We will let you know when our next event will be held. With all that time we are spending at home, now is a good time to break out the interior detailing products and that tub of wax. Get those cars looking great for our next event.
Category: Driving Events
WE SERVE TEXAS STYLE BBQ
This means we serve our meats fresh daily from the pit! We make everything from our sides to our desserts from scratch daily. When we sell out for the day, we are out! We recommend that you come early. Rest assured that we will have more tomorrow. Unless tomorrow is Monday-we are closed on Mondays.
Whatcha Smokin BBQ & Brew, 403 Iowa Ave, Luther, IA 50152
The 2020 edition of the Annual Spring Drive will begin in Des Moines and end in Cedar Rapids at the Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids on April 18, 2020.
The spring tour will leave BMW of Des Moines at 9:00 am and wind its way towards Big Grove Brewpub in Solon where the tour will stop for lunch.
The tour will then progress towards Cedar Rapids with a tour of Brucemore Mansion in the heart of the city. A tour of Brucemore Mansion explores more than 130 years of Eastern Iowa history of the 21-room mansion including a guided tour through the Queen Anne mansion, which investigates the art, furnishings, technology, architecture, surrounding landscape, and stories preserved at Brucemore.
For more information about the Brucemore Mansion, visit the following websites:
Brucemore Mansion, 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Big Grove Brewpub-Solon, 101 W Main St, Solon, IA 52333
This event has been canceled. We will let you know when another class is scheduled.
As I have described the IMSA/Michelin Challenge race weekend at Road America, it is an event for the whole family. Part of the attraction of IMSA racing is that it is “up close and personal.”
For many years, our family attended Formula 1 races in Indianapolis. The racing in Formula 1 is exciting, but it is very “un-personal.” Fans were not allowed to get close to the drivers, the cars or the pits. Drivers were whisked away in private cars or helicopters, the pits are closed to the public and the only way to see the cars is on the race track. Crowds of people gather around the point where the drivers enter and leave the track, and if you are lucky, you could maybe get a glimpse of Michael Schumacher leaving in the back seat of a Maserati.
Just the opposite is true in American Sportscar racing. IMSA has made it their mission to make the drivers, the pits and the cars assessable to the fans. It is possible to almost touch the cars as they line up on the hot-grid. As the cars drive to line up, they actually need to avoid fans who are walking the grounds.
The Badger Bimmers tour of the pits is incredible as the teams take the group inside their race tent area and do a presentation to the group with time for questions and answers as they are preparing the car for the next practice, qualifying or race. You cannot get any closer from as a racing fan.. This is why I believe that IMSA puts on the best racing show in the world and why the fan base is growing and attendance is growing every year.
Besides the access to the drivers and pits, Road America is a wonderful venue to watch racing which allows fans to drive and walk almost anywhere inside the track. Over the past several years, many improvements have been made to the grounds with new walking trails which allow viewing the race from almost anywhere on the track that you could desire. Even if you are not a die-hard racing fan, this is one event you should see once in your life and experience the excitement of live racing.