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BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Mullets – June 12

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Mullets – June 12

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. Mullets, 1300 SE 1st St., Des Moines, IA 50315

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Mi Patria – May 8

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Mi Patria – May 8

Mi Patria has chosen the best and the more representative of the Ecuadorian food to offer in their menu. Our specialties include of seafood, rice, beans and dishes based on flour, bananas and corn. We also offer traditional Ecuadorian drinks of Tropical and Manzana.

Spring Drive 2018 – April 14

Spring Drive 2018 – April 14

Yes, mother nature promises that Spring is just around the corner, and will arrive just in time for our annual spring drive on April 14!  So, time to dust off the  ultimate driving machine and enjoy a fun filled day exploring Southeastern Iowa, and socializing with your fellow BMW enthusiasts.

We will launch from BMW of Des Moines at 8:45AM (arrive there NLT 8:30 please), or you can join the drive at our first major stop at Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery in Swisher, IA, at 11:00AM that day if more convenient.  Our route will take us from Des Moines west to Swisher, then southwest to the Quad Cities, then along the Mississippi river southwest to Kalona, and home from there.  At Cedar Ridge we will be treated to a tour of their ever expanding award winning operation followed by a group lunch from their menu of great wood fired gourmet pizza’s, and small plate palate pleasers, then in the Quad Cities, we will get a tour of the recently updated BMW of Davenport facilities, and finally in historic Kalona we will have a “to die for” dinner at the very popular Tuscan Moon restaurant featuring delicious Italian/American entrees, plus burgers/sandwiches, salads, and even great vino at your choice.

It promises to be a fun day, and an outstanding opportunity to reconnect with your old friends and make some new ones, all while driving the scenic, relaxing two-laned back roads (all paved!) across Southeastern Iowa in your prize Beemer.  The more the merrier so please be sure to join us if you possibly can!!   Map and Route

Any questions can be directed to Dwight Olson at

2018 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

2018 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

The 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held February 24 at Christopher’s, located at 2816 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.

Our speaker this year will be Mike Renner from the BMW Performance Center with locations in Greenville, South Carolina and Thermal, California.

Mike is a professional driver for BMW and is responsible for corporate sales and the BMW Performance Center in Greenville, South Carolina. He began racing in 1983 and has competed in a variety of classes including GT, showroom stock, improved touring and sports racers for the past 27 years. He started instructing at the BMW Performance Center just after it’s opening in the fall of 1999 and his list of trainees includes new drivers, racers, F.B.I. agents and Secret Service members who are assigned the task
of presidential protection. Mike received international instructor certification in basic, advanced, advanced M vehicles, intensive, perfection, and racetrack. Included in Mike’s duties as a driver for BMW is the opportunity to drive BMW racecars from their historic fleet.

For more information on Mike, check out this site:

Christopher’s has been a Des Moines tradition for over 50 years. On February 1, 1963, Joe and Red Giudicessi became the owners of a quaint restaurant in the Beaverdale area of Des Moines. Under their steady watch, Christopher’s has become one of Des Moines’ favorite locations.

Christopher’s is known for its excellent Italian-American cuisine, friendly staff and an atmosphere fitting of any occasion.

The social hour will begin at 6:00 pm with dinner to follow at 6:30 pm. Cost for this year’s dinner and awards banquet will be $40. Registration will be by mail or on-line through our website. More information about on-line registration can be found at For more information, please contact David Brighton at or 515-570-5549.

2018 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet Reservation Form

Location: Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Christopher’s, Des Moines

Cost – $40

Mail reservation to: Iowa Chapter, BMW CCA, PO Box 42113, Urbandale, IA 50323

Pay for your reservations online – or mail in your check to the address above.

Reservations are due by February 14.


Please note that after you submit the online registration form, you’ll be directed to Paypal website where you can pay for your registration using Paypal, credit or debit card.


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BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Bordenaro’s Pizzeria – March 13

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Bordenaro’s Pizzeria – March 13

This is the original location where all the pizza & pasta’s started in 1977. The original Bordenaro’s is a place to enjoy a fantastic Italian meal! See old friends and meet some new!

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