August - Golden Gate Chapter
Driving School Info
Tech Session at H&B
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Technical Session at H&B
By Brant Miller........................................11
Dorkfest 2005: Revenge of the Dorks
By Sco� Barneson ....................................14
Autocross Results - June 23
Photos by Kris Linquist ...........................18
High Performance Driving School .....20
News From National .............................23
More Autocross Photos .........................27
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August 2005 D ie F lüste
Mike Mills, President
We’re An Active Bunch
I have good news to report: our chapter’s ﬁnancial
plan is working! While we haven’t quite reached our cash
reserve goal, steady progress is being made. Because of
the diligent work by our board and event volunteers, our
cash position has been steadily improving over the last
two years. I’d like to send a congratulation out to all of
you who’ve helped us get this far because, due to your
work, we’re in a much be�er position than when we
started a�acking the problem in January 2004. The best
part is that this has been achieved while we improved
and increased the chapter’s event oﬀerings: The newsletter has kept its very high quality and its ten issues per
year production, we’ve supported some great chapter
events like the Blackhawk party, and have sponsored all
the Club Races held in California this year.
Remember elections for the 2006 board are coming
soon! If you have any interest in serving and would like
to feel the gratiﬁcation of helping to keep this “the best
damn car club on the planet,” please see the web site
(under Chapter Info) for a description of the positions.
One might just ﬁt you to a “T”... or is that a “B”?
Until next month,
learn more about a car’s handling ability. The middle of
the month brings on the next level of education in driving skill with our widely-admired High Performance
Driving School; Thunderhill is a hot venue in more than
one sense! And, of course, the Festorics is an event for
all ages, and heaven for car nuts. It is unfortunate that
we have a conﬂict with the Thunderhill driving school
and the Festorics occurring on the same weekend. The
scheduling forces were out of our hands on that one, but
life is full of choices and yours is to choose to participate
in one of two great events.
While our chapter’s enthusiasm isn’t waning, our
membership numbers are. The board is concerned about
the continued decline in chapter membership. We count
on the new ideas and enthusiasm that new members
provide. Since our ﬁnancial situation is also closely tied to
the total membership numbers—we receive a monthly stipend for each member—you can help by recruiting others
to join us. A reason to convince someone to join the Club
is that membership can actually save you money through
the discounts members receive and the Membership
Rewards program. That’s where BMW NA gives members
a check for between $500 and $1,500 just for buying a new
or CPO BMW. (You must have been a member for at least
one year and you must apply to BMW for the check—see
the CCA website for details.) Another way to get your
friends to join is wave Roundel and Die Flüsternde Bombe in
their face and say, “Look what you’re missing!” Then tell
them about our great events.
August is a perfect example. It’s packed with a wide
variety of events that appeal to everyone from kids to
seniors, male and female. While we don’t try to cater
only to the men, those tech sessions usually draw the
gearhead guys. So, Brant Miller has organized a ladiesonly tech session at Bavarian Motorsport for our smarter
side of the membership. Speaking of our women members, go out and experience our Autocross Series where
you’ll see Joyce Slocum out roaring through the cones in
her 850Ci competing with the young punks rather than
leisurely stamping Bingo cards. Another set of active seniors, Jeanne and Al Kirkland, will join in with the other
58 registrants at the Car Control Clinic to experience the
giddy fun of driving your car over and around cones to
Calendar of Events
The most current calendar is at: www.ggcBMWcca.org
Car Control Clinic
Marina Airport, Marina, CA
Marina Airport, Marina, CA
Ladies-only Tech Session
Bavarian Motorsport / Milpitas
August Board Meeting
East Bay BMW, Pleasanton
BA02 7 Year Anniv. Celebration Bay Area 02
Aug 13-14 Driving School
California Speedway, Fontana, CA
Aug 19-21 Festorics at Monterey Historics GG Chpt
Aug 20-21 Thunderhill Driving School
Thunderhill Raceway, Willows, CA
Paciﬁc Raceways Driving School
Sound Chpt Paciﬁc Raceways, Kent, WA
September Board Meeting
Concord BMW, Concord
Bay Area 02
Sep 17-18 Bu�onwillow Driving School
Bu�onwillow Raceway, CA
Sep 17-18 Club Racing School
Virginia International Raceway, Alton, VA Shane Gunn
Sep 17-23 Oktoberfest - Greensboro, NCTarheel Chpt
Marina Airport, Marina, CA
Sep 24-25 BMW CCA Club Racing
Bu�onwillow Raceway, Bu�onwillow, CA Steve Walsh
www.bmwccaclubracing.com [email protected]
Autumn Swap Meet
Bay Area 02
Double 02 Salvage, Hayward, CA
BMW CCA Club Racing
Bu�onwillow Raceway, Bu�onwillow, CA Steve Walsh
www.bmwccaclubracing.com [email protected]
Car Control Clinic
Marina Airport, Marina, CA
To add an event to the calendar, email your information to:
October Board Meeting
BMW of San Francisco
Marina Airport, Marina, CA
Oct 29-30 BMW CCA Club Racing
Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA
www.bmwccaclubracing.com [email protected]
Inﬁneon Driving School
Inﬁneon Raceway, Sonoma, CA
Nov 11-13 Club Racing School
Texas World Speedway, College Station, TX Sco� Hughes
November Board Meeting
Stevens Creek BMW, Santa Clara
Bremerton Driving School Puget Sound Chpt
Bremerton Motorsports Park, WA
Not the 49-mile Scenic Drive Rally Bay Area 02
Ocean Beach, San Francisco
December Board Meeting
BMW of Fremont
Dec 17-18 Phoenix Driving School Roadrunner Chpt
Phoenix International Raceway, AZ
Bolded events are Regional or National CCA events
On Saturday morning, August 13, Nicole Scherlie, co-owner with Ramon LeFrancois of Bavarian
Motorsport, will conduct a Technical Session for
women only. This is an opportunity for the ladies
of our chapter to learn what they really want to
know about their BMWs.
