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  • 09-17-2010, 03:39 PM

    Shoot me an email one of these days....

    and I'd be happy to chat with you more about it.

    [email protected]
  • 09-17-2010, 12:01 PM

    Gottcha!! Congrats!!

  • 09-17-2010, 02:40 AM

    I was asked by a ton of folks to stay...

    and for many other organizational reasons, I am. And after the board meeting this coming Tuesday, the members of the board who did not attend ZFest will know why also.

    Scott Pettit
  • 09-16-2010, 10:31 PM


    I thought you were stepping down as president of the ZSCCA at/after ZFest and Chris Wooten was going to be the new president??

    Reading your last posts it doesn't seem that has happened??
  • 09-14-2010, 02:09 AM

    I am gonna look in to it...

  • 09-13-2010, 08:46 PM

    Re: Was that you in the white Z4??....

    That was me...Alpine White Z4 s35i
    Home to Calgary was via Phoenix and Santa Fe. The drive was pretty good, as good as most Interstates can be, the car went into "safe" mode for about 5 miles just outside Great Falls, Montana but it cleared itself and started working fine after that...No rain and sunny all the way until Alberta...then it got cold and's still raining now.
    The Banff Springs hotel is 70 miles west of me, and very expensive. Also the speed limit in the National Park is 90kmh(55mph) and the tourists make it very hard to drive even 55. We do have some very scenic drives but no twisty's that I can think of ... that aren't gravel. We are rock chip heaven, that's why my Z4 was probably the only one at ZFest with mudguards on it..
    I did the Nethercutt but not the VDC. Went to the canyons instead ...great fun. Dallas may be a bit far for me but we'll see..

    Had a great time in LA,
    Think about the idea of the Exec doing the meat of the ZFest planning and then smaller outfits may not be afraid to step up for the local details etc.

  • 09-13-2010, 07:23 PM

    Was that you in the white Z4??....

    I'd be interested in talking more about this. Shoot me an email at [email protected]

    Personally, I'd love to help plan an event in Alberta or BC. Is the Banff Springs Hotel in your area? The BMW-Vintage Car Club is doing a Canadian tour in 2011 and asked me if I wanted to participate in the Z8 but $$$ is outta my league. I could get a copy of the tour / drives and so forth.

    Thanks for attending ZFest. We had as much fun putting it together as folks said that had attending and that is what makes the effort all worthwhile. Did you do the Nethercutt Collection tour? How about the BMW VDC? I stayed at ZFest ground zero and did not get to the tours so I guess that I will do them the next time that I am in town.

    How was your drive home?

    Scott Pettit
    BMW-Z Series Car Club of America
  • 09-13-2010, 04:56 PM

    Re: West vs East

    I just came back from the ZFest in LA and I had a blast. I drove 5000 miles on this trip (Calgary to LA, then to Phoenix, then to Santa Fe then back to Calgary.) I met some great people and learned a lot about driving canyons thanks to all the folks from Texas and AZ. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. The unplanned road trips were the best...especially the greasy fried food at the beach ( I didn't see the door to order steamed seafood from..damn, next time for sure )

    While I was there the idea came up to have the Executive of ZSCCA plan the ZFests, a local club could do a bit of footwork but the majority of the organizing can be done by internet or telephone. This would make it so much easier for smaller clubs to step up and be Co-Hosts. I won't say who had the basic idea (in case of hate mail...LOL) but it wasn't me.

    The Exec could possibly get heavier sponsorship from bigger corporations than a smaller club could...just an idea but I like it...
  • 09-08-2010, 03:14 PM

    Re: West vs East

    Just a tad over 27,000 now.
    Long story short here. Old car totalled on June 1 with 236K
    Bought a 2007 with 17K on June 15. Its the dark blue color, Montego, I think. 3.0i fully loaded. It even has heated seats!!
    Kathy loves them!!
    2.5i Maldivas Blue, Tan top/interior, Step, convience & Premium packages.
  • 09-08-2010, 12:00 AM

