Lifelong Escape

An Original Owner’s 2002 Odyssey By Jeff Brinker My odyssey began with the 1968 Road & Track Road Test of the new BMW 2002. I was finishing high school in Easton, PA, and had struck a deal with my parents that if I accepted a full scholarship at Rutgers (rather than a more expensive Ivy Read More

Meet BMW Master Technician Guada Garcia

BMW Master Technician Guada Garcia has garnered quite a following in the local BMW community with many positive comments on social media and word-of-mouth endorsements. Guada works for Independent Vehicle Service (IVS) in Albuquerque where he is their go-to for BMW and Porsche service, diagnosis and repairs. He holds multiple ASE and NAPA Autotech certifications and especially enjoys diagnosing technical issues. Read More

Meet NM BMW CCA Member Shiv Patel

NM BMW CCA member Shiv Patel lives in Rio Rancho, New Mexico where he went to high school and is an Information Technology Specialist at Rio Rancho Public Schools. He drives a Jet Black 2009 128i with the Sport Package, and currently has almost 169,000 miles on it. He says “It is my daily driver, Read More

Meet Kris Looney and His Baur E30 Convertible

Over the past decade, Kris Looney has been searching for an E30 like the one his dad owned in the late 80s while stationed in Germany with the Army. Kris was never able to find the car that spoke to him for a variety of reasons. Many enthusiasts can speak to the challenges faced when Read More

Meet the Borderland Brothers – Jim and Bob Storch

The New Mexico Chapter of the BMW CCA has been very fortunate to have brothers Jim and Bob Storch as long-time members. Even though they live in southern New Mexico (Jim – Alamogordo) and El Paso (Bob), they have made the long drive to participate in Chapter events. Jim Storch has been a BMW CCA member since 1984 Read More

Meet NM BMW CCA Member Jim Levandoski

Jim Levandoski has been a member of the BMW Car Club of America since 2000. He is originally from the Boston area where he was an active member of the Boston Chapter and a judge at many of the BMW Concours events. He was also and remains a moderator on Jim moved to New Read More

Meet Denise Inight – ZSCCA Area Rep

Denise Inight has a dark blue, manual transmission 2004 E85 Z4 roadster 2.5i that she loves. Known as the “Z Nanny”, she is passionate about Z cars and was determined to build a group of like-minded enthusiasts in New Mexico, even to the extent of following strangers in Z’s just to say hello and let Read More

Meet Chapter Photographer Jason Collin

Those of you who received the first issue of BimmerLife magazine from the BMW CCA were undoubtedly impressed with the quality of the photos illustrating the New Mexico Chapter section of the publication. That’s because of the high-resolution photos supplied by NM BMW CCA Board Member Jason Collin. Jason is a commercial photographer, specializing in Read More