Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

New BMW Intro Night at BMW of Escondido

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Since BMW has recently introduced a blizzard of new and exciting models, our friends at BMW of Escondido have invited us to sample them in person. Our evening will include test drives, BMW Technicians to explain the new engines, and BMW Geniuses to review the new technology features. Food and beverages will be provided, and their Showroom will be an open house to see all of the latest BMW products. It’s also a great time to socialize with your Club friends!

We will get to learn about and sample:

  • G20 330i and M340i

  • Z4 3.0i

  • X5

  • X7

  • M850i

Our informal evening starts at 5:30 and continues until 8:30. Join us for a great time at:

BMW of Escondido (showroom location) 1557 Auto Park Way, Escondido

Please RSVP to sd-events@sdbmwcca.com to help them provide enough food for our Club

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Rug Cunningham Memorial Runoff Autocross
Jun
29
7:00 AM07:00

Rug Cunningham Memorial Runoff Autocross

Online registration is $70 at http://sdbmwcca.motorsportreg.com. Onsite registraiton is $20 extra and spots are not guaranteed.

Eleven drivers will qualify for our 2018 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 2019 Runoff Champion. Will it be you?

IMPORTANT: --Helmets must be Snell 2010 or 2015 rated. --All cars MUST be under a 91 dB noise level and we’ll be checking! Over 91 dB = no autocross.

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Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

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

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The 2019 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

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July Board Meeting
Jul
9
5:30 PM17:30

July Board Meeting

The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM.

The Meeting will be held at Filippi's Pizza Kearny Mesa, 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123.

Members and guests are welcome to attend the Board meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Food is served around 5:45, come by socialize with fellow BMW enthusiasts.

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Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

Two County Tour

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Come join us for what should be an amazing drive across county borders. We’ll be starting at the Target in the Westfield North County mall, 280 E Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025 . From there, we’ll make our way inland on some of the most beautiful, and twisty, San Diego County roads. After a quick pit stop at Dudley’s, we’ll make our way to Palomar before eventually crossing into Riverside County where our destination awaits. But you won’t want to leave just yet...stay to visit Boris Said’s new dealership in Murrieta where we’ll enjoy lunch and a chat with the man himself!

We hope you join us for this memorable and safe driving event. Please arrive at 9am for a mandatory driver’s meeting at around 9:30am in the parking lot outside the Target in Westfield North County with a vehicle in good operating condition, a full tank, and safe driving manners in what will be an epic two county tour!

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August Board Meeting
Aug
13
5:30 PM17:30

August Board Meeting

The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM.

The Meeting will be held at Filippi's Pizza Kearny Mesa, 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123.

Members and guests are welcome to attend the Board meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Food is served around 5:45, come by socialize with fellow BMW enthusiasts.

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September Board Meeting
Sep
10
5:30 PM17:30

September Board Meeting

The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM.

The Meeting will be held at Filippi's Pizza Kearny Mesa, 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123.

Members and guests are welcome to attend the Board meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Food is served around 5:45, come by socialize with fellow BMW enthusiasts.

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Sep
14
7:00 AM07:00

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.

Register online at MSR.

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Meet and Greet at Second Chance Beer Co.
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Meet and Greet at Second Chance Beer Co.

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Come join us on Thursday June 13th at Second Chance Beer Co.’s Carmel Mountain location for some tasty craft beer and a tour of the brewery. We will be meeting at 6pm. Your first house beer with be $5 and around 6:30pm we will start the tour. The tour will be limited to 10 people. But don’t worry, if we have more people they will hold a second tour for us! Also, there is always a food truck in attendance, so come hungry!

We look forward to seeing you all there

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June Board meeting
Jun
11
5:45 PM17:45

June Board meeting

The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM.

The Meeting will be held at Filippi's Pizza Kearny Mesa, 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123.

Members and guests are welcome to attend the Board meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Food is served around 5:45, come by socialize with fellow BMW enthusiasts.

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34th Huntington Beach Concours
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

34th Huntington Beach Concours

The 34th annual Huntington Beach Concours this year will be held on Sunday June 2nd. Last year the LA Chapter of the BMW CCA joined us and we set a record with 49 BMWs and we were the largest marque at this event for the first time! I hope we can achieve an even larger turnout this year. No need to be judged, most BMWs are Display only although Street (Clean) and Concours (Super Clean) judged categories are available. Mark your calendars now, registration is open and we encourage owners to sign up early. After registering, use the PayPal link to pay please. We also make sure that everyone’s cars are displayed prominently.

