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2015 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.

Friday March 13th  National Congress and Leadership Meeting in Houston TX

The chapter leaders from all across the nation get together for the weekend to chat about the current direction and future of our club.  If you have anything you would like addressed I will share it with those attending and our RVP.

 March 11th – Membership Meeting at the German American Club

April 8th – April Membership Meeting at Bavarian Rocket Scientists in Albany, NY

April 19th – Annual Flyer’s Club Drive n’ Dine Lake George Run

April 24th to 26th – Sharkfest in Ashville, NC

May 9th – High Performance Driving School at Lime Rock Motor Park

May 13th – May Membership Meeting at Capital Cities BMW in Glenmont, NY. Light Dinner @ 6:30

May 15th to 17th – Saratoga Auto Museum Spring Tour and Show – The Lawn Show is the 16th, Meet-up at 8:00am behind the museum to park together. Pre-Register on the Museum website.

May 22nd to 24th – The Vintage in Winston-Salem, NC

June 6th and 7th – Manchester VT Antique and Classic Car Show

June 8th and 9th – High Performance Driving School at Watkins Glen

June 10th – June Membership Meeting

June 27th – Show N’ Shine at Capital Cities BMW

July 10th to 12th – Vintage @ Saratoga 2015

July 16th to 19th – Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

July 17th to 19th – High Performance Driving School at Calabogie (Canada)

Aug 12th – Ice Cream Madness at Guptills Coney Express

Sept 12th – High Performance Driving School at Lime Rock Motor Park

Sept 12th – Show N Shine at Lime Rock Motor Park with the HDPE event

Sept 21st to 27th – BMW CCA Oktoberfest in Absecon NJ

Oct 2nd to 4th – Bavarian Autosport Show n’ Shine in Portsmouth NH

October 10th – Street Survival at Saratoga Auto Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY

Oct 17th to 18th – High Performance Driving School at Palmer Motorsports Park

October 25th – Drive and Dine to Beardslee Castle in Little Falls NY

Please contact us with any questions or event info which you think the membership will be interested in. Keep safe and we will see you on the road!


Driving School Events

The 2015 Season is finalized. Registration is available:

Saturday May 9th, 2015 – Lime Rock Park –

We open the season at LRP for our traditional  LRP event.  Register at www.Patroon.motorsportreg.com

Monday and Tuesday June 8th and 9th , 2015.  Beautiful Watkins Glen – On the Full Course.
Shortly after our event, WGI will start paving the boot—so later events may be short Course only. Then the Glen will close after the NASCAR race for the rest of the year! – Do not miss out on your WGI fix.
** We are looking into possibly holding a club racing school at this event for qualified drivers. If you have an interest in this type of event—let us know.  The CR School is tentative at this time (  The Event in general is on!) –Join us and NY Chapter at the Glen!  Register at www.Patroon.motorsportreg.com

Friday –Saturday-Sunday July 17th -19th , 2015—Calabogie!   HPDE and Club Race
Once again we return to Calabogie for our annual trek north of the border. If you have been you know how fantastic this event is.  As an FYI to instructors — Friday’s schedule will be a lot more “instructor” friendly . More to follow as we firm it up.  Come out and join us and the Ottawa chapter ( and other Canadian chapters) for this great event.  Register at http://msreg.com/summerschool2015

Saturday Sept 12th – Lime Rock Park
Join us for a new event date at LRP in September!  Register at www.Patroon.motorsportreg.com

**** NEW Event****
Saturday and Sunday  October 17th and 18th – Palmer Motorsports Park –Whiskey Hill Raceway

Our neighbors in CT Valley BMWCCA has asked us to partner with them for this all new track opening in 2015.  Just a few miles off the Mass Pike in the Palmer/Ware area of Mass.  This NEW  2.3 mile track promises to be very challenging road course with great elevation changes. This could be a great way to end your season!  Registration is TBD.



2014 Vintage at Saratoga

Registration and Full Details!  Join us for this great event in July!


2014 Show N Shine Tour

Check out ALL the details for the 2014 Show N Shine Tour!

RSVP for each of the events here!


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 1st SCCA Autocross at Fortitech in Glenville NY
This is the second run of the season. First timers are always welcome.

