2017 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.


Saturday February 4th   Connecticut Valley Chapter Dinner Meeting
This is a great opportunity to reconnect with our CT friends and meet new BMW enthusiasts.  They have a lovely dinner and awards ceremony in South Windsor CT.  Guest speaker Alex Roy will speak about his Gumball Rally adventures.  Information can be found at http://www.ctvalley.org/cvcevents.htm

Wednesday February 8th   Patroon Pinewood Derby @ Saratoga Auto Museum
Bring the family out for our annual running of the pine!  Scrutineering of vehicles begins at 6:30PM, along with pizza, wings and salad provided by the chapter.  As in the past, we will be running vehicles that meet cub scout requirements, and previous winning cars only run in the race of champions series.

Sunday February 12th   Shoe and Stew
If Mother Nature cooperates, we hope to have enough snow to set up a trail in the park behind the house.  If not, we will go for a hike and then have some stew and chili to warm up with.  Please RSVP to insure we cook enough and call if you need info on renting snowshoes.

Sunday March 5th   Rutland Sugar and Spice Drive and Dine
We can head out at 7:00am and have flap jacks and pure maple syrup in front of us by 9:30!  Please RSVP by 3/1 so we can give them a head count and set some tables aside for us.

Wednesday March 8th   March Membership Meeting
This month our meeting will be hosted by R & D Automotive aka Bavarian Rocket Science located at 16 Trivoli St in Albany.  We gather at 6:30 and have a meeting at 7:00.

Sunday March 26th   Formula One Austrailian Grand Prix
Join us at 241 Moe Rd in Clifton Park as we welcome the 2017 season.  Once the broadcast schedule is released we can plan on when we get together.  It better not be 3:00AM!

Sunday April 9th   Tire Rack Street Survival – MOHUD SCCA and Patroon BMWCCA
At the Saratoga Automobile Museum – Instructors and helps always welcome. Contact us to get in touch with them.

Wednesday April 12th   April Membership Meeting
This month we will be meeting at the Albany German American Club.  Socializing starts at 6:30 with dinner and a meeting at 7:00.

Friday April 14th to Sunday April 23rd   NY International Auto Show
The Jacob Javitz Convention Center hosts this amazing collection of everything automotive. If we can get tickets for early admission preview, maybe we can rent a bus to go down to the show together.

Sunday April 23rd   Sharkfest Shakedown Run to Cooperstown
This will be a great opportunity to allow our cars to fail close to home while getting a wonderful meal.  Let us know if you want to join us for a drive.  Please RSVP for time and location of departure.

Thursday April 27th to Sunday April 30th  Southeast Sharkfest
Early and late model coupes, sixes, and eights will gather in a yet to be determined location in the south once again to celebrate the sharks.  Although these models are featured, all people are welcome to attend.  More information can be found at www.bmwsharkfest.org.

Sunday May 7th   Flyers Club
We’ll be leaving the Malta exit 12 Marriott parking lot at 10:15 and driving up to Dunhams Bay Resort on Lake George for a lovely brunch.  Pull those beautiful Bimmers out of storage and join us!

May 19th to 21st   The Vintage in Asheville, NC
This event gets bigger and better each year… put it on your list if you like the older BMWs.

May 21st   Saratoga Auto Museum Spring Invitational and Show
More information to follow on this classic.  Keep an eye on the museum’s web site.

Friday July 7th to Sunday July 9th  Vintage @ Saratoga
Looks like we are ready to go for another year.  Save the date and join some of the nicest people you will meet from all over the East coast right here in our back yard.

Friday July 14th to Sunday July 16th  Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
The Vintage Grand Prix is an event you must experience.  Part car show, part vintage car race, all kinds of vendors and a BMW hospitality tent which is unbelievable.
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!

Saturday August 12th Show N Shine at BMW of South Albany
11am to 4pm. Lunch served. Clean or Dirty, bring them out and show them off!

Sunday October 22nd Tire Rack Street Survival – MOHUD SCCA and Patroon BMWCCA
At the Saratoga Automobile Museum – Instructors and helpers always welcome. Contact us to get in touch with them!


Driving School Events

The 2017 High Performance Driving Event (HPDE) season is set as follows:

  • Saturday, May 8th-9th – Watkins Glen International with NY and DelVal Chapters – Register
  • Fri / Sat / Sun, July 14th-16th – Calabogie Motorsports Park (Canada) hosted by Ottawa Chapter – *coming soon*
  • Sat, July 29th – Lime Rock Park – Register
  • Saturday, September 23rd – Lime Rock Park – Register
  • Saturday and Sunday, October 14th-15th – BMW CCA Connecticut Valley and Patroon Chapter HPDE at Palmer Motorsports Park – *coming soon*

Registration for Patroon Lime Rock events is now open. Keep an eye out for registration for the Palmer event with CT Valley Chapter.


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