In Reply to: BMWCCA..advantages? posted by Bob F on March 30, 1999 at 12:52:51:
: 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.
I won't repeat all the other good things that other people have stated about BMWCCA and the magazine. However, being a member recently entitled me to a $500.00 rebate on the purchase of a new M roadster. Now that will pay my $35.00 annual dues for many years.