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BMW Informal Social – Kinship Brewing Company, Waukee, IA at 6:30 pm – July 13

BMW Informal Social – Kinship Brewing Company, Waukee, IA at 6:30 pm – July 13
Are you dog-friendly? Of course! Not only are we are dog lovers, we even have a ½ acre dog park for Kinship customers and their four-legged friends! Dogs are also welcome on our patio as long as they are leashed and follow the posted pet policy guidelines.

Baseball is back!! – Sunday, August 1

Baseball is back!! – Sunday, August 1

After missing last year due to the pandemic, we are headed back to Principal Park for our (almost) annual Cubs game. The game is Sunday, August 1st and our Cubbies will be meeting with the Louisville Bats at 1:08pm.

As in previous years, we’ll have two connected sky boxes with both indoor and outdoor seating. This year, we’ll be behind home plate. Things will be a bit different this year in regard to tickets and food. The tickets are $12/person and attendees are on their own for food and drink. There will be an attendant in our box taking orders. Each person will be responsible for their own food bill.

Once again we’ll be showing a few of our BMW’s in front of the park.

Tickets are limited and go fast. For tickets, contact David Trachtenberg at

Can’t wait to see you all at the ball park.

Registration Deadline June 22nd – East Meets West… But Where? Photo Rally: Saturday, June 26

Registration Deadline June 22nd – East Meets West… But Where? Photo Rally: Saturday, June 26

It’s time for another photo rally! As we’re getting back into all forms of driving events this year, a fun drive with a bit of an optional mental challenge seemed like just the thing to have on the calendar.

Our Rallymaster team of Rick Talbot, Jeff Paxhia, Mike Benge, and Mike Williams have put together a new twist on the rallies we’ve done before. This time, we’ll have TWO starting points, one in central Iowa heading east toward our endpoint in Grinnell, and another starting in North Liberty heading west to the endpoint. Choose whichever route you prefer. The East and West groups will meet in Grinnell at the West Side Family Restaurant, where a meeting room is reserved for us. Over lunch we’ll compare results to see how successful the teams were in finding the rally items, and just possibly there will be a prize or two for the best finishers from each side of the rally. Plus, teams who are feeling particularly motivated are welcome to then run the other half of the rally before heading home on their own.

Since it’s been a couple years since our last photo rally, here’s a quick refresher: Teams are given a set of route instructions and a group of photos. (Teams are usually composed of a driver and a navigator, but you’re certainly allowed to drive it with just your favorite deity as your co-pilot!) The rallymasters have found some fun and scenic roads that you’ll traverse using those route instructions. The instructions do not have any tricks or traps, and are designed to make sure you can stay on the route easily. The photos show various sights and signs that you may encounter along the route. All you have to do is enter the point on the route where you found each item from the photo set into your answer blocks. No mileage-keeping or timing. You may make stops or detours as you desire, with the only stipulation that you have to arrive at the endpoint by a deadline. The deadline will allow LOTS of time for slowing/stopping to check the correctness of answers, retracing your steps to find an item, sightseeing, or just for personal reasons.

The restaurant has asked that we give them a headcount by Wednesday, June 23 so that they’re prepared for our group. So, please RSVP for each person that will attend. We have a link set up on at for registration. The usual BMW CCA waivers will also be available online through that system. If you aren’t able to get through the system on Motorsportreg, please contact Rick Talbot at to sign up. If you email to register, please list the names of the participants AND which end you will be starting from.

PLUS: BMW of Des Moines is offering one lucky driver a car from their inventory to drive for the day! They even have an i8 on the lot currently that they’d be happy to give a little road time. We’ll do a drawing that morning for the use of the car.

Looking forward to seeing you all out there for the rally!

Meeting time: 9:00     First car off approximately 9:30

Starting points: BMW of North Liberty: 525 N Madison Ave., North Liberty

BMW of Des Moines: 9631 Hickman Rd., Urbandale

2021 Chapter Election

2021 Chapter Election

BMW CCA – Iowa Chapter

Mar 30, 2021 – May 21, 2021

The chapter board of directors has two issues that need to be submitted to a membership vote prior to the chapter annual meeting.

The annual meeting will be held at the chapter picnic at the Bob Shetler Shelter #1 at Saylorville Lake on Saturday, May 22.  Your ballot may be cast by any of these 3 methods:

  • Received by mail at the club PO box not later than May 21

Iowa Chapter BMW CCA
PO Box 42113
Urbandale, IA  50323-0981

  • Brought in person to the annual meeting
  • Voted electronically here

Item 1

The board of directors has approved a proposal for the membership to amendment the chapter Bylaws in order to clarify various sections of the Bylaws involving electronic voting.  Approval requires two-thirds of the votes cast be in favor of the amendment.

Iowa chapter members in good standing may vote for, against, or record that they have abstained from voting.  Note that the complete set of current bylaws may be viewed on our website.


Item 2

The board received the following nominations for this year’s elected positions as officers and directors:

President   Mike Myers
Vice President   Chris Kjellmark
Secretary   David Trachtenberg
Treasurer   Rick Talbot
At-Large   Alison Bell
At-Large   Fred Bell
At-Large   Jeff Paxhia

You may vote for, abstain from voting, or write in another candidate of your choosing for each position.

Links to motorsportreg (You need to have an account to vote on the cite):


Zoomin Z Drive to Anamosa – May 1

Zoomin Z Drive to Anamosa – May 1

Zoomin Z’s next drive is May 1st that includes a tour of the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa. Let me know if you will be joining us so I have an idea how many to expect.

We will meet in Marion at the NXT Bank parking lot (325 Oakbrook Dr, Marion, IA 52302) next to Marion Menards on Hwy 100 bypass at 9:30-9:45 and start the drive at 10:00. We are expecting to be back in Marion by 2:00.

If you are planning on going drop Warren an email to let him

Note this is not a BMW CCA sanctioned event.

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