By Matt Bagedonow
It was a great turnout for the first General Meeting of the year held at BMW of Norwood on April 7th. Special thanks go out to Alex Archer and Lisa Miles for hosting the meeting and for providing food and refreshments. For those who arrived early, BMW of Norwood arranged for drives in many of the new models. Judging from the reaction of the members, the new 3 Series is a great improvement in ride feel over the current F30. The new Z4 was a special favorite.
The evening kicked off with our special guest speaker Peter Bourassa. Peter has truly been around the horn in the business and automotive world. As an “everyman” enthusiast, Peter has owned, driven and attempted to repair American, British, German and Italian sports cars and motorcycles. He currently drives a 308 Ferrari with over 200K miles and a Ducati Sports-Tourer; all are highly modified…mostly by necessity. He has had a successful career in motorcycles as a sales manager for Ducati-Laverda and Suzuki motorcycles, and later in the automotive parts aftermarket with companies like Champion Spark Plug and Standard/Blue Streak Ignition Products.
The group was particularly interested in his stories about the unusual, off the beaten path resources and people that Peter has found over the years. These technicians and artisans do special high quality one-off work for repairs and restoration at very reasonable cost. To spread this information and other automotive knowledge, he has started a website and MMR Community Newsletter at: http://www.motorsportsmarketingresources.com/
The meeting wrapped up with a raffle of three grill badges. The three lucky winners were Andrew Brown, Dan Lee and Santo Wiryaman.
We hope to see you at our next general meeting!
Matt Bagedonow is Membership Chair of the Boston Chapter.