Our November Member Spotlight is Sunshine Bimmers Club Member, Michael Calkins who is 72 years young. Mike has been married to his partner of almost 20 years, Keith Proud since July 2014, when same-sex marriage finally became legal. He has 2 children, 6 grandchildren and is soon to have his first great-granddaughter.
Mike retired in 2011, but he has been quite the Entrepreneur. He owned a chimney sweep business, 2 restaurants & a catering business. Most of his career was in the trucking industry as Director of Transportation for two different foodservice distributors. His last position was at the Council of Aging running the Meals on Wheels in Daytona Beach & Ormond Beach.
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Florida 1982.
His first BMW was a 1999 Z3 Roadster, but he has owned ten in total. He currently has a 2007 M Roadster with 23K miles (shown below) as well as a 2014 535d with the M Sport Package. Vroom! Vroom!
Mike joined Sunshine Bimmers in 1999 and attended M driving school at the BMW Performance Driving School in Greer, South Carolina and is an avid clock collector with over 80 total in his vast collection which includes a pre-Civil War, 30 hour OG.