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Pazifik Eskapades 2021

by Paul Koreneff

Join us on our annual trip to the BMW Performance Center. Drive fast cars (theirs), display pretty cars (yours), relax at a 4-star hotel with special pricing, mingle with the National Board of Directors and Executive Officers, enjoy the restaurants in the Coachella Valley, visit unique sites and desert oddities, and reconnect with your BMW friends.

Pazifik Eskapades is a trip to the BMW Performance Center with a little bit more.  The location provides plenty of things to do besides driving BMWs for you, your family, and your friends.  We have a discounted rate at a four-star hotel so a family mini-vacation won’t break the bank.

The Performance Center Experience will provide you with several different models of BMWs cars, and a variety of exercises and track driving to appreciate those cars.  They pay for gas, tires, brakes, etc.; all the things that make tracking your own car expensive.  You’ll get to test drive brand new BMWs in situations you’ll never get if you just go to the dealer for a test drive.  You’ll also get a gourmet lunch after you are done driving, and a small memento of your day.

This is a perfect way to introduce your significant other and/or your friends, to the incredible world of BMWs and performance driving.  It’s all on closed circuits, there are lots of first-timers, and it’s certainly safer than speeding on the freeway or drifting on the cul-de-sac.

If your companions aren’t into driving, the Coachella Valley has an astonishing variety of things to do.  Let them drive you to the Performance Center (you can hitch a ride back) then take the car and go explore.  See the list at Eskapade.bmwcca.org for activity suggestions and links.  Most of these options are available on Friday and/or Sunday also.

Saturday evening, after the sun goes down, there will be a Car Show at Old Town La Quinta.  We’ll have live music, BMW only parking (other parking is available), and a plethora of restaurants in which to have dinner.  Plus you’ll have a chance to see all your BMW friends who you missed during the pandemic*.

* Because of the fluid conditions caused by COVID-19 and its variants, please bring a mask.  You may not need it, but bring it anyway.


Click here for the official page

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Bimmers and Brews – North Scottsdale

by Paul Koreneff

At the request of the restaurant, we are limiting the group to no more than 20 people. Please ensure you use the ‘Register for Event’ button above so that we have an accurate count. Our members who use Facebook should ensure they register here too!

If circumstances change and you are unable to attend, please let us know. Hint: Try clicking on ‘Already registered?’ to the right of the ‘Register for Event!’ button.

Come unwind with us, for a midweek break.  This month we are at the Raven Gastropub in North Scottsdale.

There’s nothing better than a happy hour and dinner with like-minded enthusiasts, so come talk cars over some delicious local brews. Who knows, you may find a new favorite craft beer, make a friend, or even find some driving buddies. Plus, you’ll be supporting small businesses and stimulating the local economy!

We look forward to seeing you on the second Wednesday of most months (please check the calendar).



Click here to see the menu

When you use the ‘Register for Event’ button above, be sure to include first names for all attendees in your group so that we can prepare name tags and maintain an accurate count. Wait a minute after clicking once on the button to allow the system time to process your request – you will receive a confirming notice and an email.

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Bimmers and Breakfast – Phoenix

by Paul Koreneff

Note that this event starts at 7:30 am!

At the request of the restaurant, we are limiting the group to no more than 30 people. Please ensure you use the ‘Register for Event!’ button above so that we have an accurate count. Our members who use Facebook should ensure they register here too!

Also, if circumstances change and you are unable to attend, please let us know. Hint: Try clicking on ‘Already registered?’ to the right of the ‘Register for Event!’ button.

The Covid situation here in Arizona is greatly improved. We have made a group reservation for breakfast at the First Watch on Thomas Road in Phoenix!

Please join us to eat some great food, get to know one another (renewing old friendships and forging new ones) and talk BMWs.

Whether you are a new member or a long-standing member please come out and introduce yourself.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Click here to see their menu

When you use the ‘Register for Event’ button above, be sure to include first names for all attendees in your group so that we can prepare name tags and maintain an accurate count. Wait a minute after clicking once on the button to allow the system time to process your request – you will receive a confirming notice and an email.

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Fun Run – Prescott

by Paul Koreneff

Do you love driving, socializing, and good food? Then come join us for a group drive up to Prescott and then lunch at Murphy’s Restaurant –  one block from the Prescott Courthouse Plaza. If you just can’t get enough of the curves, there will also be a group heading back down through Skull Valley to Phoenix.