Bavarian Motorsport can accommodate 25 attendees for this event. Please call 408-956-1662 to
reserve your spot now. Coﬀee, tea, juice, croissants,
and muﬃns will be served. A random drawing
will be held for a free oil change—which will be
performed as part of the demonstration during the
technical session. Mark your calendar, and watch
the chapter website for additional details.
When: August 13, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Bavarian Motorsport, 1753 Houret
Contact: Nicole Scherlie, 408-956-1662 www.
Want to Be Part of Club History?!
Cast And Crew Call for BMW CCA Video Production
Working Title: Oktoberfest ‘05 - The Movie
Producer: BMW CCA
Director: Jenny Morgan
Treatise: The week long celebration of all things
BMW is THE National Club event that brings in
members from all over the U.S.. Through a full
calendar of events, a crowd of 1,000-plus members
and their families, are expected to join in a celebration of our favorite marque. This ﬁlm will be
a record of that week, its events, people, images,
activities, and memories.
We intend to cover all events, as well as interview certain administrative individuals, organizers,
and a�endees. A short list of events to be covered is:
Driving School, Club Races, Autocross, Gymkhana,
Concours, Ise�a celebration, TSD Rally, Street Survival, Awards Banquet, nightly dinners, and more!
WE NEED VOLUNTEER PERSONNEL! The
following jobs are open and need to be ﬁlled as
soon as possible:
•Videographers (4-6 needed)
•Video Assistants (4-6 needed)
•Gaﬀers (2-3 needed for certain events)
Another MUST is a tripod. Not required, but would be a
nice addition: add-on lighting and external mics. Add-on
lenses (telephoto and wide angle) are strongly recommended, but not required. We will supply all videotape!
While having fully trained, experienced videographers or ﬁlm students would be GREAT, I realize that
most of y’all are amateurs and that will do just ﬁne! We
can help you become a be�er shooter and help you to
think like an editor.
Videographer’s Assistants: MUST be willing to be
on their feet much of the time in order to move with the
Videographer. Tasks: assist, manage and label tapes, help
keep people near the camera quiet, provide pathways for
the videographer when the camera is in their face, carry
cold beverages... in short, whatever the videographers
needs. This is a great position for a spouse, a sibling, a
daughter, or a son.
Sound Wrangler: We’d love to have a real sound engineer to make digital sound for us, but there’s no budget.
So, if you’d like to volunteer yourself, a digital deck, and
the boom guy, we’d love to have you at the track and the
banquets. Honestly, I’m sure you’ll be able to teach me a
thing or two.
Ladies-Only Tech Session
Gaﬀers: Schlep light equipment, set-up canopies and
reﬂectors for shadow control, and take on other “assistant” related duties. You need to be friendly, cooperative,
and smart... all gaﬀers are smart.
Want to join in? Please contact me immediately!
When: September 17-23, 2005
Where: Oktoberfest ‘05 Greensboro, NC
Contact: Jenny Morgan, [email protected] or
[email protected], 414-264-2694
Autumn Swap Meet
Didn’t get all the parts you needed at the Bay
Area 02 Swap & Show? Something else need
replacement? Come to our Autumn swap meet at
Double 02 Salvage and ﬁnd all sorts of goodies to
ﬁll your trunk with. As a bonus, Double 02 will
have seats on sale at $50 each! Don’t miss the free
coﬀee and donuts.
When: October 8, 9:00 a.m.
Where: 2034 American Ave., Hayward.
Contacts: JP Collins, [email protected]
Mark Preisendorf, [email protected]
Videographers: MUST possess their own equipment
(handicam) and it MUST be either Digital8 or MiniDV
format—NO ANALOG. It must be capable of 16-bit
sound (check your owner’s manual if you’re not sure).
Videographers MUST have enough ba�ery reserve for
four to eight hours of shooting on any given day, and
the capability to charge those ba�eries each evening.
By Donna Seeley
Secretary, GGC BMW CCA
June 18, 2005
BMW of Fremont
The meeting was called to order at 1:43p.m.
Board members in a�endance: Mike Mills, President; Tammi
Hull, Treasurer; Donna Seeley, Secretary; Ed Lizardo,
Membership Chair; Mark Dadgar, Driving Events
Board members absent: Peter Guagenti, Vice-President; Sco�
Smith, Technology Manager.
Motion by Hull, seconded by Mills and carried that all Board
meetings will follow the spirit if not the le�er of Robert’s
Rules of Order.
o We have almost $30,000 on hand, but receivables are up.
o Motion by Mills, seconded by Dadgar and carried: A new
ﬁnance policy that any single item over $500 is a ﬁxed asset.
o New bank account
o Transferred balance from Bank of Los Altos to
Washington Mutual, less about $10,000 to cover open checks.
o Board members with Bank of Los Altos checks are to
return them to Hull or destroy them.
o Washington Mutual will not let us ﬁll out a new signature
card outside a bank branch. Mills will talk to people he
knows at Washington Mutual.
o Hull will continue to work toward online banking.
• Social Events Report
o Insurance waivers for social events
o Hull will clarify that the waivers for social events are the
same as for driving events.
o The July 9 Marin Tour is covered by insurance.
o Detailing clinic
� We’ve had a good response from the e-blast notice.
o San Jose Grand Prix
� Club registration closed June 1, but was supposed to
close June 15. Since we did not have 100 members registered
by June 1, we will not have a corral for this event.
