May meets

Ok, right now, we have one scheduled meet, for either May 2nd or May third, to head up to PA to meet withthe Philly guys and Edwin from the Netherlands. May 2nd will be lunch in PA with a DIY fest afterwards, and Sunday would only be the DIY fest.

More details here:

Let’s meet at Maryland House, on I-95 by about 9:30 AM, so we can get up there at 11AM. Anyone that can’t get tehre by then, the directions are on bimmerboards. Just follow the link above. This is where we’ll meet:
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Also, it’s time to think about an actual local May meet and tour. I’d like to do this later in the month, when it’s more likely to be nice weather. Again, meet and greet at Security Square Mall parking lot, but I’d like to find a dinner location to tour to. Anyone that has any good ideas, just leave a comment and we can pick.

Lastly, I’m thinking it might be fun to just have a monthly meet at a local restaurant on a Friday evening, like the first Friday of every month, meet up at a local diner or something. What’s everyone’s take on that? Or we could meet here at the house and maybe do a bit of DIY too. There are alot of local 7 series owners around here. it’d bee cool to regularly see a group of the cars together… And I have the code readers to reset oil change lights and read and reset Check engine lights if anyone needs it.

Chris V.

April meets…

Hi, all! Well, April is looking like a busy month for me, and i think the local meet and tour will be pushed off utnil May. But in april there are two events to talk about and plan for. April 11 is the Sonic Drive in car show and meet in Morgantown PA. I’m heading up there with the family, and gonna try and cruise with local bimmerforums members. it’d be great if we could get some of the local 7s to come along.

When: Saturday April 11th, 2009
Rain/Snow Date: April 18th, 2009
Time: Noon at Sonic
What: Meet and Cruise

to Sonic Drive In in MORGANTOWN, PA


More info here:

The other news is that on April 29, the Big E is coming back over from Europe, and is going to be in Philly with the Philly group of E38 owners, much like last year’s gathering. if you’d like to get your car’s computer recoded, this is the event to be at. Edwin is a great guy, and extremely knowledgeable about these cars. He’ll be there to the 7th of May. I’d like to meet up locally with a group and head on up there the morning of either the 2nd or 3rd of May.

That’s about it for now. Let me know what weekend in May would be good for everybody to get together locally, and think of some good place to cruise to dinner.


Additional April Fun!

April 18th, at 8pm, Mobtown Theater, Hampden MD (Baltimore)

Come see Mrs V. along with the rest of the Drop Three Improv Comedy Troupe do their thing on stage! If you ever saw the TV show, Who’s Line Is It, you’ll understand what’s happening. Drop Three does improvisational and sketch comedy, based on topics and suggestions from the audience. Hilarity ALWAYS ensues! Tickets are $10 each at the door, and snacks and beverages are available.

Mobtown Theater
3600 Clipper Mill Rd. Suite 114
Baltimore, MD 21211

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March Mini-Meet is done!

Managed to get 7 7s to brave the weather and show up for the first monthly midatlantic7s get together.


Front to back, Brian, Rob, Aaron, Larry, Harry, Chris, and myself (Chris V).

Check out all the pics in the Gallery
Spent an hour and a half chatting, while everyone arrived, and got a new member, Rob (black 740 with black wheels) who happened to be at the mall when we gathered up. Larry gets the long distance award, having come out from Indiana!!! Of course, he was already in town, but still a healthy trip. And the highline was looking sweet!

Rob had to roll out and couldn’t join us on the tour, so that left us with 6 cars to tour from the meetup location to dinner, on both the beltway and the twisty backroads (which would have been more fun in the dry, drat).

Dinner was excellent at Famous Dave’s BBQ. Sorry Edwin couldn’t have made it… 😉

Oh, and Harry, Donna now wants a shorty sporty, to get the gear ratios and the better transmission that your car has. She says it feels effortlessly faster than mine. (’cause mine takes time shifting down, and the taller gearing doesn’t pull as hard) Damnit!!!!

Next up will be a meet in April, possibly on a Saturday, followed by one in May that may actually be a TSD rally from the meet point to dinner. Hopefully, as the weather improves though the summer, we can get more people out and have fun.

Thanks so much to all who came out!

March mini-meet/tour

Ok, everyone. I’m looking at doing a meet/tour to dinner in March. Just something short to kick off Spring. What I’m thinking of is meeting up at Security Square Mall parking lot on the left side of Security Blvd just after you get off of 695. The parking lot to the left of the first entrance is large and pretty much unused 24/7. We can meet up there about 2 pm on Sunday March 15, hang around for an hour or so and chat/meet&greet, then tour around the beltway to Falls Road and Greenspring Valley Road, around, say, 3-4pm, then heading back up the twisty Greenspring Valley to Garrison Forest, and on up to Owings Mills and Famous Dave’s for dinner. Here’s what I’m proposing for now:

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Let me know what you all think.

Chris V

Breakfast run to Annapolis

Hi, All!

We’re having a breakfast run to Annapolis Double T Diner with the BMWCCA National Capitol Chapter this Saturday, Feb. 21. Weather permitting (if it snows, no go! Ha!) I’m heading out from my house in Pikesville at about 7:30 or so, to met up with some of the BMWCCA members at the Columbia Park & Ride at Rt. 32 and Snowden River Parkway at 8:15 am.  The Double T is at 12 Defense St, Annapolis, MD, if people want to just meet there instead (though arriving with a group of 7s would be cool!).

Anyone wanting to meet up at my house in Pikesville, email me at

Hope to see some new faces!