Congratulations to current Golden Gate Chapter member Brandon Janssen for his winning submission for last week’s Fill-up Friday challenge! With his Instagram submission being selected, he is receiving $50 in Shell gas cards! Brandon—a Shell Fuel Rewards member—actually posted another picture of his 2001 E46 330Ci fueling up at Shell while we were posting his winning picture to Instagram!

You might have noticed we said “current” Golden Gate Chapter member. Most folks “need” free gas, but Brandon is about to embark on a drive from Northern California to Alabama to accompany his employer, Dinan, on its move to Opelika. Yes, that Dinan. Brandon has worked with Dinan for a little over a year in sales, customer service and dealer support roles. Not surprisingly, he’s added to his E46 some Dinan difference like a Dinan airbox, Dinan strut brace and a Dinan short throw shifter, among other mods to keep his E46 close to his goal of “OEM-plus.”

Brandon has been a BMW fan for fifteen years but actually didn’t get his first BMW—also an E46—until four years ago. He just joined the BMW CCA in 2017 but has already enjoyed myriad different club benefits. “The consistent number of events is huge for me,” Brandon described. “I like events like Cars & Coffee to Autocross, not to mention Legends of the Autobahn and Festorics! I also really enjoy promotions like this—and not just because I won! The Instagram campaigns and activity are really great, too.”

Our friends at Shell will probably appreciate hearing Brandon’s new fueling habits. “I would go to Shell every once in a while before, but definitely more now with this promotion.”

Shell and the BMW CCA have given out $300 in Shell gas cards so far this year. Every Friday, Shell and the BMW CCA will be awarding a BMW CCA member at least $25 in Shell gas cards and for the month of February, Shell had raised it to $50! We should have some more fun twists coming in March and beyond, so keep taking and submitting those pictures of you fueling up your car at Shell stations and posting them to Instagram with the hastags #fillupfriday, #bmwccashell, #fuelrewards, and #shell_ontheroad. We’ll announce the winners on Instagram, Facebook and now on BimmerLife.com, too!—Kyle van Hoften

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