Welcome to the San Diego Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America.
O’Fest 2016 will be part of a once-in-a-lifetime celebration spanning almost two weeks in honor of BMW’s 100th anniversary. The event will be held in conjunction with two other favorite club events—Legends of the Autobahn and the Festorics Turn Five corral—so you do not want to miss this historic event. The host hotel for O’fest will be the Hyatt Monterey and the track is, of course, the thrilling Laguna Seca Raceway. Yes, finally you, too, will drive the Corkscrew!
More information can be found at http://ofest.bmwcca.org/
Online Registration is now open!
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Patriot Day honors the men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and salutes the neighbors and emergency responders who worked tirelessly and selflessly in the wake of the tragedy. This day alsocelebrates the spirit of America, showing how strong we are by maintaining our way of life despite the challenges. So let's have some fun living life to the fullest. (Well, maybe not tire life). Join us in the West Lot for the second autocross of our inaugural points series.
We are updating our helmet ratings to Snell 2010 or 2015. If you have Snell 2005, get your new helmet soon as our grace period ends Dec 31, 2016!
september board meeting - september 13
The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Giovanni's Pizza, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. The meeting is open to all chapter members and visitors. The club provides a selection of pizza and soda, starting around 5:45 PM. The board meeting starts at 6:30 PM. Visitors are welcome, come by and see what the chapter is planning.
We will be holding a club social get-together at K1 Speed San Diego, in the heart of downtown (1709 Main St, San Diego, CA 92113). Please join us for fun, camaraderie, and some spirited competition. No experience necessary! Just a willingness to have fun with 20hp electric karts, a one-quarter mile indoor track, and speeds approaching 45mph! Plan to arrive by 6:30pm where we will “Arrive and Drive." All ages are welcome however note there is a minimum height requirement (see k1speed.com for details). Close-toed shoes required.
SAFETY GEAR TECH SESSION - september 24
Saturday September 24th, the chapter is hosting a safety gear tech session at Winding Road Racing in Fountain Valley.
Every five years there's a new set of helmet safety standards handed down by Snell. Per the BMW CCA minimum standards your SA2005 or MA2005 helmet will no longer pass tech for autocross or driving school after the end of this calendar year. This event is the perfect opportunity to buy or order your new SA2015 helmet before the start of the 2017 driving season.
Please RSVP by emailing Satakal Khalsa, the chapter Equipmentmeister, at events@SDBMWCCA.com. An accurate head-count will help our hosts at Winding Road Racing be prepared with enough snacks and refreshments.
BMWCCA San Diego and Central Cal Chapters invite you to join us for a High Performance Driver Education School at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Saturday October 29 – Sunday, October 30, 2016.
Registration is open now, at msreg.com/hpdesdbmwcca. Early-bird registration fee is $475 through October 7, 2016. After October 7, regular registration fee is $499. This fee includes individual in-car track instruction, classroom sessions, lunch Saturday and Sunday, and Saturday banquet at Willow Ranch BBQ.
Medical and Tech forms can be downloaded here.