2017 Officer Elections

The time is drawing near for officer elections. The positions of treasurer and secretary are open for candidates, as well as all of the appointed positions. Read Article IV of the chapter by-laws for a description of the officer positions. Bill Krupowicz has agreed to run for another term as treasurer, and Diane Albrecht has agreed to run for another term as secretary. Click on the document at right for more information.

Mercedes-Benz Club Bowling Challenge

The Mercedes Benz Club has challenged our Chapter again this year to a bowling match on January 22, 2017. They have beaten us in previous match-ups; it’s time to even the score! We need some bowlers to represent our Chapter. Register for the event by clicking here. Click on the image for additional information.

Note that the start time has changed from 3pm to 4pm.

Autocross Awards Lunch

The autocross awards will be presented at a lunch to be held on January 28, 2017. The location will be the Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen on Cypresswood in Spring. The price of admission will be $14/person. Click here to register for this event. More information will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Click on the image for more information.

Tire Rack Street Survival

Back by Popular Demand — Teen Street Survival on April 15th! You spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars teaching your kids to play music and sports. Why not invest just $75 and 1 day to teach them driving skills that will keep them alive to enjoy all those other events and activities that life has to offer. Not your typical Drivers Ed, Street Survival will teach your young drivers what to do when bad stuff happens out on the road so they don’t panic but instead maintain or regain control of the car. It’s a very small investment for such a huge potential return. Contact Ken Finley at streetsurvivalregistration@houston-bmwcca.com or go to the website at www.streetsurvival.org. Only 30 spaces available so check those calendars and sign up early. Click on the image for a link to the registration web site. Click on the video below for an example of what to expect.

Registration for this event is now open at motorsportreg.com.

As always, volunteers are vital to making this event a success. We need people to help reset downed cones, direct traffic, setup lunch, take water to the students, instructors and volunteers, and much more. To volunteer, contact Jim Iden at streetsurvivalvolunteers@houston-bmwcca.com. Qualified instructors are also needed. To volunteer as an instructor, contact Walter Phillips at streetsurvivalinstructors@houston-bmwcca.com.

Club Merchandise

We now have club logo merchandise available for purchase!  Caps and a wide variety of shirt styles in both men’s and women’s sizes are available. Click on the image to visit the web site for more information.

BMW News

Road incidents happen all the time, but when there is one involving a BMW i8, then our heart cries a bit. With still very few of those on the road, the i8 is still have hybrid supercar that you'd like to always have it in best shape possible. The life of [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: BMW Blog
With the official kick-off the BMW 5 Series campaign, the German automaker gives us a side-by-side comparison between the 6th and 7th generation of the “Business Athlete.” The video below compares the exterior design (front and rear) at day and night, the interior design and the displays. Compared to the previous [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: BMW Blog
According to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, BMW plans to expand its cooperation with Daimler in purchasing components. “It's not been fully exploited; there are regular talks and we are discussing jointly purchasing more components,” new head of purchasing, Markus Duesmann. Duesmann did not give details of the plans or the possible savings [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: BMW Blog
The 2017 BMW 3 Series received today the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+. The 3 Series went through some structural improvements last November. The premium sedan earned ‘Good' ratings in all five crashworthiness tests, including the challenging small overlap, where its predecessor was rated ‘Marginal'. The IIHS engineers [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: BMW Blog
It seems as if every car on the market has some sort of all-wheel drive system as an optional extra these days. Back in the '80s and '90s, it was rare to see any all-wheel drive sedans or coupes, if you saw any at all, but now it's become a [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: BMW Blog