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NCC Sponsor Spotlight

Fairfax Service Center
By Mike Bevels

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elcome to the latest installment of National Capital Chapter (NCC) that day. Derrick's first experience at Fairfax Service Center involved an engine
Sponsor Spotlight; a series of articles that gives der Bayerische (dB) replacement for his '92 535i, which amassed 378,000 miles before he retired it.
readers a closer look at our sponsors. In this issue we will learn more Derrick enjoys "talking shop" with Reese and Maryam when he brings his cars
about Fairfax Service Center - an NCC sponsor dating back to 1992!
in for work and says they often discuss what other jobs can be performed "while
I had the pleasure of meeting with the owners of Fairfax Service Center, they're in there" to take care of preventative maintenance items. Derrick sounds
Reese and Maryam Sherbaf, on a pleasant Saturday morning in June. As I like he'd be right at home with the NCC Do-It-Yourself (DIY) program, since
walked through the main entrance into the customer waiting area, it was very proper preventative maintenance is a core concept of the NCC DIY program.
apparent that Reese and Maryam are big fans of the roundel based on the And on the topic of DIY, Fairfax Service Center has hosted and supported a
wonderful display of BMW, MINI, and Dinan collectibles. Continuing through number of NCC DIY events over the years.
the customer waiting area into the garage, I was very impressed with the layout,
Fairfax Service Center isn't limited to just performing restorations,
organization, cleanliness, and variety of both classic and modern BMWs.
diagnostics, repairs, and maintenance; they also are proud to be an authorized
Reese showed me his 1972 2002 project car which was undergoing a full Dinan Performance Center. In fact, they have hosted an event during which
restoration as well as a customer's E31 850ci which was receiving a new clutch Mr. Dinan visited to present and discuss the lineup of Dinan products. Reese
(yes, it was manual E31 850ci!), a new
shared that in addition to the many
rear main seal, and some other
Dinan products they install and service,
maintenance items. In a "small world"
they've also removed an E60 M5's V-10
moment, I recognized the red '87 E30
engine, shipped it to Dinan to be bored
325is that I almost bought five years
and stroked, and reinstalled the
ago, which after changing hands a
engine, which then made over 650hp
couple of times is now back with its
on the dyno.
original owner and is being serviced at
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting
Fairfax Service Center.
both Reese and Maryam (and Derrick!),
During my visit, I had the
sharing our car enthusiast stories,
opportunity to chat with Derrick Hatten,
"talking shop", and taking a tour of
a customer of Fairfax Service Center
Fairfax Service Center. If you need
since the early 2000s. Derrick has
work done on your classic or modern
been a BMW CCA member since 1999,
BMW, MINI, or Mercedes-Benz, Fairfax
and he has owned a number of cool
Service Center has you covered.
BMWs, such as his beautiful Dinan (Top) Reese and Maryam stand in front of their shop. (Above) FSC's fleet Please see their website at
E39 540i which was in for service of E46 loaner cars.
http://fairfaxservicecenter.com/.

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