National Events

May 16-17: Members Only Two-Day M School at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg—SOLD OUT!

The first of four BMW CCA Two-Day M Schools from the BMW Performance Center will be held May 16-17 at the Performance Center's Spartanburg, South Carolina location. Offered for members at a discount of several hundred dollars, this $3,395 (normally $3,995) course includes not only the ample amenities of the Performance Center—including a full range of current M cars, professional instruction, and access to the Performance Center's slalom, skid pad, handling course, timed-run course, and more—but also the opportunity for drivers of all skill levels to gain the confidence and skill to properly handle any of BMW's most powerful offerings. Travel arrangements are not included, but the price does include meals, lodging, and everything needed to make this two-day celebration of M power complete.
 
To register for the school, please call BMW Registration at (888) 345-4BMW. You must have a valid BMW CCA membership to participate in this program.
 
The members only Two-Day M Schools are being offered on four separate weekends throughout 2015 including May 16-17 and November 7-8 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and June 13–14 and October 10–11 in Palm Springs, California.
 
 
The Vintage
 

May 22–24: The Vintage in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The extended weekend of The Vintage, held each year in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is the largest gathering of vintage BMWs in North America. The trip is worthwhile for the owners of vintage Bimmers of all varieties, from E24- and E28-series cars to Isettas and classics of the early days of BMW. In addition to the 300-plus vehicle show and vendor activities on Saturday, this year’s show will feature a Friday afternoon fun rally and meet-and-greet, and more festivities on Sunday that have yet to be announced.

For more information or to register (registration opens January 1, 2015), please visit AtTheVintage.com or send inquiries directly to Festmeister Scott Sturdy at scottsturdy@yahoo.com.

June 13-14: Members Only Two-Day M School at BMW Performance Center West

The second Members Only Two-Day M School of 2015—and the first of two at BMW's new Performance Center at Thermal Club raceway near Palm Springs, California—will be held June 13-14. This $3,395 (normally $3,995) course includes not only the ample amenities of the brand-new Thermal Club facility, but also all the amenities one would expect at the renowned Spartanburg, South Carolina Performance Center. These include a full range of current M cars and training on a variety of courses by professional instructors. These courses offer drivers of all skill levels the opportunity to gain the confidence and skill to push any of BMW's most powerful offerings to the limit. Travel arrangements are not included, but the price does include meals, lodging, and everything needed to make this two-day celebration of M power complete.
 
To register for the school, please call BMW Registration at (888) 345-4BMW. You must have a valid BMW CCA membership to participate in this program.
 
The members only Two-Day M Schools are being offered on four separate weekends throughout 2015 including May 16-17 and November 7-8 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and June 13–14 and October 10–11 in Palm Springs, California.
 
PVGP M4
 

July 16–19, 2015: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, or PVGP as it is often known, is a unique historic racing festival held on the city streets in and around Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. PVGP has been hosted in the Steel City since 1984, and has grown from a one-day private race to an event exciting to any enthusiast and benefitting both the Autism Society of America and the Allegheny Valley School. What was once a racing event is now a 2,000-vehicle international car show with food and vendors across the Bob O’Conner Golf Course where spectators (usually numbering close to 200,000) overlook the races (now featuring a total of over 180 historic race cars) held on the city streets below.


The BMW CCA’s portion of PVGP has grown, too; the event is no longer a two—day car corral, but a complete four—day program that offers something for every BMW enthusiast and includes driving tours, dinners, and charity hot—lap rides thanks to the BMW Performance Center (the latter is shown above).

In 2015, the Allegheny Chapter will feature M cars in the Schenley Park corral overlooking Turn 13 and are inviting all M car owners to join them. For online registration or for more information, visit PVGP.org/bmw or the Allegheny Chapter BMW CCA’s website.

LOTA
 

August 14, 2015: Legends of the Autobahn presented by Michelin

Held at the prestigious Nicklaus Club Monterey during Monterey, California’s famed Pebble Beach Concours week, Legends is a result of the combined efforts of the BMW CCA, the Mercedes—Benz Club of America, and the Audi Club of America Legends has grown immeasurably since its transition from a car corral to a fully—fledged show, corral, and clean car contest, and for the past two years has drawn over 400 cars and over 3,000 spectators.


Legends features both corral and judged areas, awards for all three featured marques, and an open class for all other German—made cars. The show also features a vendor and sponsor area, a VIP lunch, an available breakfast, and several new BMW models, as well as historically significant cars from the BMW USA Classic collection.

For information and registration, please visit LegendsOfTheAutobahn.org.

Festorics M1

August 14–16, 2015: Festorics Turn Five Corral and Hospitality Area at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

This car corral at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca offers both two—day trackside 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 ticket, lunch tickets, and event tickets to the Motorsports Reunion races themselves. The Festorics Kickoff Dinner is on Friday, August 14, following Legends Of The Autobahn at the nearby Nicklaus Club Monterey, and marks the beginning of a weekend of exciting trackside action at one of the closest viewing points around Laguna Seca.

