Dec
10
5:00 PM17:00

Holiday Party

Come celebrate the holidays with your fellow club members at the Auto Museum.
We have privately reserved the entire facility so we can enjoy the cars too!!
Spouses and families are welcome of course.
This year’s party will be catered featuring a variety of holiday dishes and desserts.
Please bring your own adult beverage.
Please RSVP QUICKLY!!
RSVP DEADLINE is December 1
Send your $10.00 check per person (children under 12 are free) payable to SDBMWCCA to: Diane Damon, 1211 Countrywood Lane, Vista, CA 92081
CHECKS WILL NOT BE RETURNED THIS YEAR.

View Event →
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

December Board Meeting

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.

Help elect your 2018 Board of Driectors; please bring your current membership card to place your vote. You can download a printable copy of your membership card here: https://www.bmwcca.org/print-card

View Event →
Dec
16
7:00 AM07:00

Ultimate Autocross - West Lot

At our final autocross of 2017, we'll have our 5th Annual Instructor Runoff along with our instructor and staff appreciation awards.

Register here

We promote a safe learning environment and provide instructors to all participants. Your $65.00 entry fee includes beverages, breakfast snacks, and a lunch for each Participant. Participation in the event includes working corners at your scheduled time. It's an all-day event allowing you to explore the full potential of your car in a safe and exciting environment, with plenty of time to meet other BMW CCA members. Thanks to BMW of El Cajon for their support of our autocross program.

Helmets must be Snell M or SA 2010 or newer.

Qualcomm requires that we do not exceed their sound limit of 91 dB. We will be checking! If you are over, you will not be allowed to run.

Check out our Autocross pages for more info.

Since we’ll be back on Standard Time, we are limited to 80 participants, so register early!

View Event →
Jan
13
7:00 AM07:00

Resolution Autocross - West Lot

What's your New Year's resolution? Never miss an autocross? Win a trophy every time? Get started on your autocross resolutions with us on Saturday, January 13!

Register here

We promote a safe learning environment and provide instructors to all participants. Your $65.00 entry fee includes beverages, breakfast snacks, and a lunch for each Participant. Participation in the event includes working corners at your scheduled time. It's an all-day event allowing you to explore the full potential of your car in a safe and exciting environment, with plenty of time to meet other BMW CCA members. Thanks to BMW of El Cajon for their support of our autocross program.

Helmets must be Snell M or SA 2010 or newer.

Qualcomm requires that we do not exceed their sound limit of 91 dB. We will be checking! If you are over, you will not be allowed to run.

Check out our Autocross pages for more info.

Since we’ll be back on Standard Time, we are limited to 80 participants, so register early!

View Event →
Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

Free Recycle Day

FREE HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLE DAY

Oil & Oil Filters Antifreeze All Batteries CFL Bulbs/Tubes

If you work on your car and need to recycle used oil (all types), oil filters or coolant then here is your chance to do it free and safely.

SATURDAY – JAN. 27, 2018 Qualcomm Stadium 9449 Friars Road (West Parking Lot) San Diego, California 92108

View Event →
Jan
27
12:00 PM12:00

2018 BMW Performance Center @ Thermal

Our annual pilgrimage to the Performance Center will include some new features, along with some familiar ones. Catered lunch is included, prior to sampling an array of new BMW's in a variety exercises using THEIR cars, THEIR tires, and THEIR gas!
Cost: $220 per person.

  • Lead follow laps in M cars around the newly opened Desert Palm course circuit. (new)
  • Skid pad rat race around a slick skidpad
  • Timed autocross with M2s (new)
  • Down and back drag race to sample a variety of BMW models. (new)

    Cars will include M2, M3 and M4, and maybe some surprise vehicles starting with 5, 6 or 7.

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN on MotorsportReg. Only 100 slots available. Sign up soon as this event always sell out. $220 per person.
View Event →

Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

November Board Meeting

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.

View Event →
Nov
12
7:00 AM07:00

November 12 Autocross - West Lot

Register here

We promote a safe learning environment and provide instructors to all participants. Your $65.00 entry fee includes beverages, breakfast snacks, and a lunch for each Participant. Participation in the event includes working corners at your scheduled time. It's an all-day event allowing you to explore the full potential of your car in a safe and exciting environment, with plenty of time to meet other BMW CCA members. Thanks to BMW of El Cajon for their support of our autocross program.

