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Behind the Wheel P RE SI DEN T ’ S ME SSAG E

Welcome to this 53rd issue of the Ultimate Classic which is a bit thicker

than the previous ones. Reason being that the participants in the Pine


Tree State Rally responded very enthusiastically to my call for reports

Andrew Wilson

day-by-day run down of the events the way she experienced them.

Chris Macha

and photographs. Jan Abendroth took the lead and offered to write a

Others chimed in and gave their impressions as well. Their collaborative effort has yielded in a wonderful memory for participants to look back on and a good impression of what our club is all about.

We start off this issue with the story by Roundel editor Satch Carlson

Chris Auty

Christopher Langsten David Lowen David Rose

Don Bower

about the rescue of the BMW collection of long-time club members Jim

Elliott Schnackenberg

BMW CCA Foundation-sponsored reception they so graciously hosted

Frank Greppo

and Gloria Smith. Roads to Monterey participants will remember the in 2016.

Club member Nathan Avots-Smith from Oakland, California, has

Eric Zagrocki

Fred Larimer Gary Beck

offered to be our California Correspondent. There are numerous classic

Hans Wortelboer

certainly a lot to do with that, and California people just like cool cars.

Jan Abendroth

number of BMW Classic Car Club members.

Jeff d'Avanzo

BMW events in California throughout the year. The pleasant climate has

It is therefore no surprise that California is the state with the highest

Frank Patek of the BMW CCA has been instrumental in reactivating the

Membership Rewards Program in which our members may be eligible to obtain a reward from BMW NA when purchasing a new or CPO BMW.

Please contact me to learn more about the requirements and the procedure to follow.

Our Member in Focus in this issue is Andrew Wilson, who has been our

most active member this year. Andrew has therefore been named

Jacobo Aspegren

Jason Cammisa Jeff Hecox

Jeff Morris

Jeroen de Laat

Jim van Orsdol

Jon van Woerden Kelly Kirkland Larry Koch

“Member of the Year”. Congratulations Andrew!

Lou Ann Shirk

receiving a renewal notice in their e-mail box. Please renew upon

Michael Mitchell

Mark Hall

Members whose membership expires at the end of 2017 will be

receiving this notice as this will greatly reduce the administrative burden placed on the club.

All the best wishes for 2018 with many happy miles in your classic


Mike Joyce

Nancy Chayne Martin Nathan Avots-Smith Nick Parente

Pall Kornmayer

See you down the road.

Ray Korman

Sandy Leith

Satch Carlson

Scott Dishman Scott Hughes Steve Walker

Tom Graham

Tom Jacobsmeyer

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President’s Message

24 Late Entries


Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

28 SoCal Vintage BMW Meet

Vintage BMWs

34 The Baur Continues to Shine


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Calendar of Events

Members Rally To Evacuate The Pine Tree State Rally

20 What I Enjoyed on the Pine Tree State Rally

22 The Canadian Extension

26 On the Road with Andrew

32 Member in Focus: Andrew Wilson 35 Club News

36 “Cars & Coffee” for the Z1 Owner

38 dirk’s Marketwatch

42 Contributor Jon Van Woerden

ON THE COVER: Lonny and Lou Ann Shirk the ’72 BMW 2002tii in the White Mountain National Forest on the Pine Tree State Rally. On their tails, Scott and Fran Hughes in the 1991 BMW M3 Sport Evolution.

ABOVE: Frank and denise Greppo in the ’72 BMW 3.0CS on the "Climb to the Clouds". C L U C


dirk de Groen, President david Lowen, Treasurer Goetz E. Pfafflin, Past President donald dethlefsen, Technical Advisor

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Calendar of Events



2018 March 8 - 11 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Featuring Coachwork BMWs March 22 - 25 Texas Spring 02berfest Terry Sayther, April 27 - 29 Mid America '02Fest in Eureka Springs, AR Bo Black, May 17 - 20 The Vintage in Asheville, NC July 9-15 BMW Classic CCA at the PVGP driving tours, car shows and races Celebrating 50 Years of the 2002

August 24 Legends of the Autobahn in Monterey CA August 25 - 26 Festorics at Laguna Seca Monterey CA October 25 - 28 Texas Fall 02berfest Terry Sayther, October 27 – November 4 BMW Classic CCA Lowcountry discovery and Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance November 3 SoCal Vintage BMW in Van Nuys, CA





The 2018 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix PVGP Schedule Tuesday July 10th

BMW Classic CCA – Welcome dinner

Expect lots of 2002 activity again during the 2016 PVGP Those who have attended the Pittsburgh

PVGP events. Hundreds of 2002s are ex-

Vintage Grand Prix know that the annual


summer. The PVGP includes two weekends

feature a special program for its members,

event is one of the best car events of the

of vintage racing, daily car shows, parties,

tours and other automobile-focused events

while raising funds for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School. The

highlight of the event takes place in Pitts-

burgh’s Schenley Park where an army of volunteers converts a city park into a race

course overnight and up to 3,000 show cars

of all makes and models line the golf course fairways.

The PVGP has named BMW as Marque of

the Year for 2018. Most of the PVGP sanc-

tioned events will feature classic BMWs. Ad-

The BMW Classic Car Club of America will

including club dinners, tours, car shows and

Thursday July 12th

Club sponsored driving tour for

The BMW Classic CCA’s 2018 PVGP pro-

‘Passport to Elegance’ Jet Center

gram starts on Tuesday, July 10th with a wel-

come dinner and concludes with watching

the races in Schenley Park on Sunday July


While in Pittsburgh, we are staying in the

Sheraton Station Square Hotel. This is the

same hotel which is hosting the BMW CCA

Oktoberfest, meaning that we can mingle

with the Oktoberfest participants and

ing in Pittsburgh. The CCA Allegheny Chap-

Pittsburgh in July 2018.

2002, by featuring 2002s throughout the

Party Car Show known as

Tune-Up @ Atria’s in the evening

classic BMWs through scenic Western


ter will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the

BMW CCA Oktoberfest concours

during the day and the PVGP Bridge

other activities. We did so in 2009 and it was

a great success.

ditionally, the BMW CCA has selected PVGP

week to host its annual Oktoberfest gather-

Wednesday July 11th

Looking forward to seeing many of you in – Eric Zagrocki (

Pennsylvania during the day and the Party in the evening Friday July 13th

Club sponsored driving tour for

classic BMWs to the Laurel Highland of Pennsylvania including a tour of Frank Llyod Wright’s Falling Water, lunch and other attractions Saturday July 14th

Schenley Park Car Show and Race Qualifying. We will celebrate the BMW 2002 and have a special hospitality tent.

In the evening we will have an exclusive club dinner

Club members enjoying a drive

through the country side during the

2009 PVGP week

at a local restaurant. Sunday July 15th

Schenley Park Race day, including

parade laps for BMWs. We will again enjoy the all-day hospitality tent.

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Members Rally To Evacuate Vintage BMWs

Jeff Hecox

Text by Satch Carlson • Images by Jeff Hecox and Jason Cammisa

Jason Cammisa tows a BMW 502 from the garage. (Jeff Hecox)


ith wildfires looming on the edge of Sonoma, and evacuation in effect,

Arnold was the first to respond from nearby

Mike Orozzi and John DeFalco, and Road

tact for the evacuation; as a long-time racer

began. The plan was to drive the cars that

just about every Bay Area BMW enthusiast.

Raceway at Sears Point—which had been

San Rafael, and served as the point of con-

Jim Smith faced a nightmare of logistics: His collection of vintage BMWs, ranging from a

and BMW mechanic, Arnold is well known to

1929 Dixi to a pair of 502 Baroque Angels—

not to mention the 315/1 and 328 roadsters,

the 327 cabriolets, the lone surviving 327 pillarless coupe, and an Isetta or two—would have to be moved.

With trailers from Arnold, Hecox, and Bill

Watson of Road Rockets fame, along with

BMW junkie Jason Cammisa and his friends

But only two or three of the cars had even With time running short, and skies dark-

trailer before towing it the two hours to


storage at Sonoma Raceway!

and then make sure nobody pushed the

Jeff Hecox

brake pedal while we were moving the cars!”

Sonoma. “By the time I got there, he and the others were already loading cars.” Indeed,

Watson was even able to arrange for indoor

the wheels and remove the brake shoes—

friends with trailers, friends with firm bonds

Hecox, who unloaded a race car from his

days before the fires moved on Sonoma.

brake drums,” says Hecox. “We had to pull

in the BMW CCA—who called other friends,

“Bill Arnold was the spark plug,” says Jeff

through its own evacuation period in the

that simple. “Some of the cars had frozen

ened by smoke and ash, Smith called friends

had often been featured at Monterey.

were running and trailer the rest to Sonoma

But getting the collection moved wasn’t

been started in the last few years.

of affection for Smith and his cars, which

Rockets ace Tony Sharp, the migration

Bill Watson casts a critical eye as Jim

Smith and Tony Sharp tinker under the hood, with Bill Arnold at the crank and Jason Cammisa in the driver’s seat.

