carlsonand Joe Chamberlain have said plenty on thatsubject, and I’d say with greater authority to boot.What I do want to address this time around is afew other aspects of this genre. They may be lesscritical, in a life-or-death manner of speaking. Butthey do matter for sundry other reasons, like one’spocketbook.For starters, let’s take fuel economy. It’s atopic that has turned into a major theme for carmakers,their advertising, and consumers alikethese last few years. It seems like everybody andhis brother, or sister, is talking about spiking fuelprices and the consequent need to buy fuel-efficientcars and drive them in the most economicmanner. Yet when it comes to actually doing so,they don’t – not really.How often do you pull up behind someoneat a drive-through window, at a fast-food place orbank, and watch them sitting there, engine tickingover, while they wait for their burgers or sortthrough their checks and deposit slips? I’ll betit’s at least once a day if not more often. Hasn’tanyone told these geniuses that a car gets zeromiles per gallon at idle? If they would only take apeek at the mpg display on their dashboard touchscreen, they’d see the numbers click down by theminute. But no; they don’t give it a nano-thought;and if prodded, they’ll cite any number of excuseswhy they won’t turn off the engine.Oh, it’s because they want to stay warm, orcool, depending on the season. Like they’re gonnadie of frostbite or heat exhaustion during thefive minutes they’re sitting there. Okay, so maybe2 TARHEEL CHAPTER FOOTNOTES http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org


that short a time at idle won’t lower their fueleconomy by much. But they’ll do the same thing,over and over again, in the course of a day’s worthof running errands, and that will add up. Smallwonder BMW came up with the stop-start feature.When it comes to fuel economy, it’s their rear endtoo that’s on the line.Then there’s that ancient myth which saysthat restarting a car uses more gas than idling.Come on, give me a break! It may have had a tinybit of validity in the days when hard-to-start carburetedengines might spew a lot of unburned gasinto the manifold. But that’s utterly passé today.Yet, I’ll bet there are still drivers who hang ontothis fairy tale and, worse, pass it on to their kids.But wait, there’s more.These days, a popular activity is hunting forgas stations with the lowest prices. It’s helped bylocal TV news which will often publicize the locationsof such oases. It’s also liable to fool drivers.On the surface, it makes sense – if the ‘cheaper’gas happens to be in one’s neighborhood or onthe way to and from work. But I wonder how manyThe Editor’s Desk...It really hits you that winter is finally overwhen you start prepping for the first big TarheelChapter BMW CCA Club Race of the year.While many of our hot-shoes have been hittingother events already this year, the Club Raceseason really kicks in to high gear (at least in mymind) with the April VIR race.The VIR Club Race is always well attendedand draws Club racers from around the countryto compete on our home turf. One thing you cancount on, the racing action will be top-notch!As we have done for many years, we will alsobe hosting the Club Race Outing (check our calendarfor more info).The Outing is a great way to get out and meetsome of our racers, check out the cars and maybeeven participate in the parade laps––drive thevenerable VIR in your street BMW (at safe speedof course). How could that not be a blast! A wordof warning however, driving on VIR is very addictiveand may cause you to suddenly sign up for allthree High Performance Driving Schools with usat VIR this year. -ed.


