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    You could name the BMW CCA Foundation Museum!

    Latest Newson August 15th, 2017Comments Off on You could name the BMW CCA Foundation Museum!

    As a CCA Member, you have a personal stake in the largest BMW Museum & Archive in the Americas.  More than 45,000 items are being cared for and preserved on your behalf…including automobiles, memorabilia, rare technical documents and just about all things BMW and CCA-related.

    Your Museum certainly has the “stuff.”  Now it needs a proper name.  The “BMW Car Club of America Foundation Museum & Archive” is just too much of a mouthful.

    There are prizes at stake!

    If you submit the winning name, you’ll win two very rare prizes.  First is the Museum’s “Art of Racing” poster, and it’s signed by Bill Auberlen, David Hobbs, Brian Redman, Bobby Rahal, Boris Said, Nick Craw, Jack Deren, Erik Wensberg and John Edwards.  WOW!  (click here for a peek)

    You could also win an uber-rare edition of the book “BMW Profile: Touring-Car Racing and Sports Cars.” This book is signed by (are you ready?) David Hobbs, Jorg Muller, Bill Auberlen, Brian Redman, Jochen Mass, Boris Said, Dirk Muller, Dieter Quester, Andy Priaulx, Andy Bovensiepen, Antonio Garcia, David Cowart, and Jon-Marc Gounon.  (click here for a look)

    Holy cow.  You need to win this contest!

    Advice and Guidelines

    The perfect name will be short, one to three words max.  Between two names that are equally compelling, the shorter one wins.

    The perfect name will be relevant to us as Club members, and also to non-Club members who will want to visit.  It will evoke the marque and the heritage we all love.

    The perfect name will be unique, and ownable…no other entity will own or be using it, at least for a Museum or auto-related facility.  Ideally, the name will also translate cleanly into an available web address…but don’t get too hung up on this requirement.

    Haven’t seen your Museum yet?  Click here for a really good look.

    You’ve got until Sunday, September 10.  Blow us away…and leave your mark in the CCA world for years to come.  You got this!

    Naming Contest Rules:

    1.  This contest is open to BMW CCA members only, and your membership must be in good standing.

    2.  The competition is open for submissions until Sunday, September 10, 2017 at midnight Eastern Standard Time (US).

    3.  A team of judges with the BMW CCA Foundation will determine the winning submission, and their decision is final.  The judges also have the right to determine that no member submission meets their approval, resulting in no winner of the contest. That being said, this Museum & Archive is operated on your behalf, and we hope you come up with the perfect name and win the prizes.

    4.  If a winning name is selected, and that name was submitted by more than one member, we’ll make sure everyone who submitted that name gets a prize of equal value.

    To submit an entry:

    Complete the form below as many times as you like!

    Heroes of Bavaria: 75 Years of BMW Motorsport

    Home (Images), Homepage, Homeslider, Latest Newson June 28th, 2017Comments Off on Heroes of Bavaria: 75 Years of BMW Motorsport

    The BMW CCA Foundation, in partnership with BMW of North America  and private collectors from coast to coast, is proud to present 22 exceptionally rare and legendary examples of Bavarian Motorsport for your viewing pleasure.

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    Visit your CCA Foundation Museum, and see them all, up close.  Get acquainted with the 1937 BMW 328 Roadster that won at Zandvoort in 1939. Peer into the cockpits of the Group 4 and 5 Racing CSLs, including winners at Daytona and Sebring.  Look over the LeMans-winning V-12 LMR, the Williams FW-22 Formula One car, and the only factory-built CSL Rally Car in existence. Unless you visited the BMW 100th Anniversary exhibition at Laguna Seca last summer, chances are you’ve never seen this many BMW race cars in one shot.

    The BMW CCA Foundation is a nonprofit organization, and exists only through the generosity of its donors.  Donations are welcome and will help to sustain the CCA Foundation Museum & Archive. Our donors also help fund Tire Rack Street Survival, a national car-control training program for teenage drivers.  We’re grateful to you for your support.

    This place is worth seeing.  The BMW CCA Foundation Museum & Archive is located directly next door to the BMW Performance Center, and across the street from BMW’s largest manufacturing center. The Museum & Archive currently preserves about 45,000 BMW-related items, from rare cars to engines to art. It’s the largest such collection in the Americas.  And if you’re a member of the BMW Car Club of America, it’s being collected and maintained on your behalf. Come see it!


    Public Hours

    No registration required, just drop in!

    Monday – Friday 
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm


    Weekday Admission Prices

    $10.00 – Adults

    $5.00 – BMW CCA Members (with proof of membership)

    $5.00 – BMW Employees (with id)

    FREE – Children 12 and under 

     

    Special Events
    Monday, August 21, 2017 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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    Club Member Days
    Please check back for updates!