But some of the cars were drivable—es-

pecially after a gang of gearheads attacked them—and Cammisa had the pleasure,

since it happened to be his birthday, of driving the 328 roadster to Sonoma Raceway.

Cammisa was also quick to volunteer to

drive Smith’s 2000 TI racing sedan; like just THE



about all of Smith’s cars, its engine has been modified to the max. Smith, an old-time

sprint-car racer and hot-rod delinquent, has never been one for leaving things alone; his 1935 315/1, for example—the car that

began BMW’s long history of sporting road-

sters—may have begun life as a 55-horsepower 1,500-cc six, but its engine now

suspiciously resembles the M328 engine of

the 328 roadster, and produces over a hundred horsepower, mostly from re-profiling raise compression.

“Hey, I also got to drive the ATV!” says

Jeff Hecox

the cam and reshaping the cylinder head to

Cammisa, a print and video motor journalist of some renown. And it’s true: The crew

used the ATV to tow the moribund cars, one by one, from Smith’s display garage—the

building at his Sonoma vineyards that has

become a kind of Mecca for BMW vintagecar fans.

With the cars safely moved, Jeff Hecox, Tony Sharp, Michelle Smith, Bill Arnold, Jim

Smith, and Bill Watson take a breather at Sonoma Raceway. Finally, at around 7:00 p.m., Hecox sent a

text: The car collection is now safe over at

Sears Point Raceway. Nineteen cars moved.

The little Dixi was the last to go.

familiar. “I learned,” he said, “that you don’t want to drive an Isetta right up against the

end of an enclosed trailer if you want to get

just push it onto the trailer, but how hard

As for Jim Smith, who was moved (in so

out of the car.”

can it be to get it running?! So as the trailers

many ways) by the quick response of the

were still enough hands left over to tinker,

humble message to everyone involved:

kept rolling with their precious loads, there Jeff Hecox

about BMW models with which he was less

That was probably because—well, car

guys: Sure, it’s small enough that they could

At last, the collection is safely indoors.

cation of the BMW 2002, learned something

tinker, and tinker. And Hecox, an acknowl-

edged expert on the restoration and modifi-

BMW CCA network, he closed the day with a Thank you, thank you, thank you.

There are days when I am very glad to be

a member of this club.




Satch Carlson, long time club mem-

ber ‘by-association’, is the editor of Roundel Magazine of the BMW Car

Club of America, and we thank him for

letting us reprint this article. When

writing that he is very glad to be a

member of ‘this club’, he was referring

to the CCA. Without a doubt he feels

Jason Cammisa

the same about our club and we are

looking forward to his future contributions. (DdG)

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Our Adventure in New England y husband Tim and I had


what was going on in their lives. Hurricane

Pine Tree State Rally for

Florida during our trip, so we were all anx-

formation from Dirk de Groen, the new

people in our group reside in Florida. Fortu-

looked forward to driving in the

months. We had received our package of inpresident of the BMW Classic Car Club of America. Looking over the list of partici-

pants, we were pleased to find that we already knew a number of people going on the trip from previous trips. Some of the

couples we had met for the first time in Germany last year during the BMW Veteranen

Club annual meet, the Bavaria Tour organized by the 02 Club, and the 100-year celebration of BMW in Munich. It would be

good to catch up with them and find out

Irma had decided to direct itself towards

ious about its outcome since a number of

nately, after Irma made landfall, most were relieved to find out that their homes had minimal damage. There were also some people we had never met before; but it

seems that when classic BMW enthusiasts

get together, they already know each other anyway. There were 24 BMW’s of various

vintages and 47 people of various vintages,

also. Elliott Schnackenberg had the distinc-

tion of driving the oldest car in our group, a 1967 2000 Tilux.

text by Jan Abendroth with images provided by all participants 8




We looked forward to making new ac-

quaintances and hopefully, new friends.

This trip was giving us an opportunity to go

on a driving tour of New Hampshire and

Maine through the White Mountains and

along the coast through harbor towns. We

were going to Acadia National Park, and we

were going to get to eat fresh Maine Lobster with LOTS of butter!

Much work had been done to prepare for

the 9-day drive, not only by Dirk and his

wife, Alexandra, but also by each participant. Everyone’s decisions concerning transportation would be different, depending on their location from our starting point in New Hampshire. Since we live in Louisiana,

which is quite a distance, we had to decide how we would get our 1974 2002tii all the way to New Hampshire. We deliberated

about driving both ways, but finally decided to ship our car up north and planned to

drive the car back on the long road home south to Louisiana. Driving home would

allow us to sightsee along the east coast on our way back. I had been to some of the

historic places in New England, but Tim had

not. Since I am a retired teacher, the

teacher in me kicked in and decided this

should include learning a little more about American history.

Last year during the BMW celebrations in

Germany, we had our first experience with

shipping a car when we shipped our 2002tii to Rotterdam in a container. Goetz Pfafflin

and Dirk were both instrumental in helping

us navigate the ins and outs of shipping a car. There always seems to be someone

around who will help newcomers navigate

their way through all the particulars of new experiences. For The Pine Tree Rally, Dirk

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Thanks for inviting Alex and me, as

New Hampshire based members of the club to spend a weekend on the

Pine Tree State Rally. Joining the

group for entire rally is one of the next

things I will be looking forward to.

arranged for cars to be shipped by Reliable

justed or replaced. We ew into Boston and

and to compare notes. Yours is being

Restoration), a specialty BMW shop in New

point for the evening in Manchester, NH.

Great to have the1600 GTs together attended to at Mario's as we speak for

the brake upgrades. I jokingly told

Steve, the tech, that he is likely the

only mechanic that ever worked on two successive GT' in the country. Chris Auty


Transportation to VSR (Vintage Sports and

then took the express bus, to our resting

Hampshire. Mario Langsten, the owner of

The bus was an interesting experience for

needed a few repairs, which is to be ex-

many commuter buses. We rode with com-

VSR, inspected our car and reported that it

pected when you drive a classic car.

Our car had had a motor overhaul last

year prior to being shipped to Germany, but

a 1974 car always needs something ad-

us because in Louisiana there aren’t too

muters who rode the bus daily from smaller towns near Boston, many for 2-3 hours a

day. Wow! They work an 8 to 10 hour day

and then have to take a long bus ride to get




home to their families. Everyone seemed to

take it in stride. Most people had phones or tablets that they used to play games, watch

television and/or read books. It was raining when we arrived in Manchester, but the next morning was clear and beautiful.

Mario’s son Chris picked us up in Manchester and drove us to the restoration shop in

New Bedford, NH, where our faithful 2002tii was patiently waiting to take us on a new

our trip to Germany last year, Tim had or-

VSR, also, Tim asked Mario to place one of

us around his shop. They had just moved to

tles to give people as a souvenir of

‘Those people from Louisiana are back!’

art. A number of BMWs were in the parking

where Tabasco is made, so it was fun to give

adventure. We met Mario and he showed this new facility and it is quite state of the lot of VSR because Mario had graciously

agreed to allow participants in The Pine Tree Rally to ship their cars to his business. For

dered a case of tiny little Tabasco Sauce botLouisiana. Avery Island, LA, is the only place

folks something indicative of our state. Dirk

especially liked the little bottles of hot sauce

the bottles in his car as a way of saying,

After picking up our car, we headed for

The White Mountain Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire.

We were to stay there for the next three

to season his food, and since his car was at

nights. A suggested stop on our way to

again experience great friends, great cars

cided to share a small slice of their inter-


and great roads.

national rally experience with us and in-

corner....... There it is! Re-zero; start the

to the great wine and dinner each night?

our daily adventure.

The start should be right around this

stopwatch; watch your Speed! Where's the Finish line?

Wait a minute. This is a another BMW

Isn't the mission to enjoy all this and get But this time, Dirk and Alexandra de-

clude a couple of timed regularity runs in All levels of seriousness accepted, from

"heck let's just drive the route", to partici-

pants like Fran and I with TSD (time speed

Classic CCA gorgeous tour through the

distance) rally experience.

Beautiful New Hampshire and Maine, the

other participants. A wonderful addition to

mountains and countryside - this time in

autumn colors just starting to pop out

everywhere; new territory for us, and well

worth the trip from South Carolina to

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It was fun to see the competitive side of

the route book, and, we still made it in time

for the evening's festivities! Scott Hughes



Hats off to Dirk and Alexandra for putting

together what I consider to be the perfect

along the way really made the tour excep-

the Pine Tree State Rally. It was great to

Since the fog rolled in that Friday

rally tour. We had such wonderful time on

see all the sights and drive the roads less

traveled. Cindy and I loved exploring the


evening in Bar Harbor the Maine coast has

been encased in heavy fog and very damp

area where we live yet seldom see. From

with visibility only a quarter mile. What a

to the lighthouses at the Maine coast, every

changing spectacularly on cue as summer

driving the Mount Washington Auto Road

day was a fun adventure for us in Vern, our

2002tii. The weather couldn't be beat, the


food top notch and the friends we made

difference a week makes.Our leaves are wanes and fall is in the air. Andrew & Cindy Wilson




North Conway was The Castle in the Clouds. I had received a text from Johanna Barbieri

saying they were headed there. We started

White Mountain Resort in time to get

checked in and then

off in that direction, but we were distracted

attend the welcome reception and dinner.