• July 16-17 - ALMS at Inﬁneon
• Aug. 19-21 - Festorics
o Planning is on track.
o They are soliciting sponsors.
• Holiday party
o Planning is in progress.
• Tech Sessions
o No new information.
• Crisis Communications
o Mills is waiting for a response from Wynne Smith. The
GGC Board’s feeling is that our event management people
have handled crises well.
• Old Insurance waivers
o Kelly Collins delivered all found in trailer. Seeley will
forward them to National for archiving.
• Newsle�er – no report.
• Webmaster conference – no report.
Driving Events Coordinator
o Last week’s autocross was great!
o Registration is open for the next event.
o There is a discount for signing up for both the CCC
• Car Control Clinics
o Eighteen people have signed up already.
o We will need new cones soon.
• Driving Schools
o Aug. 20-21, Thunderhill
� Twenty people have signed up.
� Dadgar is now extending invitations to other groups
(BigMini, Audi, etc.).
• Club Racing
o The Bu�onwillow race went very well, with 38 racers
including three in the GTS class.
o The next race is at Bu�onwillow in September with VARA.
o This heading will be removed from the regular agenda but
updated as necessary.
• Dealer Presentation
o Planning still in progress by Dadgar and Kelly Collins.
• Truck and Trailer
o The trailer is going in for service before the Thunderhill school.
o The truck needs its overdrive switch ﬁxed and new wheels.
o Our driver pool must be expanded.
o Storage - most drivers don’t want to pick up trailer in
Richmond; we will move it to a more central location for
o 4,405 members as of end of May.
o Dadgar and Lizardo will a�empt to reconcile the
discrepancy in the number of members with email addresses.
o Member surveys through National
� Lizardo is waiting for response from Wynne Smith.
o GGC Brochure
� Lizardo has submi�ed his ﬁrst dra�. Mills to respond.
• Communications Report
o It is time to order new GGC window stickers with the
o Charity Car Show (Ed’s email)
� Aug. 7 at DeAnza College.
� This conﬂicts with GGC autocross.
� Collins will put it in our calendar.
o Dadgar started a discussion of one-oﬀ e-blasts
for individual events vs. the normal scheduled batch
announcements. The Board decided to discourage the one-oﬀ
e-blasts since most events have suﬃcient lead time for the
• Area Reps
o Two members have expressed an interest in the San
Francisco opening. Lizardo will evaluate their qualiﬁcations.
Technology Director (Report via email to the Board.)
• Smith has started work on an image gallery.
• Smith will contact National about member database reports.
• Smith will integrate the corrected logo into the website.
• Smith will give a report on the webmaster conference.
• Updated National Operations Manual
o Hull reviewed it; no issues to report.
o Kelly Kirkland will distribute the corrected graphic to
o Mills started a discussion of the increasing requirements
from National to the chapters. We are not taking any action at
• Dream Garages Magazine request
o Looking for local “Dream Garages” to include.
o Mills will respond; no good candidate garages known to
Board members or other meeting a�endees.
• GGC Operations Manual
o Mills will incorporate the job descriptions he’s received
into the manual.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:22pm
Thanks to BMW of Fremont!
Golden Gate Chapter - BMW CCA Board Meeting Minutes
Our thanks to
BMW of Fremont
for hosting this board meeting!
operate below 40 percent and diesels
Will BMW Return to GT
just above 40 percent. The hydrogen
Racing?... With Porsche returnengine will have more power and
ing to big-time sports car racing
more torque… and no pollution. Iniwith Roger Penske (Auto Week,
tially, maybe we will make [hydroApril 25), is BMW far behind?
gen] from natural gas, but eventuWord is a BMW return will not
ally all hydrogen will be produced
happen until 2008 at the earliest.
using renewable energy—such as
For some time the German
automaker has been exploring
Freymann predicts a peaking
the possibilities of going racing
of diesel popularity in Europe as
with the forthcoming V10-powdirect-injection gasoline engines
ered M6. BMW has talked about
gain greater presence. And he is
these plans for the ﬁrst time, but
somewhat dismissive of current
it has stressed that an M6 GT
hybrid designs (“two engines...
racer is a way oﬀ.
simply add weight to the car, and
“We did an evaluation on
add money to the car”).
the car and are watching the
Freymann indicated that BMW
FIA GT Championship and Le
is working on a gasoline-electric
Mans and its associated series
The M6 looks right at home on a racetrack.
hybrid, however, but using superin America and Europe closely,”
capacitors boosted by regenerative
said BMW Motorsport boss
braking, rather than ba�eries.
Mario Theissen. “If GT racing looks promising, and
if everyone gets together and has the same rules and
“[The supercapacitors] are lighter and store less
interprets them in the same way, there would be a good
power, but unlike ba�eries we can use all their power—
chance for a GT project. But we will only do it if the car
all 100 percent. An electric engine has a lot of torque at
can race competitively in America.” Theissen said that
low revs—that is its main beneﬁt—so it’s ideal for fast
the M6 racer was “not a running project” and that even
initial acceleration. At higher revs, once you’ve begun
if work started now there could be no race-ready car
to accelerate, nothing can beat an internal combustion
until 2007. BMW Motorsport
engine. Our hybrid approach combines the best characteristics of both engines.”