    Yale R Comes Home

    Homepage, Latest News, Uncategorizedon March 14th, 2017Comments Off on Yale R Comes Home

    Scott and Fran Hughes donate Yale Rachlin’s 2002tii to the BMW CCA Foundation…read more

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    15th Anniversary Poster and Print Sale

    Latest Newson March 8th, 2017Comments Off on 15th Anniversary Poster and Print Sale

    It’s our 15th Anniversary and we want to thank you by saving you 15% on some very cool autographed and non-autographed posters and prints in our store! 

    Plus + purchase $50 or more on posters/prints to receive the popular BMW is 100 Poster FREE!  

    Hurry!  Sale ends March 29, 2017!

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    All Models, Kits and Hot Wheels now on Sale in our Online Store!

    Uncategorizedon December 7th, 2016Comments Off on All Models, Kits and Hot Wheels now on Sale in our Online Store!

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    Announcing Scott Dishman – BMW CCA Foundation Executive Director

    Home (Images), Homepage, Latest Newson June 21st, 2016Comments Off on Announcing Scott Dishman – BMW CCA Foundation Executive Director

    Scott Dishman, headshotThe BMW Car Club of America (CCA) Foundation has named Scott Dishman as its new Executive Director in support of its mission to promote teen driver safety and the preservation of BMW history.

    “Scott brings a wealth of fundraising, marketing and nonprofit expertise to the Foundation,” said Lance White, BMW CCA Foundation president. “He is a great addition to the team.”

    As Executive Director, Dishman will manage the Foundation’s initiatives to foster educational programs for the automotive community and be a significant repository of BMW information and history.  “I’m so impressed with what the Foundation has been able to achieve on pure volunteer power. The new museum and archive are well on their way and the growth potential for the Street Survival teen driving program really excites me,” says Dishman.

    Dishman joins the Foundation from The Family Effect in Greenville, South Carolina, where he served as the Director of Community Engagement to advocate for neglected children. In that role, he successfully led the startup of the organization, which quickly became one of the most broadly supported children’s charities in the state.

    Previously, Dishman spent more than twenty years in corporate marketing, including the automotive sector where he spent six years as Communications Director for Michelin North America with responsibilities ranging from branding and advertising to events.

    In 2015, Dishman became the second recipient of the Rutland Institute’s highest honor, the James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award which recognizes consistent and sustained ethical practice and integrity.

    “I’ve greatly enjoyed my work with children,” says Dishman. “And I’ll continue that work as a volunteer. But I’m also a car nut, and we’re going to build the Ultimate Driving Community with our donors, our corporate partners and the 70,000+ members of the BMW CCA,” he says. “The goal is nothing less than the definitive enthusiast experience.”

    About BMW Car Club of America Foundation

    The BMW Car Club of America Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of teen driver safety and the preservation of BMW history. Established in 2002 in Greenville, SC with initial capitalization from the BMW Car Club of America, the Foundation focuses on three initiatives to foster educational programs for the automotive community and be a significant repository of BMW information and history:  Street Survival® teen driver safety program; the Library, Archive & Museum Program; and the Conservation and Preservation Program. Through “The Ultimate Driving Community . . . Building the Foundation” Capital Campaign launched in 2013, the Foundation has raised $2 million of the $7 million required to support and grow these initiatives that will help save lives and preserve the legacy of BMW’s heritage.

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    Foundation Open House Draws More Than 200 People During Vintage Auto Festival

    Home (Images), Homepage, Latest Newson June 7th, 2016Comments Off on Foundation Open House Draws More Than 200 People During Vintage Auto Festival

    The BMW Car Club of America Foundation opened its doors for more than 200 participants of the Vintage Auto Festival on Friday, May 20, 2016 for the Foundation’s biggest ever open house.  Read more

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    BMW CCA Foundation Wins Four NAAMY Awards

    Home (Images), Latest Newson May 25th, 2016Comments Off on BMW CCA Foundation Wins Four NAAMY Awards

    The BMW Car Club of America (CCA) Foundation won four prestigious NAMMY awards for the quality of its museum programs and activities during the National Association of Automobile Museums (NAAM) conference held May 3-6, 2016 in Bar Harbor, Maine. Honoring the work of non-profit automotive museums, the annual NAAMY awards competition recognizes industry leaders for achievement, professionalism and creativity. The awards are designed to further promote professionalism in automotive museum managerial, curatorial, educational and promotional work.  Read more

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    Introducing the Buy a Brick Campaign – helping to pave the way for the Foundation’s future

    Home (Images), Homepage, Latest Newson May 11th, 2016Comments Off on Introducing the Buy a Brick Campaign – helping to pave the way for the Foundation’s future

    The BMW Car Club of America (CCA) Foundation has created a new Buy a Brick Campaign to support key Foundation initiatives such as saving lives through teen driver education and preserving BMW history.  Purchased bricks will be located on the entryway to the upcoming new museum facility in Greer, SC and will serve as a lasting tribute to the BMW CCA Foundation.

    The bricks will be on interim display in the museum at the Foundation until they are ready to be permanently installed.

    Ready to order your brick?

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