Let me begin by saying this is not intended to be bitch letter against the BMWCCA. I am hoping that someone can show me how we as roadster owners benifit from belonging.
After buying my M Roadster I saw the adds and thought, Wow this will be cool, I can join in the driving schools and learn a few things. Then I find out , "sorry, NO open top cars" Hmmmmm. Well that sucks. But OK, Their game, their rules.
Now I don't know about anyone else, But I am certainly not going to butcher my 40K car with roll cages and 5 point restraints just for a "maybe" once a month ordeal.
Don't get me wrong here, I am not sure I would wish to be in the instructors shoes either, And we all know how lawyers have screwed things up with regards to liability.
Take the old lady who was too stupid to realize she was trying to drive her car with a cup of coffee in her hands.
that cost Mac's $3 mil because they didnt tell her it was HOT !!!!
Or look in your own car at all the stickers to warn you of possible death from airbags.
So I ask, what does my 35 bucks do for me?
the magazine is nice, but not worth $35
the local newsletter is slick, but tells of all the events I can't attend because I bought a roadster.
on what? Ok, I bought two T-shirts at the dealer, but that was it.
I am afraid I cant justify this expense.