Upcoming Club Events!

Grattan Driving School    Saturday, September 20, 2014

This is your last opportunity in 2014 to come out to the track with your fellow Michiana members as we attend a Motor City Chapter Driving School at Grattan Raceway just outside of Grand Rapids.  This is a two day event Sat and Sun September 20 - 21.  See more details about the event at www.michiana-bmwcca.com/Track/Grattan

If you've never been to the track, you should consider coming out and enjoying the experience with us, its a lot of fun!  First timers can find out more information here www.michiana-bmwcca.com/Track/Novices

For the experienced drivers, there is going to be a BimmerWorld BMW CCA Club Race school run in tandem with this event.  You don't need a racecar to attend this event 85% of the cars that attend this school are typically street legal HPDE cars.

Fall Color Tour    Saturday, October 04, 2014

Michiana Chapter Annual Fall Color Tour

This year's tour promises to be a great event with support of BMW of Traverse City Glen Cousineau Brand Manger, and Nicole Battista BMW Client Advisor.

Nicole and Glen have put together a great driving tour on the Leelaneau Peninsula  followed by a dinner on the GrandTraverse Bay.

Registration begins at Noon until 1pm at BMW of Travrse City, the first BMW Future Retail 2016 Dealership in the USA.

2801 N. US 31 South Traverse City MI 49684.

Light snacks provided by BMW of Traverse City

Cost per participant is $20

Tour will depart at 1pm for a wonderful 120 mile drive on the Leelanau Peninsula

Draft Route is as follows:

West from the Dealership to Glen Arbor via Silver Lake and Platte Lake

Up M22 through Suttons Bay then South along the East shore of Lake Leelanau to Cherry Bend and Back into Downtown Traverse City

Total Trip will be about 3 hours allowing for few stops at poins of interest along the way.

Dinner at 5pm at Harringtons by the Bay - 13890S West Bayshore Drive Traverse City MI 49684

BMW of Traverse CIty is a Sponsor for the Dinner at Harringtons

RSVP - Please RSVP to Nicole Battista nbattista@foxmotors.com so that the restaurant can be kept up to speed.

For those intending to stay overnight in Traverse City, please make your own reservations assoon as possible. Block Bookings were no avaiable for a large group, so everyone will be on teir own for hotel accomodations needed. Some hotels reqire a minimum two night stay but others will allow on night reservations.


Autocross #6    Sunday, October 05, 2014

*** EVERYONE MUST pre-register *** by 5pm the day before an event HERE: http://bit.ly/bmwautox

*You don’t need a BMW to participate.
*You must have a valid state drivers license. No permits.
*We have a very limited number of loaner helmets available so please bring 'em if ya got 'em!

Car Classes: We use the the same car classification system as the Windy City BMWCCA.  Unsure what class your BMW falls into?  Check here
BMW Classes: AA, A, B, C, D
Non-BMW classes:  E = "everything else", EMOD = "everything else + race tires"

Car Numbers: Since we're just getting started with MotorSportsReg for our 8/31/14 event, we're not able to pre-populate our current reserved car numbers.
If you're new to running with our club, please review our reserved car number list before selecting a number.  

We run a Self-Tech system.  You are responsible to make sure your vehicle meets the minimum requirements in our Self-Tech form. Fills this out and place under your windshield wiper when coming to Grid.

45 driver event cap
Course open for waking at 8:30am
Driver Checkin is from 9:00-9:30am (Eastern Timezone)
Mandatory Driver Safety Meeting 9:50am (miss this and you're a spectator for the day!)
Immediately following the Drivers Meeting, Run Group 1 Drivers will grid their cars.  Run Group 2 drivers will move to their work stations.
First car on course by 10:15am
$30 BMWCCA member
$35 guest/non-member
Subway lunch and drink included in above registration fee.
Timed runs (8+) typically end around 4pm with fun-runs after awards.
Yes, we run rain or shine :-)