Events Calendar

Sep
14
Sat
Dancing with Cones PLUS Skill Challenge @ Pitt Meadows
Sep 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

What is “PLUS”?  It’s an optional competition for YOU!

We have added a competition to find the driver who has the least amount of variation between timed runs, over a series of 4 of the 7 DWC events in 2019.

This is our famous “Dancing With Cones” event, but with a new optional competitive component! It is ALL about your consistency between runs and there will be prizes for the most consistent drivers.

In this competition, the cost of the car, horsepower, etc are not what determines the outcome, it is YOUR consistency as a driver. That said, “sandbagging” will be flagged and is not allowed.

To be in this competition, you need to participate in at least 4 of the 7 2019 DWC events.

You may participate in all 7 2019 DWC events and we will take your best consistency times from 4 of those events as your entry and use them to find your overall consistency time.

At the end of the year, there will be prizes for the most consistent driver.

The full explanation and set of rules will be available on site and we will keep it as simple as possible, so please save your questions for event day.

Participation in the competition is optional and for those who opt out, the events will be as much fun as they always are.

The Dancing With Cones event description:

A full day of ‘dancing with cones’ and of Skills practicing and challenge fun for BMW Car Club of BC members and other car enthusiasts including those who have previously taken a Car Control session.

This is basically a full day of skills practice on a slalom course with Driving Unlimited instructors on hand to cover important basic safety skills and provide feedback and coaching.

Suitable for all levels, no prerequisite course needed.
Session includes on site catered lunch.
Professional coaching by Driving Unlimited
This is a full day session from 8:30 am until 4:00pm

Course fee is $175 CDN $155 for valid club members. [includes lunch and taxes]. Please note the lunch included in the sign up fee is for the participant only. If you have guests visting the event, lunch will be an additional $15 per guest.

Eligibility

Open to persons at least 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license, learner’s license or novice driver’s license. Parental consent form required for participants under 19 years of age.

Vehicles

Noise and safety restrictions apply at all BMW Club events, including driver training. Vehicles must be in sound mechanical condition, meet ICBC regulations as street legal and properly mufflered to allow normal conversation in the vehicle. The noise limit at our events is 90db. Cars must be equipped equally for both driver & passenger safety and comfort.

Location

British Columbia Driving Center at Pitt Meadows Airport
18200 Ford Rd, Pitt Meadows

Cancellations and Refunds

  1. If, for some reason, a registered participant is unable to attend the scheduled course date of the Program, the registered participant may be entitled to a refund minus processing fees of their registration fees, subject to the following conditions:
    • 30 days or more prior to course date Full refund less processing fee specified for event (minimum $10 processing fee)
    • 22 to 29 days prior to course date 90% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 15 to 21 days prior to course date 75% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 to 14 days prior to course date 50% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 days or less prior to course date 0% refund
  2. There will be no refunds for no shows or last minute cancellations.
    No refunds are offered for cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the course date.
  3. All cancellation requests must be confirmed in writing (email to schools@bmwccbc.org ) by the registered participant and will be subject to the refund policy outlined above. Depending on processing date, the basic admin fee of $10 will normally apply. Registered participants who do not attend the Program on their scheduled date are responsible for the entire registration fee.
  4. The BMW Car Club of BC reserves the right to cancel any Program dates without notice and will, in such event, make a full refund of any registration fees. No liability is assumed by the BMW Car Club of BC for changes in the Program dates, contents or venues.
  5. All refunds will be credited to the Visa or MasterCard used in the original purchase.
Sep
15
Sun
22nd Annual BMW Car Club Concours d’Elegance @ Waterfront Park
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This is one of the Club’s events that is open to the public. There is no requirement to be an official Club member for this event however to get the full appreciation of the BMW Car Club of BC it is recommended that you join.

The BMW Car Club of BC Concours and Heritage Celebration is an annual event to celebrate the BMW marque. We are fortunate to have a high proportion of well maintained older cars in our club, many of them are excellent condition daily drivers.

