Articles

  • High Speed Skill-Building Behind the Wheel Performance Driving Schools – by Bob Marsh If you’re like me you have lots of things you like spending your money on like maybe your hobby, a boat, maybe your house and of course your nice car!  But if you’re also like me, cooking brakes and burning tires is not something I enjoy with my own ...
  • Invite Others to Join the Fun Calling All Members!! How often have you stopped for gas and seen another BMW at another pump or pulled into the grocery store parking lot only to drive by an awesome coupe that catches your eye?  I’ll bet it’s rather often. The Chapter has for the asking, cards for precisely this purpose; to place on the windshield ...
  • BMW Roundel/Emblem History Did You Know? There are many stories about the BMW roundel/emblem that have circulated over the years. I always understood the Roundel was a symbol of an airplane propeller since BMW got its start in the aircraft industry building engines and then branched out to motorcycles. In 1916 the Bavarian Aircraft Works was established (they were ...
  • St. Louis Chapter Member Showcase – Jason Kaus Jason is an active member of our Chapter and is a newly elected board member, and has participated in most every event hosted by the chapter. His outgoing personality and friendly smile makes him a great ambassador for our Chapter – get to know Jason! Ed – Jason, tell me about your immediate family. How long ...
  • Winter Hibernation It’s that time of the year again when we wear heavy clothes, gloves and leave the tops up on our convertibles unless, of course, they are our babies and don’t (Heaven forbid) go out in the cold! Many of us tend to leave our toys inside during the winter months for fear that Yeti is ...
  • Be Careful What You Ask For Editor’s Note: By Bob Marsh A number of years ago I wanted a Mustang GT convertible. A good friend in Atlanta – the gentleman I blame for all this and a BMW aficionado in his own right – said just come drive a BMW. If you don’t like it, we’ll go buy all the Mustang GTs ...
  • Celebrating BMW’s 100th Anniversary Happy centennial BMW!!  For the June 2016 meeting, the Chapter generally holds a no-agenda social meeting at a local microbrewery.  Located on Washington Avenue in the city, the Urban Chestnut Brewing Company provides the perfect venue for such a gathering where those attending sit outside enjoying the company, the craft-brewed beer and of course, a ...
  • St. Louis Chapter Member Showcase – Chrissy Price A relatively new member, Chrissy said as her husband, Shawn, dragged her to a club meeting. “I was afraid it was just going to be a bunch of rich old men sitting around talking about whose BMW was better.”  That was three years ago and she hasn’t looked back.  Chrissy quickly became an enthusiastic recruiter ...
  • President’s Letter Greetings BMW fans, Welcome to another edition of the Gesundheit. Our tireless editor Ernie Peters has put together another great issue. As usual, he has brought us a wonderful mix, and it is a reflection of our Club’s breadth. We try to balance members’ varied interests in social activities, technical aspects, track events, personal stories, upcoming ...
  • Annual St. Louis BMW Club Holiday Party Dear St. Louis BMW Club members, Imagine sitting in a garage full of specialty automobiles, eating, drinking, and socializing with fellow BMW enthusiasts. Placing bids on silent auction items and buying tickets to “win” goodies provided by the event’s sponsors, all in support of the Street Survival Program. And ogling the cars on display after the ...