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1996 328ti
02-23-2007, 08:22 PM
For the eleventh year in a row, BMW will partner with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in the BMW Ultimate Drive program. As part of the program, fleets of specially marked BMWs travel across the Country to increase breast cancer awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research. Participants are invited to test drive one of these special BMWs. In return, for every mile these cars are test-driven, BMW donates $1 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to aid in the fight against breast cancer. The test drives are free to the participants. There will also be lots of information on breast cancer awareness, early detection, etc. In addition, a community resident is honored for his or her work in the fight against breast cancer. To participate in the Ultimate Drive for the Cure, call 1-877-4-A-DRIVE or visit BMW’s website, www.bmwusa.com (http://www.bmwusa.com/bmwexperience/EventsandPrograms/UDSK/registration.htm), to make your reservation. Of course, you can also just stop by that day and drive as well, there will be plenty of spots available.

http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?cure

4/9 BMW of Sterling
4/10 BMW of Arlington

4/13 Tischer BMW
4/16 Northwest BMW
4/17 Passport BMW (changed date)
4/18 BMW of Bel Air
4/19 Tate BMW

4WDrift
03-22-2007, 07:02 PM
Passport seems to be changed to the 17th now, though the map still lists the 12th.

1996 328ti
03-24-2007, 12:47 AM
Passport seems to be changed to the 17th now, though the map still lists the 12th.
Thanks for the heads up.

Transport drivers needed.
http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?cure

4WDrift
03-25-2007, 12:45 PM
I requested clarification from the webmaster about Passport on the 17th and the transport schedule for NW / Passport / Bel Air.

1996 328ti
03-25-2007, 10:25 PM
I requested clarification from the webmaster about Passport on the 17th and the transport schedule for NW / Passport / Bel Air.
There is currently no transport from Passport.
Maryland dealers have a different Komen region take care of the transports.

ChosenGSR
03-28-2007, 10:27 AM
I signed up for the transport from Northwest to Bel Air.

SpongeBob
03-29-2007, 11:42 AM
Make SURE you check in with Brian Cunningham.

Schedule issues make me do the Bel Air to Annapolis trip....

ChosenGSR
03-29-2007, 12:28 PM
Make SURE you check in with Brian Cunningham.

Schedule issues make me do the Bel Air to Annapolis trip....

Who is Brian Cunningham?

1996 328ti
03-29-2007, 12:30 PM
Who is Brian Cunningham?
Brian works at NW. You really need to go directly to the folks running the Ultimate Drive. If doing the transport, let them know you are there.

SpongeBob
03-29-2007, 05:51 PM
Naturally, anyone participating in the Komen events should check in and register with their people. They are the reason we do it!

Brian is the lead person at Northwest BMW handling support for NCCBMWCCA. This is totally separate, in that sense, from the Komen event. I just want to make sure all our club members, who do not normally use Northwest BMW, introduce themselves to him and find out what Northwest is doing to help and promote the club and help clubmembers.

At Bel Air - our NCCBMWCCA support person is Kate Tallman. Ask her the same questons. Anyone joining me there?

I am publishing these names because we are beginning a major effort to increase NCCBMWCCA attention on this side of the world....so, when you get to your drive or transport place, make sure the dealership people know you are NCCBMWCCA, as well.

RWagner
03-31-2007, 08:59 AM
I'm going to be at Tate April 19th at 10:00.

1996 328ti
04-01-2007, 04:09 PM
I need help for the 4/18 BMW of Bel Air to Tate BMW transport.
Also feel free to sign up for the other dates.
People always drop out at the last minute.
This time I'm going to have at least 5 backups.

4WDrift
04-02-2007, 02:58 PM
I'll volunteer for Bel Air. I'm investigating about catching a ride back to Bel Air on the transporter after his pre-run during the day to Annapolis. Same as for NW to Marlow Heights (even though it says to Bel Air, because Passport is on the 17th), so they'll both end up a little closer to home, though I don't get the comraderie ride with the rest of you. :tongue: :)

1996 328ti
04-02-2007, 06:13 PM
I'll volunteer for Bel Air. I'm investigating about catching a ride back to Bel Air on the transporter after his pre-run during the day to Annapolis. Same as for NW to Marlow Heights (even though it says to Bel Air, because Passport is on the 17th), so they'll both end up a little closer to home, though I don't get the comraderie ride with the rest of you. :tongue: :)I'm checking to see if the Northwest BMW transport is indeed going to Passport. It does make sense. A different Komen region will cover the transport from Passport.

X5Michelle
04-03-2007, 07:07 AM
I will be at Bel Air on April 18th.

1996 328ti
04-03-2007, 12:36 PM
I corrected our website.
The transport from Northwest is to Passport.

1996 328ti
04-05-2007, 07:35 PM
I still need more help folks!:icon_wave
Go to http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?cure

4WDrift
04-07-2007, 03:59 PM
You'll get one more for Bel Air.

4WDrift
04-10-2007, 08:52 PM
Apparently my plan to catch a ride from the destination dealership back to the departure dealership during the day is moot, because the transport only makes one run during the day to the destination. He then waits there for the transport drivers. Oh well, it's a nice drive for charity.

1996 328ti
04-16-2007, 12:19 PM
Need at least two more people to help with the Northwest transport.
Be there no later than 5:30 pm

4WDrift
04-17-2007, 11:03 AM
As a surprise, BMW NA has brought out 3 Hydrogen 7s for test drives during the Komen Drive for the Cure at Passport, Bel Air, and Annapolis. An engineer from BMW AG rides along to answer questions.

Briefly, the engines currently are governed to 260 hp and a 125 mi. tank range, but much more will be possible in the future (they use that station in Arlington). The only interior difference is a fuel switch button on the steering wheel and fuel filler release, along with a dash indicator.

It starts up in hydrogen mode with a slight delay as the hydrogen pump winds up, like a diesel semi. Fuel mode can be switched over at any time. H2 mode runs slightly rougher, but the power output is supposed to be the same throughout the rev range between modes.

Here's your chance to get a first look, stop by!

1996 328ti
04-17-2007, 01:35 PM
Eight drivers are needed for Passport to Bel Air (4/17/2007).
Transport leaves at 5:00 pm.