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BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Mullets – April 9

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Mullets – April 9

An American Riverside Roadhouse with a 2 Level Patio, great Views of Downtown with water views, American fare & cocktails, Large Outdoor Fun Area and all your favorite sports heroes…in mullets. Celebrating all things about the hairstyle that’s business in the front and party in the back.


Spring Drive to Czech Village, Cedar Rapids, IA – April 13

Spring Drive to Czech Village, Cedar Rapids, IA – April 13

The 2019 edition of the Annual Spring Drive will begin in Des Moines and end in Cedar Rapids at the Czech Village/NewBo City Market areas on April 13, 2019.

The spring tour Meet up at BMW of Des Moines at 9:00 am and wind its way towards Tama here the tour will stop for lunch at the Meskwaki Casino. We hope to be a the casino between 11:15 and 11:30 for folks meeting us at this point in the trip. Attendees will be able to choose from the buffet lunch or the family style café, and also spend time in the casino.

The tour will then progress towards Cedar Rapids with the final destination of the Czech Village and NewBo area of the city. In the Czech Village and NewBo areas, attendees will be able to visit many unique shops and museums located in and around the Czech Village and NewBo Market areas.


Spring 2019 Tire Rack Street Survival School is Sunday, April 28

Spring 2019 Tire Rack Street Survival School is Sunday, April 28

Attention BMW club members!

Our spring 2019 Tire Rack Street Survival School is Sunday, April 28th and your assistance is needed to make this a successful event for our young driver students.  This is one way, we, as volunteer organizations, give back to the community in a meaningful way by teaching inexperienced young drivers, “street survival” car control skills.

Your help is needed as in-car instructors, course workers and general assistance.  It takes a ratio of generally 2x the number of students to support this event and with our anticipated class size of 20-25 young drivers, it can’t happen without you.  You WILL experience a great sense of accomplishment by helping make this event successful as you see/experience the students’ increasing car control skills throughout the day.  You’ll even get a donut/beverage and lunch too!

Please sign up today at:  https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/street-survival-staff-only-des-moines-area-community-college-bmw-cca-iowa-592189

Questions regarding volunteering as a student instructor can be referred to Fred Bell, Event Chair ( fourbells1@mchsi.com ) or Bryan McCoy, Chief Instructor ( ka0ysq@gmail.com ).  General worker questions to Rick Talbot, Worker Coordinator (rickminir59@gmail.com).

Everyone can help us promote this event for young drivers (15-21) !   Event info and student registration can be found here:  https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/iowa-bmw-cca-18-1-des-moines-area-community-college-tire-rack-street-survival-077569

Please spread the word of the event to co-workers, neighbors, friends with young drivers!  If you have any direct contacts with high schools in the area, those would be key individuals to contact with information regarding this school.


BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Zombie Burger, Des Moines – May 14

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Zombie Burger, Des Moines – May 14

Famous for inventive flavor combos in a “post apocalyptic chic” setting, Zombie Burger serves fast food with a culinary edge. A GOREmet eatery evoking classic roadside burger stands of the 1970s, the restaurant pairs fresh ingredients with expert preparation. Zombie Burger features its own custom three-cut beef burger blend, specially-crafted artisan buns and hand-mixed shakes – and a commitment to producing the best burger anywhere.

300 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309


President’s Article April 2019

President’s Article April 2019

If you have never been to an Oktoberfest, and will only attend once in your lifetime, this is the one. Oktoberfest 2019 will take place in Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina on October 15-19. The 2019 Oktoberfest celebration will be the 50th Anniversary of the BMW CCA, and most likely the last Oktoberfest in its current format. As lifestyles and family activities change, the 2019 Oktoberfest is likely to be the last of its kind.

The host hotel will be the Hyatt Regency in downtown Greenville, SC and the host driving venue will be the BMW Performance Center.

This will be an unforgettable event as club members make the journey back “Home” to the Greenville/Spartanburg area from all over the country and the world. There will be social events, driving events, and exclusive anniversary events taking place at the BMW Performance Center and the BMW Plant Spartanburg—where the X3 through the X7 are made. Also included will be tours of Michelin’s Headquarters and Proving Grounds, and the BMW CCA national office. This will be an absolutely amazing event with many great surprises in store for attendees! We hope to see you there!

O’Fest registration will launch in the Spring of 2019. For more information on Oktoberfest and the activities surrounding it, visit www.bmwcca.org.

See the Oktoberfest 1st in a series article on page 8 of the Newswerks for more information.


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