Our Car Of Your Dreams raffle was a topic at the recent BMW CCA Board meeting, held in conjunction with the Chapter Congress in Dallas. You might think that CCA Board members might not care all that much about the raffle, since they are not eligible to win anything. I, too, am ineligible—but I am always excited by the raffle, partly because I always wonder if other people’s dreams are the same as mine.
January 3, 2014: A new baby Doersen entered the world. We named her Winter—and then the polar vortex arrived, plunging large swaths of the North American continent into a persistent, deep cold. Coincidence? Perhaps, but I don’t really believe in such things, and neither do my car-loving friends, who have watched as day after icy day the winter weather endures.
“May you live in interesting times” is a Chinese proverb (or maybe it’s a curse). Of course, there may seem to be a dearth of “interesting” things going on at any given time, but if you were to push the fast-forward button on life, you’d look back and wish you could have some of those bland periods back.
Because I’m a new member of the Roundel Weekly team, many of you may not know much about me. I first became a BMW CCA member back in 1999, but I didn’t purchase my first BMW until 2010. The story behind that car will tell you just how dedicated and passionate I am about the brand.
Twenty years ago, BMW brought over the U.S. version of the E36 M3. It was wildly successful; even though it lacked the more powerful Euro M engine, its 240 horses were more than enough power to inspire a generation of driving enthusiasts.