Europe. That’s when his love for BMW mo-

passed a Shaker Village and decided to turn

drive took us to Andover, ME. We started

ues to show today as he gave us a tour of

as we drove through Canterbury, NH. We

The first leg of our Saturday morning

around and go back and stay a few minutes.

with a brief driver’s meeting in the parking

so we never made it to The Castle in the

participants the road book and briefed us

We ended up spending several hours there, Clouds. We luckily had stopped at the

Shaker Village just before the last tour of the

lot of the hotel where Dirk explained the on the program for that day.

Our first visit that day was David Percival’s

day was about to begin, so off we went. The

collection of over BMW motorcycles in An-

of the original buildings still stood. Two

Dirk had mapped out a very scenic route on

Shaker Village was founded in 1792 and 25 Shakers still live today in New York. They

were industrious, inventive people who be-

dover, Maine. As this is a classic car rally,

small twisty roads with barely any traffic.

David Percival, who has been a member

torcycles began, and his enthusiasm contin-

his collection.

Our return trip to our hotel included a

stop at Sunday River Brewing Company in

Bethel, ME. The restaurant was a place to relax, eat and sample the 8 beers that are

brewed there. Our next stop was the newly

built and privately owned Club Motorsport. It is a country club for driving enthusiasts

similar to country clubs for golfers. The

road course is located on the side of Mt.

lieved in equality between men and women;

of our club since its beginnings, had been

Washington, so this alone makes it unique.

since they expected celibacy and were not

old in 1958. He purchased a 1954 500cc

and 250 ft. of elevation change. We, along

but, it’s no wonder the religion died out permitted to marry! We arrived at The

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stationed in Germany when he was 21 years BMW cycle and drove it over 12,000 while in

The course is 2.5 miles long with 15 turns

with the others in our group, were given the


N EW E N G LA ND experience of driving this course. The

scenery while driving on the side of the

mountain was breathtaking. Tim enjoyed driving the course in our old faithful Tii.

Sunday morning, again after the driver’s

meeting, we headed to Mount Washington for the “Climb to the Cloud”. Mount Wash-

ington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288.2 ft (1,916.6 m).

The road to the summit, the Mt. Washington Auto Road, is quite an experience. The

brochure reads: “If you are a first time visitor who is not comfortable with heights or nar-

row mountain roads without guardrails, you

may choose to enjoy one of our comfortable guided tours rather than driving your own

vehicle.” I am usually not afraid of heights,

but the road’s edge had no shoulder in a lot of places, and, it was straight down. While

for most of the rally participants, this must

have been one of the highlights of the week, I spent the majority of our upwards climb





We truly enjoyed seeing our ex-

tended family and the opportunity to

meet more forever friends. It was great staying within walking distance

to some very charming towns. We feel

like we experienced the “Real New

England”. The driving portion was very

enjoyable with all of the awesome sce-

nic views, twisty roads and of course, the day always ended with great food

and fun gatherings.

Job well done Dirk and Alexandra.

You were great hosts!

Lonny and Lou Ann Shirk

with my hands over my eyes! My stomach

had settled down by the time we arrived at

the top, so we enjoyed exploring the Tip Top House that had been built in 1853. Some

went a little further up to have their photo made at the Summit Sign.

After the descend from the clouds, we

drove over more scenic routes and through forests to the iconic Mount Washington Re-

sort, a beautiful historic building sitting proudly in the White Mountains. This is

where we enjoyed our boxed lunch and had a little time for a quick self-guided visit.

After our lunch stop, the rally continued

through Crawford State Park and via Bear

Notch Road to the Kancamagus highway, or

simply, “the Kanc” by the driving enthusiasts, and with many opportunities to get out of the car and enjoy the nature.

Day three led us, again via scenic routes

through many quaint New England towns to Wiscasset. The weather couldn’t have been

more perfect. Dirk suggested two places to eat lobster, Reds and Spragues. We chose the latter just because because it was the

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This lighthouse is the most photographed

to the Marshall Point Lighthouse. One had

Many of us climbed the steep, rocky slopes

rocky shores the reach the lighthouse. Most

the line might be longer because the lobster

wards towards the lighthouse with the clear

scruffy bearded Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks)

better than what we ate. Neither of us had


love at first bite. We ate lobster every

inn called Whitehall in Camden, ME. The inn

closest to the Bay and because the line at the Reds was exceptionally long! People

lighthouse in Maine, and I can see why.

shading them from the hot sun. I thought

down closer to water’s edge. Looking up-

were standing in long line with umbrellas

was better, but I can’t imagine lobster any

ever eaten a truly fresh Maine lobster. It was chance we got after sampling that.

Maine is known for its lighthouses. We

saw our first Maine lighthouse at Pemaquid Point, which was commissioned by John

Quincy Adams in 1827. The lighthouse is one of 23 lighthouses along the rocky

shores of Penobscot Bay. The bottom floor had the Fisherman’s museum, which

housed a collection of maritime artifacts.

blue sky in the background was breathtak-

to cross over a long wooden walkway over of you will remember the scraggly haired, trotting down this wooden walkway and

turning back as he continued his run for “no

We ended our day’s journey at a quaint

particular reason.” Our next stop was Owls

was located within walking distance of town.

able to see vintage forms of transportation

We particularly enjoyed the porch that ex-

Head Transportation Museum. We were

including bicycles, motorcycles, carriages,

tended across the front with a long row of

automobiles and airplanes.

ing some late afternoon time there, and on

on the schooner Appledore. It was indeed a

rocking chairs. Several of us enjoyed spend-

Our day culminated with a sunset cruise

one of our two nights there, Alexandra of-

treat to be able to sail on a tall wooden ship


the water without a motor.

fered a Zumba class. I’m a great Zumba - - Day number four of our trip took us first

complete with sails. It’s so peaceful out on On day five of our rally we left pictur-

ANOTHER GREAT CLUB EVENT meeting Harold Sheff in 2007 when I in-

spected the 1967 BMW 2000 CS he had ad-

vertised for sale. We hadn’t known we were

both members of the BMW V&CCCA, but we planned to drive to California together

many wonderful features it is difficult to

During the following years there were

very satisfying Club event. There were so

for the Marathon.

identify just one as the highlight. However,

more events which have provided great fun

nity to drive my 1967 BMW 2000 tilux every

a visit to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

I do recall with great pleasure the opportu-

day, and doing this in the company of many

like-minded Club members.

My participation in Club driving events





after he accepted my offer to buy the CS,

The Pine Tree State Rally was another





With great pleasure I recall

and wonderful memories. These included

Florida Tour, and several events commem-

orating the 100th Anniversary of BMW, both

in the USA and Germany.

My interest in these events has remained

unwavering because of the delightful expe-

riences they provide. It is through this par-

ticipation I have made many good friends,

so when another event is announced I al-

ways add it to my calendar. We always stay

in top-rate hotels and enjoy some of the

finest cuisine, so I’m encouraging members

in 2009, Texas Hill Country Holiday in 2010,

who haven’t been participants in one of

events include the Tour of Eastern Ger-

come another enthusiast!

and Canada Expedition in 2011. Additional many, and Saratoga Springs Club Holiday in

2013, the Colorado Holiday in 2014, the 2015

these events to join us. You just may be- Elliott Schnackenberg




esque Camden in the morning to make our way to Bar Harbor, but not before making

several stops. The first stop was Mount Battie in the Camden Hills which offered a last

magnificent view of the “Jewel of the Coast”. Bar Harbor is on a rocky shore along

Maine’s coast. It has a quaint feel to it and the historic Bar Harbor Inn overlooking

Frenchman Bay, where we stayed for three days and nights, was close enough that we could walk into town to explore the many

shops. I wanted to take a puffin tour to see

nic drive to Bar Harbor. The coast is dotted

they had already migrated for the season.

boats. One can look just about anywhere

some of the parrot-looking small birds, but The puffins are there from May to August.

We just missed them! We enjoyed the sce-

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catch dinner for us. We stopped for lunch at

with bays housing sailboats and lobster

a lobster pound.

on the coast and see lobster buoys marking

might think some of the restaurants on the

places where lobster traps were waiting to

Well, if you’re not from the area, you

water are called ‘pounds’ because you get to



choose your lobster from a tank full of lob-

sters and you pay by the pound. After a lit-

tle investigation, I found that the tank where the lobsters are held are called a pound.

thing. We took a number of photos of the

couples in our group with the scenic view in

with a ride on the lobster boat, Lulu. We

hint of the vibrant colors to come in a few

Frenchman Bay in our lobster boat. We

the background. A few trees were giving a

The lobster pound where we ate lunch was


over the rocky coast. The young man who

Museum, my favorite of the museums we

told me how to tell if a lobster was fresh. He

tled ‘Auto Wars: Then & Now.’ The museum

nae, the lobster is fresh because the cap-

going on in the area when automobiles were

right on the coast with a large deck built out reached in the tank for the lobster I chose

said if the lobster head still has long anten-

tured lobster haven’t had time to knock each other’s antennae off. Even though the claws

We concluded our activities for Day six

Our next stop was at the Sea Cove Auto

visited. The exhibit in the museum was ti-

was set up on the premise of an argument coming into fashion. Some people who

are banded, they are still aggressive towards

had a great time as we traveled around

stopped along the way at buoys. The cap-

tain pulled up each lobster trap to discover

what had been trapped inside. The lobsters

were measured because according to Maine law a lobster must be over 3 ¼ inches long, but no longer than 5 inches in order to be

kept. We didn’t catch any lobsters that were of legal limit, so they were all thrown back; however, we did catch one crab I would have enjoyed eating boiled.

each other and the antennae break off. I

We were free to explore Acadia National

sure will be looking for long antennae when

Park on Day seven. We used part of the

I choose my next lobster. There was a large

morning just to sleep in a little. We had

into the tank where the lobsters were held.