of those seekers of lower-price go juice will goout of their way – i.e. drive farther – to avail themselvesof this automotive manna from heaven? Alot, judging by the crowds I see jamming servicestations known for selling gas for a bit less thanthe average.Now, if these drivers were to put pencil topaper – okay, punch a few buttons on their smartphones, it’d become crystal clear that trying tonavigate some five or ten extra miles throughstop-and-go traffic will eat all of the few cents’price-per-gallon difference they’re looking for, andthen some. And oh yeah; when they get there,they’ll sit there, idling, while waiting for a spot atthe pump. Duh!Another area that’s prone to similar misperceptionsis buying vehicles based on carmakers’mileage claims. As demonstrated by recentlypublicized discrepancies between EPA ratingsand those obtained by others, mileage claims areat best mere comparative indicators, not precisemeasurements of a vehicle’s fuel efficiency. In reallife, fuel efficiency (or lack thereof) is the resultof many factors, including the operating environment,non-OEM equipment, and most of all drivinghabits. Even hybrids such the Prius will seea drop in mpg in the rain, or with non-original(though better) tires, as a good friend of minewill attest. And a driver with a lead foot can – nay,will lower his or her vehicle’s mpg by as much astwenty percent below what the window stickersays.So, as I see it, it’s okay to use those windowsticker numbers as a guideline if you’re lookingfor a car that offers good mileage. But if your newacquisition doesn’t quite measure up to thosenumbers, don’t rush to cry foul and point fingersat the carmaker or the EPA. Consider what I’vejust said; and keep in mind that if you point a finger,there’s always three pointing back at you, asthe saying goes.Speaking of car purchases, another featurepeople look for is safety, which causes them tolook for a ‘safe car’; or maybe even the ’safest car’in its category. I put those phrases in quotationmarks because they too are misperceptions. I forTARHEEL CHAPTER 2013Apr 4-7 *Charlotte Food Lion Autofair Charlotte Motor Speedway Web: charlotte-autofair.comApr 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 Web: www.obxcruz.comMay 4 BMW ///M Club Day BMW Performance Center Stephen Dean stephendean@nc.rr.comMay 4 *EuroEnvy Autowerks Grand Opening Shannon Griggs 704-788-3876 shannon@euroenvy.comMay 4-11 *30th Annual Tire Rack One Lap of America Start South Bend, IN Web: onelapofamerica.comMay 5 *Pinehurst Concours D’Elegance - Tarheel Corral 9:30am - 5:00pm Web: pinehurstconcours.comMay 10-12 *National Capital HPDS Summit Point National Capital Web: nccbmwcca.orgMay 16 *Bavarian Brathaus BMW Cruise-in - Durham Victor Varney victor.bmwcca@gmail.comMay 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.comJun 15-16 *The 24-Hour of LeMons Summit Point National Capital Web: 24hoursoflemons.comJun 15-16 *THSCC HPDS at CMP Kershaw, SC THSCC Web: thscc.comJun 21-23 BMW Club Race VIR Full with PCA Mike Hinkley MHink00011@aol.comJun 28-30 Tarheel & Toe Driver’s School and Dinner Sat JoElla John 540-992-3040 jjohnmcoupe@aol.com* Not a Tarheel BMW CCA sponsored event4 TARHEEL CHAPTER FOOTNOTES http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org


