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NCC Volunteer Spotlight
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Doug Verner

ecently, I had the pleasure of spending a couple of
hours with Doug Verner at his home in suburban
Maryland. The first impression (ok, the second
impression) I got was that Doug really enjoys improving his home. He had the entire rear of the house
veneered in stone. Each slab is different, roughly one
square foot and one inch thick. The enclosed barbecue area between the house and the garage is the same
- veneered in stone with a flagstone patio; the barbecue area is also covered by a corrugated metal roof so
as to make that entire area fireproof. (However, Doug
says that it's hotter than blazes in there during midsummer cookouts.) Doug plans to double or triple the
area of the flagstone patio behind the garage, and
create a campsite-style fire pit so as to provide his
grand-children an ample place to play and socialize
during cookouts.
The first impression I got was that Doug really
enjoys his cars and his garage. The garage started out
as a two-car enclosure when the house was built in
1988. Since then, Doug had a local contractor extend
the garage by 200% with a no-truss v-gabled roof.

January I February

By Jack Raymond

The garage now has sufficient room to store his 2005
E46 M3. And his 1999 E36/8 Z3 M Coupe. And his
2008 E92 M3. And his 1929 Ford Model A Special
Coupe. The 2004 manual-transmission X3 and the
2011 X6 live in the driveway in front of the garage.
Doug has been a BMW Club member for many
years and a car enthusiast practically his entire life.
He is currently NCC's program head for ///M Club Days
and also plays a supporting role to Steven Schlossman
with our website. Let's get on with the interview.
dB: How did you first become involved with NCC
BMW CCA?

Doug: I became a BMW CCA member in 1983 right
after purchasing my E21 320i. After a year in the
Austin, Texas chapter, I moved back to Maryland and
joined the National Capital Chapter. I participated in
(Top) This 1999 E36/8 Z3 provided Doug with a number of drivers' schools at Summit Point, tech
his email namesake: EstorilBlueMCoupe. sessions, DIY events, and social activities for several
(Above) The 1940s-era Bevador is a beer cooler years. While family and work schedules took most of
that will hold eleven cases.
my time between the late 80s and early 2000s, I still

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