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Flat Out Classic: High Performance Driving School June 3-5

Flat Out Classic: High Performance Driving School June 3-5

The 2022 Flat Out Classic presented by Chicane Motorsport is the Midwest’s premier automotive festival.  A weekend filled with fun: a High Performance Driving School with the region’s best instructors, Time Trials for qualified drivers and straight in solo autocross runs available to everyone. Advanced solo students are welcome on Friday, June 3. Heartland Motorsports Park is a true “driver’s track” and this is a can’t miss

event! Join automotive enthusiasts from the entire central US at Heartland Motorsports Park. Reconnect with friends over an outdoor dinner. For more details –

Registration link Motorsportreg

Nordfest – A BMW CCA North Central Region Festival hosted by the North Star Chapter Sept 8-11

Nordfest – A BMW CCA North Central Region Festival hosted by the North Star Chapter Sept 8-11

Host Hotel: Sheraton West Hotel in Minnetonka

Join us for Nordfest, the first annual BMW CCA North Central Region Festival.  The North Star Chapter is the first to host a “Mini Oktoberfest” type of gathering for all our chapters from September 8 to September 11!

Attendees can look forward to popular activities, including driving tours, a reception, car show, karting, MN highlights tours, beer tasting, social dinners, and much much more!

First time to Minneapolis and the Lake Minnetonka area? There’s no better way to experience it than with your fellow BMW enthusiasts! Lake Minnetonka is located just 20 minutes west of Minneapolis. It is one of the largest lakes in Minnesota with over 100 miles of shoreline. Lush greens, extensive wildlife, and interesting history make Lake Minnetonka a fun and unique place to visit.

Nordfest is open to all BMW CCA members, and their guests, from all Chapters across the United States. Make plans now to celebrate all things BMW with us in Minnesota this September. We hope to see you there!

Learn more and register here: Nordfest Event and Registration

Register soon to take advantage of early bird pricing through June 30!

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Event Schedule

Spring Drive 2022 – April 2

Spring Drive 2022 – April 2

Start planning now to attend the Spring Drive for Iowa BMW CCA. The event will be on April 2.

This is an East Meets West event, with drivers from the eastern part of the state starting at BMW of North Liberty, and drivers from the western part of the state starting at BMW of Des Moines.

Drivers will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the dealerships to receive instructions and to complete routine paperwork. We will begin our tour at 9:30 and arrive at our endpoint in Grinnell, IA by 1:00 p.m. with lunch at the West Side Family Restaurant.

For drivers on the west, BMW of Des Moines will provide a loaner car for one lucky driver to use for the day. We will raffle a name just prior to the start on April 2nd. Westsiders should also plan for a pit stop in Pella, IA for coffee and maybe some shopping at one of the renowned bakeries or sausage shops in town.

Drivers from the east can expect a pit stop in Oxford on their route to Grinnell for lunch.

Sign up is now open on –

Please pre-register as soon as possible so we can have an accurate headcount. 

Tire Rack Street Survival – Sunday, May 1 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tire Rack Street Survival – Sunday, May 1 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tire Rack Street Survival – Sunday, May 1

Des Moines Area Community College Campus – Ankeny


Our BMW CCA Iowa Chapter and Des Moines Valley Region SCCA are again offering a car control school for 15-21 year old drivers. Visit the national organization’s web site at for more information. Registration is open!

Student registration:

Staff registration:

Des Moines Area Community College, 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA 50023, US

Holiday Lights Drive ’n Dine – Saturday, December 4, 4:30 PM

Holiday Lights Drive ’n Dine – Saturday, December 4, 4:30 PM


Reminder – The Iowa Chapter BMW CCA is having its Holiday Lights drive this Saturday, December 4th, meeting at BMW of Des Moines between 4:30 and 4:45pm.

Following the approximate 1 hour drive, we’ll all meet at Steamboat Boys in Clive for some BBQ.  What…you say, that’s the night of the Big Ten Championship Football game between Iowa and Michigan at 7pm?

No worries…Steamboat Boys has a large television in our separate dining room so what could be better than telling stories about getting lost driving in the dark, eating some BBQ and enjoying the friendship of fellow club members before the holidays (and perhaps staying a bit longer to watch the Hawkeyes?)

Please let either  Fred Bell ( or Rick Talbot ( know if you’re planning to attend so we can have appropriate route maps ready for you…and to alert the restaurant of our massive group size!

Hope to see you all this Saturday!

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We’ll meet between 4:30 & 4:45 pm at BMW of Des Moines, sign the requisite waiver forms

and then have a short meeting to distribute a guide sheet of some of the most notable holiday light decorations in several neighborhoods. Participants will be free to travel independently or as a group. You might find your favorite car or phone-based map program helpful to guide you on your own adventures.

Our holiday lights event this year will benefit the Adopt A Family program.  Event attendees are encouraged to participate through BMW of Des Moines, who has been paired up with a local family as the beneficiary.  Due to the family’s financial situation, the gifts the family will receive this year from the program may well be the only gifts that family will have.  Here’s how it works:

  1. CHOOSE a “GIFT TAG” from the BMW HOLIDAY TREE in the SERVICE Department
  2. Look at the back of TAG to see the gift that is needed.
  3. Please GIFT WRAP whatever you purchase.
  4. TAPE the TAG ONTO THE GIFT, so the family can identify who the gift is for.
  5. Bring the gift to the dealership and place into the ADOPT A FAMILY box.

Contributors may either stop by BMW of Des Moines ahead of the event to choose a Gift Tag and bring the gift to the Holiday Lights Drive, or pick up a tag when we’re at the dealership for the event and bring the gift in later.  Deadline for all gifts to be delivered to the dealership is Thursday Dec. 16.

After an appropriate time allowed for “seeing the sights”, we will gather at

Steamboat Boys BBQ ( ), 1301 NW 114th St, Clive for a bit of pre-holiday dining and chatter. Steamboat Boys has a room reserved for us, so we’ll be able to have our whole group together (not an easy thing to do on a Saturday night during the holiday season!).

Those who intend to come please let Fred or Rick know by e-mail so we can get an idea whom to expect.  E-mail to or


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