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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.

Flat Out Classic – June 4 – June 6 2021

Flat Out Classic – June 4 – June 6 2021

High Performance Driving School, Time Trials, 1/4 Mile Solo Runs

The 2021 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 June 4th. 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 catered socially distanced dinner.

Attendee will also have the option to participate in a raffle for a new Garmin Catalyst. Catalyst is one of the newest high performance driving aids to enter the market.

Additional Information may be found here:

Annual Spring Drive – Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids – April 24

Annual Spring Drive – Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids – April 24

The 2021 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 24, 2021.

The spring tour will leave BMW of Des Moines at 9:00 am and head east to Newton. At Newton we will exit Interstate 80 and follow US 6 to the Amanas where we will join US 151 to SW Cedar Rapids.  A lunch stop will be determined as the drive gets finalized.

The drive will then progress through 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 self-guided tour through the Queen Anne mansion, which investigates the art, furnishings, technology, architecture, surrounding landscape, and stories preserved at Brucemore.

The tour will be self-guided of 6-8 people at a time with the others touring the outdoor areas of the Mansion. The fee for the tour is $10.

For more information about the Brucemore Mansion, visit the following websites:

MX1 Enthusiast Weekend, Grenville, SC – April 9 – 10, 2021

MX1 Enthusiast Weekend, Grenville, SC – April 9 – 10, 2021

The BMW Car Club of America is excited to announce a brand-new event—MX1 Enthusiast Weekend, presented by Michelin—which is set to take place April 9–10 at the world center of all things BMW in upstate South Carolina.

Event website:

Registration website:

Holy Gemütlichkeit Batman! – We’re Headed to the Amanas Saturday Oct 17th!

Holy Gemütlichkeit Batman! – We’re Headed to the Amanas Saturday Oct 17th!

The Iowa Chapter of the BMW Club of America is planning a one-day drive from Des Moines to the Amana Colonies.  Our route will begin at BMW of Des Moines (9631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322) with registration / waiver signing beginning at 8am and departure by 8:30am.  Face coverings will be required at registration so we all can remain as safe as possible.

Our planned route will take us northeast with a pit-stop in Marshalltown and then generally follow the Iowa Valley Scenic Byway ( with a planned arrival in the Amanas around noon.  Upon arrival in Amanas, we’ll either dine at local restaurants (conditions permitting) or enjoy our own (brought from home) lunches at a nearby park…details still to be finalized.   Following lunch, all are encouraged to explore the many shops and attractions the Amanas have to offer….just for instance….Millstream Brewing…if we’re lucky, not ALL of the Oktoberfest bier will have already been consumed.  Then there’s the Amana Furniture Shop…where furniture is made locally of solid wood!   For those who may enjoy local wines, several wineries in the Amanas offer tastings as well as bottles for purchase.  Then my wife reminds me of the Christmas Shop, bakeries and ice cream shop, etc.  There’s also plenty of “unique” photo opportunities!  We are not planning a group return drive so everyone is free to set their own afternoon schedule and desired departure time.

Please let either Rick Talbot (, 515-782-1429 or Dale Rupp (  515-238-9118 know if you intend to join us so we might have some idea on attendance and can anticipate your arrival at BMW of Des Moines 8am Saturday, October 17th.

P.S.  Come with a full fuel tank and face covering!

P.P.S.  Gemütlichkeit in German, refers to a feeling of coziness, contentedness, comfort and relaxation.  We ALL need more of that these days!

If you are going to attend you can print a waiver out in COLOR and sign it.  We will have them available the day of the event as well.

Adult WaiverMinor Waiver


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