The purpose of our ‘Concours’ is as a ‘gathering’ to recognize and appreciate the various BMW vehicles manufactured for over 100 years.

It is meant to be a fun social gathering for club members and the public. Participants are encouraged to bring their BMW and show it at this event by entering it in one of the two categories. The Display category is for the showing and appreciation of your BMW. We recognize the beauty and value of these cars, and are encouraging every BMW owner that attends the event to display their BMW on the grass for others to view.

For those that have a competitive nature, we have the Judged category. Here we have a variety of classes and trophies for the top 3 cars in each class based on how clean and detailed the owner has kept their BMW. The judged classes this year will be:
– Classic BMW pre 1998
– Modern BMW 1998 – 2018
– M Cars

The judges will consider 21 factors of each judged car’s exterior, interior, and engine bay.  Points will also be awarded for age of vehicle and mileage.  Let it be said, “garage queens are at a disadvantage – these cars are meant to be driven.”

In addition to viewing all the cars, this is a great event to meet fellow BMW owners and socialize. It is an event suitable for the entire family. We’ll have a unique hot dog vendor on site available at a reasonable price, or you can bring your own picnic lunch, or head over to Lonsdale Quay for something exotic.

Every car entered will receive a 22nd anniversary BMW Car Club Anniversary dash plaque. There is a cost to entering your BMW in the event.
Display $10
Judged $20

Participants that won their category last year are not eligible to enter their car in the Judged category. This gives others a chance to win the top prize

There is no need to register on Karelo – just bring your car and your entry fee. For those wishing to enter their BMW in the Judged category it is recommended that you show up closer to 9:00 am so that your vehicle details can be recorded for the judging that occurs later in the day, and to give your BMW those last finishing touches.

Oct
6
Sun
Area 27 @ Area 27 Motorsports Park
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Drive to Oliver and Area 27

The BMW Car Club of BC presents HPDE day at Area27. Area27 is a 4.83km world class track designed by Canada’s own Jacques Villeneuve. The track opened in August of 2016, which makes it one of the newest tracks in North America. Not only do you get to experience this amazing track, you get to do it with professional instruction provided by Driving Unlimited. Driving Unlimited will be providing the same great instruction and organization they do for our HPDE days at Mission Raceway. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to experience this private world class track with professional instruction.

There will be 3 run groups for this event, A, B and C. The criteria to attended has been updated, and now drivers that have attended a Dancing with Cones event or a Mission Track Day in C group or higher can attend. Don’t miss out on experiencing this world class track. Drivers that are unknown to the club will have their previous track experience verified.

Cost for a full track day at Area 27 with instruction taxes included:
Members $500
Non-member $545

Hotel information

The BMW club has arranged hotel accommodations for track day participants. The Coast Oliver Hotel has the following rooms set aside for two nights starting October 5h.

  • 15 x QQ3 (Standard room with two queen beds) @ $104.00/night + tax
  • 10 x K2 (Superior room with one king bed) @ $124.00/night + tax
  • 5 x QQ3K (Comfort Room with two queen bed sand kitchen) @ $134.00/night + tax

The room rates include a hot breakfast in the morning, complimentary wifi and ample free parking in a well-lit secure lot.

To book you may call the 1-800-716-6199 or use www.coasthotels.com website with the group code COH-GFC103.

Drive Information 

A group drive is currently being arranged and more details to follow.

Starting October 1st winter driving rules comes into effect for the highways to reach Oliver within B.C. and appropriate tires are technically required. Driving Unlimited has offered to transport participants track day tires to Oliver. It will be the responsibility of each driver to determine what tires they will have on their car for the drive to Oliver.

Note: There is an alternative route to Oliver via Washington state highways which will not have winter driving conditions in effect if you wish to take an alternate route.

