Oktoberfest 2018

Our 49th annual BMW CCA Oktoberfest is set to take place July 9-15. O’Fest is a week-long celebration of our favorite marque, with exciting social and driving events planned around Pittsburgh. Our host hotel for the week is the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, and the host track is Pittsburgh International Raceway. Information regarding Oktoberfest make be found at ofest.bmwcca.org

Ride or Drive Charity Event

Benefitting the Way Out Women’s Center!
Saturday, March 17th 2018
Registration: 7 AM – 8:45 AM

Ride/Drive Starts Promptly at 9 AM (Rain or Shine)
BBQ lunch included with registration
Ride begins & ends at Walter Hall Park (non-alcoholic event)
807 Hwy3 N, League City, TX. 77573
First 10 drivers to register will receive an event t-shirt

Entry price for this fund raiser is:
• $30 for Driver
• $10 for Passengers

Click on the WOWC logo for additional information on the charity as well as the event.

Couples may also choose to send someone on a bike and the other drive. If you do, please register each as drivers.

Also, since we will be in proximity to Kemah, you may want to consider making dinner arrangements for the evening as well.

Click here to register for the event.

Tire Rack Street Survival

Back by Popular Demand — Teen Street Survival on April 28th! You spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars teaching your kids to play music and sports. Why not invest just $95 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 Nikola Dragojlovic at streetsurvivalvolunteers@houston-bmwcca.com. Qualified instructors are also needed. To volunteer as an instructor, contact Walter Phillips at streetsurvivalinstructors@houston-bmwcca.com.

Austin Schnell Fest at COTA

Greetings BMW CCA members,

As you have heard we are joining forces with the Lone Star, Hill Country and Maverick Regions of the Porsche Club of America to put on driving schools at COTA this year. The next event is scheduled for June 1-3.  The events are titled “Austin Schnell Fest”. Registration will open at noon on April 18th. Registration will be handled on clubregistration.net so if you don’t have an account with them, you should do so now rather than when registration opens (an account is free).

When you register for an account on clubregistration.net, please fill in your BMW CCA membership number on the profile page. We will be checking this against our national database to ensure active PCA and BMW CCA members are given first priority for spots into this event.

Remember to sign up early and sign up often. Please go to BMWCCA.org to renew your membership. Also tell your friends to go there and sign up for a membership to get into the first wave of people that can sign up for this event. We are expecting to sell this event out quickly.

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