Congratulations to this week’s Garage Goals winner, Blue Ridge Chapter member John Hartka! Hartka has won $25 gift cards from Shop BMW CCA and Griot’s Garage thanks to this picture of his M Roadster and 540i Sport!

“Cancelled trips and events have resulted in more time at home,” said Hartka. “My garage is a refuge where I have been enjoying good music and good beverages while maintaining my vehicles and working on household projects. Recently, I have cleaned and organized the garage (finally getting rid of the parts from cars that I no longer own), added some tool storage, and put some new posters and photos on the walls.”

Asked how he discovered the BMW CCA, Hartka said, “I learned about the BMW CCA from members I met back in the ’80s and ’90s when I was autocrossing my Datsun 240Z. They were great people and spoke highly of the club. My sister and her husband joined the BMW CCA after buying their first BMW, a 2000 323Ci. They became very active and made great friends through the club. I sold the 240Z and bought my first BMW, a 2001 330Ci. I joined the BMW CCA as soon as I got home with the car!”

Tell us more about your BMWs!

“My 2000 540i Sport, six-speed is my daily driver. It has a short shifter and rear muffler delete, and is going strong after 242,000 miles. It’s a great highway car, yet is very capable and fun to drive on twisty roads. My 2006 M Roadster is my weekend car. It’s unmodified and has just over 42,000 miles. The S54 engine and lightning-quick chassis reflexes make it an absolute blast to drive. I enjoy taking it on group drives with the local ZSCCA chapter. I autocross both BMWs and I plan on keeping them stock class eligible, so no major modifications are planned.”

As always, thank you, John, 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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