Register on-line here:

http://www.hbconcours.org/entry-forms/

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Overnight Drive
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Overnight Drive

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Join us on Saturday June 1 and 2 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 drive up, over and thru the San Jacinto Mountains on our way back home.  We will leave early enough Sunday morning to get home around lunch time. 

Saturday we will meet at Target (2911 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, CA 92019) at noon. At 12:30, I will give a brief overview of the day's drive and will hand out directions.

Sunday we will drive through the mountains back home. The reverse of the past two years, we will drive up from Banning thru Idyllwild and Mountain Center, continue thru Anza and Warner Springs.

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.  Reservations can be made through their website or Hotels.com. There is no group code or reservation number. If rooms are unavailable, please look for nearby hotels.  

Please signup online to reserve your spot, the link is:  http://msreg.com/SDBMWPSOD

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Bimmerfest 2019
May
25
to May 26

Bimmerfest 2019

Bimmerfest 2019 California is the biggest BMW car show in the country featuring two days of action for BMW enthusiasts. Activities include:

* Battle of the Bimmers * Bimmerfest Track Days * Featured Car Corral * Heritage Corral * AutoCross * Dyno Runs * Parade Lap on Track * Food Truck Festival and Biergarten * Vendor Alley with 70+ BMW Related Companies

Entry: Bimmerfest West 2019 is $30 per car for exhibition parking within the stadium or $20 per car for general admission. (Purchased On-Site)

*NEW THIS YEAR* 2-day entry exhibitor pass per car for $45 plus free Parade Lap (savings of $15 for entry plus $20 for Parade Lap). Total savings of $35!

2-day entry general admission per car for $30. Total savings of $10.

As always, passengers enter for free, so bring your partner, your kids, your parents, your buds, and your pets so that everyone can enjoy the show.

Date/Time: May 25-26 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA

More details at https://www.bimmerfest.com/bmw-events/Bimmerfest-2019/

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BMW Corral at Encinitas Classic Car Night
May
16
5:30 PM17:30

BMW Corral at Encinitas Classic Car Night

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Bring your classic or modern BMW to the Classic Car Night in Encinitas. Charlie’s Foreign Car has a dedicated corral to show off your shining beauty. Bring family and friends and enjoy the evening socializing with club members and walking the streets of Encinitas, where hundreds of classic cars of all makes and models line the streets. Charlie’s has graciously offered to provide tacos and wine tasting to BMW CCA members!

We need at least 20 BMWs to ensure we get the corral each year, so encourage your BMW friends to participate! Event starts at 5:30pm, but for prime parking in the corral, please arrive any time after 4:30pm.

Charlie’s Foreign Car 751 2nd Street, Encinitas, CA 92024

General Event Info: https://encinitas101.com/event/encinitas-cruise-night-may/

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May Board meeting
May
14
5:45 PM17:45

May Board meeting

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The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM.

The Meeting will be held at Filippi's Pizza Kearny Mesa, 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123.

Members and guests are welcome to attend the Board meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Food is served around 5:45, come by socialize with fellow BMW enthusiasts.

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Advanced Autocross Practice
May
11
7:10 AM07:10

Advanced Autocross Practice

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Registration is open at http://sdbmwcca.motorsportreg.com

Cancelation Policy

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 at SDCCU Stadium West Lot. 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. Our timing system will be running, but times will not be recorded and trophies will not be awarded as this is not a competitive event.

Note that lunch will not be served as this is a half-day event.

Also note that this event caters to our more experienced drivers, and instruction will be limited in availability. Novices are encouraged to check out our Car Control Clinic, also scheduled for May 11, which will have a full instructor corps available and which runs the same course later in the day.

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Car Control Clinic
May
11
7:00 AM07:00

Car Control Clinic

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Registration is open at sdbmwcca.motorsportreg.com

Cancelation Policy

Join us at SDCCU Stadium West Lot 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. 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 which will include a simulated emergency lane change, a slalom, a decreasing-radius corner, and threshold braking. In the afternoon, we’ll do all the exercises in succession during the autocross practice.

This clinic is geared toward drivers who have not had prior performance-driving experience. Experienced autocrossers should check out our Open Practice, also scheduled for May 11. Register for one event ONLY on May 11.

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Meet and Greet with BMW Team RLL at Long Beach
Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

Meet and Greet with BMW Team RLL at Long Beach

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We will meet drivers and the team at the BMW RLL paddock Saturday. Time is TBD, please RSVP for the event at sd-events@sdbmwcca.com and will will provide you information on when and where to meet. Please include your name and member number in your email.

