"I am a true believer that passion is what moves people to do more, better and greater things. Cliché as it may sound, when people are honestly passionate about something, there is virtually no limit to what they can achieve. Passion is what started the M Gruppe and what moves it forward. It is also what pushes me and the team to want this community to be an ever closer and tighter group of ///M enthusiasts who want to share their common passion with like-minded individuals - even when that means simply parking together and hanging out for coffee on a Saturday morning. We have a unique membership and, out of this group, come the men and women who want to go the extra mile and be part of the M Gruppe team, helping ‘steer the car’ in its journey into the future."
Area Directors wanted in most US states and metro areas. We have Gruppers in 21 countries, and are also open to establishing Area Director positions abroad.
Adriana’s love for cars started when she was about 3 years old, and would ‘help’ her father wash and wax his cars. The love for cars just grew from there. She started to drive when she was 14 (manuals only). The passion for BMW M cars developed from a long history with BMWs that started in Germany in the mid 90s. Adriana’s experience in the car enthusiast world in the US started with the Houston Chater BMW CCA in the mid 2000s where she served for several years as Social Events Chairperson and later as VP. In the early 2010s Adriana co-managed the former Houston ///M Club, culminating in the creation of the then Texas M Gruppe (Dec/2015) with Chris White who a year later left to start a different group. Adriana has done multiple Euro Deliveries and the current BMW stable includes E9, 3.0CS, E30 325is, E30 M3, E31 850 CSi German import, E64 M6, F82 GTS, F90 M5, F91 M8C. Previous BMWs included E36 325i, E46 330cic, E39 525iT, E67 745i, E53 X5, E63 645ci, E67 750i, E64 650, 4x F12 M6, F06 B7. Adriana cherishes both the heritage and modern cars, and believes that BMW M owners should first and foremost know about the rich history behind the BMW M brand, and how to properly handle their cars. She supports formal training, a belief she brings to the M Gruppe. Adriana has participated in many high performance training courses such as M Performance schools in SC, M Performance Driving at the Circuit of the Americas and the mother of all tracks, the Nordschleife Performance training at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife with BMW M Germany. Adriana professional background was in the upstream side of the oil & gas industry. She holds a Business degree from Norway, a Safety Engineering degree from University of Texas at Arlington and an MBA from Tulane University.
Vaughn has 22 years of professional business & IT experience, in both consulting and industry. He has worked extensively in international locations, in multiple lines of business, including supply chain, energy, distribution, retail, & manufacturing, in established and start-up organizations. Vaughn has a BBA from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. He’s currently a Director of Technology at a global consulting organizatoin. Vaughn has been a two-wheeler rider since the age of 7, graduating to multiple track days and amateur racing. In 2011, Vaughn discovered the E93 M3 cabriolet - the closest performance vehicle he could find that echoes an open-air spor bike. In January 2012, he took delivery of his gorgeous Le Mans Blue Metallic at the BMW Welt. The M3 has turned over 150,000 amazing miles, 22 track days, 9 driving events and hours and hours of fun. It has led the parade lap at 3 MotoGPs at the Circuit of the Americas, poetically blending his passion for BMW M and motorcycles!
Arslan has always been fascinated by cars from the time he could speak growing up in London.. Fast forward to 1990, he moved to NJ and was the owner of an engine remanufacturing business while also attending college. The car itch was inherited from his father who bought a new performance car every Aug 1st. There have always been BMWs in the household since 1984 and that continues with his passion starting with an E21, E30, E36, E53, E36/8 (a 2001 S54 M Coupe), E91, F31 and now F80 Comp. Pack. The M Coupe sleeps in the garage most days with the F80 serving as a daily. Lime Rock Park is Arslan’ s home track with the highlight being a graduate of the Skip Barber Racing School (Sebring). Arslan has been published in the Roundel and Bimmer magazines for various BMW events hosted at BMW Manufacturing and BMW NA. Representing the NYC area, he is active in the engagement of unique drives and photo opportunities.