BMW Hints At A Future Supercapacitor Hybrid…
Edmunds.com interviews BMW’s Professor Raymond FreyBMW has worked on ISAD (Integrated Starter
mann, the managing director of BMW Group Research and
Alternator Damper)-like hybrid systems for a number of
Technology. An aeronautical engineer by training, he has been
years, as chronicled in the “IEA Implementing Agreeat BMW for almost twenty years.
ment for Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies and
Programmes Overview Report 2000” Green Car Congress
As the company has o�en said, BMW is bullish on
hydrogen long-term, although not necessarily on fuel
BMW Seats So Comfortable... A British burglar
cells. Hence their emphasis on internal combustion
who made oﬀ with a family car a�er an overnight raid
engines fueled by hydrogen. BMW will be oﬀering a biwas arrested when oﬃcers discovered the vehicle with
fueled (H2 and gasoline) 7 Series within two years.
the thief fast asleep inside. The BMW was stolen during
a house burglary along with cash, wallets, telephones,
“We think the future is not so radical. All of our
and credit cards. Some time later the tired thief had
consideration is on internal combustion engines. We’re
tried to get some shut-eye on a quiet road, but sped
not sure fuel cells will happen—other than as the power
away from police when oﬃcers knocked on the window
source for everything driven electronically, such as air
to wake him up. Parked at his next victim’s house, he
conditioning, in-car entertainment, lights, etc. For this
fell asleep again. The resident alerted police saying an
application, the fuel cell makes perfect sense. But as the
unconscious man was outside his address in the car.
power source for driving the car? That is a huge step.”
Police oﬃcers found the stolen BMW on a driveway
“Rather, we think the internal combustion engine, fueled by liquid hydrogen is perfect. The technology exists. with the man asleep inside it. During his a�empted
escape, he managed to collide with a patrol car. A police
The internal combustion engine also oﬀers much be�er
spokeswoman said: “It seems to be very hard work bepower density and eﬃciency than fuel cells. Fuel cells
ing a burglar. We are grateful this gentlemen’s alleged
have such a long way to go. I’m not sure anyone would
night time activities made him so tired he had to get
be able to pay
some shut-eye.” BMW World
New Head of BMW’s Palo Alto Tech Oﬃce
Named... BMW Group announced that it has named Dr.
will work best in
Bernardo Lopez to head the BMW Group Technology
Oﬃce in Palo Alto, California, eﬀective July 1, 2005. He
engines with suwill interface with Prof. Raymond Freymann, Managpercharging. The
ing Director of BMW Group Research and Technology.
thermal eﬃcienDr. Lopez succeeds Dr. Joachim Stilla, who will assume
cy of a hydrogen
new responsibilities at the company’s headquarters in
internal combusMunich, Germany.
tion engine will
Prior to this position, Dr. Lopez was head of informabe more than 50
percent. Gasoline tion technology for the development of electronics in the
engines currently research and development division at BMW Group in
BMW News Bytes
Bimmerphile Editor: Ed Lizardo
Professor Raymond Freymann, Managing director of
BMW Group Research and Technology
was to be McLaren’s ﬁrst a�empt at the world’s most
prestigious endurance race.
McLaren decided to update GTR01—the original test
car—and enter it to augment the ﬁve customer cars that
had been running all season. It was this car, piloted by
former Formula 1 racers J.J. Lehto and Yannick Dalmas,
and experienced Japanese driver Masanori
Sekiya, that took the
checkered ﬂag a�er a
race full of drama.
McLaren F1 GTRs
ﬁnished 1st, 3rd, 4th,
5th and 13th, not only
winning the race at its
ﬁrst a�empt, but totally
dominating this most
grueling of events.
McLaren Cars Ltd.
McLaren Cars Ltd.
Munich, Germany. His extensive engineering experience
includes work in simulation methods, project management, and advanced powertrain engineering, especially
in the ﬁeld of electronics.
Located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, the
BMW Group Technology Oﬃce was founded in 1998 to
identify and investigate leading-edge technologies in
non-automotive ﬁelds that BMW Group can make available to its customers. Working closely with the BMW
Group Research and Innovation Center (FIZ) in Munich,
new technologies are identiﬁed and pursued at an early
stage, with an emphasis on vehicle information and communication technology.
While most of the work of the Technology Oﬃce will
be seen in future BMW Group vehicles, products such
as the Miniature Head-Up Display in the sunglasses of
the Oracle BMW Racing Team used in the America’s Cup
and the iDrive controller in the current BMW 7 Series
are already well-known technologies examples of its
work. The Technology Oﬃce also developed the BMW
iPod™ adapter that enabled the world’s ﬁrst integration
of iPod™ and car audio systems, allowing iPod™ enthusiasts to connect with music like never before, while
maintaining uncompromised control of the automobile.
Along with the BMW Group Engineering and Emissions Test Center in Oxnard and DesignworksUSA in
Newbury Park, the Technology Oﬃce in Palo Alto forms
the BMW Group California Innovation Triangle (CIT).
Hang on to your BMW!... Things had been downright cordial in the parking lot of a Waldbaum’s store,
as a woman negotiated with the man about to tow her
BMW. There was no yelling, the Nassau County, New
York, police said. No screaming. No violence.
Then, at 3:15 p.m, the truck driver, Donald Wilson,
got a call from his towing company telling him to return
to the yard without releasing the car. But the BMW’s
owner jumped onto the truck as it pulled away, hanging on like a bird atop an elephant as the truck rumbled
through Great Neck. For the next two miles, the woman,
Yan Li, 33, of Forest Hills, Queens, stood on a running
board and clung to the driver’s side door while Mr.
Wilson, 41, drove twenty miles per hour south on Middle
Neck Road, the police said.
“The driver should have just stopped, called the
police and said, ‘She’s interrupting my work.’” but he
didn’t,” Detective Sgt. Robert Anderson of the Nassau
County police said. As they drove, Ms. Li tried to call 911
on her cell phone, but Mr. Wilson reached out his window and disconnected the call. But a friend of Ms. Li’s,
who had been le� behind in the Waldbaum’s parking lot,
called the police, who pulled over the tow truck near an
entrance to the Long Island Expressway.
