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■ (Above) Vintage cars received their own row of parking spaces. Photo by Steve Tenney.
BMW CCA M Chapter President Esteban Valentin. Valentin and I have been
coordinating on various BMW-related stories over the past year, yet we had
never met in person until this event. Valentin and his friend, Elmer Ramos,
flew in from Florida to take delivery of a fellow club member's X3 and drive
it back. When scheduling a weekend to make the trip, it made sense to time
it with Passport's Oktoberfest.
As Valentin left at the end of the day, he said, " Cars and Coffee was
great. I really liked the reserved spaces for the vintage lineup; new cars are
always nice to see, but I love the vintage cars. The food and drinks were
great too, but being able to see people in person, face-to-face, you can't
beat that. It's great that you have a dealer that supports the club like this,
because that doesn't happen everywhere. "
Valentin's friend, Ramos, added, " Like many events, I enjoy meeting
the people-people that share the same passion. We find commonality
and we make friendships that continue to grow. If you look at me and
Esteban, you'd think we've been friends for ten years, but we've only known
each other for a year. Those types of relationships, apart from the cars, are
the things that stick with you and that you remember. "
While I met a number of first-timers (like myself) at Passport's
Oktoberfest, there were a number of Oktoberfest veterans as well.
Steve Tenney, a BMW CCA member since the early 1970s, brought his
2016 M4 GTS. Steve said, " I've been attending Passport's Oktoberfest for
■ (From the Left) Chris Wootten's E92 M3. M cars received a special section of dedicated parking spaces. Photo by Steve Tenney.
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