Category Archives: Driving Events

Bluebonnet Drive

On Saturday, April 1, 2017 we will be going on a drive to see the bluebonnets. Click on the image for more information. Register for this event by clicking here and entering the requested information at the bottom of the page.

The departure point will be the Buc-ee’s in Waller at the intersection of US 290 and FM 362. We will be stopping for lunch at The Kenney Store. Click on the menu for more details.

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.

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 events are titled “Austin Schnell Fest”. Registration will open on March 30 for all PCA and BMW CCA members. 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). The event page is here: http://austinschnellfest.clubregistration.net/

You can see the actual links to the registration pages in the blue box on the middle of the page. You can see the entry fees on the registration page. The Beginner group (we have called it Green or Novice or D at previous events) is $700 for Saturday and Sunday. All other groups are $945 which also includes Friday. Instructors are $300 for the 3 days. There are no alternative number of day entries available at this time (nor do we expect there to be in the future). Garages are $1,500 per garage for the 3 days with no restrictions on number of cars (you can fit 6 with cooperation). If you want to share a garage, get one person in your group to buy the garage. We don’t anticipate selling partial garages at this event.

Registration will open on March 30 at NOON Central time for PCA and BMW CCA members. On April 6, registration will open for non-PCA or BMA CCA members (if not sold out).

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.

Tire Rack Street Survival

Back by Popular Demand — Teen Street Survival on October 14th! 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.

Hair of the Dog 2017

On January 1, 2017 we will be having our famous (or is it infamous?) Hair of the Dog drive.

Meet at:
08:30am on January 1, 2017 – of course!
(9am departure)

Meeting point:
Burger King parking lot
3020 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
(NW intersection of College Drive – aka. SH242 – and I-45)

Lunch:
Ransom’s Steakhouse & Saloon

RSVP is required for lunch headcount!
Register by December 28th 2016.
** Registration is binding **

Address any questions to Christine Hsui at: socialevents@houston-bmwcca.com

Event route will be emailed to participants upon registration. You are responsible for bringing your own hardcopy of route.

Register for the event by clicking here. Please remember to enter a total number of people going for a proper lunch headcount. Click on the image for additional information.

Oktoberfest 2017

Note: Date change!

Our 48th annual BMW CCA Oktoberfest is set to take place July 11-15 October 31-November 4. O’Fest is a week-long celebration of our favorite marque, with exciting social and driving events planned around New Orleans. Our host hotel for the week is the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, and the host track is NOLA Motorsports Park. 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.

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.

Texas Trifecta Fall 2016

The Houston, Lone Star and Tejas Chapters of the BMW CCA are proud to announce the second 2016 Texas Trifecta at Circuit of the Americas. The next event at this premier venue will be held November 11-13, 2016.

Note that unlike the June Trifecta, no autocross will be held in association with this event.


Registration is available at http://texastrifecta.com/registration/. Registration is open now. A complete set of guidelines and rules are listed on the site.

Tire Rack Street Survival

Back by Popular Demand — Teen Street Survival on October 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.

Note: due to the tremendous word-of-mouth promotion this event enjoys, the student roster is nearly full; there are only four spaces left. Once the roster is full, we will begin waitlisting students in case space becomes available. Don’t delay – register now!

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.