I am organizing an independent east coast gathering for Z3 and M Coupes here in Charlotte on July 6-8, 2012. This is the first event of it's kind on the east coast. The event is called "Der Schuh Syndikat". The unique German name pays homage to a major European BMW event: BMW Syndikat-Asphaltfieber, which takes place every year near Obermehler, Germany. http://www.syndikat-asphaltfieber.de . Ironically, and totally coincidentally, Der Schuh Syndikat 2012 meet is taking place on the same weekend as the German event. The “Drive for 65” is an active effort to set a new record for a coupe gathering. 65 Z3/M Coupes in one location has never happened; at least not since leaving the factory. Dorkfest (a similar meet on the West Coast) is also trying to break this record later this summer. So a friendly East-vs-West challenge is underway. Please tell every Z3/M Coupe owner you know about this event! The event will kick off on Friday evening at The Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte North. We’ll start around 5 with a pizza social during registration. Saturday will be a full day –We’ll leave the hotel about 815 am. Spaces are reserved for us at Charlotte Cars and Coffee – one of the Charlottes largest cruise-in type events. We’ll roll out about 11am and head down the road to Indian Trail, NC and CES Motorsport, a local BMW Tuning shop. We’ll have lunch there. There will displays and demos, plus there’s a special deal going on the Dyno that involves a Horsepower and Torque contest. http://www.cesmotorsport.com We’ll leave CES around 5, then drive to a location for a group photo. Then it’s on to dinner at The Waldhorn German Restaurant in Pineville, NC. We’ve got their banquet room reserved for dinner and awards. We will have an event photographer on hand the whole day to capture everything. Online event registration will open in the next week or so. In the mean-time, people can reserve their hotel room. Hilton has given us a great rate and a dedicated reservations page: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/e...CLTNHGI-DSS-20120706/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG You can also call the hotel at 704-597-9428 , and use the rate code: “DSS” I should note that this is a NOT-for-profit event. The event will be funded through registration fees plus a little bit of outside help..While I hesitate to call it a charity event, I have pledged that any money left over after the bills are paid will be donated to Charity. To get connected: http://www.Facebook.com/schuhsyndikat Website- http://www.SchuhSyndikat.org or feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org Regards, Eric Peck Huntersville,NC PS - actively seeking stuff to give away to our participants! If your business could benefit from exposure to a group of Coupe enthusiasts, please contact me!