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Dinner in Desert Ridge

by Paul Koreneff

 

Come on out to have dinner with like-minded enthusiasts and catch up with your friends, old and new!

We are gathering at The SFIZIO Modern Italian Kitchen on N Tatum Blvd north of the 101 freeway in Phoenix, on Tuesday, July 13th at 6:00 pm. We will be on the patio.

Use the Register for Event! button above and be sure to include first names for all attendees so we can prepare name tags for guests and ensure our members have received their lanyards. Wait a minute after clicking once on the Submit button to allow the system time to process your request – you will receive a confirming message and an email.

Breakfast in West Mesa

by Paul Koreneff

 

Time for another indoor breakfast and continue the conversations about our cars!

We are meeting at Crackers and Co on W Iron Ave near the 60 freeway and S Country Club Dr, on Saturday, July 9th at 8:00 am.

Use the Register for Event! button above and be sure to include first names for all attendees so we can prepare name tags for guests and ensure our members have received their lanyards. Wait a minute after clicking once on the Submit button to allow the system time to process your request – you will receive a confirming message and an email.

Dinner in North Scottsdale

by Paul Koreneff

Come on out to have dinner with like-minded enthusiasts and catch up with your friends, old and new!

We are gathering at Soul Cafe at the corner of N Miller Rd and E Pinnacle Peak Rd in Scottsdale, on Wednesday, June 15th at 6:00 pm. Note that the restaurant is limiting us to 20 attendees.

Use the Register for Event! button above and be sure to include first names for all attendees so we can prepare name tags for guests and ensure our members have received their lanyards. Wait a minute or two after clicking once on the Submit button to allow the system time to process your request – you will receive a confirming message and an email.

Breakfast in Phoenix

by Paul Koreneff

Time for our first breakfast of the summer so we can restart our conversations about cars.

We are meeting at the First Watch on W Thomas Rd near N Central Ave, on Saturday, June 11th at 8:00 am.

Use the Register for Event! button above and be sure to include first names for all attendees so we can prepare name tags for guests and ensure our members have received their lanyards. Wait a minute after clicking once on the Submit button to allow the system time to process your request – you will receive a confirming message and an email.

Devil’s Highway Run

by Paul Koreneff

Are you ready for the ride of your life? Then come with us to the:​

Register above in order to reserve your spot for the event. Please note you will also have to reserve your accommodations directly with one of the cabins listed below under Accommodations.

Come join us on this epic journey through the twisty back roads of Eastern Arizona, where you can take-in the beautiful scenery and enjoy your BMW in a manner that brings out its legendary BMW engineering magic.

U.S. Route 666 was first commissioned in 1926, with a northern terminus of Cortez, CO. The Signage arrived to Arizona in 1938, stretching to Douglas, of which 30 miles of it overlapped U.S. Route 66. 1985 marked the end of U.S. Route 66 designation, leaving U.S. Route 666 an orphan.

Due to dislike of the reference to the Antichrist, street signs were stolen at a faster pace than they could be replaced. Rerouting and complaints from superstitious drivers were a few of the reasons that lead to the gradual cessation of Route 666.

Eventually, Arizona changed the numbering to U.S. 191 in 1993. On May 31, 2003, U.S. Route 666 officially became extinct, leaving legends, scenic miles, and the nickname “The Devil’s Highway” for posterity.

DEVIL’S HIGHWAY LOOP DETAILS:

The “Loop” will start in Alpine and wind its way east into New Mexico (Hwy 180). From there, we will hook down and around to Clifton, Arizona (Hwy 78) and then back up to Alpine, Arizona (Hwy 191). The total distance is about 220 miles of spectacular views, mountain vistas, high mountain meadows, and enough twists, curves, and long-fast sweepers through multiple elevation changes to make you and your BMW happy for many months to come!

We will drive the loop once – on Saturday. Departure will be on Saturday morning, at about 10:00 am, from the Escudilla Mountain Cabins. 

We will stop for lunch around 12:30 pm or 1:00 pm at Michelle’s in Morenci. Michelle always takes very good care of us.

Once we are all fed and rested, we will get back to it and continue the route back up to Alpine on the deliciously twisty portion of Highway 191 – the Devil’s Highway!

Once we return to Alpine, you will have the opportunity to recap your extraordinary adventure with other BMW enthusiasts, over a delicious meal, at the Foxfire at Alpine Restaurant.

Register using the Register for Event! button at the top of this page and be sure to include first names for all attendees so we can prepare name tags. Wait a minute after clicking once on the Submit button to allow the system time to process your request – you will receive a confirming message and an email.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our drives are designed to be fun and safe for the entire family. As such, we expect all participants to behave in a mature and safe manner. If you want to have a drag race or test the limits of your BMW then please sign up for our next track event and allow professional instructors to assist you in getting the most out of your BMW. This is not the venue for driving recklessly and you will be asked to leave.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Our base camp will be the Escudilla Mountain Cabins in Alpine, Arizona:

Website: Escudilla Mountain Cabins
Phone: (928) 386-5170 (some members got no reply from (928) 339-4285)

Location: The cabins are on the left side of Highway 180 just as it veers right just past the brow of the hill.

