Sunshine Bimmers March 2018

Posted by on Mar 11, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Spring has sprung and if you’re like a large percentage, the effects of pollen are abound!  Who doesn’t love that yellow film all over your Bimmers shiny finish?

Here are some tips for keeping your car pollen free:

 

Tips for Pollen Removal and Keeping Your Car Clean

 

Safely Removing Pollen Will Save Your Paint

 

We have had a lot of fun over the past few months.  Our first Sunday morning club breakfast at The Breakfast Club in Maitland was well attended and our drive to Goodrich’s Seafood Restaurant in Oak Hill was certainly cold, but a lot of fun.  Several members were able to see parts of Florida that they had never seen before and enjoyed some delicious, fresh seafood all at the same time.

We introduced a new Cars & Coffee gathering in the east Volusia County area that drew quite a crowd and included a beautiful drive along “The Loop” in Ormond Beach.  Thank you to Sunshine Bimmers member and previous Member Spotlight, Randy Lynch for coordinating and to Donnie’s Donuts for hosting.

Mark Your Calendars for:

A Tech event on April 7 (Saturday), a possible weekend Sunrise to Sunset drive the weekend of April 13 beginning in the Jacksonville area, traveling southwest toward Cedar Key / Crystal River area and a lunch gathering on April 22 (Sunday) at Sand on the Beach in Melbourne!  Thanks to each of you who have stepped up to help coordinate some of these activities!

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March 2018 Member Spotlight: F. Robert Rolle

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Members Spotlight, News | 0 comments

Our March Member Spotlight is F. Robert Rolle (Bob), who says his age is “old”…LOL!  Bob is married and has one son.  He is a retired healthcare scientist and director, and the current VP House & Grounds, Winter Park University Club.

Bob has been a speaker at UCF recently and is scheduled to speak this April at an American Chemical Society meeting (Valencia College) on the subject of the history of the FDA and dietary supplements quality.

He was born in NYC, his 1st and current BMW is a 2012  328i estate wagon and while he has not participated in an official track event, he is known to “occasionally” enjoy a bit of high-speed travel on I-4 and I-75.

Bob joined Sunshine Bimmers last summer, in 2017 and his hobbies include classic music, old movies, and travel.

As a former Eagle Scout, his personal motto is BE PREPARED!

Thanks John for sharing.

If you would be interested in sharing for the Member Spotlight in March,

please contact Robin Butler at robin@artisticantiquities.com.
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Member Spotlight February 2018: John T Peeling

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Members Spotlight, News | 0 comments

Our February 2018 Member Spotlight is John T Peeling. John and his wife Lynn live in Sanford, Florida. He has a stepdaughter who is working to finish her Ph.D. in Phycology. He also has a brother and three sisters who also live in Florida. John is very involved with volunteer activities to support our Veterans. John was born in Oceanside, NY and will celebrate turning 53 on March 7 (Happy Birthday John!)
His first BMW was a 2011 335i Convertible and his current BMW is a 2017 X5 40e Hybrid SUV. Over the years, John has owned a total of 4 BMW’s and is looking for another one.

John has been a member of Sunshine Bimmers since 2013.

His hobbies (other than BMW’s) are Golf with Fairways for Warriors and biking.

John’s personal motto is, “Living the dream” and I guess if you’re lucky enough to drive a BMW, you are living the dream!

Thanks John for sharing.

If you would be interested in sharing for the Member Spotlight in March,

please contact Robin Butler at robin@artisticantiquities.com.
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Happy New Year and welcome 2018!

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Article, News | 0 comments

On behalf of all of us at BMW Car Club of America Sunshine Bimmers Chapter, Inc. We would like to wish you and your families a safe and happy New Year!

We enjoyed so many fun activities in 2017 and closed out the year with our Christmas Party at Fields BMW in Winter Park, where a grand time was had by all and then our Backyard Movie, Thanks to Robin (which was moved inside due to the cold).

We are looking forward to another great year of exciting activities for our area BMW enthusiasts.

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Members Spotlight January 2018 Randy Lynch

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Article, News | 0 comments

Randy, a California transplant, and former Naval Officer is married to Terri – a 135i Convertible M-Sport owner too. They have two sons, Josh (HVAC Technician for Mastercraft) and Luke (Florida Institute of Technology student).

Randy spent 28 years as a Naval Flight Officer and now teaches at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the College of Aviation, the College of Business, and for the Strategic Studies and International Affairs/Homeland Security Department. He is also a BMW Genius/Product Specialist for Fields of Daytona, but only work there on Sunday’s because of his busy teaching schedule!
Randy’s 1st BMW: 2009 335xi Which he bought in Germany and picked up in Munich when He was stationed in Stuttgart. Currently, he drives a BMW: F80 M3. He has owned four BMW’s over the years.
Randy is a Tire Rack Street Survival Program Instructor and has been to the Performance Center once as a student, and then once with BMW when undergoing Genius training.
He has been a BMWCCA member since 2009 and a Sunshine Bimmers Member since 2013 when he and his family moved to Florida.
Other than BMW’s, Randy likes snow skiing, flying, drones, sailing and running.
His personal Motto: Life is not a game of ‘king of the hill,’ where we are always trying to be first. Instead, it is all about getting up the hill, and then making sure you help others get up there too! Always look for opportunities to give back…everyone is a mentor!
Randy Lynch
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