Mr. Wilson was arrested on a charge of reckless
endangerment, and Ms. Li, who was not injured, faces no
charges. Ms. Li got her BMW back from the towing company, Nationwide Towing, which would not comment on
the incident. Mr. Wilson’s tow truck, police said, has been
impounded with North Shore Towing. BMW World
10th Anniversary Of BMW V12 Victory At Le
Mans... This year marks the 10th anniversary of the
McLaren F1 GTR’s historic victory at the 24 Heures du
Mans. The McLaren F1 GTR was developed from the F1
road car, powered by a bespoke 627-hp BMW 6.1-liter
V12, and proved highly eﬀective in the four-hour GT
races in 1995, its ﬁrst season of racing. Le Mans that year
500,000th X5 Built… BMW Manufacturing Co. in
Spartanburg, North Carolina has produced its 500,000th
X5, just ﬁve and a half years a�er its market introduction. The milestone vehicle is an X5 3.0d and outﬁ�ed
with the Individual Maritime package, which will be
shipped to a customer in Hamburg, Germany. The
ﬁrst X5 rolled oﬀ the production lines at Spartanburg
on September 1, 1999. Less than two years later, the
100,000th milestone was reached on August 23, 2001.The
X5 is produced exclusively in the U.S. for distribution to
more than 120 markets. BMW is the largest exporter of
US-made automobiles, exporting 60% of its production.
just-auto.com editorial team
Fallon Agency Parking BMW… Fallon Worldwide
is leaving BMW by the side of the road. Rather than take
part in an account review, the Minneapolis ad agency
said that it’s ending a ten-year relationship with BMW
NA. Fallon employs about 500 people worldwide, 300 of
them in Minneapolis. The agency is part of the French
media conglomerate Publicis Groupe.
“Never say never, but we have a lot of other successful business that has grown, and we have new business
in the pipeline,” Fallon spokeswoman Rosemary Abendroth said, “We are parting ways, and we wish BMW
BMW had been one of the agency’s signature accounts, and Fallon won acclaim for The Hire, a series of
short Internet ﬁlms featuring BMW cars and directed by
top Hollywood talent.
The Cannes International Advertising Festival in 2003
created a new award, the Titanium Lion, speciﬁcally to
recognize the BMW ﬁlm campaign, which blurred the
boundaries of traditional contest categories. BMW spent
about $165,000,000 on measured media in 2004, according to Ad Age. Abendroth said BMW’s North American
sales grew from 84,000 in 1994, the year before it hired
Fallon, to 260,000 last year. Star Tribune
By Brant Miller
lan Hardy, owner of H&B Specialists in Berkeley,
invited our chapter into his shop to see ﬁrst hand
what electronic diagnostic testing and BMW’s
newest service tool, the Internet-connected PassThrough Tool, is all about. More than 30 club members came out
on June 25 for the demonstration and to have their cars tested
as well. Hardy (the “H” of H&B) was a great host as well as an
informative historian on independent BMW services.
A�er the breakfast fare and refreshments (thanks to the
H&B team, you are great hosts!), Hardy started the session
with an interesting historical discussion. He began, “When
H&B was created in 1974 (then known as Hardy & Beck - kk),
even the dealer service shops were struggling to understand
BMWs. I consider those the good-old days, a tech could
follow wires and understand how systems worked.” He continued, “Those days are gone now. In today’s modern BMW,
digital information ﬂows between controllers—in a modern 7
Series there are as many as 120 controllers connected by ﬁve
data busses. There is no hope of developing an understanding from following physical wires anymore. Access to BMW
technical information is critical.”
Hardy further explained to us that BMW has been a leader in
developing automotive electronics—especially in adopting electronic engine management and ABS braking. That leading edge
has created a challenge for BMW dealers and independent shops
alike. Dealers are well connected to BMW information and tend
to only work on the newest cars. Independent shops work mostly on cars that are out of warranty; these shops are faced with
the technical and economic challenges of staying current. The good
news is that, thanks in part to EPA requirements that manufacturers
make their diagnostic tools available for sale to the a�ermarket, there
is more access to BMW information and tools here in the U.S. than in
other countries. But, consider this: a new piece of test equipment can
cost $20,000, and will o�en be obsolete in only a couple of years.
In the good old days, BMW-supported electronic-test equipment consisted of a customized Sun Diagnostics machine, a few
gauges, and an ignition oscilloscope. Today, BMW-supported electronic tools for the a�ermarket include the MODIC III (for cars up
to 2003), the more recent GT-1 (for all cars), and the still-developing
Pass-Through Tool—which works by connecting the car via the
Internet directly to BMW’s computers in Germany. Allen explained
that these tools communicate with the computers onboard our cars
to obtain information to help technicians diagnose problems.
When Hardy asked who in the group work on their own cars,
a show of hands indicate most club members present still got
grease under their ﬁngernails. Most also obtain some service from
independent shops when their cars are out of warranty.
The newer cars cause a problem for the do-it-yourselfer, the
days when you could diagnose performance problems by substituting known good parts have ended. Many newer car parts
must be programmed upon installation into a particular car. As an
example, you can no longer place your “suspect” computer into a
friend’s BMW to verify that it has failed.
Technical Session at
H&B BMW Specialists
Allen Hardy connects the Pass-Through Tool to an attendee’s BMW.
