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the people. From the club members
who come and drive with us, to the
instructors at the Performance Center,
to the CCA Headquarters and
Foundation staff and volunteers in the
Greenville area, to the owners and staff
at the restaurants and local attractions,
it's the people that make this program
a fun and successful event. I've met
hundreds of new friends through this
program and the BMW CCA, and that's
what makes it all worthwhile.
dB: What changes would you like to
see in ///M Club Day or in the chapter
as a whole?
Doug: I'd like to see more people get
involved in both. As the largest chapter in the BMW CCA, we are really a
small business. But we don't operate
on sales and profits, we run on events
and the volunteers who conduct them
for all of us to enjoy. New people,
fresh ideas, and more hands-on help
will keep our chapter humming along
well into the future. And, as with all of
our chapter volunteers, I'm always
looking for someone to become my
successor as ///M Club Day
Coordinator.
dB: How would newcomers become
involved?
Doug: Raise your hand, send an email,
make a phone call, come to an event,
attend a Board meeting - on Zoom or
in person - just step up and say you
want to help out. That's all it takes.
That's what each of our current NCC
volunteers has done.
Pre-COVID, we were putting on
about 130 events per year. We are
always looking for people to help out
and get involved. Come out to an
event that interests you and become
one of our newest chapter volunteers!
dB: Tell us a little about your current
(or previous) cars.
Doug: Well, my first car in high school
was a 1925 Ford Model T one-ton
panel-body truck, with 20 horsepower,
a planetary transmission, and a

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digress.
I've owned eight BMWs since 1982:
- '83 E21 320i - long gone, but not
forgotten
- '87E30 325e - rock-solid engine
- '93 E36 318i - I drove it over
280,000 miles
- '99 E36/8 M Coupe The Clownshoe!
- '04 E83 X3 - with manual transmission
- '05 E46 M3 Dinan S2 - SMG,
which I love to drive
- '08 E92 M3 - the V-8 powered car
that does everything very well
- '11 E71 X6 - great highway cruiser
and very cool design
Oh, and a 1929 Ford Model A
Special Coupe with rumble seat. They
are all fun and all do different things
for different situations.

(Above) Doug's 2005 E46 M3 Dinan Stage 2.

dB: What is your favorite movie in the
car, car-chase, heist, or racing-related
genre?
Doug: My favorite racing movie is
Grand Prix (1966); the runner-up is
LeMans (1971).
My favorite car chase movie is
Bullitt (1968); the runner-up is The
French Connection (1971).
I saw all these films when they
were originally released in theaters
and they all had pretty spectacular
cars and car chases for their time.
By today's standards, they don't have
the sophisticated camera work or
special effects of today's flashy car
movies, but that's what still endears
them to me.

(Above) The 2008 E92 M3 in Silverstone.

dB: What else would you like to
convey to our readers?
Doug: I have a lot of fun driving
BMWs and being with people who
own them. Thanks for letting me hang
out with all of you.
dB: Thanks for your time!
Doug: You're welcome.

(Above) The grandkids love to sit in the rumble seat of the 1929 Ford Model
A Special Coupe.

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