Priority News

2014 Calendar of Events Updated.
2014 Officers Updated.
Meeting Minutes Updated.


2014 Schedule of Events

Most events (meetings and drives mostly) request an RSVP.  Use the RSVP link or email to let us know you want to attend.

Wednesday April 9th    Patroon Membership Meeting @ German American Club
We meet again at the German American Club.   Let’s see who we can line up to entertain us!  Bar opens at 6:30 with Dinner served at 7:00.

Saturday April 12th    Green Mountain Chapter Dust Off and Detail – Rutland Motor Car
Saturday April 19th    Toyota Prius Club Toaster Coaster and Hill Climb
Saturday April 26th    Bavarian Rocket Science Dust-Off
Sunday April 27th    Patroon Chapter Flyers Club
Time to scare the chipmunks out of the engines.  We meet at the Northway Exit 12 Fairfield parking lot and leave at 10:45AM as we head up to Lake George for a champagne brunch.  RSVP are required!

Friday May 2nd to 4th     Southeast Sharkfest at the BMW Zentrum in South Carolina
Information for this amazing weekend can be found at BMWsharkfest.org.

Saturday May 10th    Patroon High Performance Driving School at Lime Rock Park
Ladies and gentlemen…. Start your engines!  Time to get back on the track for some driving education.  Volunteers earn points to be turned in for a future school.

Wednesday May 14th    Patroon Membership Meeting @ Capital Cities BMW
This one starts at 6:00 and will end at 8:00.  A dinner and a brief meeting are followed by a tech session down in the service area.

Saturday May 17th   Saratoga Auto Museum Spring Invitational and Show
Sunday June 7th to 8th    Manchester Antique and Classic Car Show
Monday June 9th to 10th    Patroon High Performance Driving School at Watkins Glen
Wednesday June 11th    Patroon Membership Meeting @ German American Club
Friday July 11th to 13th     Vintage @ Saratoga 2014
Put this date on your calendar.  We are back in the summer and this event promises to be bigger and better than ever!  Expanded to BMWs produced in 1999 and prior, we hope to see many examples of these soon to be classics.  More cars, more driving, more auction excitement and more friends equal more fun.  We will be visited by the E9 (BMW 3.0 coupes), Bauer, and Northeast 2002 groups so we are looking at an impressive collection rolling into town.  Registration information will follow in the coming weeks.

July 18th to 20th    Patroon High Performance Driving School at Calabogie up in Canada

July 19th    NCC & Green Mountain M Day in South Carolina (Patroon invited)
Registration for this exciting event will close on April 15.
MotorsportReg.com (your credit card won’t be charged until the end of April)

Wednesday August 13th    Ice Cream Madness at Guptill’s Coney Island Express – Latham

Patroon Show and Shine Tour – Utica and Hudson dates are tentative.
3 events will be held this year at the near reaches of our geographic reach.  These will be fun, family-centric events with our bimmers shined up to show off.  We’re looking for some basic sponsors for food and drink.  Awards by people’s choice will be handed out for best modern, best classic, and best in show.

ALL BMWCCA members are invited, BMW and MINI.

Click here for Additional information and RSVP form:

It would be great to have a helpful local rep for the Utica and Hudson Valley events.  If you can help out, please get in contact with us.

Capital District: June 14  (Date confirmed, Thatcher’s Park location confirmed)
Hudson Valley: August 23  (no site confirmed yet)
Utica: September 20  (no site confirmed yet)


Driving School Events
Registration is at Patroon.MotorSportReg.com

The 2014 Season is finalized.
Saturday May 10th – Lime Rock Park
Monday and Tuesday June 9th and 10th – Watkins Glen International
Fri to Sun July 18th-20th Calabogie Canada with a BMWCCA Club Race
CHANGED DATE: Saturday October 4thLime Rock Park


LRP BMW CCA Day for Grand-Am Race

We’re officially going forward with the BMW CCA Day at Lime Rock Park for the Grand-Am Championship Weekend on September 28th!

Here are the details of what we’re going to offer in a special to BMW CCA members only:

For $30 (roughly half the race-day ticket price of $55) you get:

·         A Saturday race-day ticket

·        Free Infield Parking in BMW CCA Special Parking Area (within close proximity to tent)

·        An American BBQ-style buffet lunch, including one beer/glass of wine/soda/water, to be served at 12:30 p.m. (A cash bar will be open for additional beverages as well.)

·        A cavernous hospitality tent in which to sit and relax, open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

·        Guest speakers provided by BMW, including driver(s)

·        A BMW flag for driver autographing

·        Kids 12 and under are $10

Internal ticketing process:

·         Customer calls Track Office at 1 (860) 435-5000; must have BMW CCA member number ready. Offer will be phone-call only.

·         Lime Rock Ticketing Department (Derek/Becky at LRP) fills out a BMW CCA purchasing sheet (provided by Derek at LRP) over the phone

·         Tickets are sent out like normal Lime Rock tickets, with drink vouchers provided at the entrance to the hospitality tent upon arrival (hospitality tickets will be punched when they come in for the first time so only one drink ticket is issued per person.


2013 Schedule of Events

We’re going to try using the National Website for our Calendar this year.  They have made some significant improvments to the national website, and providing all the event information in one place seems like a great idea.  You can get there from this link:


That being said, here is the quick list.  Get more details from the link above or the Newsletter (see links at the top of the page to download or in your mailbox)

Its not required, but please try to rsvp for meetings using the above RSVP link.