Helmets must be Snell M or SA 2010 or newer.

Qualcomm requires that we do not exceed their sound limit of 91 dB. We will be checking! If you are over, you will not be allowed to run.

Check out our Autocross pages for more info.

Since we’ll be back on Standard Time, we are limited to 80 participants, so register early!

View Event →
Nov
11
7:00 AM07:00

Women's Car Control Clinic

Registration is open at http://msreg.com/women-CCC
For details, go to: Women’s Car Control Clinic

Improve your driving skills, increase your confidence, and experience your car’s capabilities in a fun, safe and stress-free environment! Through our classroom sessions, car-control exercises and practice, you will learn skills and techniques that will be applicable to real-world driving situations. Our classroom instructor will discuss proper hand, mirror and seating positions, looking ahead, cornering techniques, oversteer and understeer, accident avoidance and much more. Our experienced driving instructors will help you master the car control exercises in the morning and then in the afternoon, we’ll do all the exercises in succession in one big course.

View Event →
Oct
31
to Nov 4

48th Annual BMW CCA Oktoberfest

Each year the BMW Car Club of America throws a party—a world famous party known as Oktoberfest and sometimes simply O'fest. This movable celebration of everything BMW occurs at exciting locations throughout the country and is the ultimate motorsport family reunion. This year we are fortunate enough to have our family reunion presented by Michelin once again!

About The 48th Annual BMW CCA Oktoberfest Presented by Michelin

Dates: October 31 - November 4, 2017

Host Hotel: Hyatt New Orleans | Host Track: NOLA Motorsports

O’fest 2017 will be the next chapter in our storied history of celebrating everything BMW. We are traveling down to the Big Easy and you do not want to miss this opportunity to join us on famed Bourbon Street! The host hotel for O’fest will be the Hyatt New Orleans and the track is, NOLA Motorsports.

Where do you go when it is time to get away? What if you knew of a place where the scenery isn't all that changes? A place where centuries old architecture is the backdrop for a culture so invigorating, it'll rouse your spirit. Visit the most fun and authentic city in America: New Orleans.

Oktoberfest will run from Tuesday, October 31 through Saturday, November 4, 2017, and will feature many of the staples that longtime attendees have become familiar with at previous gatherings, including the Bridgestone autocross, Concours, rallies, and of course, high-performance driving events. This year’s edition will also feature some very unique social events—a 1940's themed dinner at the World War II Museum, BMW CCA Nightclub at club XLIV and a night in the French Quarter

This will be a bucket-list week of excitement and fun for any BMW enthusiast. Stay tuned for other surprises that have yet to be announced!

View Event →
Oct
15
9:00 AM09:00

Ten Month Tour

Join us for another popular BMW CCA cruise along some scenic back roads through El Cajon, Dehesa Valley, Pine Valley, Mount Laguna, Julian, and Santa Ysabel, followed by lunch in Ramona.

MEET at 9:00 AM, depart at 9:45 AM from Target parking lot 2911 Jamacha Road, El Cajon (near Highway 94)

View Event →
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

October Board Meeting

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.

View Event →
Oct
7
7:00 AM07:00

OktoberFAST Autocross - West Lot

Show your Bavarian spirit by wearing your dirndl or lederhosen! If you do, you’ll get an extra practice run!

Register here

We promote a safe learning environment and provide instructors to all participants. Your $65.00 entry fee includes beverages, breakfast snacks, and a lunch for each Participant. Participation in the event includes working corners at your scheduled time. It's an all-day event allowing you to explore the full potential of your car in a safe and exciting environment, with plenty of time to meet other BMW CCA members. Thanks to BMW of El Cajon for their support of our autocross program.

Helmets must be Snell M or SA 2010 or newer.

Qualcomm requires that we do not exceed their sound limit of 91 dB. We will be checking! If you are over, you will not be allowed to run.

Check out our Autocross pages for more info.

View Event →
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

September Board Meeting

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.

View Event →
Aug
27
7:00 AM07:00

Sunday Run Autocross - West Lot

Register here

We promote a safe learning environment and provide instructors to all participants. Your $65.00 entry fee includes beverages, breakfast snacks, and a lunch for each Participant. Participation in the event includes working corners at your scheduled time. It's an all-day event allowing you to explore the full potential of your car in a safe and exciting environment, with plenty of time to meet other BMW CCA members. Thanks to BMW of El Cajon for their support of our autocross program.