Steve was born in Fort Worth (TX) the son of an Air Force test pilot and a addicted to cars since he was very young. Steve was fortunate to attend high school in Germany when the 1965 Ford GT40’s and the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe's raced for the first time at the 1000 km Rennen at the Nürburgring. He watched the race from the 7th km turn as John Surtees won by a large margin in the #1 blood red Ferrari. If he was in love with cars before then, at that time he became totally hooked on racing and fast cars. Steve currently drives a 2013 E92 Dinan M3 6 speed and loves it. He has raced Porsche GT3, won three BMW CCA regional championships and two National runner-ups in his red and yellow E30 M3. More recently Steve raced his M3 E46 to a wins at MSR Cresson. He also club raced with BMW CCA, NASA and was a high speed instructor for BMW, Porsche and Drivers Edge. Steve and his wife live in Katy (TX) with their youngest son (Ben, 28), who is a basketball and softball player for the Katy Special Olympics. Their oldest son (Matthew, 30), lives in north Texas after being discharged from the US Army. Steve has been a lifelong Cowboys fan and a very proud member of the M Gruppe. Steve adds: “BMW’s have been in our household for many years and always will be!”
Christi Redfearn is a third-generation janitor - she helps run her family’s 36-year-old commercial cleaning business heading up marketing, business strategy, training, and sustainability across 12 markets. Her family is looking to her to run the company when her father decides to retire. Christi’s racing fever started with her dad. He drag raced motorcycles in his youth and carried it all through Christi’s childhood. She grew up spending her weekends at drag strips. In college, she joined a sports car club and realized there was more to racing than elapsed times and top speeds. Christi instructs at a few HPDE events each year and is now competing with her husband, David Record, in SCCA and NASA events with their 2003 BMW 330 Spec E46 race car (built by Classic BMW) and wants to help more women get into the sport. Christi has had a long history with M cars, starting with her 2006 E46 M3. She’s had an E90 M3, an E60 M5, but had to return to her roots with the F80 M3 she currently drives. Her kids are named after race car drivers and are getting a proper education in all things cars and racing.
Cars have always played an outsized role in Andrew’s life. Growing up in Connecticut, he had a large collection of Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars as a child. His first daily driver was a 1977 Chevy Nova V8 three speed manual; the car he drove while in college was a 1979 Triumph Spitfire and his car in law school was a 1981 Mazda RX7. Andrew’s bought his first BMW in 1997, a 1991 E34 M5 which he still owns today. Andrew used that M5 to bring his son Stephen home from the hospital and 17 years later, Stephen became a full-fledged member of the M Gruppe with his own 2004 E46 M3. When not driving one of his four BMW’s, Andrew is an in-house attorney for a large oil field services and manufacturing company based in Houston, TX.
Ali loved speed from the moment he was born. Prior to his first birthday he already had seen the M3 differential fluid being replaced. By the age of 3, he could differentiate between car models and list specific ones. Already at a very young age Ali had the attention span to learn the inner workings of an engine. He has a wide collection of model cars, a work in progress. As a gifted and talented student, speed always fascinated him in learning. He has discovered many ways to gain knowledge about cars and is never tired to learn more. Go Karting, remote control cars, racing games, Lego robotics, Car Art are some of his hobbies – but cars & coffee and car meets are his favorite pass time. He also films and edits videos for M Gruppe Juniors as well. Following is the list of BMW M cars adored by Ali has experienced from the research stage, test driving, purchase and enjoyment: E46 M3, E90 M3, F82 M4, E39 M5, yet another E39 M5, and F06 M6.
Ali's neighbors and swim coaches reach out to him for car advice, especially as it relates to which car model to buy. From features to performance you name it, Ali is on top of it, knowing more than many adult enthusiasts in terms of car information. His Kindergarten dream was to build a “W18 engine to be “faster than Bugatti” though he laughs about it now. The love for BMW M started from the first M Car (M5) Ali could experience. The passion just grew more with time. Now he is always on the lookout for the new M car and what BMW has to offer. There is definitely more to come in the future as his journey is just starting!
