It's novel that you offer to stand in and all,
but do you really feel that you have any success stories dealing with BMW NA that achieved more success than an individual owner would have?
Honestly, I mean no offense, but many of us have been around BMW's for a number of years (23 myself) and seen all sorts of BMW special interest groups (my personal experience is with Club Racing) that carry much more clout than the ZSCCA get nowhere with BMW NA or corporate. Call me jaded, but I have very little confidence that a rep from a small fringe group is going to have any success either. We're just not that important to the big guys and IMHO someone would have to be smoking something to think anything would come of this that the owner couldn't achieve himself if he wanted to pursue it.
Again, I know this must come off as trying to shoot you down, but that's absolutely not what I'm trying to do. If anything, I guess you could say I'm just trying to help you save the time and energy. I know you've said before you have "contacts", but if I had a dime for everybody that had a "contact" at BMW NA I'd be a rich man.