BMW CCA Garage Goals Winner: Michael Washington!

Congratulations to this week’s Garage Goals winner, Michael Washington, who is a member of three BMW CCA chapters including Smoky Mountain, Peachtree, and Sandlapper! Michael has won a $25 Shop BMW CCA gift card and a $25 Griot’s Garage gift card thanks to this picture of his E30 M3 and E36 M3 track car!

“I’ve been working in my home office since the middle of March 2020,” said Michael. “I’m blessed to have a job and employer that allows that to happen. When I’m not online managing engineering projects, I’ve completed a few lawn and landscaping maintenance tasks followed by maintenance on the E30 (fixed odometer gear) and E36 M3 track car (polished, removed some items for additional weight reduction, replaced plastic clutch pedal with track-inspired metal version).”

When asked what got him to join the BMW CCA, Michael said, “I’m a 30-year BMW CCA member since 1990, so I was excited when my service anniversary pin arrived this year. I joined immediately after buying the E30 M3 pictured below. My first introduction to the club was through a friend/work colleague who was a member at the time and suggested I buy the E30 M3.”

Tell us more about your E30 M3 and E36 M3 track car! “Well, I’m really proud to be the owner of the E30 M3 that was featured on the book cover for the BMW CCA Foundation’s PASSION: 50 years of BMW Cars and Community. It was an honor to have been selected. I participated in over 65 HPDEs in this car before retiring it to preserve it. While it saw track time, I also entered in concours and attained many super-clean class wins. The track duty now falls to the E36 M3 that I purchased in 2014, that although advertised as track ready, it was more of a slammed street cruiser. The car is now properly set up for HPDE and it’s not the slowest among my track smack friends. No longer a daily driver, it’s still street legal and I participate in autocross events with it as well.”

As always, thank you, Michael, for your support of the club—and for your participation in our 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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