Then we drove through Acadia National

pipe in the ocean pumping fresh seawater

been keeping a hectic pace for two old folks.

We ate our gloriously fresh lobster out on

Park, a truly beautiful area. Cindy Wilson

the deck with Johanna and Rich. Tim and I

made reservations for a group of us in the

got whole lobsters and lots and lots of butter! Soaking up the gorgeous sunny day

Jordan Pond House, a restaurant in the park,

looking at all the sailboats moored in the

lived on Mount Desert Island thought that

with beautiful memories of Maine. I don’t

ful island life. The other group, of course,

dinner that night at another lobster pound,

ing the use of automobiles. One side of the

another lobster!

tomobiles, and the other side explained the

water and eating fresh lobster has left me think it gets much better than that! We ate

and we somehow ‘managed’ to choke down Day six took us to Cadillac Mountain in

the Acadia National Park. Cadillac Mountain is 1530 feet in elevation. At the top, we

stopped for photo shoots to do the ‘touristy’


automobiles would forever alter their peacewanted the modernization to prevail allow-

museum depicted the argument against auargument for automobiles. The tug-of-war went back and forth until the courts finally

decided that the use of automobiles in the area should be allowed.

so we could all experience New England

popovers. (Thank you, Cindy!) They truly do ‘pop’ over. I had never had a popover, and

since I love all things ‘bread,’ getting to eat a hot popover loaded with butter and jam hit the spot.

During the rally we participated in six reg-

ularity trials. Dirk had explained that if it is

called a rally, there have to be a minimum of

competition. I didn’t really know what a rally

was (other than just driving on nice roads)

and had never heard of a regularity, so being THE



Lou Ann and Lonny Shirk

Fran and Scott Hughes

last night in Bar Harbor. We talked about

bor got its name from a sand bar that forms

tos of each other. Tim and I were able to

So, this was a perfect trip for me. We all had

our shared experiences and snapped phovisit a little with Klaus and Sabine Loeslein who had joined us all the way from Ger-

many. It was their fourth time participating

in an event organized by our club and al-

ways using a classic BMW belonging to a US-

based club member. The winners of the

Tim’s navigator for this event was somewhat

stressful. I had downloaded the apps Dirk

suggested so I could keep up with speed and

time. Since I am ‘directionally challenged,’ to

say the least, this was truly an adventure.

gory of cars; the Classics, the Youngtimers,

midable competition for anyone, but we had

Scott and Fran Hughes in a 1990 M3 Sport


Evo and Mike and Peg Valentine in a 2002

Z8, respectively. Dirk was gracious enough

a carefully selected bottle of red wine to

planning it took to orchestrate a trip like

this. In all, we drove 700 miles during the seven-day rally.

One never knows, how a trip is going to

turned our time sheet in, so at least we par-

of going. A few wrong turns were made

nameless, turned her time sheet in with a

big sad face drawn on it. Got to love her!

We had a wonderful evening meal on our

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2,000 miles to Louisiana. Our adventure

not to publish the rankings. Everyone in the

go. This certainly was one of the more out-

ticipated. One of our group, who will remain

their cars to VSR to be shipped home, and

they would fly home. Tim and I drove the

Lonny and Lou Ann Shirk in a 1972 2002tii,

fun. I discovered I had a little bit of a competitive streak in me! Who knew? We

eral in our group lived fairly close, so they

and the Future Classic. The winners were

show our appreciation for all the hours of

down,” speed up!” We knew we weren’t for-

The next morning, we parted ways. We

drove their cars home. Some returned

So, we just started when we hit the gravel.

Tim did the best he could following my in-


There were three winners, one in each cate-

group chipped in to buy Dirk and Alexandra

structions, “Turn right,” “Turn left,” “Slow

learned a few things, caught up with old

friends, and best of all, made some new

had driven nearly 700 miles together. Sev-

Poor Tim! On one of the tests, I couldn’t find the marker at the beginning of our route.

safe travels, saw new sights, experienced

the people of the Northeast, great food,

road rally were announced, and of course,

the names did not include Tim and me. Mike and Peg Valentine

a land bridge to Bar Island during low tide.

standing trips on which I’ve had the pleasure here and there, but we all arrived at the

same destination every evening. I got to

hear a few of the locals say ‘Bah Hah Bah’

and ‘Lobstah’. I also found out that Bar Har-


and members of the BMW CCA White

Mountain Chapter for their support.


What I Enjoyed on the CA MDE N , MA INE

My most memorable aspect of the tour

was the portion which took place in and


ences throughout the nine days that

it’s quite difficult to choose one day

or event over another. The driving roads

were superb (well, there was that one nasty

ing. With its cozy and eclectically decorated

around Camden, Maine. The three automo-

rooms, wonderful open spaces for relaxed

and I do love Boxer BMW motorcycles

mosphere (and good food!) of a huge farm

tive museum tours certainly rank quite high

here were so many enjoyable experi-

the clear standout of the week’s great lodg-

(thank you, David Percival). Acadia National Park was so beautiful that I bought a hat

there to remind me of its splendor but Cam-

den Maine’s offerings stood out most to me. The Whitehall, sitting amongst lovely and

stately single family homes was, I thought,

gathering and a dining room with the at-

kitchen, it’s the sort of homey atmosphere

which you’d like to return to another time.

Camden is a picturesque community and

just about perfect in size; population just a

bit under 5,000 though with B&Bs and mo-

tels aplenty, the humanity can triple during

vacation periods. It’s large enough to have all of the basic services required and yet

small enough so one can see familiar faces

washboard...), the weather glorious, the

daily. Approaching town from any direction

bibs were required), the hotels delightful and

tidy modest homes (some not-so-modest

meals both delicious and adventurous (some the camaraderie exceptional. And yes, there

were some terrific cars tagging along with us

all week! From my perspective, there simply

weren’t any low points.

passes through quiet tree lined streets with Victorians and colonials here and there) frequent picket fences and neighborhood

churches. A few of its many B&Bs are situ-

ated along both ends of its north and south

approaches and all are invitingly main-

tained. The streets all head 100 or so feet





Pine Tree State Rally downward as city center is approached; it feels a bit like “Okay, here comes the best

part”, and for me, it was. It has a small but

vibrant historic downtown which is adjacent to its bustling harbor and the lovely Penobscot Bay. The two block long downtown of-

fers unique shops and restaurants including

my mind’s eye image of the picturesque har-

bors up and down that coastline. After

somewhat reluctantly stepping away from

sailing about ten years ago, seeing that har-

bor and its vessels and then walking along

the docks I could feel the invisible tug. Cam-

den’s harbor had that inviting feel which I

an early opening coffee shop which crafted

had grown so fond of in years past.

the feel of a community where residents

ment that we boarded the stout and stately

Spaniel by name after a few weeks, probably

and the experience did not disappoint. The

the bay though where one of my lifelong

direction and speed ideal for making way at

modest angle of heel on a boat of this

spacious enough for moving about to join in

more relaxed atmosphere. I personally

tions sparked throughout the evening or to

moment, but then they’re not so compatible

flavorful lattes for me each morning. It has would begin to greet you and your Cocker

the Cocker Spaniel first. It’s the harbor and passions awakened. Boats...!

Sailboats, rowboats, power boats,

dinghy’s, fishing boats, Schooners, prams,

trawlers, etc., I subscribe to the philosophy

It was with high anticipation and excite-

Appledore II Schooner for an evening sail

crew was friendly and informative, the wind a leisurely speed and the boat’s decks quite

with one of the many interesting conversa-

Charlie and I were sailors of a more mod-

estly sized boat, so for us this sail was an al-

together new experience. The propulsion

system is the same, but the smooth ride and length and weight produces a considerably enjoy an occasional white knuckle sailing

of Wind in the Willows character, Rat, who

sample a different plate of hors d’oeuvres to

with a glass of wine and casual conversa-

half so much worth doing as simply messing

bonus we were challenged to a friendly race

for me, the pinnacle of the tour. As stated

my wife, Charlie, and I this was not our first

just as sunset commenced. Such fun, and at

said “There is nothing - absolutely nothing around in boats” (OK, maybe cars too). For trip to the New England coast but first to

Maine and Camden seemed to epitomize

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compliment your beverage. As an added

tion. It was a great evening on the water and

by the crew of a smaller gaff rigged cutter

above, however, every day of the Pine Tree

only 15 knots or thereabouts, even our

venture. — Jim van Orsdol

members of the 200mph Club enjoyed it!

