Eric Wieland of Algona

Name: Eric Wieland


Algona, IA is my hometown and I currently live in West Des Moines.

BMWs owned:

I own a 2008 BMW 135i and it is my first BMW

What made you decide to purchase your first BMW?

I have wanted to purchase a BMW for many years and I finally ordered mine in 2007 through the BMW Military Sales program while I was deployed overseas. I was able to order what I wanted and saved a bunch of money. I believe it was one of the first 1 series in Iowa when it was delivered in late summer of 2008.

Do you have any BMW stories or memories?

The 2009 LDDS was the first driving school with BMWCCA and with my 135i. I ran the car completely stock down to the tires. My instructor and I were very impressed with power and braking and I have made very few modifications since then as I continue to improve my performance driving techniques.

What is your favorite BMW Club event and why?

I really enjoy BMWCCA driving schools especially at new tracks and with new chapters. I enjoy experiencing new tracks and meeting new people. There is never a shortage of great conversation about cars and performance driving.

Do you have a dream car?

I have always wanted an M5 for my daily driver. I would love to have something like a Radical for a track toy. I am looking for a $500 e30 to build into a race car for the 24 hour of lemons races.

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