one don’t believe there’s such a thing as a completelysafe car. The other half of the equationthat’s often overlooked is a competent driver. Yes,all modern vehicles are equipped with all sorts ofrestraints, and the better ones such as BMWs arebuilt to protect their passengers in a crash. And,yes, there may be times when a wreck just can’t beavoided. But ninety-nine times out of a hundred,the wellbeing if not lives of the passengers are inthe driver’s hands. Yet how many drivers think ofthis responsibility first instead of abdicating it infavor of their airbags?It’s why I shake my head when some doofusflips his ‘safe’ SUV because he figured its almightyAWD would enable him to plow full-bore acrossa sheet of ice – just before he tapped the brakepedal. Or why I’m bemused when I read yet onemore letter in ROUNDEL, bragging about how atotaled BMW allowed its driver to walk away. Sure,it’s nice to have the car sacrifice itself for the driver’ssake. After all, it’s only a thing. But I have towonder. Had there been a chance for the driver toactually drive out of trouble instead of relying onthe car to save his butt, would he have done so?I can think of an assortment of other instanceswhere driving habits and related perceptionsare out of kilter. Mostly, they are little things butvery much to my point, like when drivers line upten deep at a toll gate to avoid the semi sitting inthe next gate. What they ignore is that the semiis at least three cars long, so that once it’s goneyou’re next in line instead of seven cars back. LikeI said, it’s little things too.One last point and then I’ll quit. Do buyers ofcertain allegedly ‘luxury’ models that shall remainunnamed realize that the vehicles they’ve lustedfor are nothing more than glorified, rebadged versionsof the carmakers’ bread-and-butter productline?Since you belong to a select bunch of carnuts, I hope I’m preaching to the choir. But if anyof the above hits home, I sympathize, but I won’tapologize. At the very least, you may take comfortfrom the fact that your BMW is really what it isand not a tarted-up version of a lesser breed. Nofoolin’.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 HOECKEAbraham, Bryan Win Three Each at Road AtlantaWell, fellow racing fans, as far as we in TarheelLand are concerned, it looks like the race atVIR a couple of weeks from now will be the realseason kickoff race after all. According to the calendar,it should have been the joint BMW ClubRacing (CR)-VDCA race at Road Atlanta in February.But although many were called, Biblicallyspeaking, few showed up at that event, at least asfar as the CR part goes.To be fair to all concerned, it was early in theyear and consequently the weather wasn’t exactlyat its best. In fact, it was positively arctic! As ourroving VDCA correspondent Skip Bryan reports,morning temperatures hovered in the 20s, andalthough highs on Saturday and Sunday managedto reach the 40s, an icy wind made it feel like itwas still in the 20s.As a result, not only was the entire CR contingentat this usually popular Braselton circuitpretty small, with just eighteen registrants, butonly two local hot shoes registered – Rich Abraham(IP) and Tom Tice (Spec E36). What’s more,only Abraham actually ran in the event’s threesprint races, as it appears that Tice had to bowout before the action started.Abraham’s fast JMT-prepared E36 M3 wasclearly up to the job, for he was able to stay onthe tail of a batch of C-Mods and ahead of asteadily shrinking field of class rivals throughoutthe weekend. He won IP in fourth place overall inboth the 11-lap race on Saturday and the 17-laprace Sunday; then topped off his day that sameafternoon with yet a third IP victory, finishingsecond overall in the 23-lap sprint. By then, DNFsand no-starts had shrunk the field to about halfits original size, and with good reason.The chill didn’t prevent the VDCA on thewhole from making a good showing, but theGroup 8 contingent that includes vintage BMWsalong with Alfas, Lotuses, 911s and 240Zs wasalso on the small side. In fact, Bryan only had tocontend with one other BMW, the #206 2002 pilotedby Joe Liles, who also hails from our state.As Bryan tells it, the low temps didn’t botherhis #316 2002’s motor but “were not as friendly” toits tires, and also slowed everyone else’s pace. Yethe still managed to crank out his personal besttime on that track in qualifying Saturday morning;and chalk up a class win in the feature race thatafternoon in a twenty-car field. He then went onto post an overall victory in the enduro Sundaymorning, beating a 911 to the checker by less thanhalf a second; and outran Liles in that afternoon’s10-lap sprint to capture his third class win of theweekend.Last month’s calendar was devoid of any CRevents along the Eastern Seaboard, but we expecteda few of our local vintage warriors to goto the SVRA race at Sebring the first weekend inMarch. As it turned out though, Bryan was theonly Tarheel to show up. (The only other CarolinianBryan saw there was Charlie Guest fromGreensboro, who drives a bug-eyed Sprite.) Overall,the event was big. Close to 200 cars took tothe track, including some forty Trans-Ams andsundry BMWs. The latter included a 3.0 CSL thatran with a bunch of ‘Vettes, Camaros and 911RSRsin Group 6; a Canadian M1 in Group 10; a 1970Elva Mk.7 (with a BMW 2-liter mill under thehood) in Group 2; and of course the two 2002s in6 TARHEEL CHAPTER FOOTNOTES http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org