State Rally provided another memorable ad-






By Goetz E. Pfafflin

fter a glorious week of criss-crossing New Hampshire and Maine in the

company of (mostly) old friends,

under (mostly) blue skies during Dirk’s impeccably planned and executed 2017 Pine

Tree State Rally, having covered 650 miles

with (mostly) classic BMWs, why tackle an-

Barbieris, Goetz and Karen at Montmorency Falls north of Quebec City

speaking province of Quebec bordering the

“How long will you be in Canada?” Two min-

Montreal, a highly enjoyable adventure, dur-

and Vermont? – Very simply, because the

continued our trek northward on Quebec

tory, architecture, character and economy of

other challenge by venturing into the French-

states of New York, Maine, New Hampshire

Province of Quebec with its two principal

centers of population, Montreal, Quebec’s economic and cultural center and Quebec

City, its provincial capital and first capital of

utes after arriving at the Canadian border we route XXX with road signs in French, and a

posted speed limit of 100 kph (which no one seemed to pay any attention to).

Our destination on this Saturday was the

New France (1608) have a very special charm

Manoir Maplewood in Waterloo, Quebec, an

having completed the Pine Tree State Rally in

railway tycoon and legislator Asa Belknap

found nowhere else in North America, - and Bar Harbor, Maine, we were so close to this

unique part of the world!

Four couples, Rich & Johanna Barbieri,

Ralph & Teri Harding, Erik Swensson & Edy

Schlossstein and Goetz Pfafflin & Karen Shay set off for Canada after breakfast with our

Pine Tree State Rally friends in Bar Harbor on Saturday, September 16. The drive was un-

eventful: We left Mount Desert Island blan-

keted in heavy fog but within an hour of

elegant 1864 mansion of former merchant,

Upon presentation of our U.S. passports to

The day ended with dinner in a well-

known establishment in Old Montreal, Mo-

his magnificent black BMW 850; Erik & Edy

business as a B&B / hotel in 2015.

The day ended for us with a sumptuous 5-

course dinner served in the Manoir’s elegant dining room by the proprietress Valerie.

Sunday, September 17 was a very short

Montreal, 60 miles, though we had to deal

Bridge across the St. Lawrence River, getting

onto the island of Montreal. Even though we arrived at our hotel, the Omni in downtown

Montreal before noon, we were able to

check in without delay to enjoy the area.

do you live?”, “Where are you going?”, and

private sightseeing tour through downtown


diversity and vibrant creativity!

Martin Bouchard in 2012 and opened for

owners, Valerie Arsenean and her husband

the Canadian immigration officer, his in-

quiries were brief and to the point: “Where

festivities highlighting the city’s rich history,

found the largest BMW dealer in Montreal in

with construction delays on the Champlain

Canada, our experience was a non-event:

the 50th anniversary of Expo 67 with exciting

mont. The home was acquired by its current

parents at the age of 5 (in 1822) from Ver-

bury, VT before turning north to our border mors about likely delays in crossing into

niversary, Canada’s 150th anniversary and


driving day for our group, from Waterloo to

crossing at Newport, VT. Despite various ru-

this city, which in 2017 marks its 375th an-

Foster, who had come to Canada with his

heading west we were once again under

blue skies, following our GPS to St. Johns-

ing which our guide introduced us to the his-

The afternoon was taken up by a 3-hour

Monday was an unscheduled day: Ralph

an attempt to bring life back into the A-C of

hiked up to the top of Mount Royal, a 764 ft. mountain park overlooking the city and the

St. Lawrence valley and in the afternoon enjoyed a visit to Canada’s Formula One track on St. Helen’s Island, site also of the 1967 World’s Fair Expo 67, and the Barbieris

joined Goetz and Karen on a walking tour

through parts of downtown Montreal and lunch in the underground city beneath

famed Place Ville Marie. While there we discovered the observation deck on the 46th

floor of the Place Ville Marie for 360 degrees of breath-taking views of Montreal and its environs.

The day ended for what I believe was the




most memorable meal of this Canadian Ex-

“Father of New France”, Quebec City is one of

metres (151 ft) wide, are the highest in the

parts surrounding Old Quebec are the only

ft) higher than Niagara Falls. The falls were

tension, at L’Autre Saison on Crescent Street,

the oldest cities in North America. The ram-

were welcome by owner Kasim.

fortified city walls remaining in the Americas

a 5-minute walk from our hotel, where we

On Tuesday, September 19 we were “on

the road again”, this time for a 170 mile drive

to our northernmost destination, the historic

(and very European) city of Quebec, north-

east of Montreal, on the north-bank of the

St. Lawrence River.

Due to the peak holiday traffic in Canada

at this time we had been unable to get reser-

vations for our troop of four couples all under the same roof; consequently we

ended up in three different hotels, albeit all close together.

The afternoon was again absorbed by a

private 3-hour sightseeing tour through

downtown Quebec City. Designated a World

Heritage treasure by UNESCO, Old Québec is the only walled city north of Mexico. As the

cradle of French civilization in North Amer-

north of Mexico, and were declared a World

Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as the 'Historic District of Old Québec'.

The city's landmarks include the famed

Château Frontenac, a hotel which dominates the skyline, and La Citadelle, an intact

fortress that forms the center-piece of the

ramparts surrounding the old city. The Na-

tional Assembly of Quebec (provincial legislature), the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec (National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec), and the Musée de la Civilisation (Museum of Civilization) are found within Old Quebec.

Another remarkable restaurant, Le Saint

Amour on Rue Sainte-Ursule was our dinner destination for this evening.

Wednesday, September 20 was our final

ica, it’s a living history lesson with a remark-

day together: As the morning was un-

culture. Founded in 1608 by Samuel de

city, to view the magnificent Montmorency

able mix of architecture, heritage, art, and Champlain, famed explorer, the so-called

province of Quebec. They are 30 metres (98 given this name in 1613 by Samuel de Champlain.

Following our visit to these falls, we

crossed the Pont de l’Ile d’Orleans (Ile d’Or-

leans Bridge) on to the charming island of

Orleans. On reflection, for me this visit was

one of the highlights of this Canadian ad-

venture: An island just north-east of down-

town Quebec City, in the St. Lawrence,

about 20 miles long and 7 miles wide, with

a distinct French Canadian character, fo-

cused on agriculture (mostly fruit and

maple syrup), the arts and tourism, with in-

numerable very inviting B&Bs, cafes and the

like. – It turned out to be peak season for

the local strawberry farmers, with many

huge strawberry fields on both sides of the

road. – I could easily have spent a week in

this bucolic paradise.

However we had a program for the after-

planned, some of us ventured outside the

noon, a “Small-Group Quebec City Food

Falls, which, at 84 metres (276 ft) high and 46

ing, to visit 7 different venues to indulge our

Tour” organized for our group by Teri Hardtaste-buds in a range of French-Canadian specialties including wine, beer, crepes,

chocolates, maple syrup and more. The 2 ½ hour walking tour along some of Old Quebec’s charming cobblestone streets was a wonderful final event of this trip.

The day ended with a light supper in the

elegant surroundings at Le Sam Bar in the

historic and magnificent Chateau Frontenac. Next morning, September 21, we split,

with three of the four couples heading back

to New Hampshire to drop off their BMWs at VSR for the return transport to Florida and

Oregon, while Karen and I started our drive toward Detroit with a couple of overnights

en-route, before leaving our car at the Reli-

able terminal at corporate headquarters for its trip back to Colorado.

A wonderful trip in good company. It could

not have been better!

Canada Extension group at the Manoir Maplewood in Waterloo, Quebec



LATE ENTRIES On Sunday, August 6, 2017, I showed my

1968 BMW 1600 GT at the Milwaukee Con-

cours and the little GT was selected "Best in Class" in the Sports and Touring Closed. In

addition, it received the Premier Award for "Best Interior" of all the Milwaukee Con-

cours entries. (Well done Elliott; your little GT

does not stop pleasing the crowds and the

judges – DdG).

One week later, the 22nd

Annual Vintage Celebration took place at the Botham

Vineyards in Barneveld, Wis-

consin. This delightful and

very low-key event is held in the rural setting of the vine-

yard grounds southwest of

Madison, Wisconsin. Entries

are limited to 150, and there are no class

designations. Each entry is eligible for up to

100 points. A total of eight awards are given, plus several special awards. Club member Luis Arisso took his stunning golf-yellow 1973 BMW 3.0 CS and his coupe was

awarded an Honorable Mention, which con-

sidering the very intense and close competition, merits special congratulations. — by Elliott Schnackenberg





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On the Road with Andrew



n October 21st, I started another road trip with Athena,

our 1973 3.0 CSi. This one would take me to Fredericksburg for the Texas 02berfest, a biannual gathering of mostly 02s, organized by Terry

Sayther and Debbie Stuart followed

by the 48th BMW CCA Oktoberfest in New Orleans.

