[extracted from] ARIZONA BMW Z SERIES
CLUB newsletter of 12-15-03
[update 1/15/04 - Seems we omitted the start time in our previous
newsletters for the Feb 7th Tech session. I'm told the vendors will set up
starting at 8:00 a.m. Just a reminder that
there is a $10 per car fee and the money will go the mechanics who come in on
their day off to help us out. There will be a sign up sheet on the parts counter
in the shop. We're doing this on the honor system. Sign yourself in and leave
$10 on the counter.
We have Waldo's Ribs catering the lunch again with the same menu as last
time, the club is picking up the tab. This is one of the ways we return monies
engendered by the members through clothing sales, trip fees, and dues.
The session will probably end around 1:30 or 2 PM. We have 28 members
signed up and we're expecting approximately 8 vendors. Ron Harnish is the
chairperson for this event and has done most of the work in setting it
up........We're grateful for his efforts.......let him know and maybe he'll do
it again for us sometime !!!! :-)
Paul Ebeyer, President]
We have scheduled another spectacular tech session for
Saturday, February 7th 2004. It will be held at Ultimate
Auto, the same location as last time. Ultimate Auto is located at 15650
Northsight Blvd in Scottsdale, They are approximately 500 yards west of Hacienda
Harley Davidson which is on the corner of Hayden Rd. and Northsight Blvd.
The phone number at Ultimate is 480 922 1068.
Here is a list of the vendors that have been invited so
We hope to have a catering service for lunch but the
details have not yet been worked out. There will be a fee of $10 per car that
will be donated to the mechanics who give up their day off to come in and assist
us. In addition to the invited vendors, we can freelance our own "fix it
day" where we can lend a hand to others on a project we may be familiar
with. If you have something that needs fixing, try to bring the appropriate
tools and we'll try to find a member to give you a hand. If you have small jobs
or "fix it's", the mechanics are there to help you. Please don't ask
for any major repairs, that's not part of the deal. You can get lubricants
changed but you will pay for the materials or bring your own. I'm pretty sure
they stock Red Line synthetic as well as other oils. Other small jobs will be
completed by the mechanics as a courtesy.
We all owe our thanks to Ron Harnish, the Tech Session
Director, who does all the work in setting up these events for us. All I do is
take his information and pass it along. Greg Dalgarn of Ultimate Auto is kind
enough to make his facility available to us on a Saturday when they are usually
closed. We highly recommend you bring your service needs to him when they are
On the past two occasions, we had Waldo's BBQ cater the
event and they did a great job. However, we're thinking that just for a change,
we would like to try someone else and get a change in the menu. If you know
someone in the catering business, for small groups, not too fancy (that is, not
too expensive) please email the information to me and I'll contact them for the
details. We estimate 40 to 50 souls in attendance. We need to get working on
this right away !
The club offers several
selections of club monogrammed shirts, jackets and hats. Your purchase helps
support the club and identify you as a proud club member and BMW Z Series owner.
We encourage the members to recruit
new members to our club. Ron Harnish, also the membership director, has some
flyers and applications designed to be left under the wiper blade of a fellow
BMW Z Series driver when you see one parked. Don't try to slip it under the
blade if the car is moving !!!!!! This will remind Ron to bring a supply to the
tech session and you can pick up 1/2 dozen to keep in your daily driver. Our
paid roster is down to 55 members and we would like to maintain about 75 if we
can. This means some heavy recruiting activity. Remember, it's also the Z4 &
Z8 Club as well.
That's about it for this time. We wish everyone a healthy
and happy holiday season and we look forward to seeing you at the next event.
Paul Ebeyer, President
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