A�er Hardy’s presentation, club members were able to move
their cars into the shop, three at a time, for testing. However, the
Pass-Through Tool refused to work; but, H&B’s MODIC III and
GT-1 testers were connected to our cars and produced reports on
What this can show you is what codes have been tripped
in your car—the systems that the computer thinks has had a
problem. My car’s test showed that my E34 5 Series had codes
set for Body Electronics, Central-locking Module, and Heater/Air
Conditioning System. Since those systems (except my rear-door
windows!!) are working normally, we cleared the codes. Hardy
informs me, “If those codes show up again, more investigation
will be in order.” One thing I was hoping to learn is what my
fuel trim numbers are (perhaps BMW calls that Oxygen Sensor
Control?); however, that information did not appear.
The member enthusiasm for the information and the testing—especially on their own cars, and a few additional problems
with test equipment skewed the schedule and we ran out of time
to test some of the members’ cars. Hardy was gracious enough
to reschedule them for later diagnostics. The schedule notwithstanding, our day at H&B was an educational experience for all,
as well as good fun. The information we gained from this—including the printed information on our cars’ fault codes—will
help us all in the future. We are grateful to Allen Hardy and his
team for the long hours they spent with us on their day oﬀ.
By Sco� Barneson
orget about Star Wars:
Revenge of the Sith, 2005
is The Year of The Dorks.
Of course I’m talking
about the Third Annual
Dorkfest: a celebration of
BMW’s ultimate driver’s
car, the Z3 and M coupes.
esignated with the body code of E36/8, BMW built 11,523 Z3 coupes
and 6,292 M coupes between 1999 and 2002. Last year’s Dorkfest gettogether at Danville’s Blackhawk Auto Museum set the bar worldwide
for Z3/M coupe gatherings with 41 cars in a�endance. Last April the record was
broken handily by the Z3Mcoupe.com Brits who managed to collect 63 coupes at
a race at Donington Park raceway in England.
For Dorkfest 2005, word spread rapidly over email and the web—some coupe
owners are even notiﬁed via notes on windshields! It’s our aim to break the Brits’
record, and as June 5 approaches, it looks as if the record might be reclaimed.
Fi�een minutes before the appointed start time, I rumble up to our meeting spot at Blackhawk and, to my surprise, ﬁ�een to twenty coupes are already
parked!…with owners huddled, already cha�ing away. A few minutes later, the
morning munchies arrive via special delivery by my wife, Colleen Barneson—
a.k.a. Mrs. Dork. As the custom Dorkfest t-shirts and pre-printed nametags are
Continues on page 16
distributed, we ﬁnd plenty of time to mingle over Peet’s
Coﬀee, muﬃns, and Krispy Kreme’s (thanks to the Law
oﬃces of Ken Scherfee). Pre�y soon I’m notiﬁed we’ve
passed the 50-coupe mark. With quite a few nametags
still le� on the table, it looks as if we might just beat
those crazy Brits!
As the coﬀee disappears, Kurt Martin (the world’s best
human megaphone) leads the arduous task of arranging
the Dorks into neat rows for the barrage of photos soon
to memorialize the occasion. Fancy cameras emerge and
gigabytes of photos quickly follow. Grins become contagious and seem to be permanent as we gaze at the pool
of hatchbacks gli�ering in the sun. Our ﬁnal count: 59
coupes… the Brits keep the record (for now)!
We ﬁnd that taking pictures makes you quite hungry.
Grudgingly, we leave our coupes behind and go for lunch.
While the food appeases appetites, the real fuel at lunch
is the conversation. Stories circulate the room: ﬁrst coupe
encounters, track days, planned modiﬁcations, and explanations of why the coupe is the ultimate BMW expression
of style and performance (and don’t try to tell us otherwise!). These conversations remind me how amazing that
this instant bond between total strangers evolves because
of a bizarre li�le car.
The next hour is consumed by the ever-impressive
tour of the Blackhawk Auto Museum. It is a true worldclass showcase of rare, collectible, historic automobiles.
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT
E36/8 COUPES, GO TO:
- U.S. coupe Owners
- U.K. coupe Owners
- Z3 Registration Database
Perhaps someday there will be a nice example of an M
coupe resting inside. Considering the fact that later S54
equipped coupes have been selling in the low 40’s, I
wouldn’t be surprised! On second thought, I cringe at the
thought of an M coupe being parked indeﬁnitely. These
cars are made to be driven… which reminds me to stop
daydreaming and cue up for the group drive!
Our chain of close to thirty coupes leaves the parking lot
of Blackhawk and snakes its way through Crow Canyon.
For nearly two and a half hours we enjoy the brisk corners
of backroad driving in our stiﬀest of all BMW’s. One-byone our chain unlinks and eventually four coupes emerged
in Milpitas. It’s been ten straight hours of pure 36/8 bliss.
Can I do it again? Please?
Sco� Barneson, a.k.a. MDork, is the founder and organizer of
Dorkfest. Sco� and his wife Colleen live in Santa Clara where he
spends most of his time slaving away in Business Development at a
startup company called ZipLip. He purchased his M coupe on March
14, 2002—”A date I’ll never forget!” No one is quite sure why he is
so amused by the word “dork,” but somehow it seems appropriate.
Thanks to the community of Z3 and M
coupes for making
Dorkfest 2005 a
Photos by Kris Linquist
June 12, 2005 Autocross Results - Marina Municipal Airport
Nicholas 325i Sport
* C Class times are adjusted by formula and aren’t comparable other classes.
N (non-competing BMWs)
Moranda Marshall EVO
Autocross Standings after Four Events
August 20-21, 2005
2. Event Overview
Come and join the Golden Gate Chapter of the BMW Car
Club of America for its summer driving school at Thunderhill
Raceway in Willows, California. Thunderhill is a beautiful and
challenging race track in California’s Central Valley, making it a
great place to learn the art of high performance driving from the
dedicated team of experienced GGC instructors. You’ll go home
with skills you can use on the roads every day as well as some
great memories of laps at this famous racetrack.
