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Summer is finally here! So many car-related choices, so little time

C. L. Harrison, NOCBMWCCA president

Well, our major event, the Memorial Day weekend Drivers’ School (HPDE) and Club Race, is behind us. And, while, we’re awaiting some outstanding expenses to finalize the event report, I can tell you that our attendance was lower than anticipated, which certainly made the Driving Events Committee (DEC) members review and analyze overall event expenditures and marketing. The DEC’s recommendations will serve as a discussion launch at the upcoming August Board meeting on how we plan future events and finances.

For those of you who want more information on what has to be considered for an HPDE and Club Race weekend, a sample budget statement is presented elsewhere in the newsletter. Let’s just say that there’s a lot more than just getting the date and showing up.

So, what’s on the schedule for the upcoming prime driving months? We’re so close to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix that you should at least take a few hours and visit one of the many events scheduled in July. Check both the official and Allegheny Chapter’s web sites for a full list of activities. If nothing else, meet up with members at the NEO Cars & Coffee session early Sunday morning, July 13, and make a quick trip to Pittsburgh International Race Complex (Pitt-Race) for some afternoon races.
The idea of group events continues into September with the Cleveland German Auto Show at Donauschwaben in North Olmsted and the Concours d’Elegance at Stan Hywet Hall. We’ve been asked to bring out our “garage queens” for the former event to co-mingle with our fellow northeastern German marques. And, of course, if you have some time to wander the manicured grounds of Stan Hywet enjoying the successor show to the Glenmoor Gathering, plan to do so. Locally, I have a short excursion drive in late September along part of the old Lincoln Highway to the historic Museum of Ceramics in East Liverpool with a side visit to the Fiesta china outlet as well as our annual brewery run in early October.

Jon Stupar and I have completed our review of the by-laws and code of regulations and are preparing suggested changes for Board review and approval. Look for a special vote email in late July; we need everyone’s response to implement the changes.

Finally, I have one more set of records to collect before I can start the compilation of the Chapter’s history and governance decisions. Creation of event checklists and timetables has already started.

Again if you enjoy the events we host and our enthusiasm for this marque, please consider volunteering some of your time and energy. Your Chapter’s good health and continued existence are dependent upon our combined efforts, as no one person can both steer and row the ship alone.

Keep the shiny side up!

C. L. Harrison, NOCBMWCCA president