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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:  https://mx1.bmwcca.org/

Registration website:  https://web.cvent.com/event/6bec821d-9b22-43ae-be03-d6ca1c653ed0/summary

President’s Article November 2020

President’s Article November 2020

Each year the National Board holds elections for the Board of Directors. Regional vice-presidents are elected for three year terms that rotate so the entire Board does not turn over each year. This year the North Central Region is open and our current RVP, Tim Beechuck is not running after serving two terms. Therefore, I have decided to run for the National Board and my statement will be published in the Roundel in the near future.

After joining the BMW CCA in 1999, I was elected to the Iowa Chapter Board of Directors in 2005 and was elected President in 2011, which is the position I currently hold. I am also one of two Assistant Regional Vice-Presidents to the current RVP.

Gaining valuable leadership experience since I joined the Iowa Board of Directors, I feel the time is right to offer my expertise and knowledge to the National Board of Directors.

I feel the duty of the Regional Vice-President is to represent all chapters and members of the region to the National Board. The Regional Vice-President should communicate Board decisions to Chapters and members when major decisions affect Chapters and members involving regional and National events. The Regional Vice-President should also promote Chapter growth and retention, which includes strong support of Chapter, regional and National events. The Regional Vice-President should be the liaison between the National Board to the local Chapters in order to maintain positive and visionary leadership to build strong and healthy Chapters.

During my tenue as President, the Iowa Chapter achieved the #1 ranking for all Chapters in the North Central Region in a 2013 National BMW CCA survey. The Iowa Chapter historically ranks in the top five for all National chapters in member retention since the inception of member retention programs, which include Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube, maintained by our Social Media Committee.

In an effort to serve all of our members in Iowa, I worked to create a sub-chapter to better serve our members in the extreme Eastern area of Iowa.

The Iowa Chapter has been a strong supporter of Street Survival, Longest Day Driving School, monthly social gatherings and a strong selection of quarterly tech sessions.

CANCELED Street Survival – Des Moines Area – April 26

CANCELED Street Survival – Des Moines Area – April 26

This event has been canceled.  We will let you know when another class is scheduled.

Tire Rack Street Survival – October 27 – DMACC Campus

Tire Rack Street Survival – October 27 – DMACC Campus

Sunday October 27th 2019, 8:30AM-4:30PM

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

The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too. It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING! Three parents, including Scott Goodyear, former Indy Car Champion, share their perspectives in this video.

All Schools $95.

See our FAQ page at: www.streetsurvival.org/frequently-asked-questions.php  Any questions after reviewing the FAQ page call Tim Beechuk, Program Manager, @ 864-438-2060 (8 am – 8 pm EST)

Parents are encouraged to stay!  Please arrive early.

Vehicles with modifications that alter the center of gravity (i.e. lift kits) are not acceptable. High Center of Gravity Vehicles (HCGs) such as SUVs, SAVs, Trucks, Jeep-type vehicles, and Minivans will need to be verified.  The older HCGs without electronic stability control (not just the electronic traction control) will not be accepted. HCG vehicles may still be limited with respect to the exercises in which they are allowed to participate based on local venue conditions.  Please look up the HCG vehicle safety score. You can research the safety ratings that a vehicle has received at www.edmunds.com  Input the vehicle and year and look at the safety rating in the upper right corner of the web page. Any vehicle with a listing of 3 stars or more out of 5 in the Roll Over test will be allowed to participate in our class. We are concerned about the Roll Over test on the HCG only. We are not concerned about the crash test ratings. Any HCG vehicle listed as “not tested” in the Roll Over test will not be allowed to participate.

ALL COMMUNICATION REGARDING THE SCHOOL WILL BE SENT TO THE E-MAIL ADDRESS ON THE REGISTRATION LISTED AS THE STUDENT’S.

Student Registration Link

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Street Survival – staff ONLY

Registration ends in a month on October 24, 2019 10:00 AM CDT. Street Survival is a community service effort, aimed at teaching teen drivers much more about car control than they ever had the opportunity to see in Drivers’ Education.

Our volunteers serve as in-car instructors, course workers, and other event staff.  Please come on out and give us a hand in helping teens to be better drivers!  The life you save may be one of theirs – or yours.

Staff Registration Link

Tire Rack Street Survival – Des Moines Valley Region SCCA – October 7, 2017

Tire Rack Street Survival – Des Moines Valley Region SCCA – October 7, 2017

Tire Rack Street Survival – Des Moines Valley Region SCCA, Iowa Speedway, Newton, IA

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

8:00AM-5:00PM

More details on registration through motorsportreg.

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/des-moines-valley-scca-17-1-iowa-speedway-tire-rack-street-survival-387254

The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.

It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!

See our FAQ page at: www.streetsurvival.org/frequently-asked-questions.php

Any questions after reviewing the FAQ page call Tim Beechuk, Program Manager, @ 864-438-2060 (8 am – 8 pm EST)

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