Notes from the Secretary:

Hello Club Members,

The Sonora Chapter Board meeting was held February 7.  The Annual Dinner at Reforma was a great event, with perfect weather to enjoy the members’ car show in the courtyard.  Great appetizers, food and giveaway items combined with a silent auction meant everyone should have left with something.  Finally, the Auto Appraisal presentation was both interesting and informative.  The February 8 Thursday night dinner was held at Little Anthony’s Diner.  The next event planned for February 25 is a fun Road Rally that will be run in Tucson, ending at the Guadalajara Grill on Prince Rd.  No experience required, it should run about 2 hrs.  If you don’t want to Rally, feel free to meet up at the restaurant around 3:30-4pm for an early dinner.  Thursday night dinners will continue on the second Thursday of each month, the next will be March 8.  Look forward to another catered event in June, and we’re also planning another driving event.

As usual, look for e-mail announcements of these and upcoming events.  Have a favorite restaurant in your part of town?  Feel free to recommend a dinner venue to anyone on the board, we’d love to hear from you.

Hope to see you at a dinner or upcoming event.  Feel free to attend a Board meeting too,  the next one will be on April 4; they are listed on the events calendar.

Welcome New Members, January 2018

Please welcome the Sonora Chapters newest members:
(Listed in order of joining our chapter)
Connie Tees
Jose L. Padilla-Soto
J.R. Babu
Brian Ulmer
Thomas Borkovec
Susan Neitzel
Eric Wentzel
Adam Messersmith
Jason Crossett
Walt Hutchings
Kent Miller
Newbies, we hope to see you soon. You will receive a BMW poster when you make yourself known to any of our Board Members at one of our events.
Charles Davis
Membership Chair, Sonora Chapter BMWCCA

Road Rally

February 25 – Meet at 1 PM, South East corner of Lowe’s Parking Lot, 4075 W Ina Rd, West of Thornydale

Driver’s meeting – 1:15 PM
Rally End – 3:30 to 4:00 pm at Guadalajara Grill, 1220 E. Prince Rd., Followed by Trophies, Food/Drink.

What is it?

It’s a driving event / competition based on following a printed list of route instructions to stay on the correct course while maintaining exact average speeds.  The route is all public roads and all instructed speeds are at or below the posted speed limit.  Each car has a driver and a navigator who reads the instructions.  No other passengers are allowed.  Checkpoints along the route will record each car’s time of arrival.  The car that follows the course precisely and maintains the speeds most accurately will be closest to the calculated perfect times and will be the winner!  Trophies will be awarded.

Will it be fun?

Of course it will!  The roads will be fun to drive and the instructions will be very easy to follow.  The actual driving time will be less than 2 hours.  We’ll end at the Guadalajara Grill to compare notes, present trophies, and socialize.

All club members are welcome to join the fun at Guadalajara Grill even if you missed out on the rally! Click the link below to RSVP.

Enter Now to Reserve Your Place!

There is no entry fee!  The rally is open to all members of BMWCCA.  There will be a limit of 20 cars so register ASAP.

If you have questions, please email the rally master, Dave Becker, at

Click to Register for Rally or RSVP for Dinner

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