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
RSVP 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
RSVP 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
December.

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!

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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

 

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