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Hobbies - the things most of us would love to do as our day jobs, but don't for
one reason or another. Some hobbies are a constant throughout our lives while
others ebb and flow. A hobby can serve as a gateway to new hobbies.
For example, my love for all things automotive - wrenching, driving, and really
driving (motorsports) - was instrumental in allowing me to discover my love for
writing and photography.
The Venn Diagram of my automotive, writing, and photography hobbies
really took shape when I first submitted an article to this magazine about my
experience at the 2019 NCC Shenandoah HPDE. Writing articles led to wanting
to take better photos, which led to photography research that has improved my
skills (though I still have a lot to learn). I find it funny that I now look forward
to reading photography blogs in an effort to learn more, whereas five years ago
some of these topics would have put me to sleep. Similar to the excitement of
attending an HPDE, a tour, or a car show, when I've done a " photo shoot " I just
can't wait to get home to start processing the photos.
There are plenty of opportunities to fuel your automotive hobbies in our
great chapter of BMW CCA. Do you have an interest in writing and
photography? Submit an article and photos to der Bayerische! We love fresh
perspectives and writing styles. Do you like organizing events?
Reach out to NCC with your idea and volunteer to organize an event!
Todd Bacastow did just that and has organized some fantastic NCC virtual
events. Do you have an interest in racing? Attend HPDEs, improve your skills,
and attend a Club Race school! Remember the 2019 Shenandoah HPDE article
I referenced earlier? I attended that with my good friend Garret and it was his
first track day. Since then he has built a B-Spec Honda Fit and now competes
in wheel-to-wheel B-Spec races.
If the opportunity to take your passions or hobbies to the next level
presents itself, take it. If an opportunity doesn't present itself, reach out and be
the spark to start something. You'll be glad you did.
Mike Bevels
Co-editor
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