Cancellation and Refunds

  1. If, for some reason, a registered participant is unable to attend the scheduled course date of the Program, the registered participant may be entitled to a refund minus processing fees of their registration fees, subject to the following conditions:
    • 30 days or more prior to course date Full refund less processing fee specified for event (minimum $10 processing fee)
    • HPDE: 25 to 29 days prior to course date 90% refund less applicable processing fee
    • HPDE: 25 days or less prior to course date 0% refund
    • Road Skills: 22 to 29 days prior to course date 90% refund less applicable processing fee
    • Road Skills: 15 to 21 days prior to course date 75% refund less applicable processing fee
    • Road Skills: 15 days or less prior to course date 0% refund
  2. There will be no refunds for no shows or last minute cancellations.
    No refunds are offered for cancellations made less than 25 days prior to the course date for HPDE, or 15 days prior to the course date for Road Skills, UNLESS we are able to re-sell the vacant spot.
  3. All cancellation requests must be confirmed in writing (email to schools@bmwccbc.org ) by the registered participant and will be subject to the refund policy outlined above. Depending on processing date, the basic admin fee of $10 will normally apply. Registered participants who do not attend the Program on their scheduled date are responsible for the entire registration fee.
  4. The BMW Car Club of BC reserves the right to cancel any Program dates without notice and will, in such event, make a full refund of any registration fees. No liability is assumed by the BMW Car Club of BC for changes in the Program dates, contents or venues.
  5. All refunds will be credited to the Visa or MasterCard used in the original purchase.
  6. The BMW car Club of BC and Driving Unlimited reserve the right to expel any participant from the event for ANY reason deemed appropriate by the club directors, or the driving instruction team.
Oct
13
Sun
Dancing with Cones PLUS Skill Challenge @ Pitt Meadows
Oct 13 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

What is “PLUS”?  It’s an optional competition for YOU!

We have added a competition to find the driver who has the least amount of variation between timed runs, over a series of 4 of the 7 DWC events in 2019.

This is our famous “Dancing With Cones” event, but with a new optional competitive component! It is ALL about your consistency between runs and there will be prizes for the most consistent drivers.

In this competition, the cost of the car, horsepower, etc are not what determines the outcome, it is YOUR consistency as a driver. That said, “sandbagging” will be flagged and is not allowed.

To be in this competition, you need to participate in at least 4 of the 7 2019 DWC events.

You may participate in all 7 2019 DWC events and we will take your best consistency times from 4 of those events as your entry and use them to find your overall consistency time.

At the end of the year, there will be prizes for the most consistent driver.

The full explanation and set of rules will be available on site and we will keep it as simple as possible, so please save your questions for event day.

Participation in the competition is optional and for those who opt out, the events will be as much fun as they always are.

The Dancing With Cones event description:

A full day of ‘dancing with cones’ and of Skills practicing and challenge fun for BMW Car Club of BC members and other car enthusiasts including those who have previously taken a Car Control session.

This is basically a full day of skills practice on a slalom course with Driving Unlimited instructors on hand to cover important basic safety skills and provide feedback and coaching.

Suitable for all levels, no prerequisite course needed.
Session includes on site catered lunch.
Professional coaching by Driving Unlimited
This is a full day session from 8:30 am until 4:00pm

Course fee is $175 CDN $155 for valid club members. [includes lunch and taxes]. Please note the lunch included in the sign up fee is for the participant only. If you have guests visting the event, lunch will be an additional $15 per guest.

Eligibility

Open to persons at least 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license, learner’s license or novice driver’s license. Parental consent form required for participants under 19 years of age.

Vehicles

Noise and safety restrictions apply at all BMW Club events, including driver training. Vehicles must be in sound mechanical condition, meet ICBC regulations as street legal and properly mufflered to allow normal conversation in the vehicle. The noise limit at our events is 90db. Cars must be equipped equally for both driver & passenger safety and comfort.