There is no charge for the meet and greet, but you must purchase tickets for the Acura GP to be able to get access to the paddock. We don’t have a group purchase this time, tickets can be purchased online at https://gplb.com/ticket-prices/

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April Board meeting
Apr
9
5:45 PM17:45

April Board meeting

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The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM.

The Meeting will be held at Filippi's Pizza Kearny Mesa, 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123.

Members and guests are welcome to attend the Board meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Food is served around 5:45, come by socialize with fellow BMW enthusiasts.

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330 Autocross - West Lot
Mar
30
7:00 AM07:00

330 Autocross - West Lot

Autocross at the West Lot.

Onsite registration costs $20 extra and openings are NOT guaranteed.

IMPORTANT: The helmet standard has changed to require Snell 2010 or 2015 ratings. Check yours now to be sure it’s up to date as rentals are limited. All cars MUST be under a 91 dB noise level and we’ll be checking! Over 91 dB = no autocross.

Register will be online at MSR; check back for the registration link.

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Buttonwillow Driving School/Race School/Time Trial
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Buttonwillow Driving School/Race School/Time Trial

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The San Diego BMW Car Club is now in its 30th year of putting on driving schools! We are hosting a driving event at Buttonwillow March 23rd and 24th. Come out to join us for the fun!

Sign up here: http://msreg.com/BMWSD

We are offering the same great driving school program that you are familiar with. Our event last year was extremely successful so we are offering the same spicy program again.

Some of the highlights include:

Novice and intermediate groups with in-car instruction.
A-Solo group that runs with instructors.
Advanced data coaching option for A-Solo and Time Trial.
Race licensing school (super fun even if you don't want to race!).
Time trial group (maybe a little competition with your friends?).
Returning student discount

Fees go up on February 22nd and last year's event sold out so register early and tell your friends!

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March Board meeting
Mar
12
5:45 PM17:45

March Board meeting

The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM.

The Meeting will be held at Filippi's Pizza Kearny Mesa, 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123.

Members and guests are welcome to attend the Board meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Food is served around 5:45, come by socialize with fellow BMW enthusiasts.

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Roads of March Driving Tour
Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

Roads of March Driving Tour

Join us for a drive through the south eastern part of San Diego's back country. After the lunch stop, you can choose from multiple destinations to explore on your own, such as mountains, trains, desert, or casinos.

**All participants must sign a liability waiver, which can be reviewed here: https://www.sdbmwcca.com/forms/

Meet Time: 9:15 a.m. Arrive with a full tank of gas. Find us in the parking lot near the Target store in Rancho San Diego Towne Center.

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February Board meeting
Feb
12
5:45 PM17:45

February Board meeting

The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM.

The Meeting will be held at Filippi's Pizza Kearny Mesa, 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123.

Members and guests are welcome to attend the Board meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Food is served around 5:45, come by socialize with fellow BMW enthusiasts.

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Aquarian Autocross - West Lot
Feb
9
7:00 AM07:00

Aquarian Autocross - West Lot

Join us on February 9th on SDCCU's huge west lot. Come hang with friends,chew up some tires and maybe win a trophy. As always, we include coffee and muffins for breakfast, lunch and at least 11 runs. Online registration is $65 at Motorsportreg Onsite registration is $10 extra and openings are NOT guaranteed.

We have lots of Stadium dates in 2019 and we're expecting to continue there well into 2020, so don't be left out on the fun.

You don’t need a BMW to enjoy the fun; bring your vehicle and see what it can do.

We have rental helmets if you don't have the required Snell 2010/2015 helmet.

IMPORTANT: All cars MUST be under a 91 dB noise level and we’ll be checking! Over 91 dB = no autocross.

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Kickoff Autocross - West Lot
Jan
12
7:00 AM07:00

Kickoff Autocross - West Lot

Join us on January 12 for our inaugural autocross of 2019! We have SDCCU's huge west lot reserved for hanging with friends, claiming trophies, and chewing up tires. As always, we include coffee and muffins for breakfast, lunch and at least 11 runs. Online registration is $65 at Motorsportreg

We have lots of Stadium dates in 2019 and we're expecting to continue there well into 2020, so don't be left out on the fun.

You don’t need a BMW to enjoy the fun; all marques are welcome at our autocrosses!

Onsite registration is $10 extra and openings are NOT guaranteed.

IMPORTANT: The helmet standard has changed to require Snell 2010 or 2015 ratings. Check yours now to be sure it’s up to date as rentals are limited. All cars MUST be under a 91 dB noise level and we’ll be checking! Over 91 dB = no autocross.

