Not sure what cloth has to do with it but in order the be a BMW CCA 2002 Forever Chapter member one has to be a BMWCCA member.
Yes there was a lot of interest, I signed the petition and joined the chapter. At the time of the petition it was not divulged a membership to BMWCCA was required to join the forever chapter.
This is by no means a dis on the forever chapter. Compared to the original interest, the question was raised, why no more members. My suggestion is the possibility that the ownership of the more than "100x" 2002s around are not BMWCCA members, thus are not eligible to become Forever Members, that is all.