BMW celebrating 100 years big in Monterey

BMW will be celebrating at multiple venues over the next two weeks during Monterey Car Week and the BMW Car Club of America events.

Our friends at CTVNews report that “BMW promises a Pebble Beach to remember” with events that start at the Rolex Motorsports Reunion on August 19.

“The week starts at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion on August 18 and BMW will be showing 64 vintage race cars including 3.0 CSLs, M1 Pro Cars and 328s.

 

On August 19 at The Quail – A Motorsports Gathering, BMW will be unveiling a concept car to mark the 50th anniversary of its 2002 coupe, the first European production car to embrace turbocharging and the model that put BMW and the coupé shape on the map as objects of automotive desire.

Meanwhile for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, on August 21 the company will be showing every important car in its history including its Alexander Calder and Jeff Koons painted Art Cars, and its 1937 and 1940 Mille Miglia-winners.

 

One of the absolute highlights is bound to be the official public unveiling of a 1958 BMW 507 that once belonged to Elvis Presley himself.”

Read CTVNews full article here.


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The celebration overlaps the three Celebrate BMW events being hosted by the BMW Car Club of America, the world’s largest BMW enthusiast club and the largest single-marque car club in the world.

A Week-Long Festival!

Join the BMW car and motorcycle clubs of America in a week-long celebration of our favorite marque! This landing page will provide you with general information as well as links to specific events where you will find complete details.

 

You can look forward to a variety of driving and social events during the celebration, including: concours d’ elegance, rallies, high performance driving events, historic car racing, autocross, and of course, lots of food and drink.

  • Date: August 19-28, 2016
  • Location: Monterey, California

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BMW CCA’s events start with the Legends of the Autobahn, a German-marque concours at the Nicklaus Club-Monterey.

**View our 2016 Legends of the Autobahn TV Commercial**

Legends Of The Autobahn® is an all-German marque Concours d’Elegance held at the prestigious Nicklaus Club-Monterey during Monterey, California’s famed Pebble Beach Concours week. 

Legends is hosted by the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes—Benz Club of America, and the Audi Club of America. The annual concours event offers both corral and judged areas, awards for all three featured marques, and an open class for all other German—made cars. The show field also features displays from manufacturers, sponsors, and vendors, along with several lunch options, and an available breakfast.

Each year, the concours draws over 400 registered cars and over 3,000 spectators that fill the fairways of the Nicklaus Club-Monterey. Spectators are regularly greeted by rare and historically significant models, as well as factory-prepared specials. And the 2016 edition of the show is particularly special as Legends kicks off the 100th anniversary celebration for BMW in Monterey and will be the first of three events that compose the Celebrate BMW festival hosted by the BMW CCA. 

Learn more about Legends here. Spectators can attend the August 19 event for free.


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As Legends concludes, the BMW CCA Festorics races run on August 20-21, featuring classic cars racing at the Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca.

Festorics is a celebration of the diversity and the mystique of BMW, the cars and their owners and our appreciation for the brand. Since its beginnings Festorics has improved year by year in every one of the aspects by what this event is measured; the exciting setting, the hospitality, the efficient organization, our enthusiastic audience, the awareness at BMW NA, and above all, the elegance, originality and state of preservation of the participating automobiles.

Learn more about Festorics here.


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After Festorics comes BMW CCA’s main event, the week-long Oktoberfest celebration of everything BMW. And this year, the celebration will be even larger, as it’s geared up to Celebrate BMW and it’s 100 year anniversary.

Celebrate with Us!

Each year the BMW Car Club of America throws a party—a world famous party known as Oktoberfest and sometimes simply O’fest. This movable celebration of everything BMW occurs at exciting locations throughout the country and is the ultimate motorsport family reunion. This year we are fortunate enough to have our family reunion presented by Michelin once again!
About The 47th Annual BMW CCA Oktoberfest Presented by Michelin
Dates: August 23-28, 2016
Host Hotel: Hyatt Monterey | Host Track: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
O’Fest 2016 will be part of a once-in-a-lifetime celebration spanning almost two weeks in honor of BMW’s 100th anniversary. The event will be held in conjunction with two other favorite club events—Legends of the Autobahn and the Festorics Turn Five corral—so you do not want to miss this historic event. The host hotel for O’fest will be the Hyatt Monterey and the track is, of course, the thrilling Laguna Seca Raceway. Yes, finally you, too, will drive the Corkscrew!
Oktoberfest is a members-only series of events. You can learn more about Oktoberfest here.

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And get ready for the excitement by following the BMW CCA’s Celebrate BMW Tour, which is our featured event this month. David Rose and Nick Parente drive across the country in a new BMW 640i convertible visiting BMW CCA chapters and BMW enthusiast spots from the East Coast all the way to Monterey with daily posts and videos social media and this website!
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