This application includes all of the information you’ll need to
apply and prepare for this school. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if
you have questions that are not answered here.
We look forward to seeing you at Thunderhill!
Fees for this school are:
· $399 for BMW CCA members/$439 for non-members (includes a one-year membership)
· Optional $25 dinner ticket for Saturday night dinner
· Applications and payment due by 8/15/05
· Cancellations assessed a $50 fee before 8/7/05
· No refunds issued a�er 8/7/05
Thunderhill Raceway is located seven miles west of I-5 on
TRACK SCHOOL SCHEDULE
Bruce Nesbit – Chief Driving Instructor
Billy Maher – Chief Driving Instructor
In an eﬀort to maximize the amount of track time for students,
GGC driving schools run on a very tight schedule. A detailed
schedule will be provided to you at registration.
Students will be divided into four run groups based upon
experience level. Session lengths are roughly 25 minutes.
FRIDAY NIGHT EARLY REGISTRATION
(Lobby) Best Western Golden Pheasant Inn, 249 N. Humboldt
Ave, Willows, California 530-934-4603 or 800-338-1387.
Remember to bring your helmet to registration for inspection
along with your completed, signed, and stamped tech inspection
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY TRACK SCHEDULE
6:30 a.m. Track gates open
7:00 a.m. Registration opens
8:00 a.m. Driver’s Meeting - MANDATORY
9:00 a.m. Track is open
5:00 p.m. Track is closed
The drivers’ meeting in the paddock at 8:00 a.m. is
MANDATORY for all students. Failure to a�end this meeting will result in you missing your ﬁrst track session while
we repeat the safety information for you.
SATURDAY NIGHT BANQUET
At Casa Ramos, in the Best Western parking lot.
6:00 p.m. Social (hotel lobby)
7:00 p.m. Dinner (banquet room)
If you choose to sign up for dinner, submit your $25 per
dinner fee when you apply.
GETTING MORE INFORMATION
Your primary source of information for these events is
the Golden Gate Chapter web site: www.ggcbmwcca.org
Please download the Event Preparation document and
read it prior to arriving at the school! It includes information about car and safety requirements.
The discussion forums in the “GGC Talk” section of the
chapter web site are an excellent place to ask questions about the
format of these events and to get advice from previous participants as well as chapter oﬃcials and instructors.
If you have questions a�er reading the application and
web site, please contact us ASAP! Questions can be directed to
Bruce Nesbit at 415-461-1811 between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. or
[email protected] Email is preferred.
Convertibles and T-top cars must have 5-point belts and arm restraints, as well as an approved roll cage installed. Factory “rollover
protection” for a so� top (i.e. BMW Z3 and Z4, Porsche Boxster) is
not suﬃcient for the school. Convertibles with hard tops are NOT
ALLOWED. Examples of cars NOT ALLOWED include: Firebirds
and Camaros with T-tops or convertibles; any Corve�e other than
the Z06 coupe; Porsche convertibles and Targas. It is essential that
you email or call Bruce Nesbit (see above) to discuss these issues
well in advance if you plan to bring a convertible or T-top car.
3. Sign-Up Procedures
PREVIOUS DRIVING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Your car must be registered and insured, you must be a
licensed driver, eighteen years of age or older, and you must be a
BMW CCA member to be eligible for enrollment. If you have no
previous organized, on-track high-performance driving experience, you are required to a�end one of the club’s Car Control
Clinics (CCC). A CCC will normally be scheduled prior to each
scheduled track school. If you have not already enrolled in a CCC
and need to meet this eligibility requirement, please check for
scheduling information on the club’s web site and act now. If you
are a�ending the track school, you will have priority for the CCC;
but you must apply prior to the deadline for the CCC. If you have
questions about the applicability of any previous driving experience, please contact us.
THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS
1. Online Application: Apply online at www.ggcbmwcca.
org. Online application is encouraged. You can also use the hard
copy application available at www.ggcbmwcca.org but you will
need to ﬁll out, print and mail a signed copy of your application
along with a check made payable to “BMW CCA GG Chapter” for
$399 (add $25 for each optional dinner and add $40 if you’re not a
BMW CCA member) to:
c/o Bruce Nesbit
18 Via Cheparro
Greenbrae, California 94904
2. Payment: Credit card payment is available for online applications ONLY. You are eligible for enrollment only when we
have received your payment for the entire enrollment fee or have
conﬁrmation of online payment by credit card.
3. Enrollment Status: Your enrollment status will be available online at www.motorsportreg.com. Once we receive your
payment, and provided you meet eligibility and membership
requirements, your status will be updated to show you are IN the
school. Until we receive full payment and determine eligibility,
your status will be shown as PENDING. If you are wait-listed,
your place on the list will be shown as WL# indicating your position on the wait-list. If we hold a lo�ery, enrollment status will be
updated a�er the lo�ery has been run. Our schools are BMW CCA
events, so BMWs will have enrollment priority. If you are driving
a non-BMW, you are in line behind BMWs unless we open the
school to non-BMWs, at which time you will have the same priority. Please check your status at www.motorsportreg.com before
contacting us to ask if you are IN, or if we have received your
application and payment.
4. Cancellation Policy: All cancellations from “enrolled”
status are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. The balance of the
enrollment fee will be refunded by check for cancellations made
prior to the cancellation deadline. NO REFUNDS will be issued
a�er the cancellation deadline. If you are on the wait-list, but
excluded from a�ending the school, you will receive priority for
the next GGC driving school. Any cancellations from the waitlist will receive a full refund, but no priority for the next school
will be given to wait-list cancellations. No enrollment fees will be
refunded for registrants who are not present at the school.
