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 …At the Fourth Annual BIG (British, Italian and German) European Sports and Collector Car Show held in Cape Coral, Florida, on Sunday, March 06, 2016.   The event was held at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral overlooking the Caloosahatchee River and was free to the public.  The weather was near perfect for an auto show.  FSC more than doubled CCA participation over last year’s showing with nine (9) BMW’s showing.   Many thanks to fellow BMW CCA members who stopped by the event to support the show cars.  Your support is always appreciated.

We had an excellent time meeting and talking to several potential new members.  FSC will likely expand by three new members John, Lee and Eric in the near future.  We really enjoyed learning about their passion for the brand and the many tales of their love for their BMW’s.  It doesn’t get any better than this!

In a conversation with FSC President, Stan Dale, the  promoters of the BIG Show indicated they were very pleased with the growth of the BMW participation. With greater BMW participation the BIG promoters indicated a willingness to create a broader range of classes to be judged, thus expanding the potential for even more trophies. Look for this show to  be a part of the FSC BMW CCA annual events calendar.

Thanks to members Mario & Carol Villar for hosting a small after-party at their home following the BIG Show. OMG, we want the recipe for that dip!  Hmm Hmm Hmm!

And the results are in…

First Place

Bruce Baker repeated his First Place showing with his 1959 BMW 600.  Simply a beautiful automobile.

Second Place

Frank Mann repeated his Second Place record this year showing his 1974 2002.  Frank also won the Long Distance trophy….LOL, Frank says by 2 miles.

Third Place

John & Michaela Valletta from Bradenton, Florida won Third Place with their 1986 Shark.  This is the first event John & Michaela participated in…something tells me they’ll be back for more.  This Red Shark drew lots of attention.  Simply elegant!

BMW Beauties

Other Beauties

View the album on Flickr

2016 BIG Show

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  1. Yummy Mexican Dip


    1 bar of Neufatel or Cream Cheese
    1 can of refried beans (I use La Preferida Organic)
    1 bunch of chopped green onion/scallions
    1 jar of salsa (I use Newman’s Pineapple)
    1 jar of pineapple preserves
    1 bag of shredded Mexican cheese mix


    1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Let neufatel/cream cheese soften. Spread evenly on the bottom of a heat resistant container.
    3. Spread the can of refried beans evenly over the neufatel/cream cheese.
    4. Spread the chopped green onions over the refried beans.
    5. Drain the salsa as much as possible and mix with ½ of the pineapple preserves. Spread evenly over the green onions.
    6. Spread the shredded cheese over the salsa.
    7. Bake for approximately 20 minutes – until the cheese on top is meltled and bubbly.
    8. Serve with your favorite chips and enjoy!
  2. Thanks Carol for a wonderful afternoon post B.I.G. European Car Show in your home. Hey everyone…you gotta’ try this dip recipe. Oh my goodness, it’ll make your mouth happy! Enjoy!

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