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Auto Trefen on High Street 2021

by Paul Koreneff

This event has been 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

 

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 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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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 7 am on Saturday, October 24th.

Why the early hour? We will be congregating outside in the parking lot 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. 

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

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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O’Fest Forever – Cancelled

by Paul Koreneff

The BMW CCA has cancelled this 2020 event

O'FEST FOREVER - The Ultimate BMW Event

Make sure to mark your calendar now for O’Fest Forever, presented by Michelin, which will be held on September 15-19, 2020 in La Quinta, California! 

Looking for heart-racing driving experiences? Or maybe leisurely tours through beautiful parts of the country? O’Fest features that and more! We offer tech talks to learn more from our partners, classes on how to drive more safely, and an opportunity to display and view some of the best cars on the planet! Check out the events page to learn why you have to be there!

Registration is now open!

Please go to the BMW CCA O’Fest Forever website to register.

Let the Roadrunner Chapter know you are going by Registering below!

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Cars and Coffee in North Scottsdale

by Paul Koreneff

Come join us for our new format cars and coffee.

Our second location is the Florence Ely Nelson Desert Park on Pinnacle Peak Road near North Pima Road at 7 am on Saturday, June 13th.

The park is nestled between the shopping center (which contains the Starbucks referred to below) and the Highlands Church. There is a public parking lot that can be reached using the driveway at the far north of the shopping center parking lot (just past the Mastro’s Steakhouse and the Jade Palace).

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 effectively filters the air you breath, but that allows you to converse. 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 …

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

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.

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 our new format cars and coffee.

Our first location is the Black Rock Coffee Bar on Shea Boulevard and 116th Street at 7 am on Saturday, June 6th.

Why the early hour? We will be congregating outside in the parking lot 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 effectively filters the air you breath, but that allows you to converse. 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.

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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Concours in the Hills 2020

by Paul Koreneff

The Seventh Annual Gila River Hotels & Casinos Concours in the Hills, a Scuderia Southwest event, welcomes the community to admire cars from leading clubs, collectors and enthusiasts, dealerships, while raising funds for Phoenix Children’s to provide hope, healing and the best healthcare for patients and their families.

Held in what is the most spectacular setting for a car show in the valley, Fountain Hills. Concours in the Hills is a relaxed and fun event designed to allow enthusiasts to display their own vehicles and admire others. They welcome all cars: high-performance, sports, classic, race, muscle, off-road, hot-rods – both import and domestic and motorcycles.

In 2019, they had 941 vehicles and 108 dealers/vendors on display, and an estimated attendance of over 25,000. Concours in the Hills is supported by the leading car clubs of Arizona representing Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren, Maserati, Jaguar, Corvette, Viper, Fort GT, Lotus, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Alfa Romeo, DeTomaso, DeLorean, Mustang, Cadillac and others.

Food trucks and vendors will be serving breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

Spectator admission and parking are free. Exhibitors must pay a vehicle or motorcycle registration fee of $60 and $30 respectively. 

*Please note that this is not an event hosted by Roadrunner BMW CCA, rather an event that we are attending in support of the automotive community.**

Register for this event below so that we can 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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Oktoberfest Dinner

by Paul Koreneff

Save the date for the Roadrunner Chapter’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest at the premier German restaurant in the Valley, Haus Murphy’s.

Get out your lederhosen and frost up that beer mug, we’re getting ready to celebrate Oktoberfest! German beer, Bratwurst, German pretzel, knockwurst, Kraut, Live German Music and more! Get your strudel on let’s have some fun!

Cost Per Person: $25.00 (includes Appetizer, Traditional German Soup, Entree, Dessert, Ice Tea/Soft Drink, and CASH BAR). Buy your tickets through PayPal here!


Dinner tickets



Also, please RSVP 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 Confirm RSVP button to allow the system time to process your request – you will be transferred to a new web page. There are a limited number of seats!

If you are not already a Club Member, then please feel free to use this button to enroll.

PARKING INFO:

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AMP Open House and Track Safety Clinic

by Paul Koreneff

Want to learn how to drive on the track?

At this event, we will discuss how track driving differs from driving on streets, and the best way to become a better driver is to learn from those who have experience. The goal is simple, we want you to be comfortable when the time comes to drive your car on the track. This clinic is designed to help alleviate those concerns, or anxiety, about participating in track and autocross events.

At a driving school, a safe environment is created through group briefings. In our briefings we will discuss track conditions, track rules, and how drivers are updated about changes that are occurring during the track session. Throughout the day, you will observe the art of maintaining control of the car at all times. This requires an understanding of how your tires grip the pavement, how weight transfers among the wheels through turns, and how braking and acceleration affects your grip and ability to steer through the corners.

We will discuss the various nuances of being out at the track, including how cars are permitted to enter and exit the track, how drivers are expected to treat other track users to ensure a safe and fun time, the lingo used, what each flag color means, run classes, how to prepare, and so much more. The day will be filled with lots of information, some good food, and great company!

During this Open House you will have a rare opportunity to be a passenger in a ride-along, with an experienced driver who will show you how everything comes together and how some of these issues apply to actual track conditions. These laps will be done at reduced speeds to help the students better absorb the information.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up, below, today! The event is free and lunch is included! 

If you have any questions then please email Chris Finlay using the button below.

Gates open at 8:00 am. Please be ready to start our program at 8:30 am.

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