For 2016, The Vintage will be moving to Asheville, located in the mountains of North Carolina. The area offers some great roads so several drives are planned, and the main display on Saturday will be at a fantastic piece of property at Hot Springs, NC.
The location may have changed, but the event remains the same fun weekend. Lots of hanging out in the hotel parking lot with your vintage BMW friends, special activities like tours of Sierra Nevada brewery, a fun rally on Friday down to the BMW CCA Foundation, and more. Asheville has earned the name "beer city" with more breweries per capita than anywhere else in the U.S., so a trip to downtown Asheville for some brewery hopping would be a good way to spend the evening.
If you are not sure if your BMW is 'vintage' enough for the event, please visit the event website www.atthevintage.com or email the festmeister Scott Sturdy at email@example.com.
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).
August 19-28, 2016: Celebrate 100 Years Of BMW History With Us In Monterey
A Week-Long Festival!
Celebrate 100 years of BMW with the BMW Clubs of America in Monterey, California this August! The BMW car and motorcycle clubs of America are joining together for a celebration unlike any before. Legends of the Autobahn will be held on August 19, Festorics on August 19–21, and Oktoberfest from August 23–28. Below is a stunning video preview of what's to come. You will not want miss this!
Celebrate 100 years of BMW with the BMW Clubs of America in Monterey! from BMWCCA on Vimeo.
August 19, 2016: 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.
August 19-21, 2016: Festorics Corral and Hospitality Area Presented by Michelin at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
On the occasion of its 100th anniversary, Bavarian Motor Works will be honored as the featured marque of the 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 19–21 at Laguna Seca on California’s beautiful Monterey Peninsula.
For those BMW fans and BMW CCA members who plan their vacations many months in advance, now you know where to be next August. The last time BMW was the honored marque at Monterey was 1996. You don’t want to miss an event that only happens once every 20 years.
The Festorics 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.
Following the Festorics Corral and Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will remain the center of BMW focus for a second consecutive week as the circuit will host the 47th Annual Oktoberfest presented by Michelin.
Please visit Festorics.org for more information.
August 23–28, 2016: 47th Annual Oktoberfest Presented by Michelin
Host Hotel: Hyatt Monterey | Host Track: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
O’Fest 2016 will be part of a once-in-a-lifetime celebration spanning almost two weeks in honor of BMW’s 100th anniversary. The event will be held in conjunction with two other favorite club events—Legends of the Autobahn and the Festorics Turn Five corral—so you do not want to miss this historic event. The host hotel for O’fest will be the Hyatt Monterey and the track is, of course, the thrilling Laguna Seca Raceway. Yes, finally you, too, will drive the Corkscrew!
Monterey is known for incredible scenery, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the nearby vineyards in Carmel Valley making this location the perfect setting for the centennial celebration and O’Fest!
Oktoberfest will run from Tuesday, August 23 through Sunday, August 28, 2016, and will feature many of the staples that longtime attendees have become familiar with at previous gatherings, including the Bridgestone autocross, Pirelli Concours, rallies, and of course, high-performance driving events. This year’s edition will also feature some very unique social events—a beach party along the Monterey Bay, a strolling dinner at Holman Ranch with stunning mountain views, and the BMW NA Awards Banquet at the Hyatt with some very special guests to end the week.
This will be a bucket-list week of excitement and fun for any BMW enthusiast. Stay tuned for other surprises that have yet to be announced!
Online registration and the new O'Fest website will launch in mid-February 2016.