On the way south, I attended the

fall dinner with the BMW CCA Pa-

troon Chapter which counts several

by Andrew Wilson

photo op. Athena won 3rd price in

stop was Greer, SC for a second visit

the clean car contest and won the

to the Heroes of Bavaria exhibit at

received the Parker Spooner Award

there it was mainly highway driving

People’s Choice Award. In addition, I

for best CS coupe.

The road back home took me via

Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to

Georgia. My arrival in Georgia meant

the BMW CCA Foundation. From

back to Maine, where I arrived on Fri-

day November 10th, just in time to

meet with Cindy at our usual Friday

night dinner spot. Athena, looking a

that I have now been to all 50 states,

bit dirty and road weary, made it

or Vern, our 1973 2002tii. The next

week and 5,844 miles on the road.

most of them driving either Athena

back home without any issues after 3

members of the BMW Classic CCA, visited club member Robert Chan-

dler in Little Rock, AK, and Tim and

Jan Abendroth in Shreveport, LA.

The Texas 02berfest was great fun.

Terry and Debbie are amazing hosts. The driving in the Texas Hill Country is second to none.

The BMW CCA Oktoberfest in New

Orleans was an enormous success. I

had a chance to join in a spirited driving tour with ďŹ ve other E9 coupes to

Jon van Woerden

Oak Alley Plantation followed by a





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SoCal Vintage BMW Meet


“California recently opened a new free-

way designed to cut the driving time be-

tween Los Angeles and San Francisco by

more than an hour. It was then discovered

Fred Larimer

there were no filling stations or restaurants

along a 184-mile stretch. The long straight

route also causes many cases of highway


So reported Road & Track in June, 1972,

when Interstate 5 through California’s Central Valley neared completion, and while

Google Maps confirms that it does shave

about an hour, and fifty miles, off of the

trip, it’s still a lousy drive. It’s also an un-

comfortable drive in an older car; should

anything go wrong, there are few places to

stop and fewer still where you have a

chance of finding help.

Thus it was the longer but more popu-

lated—and scenic—US Highway 101 that was the chosen route to drive my ’73

Bavaria from Oakland to Los Angeles over

the first weekend in November to attend

the tenth annual SoCal Vintage BMW Meet,

and in the end my choice was vindicated.

After all, you never know what’s going to

happen on a long trip in an old car.

I suppose it’s never a great sign when a

trip begins with a visit to your mechanic, but there was a small matter that I had

neglected to get attended to the last time

I’d taken the car in, so a quick detour to E3 guru Bill Arnold in San Rafael was the first

order of business Friday morning. There

was a Z8 parked in front of the shop when

we got there, so the Bavaria was in chic

company, and we left and began the trip

south feeling confident that the car was in

fine fettle.

The first leg of the trip, to San Luis

Obispo, where we planned to meet up with

friends for dinner, passed uneventfully, and

our arrival in town further bolstered my

sense that it was going to be a great week-

end when, wonder of wonders, a pedes-

trian actually got excited and gave the

Bavaria a thumbs up. Most people, at a

glance, assume that I’m driving a diesel

W123 Mercedes, still a common sight here

in California, and don’t take any notice of it, so an appreciative gesture is a rare thing.

As it happened, the event took place as we were turning to enter a parking garage,

and the pedestrian in question, who was

probably a Cal Poly student, hurried to his

own car in the garage and proceeded to

hunt down where we’d parked to get a bet-

ter look. He turned out to be driving a very

nice Euro-look E12 5-series, and he seemed

Fred Larimer

disappointed to say no when I asked if he


would be headed down to the show the

next day. Hopefully he’ll be able to make it

next year. THE



By Nathan Avots-Smith ( So it was in good spirits that, following

an overnight stop at a motel just south of Santa Barbara and a quick stop at a gas

station to vacuum up the horsehair that

years ago are invited, although the newly

Fred Larimer

had rained from the seats onto the rear

footwell carpets, we arrived at the show

qualified E36 3-series was a can of worms

that got kicked down the road, and they

haven’t been added yet—but it does my

soul good to see a healthy representation of the patrician E9s and E3s in the mix.

Among these were a stunning pair of Euro-

spec 3.0Si sedans, including Rey Rivera’s

Best E3 winner resplendent in Taiga, and

Chris Macha’s garage find 1970 2800, which deservedly won the award for Best Origi-

nal. Mike Berger’s thoroughly reimagined

“3.8CSi” took the award for Best E9.

The 2002 remains the backbone of vin-

Fred Larimer

tage BMW events like this, and they were

out in force—only matched in turnout by

the E30 3-series, representing a new gener-

ation of now-vintage BMW enthusiasts. The

field in Woodley Park, an urban oasis that

you’d never guess was situated right in the armpit of the US-101/I-405 interchange.

I’ve pretty much given up on our local

BMW CCA meetups where, for all the M4-

driving Silicon Valley types care, my Bavaria cedes, so the SoCal Vintage show is something like Nirvana. Not to say that the cars on display don’t run the gamut—typically, all BMW models introduced at least 25

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Nathan Avots-Smith

might as well be, well, a diesel W123 Mer-



Club Member Tom Jacobsmeyer 2002s encompassed the spectrum from

crusty survivors to immaculately pre-

served originals to every possible degree

of modification, including one car that was

hiding a heart transplanted from a Honda

award was Greg Lennox’s beautiful 1974

Turbo. The E30s, with the exception of

some of the M3s, were more or less all

modified to some degree, ranging from

simple wheel swaps all the way to full ’80s-

S2000, although there was no masking the

excess body kits.

day. The star that took home the Best 02

and more significant cars. The small Neue

sound as it sped away at the end of the

DIVERSITY & DETAIL The SoCal Vintage Car is one of the

best collections of vintage BMW's you

can find in SoCal. The diversity of the

cars and the detail that some of the at-

tendees put into their cars is truly

At center stage were a selection of earlier

Klasse contingent were gathered here,

along with the show’s only pre-NK cars, a

pair of Isettas. Jack Charney and his 1957

Isetta may have been the day’s most de-

lightful characters as he joyfully pointed

The show’s organizers, John Barlow and

Jeff d’Avanzo, cannily scheduled it for the

same weekend as the Best of France and

Italy show, so it was well worth it to spend

the night and return to Woodley Park on

Sunday morning. This show was a special

delight; while Ferrari, Lamborghini, and

Maserati were all represented, the focus

was more on Citroën, Alfa Romeo, Peugeot,

Fiat, and more obscure marques. The high-

light for me was a luscious Lancia Flaminia

Pininfarina coupe, a two-door cousin to

one of the more exotic of the many cars my

out all of the car’s curiosities to children

grandparents owned in the ’60s.

of how he had bought the car new, only to

home right around noon on Sunday—and

and regaled adults with the incredible story sell it then find and restore it again

decades later.

Thus stated, we began the trip back

we nearly made it, too. Just eighteen miles

from our driveway, and a couple of hours

amazing. Vintage cars are a special lot

and this assemblage of the group re-

ally inspires anyone with a BMW to work to improve their car to keep up

with their fellow car nuts. But with all

of that the best thing about the show

is the camaraderie. The appreciation

by pretty much everyone is contagious. I look forward to this every year

and each time I still find something I — Tom Jacobsmeyer


Fred Larimer

hadn't seen before. Great Show!

Mike Burger, Chris Macha and the 2800 THE



after nightfall, we were alarmed to realize

that the Bavaria’s headlights had dimmed all the way off. This was followed in rapid

succession by the loss of the driving lights



Over the years, SoCal Vintage BMW,


As it has been for the past ten years, the

and turn signals, a puff of smoke from the

co-founded by John Barlow IV and Jeff

SoCal vintage BMW Meet was a fun, re-

and finally a completely darkened dash-

vintage BMW drivers meeting informally

ple, great food and a fantastic array of

ing my way to the shoulder; it wasn’t until

California mountains and canyons, to or-

A/C vents, several loud popping sounds,

board. Of course, by this point I was makhalf an hour later when the tow truck ar-

d’Avanzo, has evolved from a dozen or so

for spirited drives through the Southern ganized monthly drives of 30 cars or more

rived, that I noticed that in doing so, I had

though some of the best landscapes in the

flatten the right rear tire.

the SoCal Vintage BMW Meet being held

also managed to run over something and It could have been worse; it could have

happened along one of I-5’s many desolate

stretches, had we chosen that route, or fur-

ther from home in any case. In any event, it

ended an otherwise enjoyable weekend with a bit more of a literal bang than I

would have hoped for, but in the long run, I

guess it will just make this year’s SoCal Vin-

tage meet that much more memorable!

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West. All of it culminates in the fall with at the lovely Woodley Park in Van Nuys.