Helmets must be Snell M or SA 2010 or newer.

Qualcomm requires that we do not exceed their sound limit of 91 dB. We will be checking! If you are over, you will not be allowed to run.

Check out our Autocross pages for more info.

View Event →
Aug
26
7:00 AM07:00

Car Control Clinic - West Lot

Car Control Clinic
At this event, you can expect to improve your driving skills, increase your confidence, and experience your car’s capabilities in a fun, safe and stress-free environment. Through our classroom sessions, car-control exercises and autocross practice, you will learn skills and techniques that will be applicable to real-world driving situations.
Registration opens July 1

View Event →
Aug
26
6:30 AM06:30

Autocross Open Practice - West Lot

Autocross Open Practice
If you’re looking to hone your advanced autocross skills or if you want to dial in your car, then join us for a morning of autocross practice. Make sure you have a full tank of gas and plenty of tire tread, because we’ll get a lot of laps in. We will have a few advanced autocross instructors available to help. Points and trophies will not be awarded as this is not a competitive event. Sign up for this event and the Sunday Run Autocross on August 27 for a discount!
Registration

View Event →
Aug
23
4:45 PM16:45

Performance Driving Tech Session

SDBMWCCA sponsor Oceanside Motorsports, invites club members to join them on Wednesday August, 23 for Performance Driving Tech Session, in advance of Saturday, August 26th's Autocross Open Practice and Sunday, August 27th's Autocross. Come hang out, ask questions, learn tips and tricks to improve your autocross capabilities, and have a good time with fellow club members and the OMS crew.

Socialize and share stories with OMS over refreshments and snacks starting around 4:45pm. Tech session will formally begin around 5:30pm.

View Event →
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

August Board Meeting

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.

View Event →
Jul
30
10:00 AM10:00

Main Street America People's Choice Car Show

The SDBMWCCA has been invited to participate in The 21st Main Street America People's Choice Car Show. This show is open to all makes, models and years. It will be held at Embarcadero Marina Park North, next to Seaport Village. This show is a fundraiser for the San Diego Center for the Blind.

A $33 vehicle entry fee buys a reserved space with the vehicle class, the registrant's club, or another pre-registered vehicle (registrant's choice); an event dash plaque; and a terrific lunch for one (additional lunches available).

To register: http://cocsd.com/events/main-street-america-peoples-choice-car-show/

All vehicles must be pre-registered by July 17. Spaces are limited!! Once they are gone, registration is closed, regardless of the date.

Registration URL: http://cocsd.com/events/main-street-america-peoples-choice-car-show/

Cost: $33

View Event →
Jul
22
7:00 AM07:00

Summer Fun Autocross - West Lot

Register here

We promote a safe learning environment and provide instructors to all participants. Your $65.00 entry fee includes beverages, breakfast snacks, and a lunch for each Participant. Participation in the event includes working corners at your scheduled time. It's an all-day event allowing you to explore the full potential of your car in a safe and exciting environment, with plenty of time to meet other BMW CCA members. Thanks to BMW of El Cajon for their support of our autocross program.

Helmets must be Snell M or SA 2010 or newer.

Qualcomm requires that we do not exceed their sound limit of 91 dB. We will be checking! If you are over, you will not be allowed to run.

Check out our Autocross pages for more info.

View Event →
Karting at K1 Speed Carlsbad
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Karting at K1 Speed Carlsbad

Join us for a fun social outing to K1 Speed Carlsbad. Featuring electric cars with 45hp reaching speeds of 45mph in an indoor facility with 60,000 sq-ft. of track. We will "arrive and drive" and you may participate in as many races as you'd like. We will aim for three races ($48) that are approximately 14 laps each depending on spin-outs and stoppages in racing. Open to all ages with junior racers being at least 48” tall. Adult racers must be at least 4′ 10″ tall to race. Helmets and helmet socks are provided however you may choose to bring your own helmet (full face with visor) or driving gloves. Close toed shoes required.

We hope to see you there participating in a social and friendly competitive atmosphere!

View Event →
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

CANCELLED! July Board Meeting

THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED

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.

