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47th Annual BMW CCA Oktoberfest: August 23 – 28, 2016

O’Fest 2016 will be part of a once-in-a-lifetime celebration spanning almost two weeks in honor of BMW’s 100th anniversary. The event will be held in conjunction with two other favorite club events—Legends of the Autobahn and the Festorics Turn Five corral—so you do not want to miss this historic event. The host hotel for O’fest will be the Hyatt Monterey and the track is, of course, the thrilling Laguna Seca Raceway. Yes, finally you, too, will drive the Corkscrew!

Host Hotel: Hyatt Monterey, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, CA  93940-4908

Host Track: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Salinas, CA 93908

http://ofest.bmwcca.org/ofest-schedule

 

47th Annual BMW CCA Oktoberfest: August 23 – 28, 2016

47th Annual BMW CCA Oktoberfest: August 23 – 28, 2016

O’Fest 2016 will be part of a once-in-a-lifetime celebration spanning almost two weeks in honor of BMW’s 100th anniversary. The event will be held in conjunction with two other favorite club events—Legends of the Autobahn and the Festorics Turn Five corral—so you do not want to miss this historic event. The host hotel for O’fest will be the Hyatt Monterey and the track is, of course, the thrilling Laguna Seca Raceway. Yes, finally you, too, will drive the Corkscrew!

Registration is scheduled to open Feb. 25, 2:00pm ET.

http://ofest.bmwcca.org/

 

President’s Article January 2016

President’s Article January 2016

The by-laws of the BMW Car Club of America Foundation states the Foundation is “organized exclusively for charitable, literary and educational purposes as set forth in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.”

The Iowa Chapter has always had a charitable and benevolent purpose in which we have donated funds to several very deserving entities or charities. Most notable and of late, have been the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and the BMW CCA Foundation.

The proceeds of our charity laps from our 2015 Longest Day Driving School have been donated to the BMW CCA Foundation. The BMW Car Club of America Foundation was formed in early 2002 in Greenville, SC with initial capitalization from the BMW Car Club of America. The Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) public charity. The Foundation has currently raised more than $2,000,000 of a capital campaign goal of $7,000,000 to help secure the future of events such as Street Survival® Teen Driver Safety Program, archiving the history and library of the BMW CCA and expanding the museum in South Carolina. The Capital Campaign is still in progress and all members are encouraged to give in order to preserve and protect the history and programs of the BMW CCA.

Please consider assisting the Foundation achieve its goals by making a tax deductible contribution. Your donation will help insure the future of all of our programs, such as Street Survival® Teen Driver Safety Program and archiving the history of the BMW CCA. For more information regarding the BMW CCA Foundation and to donate, please visit http://www.bmwccafoundation.org.

 

ISMA/ Tudor race at Road America – Aug. 7-9, The Continental Tire Road Race Showcase

ISMA/ Tudor race at Road America – Aug. 7-9, The Continental Tire Road Race Showcase

An Iowa contingent will be attending the race. The Continental Tire Road Race Showcase takes over Road America’s 4-mile circuit for what will be the most incredible weekend of sports car racing in the world. Fans will get to see the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race on Saturday, with the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship event on Sunday plus races from the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge and IMSA Prototype Lites all weekend. Fan activities include an open grid, autographs, tech talks, fan forums, car corrals, and Tour de RA bike event.

Registration: http://www.roadamerica.com/buy-tickets/tudor-united-sportscar-championship.html

President’s Article January 2015

President’s Article January 2015

Although the faces of the National Board of the BMW CCA may be viewed in each publication of the Roundel, their duties and actions are probably not widely known by the 70,000 members of the BMW CCA. Our Club is divided into five geographical regions, and each region elects a Regional Vice President to help oversee each Chapter within that region. It is the RVP’s job to help promote and enhance the experiences of the members of the local Chapters and help create a direction and mission for the National Club.  Regional Vice Presidents are elected on staggering three year terms, so as not to replace the entire Board in the same election cycle. The office of the President of the Club is elected to a three year term.

In the January edition of the Roundel, you will receive your ballot for the 2015 election of President and North Central and South Atlantic Regional Vice Presidents. All members in good standing are eligible to vote for President and the RVP candidate in their region. Steve Johnson, current Executive Vice President is the lone candidate for President.

In our region, four candidates are running for the position of North Central Region Vice President; myself, David Brighton from Iowa, James Walters and Tim Beechuk from Ohio and Sean Hayes from Illinois. Each of the candidate’s statements will be published in the January edition of the Roundel. I feel it is important to read and analyze each candidate’s statement before casting your vote.

Like any election, it is important for each member to voice his or her opinion in electing the leadership who will determine the future of our club for the next three years. I hope you will take the time to fill out and return your ballot.

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