This year, on Saturday November the

4th, over 400 vintage BMWs (up to the

laxed 'party in the park', with great peobeautiful vintage BMW machines. The 11th

Annual SoCal Vintage BMW Meet is

scheduled for Saturday, November 3, 2018

in Woodley Park, and we hope to see

many members of the BMW Classic Car

Club participate. — Jeff d’Avanzo

For more information, visit

E34 model) attended the 10th Meet,

which was scheduled on the day before

the long running ‘Best of France and Italy’

show, held in the same park. Participants

were thus able to make it a full Euro car



Andrew Wilson M EM BE R I N F O C US

The Club's Travelling Scribe and Member of the Year


ndrew Wilson’s automotive roots ex-

tend much deeper than the average

enthusiast. Consider that in the 1980’s, An-

drew learned to drive in a 1933 Packard

1005 Twelve Convertible Coupe Roadster

named “Okie”. Andrew was born into a car

tending college, he spent a career in graphic

design and was also a creative director for

World Wrestling Entertainment (the WWE).

He now jokingly describes his job as a “pro-

fessional man of leisure.” Andrew does not

take himself too seriously and it is clear that

loving family that always named its cars. In

he enjoys life.

homa, Andrew counts Vern, Athena and

1972 2002 that he purchased in the Pitts-

addition to “Okie”, who came from OklaRodney within his collection of classic

After college, Andrew’s first car was a

burgh area. He paid $2,000 for the car but

by Eric Zagrocki Pine Tree Chapter’s newsletter editor and

has been president of that Chapter since


After experiencing the more modern cars,

Andrew acquired Vern, a 1972 2002, in May

2010. Andrew and Cindy flew to Telluride,

CO to buy the car. They then drove the

3100 miles back to Maine through the mid-

west and parts of Canada. Andrew indi-

cated that if he could only have one car, it

would be Vern: “I like the way it drives. It’s

very engaging and you can take back roads

all out.” Andrew and Cindy had a wonderful

time with the 2002 on this year’s Pine Tree

State Rally and the climb up Mt. Washington

was one of the best experiences of the year.

Unfortunately, the blue smoke coming out

the tailpipe on the decent confirmed that

the motor had seen better days. The car is

currently undergoing restoration at VSR but

Andrew hopes to bring the car to Pittsburgh

for next July’s Club event and the 50 Years

of 2002 Celebration at the Pittsburgh Vin-

tage Grand Prix.

For those that have met her, it is clear

that Cindy is as every bit into the car hobby


he soon found that the car had many is-

in the late 1970’s. The Alexander Calder art

less money and transferred many of the

Andrew’s interest in the marque started

car was on display at the Carnegie Museum

in Pittsburgh. Unlike today’s art car appear-

ances, the car was not roped off and it was easy to get up close to admire and even touch the car. The experience with the

sues. He then purchased a 1973 2002 for good parts from the first car into the sec-

ond. The ‘73 served as daily transportation

for five years. Andrew even delivered pizzas with the car.

The BMW bug bit hard in December 2001.

Calder car started a life-long interest.

Andrew acquired an E36 M3 with full Dinan

Brunswick, Maine home. Andrew is from

tracked it. He became more active in the

Andrew, and his wife, Cindy, currently call

Connecticut, but also lived in Pittsburgh, PA,

Nantucket, MA and elsewhere. After at32

mods. He still owns the car but has never

BMW CCA, of which he has been a member for almost 30 years. He volunteered as the

as Andrew. If Cindy is not driving her own

classic, she can be found navigating or help-

ing to organize the event. In July 2011, as

an anniversary gift to Cindy, Andrew ac-

quired Athena, a 1973 3.0 CS. They drove

the car for only a few months before com-

mencing a five year restoration in Novem-

ber 2011. The rockers, floors and fenders

were redone, along with other bodywork.

Much of the car was repainted. The car

now runs flawlessly and has won several

awards. Andrew says the 3.0 CS is a great

highway car.

More recently, Andrew acquired Rodney,




his newsletter reports, Andrew let those

who could not attend, share in the adven-

ture. More impressively, due to his commit-

ment to maintenance, restoration and

preservation, Athena, the 3.0 CS, won best

of show at TedFest and several concours

awards at Oktoberfest including People’s

Choice and the Parker Spooner award!

Andrew said he thoroughly enjoys spend-

ing time with the members of the BMW

Classic Car Club of America. In his words:

“The Club is made up of great people who

own great cars. The Club embodies every-

thing that is great about the BMW commu-

nity and it is very much like the early years

of the CCA.”

The Club’s stated mission is to promote

the interest in, the ownership of, and

preservation of classic BMWs, as well as to

encourage their use and visibility. Andrew’s

efforts in this regard have not gone unno-

ticed. Dirk de Groen, our president, says:

“Andrew drives to all of the events! He truly

an E28 M5. The car is named after another

E28 M5 owner from Ohio, Rodney Midden-

dorf, who gave inspiration for the car’s cus-

tom license plate. The car was in fair shape upon purchase but Andrew again worked

was the trip of a lifetime. For Andrew and

Cindy, the 8,000 mile roundtrip journey

from Maine to California was only a warm-

up. Since that time, Andrew and his fleet of

classic BMWs have rarely sat still long

with VSR to bring the car back to its full

enough for an oil change and tire rotation.

were recently sorted so expect to see the

driven, yes driven, one of his classic BMWs

glory. Various fuel and electrical issues M5 at more shows next season.

Andrew also owns a very rare 1914 Kissel

4-40 Touring, one of only two in existence

and the only one in running condition. As

we were finalizing this newsletter, Andrew

Since Roads to Monterey, Andrew has

in or to the following events: the Pine Tree

State Rally, the Lime Rock Historic Festival

Fest in Canada, Terry Sayther’s ‘O2berfest,

though Andrew is exploring many options,

well as countless other CCA Pine Tree Chap-


miles in a classic BMW in one year! There

classic BMW across the United States as

that Andrew was not out on the road in a

53rd EDITION • WINTER 2017

In light of the above, Andrew has been

named the Club’s 2017 Member of the Year.

BMW CCA Oktoberfest in New Orleans, as ter events and local car shows.

part of the Roads to Monterey Tour in 2016

cause of Andrew.

events), Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, Ted-

we will not be surprised to hear that a pre-

For many of us, the chance to drive a

members. His efforts have paid off!” Many

new members have joined the Club be-

& Shine (twice), The Vintage in North Car-

an easy decision for Andrew but in the end,

war BMW will soon take up space in his

enthusiasts and encourages to become

olina, Mid-America ‘02 Fest, Vintage at

Saratoga (which is one of his favorite

he knew it was the right thing to do. Al-

has copies of The Ultimate Classic which he

hands out to fellow classic BMW drivers and

(twice), OktoberFAST (twice), BavAuto Show

reported that Okie had been sold after

being in the family since 1979. It was not

represents the Club and creates awareness

of what we do. The trunk of his car always

I did not do the math but that’s a lot of

was rarely a week during the driving season classic BMW heading to an event. Through


The Baur Continues to Shine EV EN T RE PO RT

by don Bower

The Atlanta Concours took place on the

weekend of September 30 - October 1 at

the Chateau Elan Wintery and Resort. Satur-

day was the “Drivers at the Chateau” day

while Sunday was reserved for the big dogs.

Also spotted in Hilton Head, another Black

Julie and I displayed the Baur on Saturday

Beauty; Lothar Schuetler’s magnificient 328

and volunteered to work on Sunday. This

event announced a new award category this

year: Seven cars in the Saturday show

member Lothar Schuettler showed his stellar black 328. Scott and Fran Hughes flew back from Ofest in New Orleans in time to show their factory #51 CSL in the invited racecar

class. Again, I'm walking around slobbering

on Ferraris, not realizing that there is some unannounced judging going on. I get back and find a ribbon on the Baur windshield.

Boris Said, the long-time BMW factory driver, and now a BMW dealer in California, was

one of the honored celebrities at this event. Boris could pick any car in the show for an award called the "Order of Merit," and he

picked the Baur! I think Boris just made up

whatever criteria he wanted. But with a ribbon, I got to drive across the awards stage just like the regular class winners. And for

would compete for "The Magnificent Seven"

and I was glad to represent the BMW Classic

and be invited for display on Sunday. Ac-

Car Club of America.

“this is a unique opportunity to grow in-

over to the Hilton Head Island Concours,

be car collectors in the usual concours-

beach this year. I showed the Baur on Satur-

cording to 2017 head judge Keith Martin, volvement for car aficionados who may not sense but still are enthusiasts that take

deep pride in the vehicles they own and restore themselves”. I do not know who

judged what or when, but our Baur was selected as one of the seven. The Baur was the only BMW on the field that weekend


those of you who remember last year, no cars took a dip in the lake this year.

The following weekend, we drove the Baur

mostly as an excuse for a last trip to the day with the Sandlapper Chapter of the

BMW CCA. There were a dozen or so ex-

traordinary BMWs in the group, new and old. I parked next to two lovely survivor tii's.

There was also a featured microcar class that included several Isettas. Long time club




Member #1


Morgens Skarring

on the Tulpen Rally in 1950.

I met Goetz on a rally in Germany in the

early 2000s, when he told me that he was in

the process of re-organizing the BMW vintage club in the USA and planning a big rally for

2004. I liked the idea very much and signed up as a member of his new club. As I was the first

one to do so, I became member #1.