Please visit Festorics.org for more information.

Track Driving

September 21–27, 2015: 46th Annual Oktoberfest Presented by Michelin

The jagged peaks and brilliant desert vistas of Colorado made a stunning backdrop for 2014’s Oktoberfest show, but on the horizon, the latest chapter of the show’s story has been unveiled—the 46th Annual BMW CCA Oktoberfest Presented by Michelin. Hosted by the New Jersey Chapter and held from the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club venue, this year’s Oktoberfest trades the high-altitude adventure of Colorado’s Beaver Creek resort for the oceanside experience—and trackside thrill—of Absecon, New Jersey and New Jersey Motorsport Park.

The 46th Annual Oktoberfest will run from Monday, September 21 through Sunday, September 27, 2015, and will feature many of the events that longtime attendees have become familiar with at previous shows, including the renowned Pirelli Concours and the BMW CCA Foundation-sponsored golf tournament, both held this year on the grounds of the host resort. Other events like the Pirelli Throwback Thursday dinner and the gymkhana precision driving course will return too, each with new themes related to the event’s new location. Oktoberfest’s signature rallies and street driving events return as well, along with the Bridgestone Autocross, local area tours and activities in nearby Cape May, tech talks, dinners, and social events—and so does the German biergarten, which has proven to be a member favorite in all its forms.

Stockton Seaview

Track drivers will appreciate access to the high-performance driving world with ample time at the modern and challenging New Jersey Motorsport Park circuits. Oktoberfest will be taking advantage of both tracks offered by NJMP, the first being the 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway—a popular and challenging circuit with a dozen corners, a half-mile straightaway, and 40 acres of paddock space.

The second course, NJMP’s northern Lightning Raceway circuit, is a fast, 1.9-mile course with 10 exciting corners and numerous elevation changes, as well as a 20-acre paddock. Oktoberfest attendees will be able to take full advantage of NJMP’s facilities with four days of High Performance Driver Education clinics and Club Racing, with both circuits reserved by the BMW CCA for the event.

Car Show

The 46th Annual BMW CCA Oktoberfest Presented by Michelin offers the same exciting automotive experience as previous Oktoberfests enhanced by the dining, shopping, and attractions offered in the local area. Whether for the turn-of-the-century host hotel, the car shows and driving tours, the meals and social events with fellow members of the BMW enthusiast community, the numerous specialized vendor booths of our sponsors, the four days of intense, track-focused, high-performance driving, or any other surprises that have yet to be announced, 2015’s Oktoberfest looks to be a week of excitement and fun for any BMW enthusiast. Want a preview? Check out this video from 2014's Oktoberfest to get excited for this year's East Coast show.

Please Note: Official Ofest activities will be suspended at sundown on Tuesday, September 22 until sunset on Wednesday, September 23 in observance of Yom Kippur. We are endeavoring to secure space at local Synagogues for attendees observing the holiday.

Please visit bmwccaofest.org for more information.

October 10–11: Members Only Two-Day M School at BMW Performance Center West

The third Members Only Two-Day M School of 2015—and the second of two at BMW's new Performance Center at Thermal Club raceway near Palm Springs, California—will be held October 10–11. This $3,395 (normally $3,995) course includes not only the ample amenities of the brand-new Thermal Club facility, but also all the amenities one would expect at the renowned Spartanburg, South Carolina Performance Center. These include a full range of current M cars and training on a variety of courses by professional instructors. These courses offer drivers of all skill levels the opportunity to gain the confidence and skill to push any of BMW's most powerful offerings to the limit. Travel arrangements are not included, but the price does include meals, lodging, and everything needed to make this two-day celebration of M power complete.
 
To register for the school, please call BMW Registration at (888) 345-4BMW. You must have a valid BMW CCA membership to participate in this program.
 
The members only Two-Day M Schools are being offered on four separate weekends throughout 2015 including May 16-17 and November 7-8 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and June 13–14 and October 10–11 in Palm Springs, California.
 
 

November 7-8: Members Only Two-Day M School at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg

The final Members Only Two-Day M School of 2015 will be held November 7-8 at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This $3,395 (normally $3,995) course includes not only the ample amenities of the Performance Center—including a full range of current M cars, professional instruction, and access to the Performance Center's slalom, skid pad, handling course, timed-run course, and more—but also the opportunity for drivers of all skill levels to gain the confidence and skill to properly handle any of BMW's most powerful offerings. Travel arrangements are not included, but the price does include meals, lodging, and everything needed to make this two-day celebration of M power complete.
 
To register for the school, please call BMW Registration at (888) 345-4BMW. You must have a valid BMW CCA membership to participate in this program.
 
The members only Two-Day M Schools are being offered on four separate weekends throughout 2015 including May 16-17 and November 7-8 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and June 13–14 and October 10–11 in Palm Springs, California.