BMW Vehicle Distribution Center Tour

The BMW CCA Houston Chapter has been invited to tour the new BMW Group Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Galveston. This event will occur on June 3 from 10 am to 12 noon. BMW is expanding its vehicle distribution network to southeastern Texas to better serve the 45 BMW and MINI dealers within the four states (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas) which make up a part of the Southern Region.

The facility will be owned and operated by WWL Vehicle Services Americas under BMW Group on-site management. WWL Vehicle Service Americas is a leading global provider of auto processing and outbound vehicle logistics services.

Once the Galveston Vehicle Distribution Center is fully operational in 2016, the BMW Group plans to import and process approximately 32,500 vehicles annually with a workforce of 40 BMW Group and WWL Vehicle Services Americas employees. The facility includes over 44,000 square feet of processing space in two buildings on approximately 20 acres of land. Vehicle inspection, repairs (mechanical and Paint and Body), accessory installation, vehicle programming and vehicle maintenance and storage will be performed there.

Attendance at this event is limited to 25 people and will be on a first serve, first come basis. Further communication will be forthcoming to identify the meeting point and an optional lunch after the tour. If you always wondered where your new “baby” comes from, now is your chance! We hope to see you there.

Register for this event by clicking here and entering the requested information at the bottom of the page. Click on the image for more information.

Lone Star Euro Fest

The Lonestar EuroFest group is having a Car Show and other activities at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin on the same weekend as our Trifecta event in June. While NOT a BMW CCA event, we believe this will be something our members would be interested in checking out.

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Oktoberfest 2016

Following Legends and the Festorics, our 46th annual BMW CCA Oktoberfest, presented by Michelin, is set to take place August 23–28.O’Fest is a week-long celebration of our favorite marque, with exciting social and driving events planned around the Monterey Peninsula. Our host hotel for the week is the Hyatt Monterey, and the track—of course!—is the thrilling Laguna Seca Raceway. Get ready to drop into the famed Corkscrew at Laguna, and enjoy the capstone event of the Celebrate BMW festival! Please note that our hotel room blocks are selling out very quickly. Information regarding OKtoberfest make be found at ofest.bmwcca.org

Watch this space for more details as they become available. The road trips to Ofest are the stuff of legend! To keep in touch with the latest plans for this year’s trip, drop an email to Valerie Baker at roadmonkeys@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.

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