Determined to participate in Goetz’s rally, I

shipped my 327/328 Cabriolet to a well-know

“marque specialist” in the UK for restoration. It

turned out to be a disaster and I was forced to cancel

Morgens Skarring

touch and I have enjoyed his and Karen’s friendship

car in 2005.

my rally plans. However, Goetz and I always stayed in and reading his newsletters throughout the years.

reunited with his

Enclosed are a few photographs of my car, includ-

ing with the previous owner, Morgens Skarring of Denmark, a wealthy young man who took part in many rallies with the BMW; the Dutch Tulip Rally,

the Swedish Midnight Rally, the Norwegian Viking

Rally and the Rally Monte Carlo. I had the pleasure of meeting Morgens in 2005 when he gave me the historic rally plates and some photographs. He

died shortly thereafter. The car is still being enjoyed every summer in Scandinavia.

Keep up the good work with the club!

From Tom’s Garage

— by Jacobo Aspegren

53rd EDITION • WINTER 2017

My very rusty BMW

327, VIN 74091 (with matching trailer) is

mostly complete but sat

outside in the weather

for many years and suf-

fered greatly. I have

traded it to a friend in

Germany for a 1937

BMW R6 motorcycle in running condition. — Tom Graham, California


“Cars & Coffee” for the Z1 Owner Z FI RST 1


ince I’ve lived in Los Angeles (aka SoCal for the cognoscenti), I’ve made a habit

of visiting the local Cars & Coffee scene.

While no one is absolutely sure when and where these type of events began, it is

widely recognized that one of the earliest

and most popular C&C events started in Orange County, California, just south of L.A.

What started as a small group of car guys

I’ve now participated in more than 20

events in at least 6 different SoCal locations.

Much like the events in your city, each neighborhood has its own local vibe, and typically

bring out both knowledgeable enthusiasts

and other admirers. Even for the enthusiasts,

there are varying degrees of knowledge about BMW’s in general, and the Z1 specifically.

For the Z1 owner it can be a challenge to

hanging out in the Starbucks parking lot

speak with groups about the features of our

Saturday morning between 7-9am. The

marks to the audience. I’ve come to realize

grew into several hundred cars on any given draw is that these events always offer free

admission and informality to ensure maximum participation. With the explosion of social media in the early 2000’s, the phe-

nomenon spread to other local neighbor-

hoods and is now so popular that almost

every city in America hosts at least one C&C

event per month somewhere in town.


cars and to maximize the appeal of our rethat there are four types of attendees at

C&C’s that you need to be prepared for: the knowledgeable fellow BMW enthusiast, the

knowledgeable European car enthusiast, the generally knowledgeable car enthusiast, and the average admirer who still likes to look at pretty cars.

The knowledgeable BMW enthusiast is

by Mark Hall usually the easiest with whom to carry on a conversation. They often know as much

about the Z1 as you do, or they at least know how rare they are in the US and want to

know all about how you came to own one in SoCal. Talking points I often use with these

folks include stories about the history of my particular car (1 of 300 for the French market), it’s production number (3092 out of

8000), E30 front suspension, early Z-axle rear suspension which was the prototype for the E36 rear and all modern BMWs, and work

I’ve done to the car (Ground Control suspension). I always make a point to highlight the aerofoil-shaped exhaust and rear spoiler

below the trunk lid with air exiting above the bumper to provide downforce, too. Even if

they are knowledgeable about the Z1 and its origins, most are not aware of this ultra-cool feature of the car.




The European car enthusiast generally

even early 1990’s standards, the fact that the

1980’s model. As the first Z-car from BMW,

the US since it was never sold as a produc-

quick enough. The front-mid-engine design

of “Z is for Zukunft, the German word for

wants to know about how I got the car into

tion car here. They are fascinated by the

doors and the production numbers of the

Z1. Many have seen pictures of the car, but

never seen one in person. I like to share

with them the history of the Z1 as a concept

car for the 1987 Frankfurt Auto Show. Public reaction to the car was so favorable that

BMW decided to build a limited run of them and almost immediately had ~5,000 orders for the car. Once it went into production,

though, costs to hand-build the roadster put

the price out of range for many potential

owners. As a result actual sales were far

Z1 weighs only ~2700 pounds makes the car yields an almost perfect 50/50 weight distri-

bution and combined with the multi-link sus-

pension makes it handle with the best sports

cars of its day. Many are enthused about the

While the M20 motor is not a powerhouse by

53rd EDITION • WINTER 2017

As most of you have done many times, I

start the car up and run it for ~3-5 minutes

available and relatively inexpensive, the

labor to work on the doors can be extensive. I can buy air filters, oil filters and spark plugs at the local auto parts store, though, making the Z1 an affordable exotic!

The average admirers are always a lot of

and down, but many also appreciate the

asts (think American muscle or Japanese car

found knowledge.

ways share that while parts are (mostly) still

run to only three years—1989 - 1991.

fan) always want to know about the motor.

and most walk away happy in their new

do end up demonstrating the Z1’s doors

ficult and expensive it is to maintain. I al-

fun to speak with. These folks are obviously

The generally knowledgeable car enthusi-

“Future”. This almost always brings a grin

door mechanism and want to know how dif-

lower than early expectations which held

production numbers down and limited the

my talking points usually include the history

most fascinated with seeing the doors go up style and shape of the car inside and out. I

often educate them about BMW’s first use of enclosed HID headlights on the Z1 and we

talk about how fresh the styling is for a late

quite often during C&C events. I normally every hour to ensure I keep the battery

charged, but I see that as a small price to pay for educating the full spectrum of attendees on our favorite little roadster. My most enjoyable time, however, is when I spot budding car enthusiasts—boys and girls

between 7-12 years old—I like to give them a door demonstration and then have them

“try it for yourself”. If you’ve never done this, I encourage you to give it a try. The looks on the young faces and their excited comments to Dad and Mom as they walk away are

priceless and always put a smile on my face!



1929 BMW 3/15 DA2 - Sold €25,300 ($30,000)

Dorotheum Austria

1932 BMW 3/20 AM1 - Sold €13,250 ($16,000)

Dorotheum Austria. Well bought.

1938 BMW 320 Cabri0 - Sold €82,800 ($97,500)

Dorotheum Austria

1958 Isetta 300 - Sold $55,000 on Bring a Trailer. Well sold.


1958 Isetta 300 Deluxe Cabriolet restored -

1969 BMW 1600. Excellent original condition.

1960 BMW 600 Restored - Mecum Chicago oct

1972 2002 tii. Excellent condition. 1-California

1963 BMW 700 Luxus - Sold for $10,500 at

1973 BMW 3.0 CS. Good solid coupe not original

1965 Austin Mini Cooper Mk 1 - Sold on BAT

1973 BMW 2002tii. Nice car. Sold $39,000 BAT

Mecum Las Vegas Sold $32,000. Well bought

2017 Sold $26,000. Well bought

Mecum Chicago. fair price

$43,000. Market correct

High Bid $28,250 BAT. Not sold.

family owned. High bid $50,800 eBay. Not sold.

color. Sold $70,000 BAT




1974 BMW 2002 Rallycar. Sold €29,900 ($35,000)

1974-BMW 3.0 CS. Good Italian Coupe. Sold €39,100 ($46,000) Dorotheum Austria

Sothebys NY $329,500.

1974 BMW 2002tii - Sold on BAT $20,750

2000 Z8 26k km. Sold €316,250($371,000) Bon-

2003 Z8 with 510 miles- not sold, high bid $255k

in Spain – very well bought.

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hams Belgium. Very well sold.

2000 Z8 ex-Steve Jobs. 15k miles. Sold RM

on BAT sold after auction close.


Classified 2002 Z3 M Coupe

Pristine condition. Never driven in winter. Always garaged.

27,000 miles. Car is in Colorado.

Asking $64,990 + shipping.

Goetz E. Pfain: (303) 300-9946 or goetzpfa 1979 635 CSi.

European model. 5-

speed. Cold AC. California car. No rust, ever.

137,000 miles. Car is in

Stuart, Florida. Runs great. Asking $16,500 OBO. Jim Thomas:

(772) 349-1969 or 2002 Z3 Coupe

M54 Engine, 5-Speed, sunroof delete, sterlinggrau metallic,

cardinal and chrome line interior, second owner, only one

known in this combination. $22,000. Jim Van Lenten: (717)

293-1031 or





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Dieter Quester and Luca Riccitelli finished 3rd in class

at the HSR Classic 24 Hour at Daytona in the Quester

M1 Specialist Fritz Wagner from Germany, whose

workshop prepared many of the M1 Procars for the leg-

Red Bull 1979 BMW M1 Procar. The Classic 24 is a trib-

endary Formula 1 drivers such as Niki Lauda, Nelson Pi-

been raced since 1962 and in which Dieter Quester

Red Bull M1 and was in Daytona to support the team.

ute race to the famous Rolex 24 at Daytona which has

competed fifteen times.

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The Ultimate Classic #53 - Winter 2017  

Newsletter of the BMW Classic Car Club of America

The Ultimate Classic #53 - Winter 2017  

Newsletter of the BMW Classic Car Club of America