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Manzanita Coast Tour
May 5, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm| Free
A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but not the most fun for driving enthusiasts.
This drive is a trip to the quaint hamlet of Manzanita on the beautiful Oregon coast, over several miles of interesting and entertaining roads. Enjoy the 125 mile trip with an excellent combination of twists and turns in addition to some nice rural and forest scenery in the north Willamette Valley and coast range.
We’ll be traveling a less familiar paved route over the coast range partly along the Nestucca River. We will arrive in Manzanita around lunch time at San Dune Pub. This is a 21 and over establishment. For anyone bringing children, there are other restaurants located in the immediate area.
A bonus for our tour will be an opportunity to see a BMW 328, owned by Rand Wintermute of Seal Rock, Oregon. We’re planning to meet with him and his ride at our rest stop along US 101. Here’s some information about this incredible car from the owner:
I am a member of the France BMW Club, as we own a home in Merdrignac, France, where my BMW 328 is usually kept; it is equipped with a Tii Turbo engine, that has been converted to Propane. There is no carburetor(s), only the Turbo!…. yes, it is very fast, And with the range of about 400 miles on one tank fill of propane!! This means there is NO carbon trace, and NO substantial wear on the engine… the original engine was too fragile for daily driving and rallies. This 328 has participated in many French and Deutsch rallies. I will participate with it in the 2018 Monte Shelton TSD rally this July 26 and it will be shown at the Forest Grove Concours on 14 July.
Has your doctor mentioned that most of us spend too much time each day sitting around? With that in mind, we’ll be offering a healthy option for those so inclined. After lunch (weather permitting) we’ll meet at the Neahkahnie Mountain trailhead for a fabulous scenic hike. Bring your rucksak, water bottle, snacks, appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing. Please be prepared for cool windy weather. (Hypothermia isn’t fun). The hike is uphill but not extreme, but there is some difficult terrain. This is by no means an extreme outdoor adventure, however like any outdoor activity participants should be prepared.
Basics of the hike:
3 miles round trip
900 elevation gain
More information at OregonHiking.com
This drive is for BMW CCA members only; passengers do not need to be members to attend. This is a one way tour – please plan the rest of your day accordingly.
We will gather for a driver’s meet starting at 8:30am behind Starbucks, and departure is at 9:00am sharp! Despite our meeting location, we recommend moderation in the use of caffeine prior to departure. There will be rest stops along the way.