Location

British Columbia Driving Center at Pitt Meadows Airport
18200 Ford Rd, Pitt Meadows

Cancellations and Refunds

  1. If, for some reason, a registered participant is unable to attend the scheduled course date of the Program, the registered participant may be entitled to a refund minus processing fees of their registration fees, subject to the following conditions:
    • 30 days or more prior to course date Full refund less processing fee specified for event (minimum $10 processing fee)
    • 22 to 29 days prior to course date 90% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 15 to 21 days prior to course date 75% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 to 14 days prior to course date 50% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 days or less prior to course date 0% refund
  2. There will be no refunds for no shows or last minute cancellations.
    No refunds are offered for cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the course date.
  3. All cancellation requests must be confirmed in writing (email to schools@bmwccbc.org ) by the registered participant and will be subject to the refund policy outlined above. Depending on processing date, the basic admin fee of $10 will normally apply. Registered participants who do not attend the Program on their scheduled date are responsible for the entire registration fee.
  4. The BMW Car Club of BC reserves the right to cancel any Program dates without notice and will, in such event, make a full refund of any registration fees. No liability is assumed by the BMW Car Club of BC for changes in the Program dates, contents or venues.
  5. All refunds will be credited to the Visa or MasterCard used in the original purchase.
Nov
3
Sun
Winter Skills – Advanced Driver Training @ Pitt Meadows
Nov 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This is our Winter Skills specific Full Day of Advanced Driver Training for BMW Car Club of BC members and other car enthusiasts.
Work on your driving skills and attitudes with a specific Winter Skills school, a full day session packed with fun and excitement, suitable for all drivers. This special version of our first Car Control course brings together the fundamentals of confident, safe driving in an exciting session designed to allow you to explore the limits of vehicle control that apply to winter driving using the wet skid pad.
This is a special Winter Skills version of our Car Control program which is part of our graduated programs for drivers.

The Winter Skills day is packed with both opportunities to learn, and FUN while you are doing the learning. Instruction is provided for us by the skilled professionals at Driving Unlimited who also teach for BMW, Mercedes., Mazda and several other manufacturers.

There is no better way to explore skid control, over and under steer and slip and slide that can happen on wet slippery winter roads in a safe controlled way under the supervision of a skilled instructor.
How will your car react? How will you react when the road is slippery?
How does the stability control and ABS affect things? This course lets you find out on a large flat course in a safe environment.
Training provided by the skilled professionals at Driving Unlimited.

 

Eligibility

Open to persons at least 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license, learner’s license or novice driver’s license. Parental consent form required for participants under 19 years of age.

Vehicles

Noise and safety restrictions apply at all BMW Club events, including driver training. Vehicles must be in sound mechanical condition, meet ICBC regulations as street legal and properly mufflered to allow normal conversation in the vehicle. The noise limit at our events is 90db. Cars must be equipped equally for both driver & passenger safety and comfort.

Location

British Columbia Driving Center at Pitt Meadows Airport
18200 Ford Rd, Pitt Meadows

Cancellations and Refunds

  1. If, for some reason, a registered participant is unable to attend the scheduled course date of the Program, the registered participant may be entitled to a refund minus processing fees of their registration fees, subject to the following conditions:
    • 30 days or more prior to course date Full refund less processing fee specified for event (minimum $10 processing fee)
    • 22 to 29 days prior to course date 90% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 15 to 21 days prior to course date 75% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 to 14 days prior to course date 50% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 days or less prior to course date 0% refund
  2. There will be no refunds for no shows or last minute cancellations.
    No refunds are offered for cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the course date.
  3. All cancellation requests must be confirmed in writing (email to schools@bmwccbc.org ) by the registered participant and will be subject to the refund policy outlined above. Depending on processing date, the basic admin fee of $10 will normally apply. Registered participants who do not attend the Program on their scheduled date are responsible for the entire registration fee.
  4. The BMW Car Club of BC reserves the right to cancel any Program dates without notice and will, in such event, make a full refund of any registration fees. No liability is assumed by the BMW Car Club of BC for changes in the Program dates, contents or venues.
  5. All refunds will be credited to the Visa or MasterCard used in the original purchase.

 

Nov
16
Sat
Annual General Meeting @ Ramada Inn Coquitlam
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for our 22nd Annual General Meeting and election of directors.

Open to all valid members; no fee.

Dec
7
Sat
Christmas Dinner Social
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

21st Annual Christmas Dinner Social Event

Details will be posted later this year.