4. GGC BMW CCA Driving School Program
If you have not yet a�ended one of our high performance
driving schools, this material will help you understand our
program. Your safety is our primary concern. Every procedure,
requirement, guideline, and instruction is carefully designed to
satisfy that concern. Cars moving at speed on the track can be
dangerous to the occupants, to corner workers, and to other cars.
It is possible for you to be injured and your car damaged. In order
to manage this risk and to allow us to continue with these activities in the future, your understanding and cooperation is essential.
This is not a racing school.
There will be no timing equipment or stopwatches, nor trophies or bonus points for fastest lap. This experience is designed
to increase your mental, visual, and physical skills, as well as your
knowledge of what your car can and can not do. Our philosophy is
that a good driver is an aware driver... aware of the car, aware of the
track, aware of other drivers.
All students on track have access to instructors for the entire
weekend. Our instructors are experienced track school or road racing
veterans and are serious about your learning experience and your
safety! Instructors will drive the ﬁrst few laps with the student in the
passenger seat to familiarize them with the track, and to become comfortable with the integrity of the car. Instructors drive the students’
cars at only moderate speeds in this session.
The balance of the weekend is spent with students driving
and receiving coaching from an instructor in the car. Typical
schedules allow a student to have four 25-30 minute run sessions
during the day. Students are formed into four separate groups
that are based on experience. Relatively inexperienced students
will be on track with others of similar experience and who drive
at moderate speeds. The more experienced student groups drive
at higher speeds.
A�er students demonstrate judgment and familiarity with the
track and car, they may be signed oﬀ by their group leader to drive
on track without an instructor. Many students ﬁnd that even while
signed oﬀ, they prefer to keep an instructor in the car to continue
on their learning curve. Students are encouraged to seek rides with
their instructors if time permits. These rides provide additional
perspectives on the capabilities of the car and driver.
Listen to your instructors, many of them started out as
students themselves. Utilize their knowledge to enhance yours.
Good students make the teaching easy and enjoyable for all parties concerned. Sessions will be tailored to student experience
A WORD ABOUT VOLUNTEERS
Numerous volunteers devote their spare time to make this
a safe and successful learning experience for you. No staﬀ
person or instructor is paid for his/her participation. Staﬀers and
instructors volunteer their time because of their love of the sport
and their desire to help club members—you—maximize the joys
of the ultimate driving experience. If you have a particularly
good experience with an instructor of staﬀer, please remember
to thank them for their help and to let one of the school organizers or the group leader at your tent know about it.
Doug observed that with the new understanding there
was enough apparent common ground to continue their
review. Eddie Funahashi and Wynne Smith will be their
point of contact for additional exchange of information.
FROM: Wynne Smith,
DATE: June 24, 2005
Membership Stats as 06/23/2005
Last Month’s Membership 66,137
Monthly % Change
Last Year’s Membership
Annual Net Gain (Loss)
Monthly Net Gain (Loss)
Annual % Change
New Members, 06/05
Oktoberfest: It’s right around the corner! You can
now sign up online on the BMW CCA Website to a�end
the club’s premier event Go to : Events > Oktoberfest
Meeting of the BMW CCA Board of Directors: Was
held June 3-5, 2004 in Portland, OR. The minutes are
out to the Board for approval and will be posted to the
website as soon as they have been approved.
Late in the day the guests in a�endance were offered the opportunity comment or asked questions of
the Board. Doug Goodrum, President of the Portland
ACA, took the opportunity to discuss their club’s history
regarding merging their membership in BMW CCA.
Their Chapter has reviewed the issue frequently
over the years, most recently in 2000. They always came
to the conclusion that it would not be ﬁnancially beneﬁcial and there it would require additional administrative resources. They have recently created a commi�ee
to revisit the issue again.
Having read a recent dra� of the BMW CCA operations manual, Doug had several questions and a discus-
Sco� Blazey presented a proposed by-law change.
The goal of the change would be to allow the Club the
ﬂexibility to modify its organizational and membership
structure to allow for non-geographic-based chapters.
This would further the strategic objectives of growing the
club and providing a home for BMW enthusiasts, including those enthusiasts whose interest is mainly expressed
through non-traditional—usually electronic—means.
The Board had only minor changes to the proposed
language. Sco� Blazey will discuss the background and
thrust of these changes in an upcoming President’s column in Roundel and then they will be put on the ballot
in January 2006 for membership approval.
Sunday morning the Board revisited the Club’s
strategic plan and discussed the Strategic Decision to
Expand and improve events and programs. The objective of this part of the plan is to develop an optimal mix
of national and regional events and programs that meet
the needs of our members. We are working to develop a
mission statement for all national and regional events to
be�er foster wider diversity and greater inclusiveness. In
that context, Mark Jon Calabrese will host a meeting with
Special Interest Groups (SIG) to discuss how the club can
work together with the SIGs to grow their events and
improve our events.
News From National
sion ensued covering some of the driving school minimum standards, insurance costs, membership dues, and
member services and beneﬁts.
The Wrench is on
hiatus this month.
It’ll be back in
Drive Us to Do Be�er!: You can help us improve
the BMW CCA experience by ﬁlling out a brief survey.
No personal data is gathered. We just want to hear your
opinions—the link to the survey is on the front page of
the www.bmwcca.org website.
BMW CCA Website: You may have noticed that when
you sign onto the newly redesigned website there is a
gallery of photos that change each time. We’re looking for
photos to use in this gallery. If you have a photo of your
car, or a recent BMW CCA event you’d like to share, please
email it to [email protected] Likewise, we sure
could use some video stream of a driving school—do you
have something great you’d like to see on the site?
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4343 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
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Golden Gate Chapter
BMW Car Club of America
909 Marina Village Parkway, #189
Alameda, CA 94501
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