View Event →
Jun
18
7:00 AM07:00

2017 Rug Cunningham Memorial Runoff Autocross

Online Registration will open on May 2
Register Online at http://sdbmwcca.motorsportreg.com

It's that time again--our annual Runoff Autocross is happening in the West Lot of Qualcomm on Sunday, June 18! This is our tenth runoff event which honors the memory of Rug Cunningham, founder of Cunningham BMW, now BMW of El Cajon.

Eleven drivers will qualify for our 2017 Runoff by winning their car classes. The winner of the Runoff will get his or her name on the perpetual trophy and will receive a personal trophy to display with pride. Our format includes one practice session for all drivers, followed by three timed runs to determine trophies for each class. The first-place winner of each car class earns a runoff position in the afternoon. As all other drivers continue to enjoy fun runs in the afternoon, each runoff contender will drive the same “mystery” car. The driver with the best time will be crowned our 2017 Runoff Champion. Will it be you?

View Event →
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

June Board Meeting

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.

View Event →
Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

Expecting Victory Car Show

SDBMWCCA has been invited to the Expect Victory Men's Conference and Car Show.

This is an all makes, all models, all years car show. Last year saw Classic Chevy's, Lowriders, Off Road Trucks, Exotic Cars, Fire Truck, SWAT Team Vehicle, and several Harley Davidson and Indian Motorcycles. This year’s event looks to be even better.

Awards will be given based on people's choice per classes.

*SDBMWCCA must confirm our vehicle count so please RSVP your participation by emailing sd-events@sdbmwcca.com.*

Last year the show had over a thousand men and youth attend this event formerly known as The Big Man's Breakfast. This year is anticipating as many as three thousand attendees.

View Event →
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Meet-n-Greet & Trivia Night

Join us for another social meet-and-greet and trivia night at La Jolla Brewing Company! Get to know fellow chapter members and compete as teams in general trivia (pop-culture, geography, history, literature, etc.) with a chance to win prizes and free drinks. This is a free event to participate in. Food and drinks are available for purchase at your own discretion. This is a fun activity that blends challenging questions with socializing. Check out Sunset Trivia to see how it works! - http://sunsettrivia.com/how-to-play/

Plan to arrive around 6:30pm to socialize and order food and drinks. Trivia starts at 7:00pm and lasts roughly 1.5-2 hours.

Location: La Jolla Brewing Company (7536 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037)

Questions: please email sd-events@sdbmwcca.com

View Event →
May
21
9:00 AM09:00

Jack Cavanaugh Memorial Car Show, Clean Car Contest & Charity Auction

The 2017 Jack Cavanaugh Memorial Car Show, Clean Car Contest & Charity Auction

Shine up your car and join us down on the Bay at Spanish Landing Park, at the West End on the Green across from the San Diego Airport. Compete for trophies or just display your ride. View some beautiful, unique cars and participate in a large charity auction of various BMW items, primarily provided by BMW of Escondido.

Register at event – $10.00. All BMW’s & Mini’s – judged & displayed Judging starts at about 11:00 a.m. CLASSES: Clean (interior, exterior & trunk) Super Clean (all of the above plus engine) Masters (any previous 1st Place – Super Clean judging)

Brats and soft drinks will be available for purchase. INFO: Dennis Damon, 760-598-8770, ddnomad@msn.com

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE UNITED OSTOMY ASSOCIATION

View Event →
Dyno Day at The Dyno Shop
May
20
8:00 AM08:00

Dyno Day at The Dyno Shop

Have an interesting build that you want actual power numbers behind? Join us for a dyno day at The Dyno Shop (10042 Prospect Ave., Santee, CA 92071) on Saturday, May 20th from 8:00am - 2:00pm.

For $60 cash ($65 credit card), you will get up to 3 consecutive full throttle pulls on the dyno to get an accurate depiction and print-out of your horsepower, torque, and air/fuel mixture.

View Event →
May
13
1:00 PM13:00

7th Gen 5 Series Introduction

Come join us at the Newly updated BMW of Escondido Sales Center to learn about the ALL NEW 7 th Generation BMW 5 Series. You’ll have an opportunity to hear about the many new features, including remote controlled parking, active cruise control and many more.

Never fear this event will be more than a mere show and tell, BMW of Escondido and Tim Brecht have invited us not just to look at the cars, but to get in and drive them!! So you’ll actually get a chance to find out how some of the new and exciting features work.

So come join us between 1pm and 5pm, see the new Showroom, check out the cars, have some food and drive the cars!!!