Group 8, including Bryan’s No. 316 car.Bryan didn’t do too badly, considering thecompetition and the resulting wear and tear onthese old cars. In Saturday’s first race, a sprint,he finished fifth in B-Sedan (18th overall out of28 cars) behind a Euro Ford Escort and three AlfaGTVs. But the situation got much hairier in thatafternoon’s one-hour enduro. Not only did it includeall classes of cars, but its start was from a“modified” Le Mans- type grid, with cars lined updiagonally. As Bryan tells us, it made for a ratherexciting race. “The start went safely, but things gotvery busy at Turn One,” he says. Trailing fourteenPorsches, his 2002 suffered a broken Guibo inLap 7 (of 22), but he still finished 25th out of 28starters “because of all the other cars that brokebefore that.” It left him to sit out the rest of theevent, but not all that disappointed, all thingsconsidered.The next VDCA date with CR is this month’sevent at our home track, which brings us back toour most current topic. With both CR and VDCAon the program, the event promises to be a truegathering of the racing clans. As we go to press,early though it may be, there’s plenty of evidencethat our homegrown racing crowd will show up instrength for the CR portion, with early birds suchas Abraham, Phil Antoine (Spec E36) and SeanMcKay (I-Sport) leading the way. And we expectlocal vintage racers to do likewise.The CR races – a fun sprint, an enduro anda feature sprint – will be slotted in between thevarious run groups in VDCA’s annual ‘Wild HareRun’, all of which is bound to make for a jollygood show, especially if you happen to be a spectator.That opportunity will come at our annualClub Race Outing on Saturday. It will feature goodstuff like a hospitality tent and a chance to run afew parade laps around the track in your own car.And local club racer Jason Crist is organizing aKart event for racers and crew on Friday. In short,we expect it to be a great event for racers andspectators alike.Looking down the road, next month’s CRevent at Mid-Ohio is also likely to draw racersfrom our neck of the woods, as one of its attrac-


tions is the four-hour Harvey Rogers MemorialEnduro. And June will see two CR events that weexpect local hot shoes to show up for: The raceat NJMP’s Thunderbolt circuit early that month;and by popular demand, a return engagement atVIR the weekend of June 21-23, which will be runin partnership with the PCA. And the vintage guyswill be looking to Mid-Ohio as well.On the other hand, ‘local’ NASA events (i.e.those run by the Mid-Atlantic and SoutheastRegions) appear to have been totally ignoredby local hot shoes these past couple of months.True, it looks like the ‘Lap Dance’ run annuallyby the Mid-Atlantic guys at VIR in February wascanceled, probably due to weather. And also true,their ‘March Madness’ last month at VIR againwas way past our deadline, but the event’s entrantroster didn’t include a single local driver. Similarly,local hot shoes were MIA at the Southeast’s‘Meltdown’ at CMP in February; and that region’s‘Pot o’ Gold Rush’ at Road Atlanta last monthalso didn’t list any of our guys on its roster. Gofigure.Meanwhile, early last month, Team BimmerWorld(BW) resumed its assault on the StreetTuner (ST) class in Round Two of the Grand-AmContinental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC)series at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) tracknear Austin. The new venue wasn’t all that kind toTeam BW, or to most other BMW teams in the STrace for that matter.The best ST showing for a BMW was the podiumfinish, in third place, by the Burton Racingteam of Terry Borcheller and Mike LaMarra intheir 128i. As for Team BW, the best they managedwas an eighth-place finish by their newest duo,Greg Strelzoff and Connor Bloum in the No.80car. Dan Rogers and Seth Thomas finished tenthin the No.82 328i. But Greg Liefooghe and TylerCooke ended up 31st in a 33-car ST field due to anengine that went kaput on them halfway throughthe race. Bummer!We may hear more details about the COTArace from Team BW owner James Clay in dueAuthorized Dealer for:Your German car service shop alternative• Specializing in BMW, Porsche and VW/Audi• From Routine Maintenance to Full Track Prep• Dedicated Engine/Transmission repair room• Track prep for Drivers Ed or Club Racing(NASA and PCA Certified Inspection Shop)• Tire mount and balanceBring it to Exclusive MotorwerksGet it done right. On Time. The first time.Same Day ‘while you wait’ oil changeson most modelsCome see our secured 10,000square foot facility704-483-3847 | office@exclusivemotorwerks.com6381 Denver Industrial Park Rd, Denver, NC 28037www.exclusivemotorwerks.comAll Cars are kept secured indoors.


course, but it’s already safe to say that thesekinds of ups and downs are part and parcel ofracing, be it pro or the ‘amateur’ variety. It’s alsoa safe guess that, having licked their mentalwounds and fixed whatever needed fixin’ in mechanicalterms, Clay and his troops are ready toregain momentum in Round Three at Barber thismonth.In fact, that race should be running as youread this, so be sure to catch it on SPEED whenit’s aired a week or so later. So, it’s Adios for now– until next month.BMW Car Clubof AmericaTarheel ChapterGrand 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.com


