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President’s Page July 2021

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Greeting E31 Owners

BMW Car Club of America – E31 Chapter
— The Voice of E31 Owners —
July, 2021 President’s Update #12 – by Henry Christoff

Hello, Everyone,

A few major car events are fast approaching! If you are planning to attend car events
this summer and fall and would like a fresh E31 Chapter window decal for your E31, I
would be happy to send a couple to you.
Request via email to me at:
pres@bmwccaE31.com

The Legends of the Autobahn West display slots are almost full, if not full already.
Check our E31 Chapter website events page for the registration details, August date
and new location for 2021.

The annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and Car Show July 24 & 25. This is an
unbelievable event that I have personally attended many times. If attending, be sure to
bring your walking/hiking shoes! The Allegheny Chapter is our BMW host for the event.
Go here to register: https://www.showclix.com/event/bmw-club-pavilion-2021-pvgp

Or, you can attend without registration using public parking at the event and not having
your BMW on the show field for display. Attendance is free to the public.
Legends of the Autobahn East & O’Fest Forever – coming in November. Check our
E31 Chapter website events page for all the details.

BMW CCA E31 Chapter Membership Update

June brought us one new member and eight renewals! Your support of the E31 Chapter
and the world wide E31 community is greatly appreciated- Thank you!

NLA Parts Update – Headlamp Adjuster Repair Kits

Unfortunately, we have learned that BMW Classic will not be able to support North
American E31 owners on this issue. BMW Classic has advised that Hella Germany did not produce the previous repair kits. Even though these kits were probably at one time
considered a North American safety issue, BMW Classic have advised that all previous
kit component design drawings, production information and production tools are
missing. If Hella Germany were to reproduce the repair kit, new component drawings
would have to be provided by BMW. New tooling would need to be purchased and a
new product production line set up. With a new part, BMW approvals of initial samples
plus testing of initial samples prior to actual production would be required. BMW Classic
has suggested we try Hella USA. As most of you know, we contacted them last year
without success. However, with additional information that we now possess, perhaps
Hella USA can assist. We will keep everyone updated on this topic.

Other News – Facebook Groups of Interest to E31 Owners
BMW E31 8 Series Fans
BMW E31 Fan Club
BMW Museum

Until next month – Henry
Henry Christoff- pres@bmwccaE31.com
E31 Chapter Website: https://www.bmwccae31.com/
E31 Chapter Swag Store: https://nmwccae31.qbstores.com