Congratulations to the winner of this week’s $50 Shell fuel card, E30 Chapter president and all-around BMW enthusiast, Chris Chappell, who won thanks to this photo of his F10 535i filling up with V-Power NiTRO+.

While his history is with E30s, Chris is no stranger to contemporary BMWs. “I’ve been lusting after an F10 M Sport since they came out” he tells us. “I sold my E39 530i in February 2017 and picked up an E90 328i to replace it. It was a great car, but I came to realize it wasn’t what I really wanted.”

“The day before my birthday I received an alert that this 535i had popped up on Autotrader. I knew I had to go look at it because it ticked every box on my “must have” list and then some, including a transferable CPO warranty. I arranged to meet the seller the following day, which happened to be my birthday. After taking a cursory test drive accompanied by a friend who works in the vehicle wholesale industry, I negotiated a purchase price on the spot and picked it up that evening.”

The modern 5 Series, finished in Glaciersilber Metallic over black Dakota leather with a variety of M Performance accessories, is not without its charms, even compared to the E30. “My favorite thing about the car is that it always puts a smile on my face every time I get behind the wheel. I’m really happy to be back in a 5-series—the original executive sedan!”

Chris is no stranger to the BMW Car Club of America, either. “I first learned about BMWCCA when I bought my first E30 in 2010, and joined the club in 2015 as a founding officer of the E30 Chapter. Easily my favorite part of being a BMWCCA member is the social aspect. Getting together with fellow BMW enthusiasts and sharing our passion for cars, especially when it’s accompanied by a beer or a wrench, is something I always enjoy doing.”

The BMW CCA is glad to have you Chris—congratulations, and thanks for entering!

Want to win a $50 Shell Gift Card?

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BMW Car Club of America, Shell and the BMW CCA will be awarding a BMW CCA member a $50 Shell V-Power NiTRO+ gift card every Friday this year! For a chance to win, all you have to do is post a picture to Instagram of your car being fueled up at Shell with the hashtags #fillupfriday, #bmwccashell, #fuelrewards, and #shell_ontheroad. We’ll announce the winner on Instagram, Facebook, and BimmerLife every Friday. Good luck, everyone!



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