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NJ Chapter—50th Anniversary Celebration

The NJ Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020.

The date has not been determined yet due to the current uncertainties. However, we intend that the event will offer current and past members of the NJ Chapter an opportunity to reminisce and celebrate all of the accomplishments of the NJ Chapter as one of the earliest chapters in the BMW Car Club of America.

The event will feature a buffet picnic lunch with a cash bar, plenty of parking for displaying your classic or rare BMW, and kiosks hosted by club sponsors. We are actively seeking financial support from club sponsors for this event and we will announce ticket details soon. Check our website and email eblasts for updates.

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Upcoming Events

Biergarten at the Deutscher Club of Clark, NJ

Event:  BMW Biergarten Night
Date: July 10th, 2020

Place: Deutscher Club of Clark NJ

Address: 787 Featherbed Ln, Clark, NJ 07066

Time: 6pm-10pm

Admission: $2 per person

The Deutscher Club of Clark NJ has invited the NJ BMW CCA to one of their annual BMW Biergarten Event.  As usual, there will be plenty of good German food and beverages, but this year the live entertainment portion of the event promises to take this to a whole new level of fun!

As in past years, we will also organize a People’s Choice Award Concours. Please plan on arriving between 4-5pm (if possible) and ask for Heinz Ricken. He will guide you to the designated parking area.

July 18th - 19th @ Summit Point. Register on MotorsportReg Geoff Atkinson Memorial Driver School and Club Race: Please come join us for the Sixth Annual Geoff Atkinson Memorial Driver School and Club Race. We are planning a special celebration of our friend Geoff Atkinson - please come out and make this an event to remember. Our annual combined Driver School and Club race at Summit Point Raceway has become the NJ Chapter’s second tradition (behind our June race/school). Summit Point Raceway is in the rolling hills of the northeast corner of West Virginia near Harper’s Ferry. While West Virginia sounds like a long drive, for many NJ members it is, in fact, not any further driving time than to Palmer or Watkins Glen. The School and the Club Race divide track time between student run groups in the School and Race run groups. So, when you’re not on the track or in the classroom, you can take time to watch the racing.  Our Saturday night barbeque at the track features great food and the chance to relax, compare what you learned on the track and swap stories. Now confirmed: We will have 3 student groups for this school! Come on out for plenty of open track and small run groups! Please note also that we will allow open face helmets (Snell2010 or newer) for this event. Register on MotorsportReg
Details coming soon.
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Re: Approved Helmets for 2020 Schools?

Hi John,

I’d like to offer a suggestion — buy your helmet from someplace you can go and try on helmets. The fit is important for both comfort and safety. I bought my first online. When it expired I bought my second from Stable Energies in Garfield, NJ. They were great — they spent about an hour with me letting me try on helmets. After that I realized how poorly my first helmet fit. Although I do wonder if the virus will have to be completely gone before one can try on helmets.


Re: Approved Helmets for 2020 Schools?


Glad you are looking forward to the return of our driving events. We are too - I just wish we had guidance on when, and how, we will be allowed to operate.

As to your question, yes you do need a full face helmet for Driver Schools at NJMP. At this point, you should buy a Snell2015 helmet. It will be good for 6 more years. If you don't get on track this year, then wait until the 2020 helmets come out. We recommend SA rather than M rated helmets since they have a Nomex lining and are tested for the impacts that may occur in a vehicle (that won't happen :D ).

We will be sending e-blasts and posting announcements on the website as we have better information.

Stay safe.


About Us

The New Jersey Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America was established in 1970 and today has of over 3,000 members in New Jersey and the surrounding area. Our purpose is to provide services and organize events that benefit and interest our members. Our goal is to help you get the most enjoyment and satisfaction from BMW ownership, and to create a community where members can share their enthusiasm for these terrific cars.

The Chapter holds a monthly meeting for members that often consist of technical presentations and demonstrations. Our social events are well know as fun, family affairs and offer a great opportunity for members and their families to meet and mingle.

Since we are a car club, we place a lot of emphasis on the safe, proper operation of the automobile. We offer several “behind-the-wheel” activities in a learning environment that are designed to improve your driving skills. These consist of our Street Survival program for teens, Autocross events and our highly regarded Driver School program.

Since this is a BMW car club, we also organize competitive events that explore the limits of these awesome cars. We hold regular timed Autocross events and sponsor several Club Races throughout the season.

If you, like most car nuts, can’t resist modifying, improving and maintaining your prized BMW’s, the club has a terrific collection of resources for you. The scope and depth of knowledge among our membership almost guarantees that you’ll find an expert who will gladly offer advice on any detail, and the club maintains a technical library and toolbox for your use.

This club exists for you, the membership, and is run by active members. What we do as a club is determined by you so, if you would like to see other activities, or additional services offered, please bring these suggestions forward.

So, join the club, come to a meeting, and meet your fellow members. We are sure that you will make new friends who share your interests – and passion – for these great cars!

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