Please RSVP to sales@bmwofescondido.com

View Event →
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

May Board Meeting

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.

View Event →
May
6
to May 7

Palm Springs and Joshua Tree Overnight Trip

Join us on Saturday May 6th and 7th for a weekend of scenic driving through state and national parks! We will drive over 350 miles over two days with an overnight stop in lovely Palm Springs. On Sunday, we will explore Joshua Tree National Park. We will leave early enough Sunday morning that if you wish to hike portions of the park, you will have time.

Saturday we will meet at BMW of Escondido (1557 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029) at noon. At 12:30, I will give a brief overview of the days drive and will hand out direction and a list of Points of Interest that you may indulge upon yourself. You can drive straight to Palm springs, or stop at scenic viewpoints or stores for shopping.

Sunday we will meet at Jack-in-the-Box (5200 Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264) at 8am. at 8:30, I will again go over the day and pass out driving directions. Sunday we will drive through the Joshua Tree National Park. We are leaving early enough that you can stop and take a hike around the park if you wish. Or you can drive straight through back to San Diego, the choice is yours.

For lodging, it is up to you to make your own arrangements. The main hotel will be the Holiday Inn Express and Suites at Cathedral City, 36101 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234. An alternative hotel if the Holiday Inn is filled is the Welk Resort at 34567 Cathedral Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, CA, 92234. Reservations can be made through their websites or Hotels.com. There is no group code or reservation number. If rooms are unavailable, please look for nearby hotels. Rooms are starting to fill up so reserve your room soon.

PLEASE REGISTER ON MOTORSPORTREG: http://www.motorsportreg.com/events/palm-springs-weekend-drive-bmw-cca-san-diego-social-events-488850

View Event →
Apr
29
7:00 AM07:00

Rich Gehring Memorial - Spring Fling Autocross - SE Lot

Online Registration opens March 15
Register Online at http://sdbmwcca.motorsportreg.com

Come on out to Qualcomm's Southeast Lot on Saturday, April 29, and celebrate a special event with us! The Spring Fling autocross commemorates Rich Gehring, who was the backbone of our Chapter for over 30 years. Rich served on the San Diego Chapter Board of Directors in many different roles, but the role that he was famous for was that of Equipmentmeister. Rich kept all of our autocross and driving school equipment, along with our truck and trailer, in perfect working order for more years than we can remember. He was at every autocross and HPDE, where he would help set up and run the event. Rich gave an immeasurable gift to our chapter through his time, generosity, knowledge, and experience. His exceptional kindness and his genuine smile continue to inspire us.

Back in his day, Rich won more than his share of autocross trophies, so celebrate his memory by engaging in one of his favorite events--a fast and fun San Diego Chapter autocross!

The helmet standard has changed to require Snell 2010 or 2015 ratings. Check yours now to be sure it’s up to date—rentals are very limited.

View Event →
Trivia Night at La Jolla Brewing Company
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Trivia Night at La Jolla Brewing Company

Back at it again for another social meet-and-greet and trivia night at La Jolla Brewing Company! We’re making this a monthly routine occurring the fourth Tuesday of every month. Get to know fellow chapter members and compete as teams in general trivia (pop-culture, geography, history, literature, etc.) with a chance to win prizes and free drinks. This is a free event to participate in. Food and drinks are available for purchase at your own discretion. This is a fun activity that blends challenging questions with socializing. Check out Sunset Trivia to see how it works! - http://sunsettrivia.com/how-to-play/

Plan to arrive around 6:30pm to socialize and order food and drinks. Trivia starts at 7:00pm and lasts roughly 1.5-2 hours.

Location: La Jolla Brewing Company (7536 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037)

Questions: please email sd-events@sdbmwcca.com

View Event →
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

April Board Meeting

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.

View Event →
Apr
8
7:00 AM07:00

Exclusive BMW Team RLL Pit Tour and Q&A at the Long Beach Grand Prix

Join us for an exclusive pit tour and Q&A with BMW Team Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) at the Long Beach Grand Prix, Saturday, April 8!
An optional caravan leaving San Diego Saturday morning will be arranged based on our pit tour time.
We will receive as little as 24-hours notice to our pit tour time with BMW, so please RSVP by emailing sd-events@sdbmwcca.com so we can send caravan and meet-up instructions via email. Please email questions to Travis Sterne at sd-events@sdbmwcca.com.

View Event →