Pebble Beach in North Carolina?BMW Corral at Pinehurst Concurs d’Elegance, May 5thAsk any golfer about Pebble Beach and mostwill tell you (whether they have been there or not)that it is one of the most famous and beautifulgolf courses in the world. Hard to argue given itsocean front location near Monterey, California.Same for car enthusiasts (which presumablyyou are if you’re reading this esteemed publication).They’ll tell you that Pebble Beach is thelocation each year for one of the finest showcasesof beautiful and historically significant cars inthe world. Over the course of many decades, thePebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has becomethe center of an amazing cornucopia of car eventsthat stretch out for over a week every August andattract enthusiasts from around the world.What is it about beautiful golf resorts, inbeautiful locations, that just seems to go so wellwith beautiful cars? It is a formula that has made“Monterey Week” a must do for car enthusiastseverywhere. But what about North Carolina? Wehave many of the same ingredients here (OK maybenot the Pacific Ocean view). Why can’t we dothe same thing here? Well we can -- and it startsthis year with the inaugural run of the PinehurstConcours d’Elegance being held on Sunday May5, 2013. Showcased at the Main Resort Clubhouseand Golf Courses #3 and #5 (Hole #1) will be aninvited list of 118 of the most historic automobilesand motorcycles from around the world.Sunday’s event will be the crowning jewel of fourdays of activities and experiences for entrants andattendees alike. For more information, see http://pinehurstconcours.com/As a Tarheel Chapter member, make sure youput May 5 on your calendar to attend the first everPinehurst Concours d’Elegance. What’s more, theTriangle Area has negotiated with the Concoursorganizers a special corral for Tarheel ChapterBMW CCA drivers to park right at the main entranceto the event. General admission ticketsare available on the Concours website, but to getthe special promo code for a package deal thatincludes access to the BMW corral and Concours(along with the latest info about our corral plans),check the Tarheel Chapter website at http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org/Throughout Monterey Week the corrals havebecome a very important part of the “main”events. Almost a “show within the show” at eachevent. It would be great to see a strong turnout ofBMWs in our corral on May 5 to make this a keypart of what we hope will become a very successfulannual event at Pinehurst.If you have any questions or would like to volunteerto help run the corral, please contact meat victor.bmwcca@gmail.com (Next month, checkout my article “North Carolina in Pebble Beach?”.)-Victor Varney, Triangle Area CoordinatorBMW Car Clubof AmericaTarheel Chapter10 TARHEEL CHAPTER FOOTNOTES http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org


The ALMS is coming! VIR, October 2-5, 2013Don’t miss it....2013 ANNUAL BANQUETThe Tarheel BMW CCA Annual Banquet washeld on Saturday Evening, February 23, 2013in the Gallery at VIR.The buffet meal was delicious. Danny Staleyour Emcee welcomed us and introduced ourspeaker, Kerrigan Smith, Director of Track Operationsat VIR. His topic, VIR Past, Present, Future,with pictures and videos was very well received.JoElla John, our president conducted a short businessmeeting.Mike Hinkley updated us on Club Racing andApril updated us on the success of our HPDS program.Tom Tice thanked our sponsors and he andDanny drew for door prizes.There were almost a hundred people present.Thanks to Kerrigan for speaking and each personwho helped with the program.


SAY WHAT...Send your questions and comments for “SayWhat...” to Footnotes via email at footnotes@carolina.rr.com.No Say What... this month.BMW 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) 799-8666Time: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: Carrabba’s Italian Grill332 Rockwood RoadArden,N.C. 28704Call for directions (828) 654-8411All 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.ROANOKE AREADate: 2nd Tuesday each monthNORTHERN MOUNTAIN AREA DINNERNo information available.14 TARHEEL CHAPTER FOOTNOTES http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org