Our reservation at Murphy’s Restaurant is for 25 people at noon. Please use the ‘Register for Event!’ button above. Be sure to include first names for all attendees so we can keep an accurate count and prepare name tags. Wait a minute after clicking once on the Submit button to allow the system time to process your request – you will receive a confirming message and an email. If your plans change let us know as soon as you can so that we have time to let other members know space is available. Hint: Try clicking on ‘Already registered?’ to the right of the ‘Register for Event!’ button.

Check-in at 8:00 am

Driver’s Meeting at 8:15 am

Bank of America
3110 W Carefree Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85086

The group will depart, caravan style, promptly at 8:30 am and head up toward Prescott, through Wickenburg and Yarnell via AZ-74 W and AZ-89 N with a stop in Congress, AZ for a fuel and restroom break at the Shell station where AZ-89 N and AZ-71 meet (the address is 26725 AZ-89). There will be a drive leader, as well as a secondary group coordinator, to keep the group together and help ensure safe travels for our members and the general public.

Route to Prescott:



Click here for Murphy’s Restaurant Menu

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Our drives are designed to be fun and safe for the entire family. As such, we expect all participants to behave in a mature and safe manner. If you want to have a drag race or test the limits of your BMW then please sign up for our next track event and allow professional instructors to assist you in getting the most out of your BMW. This is not the venue for driving recklessly and you will be asked to leave.

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Bimmers and Breakfast – North Scottsdale

by Paul Koreneff

Note that this is a Sunday event and it starts at 7:30 am!

At the request of the restaurant, we are limiting the group to no more than 30 people. Please ensure you use the Register for Event button above so that we have an accurate count. Our members who use Facebook should ensure they register here too!

Also, if circumstances change and you are unable to attend, please let us know. Hint: Try clicking on ‘Already registered?’ to the right of the ‘Register for Event!’ button.

The Covid situation here in Arizona is greatly improved. We have managed to make a group reservation for breakfast at the Soul Cafe in North Scottsdale!

Please join us to eat some great food, get to know one another (renewing old friendships and forging new ones) and talk BMWs.

Whether you are a new member or a long-standing member please come out and introduce yourself.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Click here to see their menu

When you use the ‘Register for Event’ button above, be sure to include first names for all attendees in your group so that we can prepare name tags and maintain an accurate count. Wait a minute after clicking once on the button to allow the system time to process your request – you will receive a confirming notice and an email.

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Bimmers and Breakfast – Mesa

by Paul Koreneff

This event is fully booked – there are no more seats left!!

At the request of the restaurant, we are limiting the group to no more than 25 people. Please ensure you use the Register for Event button above so that we have an accurate count. Our members who use Facebook should ensure they register here too!

Please note that some items on their menu may not be available.

The Covid situation here in Arizona is greatly improved. We have finally managed to make a group reservation for breakfast at the Hen House in Mesa! We shall be using their private room.

Please join us to eat some great food, get to know one another (renewing old friendships and forging new ones) and talk BMWs.

Whether you are a new member or a long-standing member please come out and introduce yourself.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Click here to see their entire menu

Please register using the Register for Event button above. Be sure to include first names for all attendees in your group so that we can prepare name tags and maintain an accurate count. Wait a minute after clicking once on the button to allow the system time to process your request – you will receive a confirming notice and an email.

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Auto Trefen on High Street 2021 – Postponed to Sept

by Paul Koreneff

Despite the current drop in new Covid-19 cases, the City of Phoenix (unlike the City of Scottsdale) is still declining to issue permits for events such as this. Accordingly, this event has been postponed yet again – probably to September.

This event was previously moved to this date – April 17th – from February 20th due to the Covid 19 epidemic.

Winter provides an excellent time for car shows. This one is the weekend after the Concours in the Hills.

We will be working with our fellow Deutsch car brands to present an event on High Street near Desert Ridge in Phoenix.

All proceeds with benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation.

Since 2008, the Pat Tillman Foundation has provided academic scholarships, professional development opportunities and a national network to empower the Tillman Scholar community. These scholars are making a difference in the fields of healthcare, business, public service, STEM, education and the humanities.

