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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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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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Annual Show & Shine Charity Event

by Adam Tharp

Sponsored in-part by: Griot’s Garage 

 

Please come join us for the 1st Annual Show & Shine Charity Event!

There will be lots of cool Bimmers (and maybe even a Beamer or two), delicious food, and awards for the top vehicles in each class.

Registration fees will be used to offset the costs of creating a fun event for both our members and the kids at Sunshine Acres. Lunch will be provided and if you would like to make a donation then please reach out to any of the organizers listed below.

The weather will be fantastic, so what are you waiting for? Bring the whole family!

RSVP below as either a Spectator or Participant so that we can get a count for the food and plan parking. We will reach out to Participants for payment after we receive your RSVP.

* Spectators may also make a donation or bring specific items, that will go directly to the orphanage.

Registration Information

View Your Options Below

Participant

Cost: $25.00

Spectator

Cost: Free

SHOW CLASSES

Best-in-Show

Think you have the hottest BMW? Then this is your class. Put your money up and see if your BMW has what it takes to win it all.

People's Choice

Are people always telling you how great your car is? Then enter this class and pray that those people are at the show and vote for your car!

Best Vintage
(pre 1980's)

Do you have a ridiculously clean vintage BMW sitting – survivor or restoration – in your garage? Then get on board and sign up for this class where you will go head-to-head with some of the best classics in the Valley.

Best Modified

Have you put a lot of blood, sweat, and beers into taking your BMW to the next level? Whether you’ve got a custom wide-body or are making huge power, then enter this class and display it with great pride.

Best ///M Car

Did you acquire one of the most special cars on the planet and just not feel that it was special enough? Well, this is your class. Enter your beast in this Motorsport class for a chance to be king of hill, both on and off the streets.

Best of
80's, 90's, 00's

Remember The Ultimate Driving Machine? So do we! Enter your pinnacle of automobile / driver connection to see who has the best ride from, arguably, the best eras in BMW history.

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Concours in the Hills

by Adam Tharp

Held in what is undoubtedly the most spectacular setting for a car show in the valley, over 745 cars were on display in picturesque Fountain Hills. Driven to help others, over $117,000 was raised in 2018 by car enthusiasts.

Thanks to two entrances/exits, and a simplified entry procedure, we were able to get all the cars in and out with virtually no delays and everyone seemed to enjoy the show. The Concours is supported by the leading car clubs of Arizona representing Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren, Maserati, Jaguar, Corvette, Viper, Ford GT, Lotus, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Alfa Romeo, DeTomaso, DeLorean, Mustang, Cadillac and others.

Join thousands of spectators for Concours in the Hills. This is not a formal “white gloves” concours but rather a relaxed and fun event designed to allow enthusiasts to display their own vehicles and admire others. All high-performance, sports, classic, race, muscle, hot-rods both import and domestic are welcomed to support Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Vehicle entries are a minimum tax-deductible donation of $60. Spectator admission and parking is free. There will be Food Trucks serving breakfast, lunch and refreshments. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for February 16.

Please Register Online and send your vehicle details to Chris Finlay after you RSVP – below – so that we may coordinate the group display.

A special invitation goes to those who have vehicles that represent the passion and history of BMW.  We would love to spotlight cars such as i8’s, Alpina’s, 2002’s, E36 M Coupe, E31 8 Series, E82 1M, E24 M6, E28 M5, E30 M3, E52 Z8, Isetta 250, 507, E9 CSL, Pre-70’s Classics, and ///M Series … Just to highlight a few!

**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.**

 

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Bimmers & Brews – Happy Hour in Scottsdale

by Paul Koreneff

Come unwind with us, for a midweek break, as we make our way to various local breweries in the Phoenix-Metro area. This week we are at the Gordon Biersch Brewery in the Whole Foods shopping center at the corner of Mayo Blvd and Scottsdale Road near the 101.

There’s nothing better than a happy hour with like-minded enthusiasts, so forget about the memos, tell Lumbergh to stick it, toss the TPS Reports in the trash, and 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 first Wednesday of selected months (please check the calendar).

Be sure to RSVP today, in order to reserve your seat – there are a limited number of spots!

There will be food available for purchase – Menu Link

 

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Bimmers and Brews – Happy Hour

by Adam Tharp

Come unwind with us, for a midweek break, as we make our way to various local breweries in the Phoenix-Metro area.

There’s nothing better than a happy hour with like-minded enthusiasts, so forget about the memos, tell Lumbergh to stick it, toss the TPS Reports in the trash, and 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 first Wednesday of selected months (please check the calendar).

Be sure to RSVP today, in order to reserve your seat – there are a limited number of spots!

There will be food available for purchase – Menu Link

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Bimmers and Brews – Happy Hour

by Adam Tharp

Come unwind with us, for a midweek break, as we make our way to various local breweries in the Phoenix-Metro area.

There’s nothing better than a happy hour with like-minded enthusiasts, so forget about the memos, tell Lumbergh to stick it, toss the TPS Reports in the trash, and 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 first Wednesday of selected months (please check the calendar).

** There will be food available for purchase.

Be sure to RSVP today, in order to reserve your seat – there are a limited number of spots!

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November Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering

by Adam Tharp

The best cars and coffee event in the country!

This month’s spotlight will be – Ferrari Daytona.

No RSVP required – come out, find the BMW section, and make some new friends.

** This is a Scuderia Southwest event.

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Drive 4 Corners

by Adam Tharp

 

Come one, come all, to the largest annual mountain BMW gathering in the Rocky Mountain Region! The intent is to create an event that cultivates a community of BMW owners in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond; a place for enthusiasts to gain a sense of community that celebrates our cars just as much as it celebrates those who own them.

If you’re looking for a way to beat the heat in Arizona, this summer, and need an excuse for a weekend getaway then look no further.  BMW CCA members and non-members are welcome, and come from all over the Southwest. We are planning to arrange a caravan, for those that will be driving up from Arizona.  Details on the caravan will be forwarded to those that register and RSVP below.

View additional details and REGISTER NOW to reserve your spot!

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