Calling all Autocross Enthusiasts!

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in Events, News | 0 comments

BMWCCA Sunshine Bimmers / Space Coast PCA Team up!

Sunshine Bimmers has been hard at work finding ways to bring Autocross events to its members. We have finally been able to solidify collaboration with the Space Coast Porsche Club of America and the great people at The American Muscle Car Museum.

Last month our Social Chair Esteban was invited to participate in the last event of Space Coast PCA’s 2019 season. It was a great event and it demonstrated this will be a successful collaboration.

Please review the Rules and Safety details outlined in the PDF below:
https://spc.pca.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Space-Coast-Autocross-Rules-and-Procedures-2020-R3.pdf

See below a video and a couple pictures of the October event.

 If you have participated in Autocross events previously and would like to participate in one of our upcoming events please send an email to esteban.valentin@gmail.com requesting to be added to the list of potential participants. Esteban will be coordinating the details and assembling a list of members interested in joining these events.

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Our Member Spotlight for October is Rob Pruss

Posted by on Oct 12, 2019 in Members Spotlight, News | 0 comments

Rob is a 37-year old that was born in New Jersey. He is a Mechanical Engineer at Harris Corporation. Rob has been married to his loving wife Lucy for 10 years. They have two wonderful boys, Ayrton and Jenson – both budding car enthusiasts. We have attested to this many times during our Space Coast lunches where they bring their awesome Hotwheels collection with many BMW models!

Joining the family is their dogs, Biscotti and Teddy. His first BMW was a 2002 BMW 330ci which he modded a bunch and had a lot of fun with. His current BMW’s are a 2000 BMW 540iT Dinan Stage 2 and a 2000 BMW Z3 2.8. He has owned a total of 6 BMW’s. Rob is an avid track enthusiast and has participated in tons of autocrosss and track events at Daytona, Sebring, and the FIRM. He has been part of Sunshine Bimmers since 2010. We are glad to hear that having more events on the coast has renewed his interest in the club in the last few years. Some of his hobbies (other than BMW’s) are fishing, surfing, and anything car-related.

Rob’s first BMW was a 2002 BMW 330ci which he modded a bunch and had a lot of fun with. His current BMW’s are a 2000 BMW 540iT Dinan Stage 2 and a 2000 BMW Z3 2.8. He has owned a total of 6 BMW’s. Rob is an avid track enthusiast and has participated in tons of autocrosss and track events at Daytona, Sebring, and the FIRM. He has been part of Sunshine Bimmers since 2010. We are glad to hear that having more events on the coast has renewed his interest in the club in the last few years. Some of his hobbies (other than BMW’s) are fishing, surfing, and anything car-related.

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Our Member Spotlight for August is Eduardo Aviles

Posted by on Aug 12, 2019 in Members Spotlight, News | 0 comments

Eduardo is a 40-year-old BMW enthusiast who was born in Caguas, PR. He works at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Services. He has owned a total of two BMWs which the first was a 2002 330xi (which he still owns) and he also owns a 2015 X4. He enjoys playing volleyball and weight lifting. His personal motto: “The sky is the limit”. Eduardo has been a member of Sunshine Bimmers for about a month now so make sure to welcome him to our Chapter when you meet him at one of our local events.

Want to be our member of the month? Email us your member number to sunshinebimmers@gmail.com and we will contact you with further details.

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Our Member Spotlight for July is Kyle Frank

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Members Spotlight, News | 0 comments

Kyle is a 31-year-old BMW enthusiast who was born in Eau Claire, WI. His closest siblings are still up in Wisconsin (Mother) and Minnesota (Father and Sister).

Kyle is an Aerospace Engineer at Northrop Grumman. He has owned a total of seven BMWs which the first was a 2004 325i Sedan, his current BMW’s are a 2013 135i M-Sport and a 2005 330ci.

Some of Kyle’s hobbies are firearms and personal fitness since he used to be a combat engineer in the Army. Kyle is into everything automotive. He has owned 27 cars and imported a Suzuki Cappuccino from Japan last year. He is also into DIY ranging from technology to home renovations.

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Our Member Spotlight for June is Julia Ignacek

Posted by on Jun 22, 2019 in Members Spotlight, News | 0 comments

Julia says she is old enough to know better but young enough to do it anyway. She is the proud mom of a USAF Airman (who also resides in ///M Town!). Her son Matt currently lives in Italy and has been touring Europe in his M3 and most recently his new M4 Competition. Julia works for the Dept. of the Air Force (Scientist). She was born in North Carolina and has been a member of Sunshine Bimmers since earlier this year.

Julia has owned a total of two BMWs which the first was a 530i and she currently drives “The Beast” a beautiful Alpine White X5M. Some of Julia’s hobbies are snowboarding, scuba diving, road trips in “The Beast”, and traveling the world. Her personal motto is “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, espresso in one hand, snowboard in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming…
Woohoo what a ride!”

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