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Iowa Chapter BMWCCA Club Social Event Movie Viewing – Aug 11th, 2:30pm

Iowa Chapter BMWCCA Club Social Event Movie Viewing – Aug 11th, 2:30pm

This Sunday, August 11th at the NEW Palm Theater at 200 Northeast Westgate Drive, Waukee, IA (Location is clearly visible just north of Hickman Road(Hwy 6), past the new Hy Vee as you enter Waukee from the east.
Movie starts at 2:30pm but you’re advised to arrive by 2pm for your reserved seats and to have time to order any food/drinks beforehand. Much like the the Merle Hay Flicks Theater, items are delivered to you at your movie seat.

Link to The Palm Theater for info/reserving your seats/purchasing your tickets online ($8/per adult plus $2 handling or $10 each): https://booking.fridleytheatres.com/login/0002/8950
(You do NOT need to set up an account, you can purchase tickets as a “guest” on the site)

If you’re planning to attend (and we’d love to see many club members in their club attire (Turner Motorsports if you have it…I do!)

Hope to see you at The Palm Theater this Sunday!

Rick Talbot, Membership Chair, Iowa Chapter, BMWCCA
Link to Movie Trailer: https://www.fridleytheatres.com/…/The-Art-of-Racing-in-the-…


BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Merle Hay Mall “Local Eats Food Court.” August 13

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Merle Hay Mall “Local Eats Food Court.” August 13

A unique collection of food vendors.

Vietnam Cafe: Offering a fresh selection of authentic Vietnamese and Chinese food.

We will be adding the rest of the offers this weekend


Iowa Cubs vs Nashville Sound – August 25

One of our most popular events will be Sunday, August 25. Don’t miss the BMW Club Day at Principal Park.  Our Cubbies will be taking on the Nashville Sound at 1:08pm. As in previous years, we will have two connected sky boxes with both indoor and outdoor seating. Tickets are $25/person, which includes both ticket to the game and food. We will be showing our fine BMW’s in front of the ball park prior to and during the game. Reserve your tickets by contacting David Trachtenberg/event chair at: Secretary@bmwia.org. Don’t wait….this event is always a sell-out. Hope to see you at the ballpark.


President’s Article July 2019

President’s Article July 2019

Although I have owned 8 different BMW’s in the last 20 years, I have only purchased one new car during that time, a black 2001 330ci.  It was the first 330ci delivered at Dave Ostrem BMW in November of 2000. During that time, I owned a business and did not have the time to do a European Delivery, but I am certainly looking forward to doing one in the future. I have just completed another driving school, this year at Heartland Park in Topeka, I have attended a driving school at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg and will be attending my 8th Oktoberfest in South Carolina this fall. Although these are just a few of my past BMW CCA experiences, there are many more things I would like to do. I would like to have the time to attend six or seven driving schools each summer. I would like to attend more professional races in which BMW’s are running, such as IMSA/WeatherTech/Michelin Challenge series. I still have so many things on my “list” which I wish to accomplish with my BMW family; there is not space here to list each of them, which brings me to my point, what is on your “BMW bucket list?”

Do you want to become more involved in our club activities? Do you want to do your first or several driving schools? Do you want to attend your first or another Oktoberfest?  I am sure many of you have a “BMW bucket list.” Now that I have listed some of the things I would still like to accomplish with my BMW family, why don’t you write to us with your list. Our readers would like to hear from you about the inspiring and interesting things that our members do.


Flat Out Classic – Friday, May 31 — Sunday, Jun 2, 2019, Heartland Motorsports Park, Topeka, KS

Flat Out Classic – Friday, May 31 — Sunday, Jun 2, 2019, Heartland Motorsports Park, Topeka, KS

Registration ends in a month on May 27, 2019 11:59 PM CDT

This is a car lover’s dream event you’ll never forget! The Great Plains, Kansas City, Sunbelt, St. Louis and Iowa chapters of the BMW Car Club of America announce the 6th Annual Flat Out Classic to be held in Topeka, Kansas from May 31-June 2, 2019.

The Flat Out Classic is an automotive festival featuring several events that appeal to a diverse group of enthusiasts. Car lovers from across the US will gather at Heartland Park Topeka to participate in a high-performance drivers school. It’s an opportunity for you to drive the same professional level race track that has been on ESPN, and ABC.  Then end the longest day with an opportunity to run your car on the same drag strip that hosts NHRA Nationals.

We have big news for 2019 – we’re very excited to be offering classroom sessions by Ross Bentley – yes, the foremost authority on driving instruction for all levels from novice to pro.  This is not an opportunity to be missed!  Ross will be onsite for this year’s event!  We will have limited spaces for Ross’ classes, and they’ll fill up quickly!  We have an exciting range of classes scheduled for this year’s event – please see the listing on the registration form for more details.  Please contact us at registrar@flatoutclassic.com with any questions.

Ross’ Speed Secrets books, webinars, eBooks, newsletters, track walks and in-person coaching, and seminars are in demand all over the world.  Ross can help you understand what you’re doing now at your current level of driving, plus help you go beyond to the next level.  Ross is also a friend of the marque and a long-time BMW enthusiast!  He won the U.S. Road Racing Championship in a factory M3 in 1998, provided vehicle testing and feedback training for BMW NA, and his advanced driving school in Canada was sponsored by BMW for five years.

Don’t forget, The Heartland Park track surface underwent a complete makeover in 2016!  Join us and drive the fresh surface!

While BMW is the festival’s featured marque other brands such as Audi, Corvette, Ford, Mercedes, MINI, Pontiac, Porsche, Subaru and Volkswagen are expected. Event registration opens on TBD.

Our host hotels this year will be the Super 8 at Forbes Landing, Capital Plaza Hotel and Courtyard Marriott Topeka .

Please contact the hotel directly and let them know you are with the BMW club to get our special event rate.

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