Register online at MSR.

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January Board meeting
Jan
8
5:45 PM17:45

January Board meeting

The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM.

The Meeting will be held at Filippi's Pizza Kearny Mesa, 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123.

Members and guests are welcome to attend the Board meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Food is served around 5:45, come by socialize with fellow BMW enthusiasts.

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Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

December Board Meeting

The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM.

The Meeting will be held at Filippi's Pizza Kearny Mesa, 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123.

Members are welcome to sit in on the meeting, starting at 6:30 p.m., or arrive around 5:45 to socialize and have some Italian food.

Help elect your 2019 Board of Directors; 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

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Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

HOLIDAY Driving Tour

  • 3681 Avocado Boulevard La Mesa, CA, 91941 United States (map)
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Started your holiday shopping yet? Good, then you have no excuse to miss out on another incredible drive through the back roads of East County through Mount Laguna. All CCA members and friends welcome in their BMW or other car. Route instructions will be provided for a self-paced drive, and a stop for a Farm to Table lunch just outside Julian. Arrive with a full tank at Rancho San Diego Village off 94 at 9am. No fee, but please let us know on the facebook event if you’ll be coming.

The starting address is: Rancho San Diego Village Parking Lot 3681 Avocado Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91941

Starting time is 9am, there will be a mandatory all drivers meeting at 9:15, and the drive will start shortly after the meeting ends

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Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

November Board Meeting

The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM.

The Meeting will be held at Filippi's Pizza Kearny Mesa, 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123.

Members are welcome to sit in on the meeting, starting at 6:30 p.m., or arrive around 5:45 to socialize and have some Italian food.

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Oct
13
7:00 AM07:00

Autocross - OktoberFAST - West lot

Autocross at the West Lot

Onsite registration costs $10 extra and openings are NOT guaranteed.

IMPORTANT: The helmet standard has changed to require Snell 2010 or 2015 ratings. Check yours now to be sure it’s up to date as rentals are limited. All cars MUST be under a 91 dB noise level and we’ll be checking! Over 91 dB = no autocross.

Register online at MSR.

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Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

October Board Meeting

The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM.

The Meeting will be held at Filippi's Pizza Kearny Mesa, 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123.

Members are welcome to sit in on the meeting, starting at 6:30 p.m., or arrive around 5:45 to socialize and have some Italian food.

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Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

Meet & Greet at Alesmith Brewing

Join fellow club members for a social evening at Alesmith Brewing. Includes a 35-45 min tour of the state of the art production facility, a pour of one of their year-round beers (16 oz typically, and 8 oz for the higher strength beers), and a souvenir pint glass to take home. Food trucks will be available onsite. Tour begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $10 per person Please indicate if you are planning to attend on our Facebook Event.

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Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

September Board Meeting

The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM.

The Meeting will be held at Filippi's Pizza Kearny Mesa, 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123.

Members are welcome to sit in on the meeting, starting at 6:30 p.m., or arrive around 5:45 to socialize and have some Italian food.

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Sep
9
7:00 AM07:00

Autocross - September 9

Autocross at the West Lot

Onsite registration costs $10 extra and openings are NOT guaranteed.

IMPORTANT: The helmet standard has changed to require Snell 2010 or 2015 ratings. Check yours now to be sure it’s up to date as rentals are limited. All cars MUST be under a 91 dB noise level and we’ll be checking! Over 91 dB = no autocross.

Register online at MSR.

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Sep
2
12:00 PM12:00

SoCal Euro

Big SoCal Euro is one of the largest all European car events on the west coast. We are excited to be one of the longest running car events of it’s kind, since 2001. The event featuring over 3,000 European car throughout the region. Bring your family to meet other car enthusiasts, raffles, drag racing, great food, automotive vendors, swap meet, afterparty and more. Where what you bring is part of the show! #BIGSCE

Get more info at https://www.big-euro.com/big-socal-euro/

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Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

End of Summer Tour

Join us for a back roads drive on some of the most enjoyable tarmac in Southern Riverside County. All members and friends welcome in their BMW or other car. Route instructions will be provided for a self-paced drive, and a stop for lunch at a BBQ restaurant is on the route. Arrive with a full tank at the BMW of Escondido showroom at 9 am. (1557 Auto Park Way, Escondido). They are providing donuts and coffee for participants-thank you! Expected finish by 2-3 pm, with an option to skip the last winding road and save some time. No fee, but let us know on the facebook event if you’ll be coming.

The route map is here.

Hosted by Matt Gage

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