National Events

July 17-26, 2020: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 

The Allegheny Chapter’s annual gathering at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) is one of the most memorable events of the year. The PVGP is a week-long automotive festival featuring a spectacular vintage racing event and multiple car shows. There are several top-notch parties as well, including a jet-setter party that ranks with some of the finest in the country.
 
The PVGP culminates with races in Schenley Park, the only place in the country where vintage racing still takes place on city streets. A city golf course and historic park turn into a race track overnight. In any given year, multiple 2002s and the occasional pre-war 328, 700, or 1800 take part. Over 3,000 cars are on display in the beautiful park, while the Allegheny Chapter hosts a scenic drive, meals, and corral featuring nearly 300 BMWs. After the formal activities conclude, more fun is had simply enjoying the spirit of BMW in the parking of our host hotel.
 
The PVGP raises funds for autistic and intellectually/developmentally disabled individuals in the Pittsburgh region. Over the past ten years, our chapter’s activities have raised over $350,000 for these charities, including a record $126,000 during 2018’s O’Fest activities. Race week 2020 runs July 17-26, with the Schenley Park events taking place on the weekend of July 24-26. We hope to see you there!
 
To learn more about the event and to register, please visit: pvgp.org/car-shows/bmw/.
 
[Source: Article originally submitted by the Allegheny Chapter and appeared in the Spring/Summer 2020 BimmerLife Magazine]
 

August 14, 2020: Legends of the Autobahn Presented by Michelin

Legends Of The Autobahn® is an all-German marque Concours d'Elegance held at the prestigious Nicklaus Club-Monterey during Monterey, California’s famed Pebble Beach Concours week. 
 
Legends is hosted by the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes—Benz Club of America, and the Audi Club of America. The annual concours event offers both corral and judged areas, awards for all three featured marques, and an open class for all other German—made cars. The show field also features displays from manufacturers, sponsors, and vendors, along with several lunch options, and an available breakfast.
 

For information, please visit LegendsOfTheAutobahn.org.

August 15-16, 2020: Festorics Turn Five Corral and Hospitality Area Presented by Michelin at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 

The Festorics corral at Laguna Seca Raceway offers both a two-day trackside corral with parking alongside other BMW enthusiasts, as well as an excellent venue from which to watch the legendary races of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Available packages include the opportunity to buy corral tickets, lunch tickets, and event tickets to the Motorsports Reunion races themselves.
 

For information, please visit Festorics.org.

September 15-19, 2020: O'Fest Forever Presented by Michelin in Palm Springs 

We hear you and we’re keeping the O’Fest name! Following the 50th Anniversary O’Fest in Greenville, we emailed a survey to attendees and respondents overwhelming expressed their desire to keep the O’Fest name. So, O’Fest is back and will Forever be the name of our national event each and every year. The beloved gathering of the club will be endlessly honored and known for years to come as O’Fest Forever! The ultimate BMW event! Not the 51st, 52nd, or 53rd—your record is still safe Michael Izor —but as a timeless and lasting celebration for generations to come. If you didn’t know, Michael attended all fifty, yes, fifty, BMW CCA O’Fests and was honored during the closing banquet at this year’s event in Greenville with a standing ovation. He’s a founding member of the CCA and embodies the true spirit of the club. For that, we can’t thank him enough for all he has done to help the club grow. Michael, your record is now safe forever!
 
And, with a slightly new spin on the name, we are also excited to announce that Michelin will be our presenting sponsor again with plans to offer a tech talk, driving experience, and giveaways onsite. We are very proud of the partnership with Michelin and the incredible support they provide to the club each and every year.
 
Now for more event details! This year’s BMW CCA O’Fest Forever presented by Michelin will be held in Palm Springs, California, on September 15-19, 2020. Read More Here.
 

New event website will launch in Spring 2020.