• Mar 19, 2006
Breast cancer research fundraisers at the Susan G. Komen Foundation have teamed up with BMW of North America, and the group is looking for volunteer wheelmen (and women) for an upcoming Ultimate Drive event. Eighteen drivers will pilot specially-marked BMWs on a fifteen mile course, earning $1 per mile pledged by the German automaker. The fundraiser is slated for Thursday, March 30th, and will take place in Charleston, South Carolina.
Ultimate Drive, which tours across the country and stops in 200 cities, has raised ten million dollars for the foundation over the past decade. Nearly 300,000 drivers have volunteered for the fund-raising event.

Contact information can be found by following the link.

[Source: The Post and Courier]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      Wait, so they are going to raise

      $1 * 15 miles * 18 drivers = $270 ?!?

      That can't be right. And if it's right, it's INANE!
      • 8 Years Ago
      more like 18 vehicles driven in rotation
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is a great event for a great cause. I've done this for about 4 years now, the Ultimate Drive just being in my area a week ago. An opportunity to drive Bimmers, all the while supporting breast cancer research.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Are you sure they're only asking for 18 drivers? We've done this for two years now and there have been far more than 18 drivers show up to drive the cars.

      In fact, I encourage anyone interested in BMWs to go to this event if it comes near your city. At past events, you call BMW, set up a time and tell them what car you want to drive. We always like to choose either a 3 series convertible or the Z4.

      When you get to the event, take your chosen ride out on the prescribed course and have fun knowing this is one of the few times you'll be able to drive a $40,000 BMW without a snooty salesman hanging on your shoulder. Oh, and you're doing it for charity.

      When you get back, get back in line. Drive something else. Last year we went through the entire BMW lineup. It was my first time to ever drive a top of the line 7 series. Very very sweet.

      Go here:
      http://www.bmwusa.com/bmwexperience/EventsandPrograms/UDSK/registration.htm

      Enter your zip code. If registration isn't open in your area, give 'em your email and they'll notify you when they're coming close to you.

      Have fun!