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2019 Calendar


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Russ Collins
April 6
11:00 AM -
BMW Spring Fling: Clean-Up and Grill Out

On Saturday, April 6, Jay and Julie Seitz will host our club at their home for this event. This is a day-long, drop-in to socialize with other owners, clean-up your car for spring and grill out!

The hosts will supply the place, hoses, some chairs, inside shop for waxing/buffing, Coca-Cola beverages, including bottled water, grills and some BBQ for sharing.

What you should bring:

  • Car washing supplies
  • Your favorite adult beverage.
  • A potluck item - sign up at https://www.PerfectPotluck.com/YKDE8140
  • Anything you want to grill for a late afternoon meal
  • Fold-up chairs
  • Sunscreen and hats

There may be a limit to the number of cars, so please sign up on the Potluck website, which will count as your RSVP. You will find the location and map on the Potluck site as well: https://www.PerfectPotluck.com/YKDE8140

Reach out to Julie Seitz at juseitz850@att.net if you have any questions.

Julie Seitz
April 26
April 28
RoadtwisterZ Spring Drive

RoadtwisterZ (run by Steve Mimbs) is a sibling BMW Z group. They are hosting a Spring Drive in Franklin, NC Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28. Steve always finds great roads and runs a top notch drive.

Host Hotel: Hampton Inn in Franklin, NC. 244 Cunningham Rd.

Call the Hotel directly to get the group rate. Phone # is 828-369-0600. Ask for the group block for April 26 to April 28. Room rates are $100.80 for King and $119.70 for Queen. Total with taxes for King is $113.65 and for Queen is $134.96.

Steve says, "Looking forward to a good weekend. The hotel has been updated since we were there three years ago. They have a great staff."

After you make your reservations, please let Steve Mimbs know.

Steve Mimbs
April 28
Welcome the 2019 Z4 M40i (G29) at United BMW of Roswell

We're working with the GM at United BMW of Roswell to set up an event to welcome the new 2019 (G29) Z4 M40i at the dealership at the end of April. Our goal is to show up with as many Zs as possible to show everyone how excited we are about our BMW Z-Series cars and the newest addition to the Z family. We'll publish event details after we get things worked out, but the general plan is to have:

  • Designated Z-only parking area for us
  • We'd like to have a collection of different Z models to surround the G29 Z4. Some combination of Z3's (Roadster/Coupe/M), E85 Z4's (Roadster/Coupe/M), E89 Z4's (Roadster/Coupe/M).
  • Tentatively - BMW giveaways
  • Tentatively - BMW to provide breakfast food

As time gets a little closer, I'll be soliciting a list of those who would be interested in spiffing up their Zs for one of the "escort" spots surrounding the G29 Z4. Depending on responses, the decision as to which Z's occupy those spots may come down to coin tosses, dice rolls, or executive decision. ;-)

Russ Collins
June 9
June 30
Newfoundland 2019

Greg & Linda Paul are in the preliminary planning stage for a 3 week Z drive to Newfoundland in June 2019 with a few days at ZFEST 2019 on the return leg. Tentative dates are June 9 through June 30 (as dictated by ferry crossing schedules, etc). At this stage of planning, they need to get an idea of how many folks would be interested. They need 5 - 10 commitments (cars) to make this epic adventure a "Go!".

This isn't the Paul's first organized drive to Nova Scotia/Newfoundland. They are veterans. Their trips are really well planned and executed with every detail including ferry crossings and some really cool lodging accommodations. Alycia and I had the pleasure of traveling with them to Newfoundland in 2015 and we had a blast!

If you are interested, please contact Greg@AtlantaZ3.com right away. Note that space is limited and they need to start making reservations now.

Greg Paul
June 14
Jzilla Track Day

Attend the "Esses of Summer" at the legendary Road Atlanta course in Braselton on Friday, June 14. Yes, Friday! Request your vacation time from work now! It's $285 for six 20-minute sessions. This is a great price to drive at a fabulous facility AND they offer instructors. Discovery Parts will be on site with their equipment trailer and they always have helmets available for rent.


Here's the link to register: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/jzilla-esses-of-summer-road-atlanta-trackdays-900166

Please let Ainsley know if you have any questions or need any assistance.

Ainsley says, "I've already submitted my registration... what are you waiting for? ;)"

Ainsley Jacobs
June 24
June 30
ZFEST 2019 - Blacksburg, VA

ZFEST 2019 will be held in Blacksburg, Virginia. The host hotel (The Inn at Virginia Tech) has already booked all of the initially reserved rooms but as of June 14, 2018, there were still a few rooms left at $179/night with 5 night minimum stay. If interested, call (540) 231-8000 and reference ZSCCA ZFEST 2019 to get the discounted rate.

Because demand has exceeded the ZSCCA's expectations, the ZSCCA has arranged a discounted rate at Hyatt Place Blacksburg just across the street from the host hotel. Call Hyatt Place at: (540) 552-7500 and reference ZSCCA ZFEST 2019 to get the discounted rate of $119/night.

Please visit ZFEST.com for information about this big annual event. Event registration is not yet open but stay tuned.

Visit ZFEST.com
October 17
October 20
20th Anniversary Atlanta Z3/Z4 Ken's Fall Colors Drive

Make your reservations now to attend the 20th Anniversary Atlanta Z3/Z4 Fall Colors Drive in Maggie Valley, NC. Our host motel is the Creekside Lodge. Reservations can be had by calling 1-800-621-1260. Tell them you are with the Atlanta BMW Z group (or mention my name) to get the discounted room rate.

Note that we have extended the dates to run from Thursday afternoon through Sunday this year. Since this is our 20th fall drive, we're cooking up something a little bigger this year. We'll be sending out information when we get things worked out.

After making your reservations please EMAIL me so we know you're coming. There will be a per car registration fee. Stay tuned for more details as the time gets closer but get your lodging reservations in now.

Russ Collins
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