Bill Howard, BMW CCA
March 5, 2007

Occasionally the busy weekend roads of the Russian River area cleared and afforded a chance to wring the car out A- briefly.
SANTA ROSA, CA – As the 8 Series coupe nears its 20th anniversary in 2009, owners are stepping up their activities. The week before, it was a gathering in Mount Dora, FL. Now it’s the eighth Annual Russian River Wine Barrel Tasting Tour (ARRWBT) held in Sonoma County, an hour north of San Francisco.

Some 53 cars and 103 8 Series owners and friends took part in the three-day gathering, which comprised a Friday night banquet and awards ceremony at the host Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa, a driving-and-tasting tour of four Sonoma County wineries, a barbecue dinner, and a Sunday coastal tour and visit to Fort Ross.