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2009 Annual Banquet

BMW CCA - Puget Sound Chapter

Saturday, January 31, 2009
2010 Puget Sound Annual Banquet, Bellevue, WA

Registration closed January 22, 2009 5:00 AM at 2009-01-22T05:00:00-0800 Registration ends January 22, 2009 5:00 AM at 2009-01-22T05:00:00-0800 Registration opens December 16, 2008 4:00 AM at 2008-12-16T04:00:00-0800 Registration runs from December 16, 2008 4:00 AM to January 22, 2009 5:00 AM


Welcomes you to register for the

2009 Annual Banquet!!
We’ve accounted for everyone’s comfort and this year and we have a limit on attendance of 225 and you do NOT need to be a BMW CCA member. 
This year’s benefactor is Wonderland Developmental Center and more information about their organization can be found on their website. http://www.wdcbirthtothree.org
The banquet will be January 31st, 2009, Saturday night. 
The schedule is:
5:30 - Doors Open
  • Raffle Auction Begins (new format this year)
  • Social Mingling
6:30 - Raffle Auction Ends
6:45 - Dinner
7:45 - Announcements
8:00 - Live Auction
9:00 - Program – Chip Hanauer “Lessons from a Dangerous Life
9:30 - We’re Done
“I was in love with racing from the first, but I’ll admit car racing was my first love,” says Chip Hanauer. “I was caught up in the romance of it, the international stars. My greatest admiration was for a man like Jim Clark who represented a great personality contrast. Here he was a mild mannered Scottish gentleman, a farmer, yet the master of his craft in an intensely aggressive profession.”
Had Chip Hanauer grown up in Indianapolis, we know he would have been an auto racer. Had he grown up in Kentucky, he probably would have raced horses. But he grew up in Seattle in the 1950s and 1960s, when Seattle was the boat racing capital of the world and the biggest sports stars were hydroplane drivers. So Chip started racing while still in grade school.
He moved up quickly and by the time he was 22, he got his first unlimited boat drive. That was 1976 and by 1979 he had his first unlimited class win.
Chip raced for 35 years, ending up with 61 unlimited class wins, one less than his mentor, Bill Muncey. Hanauer has seven UHRA national championships to his credit and an unprecedented eleven Gold Cups; the Super Bowl of boat racing.
There was a price to pay for all those wins. Hanauer has suffered many a broken bone and has had his boat nearly kill him a number of times.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about Chip Hanauer was how unaffected he was by it all. He always made himself available to the press and the fans. He always spoke from the heart and always had the best intentions for hydroplane racing, even when that didn’t agree with the “party line” from the sanctioning body.
Chip is also not a one-dimensional person. He graduated cum laude from Washington State with a degree in Special Education. He spends much of his time helping children with behavior disorders brought on by abuse. He also speaks to business and other groups about “Lessons from a Dangerous Life.”