    Re: West vs East

    SO how many miles you have on your car now!!
  • 09-07-2010, 03:06 PM

    Re: West vs East

    I just attended the West coast Zfest. Had a great time and actually got a front row spot in the Pano Pic :-) Of course, so did 22 other cars, but what the hey..
    Personally, I agree that the Zfest should go bouncing all over the countryside. I like to trek to different parts of the country to see the back roads and the people at the end of the road. My wife and I attended the last 5 homecomings and tried to find a different route to take every time. We also hit a Tornado in Michigan City, Indiana, got chased out of New Orleans by Katrina and Gustov, but nothing detered us from going to see all the friends and aquaintences we had made over the years.
    I was saddened by the lack of response from the "east" coasters to make the trek out to see our beautiful WEST coast. There is a lot to do out here and as the attendees will attest, we have some twisties as well.
    Now, I didn't make the Cincinnati Zfest because I had been promising to take my wife to Hawaii and we did just that.
    We are already thinking of coming out to Dallas for Zfest11 and really want to travel the "Twisted Sisters" roads.
    So for those of you that made it to our party, Thanks and hope you had a wonderful time in our neck of the woods. For those of you who didn't for whatever reason, well, there goes that attended every Zfest award right out the door.
    I am just rattling on here, I know, so I will stop.
    Thank you Scott and everyone else that fought to have this held out here in the West coast. I really enjoyed the 60 mile trip to get here. Going home was about 300 miles worth of twisties.
    2.5i Maldivas Blue, Tan top/interior, Step, convience & Premium packages.
  • 08-23-2010, 01:27 AM

    Sorry Mark. I thought that it was...

    you but I didn't know your online handle.

    Honestly, at ZFest I am really gonna miss your hats and seeing your smiling face in the front row of the pano photo.

    If ZFest doesn't come to NO and you still want to host an event, put one together! You could call it the Big E Z or something else catchy. I know that my wife and I would come out (as long as it is not humid)..... even if you get rid of the Z, host an event.
  • 08-22-2010, 01:05 PM

    Re: I have a feeling as to who he / she is...

    I am not using nicknames I have always been 2Zero it's my work #!

    Scott, it's Mark Grusich I wasn't trying to hide my identity everyone on here knows who I am and I assumed you did too!!

  • 08-22-2010, 12:13 PM

    I have a feeling as to who he / she is...

    but don't know many folks real names.

    That, by the way, is why I do not use nicknames with anything that I post. I want folks to know that it is me, putting my own foot in my own mouth.

  • 08-22-2010, 10:01 AM

    Re: You are absolutely right...

    I understand that BMW doesn't want to be involved and I was glad to pay a lot more last year! and most of us had a good time.

    The Cane's did a wonderful job last year, especially not having a blueprint of years past.

    It was great seeing our friends from past HC's and sharing new horizons with them.

    I am not living in the past, I know HC is over as we used to know it!

    I understand the idea of moving it around the country but when you have 90% different people is it really the same party??

    No, it's a totally different party with just the same name!!

    And that is my argument!!
  • 08-22-2010, 09:38 AM

    Re: Nope. Have no clue as to who you are.

    After all these years and all the HC's, bet most of us know who 2Zero is! One can not attend HC or ZFest 2009 and not meet 2Zero.
  • 08-22-2010, 01:08 AM

    Nope. Have no clue as to who you are.

  • 08-21-2010, 11:51 PM

    You are absolutely right...

    There were 600 cars at HC.

    Because it was held at the factory were people could drive the track.

    Because it was held were it had always been

    Because it was held in a target rich environment.

    And because BMW picked up the tab for over 100K per year to put on the event. which meant that folks could attend a 3 day event for the price of a good meal for 2.

    Homecoming is NO LONGER. Not only that but BMW asked (did not require) that the HC name not be used. Thus the name ZFest and as I mentioned before, it is roaming the country as per BMW hopes.

    When I met with Kenn Sparks during the final HC event, one thing that I told him was that about every 4 or 5 years, the ZSCCA would be interested in bringing ZFest to the factory as a sort of ZFest Homecoming. He was thrilled. I hope that the club does it.

    No worries about this becoming an argument. I understand that some folks live in the past, don't want to experience new people and places, and avoid change. But the biggest reason that most die hards are not coming is due to economics and a lack of time or desire to make the drive. The ones that do, are going to cherish the experience.

    By the way, who are you?

    Scott Petiit

  • 08-21-2010, 10:30 PM

    West vs East

    I drove several times from Phoenix to Homecoming. I loved the drive across country. Even driving thru the hurricane and hotels being gone, gas being rationed and all.

    This time I am driving with the Texas group to spend 3 extra days driving and enjoying my Z instead of the 5 hours it actually takes to get to Valencia.

    Events like this should move around the country now that it is not hosted by BMW. It does allow different people from different parts of the country to attend on occasion as many don't have the option to take the time needed to drive cross country.

    Decreased attendance is more likely due to the poor economy than location.

    I say big thanks to anyone who gets one of the events going. I've helped with them in the past and it is an insane amount of work.

  • 08-21-2010, 12:02 PM

    Re: Oh yea, I meant to say....

    Oh yea and I did, remember!!!
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