Jim's passion for cars is passed down from his father.The earliest memories of riding in cars were in a Morgan +4 and a Jag 420 Sedan. His own first car was a Jensen Healey Mk I when all his friends were driving pickups or American muscle cars (those friends did teach him to respect and admire each person’s taste so long as they were truly into their ride). His first exposure to BMW was his girlfriend’s 318i. Both turned into long term love affairs as he married the girl and has owned his own BMW ever since including among others an e31 850i and now an e63 M6. Jim has been involved in technology and ecommerce for over 15 years helping hundreds of retailers succeed online.
Northeast Region (NE) CT, DC, DE, MA, ME, MD, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV
Igor has always been passionate about cars, from playing with toy cars at a young age to helping his father and grandfather take care of their cars. After moving to US in 1999, and while going to school, Igor worked for a local performance shop familiarizing his way through sound and security systems and car modification. Now a business owner, he still prefers to spend his time with his cars, doing everything between making sure they are absolutely spotless to modifying them. In 2011 Igor acquired his first BMW, an Alpine White 7 series, which was followed by another Alpine White 6 series Gran Coupe in 2014. Currently he owns a Donington Grey X5M and a Mineral White M4 F83 competition package. In his free time Igor enjoys riding his Yamaha R1, Yamaha FX-SHO Waverunner, off-roading in his Polaris RZR 1000 and contributing to the M Gruppe.
Dmitry has been in the Philadelphia region since 1990. He is currently employed as a Senior Services Deliver manager at a Major Software Company. Along with his computer habits Dmitry developed a strong passion for cars and tuning in his teens. His first step into the tuning world was with JDM vehicles, and after many successful projects on that platform his enthusiasm turned to the Euro space. He currently has 1 out of 577 produced 6 speed manual F10 M5's in the world, in a Monte Carlo Blue. He is already pushing that platform further than he ever did in his previous builds. Outside of being a car enthusiast, Dmitry is an avid skier having traveled to and skied many of the worlds top mountains. Dmitry and his wife also enjoy traveling the world, and are always looking for the next adventure.
Hailing out of the New York City borough of Queens, Anis has been around the block. That is to say his car ownership career started with a Kia, moved onto a couple of Subaru’s, dabbled in a bit of Audi, tasted the AMGs and now has found his home amongst the ///Ms. Quite an interesting history. When he’s not out looking for ///M badges on non ///M cars Anis is giving it his all at a charity very near and dear to his heart as their Director of Music and Special Projects called The Songs of Love Foundation. They create free personalized, one-of-a-kind songs for sick children and teens in hospitals nationwide free of charge. No, Anis is not singing on the songs (thank goodness). Years ago he saw a E36/8, lovingly called the Clownshoe and just had to have one. . . only if he can fit in it. As luck would have it he fits just right and loves the ///M Coupe. A couple track days and fun drives for no reason has solidified that love for the Clownshoe.
Chuck was a Grammy and Gold and Platinum Record and Grammy Award winning recording engineer who retired from the music business and founded a Manhattan based IT Services Company. He splits his time between homes on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Lime Rock, CT. Chuck has had an interest in cars as long as he can remember. When a young boy in Rochester, NY Chuck went with his family on a trip that took him through Watkins Glen, NY on what happened to be a race weekend. That fascinated Chuck who decided, there and then, that sports cars were just about “the coolest things in the world”. In the 1960s as a young auto enthusiast he attended Formula One, Trans Am and Can Am races at The Glen. Years later, returning to Watkins Glen as a racer himself, some of the drivers he had watched race became friends of his, notably Peter Argetsinger, Sam Posey, Skip Barber and John Fitch. Chuck is a member of the Lime Rock Drivers Club, the Glen Club (Watkins Glen), and the Madison Avenue Sports Car Driving and Chowder Society. Through his membership in these clubs, Chuck got to meet a number of prominent members of the automotive community including Sam Posey, Eliot Forbes Robinson, Wayne Carini, Janet Guthrie, Edsel Ford 2nd, John Edwards (BMW Team RLL) , Sir Stirling Moss, Carroll Shelby, Bob Tullius, Judy Stropus, Brock Yates, Vic Elford, Will Turner, Bobby Allison, Jeff Gordon, Will Turner, John Morton, and many others. His currently M passion is a convertible M4 that sits alongside other cars in the collection. Over the years he has owned a number of interesting cars including a Bug Eye Sprite, a 1954 Jaguar XK120, a 1959 Jaguar Mark IX, an Alfa 2000 Spider Touring among others.
