2014 is shaping up to be another great year at the Allegheny Chapter’s annual gathering at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. This year the chapter will feature BMW’s classic 3 Series, the E30. If you have an E30 of any year or model, the chapter extends a special invitation to bring your car to this event! As always, all BMWs of any model or year are welcome at the annual gathering—but this year the salute goes to the venerable E30.
Thursday, July 17th
It has become a tradition for those arriving in town early so we decided to do it again! If you are in town on Thursday, July 17th, join us at Pittsburgh’s Haufbrauhaus. Nothing structured is planned, just a fun gathering spot on Thursday night!
Friday, July 18th
This year’s Friday drive will head back to the Laurel Highlands where the club will have lunch at the Ligonier Tavern, located one block from the diamond in the quaint town of Ligonier, PA. We will park near the town square, complete with its gazebo and gardens. Our visit will coincide with the Ligonier Art and Craft Show. After lunch, stroll the artwork or visit Fort Ligonier, one of best examples of a British Fort dating from the French and Indian War. After returning to the hotel late afternoon, the Chapter’s Friday evening welcome reception will take place at Sewickley BMW. In conjunction with the BMW CCA Foundation, Sewickley BMW has agreed to let us turn the showroom back to the 1980’s. This should be a great addition to our packed calendar. We are pleased to welcome Erik Wensberg who will be our guest speaker. If you have a 1980’s BMW, be sure to bring it to this event!
Saturday/Sunday – July 19th/20th
Join us in the BMW CCA Corral with reserved trackside parking, catered lunch and hospitality tent. As the say in Sample an ice cold Watch the vintage racing through the streets of Schenley Park within 250 feet of tent! Be a part of the 2,000 strong car show. Don't miss the opportunity for "quick" tour the race course with BMW Performance Center driver Mike Renner at the wheel. Charity rides are a thrilling experience and the proceeds benefit a great cause!
Nothing else in the country compares with the Schenley Park experience!
The BMW host hotel is once again the Double Tree in Greentree. Unfortunately, the discounted room block is SOLD OUT but space may still be available at regular rates. Call soon! Ph.: 800-222-8733. Book online at: http://doubletree.hilton.com