Drive to the BMWCCA Foundation Genesis Exhibit

May 07, 2021 to May 08, 2021
May 7 & 8 Trip to Greer, SC to the BMWCCA Foundation May 8th. The Foundation is currently hosting an exhibit called Genesis BMW From The Beginning which includes numerous early BMW automobiles. See
The latest exhibition at the BMWCCA Foundation in Greer, SC is titled “Genesis: BMW From The Beginning.” It’s not only an impressive display of the cars that BMW built up until the early 1960s, it’s a visual display of the history of the company as it navigated it’s path forward in the world of technology, business, marketing, global conflict, economic challenges and even survival. The vehicles on display are surrounded by story boards, historical advertising and marketing materials, photographs, memorabilia and more. All of the vehicles in the exhibition are on loan from club members and museums and when Genesis closes later in May, this collection of vehicles and supporting material will probably not be seen in one location again. Since Greer is a minimum 4-hour drive from Chattanooga, this will be an overnight trip, beginning on May 7 and concluding on May 8. The plan is to meet on the morning of May 7 in Chattanooga and take a more scenic, backroads route to Greer, that will be somewhat longer than the interstate route. Plans will include a lunch stop in Highlands, NC with a late afternoon arrival at the hotel (s) in between Greenville and Greer. I’ve selected the Courtyard by Marriott as the “headquarters hotel” but there are two other choices within walking distance—one priced a little lower (Hampton Inn) and one a little higher (Marriott). Currently you can book a room at this Courtyard for $118/night plus taxes (Senior rate or AAA rate/Total - $132). As we get closer to that date, rates may increase and availability may decrease. The visit to the Genesis exhibition will take place on Saturday morning and most folks will find they’re ready to bid farewell by noon. The return trip to Chattanooga will be at your leisure. You can return via the scenic way, via the interstate or you may even want to stay an extra day and explore more of Greenville. There are three other points of BMW-interest nearby (BMW Manufacturing Plant, BMW Performance Center & BMW CCA Headquarters), however all of them are closed on Saturdays. Here is a list of the 3 hotels that are all clustered near each other: • Courtyard by Marriott Greenville-Spartanburg Airport 115 The Parkway Greenville, SC 29615 864.213.9009 • Greenville Marriott One Parkway East Greenville, SC 29615 864.297.0300 • Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville Airport 128 The Parkway Greenville, SC 29615 864.263.5555


Bob Wilson
190 Manatee Court
SC, Greer 29651