Brian is an advocate car enthusiasm. He has had a long and deep rooted passion for BMW. One of the things that attracted him to the brand was the history of the Motorsports division. He currently on his first M car, a 2020 M2 Competition. Brian's career path for the past 25 years has been is Information Technology where is currently occupies a position of Executive Engineer. Brian is a big geek at heart and his love for technology and cars goes hand-in-hand. Brian also loves car detailing. He has a dedicated washbay at his home and can do pro level automobile detailing. Brian has many hobbies, one of which is working out, being active, eating healthy, traveling, playing games and, of course, his cars.
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Southeast Region (SE) AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN
Lucas is a Houston-born-and-raised Brazilian-American, who attended Cornell University to pursue a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Already a car enthusiast by the time he was applying, he knew he wanted to pursue project team work for the school’s Formula SAE design team. While completing his Bachelors and Masters, Lucas spent four years on the “car team”, with most of his time dedicated to suspension design, and the occasional stint in the car. His success in suspension component design led him to a leadership position on the suspension team, which dovetailed into his leadership of the entire chassis team. His passion for high performance vehicles, along with the skills he developed on the team launched his career in aircraft design. Lucas moved to Greensboro, NC and joined Honda Aircraft Company as an Engineer for Hydraulics, Brakes, and Landing Gear Systems. It was at this time that he made the jump to an M2 Competition and joined the M Gruppe and its Motorsports Council. After securing the M2C, he began attending HPDE events in the area, improving his skills developed in the Formula car, and with sights set on becoming an instructor-caliber driver. Lucas has been in Greensboro for a few years now, and has since taken on a new role as Engineering Project Manager for new aircraft development at Honda, while still continuing to push himself and his ///M on the circuit.
Jaco is South African and growing up he dreamed of being a car designer but with limited opportunities for that in South Africa he followed Gordon Murray’s choice to study Mechanical Engineering instead and also did a post grad degree in Vehicle Engineering. Currently Jaco works for Caterpillar and has held numerous international positions. Jaco’s passion for cars started at a young age as his father worked in the auto industry and growing up, he had the opportunity to attend many track race events with his dad. A local racing legend, Tony Viana, raced the 3 series, 5 series and even the 7 series in various South African championships. Many of those cars were unique to SA and had to be homologated. That caused Jaco to fall in love with BMW, not to mention the e30 M3’s success in DTM. Jaco’s BMW ownership history include the following: E12 518i, E36 328i Motorsport, E46 325ti, E90 330i, E90 335i, E83 X3, E86 Z4 M Coupe, F22 M235i (daily driver), E87 M2 Competition and his pride and joy, an E82 1 M Coupe with Dinan Stage 3. Jaco enjoys all types of car events, even participated as a navigator in rallying in South Africa. With numerous track experiences and BMW driving school events completed, Jaco hopes to develop his driving skills more whilst here in the USA, behind the wheel of some very special ///Ms.
Born in Bayreuth, Germany, Jochen is a true Bavarian. His fascination with BMWs started when his dad bought an 1802 in 1972. During his college years, Jochen raced a variety of cars in Germany, mostly in hillclimbs, road rally, and autocross. He moved to the US after receiving his PhD and has lived in CA, IN, DE, and for the past 8 years in SC. After enjoying two M3s with DCT, he recently switched to a 2018 Sakhir Orange F80 6-speed manual. When he is not researching new automotive catalysts and alternative fuels, Jochen enjoys travelling around the world with his family (favorite country: Japan) and watching car racing at the track and on TV (no NASCAR please).
