Congratulations to this week’s BMW CCA Garage Goals winner, Rocky Mountain Chapter member Eric Schauble! Eric has won a $25 Shop BMW CCA gift card and a $25 Griot’s Garage Gift Card thanks to this picture of his Fjord blue 2002 and a set of BBS RS wheels—his latest project for the car.

“I’ve been spending more time in the garage due to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders,” said Eric. “I finally have time to complete my BBS-RS rebuild project for my 1974 2002!”

Asked how he originally found out about the BMW CCA, he said, “The previous owner of my first BMW, my 1990 E30 M3, recommended joining the club and I’ve been a member since the day I brought it home in August of 2000. Initially, I joined the club for the parts and labor discounts it provided, but quickly learned to appreciate the camaraderie of like-minded “Blau mit Weiss” petrol-heads the club provides.”

Eric first purchased the car in 2015.

Tell us more about the 2002 and BBS wheels pictured! “The backstory on my 2002 is it’s an original Fjord blue car that has never left the state of Colorado. I brought it home in 2015 after I convinced my friend to sell it to me and became the fourth owner. At that time, it was mechanically sound with all the upgrades you want to do to these great cars: larger Volvo front brakes, five-speed-transmission with LSD, upgraded suspension, hot M10 motor with dual Weber 45’s, etc, but cosmetically it was a disaster. It had been sitting outside for many years, so the paint was neglected, was missing bumpers, and the interior was shot.”

“I originally picked it up to be my “beater/driver” and as things typically go, the project quickly snowballed into a more than moderate refresh. After lots of paint correction, polishing and tucking of bumpers, interior work, new exhaust, wheels, and roof rack it has become another worthy addition to my BMW Garage and compliment to my E30 M3.”

Eric’s ’02 as it sits today.

“The newest project for the car I have been working on is refurbishing a set of original BBS RS wheels—which are almost complete as shown in the post. Given the extra garage time lately, I hope to have the BBS wheels mounted and rolling on the 2002 in the coming weeks. My only fear is this new added automotive jewelry will cause more scope creep and cause the desire to address more cosmetic issues—guess “projects” are never really done are they? Hopefully, the lifting of the shelter-in-place orders will allow me to get the 2002 out on the road on its new shoes to enjoy the view from behind the wheel!”

As always, thank you, Eric, 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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