Congratulations to this week’s Shell Fill-Up Friday winner, Peachtree Chapter member Don Bower (IG @dbower52), who won a $50 Shell gift card thanks to this picture of his 1971 2800 CS!
“The car lived in Southern California until we bought it in 2010,” says Don. “We had a ’72 3.0CS for 25 years, but this 2800 CS is in much better shape. We’ve done all the usual upgrades—carbs, wheels, shocks, springs, five-speed, etc—and it is a wonderful driver—in dry weather, of course.”
When asked how he originally discovered the BMW CCA, he says, “I was an undergrad in Ohio and saw the ad in Road & Track. I had recently bought a new ’72 tii, which was still a pretty unusual car at the time, so I needed all the support I could find. I’m CCA member No. 1900.”
Favorite thing about being a member? “Because of time and distance limitations, the extent of my club involvement for many years has mostly been Roundel,” said Don. “I have every issue back to 1971. The tech articles were always useful, especially back then when service support was often hard to find. Now that I’m mostly retired, I’ve been able to enjoy many more club activities and friends.”
As always, thank you, Don, for your support of the club—and for your participation in Fill-Up Friday!
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, #shell_ontheroad and follow @shell_ontheroad. Bonus points for great captions or comments!
We’ll announce the winner on Instagram, Facebook, and BimmerLife every Friday. Good luck, everyone!—Chris Hennecy