Chris was born in the 80s in Wiesbaden (Germany) and that is where his love for cars started. In 2016 he decided to leave everything behind and start anew with his dad and siblings. His first job in the US was as a BMW Genius at BMW of Columbia (SC). That job was what made Chris enthusiastic about the brand. He always had to have a diecast BMW M next to his desk! The German connection led Chris to Prof. Jochen Lauterbach (SC Area Director). In 2018 Chris started at a new job, as General Manager for a German manufacturing company producing parts for the auto industry (including BMW). A couple of months after he started in his new job, Chris was finally able to make his BMW M dream come true in the form of a 2015 F80. A never ending love story!
Nav is originally from Trinidad and was raised in South Florida. Being in South Florida from early childhood led to the passion for cars as it has always been a major scene for exotic, fast, and customized rides. As he grew up in Fort Lauderdale, and attended college at FIU in Miami, he also managed an auto performance shop which only furthered the desire to own and customize his cars. After owning and customizing a myriad of Japanese cars while immersed in the car culture, it led to him wanted his dream car at the time – an E46 M3. A couple years after college, Naviel fulfilled that dream and purchase his M3 which would later be known as his gateway drug of ///M Cars. Over the years, he customized and tuned the Carbon Black E46. The ///M Addiction didn’t stop there, as he then acquired an E92 Silverstone M3 Coupe, and a Sakhir Orange F82 M4. He still has both and they have been through their fair share of customization.
Naviel and his family love traveling around the world and have ///Mbraced the M life which also led to the pilgrimage to the Nürburgring in 2017. He has recently signed up for ///M Performance school in SC, and is always looking to add to the ///M Stable if the opportunity presents itself. He looks forward to growing the M Gruppe community in the South Florida market and meeting the fellow passionate enthusiasts out there.
Brant grew up in Tampa, FL and always had a love for cars. From an early age Brant would read through DuPont Registry magazines becoming familiar with models and pricing. Early on Brant gravitated towards car culture through TV, movies, video games, magazines, and whatever other media he could get his hands on. Top Gear, Monster Garage, Chip Foose, The Fast and The Furious, Need for Speed Underground, Car and Driver, R&T, and many others were formative in the years before a drivers license. Brant would read through parts magazines and draw his ideal car with the parts he liked prior to being able to own one - always an eye for modification and customization. Brant was introduced to BMW ///M through friends in college at Florida State University who owned a number of E9x M3s. Brant was able to drive these on many occasions and fell in love with the model and platform. Finally, in September 2019, Brant realized his dream and found his ideal E92 M3, making the purchase from a dealer in Virginia. Brant immediately drove the car back home to Tampa and jumped into the online community around the platform and the ///M brand. Brant frequents local cars and coffee events, group drives, and tracks the ///M at Sebring and the FIRM. Brant is looking forward to growing the M Gruppe presence in the Central Florida area! Brant owns "Peterson Properties and Management", a commercial real estate brokerage, investment and portfolio management company, as well as a startup called "Workhouse", focused on co-working space. Both companies are located in the Tampa Bay area.
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South Central Region (SC) AR, LA, OK, TX
Vaughn McVey (VP) is acting as Interim Area Director for the Austin Area until further notice.
Karen’s career spans 20+ years of professional marketing communications and IT experience in global organizations where she translates business goals and user needs into digital engagement success. She has a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and is currently the head of Global Intranet Portal Strategy at one of the world’s largest publicly traded engineering and construction companies. Karen’s enthusiasm for the BMW brand comes from more than two decades of exclusive BMW ownership and active participation in the BMW CCA since 1984. Her stable has included a 1982 320i, 1984 528e, 1988 325i, 1987 M6, 1988 M6, 1988 M3, 1997 Dinan M3, 2004 X5 and a one-of-one Palmetto Green/Kyalami Orange 1999 M Roadster that accompanied her to many BMW Roadster Homecoming events in Spartanburg, SC and continues to be a head turner at concours events. In the Dallas auto enthusiast community, Karen was instrumental in starting the Dallas Cars and CoffeeTM franchise in 2010 using social media skills and local car club connections to launch the event with an initial 300 cars and grow it to be the current largest U.S. Cars and CoffeeTM franchise with over 1100 cars attending each month. Karen resides in Frisco, TX with her 1997 Dinan M3, the 1999 M Roadster known as “M TOPLS” and a 2012 Acura MDX for her two dogs.