We have secured a block of cabins and they will be available to our members on a first-come first-served basis. As usual, the rooms will fill-up quickly.

If there are no cabins available at the Escudilla Mountain Cabins, please check with:

Alpine Buckboard Cabins – (928) 339-4803

Aspen Lodge – (866) 322-7736

CARAVAN RENDEZVOUS LOCATION:

Circle K / Shell Station

17125 East Shea Boulevard
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

(south side of the street near the Beeline Highway)

Date: Friday May 20, 2022

Check-in: 11:45 am

Driver’s Meeting: 12:00 pm

Departure (caravan style): 12:15 pm

We will stop for lunch in Payson.

There will be a drive leader, as well as a secondary group coordinator, to keep the group together and help ensure safe travels for our members and the general public.

For those unable to make the Friday caravan up to Alpine, please review the “Caravan Route Details” below for directions to get to the Escudilla Mountain Cabins in Alpine. We look forward to seeing you there!

CARAVAN ROUTE DETAILS:

We’ll begin our drive on AZ Highway 87 (the Beeline) to Payson. Once in Payson, we will take AZ Highway 260 east to Culver’s where we will stop for lunch. We will continue east on AZ Highway 260 and will pass through Star Valley, Heber, and Show Low. Once we reach Show Low, we will take side streets to a Giant gas station on S Mountain Rd. Then we take AZ Highway 260 again south to AZ Highway 273. Turn right on AZ Highway 273 and proceed past Sunrise Park Resort to US Highway 191 where we turn right to go to Alpine and The Escudilla Mountain Cabins. Dinner will be at the Foxfire at Alpine Restaurant.

On Friday, lunch will be at Culver’s

805 E Highway 260,

Payson, AZ 85541

Dinner in North Scottsdale

by Paul Koreneff

Come on out to have dinner with like-minded enthusiasts and catch up with your friends, old and new!

We are gathering at The Raven Gastropub at the corner of N Pima Rd and E Pinnacle Peak Rd in Scottsdale, on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00 pm. Note that we are meeting on Tuesday!

Use the Register for Event! button above and be sure to include first names for all attendees so we can prepare name tags for guests and ensure our members have received their lanyards. Wait a minute after clicking once on the Submit button to allow the system time to process your request – you will receive a confirming message and an email.

Cars and Coffee in Tempe

by Paul Koreneff

Come join us for another of our cars and coffee meetings. We hope that by starting earlier we may beat some of the heat!

Our location is Seattle Espresso on Warner Rd one mile west of Highway 101 in Tempe at 7:30 am on Saturday, May 14th.

We will be congregating outside in the parking lot. Feel free to bring your own food and beverages or you can purchase them at the Seattle Espresso or the nearby Dunkin Donuts.

Use the Register for Event! button above and be sure to include first names for all attendees so we can prepare name tags for guests and ensure our members have received their lanyards. Wait a minute after clicking once on the Submit button to allow the system time to process your request – you will receive a confirming message and an email.

Grand Canyon Drive and Train Tour

by Paul Koreneff

The Sonora Chapter has invited members of the Roadrunner Chapter to join them for a post-tax season trip to Williams. That will be the base to permit a train ride to the Grand Canyon. You will need to select and book your own tour package direct with the hotel/train folk.

More details are available on the Sonora Chapter web site:

Please also use the Register for Event! button above so that we know the Roadrunner Chapter members who are joining the trip.

Dinner and Mixer – Scottsdale

by Paul Koreneff

Come on out to have dinner with like-minded enthusiasts and catch up with your friends, old and new! 

We are gathering at The Vig at McCormick Ranch just west of the 101 freeway at Via Linda in Scottsdale, on Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00 pm. We have reserved tables on the patio.

Use the Register for event! button above to reserve your seat. Be sure to include first names for all attendees so we can prepare name tags. Wait a minute after clicking once on the Submit button to allow the system time to process your request – you will receive a confirming message and an email.

Cars and Coffee in Glendale

by Paul Koreneff

Come join us for another of our cars and coffee meetings.

Our location is the Black and White Cafe on 59th Ave just south of Highway 101 in Glendale at 8:30 am on Saturday, April 9th.

We will be congregating outside in the parking lot. Feel free to bring your own food and beverages or you can purchase them at the Black & White Cafe.

Use the Register for event! button above and be sure to include first names for all attendees so we can prepare name tags. Wait a minute after clicking once on the Submit button to allow the system time to process your request – you will receive a confirming message and an email.