Michiana Chapter BMW CCA & MotorCity Chapter BMW CCA
Join us for our 3rd annual one-day Car Control Clinic &
Intro to Autocross event at Tire Rack Facility.
Tire Rack offers a challenging driving experience for novice and expert alike.
This year, the event will be held on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015.
What better way to spend a free Spring Sunday?
•Location:Tire Rack Facility in South Bend,IN
Situated at 7101 Vorden Parkway, conveniently located
near Indiana Toll Road (I-80/90) and US-31.
•Event Type: This event is for new drivers, seasoned drivers as well as those who want to improve their driving skills. The one day event is spent learning, practicing and experiencing car dynamics through a series of 3 key skills:
1) Smooth Steering on a Slalom Course - Understand how to navigate your car smoothly through a set of cones. Recognize where you want your car to go. You will learn how to drive where the cones aren't.
2) Threshold Braking - Learn how to control your car in an emergency situation. You will understand more about your car's capabilities and how to manage them. Learn how to successfully maneuver around obstacles (just as if you have a deer in the headlights) while slowing your car.
3) Skid-Pad Activities - Drive on a skid-pad where you will have the opportunity to experience your car breaking traction and then learn how to regain traction in a safe environment. Feel the balance and learn how to steer your car with the throttle.
The Tire Rack Facility is the perfect venue for young drivers, seasoned drivers and drivers young at heart, to have the opportunity to practice these maneuvers in a safe environment at the performance limit of their car. It is a great first step or review for those who want to autocross or drive on a race track. Even if you never participate in one of these programs, many of the skills you learn will be useful on public highways.
•Amenities: In the morning, donuts/bagels and coffee will be served. We’ll take a break for a provided lunch mid-day. All through the day, we’ll have bottled water to keep you hydrated!
•Drivers: Need to be 16 years or older and carry a valid drivers license.You will also need a Snell SA or M-rated helmet (2005 or newer). We have loaner helmets available for those w/o helmets.
•Vehicles: Our instructors will conduct a brief safety inspection the morning of the event. Convertibles, targa or t-tops will be allowed.
•Price: Registration cost of $45 for current BMWCCA members and member guest participants until April 19. $60 thereafter with registration closing on April 30, 2015 at 11:59pm.
•Additional Information: Available by sending an email to
We are bringing back the Spring Dust-Off, but with a twist. We are actually going to dust off the cars.
This event will be a Clinic with Tech inspections and Car Clean up and a Car Show.
This event will not replace the Spring Tour which is to be held on June 20th.
The Dust off will be held at Grand Rapids MotorCar in Grand Rapids. www.grmotorcar.com
Address: 2735 29th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Start time is 10AM
More details will follow!
Windy City Challenge is a two day Autocross Event put on by the Windy City BMW CCA.
It is a chance to go up against the neighboring chapter members and see how we stack up.
This event has been going on for years but in recent years only a handful of Michiana Chapter members have represented.
Lets bring on the challenge and take home some trophies!!
Event Registrations Here: http://www.windycitybmw.com/photo.aspx?moid=50932
This popular event will be organized once again by Art and Sandy Welch and details will follow.
This year we hope to avoid rain and snow by holding this fun driving event a little later in the season!
Keep your eyes on this space for more event details
This all German car show is a perfect opportunity to shine your car and show it!
Organized by a team of BMWCCA members teamed up with Porsche Club Mercedes Club VW Club and Audi Club. Lots of great awards and truly a fun way to spend a Saturday.
Arrive early and stay for the day.
Doors open 9am
More information at www.deutschemarquesag.com
Our Annual Fall color tour is shaping up to be one of the best ever.
We will meet up for a fun and colorful drive to a truly great destination with lots of German flair.
The tour will begin at Okemos BMW near Lansing and promises to be a fantastic time.
Details will follow
A great way to finish off an epic year with the BMWCCA.
Our celebration will be hosted at the incredible Gilmore Museum in Hickory Corners Michigan.
You will not want to miss this one. Organized by Peter Hamlettand his wife Marge.
Details will follow watch this space