They empower:
  • Active duty service members
  • Veterans
  • Military spouses

Thanks to its many donors and supporters, Tillman Scholars are making an impact in the United States and around the world.

Learn more about the Foundation



To register your car please click here (will be updated)

If you plan to attend then please use the Register for Event button below. This will allow us to coordinate our members! Wait a minute after clicking once on the Submit button to allow the system time to process your request – you will receive a confirming message and an email.

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Cars and Coffee in Scottsdale

by Paul Koreneff

Come join us for another of our new format cars and coffee meetings.

Our location is the Black Rock Coffee Bar on Shea Boulevard and 116th Street at 8:30 am on Saturday, March 6th.



We will be congregating outside in the parking lot. We want to be able to see (at a minimum of 6 feet distance) the friends we have missed during the Coronavirus stay at home order and the associated CCA embargo on in-person events.

What you need to bring:

  • A smiling face and cheery disposition
  • Stories on how you have handled life during the stay at home order
  • Your appreciation of the BMW brand – its good points and its not so good points
  • A cloth mask that covers both your nose and mouth and that effectively filters the air you breath. It should, however, allow you to converse without shouting. Of course you will need to take it off in order to eat and drink. We encourage you to wear it at all other times.
  • A chair to sit on (standing on chairs, especially folding chairs, is not always good for your health)
  • A hat, so that you keep a cool head …

When placing your chair and while moving about, we ask that you remember the social distancing guidelines and do not encroach on the space of others. 

Feel free to bring your own food and beverages or you can purchase them at the Black Rock Coffee Bar.


View the Black Rock Coffee Bar menu

 

Register for this event below and be sure to include first names for all attendees so we can prepare name tags. Wait a minute after clicking once on the Submit button to allow the system time to process your request – you will receive a confirming message and an email.

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Cars and Coffee in Scottsdale

by Paul Koreneff

Come join us for another of our new format cars and coffee meetings.

Our location is the Sweetwaters Coffee Shop on 87th Street near Raintree and the 101. We will start at 8 am on Saturday, December 19th.


We will be congregating outside in the parking lot so that we will be able to see (at a minimum of 6 feet distance) the friends we have missed during this forever continuing Coronavirus event.

What you need to bring:

  • A smiling face and cheery disposition
  • Stories on how you have handled life during these difficult times
  • Your appreciation of the BMW brand – its good points and its not so good points
  • A cloth mask that covers both your nose and mouth and that effectively filters the air you breath. It should, however, allow you to converse without shouting. Of course you will need to take it off in order to eat and drink. We encourage you to wear it at all other times.
  • A chair to sit on (standing on chairs, especially folding chairs, is not always good for your health)
  • A hat, so that you keep a cool head …

When placing your chair and while moving about, we ask that you remember the social distancing guidelines and do not encroach on the space of others. 

You can bring food and beverages or you can purchase them at the Sweetwaters shop.

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Cars and Coffee in North Scottsdale

by Paul Koreneff

Come join us for another of our new format cars and coffee meetings.

Note that the start time has been moved to 8 am due to member requests.

Our location is the Florence Ely Nelson Desert Park on Pinnacle Peak Road near North Pima Road at 8 am on Saturday, November 14th.


Why the early hour? We will be congregating outside in the park and we want to beat the daily warm-up, but still be able to see (at a minimum of 6 feet distance) the friends we have missed during the Coronavirus stay at home order and the associated CCA embargo on in-person events.

What you need to bring:

  • A smiling face and cheery disposition
  • Stories on how you have handled life during the stay at home order
  • Your appreciation of the BMW brand – its good points and its not so good points
  • A cloth mask that covers both your nose and mouth and that effectively filters the air you breath. It should, however, allow you to converse without shouting. Of course you will need to take it off in order to eat and drink. We encourage you to wear it at all other times.
  • A chair to sit on (standing on chairs, especially folding chairs, is not always good for your health)
  • A hat, so that you keep a cool head …

When placing your chair and while moving about, we ask that you remember the social distancing guidelines and do not encroach on the space of others. This location has several Ramadas (that have picnic tables) that we anticipate will be vacant.

You can bring food and beverages or you can purchase them at the Starbucks in the shopping center.

Register for this event below and be sure to include first names for all attendees so we can prepare name tags. Wait a minute after clicking once on the Submit button to allow the system time to process your request – you will receive a confirming message and an email.

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