BMW Fest Northwest ’89

BMW Fest Northwest ’89

by | Jun 26, 1989

Coming in July is the Club’s annual rite of summer, BMW Fest Northwest. Plans include three days of events to please every BMW enthusiast. You are welcome to attend any one or all of the events. Fest Northwest events are scheduled on July 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The Fourth of July provides a travel d ay for those from out of town. For the locals, it’ll be one hell of a four day bash!

On July 1st, Saturday, we start the festivities with our annual concours d ‘elegance. This is the largest club event each year with 200 to 250 in attendance. The concours is popular for a number of good reasons. First the setting is a grassy field at the beautiful Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville. Second, you will see the cleanest, most beautiful BMWs in the club. Cars that are more than merely clean. Cars maintained by fanatics. Third, a grove of trees next to the con­ cours grounds provides an ideal spot for a relaxing picnic. And fourth, the concours is a place to enjoy the fellow­ ship of other club members; nice people.

Concours judging will take place from about 1 1:30 to 2:00 with awards around 2:30 or 3:00. A final schedule will be published next month. Judging will cover exterior, engine compart­ ment, interior and trunk. Undercar­ riage will not be judged. After market parts will neither help nor hinder an entered car. The cars will be judged on condition and cleanliness but not originality. Bonus points are given for age and mileage in order to create a level playing field. Trophies will be awarded in each class, for Best of Show, Spectators’ Choice and Entrants’ Choice.

Sunday, July 2nd, you’ll get to sleep in, but about mid-day our Fest North­ west rally will begin. This will be a fun rally, not a complicated time-speed­ distance event. Because of a member suggestion, the rally will be held in and around Tacoma. The rally route will include the Point Defiance Zoo, the

Tacoma waterfront and other points of interest. After the rally, we will move to one of Tacoma’s best, but casual, restaurants for dinner. The plan is to make an early dinner so that those who need to head north after dinner can get home at a reasonable hour.

Monday, the 3rd, will be a work day for many. But for those who want to make a four day weekend of it, we will have a driving school at SIR. This is an opportunity to get  a full day at the track during good weather. Note also that concours participants can go to the track without worry of getting their car dirty since the track event is the last of BMW Fest Northwest ’89.

Of course the Fourth of July always offers plenty to see and do. This should make for a great four day  holiday. Plan now to participate in BMW Fest Northwest.

Calling Former Instructors

Being fairly new to the club I don’t know a lot of the long time members. If you are a former Driving School in­ structor and would like the opportun­ ity to instruct at the July 3rd Driving School please give me a call or drop me a line. You’ll find my address and number in the Board of Directors roster.

-Paul   Touby
Driving Events Chairman


This article was originally published in the June 1989 edition of Zundfolge