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■ A crowd gathers around the new iX. Photo by Mike Bevels.
it out of storage and showing it
explained he had to change the oil
and gas to make sure it would start
and run. The S38 is the first BMW
M six-cylinder sold in the US.
It was in the M5 I owned for many
years, so it brought back good
memories. It looked like a proper
engine, all metal, with 'BMW M
Power' cast into the aluminum valve
cover. "
With CCA members, BMW NA
representatives, and VDC staff all so
passionate about BMWs, it's no
wonder why this event was such a
success, though success just didn't
fall out of the sky or happen
overnight. There was a great deal of
persistence, planning, and that's
right, more passion, that brought
this event to fruition.
NCC President and East Coast
Governor of the M Chapter, Paul
Seto, was the driving force behind
BMW NA and CCA partnering on
this event. Paul said, " This event
was over eight years in the making.
What really solidified BMW NA
getting fully on board was our M
chapter discussions during O'Fest
2021 and planning the Amelia
Island Concours event in early
2022. Working directly with
Hagerty and Tom Plucinsky's team,
Alex Schmuck and Jay Hanson,
we were able to put together a big
celebration at the Amelia Island
Concours for the 50th anniversary
of BMW M. We provided a turnkey
solution and accomplished securing
50 CCA cars onto the show field
with representation of almost every
M car produced. Needless to say,
we crushed that event. I got their go
ahead for the VDC event and they
put me in touch with Tim O'Brien,
BMW NA's M Brand Manager.
We discussed several format possibilities
and even met with other
BMW executives at the Daytona 24
Hours race including Frank Van
Meel, CEO of BMW M, and Timo
Reach, VP of Sales/Brand of BMW
M. At the end of the day, Alex and
Tim were the two pushing for this
event, and their support to provide
the M and EV product expertise
solidified the format. "
So there you have it, a little
" Behind the Music " regarding this
epic event. A heartfelt thanks goes
out for the hard work, support, and
zeal of Paul Seto, Tim O'Brien, John
Kelly, Cesar Castaneda, Adam
Sacher, Jay Hanson, Angela
Adams-Bauer, Allison Geho, Tony
Santos, Tracey Davis, the VDC staff
supporting the event, NCC volunteers,
and everyone else involved
turning this dream into a reality.
■ (From the Left) NCC members Marlon Spencer and Jeff Ramage sit in an M240i. Photo by Mike Bevels. Aisha Holmes and Timothy Johnson of the
Baltimore VDC. Photo by Scott Santos.
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