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 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 325xi orient blue/ tan112K, auto, power memoryseats, IPod adapter, e46 updatesand preventive maintancedone including; controlarms and bushings, vanos,o2, CCV system, brakes, andmore, have receipts. Great firstcar, 7,500 or best offer. Newcar here this one needs a newhome. Email adstaley@wilkes.net.2003 330i Sedan, Orient Bluewith Beige Interior Walnut trim,Premium and Sport Packages,Rear Decklid Lip Spoiler,Steptronic Automatic, 146Kmiles, Well maintained, Greatcondition, $7,300 bferrell120@yahoo.com2004 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) 971-82411972 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.comOTHER MAKES FOR SALE:2005 Ford Mustang GT PremiumEXCELLENT CONDI-TION 56,000 miles. TORCHRED with Black Leather INTE-RIOR. 4.6L SOHC v8engine, 5-SPEED Auto. 305hp. 4-wheel ABs, Tractioncontrol, FRONT AIRBAGS,SHAKER 500 6-DISC CD,PREMIUM SOUND, 17” AL-LOY WHEELS W/ LOCKS,OEM PIRELLI TIRES, LEATH-ER SEATS, POWER DRIVERSSEAT, REAR SPOILER, tpms,Tinted Wdws, K&N COLD AIRKIT, AVAILABLE FLOWMAS-TER Exhaust. $15,700 bferrell120@yahoo.comBMW PARTS FOR SALE:E90 M3 OEM HiFi SpeakersThese are the 4 Tweeters And4 Mids from the doors and reardeck of my well cared for and16 TARHEEL CHAPTER FOOTNOTES http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org


garaged 08 E90 M3.Does notinclude the underseat subs.They are from the oem HiFisystem. They were removedfrom my car by a Bmw MasterTech at about 37k miles, afew months ago, when I gotaftermarket speakers.Workedfine when removed.Locatedin Chapel Hill. Asking $275+ shipping. robbiedawg1@gmail.comMISCELLANEOUS: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.comPreserving 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, almost


SUCH A DEALanything is free game, as longas it has some connection toBMW’s (no matter how remotethe 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!!)McDUFFIEAUTOBODYThe 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


American Le Mans Series(ALMS)Pesented by Tequila PatrónOctober 2-5, 2013 VIRginia InternationalRaceway is proud to present their fans and sponsorswith the leaders in cutting edge racingtechnology and the global leaders in Green Racing—racingat speeds never before seen at VIRshistoric track. The American Le Mans Series willdeliver this assault. This is truly an event not tobe missed. For more information, visit www.americanlemans.com.that we will have a Car Corral and Reception Tentat this event. We look forward to offering ourmembers and fellow BMW CCA members in ourregion a great place to watch the Race, food, funand fellowship with fellow enthusiasts. Watch ourwebsite and VIR website, as there will be informationon registering with the Club.The Tarheel BMW CCA is excited to announceTarheel BMW/CCA Club Race OutingBMW/CCA Club RacesSaturday April 13, 20139am- 4pm atVirginia International RacewayPlease register in advance so we can plan for the Parade laps and snacks.Register on MotorsportReg (www.motorsportreg.com) and geta free Club Racing Mug.You purchase tickets at the VIR Guard Shack ($10 for ages 12+). Go toward the NorthPaddock, park on the skid pad where spaces will be reserved for the BMW Car Corral. Afterparking, go to the Tarheel BMW Reception Tent for check in. If you wish to participate inthe free Parade Laps, you must sign the Tarheel waiver and get an armband. There will besomeone as you line up on the False Grid checking for armbands. Please Remember: Allpersons 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 beforelining up your cars. There will be a pace car and a chase car.For information contact: Jonathan & Maria Strine, strine@vexate.net / (919) 802-3115


END GAMEPhoto by Paul HoeckeNow that looks like a fun ride!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


April 9 Roanoke Area DinnerApril 11 Triad Area DinnerApril 12-14 BMW Club Race VIRApril 13 BMW Club Race Outing VIRApril 16 Hurricane Area DinnerApril 18 Charlotte Area DinnerTriangle Area DinnerApril 20-21 Tire Rack Street Survival RaleighApril 26-28 10th Annual OBX CruZ for the CureApril 30 Asheville Area DinnerApril 24 Sandhills Area DinnerTARHEEL CHAPTERBMW CCA, Inc.http://www.tarheelbmwcca.orgP.O. Box 1208Harrisburg, NC 28075-1208CALENDARAPRIL 20131 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 10 11 12 1314212815 16 17 18 19 2022 23 24 25 26 2729 30The Vintage May 24-26Winston-Salem, NC

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