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August 2015 “Car of the Month

Silver Never Looked So Good

1992 Alpina B12 5.0 No. 45 Sterling Silver SoCal Eights has selected this Alpina B12 belonging to Roger Wray, one of our 8’er Members on BMWCCA E31, Bimmerforums, and Forum .

November 2012 “Car of the Month”

Greetings From Moreno Valley

1994 840Ci Owner: John Burgan, Moreno Valley California SoCal 8s has selected this stunning 840Ci just 56 miles south of Los Angeles in Moreno Valley where owner John Burgan keeps his 1994 Avus Blue beauty 840 .

November 2012 “Car of the Month”

Gary Corcoran Mission Viejo

The 850Ci is the BMW Motorsport-developed version of the E31 8 Series coupe. It is powered by the S70 V12 engine, a BMW Motorsport-enhanced version the standard production M70 power plant. In addition, the 850CSi features a BMW Motorsport-tuned chassis and several unique cosmetic items .


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Our History

In 2010, a few BMW 8 Series owners would occasionally get together once on Saturday mornings in Dana Point to hang out, have coffee, open hoods, and talk about our cars. This Meet & Greet became very popular during that year. It continued into 2011 when the group grew from six or seven cars to more than 17. During one of our meetups in November 2011, a few came up with the idea that we should form a social car club and organize some fun events during the year, thus the SoCalEights car club was created. SoCalEights first big event was in December 2011 at the Irvine Cars & Coffee meet. We rolled in with 41 e31’s! The most 8 Series cars ever assembled in one place in Southern California. During that next year we attended more car meets and events together as a group. On August 2012, during a brunch at Karl Strauss Brewery in San Diego, we voted to officially form SoCalEights and elected our Board Members. Since then, our membership has grown from the few that met in Dana Point in 2010 to over 125 current members located from Los Angeles to San Diego, as well as members from Northern California, Arizona, and Nevada. SoCalEights Newsletters and Car of the Month publications have brought together a large following of 8 Series owners from 23 states and over 16 countries, including Germany, Czech Republic, New Zealand, Croatia, Sweden, France, England, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Norway, British Columbia, Russia, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Spain and the United Arab Emirates. We continue to grow our membership each year and hope you will join us.


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