Eric's love for cars in the early years came in the form of Quarter Mile and Dirt track events. In his late twenties, the love of racing and automobiles grew into an appreciate for sportscars. His first BMW was an E92 M3 which he frequented car shows and autocross events. In 2017, he stepped into his current F87 M2-D2 and attends autocross, car shows, drive events, and track events today. His love for BMW's continues to grow as he currently also daily drives an E46.
Brian has been a car guy since he was 8 years old. His passion for cars led him to work as an alarm and audio installer from when he was 16 and throughout his college years. During those years, Brian built systems that won several national events. After receiving a double major in Finance and Economics, Brian went to work for a high end home theater/car audio accessory manufacturer as a Product Manager/Developer in Michigan and then in Minneapolis. It was a dream job as it allowed him to turn his passion into a career. After bearing the cold weather for 25 years, Brian decided he had had enough and moved back to Texas where he got a job as Global Sourcing Manager for Academy's private brands for guns, ammo and shooting accessories, again managing to turn another passion into a career. Brian is fairly new to BMW, having acquired his first one in 2012: A 328, which he had for 4 happy years. The dream however had always been to own an ///M, a dream he achieved in 2016 when he got his F82, which he absolutely loves and likes to personalize to make it unique to him. Brian has solid experience managing BMW clubs, which he did in MN, actively co-managing the an independent MNB.MW Club with its 3K members.
Daniel was born in Stavanger and has worked in oil and gas for the last 8 years. He moved to Houston in 2016 to establish a regional office for Wellit, and grow the company's business in the Americas. He has been into cars since he was born and it is the biggest passion in his life. His love for BMW started with his uncle buying a brand new 328i Coupe in 2000. M5 has been a personal favorite for years, and Daniel is now on his 3rd one, a F90. He holds a business degree in Marketing and management from BI Norwegian School of Business and HSE from University of Stavanger.
Christina has been racing cars since a very young age, watching her stepbrother become a professional Indy car driver sparked a passion for racing and love for motorsports. She is starting a new chapter in her racing career as the lead driver for a pro-comp drag racing team. Although racing is still mainly just a weekend hobby, her work as a Cost Management Analyst for the US Department of Defense is what gives her the means to pursue her passion. Christina has owned several BMW M cars with one of her favorites being a Laguna Seca Blue Manual Transmission E46 M3. She now has a Tanzanite Blue M4 F82, which can be seen at HPDE track days or cruising down the 1/4 mile drag strip in less than 12 seconds!
Stephen is a ten year Army veteran. Although he didn’t aspire to become an enthusiast at an early age like many, he quickly became one after his first European vehicle purchase. After purchasing and modifying his first vehicle he was hooked. Stephen continued on servicing and building his own European models within a very short time span. His previous European vehicles are a 2003 VW VR6 GTI, 2010 BMW 335i, and a 2011 BMW 135i. He now loves to spend his free time working on maintaining and adding performance to his and other peoples’ Euros. Stephen currently has a Tanzanite Blue F82, his ///baby.
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Southwest - Pacific Region (SWP) AZ, CA, HI, NV
A native of California's Central Coast, Garrett has loved cars his entire life. Growing up just minutes from Laguna Seca Raceway and Monterey's prestigious Car Week, he remembers heading to the track with his dad and seeing some of the greatest road and race cars...a kid’s dream. Never one for sporting events or concerts, he prefers to block out the week in August every year to attend the Car Week events: The Quail, Concours d’Elegance, Legends of the Autobahn, and take in all the scenery. As his wife puts it, "I know to not ask Garrett to do anything until after the Concours. It’s the only time he gets a pass on not paying attention.” An engineer by day and car guy 24/7/365, Garrett has always appreciated a very wide variety of cars, taking pride in knowing about vehicles ranging from the latest ///M car to McLaren's, old Camaro's and more. While he has had many different new and classic cars over the years, 2018 was the year he bought his first (but definitely not last) ///M and he hasn't looked back. While his wife would argue that he didn’t buy the X5M as a family car, Garrett's love for his F85 is magnified by the joy his 3 year old daughter, Emmy, gets from going to school in "daddy's race car.” He looks forward to hosting many M Gruppe events in Northern California, and can’t wait to bring his M to Laguna Seca track days and Car Week!
