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.


Follow us on Twitter!

You can now follow the patroon chapter on twitter!  @patroonbmwcca


Holiday Party / December Meeting

Holiday Party is December 14th at the German American Club. Dinner at 7pm.
$15 per person for RSVP’s due by Dec 7th (earlier version incorrectly said the 12th), $20 per person after 12/7 RSVP deadline.

Please RSVP for the event by sending an email with your name and # in your group to:
“rsvp _at_”.

We’re accepting photos for showing at the holiday party. Please send them to:
“photos _at_” or show up 20-30 minutes early with CD or flash drive of photos and email us at photos to let us know you’re bringing it.


Watkins Glen Wine Tasting Info

If you’re looking for the info on what we tasted at the Wine Tasting in Watkins Glen, click here: Driving School Blog Posts


May 2011 News

Concours d’ Elegance is set for June 4th.  Register at  Car show, food, ice cream, trophies, driving back roads and more food all in one day!

The board of directors is meeting on a regular basis once again.   We’re tackling some By-Laws changes including the mailing address, term limits, election process and adding an associate treasurer position.  Please send your comments and suggestions via the “Contact PatroonBMW” link or by speaking directly with a member of the board.  Meeting minutes will be available to the public and are reviewed at each member meeting.

Upcoming Meeting Locations:
May – German American Club
June – Autohaus Motors
July – German American Club
August – Guptill’s Coney Express in Latham
September – TBD
October – Keeler BMW

The Holiday Party this year, along with annual elections will be held in January.  Nominations will be taken at the meetings prior.