March 13, 2013 – Membership Meeting @ German American Club

April 10, 2013 – Membership Meeting @ Bavarian Rocket Science

April 13, 2013 – Green Mountain Dust off and Detail @ Rutland Motor Car

April 21, 2013 – Patroon Chapter Flyer’s Club

May 3-5, 2013 – Southeast Sharkfest in Boone North Carolina

May 8, 2013 – Membership Meeting @ German American Club

May 11, 2013 - High Permance Driving Education @ Lime Rock

May 17-18, 2013 – Saratoga Auto Museum Invitational featuring BMW

May 24-26, 2013 – Vintage at the Vineyards in Lewisville, North Carolina

June TBD 2013 – Patroon Annual Concours Show and Dinner Event

June 8, 2013 – Manchester, VT invitational and Show

June 10-11, 2013 - High Permance Driving Education @ Watkins Glen

June 12, 2013 – Membership Meeting @ Capital Cities BMW



Initial 2013 Driver’s School Schedule

More info to come, but here are the dates of Patroon Chapter Events.  When we have it, we’ll put up the northeast region schedule as we know it on the driver’s school page.

Saturday, May 11th at Lime Rock Park, CT
Mon & Tue, June 10th and 11th at Watkins Glen International, NY with NY Chapter
Fri to Sun, July 19th to 21st at Calabogie Canada with Ottawa Chapter
Saturday, October 5th back to Lime Rock Park, CT


Vintage at Saratoga Reminder

Vintage at Saratoga!

A weekend of events in Saratoga, NY put on by the Patroon Chapter.  BMW’s 1999 and earlier are invited to the show.  All enthusiasts are welcome to visit!

See our website for more details

July 13-15th, 2012.




June 9, 2012  9am-3pm

BMW Z3 and Z4 models are the featured vehicle this year!

$20 Registration, free T-shirt to the first 50 registrants!

Thank you everyone for attending this year’s successful event.  And a BIG Thank You to all the volunteers who helped make it a success!  Results will be found in your Halfmoon.


Tentative 2012 Schedule

Presented here is the schedule for 2012:
All dates and locations are subject to change

Wed 2/8 – Meeting at German American Club
Fri 2/24 – National Congress in Dallas
Sat 3/4 – Street Survival Meeting in Vegas
Wed 3/14 – Meeting at German American Club
Wed 4/11 – Meeting at German American Club (by-laws ballots due)
Sun 4/15 – Flyers Club
Sat 4/20 – Lime Rock High Performance Driving School
Wed 5/9 – Meeting at Cap Cities BMW
Sat 6/2 – Street Survival w/ MoHud SCCA
Sat 6/9 – Concours d’Elegance
Mon 6/11-12 – Watkins Glen High Performance Driving School
Wed 6/13 – Meeting at German American Club
Sat 7/7 – Car Show at AutoHaus Motors in Glenville.
Wed 7/11 – Meeting at Mid Hudson BMW in Poughkeepsie
Fri 7/13-15 – Vintage at Saratoga
Sat 7/14-22 – Grand Prix at Pittsburg and Sharks in the Park
Fri 7/20-22 – Calabogie High Performance Driving School
Sat 7/28 – Poughkeepsie Dice Run
Sat 8/4 – Hemmings Exotic show at Saratoga Auto Museum
Wed 8/8 – Ice Cream Madness at Guptils
Sat 8/11 – Tire Rack Street Survival at Fortitech in Glenville, NY
Sun 8/12 – Boston Chapter Concours @ Lars Anderson Museum
Fri 8/17-18 – High Performance Driving School at Lime Rock
Sat 8/25 – AutoHaus Motors Annul Car Show
Fri 8/31-9/3 – Historicfest @ Lime Rock (9/2 is the Car Show and Concours on the Track!)
Wed 9/12 – Meeting at German American Club
Sat 9/15 – Adult Car Control Clinic w/ MoHud SCCA (date change)
Mon 9/17-23 – BMWCCA Octoberfest in Ohio (Mid-Ohio Sports Car Complex)
Fri 10/5-10/7 – Bavarian AutoSport (BavAuto) Show and Shine (Show on 10/7, many travel out on 10/5)
Wed 10/10 – Meeting at New Country Sports Car in Mechanicville (aka New Country Porsche at 205 Route 146)
Sun 10/14 – Fall Picnic at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation w/ the CVC Chapter
Sun 10/28 – Beardslee Castle Drive and Dine
Wed 11/14 – Meeting at German American Club
Wed 12/12 – Holiday Party at German American Club


Proposed Chapter By-Laws

** Note, the by-laws changes were approved by the membership on April 11, 2012. **

Please see the proposed By-Laws in the About->Chapter By-Laws tab above.  These revisions will be voted upon at the April 11, 2012 meeting.  Any ballots mailed in (please find one in your latest Halfmoon newsletter) will need to be postmarked by April 6.  Otherwise bring them in person to the April 11 meeting.

A note about the by-laws.  The last revision to the by-laws was in 1994.  Since then the club has evolved, the BMW CCA has evolved and the CCA’s own by-laws have changed.  The Board of Directors began the task in the Spring of 2011 and sought input from the members throughout the year.  They now present these revisions to the chapter for a vote of approval.


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