Congratulations to this week’s BMW CCA Garage Goals winner, Nittany Bimmers Chapter member Max Spangler! Max has won a $25 Shop BMW CCA gift card and a $25 Griot’s Garage Gift Card thanks to this picture of his 2011 335d and E30.

“My love for BMW started as a kid because my father always had BMWs,” said Max. “The E30 pictured was my first car, which I still own today. It’s a 1988 325is with a five-speed transmission. It had 240,000 miles on the clock when I bought it, but now has close to 300,000 miles. I’ve slowly restored the car over the last five years. I rebuilt the motor, repainted it, added new wheels, and a lot more. The other BMW pictured is my 2011 335d. I bought it as a one-owner car from California with 33,000 miles and it now has 52,000 miles. I did an OEM shadow line trim swap and painted the rims gunmetal.”

Asked how he originally discovered the BMW CCA, he said, “My E30 was parked outside of my work when a gentleman came by and gave me a brochure for the CCA. He mentioned that he had an E30 M3 in the same color and I ended up joining shortly after. The chapter meetings and shows were what interested me the most, but the community itself is amazing.”

Max has a great collection of BMW items displayed in his garage. “The memorabilia in my glass case is pretty cool. So, I collect a lot of old BMW advertisements and magazines. I also have all ten of the 100th anniversary BMW Hot Wheels, custom handmade shoes based on my E30, and the tickets from when I went to the Nurburgring and the BMW Welt last June. You’ll see two trophies that I won for my E30. I have my VIP pass from attending the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix in 2018, and finally the book Three Seasons by Mike Robbins. The front page actually features my E30. My brother took the picture five years ago and Mike contacted him through Flickr about using it for the book.”

As always, thank you, Max, for your support of the club—and for your participation in our new BMW CCA Garage Goals giveaway on Instagram.

Want to win $25 Gift Cards from Shop BMW CCA and Griot’s Garage?

We will be awarding a lucky BMW CCA member a $25 Shop BMW CCA gift card and a $25 Griot’s Garage Gift Card every Friday! For a chance to win, all you have to do is post a picture to Instagram with the hashtags #BMWCCAGarageGoals, #GriotsGarage, and follow @GriotsGarage.

It will be a fun way for members to share their garage setups, what they’ve been working on, and what’s in their BMW fleet. Maybe you just finished putting a new coat of Griot’s Garage wax on your M3 or added some vintage BMW memorabilia to your garage wall. We want to see what you’ve been up to and share the passion! It will be a fun way for us to stay connected and interact while many of us are spending more time at home and in the garage.

We’ll announce the winner on Instagram, Facebook, and BimmerLife every Friday. Good luck, everyone!—Chris Hennecy



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