Events Calendar

Aug
19
Sun
21st Annual BMW Car Club Concours d’Elegance @ Waterfront Park
Aug 19 @ 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 21st 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.

Aug
25
Sat
21st Annual Duffey Lake Road Trip
Aug 25 – Aug 26 all-day
 

This event requires registration and meal payment to participate. There is no drop in option.  To participate please:

  1. Book your hotel room at the Best Western in Kamloops by July 27, 2018.
  2. Register on Karelo and pay for the driver and each passenger ($65 per person) by July 27, 2018 for your prepaid box lunch at Seton Lake Saturday, a Greek dinner at the hotel in Kamloops Saturday night and a buffet lunch at Manning Park on Sunday

Time to mark your calendar, register via Karelo and book your hotel room now for this annual club favourite happening on August 25 to 26, 2018. This 2 day drive is on some of BC’s best and most scenic roads.

Meetup at the Deloitte Office Building parking lot (8621 201 Ave., Langley) early Saturday morning. We will head west to the Sea to Sky Highway and our lunch stop at Seton Lake.  We then continue on to Kamloops for our over night stay and group meal social.

Day 2 is more fun roads as we head back to Vancouver via the scenic Highway 5A to Merritt and Princeton and Highway 3 to Manning Park. lunch will be at the Manning Park Lodge. After lunch we head to the Cascade Mountain Lookout for a great group photo opportunity. This will be the official end of our trip, but many will choose to drive together from there back to Vancouver.

We have a block of 27 rooms at the Best Western – call 1-877-302-7878 or 1-250-374-7878 and reference the BMW Car Club of BC to get the group rate of $132 plus taxes. This includes breakfast and is for single, double, triple or quad occupancy. Book early to avoid disappointment but booking must be made no later than July 27. We also have booked 8 hotel rooms in Langley as we are expecting a group of Seattle BMW club members to join us. If you are from out of town and would be interested in staying in a Langley hotel Friday August 25, 2018, please email events@bmwccbc.org and someone will contact you.

The Karelo registration is to RSVP your registration and to PAY the member rate of $65 per person for the Saturday Lunch at Seton Lake and the evening Greek Dinner in Kamloops at the hotel. This also includes the Sunday Buffet lunch at Manning Park. Please ensure you register and pay for the driver and all passengers.

We expect to get a Liquor license for the hotel, which will allow us to bring our own wine and beer for the social hour and dinner. As there will be Liquor being consumed no Minors will be allowed at the dinner. You can bring your own wine and beer with you but details will be provided for a Liquor outlet close to the hotel in Kamloops.

When registering please provide an email address and phone contact number for the driver so we can contact you with more details prior to the drive.

Sep
8
Sat
End of Summer barbecue @ Nixon Automotive
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

We hope everyone has had a great summer and has had a chance to experience at least one of over 20 events we’ve hosted this year.

We are very pleased that one of our sponsors, Nixon Automotive, has agreed to host an end of summer Barbecue for the club, and prospective club members. There will be free food for the first 75 people, and thereafter it will be pay as you go.

The event will be held at the Nixon Automotive shop, 6935 Buller Avenue in Burnaby, with parking on the street from 11:00am until 2:00pm.

Web: http://nixonautomotive.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/nixonautomotivebmw

Food provided by “Hunger Management” We hope you like specialty sandwiches. Check them out.
https://www.facebook.com/Hunger.food.truck/?rc=p

Sep
16
Sun
Dancing with Cones Skill Challenge @ Pitt Meadows
Sep 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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

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
17
Mon
Road Skills / HPDE Advanced Driver Training @ Mission Raceway
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm



Advance your driving skills with this full day training session held using the closed road course at Mission Raceway Park.

This is a mixed group day with room for Road Skills participants and Advanced HPDE participants. We will have three run groups, A, B, and C.

Emphasis of the day is on skills exercises for safe road driving learned in a controlled environment with qualified instructors.

 

Eligibility

Road Skills session generally requires completion of one of our previous events at Pitt Meadows (Car Control, Winter Skills, or Dancing With Cones) or Mission or alternate qualifying course.

Advanced group requires previous participation in two or more Road Skills courses or alternate verifiable course.

For the purposes of our Road Skills and HPDE, we classify drivers according to past experience with our club, or a recognized other club, such as PCA or PDC.  We define a novice as a person who has not completed a Road Skills Day, in the car they are planning on driving, with either the BMW CCBC or another group that we recognize and can verify. We will be splitting participants into 3 run groups, as this has worked well in the past and has met with general approval among participants.

If we cannot verify your previous experience, we will classify you as a novice for your first Road Skills or HPDE day with the BMW CCBC until an instructor can sign you off for a higher level.

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. Noise is monitored at Mission by the track marshals. Cars must be equipped equally for both driver & passenger safety and comfort.

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.
Oct
14
Sun
Dancing with Cones Skill Challenge @ Pitt Meadows
Oct 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm



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

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
4
Sun
Winter Skills – Advanced Driver Training @ Pitt Meadows
Nov 4 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Karelo sign up coming soon.

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
24
Sat
Annual General Meeting @ Ramada Inn Coquitlam
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for our 21st Annual General Meeting and election of directors.

Open to all valid members; no fee.

Details will be posted closer to the event.

Dec
1
Sat
Christmas Dinner Social @ Old Bavaria Haus
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

20th Annual Christmas Dinner Social Event

Event details and Karelo sign up will be posted closer to the event.