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Midwest Region (MW) IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MN, MI, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI
Kevin began his love for cars when he discovered Hot Wheels at the age of 4. His motorsport passion was cemented watching the Indy 500 each May. After autocrossing for a few years, he attended Skip Barber School of Racing, which led him to competing in SCCA driving a Formula Ford. Those racing days were later replaced by responsible adult behaviors and a career in the medical field. After buying his first BMW, a used E21 320 in 1989, he read a review of one of the most beautiful cars he had ever seen: a red/black E30 M3. It became a dream, then a goal, then a reality in 1995. He has found that HPDEs are a great way to quench the need for speed and share his passion for driving. He shares his knowledge as an instructor for BMW and Porsche clubs at tracks including Mid Ohia, Watkins Glen, VIR, Road Atlanta and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That 1989 Zinnoberrot/Schwarz M3 is still lovingly parked in the garage today, next to its BMW M siblings, and F10 and an E90 CP that sees both street and track duties, and wifey's E46 track car. He and his wife drive their cars to the events, make new friends, have fun, drive fast, and enjoy their Ms.
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Rocky Mountain Region (RM) CO, MT, NM, UT, WY
Jake is 25 years old and lives in Boulder. He works in the radio industry and attends CU Boulder as a full time student majoring in Archeology. His introduction to M cars started with an E63 M6 that is father bought in 2006. His passion for M cars has only grown since then. He enjoys tracking his F87 M2 and attending local events.
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Northwest Region (NW) AK, ID, OR, WA
Born and raised in California, Chris has always had a passion for cars. In his early years he would attend races with his family at Sonoma Raceway and fell in love with his neighbor's E30s. In his teens and early 20s, his passion expanded to trucks and JDM vehicles until eventually he purchased his first BMW, an E46 323CI. After a few years of driving the E46 and learning how to work on BMWs, he found his perfect E92 M3 competition package and has not looked back. Chris has served in the US Air Force for 14 years and has lived in multiple locations around the globe. Prior to his move to Alaska, he and his wife were heavily involved in the Florida BMW community.
Introduced to cars at a young age by his cousin who was a pioneer for the Fast and Furious culture, Tim grew up around fast cars but owned his first BMW in 98’ starting with an E36 318i which eventually was swapped, moved to an E46 325xi which he hails as one of the best snow cars BMW made, then to owning his dream car the E39 M5 of which he now owns 3 of them all in Alpine White. A Stock example, a Dinan S1 and a Touring which he fully converted into an M5 and even supercharged it. Wanting the new BMW tech, he also owns an M6 grancoupe which is the daily driver and is also Alpine White. His love of cars also transferred to his family and friends who come to all the car shows and events and even help try to bring all the cars out. Tim is connected in the M5 community, experienced in S motors, and active admin/moderator on multiple social media platforms for BMW M5 related content but daylights building the internet but moonlights building BMW, mostly M5s but also M cars of any generation. Tim is representing the Northwest and is very active in the NW BMW and Exotic car community ranging from small meets to hosting scenic coast drives to organizing large events.
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Chuck Ange (CT/NY)
Kevin Whiteleather (IN)
Lucas Sganderlla (NC)
Farhan Qureshi (NJ)
Rich Rausser (NY)
George Baker (TX-AUS)
Jason Chan (TX-AUS)
Shariq Quamar (TX-AUS)
Troy Stepp (TX-DFW)
Walter Phillips (TX-HOU)