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

Saturday June 14th Patroon Chapter Albany Show ‘n Shine
The concours committee is doing things a bit differently this year… we will be renting a pavilion at Thacher Park and running a peoples’ choice Show ‘n Shine instead of a judged show. Hours will be 11-3, the recreation facilities will be available, and individuals are urged to bring a picnic for lunch, as a food vendor will not be available.
Full Info Here
RSVP Here 


Saturday June 28th to 29th Genesee Valley Chapter 6 Hrs at the Glen Car Corral Sunday
A package deal is being put together for this weekend as a bonus for CCA members. Keep your eyes open on the Patroon and national events calendar for more info.


Sunday June 29th SCCA Autocross at Fortitech in Glenville NY
The SCCA returns to Glenville. Stop in and see what it is all about.

Wednesday July 9th   Patroon Membership Meeting @ Mid Hudson BMW – Poughkeepsie

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

Satuday August 16th  AutoHaus Open Haus and Car Show – Burnt Hills

Sunday August 17th  Sporting Clay Day 2 at the Hendrick Hudson Gun Club

Tuesday August 26th  Un4gettable Test Drive @ Carbone BMW in Utica

August 23rd  Show N Shine at BMW of Hudson Valley in Poughkeepsie  11am-3pm

2nd Stop on the Show N Shine Tour
Full Info Here

Sunday August 31st  Limerock Concours and Gathering of the Marques

Wednesday September 10th  Membership meeting @ Albany German American Club

September 20th Show N Shine at Carbone BMW in Utica

3rd Stop on the Show N Shine Tour
Full Info Here

Saturday September 27th  Green Mountain Chapter Oktoberfast

Sunday October 5th  Bavarian Autosport Show and Shine

Wednesday November 12th Patroon Membership Meeting @ German American Club
It has been a busy fall for the Patroonies. Let’s get together and share some of our adventures.
Socializing starts at 6:30 with a 7:00 dinner buffet. Final plans for the December holiday
extravaganza will be made this evening for those wishing to participate!

Saturday November 15th Drive and Dine to the Otesaga and Arkell Museum
Let’s plan on driving out to Cooperstown for a lovely lunch buffet at noon followed by a visit to
the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie on the return trip. Please contact me for reservations and trip
information if you are interested in attending.

Tuesday December 2nd Mini Performance Group Meeting at the Albany Pump Station
Meet at the Albany Pump Station at 7:15 and enjoy the great drinks and company.

Wednesday December 10th Patroon Holiday Extravaganza @ German American Club
This is the big one! We will need an RSVP for this event, please let us know by December 5th if you
will be attending. The festivities begin at 6:30PM and dinner will be $20 per person with advanced
notice, $25 per person for non-members and members without RSVP.

Sunday December 14th Drive and Dine to Barrington Brewery in Great Barrington MA
Keep this date free for a drive into the Berkshires and a visit to an award winning brew pub and
restaurant. Our last visit was so nice we feel a return is necessary. Don’t forget to bring a growler or
two. Please contact me for reservations and trip info.

Tuesday January 6th Mini Performance Group Meeting at the Albany Pump Station
Happy New Year! Make sure you make a resolution to get together with fellow Mini owners more
often. Meet at the Albany Pump Station at 7:15 and enjoy the freshly brewed selections and car talk!

Wednesday January 14th Patroon Membership Meeting
The location and time for this event is still up in the air. Things should be firmed up by early

Saturday January 24th Shoe ‘n Stew at the Ballston Lake Outlet Rd Swamp.
Weather permitting and if we have any snow this year, we will gather at the parking area on Outlet
Road at the north end of Ballston Lake and snowshoe into the swamp. Let’s see if Mother Nature
works with us this year! Contact me for more info prior to the event.

Wednesday February 11th Patroon Membership Meeting @ German American Club
As we enter the dead of winter, let’s get together again in Albany. Socializing starts at 6:30 with a
7:00 dinner buffet. Officer elections will be held for Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President, President
and two Board of Director positions.

Please contact us with any questions or event info which you think the membership will be interested in. Keep safe and we will see you on the road!


Driving School Events

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 4th—Lime Rock Park

Registration is at Patroon.MotorSportReg.com



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.