Social Director’s Update – Fall 2023


Social Events

Social Director’s Update

While enduring a hot few months of record heat, we still had several events planned before the official end of summer with more to come!

At our August chapter meeting, we were treated to a firsthand look at race car driver Tyler Pappa’s E92 M3 which he currently races and recently competed in the Race to the Clouds at Pikes Peak, Colorado. Tyler is the owner of Bimmer Service by TySpeed, a big supporter and sponsor of our chapter. The Deutscher Club of Clark once again graciously hosted our meeting. 

We had a great turnout at the Cars and Coffee in Holmdel on August 27. The weather cooperated, and we saw many happy faces enjoying the reprieve from the recent high temperatures we’ve had all summer. With people coming and going, we had about 200 cars attend. The relaxed atmosphere made for a family friendly affair as we saw many youngsters accompanying their parents. We even had curious non-BMW owners stop by to take a peek and inquire about the event. There was a great mix of young and old car enthusiasts mingling with each other while sharing the passion for BMW. We are certainly looking forward to the next one!

On perhaps one of the rainiest days at summer’s end, we hosted Bimmer Day with Open Road BMW of Edison for a collaborative event which drew quite a crowd despite the weather. The forecast for September 10 did not even deter guests who drove from Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and even the furthest regions of New Jersey like Cape May and Mahwah! Everyone got a little wet, but attendees spent time under the protected facade of the newly built facility of Open Road BMW and mingled. DRIP Coffee Catering was present to serve complimentary coffee and breakfast pastries.

On October 14 and 15, our last track days will be at our Shenandoah Driver School weekend and will be our last HPDE event for the 2023 season, taking place in West Virginia at the Summit Point Raceway. Whether you are a novice or seasoned veteran of the track, sign up to see what the fun is all about!

Here is a listing of the chapter events from August through December 2023:

  • August 24 Chapter Meeting with TySpeed at The Deutscher Club of Clark
  • August 27 Cars & Coffee in Holmdel
  • September 10 Bimmer Day at Open Road BMW in Edison
  • September 14 Chapter Meeting at Circle BMW 
  • September 16 BMW Vehicle Distribution Center tour in Jersey City
  • September 17 Autocross at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater 
  • September 24 Bimtoberfest at BMW of Bridgewater 
  • October 7 Cars & Coffee in Paramus
  • October 8 Autocross at TD Bank Ballpark
  • October 14-15 Summit Point Shenandoah Driver School
  • October 29 Fall Picnic
  • December 5 Pinewood Derby

Social Director’s Update – Spring 2023


Social Events

BMW CCA New Jersey Chapter Quarterly Newsletter

April 2023

Social Director’s Update

Following the great turnout at our events last year, we have plenty of exciting events to look forward to for 2023! Based on recent member feedback, our social programming will now include a greater mix of automotive and social-themed events, some occurring on weekends as requested by those of you with hectic weekday schedules.

Our calendar for this year includes events such as Cars & Coffee, track days and instruction school, autocross, rallies, charity drives, Show & Shine, and a slew of others currently in planning. Keep an eye out for our calendar for new events as the year unfolds. In the works are a movie night, go-karting, and casual dinners. For the enthusiasts curious about the journey a BMW takes from port of entry to dealership, we have been invited to tour the BMW Vehicle Distribution Center (VDC) in Jersey City during the fall. We are also excited to offer the opportunity to attend a one-day M School Day at the BMW Performance Driving School in Greer, SC for a special BMW CCA rate.

We kicked off the spring, our season opening social events at Thumbody coffee for our first Cars & Coffee of 2023! With over two hundred cars in attendance it was a great success. Our next C&C event is expected to be in the mid-summer. Stay tuned for the forthcoming date. Please note that non-members are always welcome to attend our Cars & Coffee, so invite your friends and family!

Our monthly meetings are regularly scheduled events which all members are welcome to attend. Our monthly meetings are typically on a Thursday evening with food and drink provided. So far this year, we have had the pleasure to be hosted by Shade Tree Garage in Morristown who presented on automotive care, and BMW of Bridgewater to see the all-new BMW XM hybrid SUV. 

As always, we appreciate our members! While our commonality is based upon our love of BMWs and individual takes on BMW lifestyles, our goal is to build a thriving community for our members, and that depends on your support. Some of you have reached out to volunteer your time, expertise, and knowledge whether for a committee, an event, or even just part of an event. For that, we are very grateful. The more volunteers we have means that we will be able to plan for larger scale events in the future!

If you’d like to share ideas, volunteer, or have questions, please reach out to us at: (Josephine) or (Wade).

BMW CCA NJ 50th Anniversary Party


Join your fellow Bimmerphiles at the BMW CCA New Jersey Chapter 50th Anniversary Event, which will be held on Sunday, August 29th from 3pm til 7pm at the Deutscher Club of Clark (787 Featherbed Lane; Clark, NJ 07066).

*This event is open to Members, Lapsed Members and their guests only*

The event – which will be held rain or shine under the Deutscher Club’s picnic pavilion – will feature a buffet picnic lunch with hot dogs, hamburgers, and German favorites, a cash bar, and displays by BMW North America and our other sponsors. There will also be a non-judged car display. This event is a great opportunity to show off your rare or unique BMW at the event!

Tickets must be purchased in advance by WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25th.

  1. Members (with and active BMW CCA membership number) and their guests: $15/person
  2. Lapsed members (without an active BMW CCA membership number) and their guests: $25/person

Commemorative 50th Anniversary T-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and polo shirts are available via CustomInk. Apparel must be ordered by August 9th and will be shipped to you directly before the event

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Sponsored By:

eMpower Automotive (

BMW of Bridgewater (

ShadeTree Garage (

Circle BMW (

Questions about the event? Email Rich Altman, Director of Social Events, at

Social meeting hosted by Guten Parts


Please mark your calendar for another meeting hosted by our friends at Guten Parts + Service in South Orange, NJ.
This event’s centerpiece will be the unveiling of GPS’s latest (and truly fantastic!) Liqui Moly homage race car!!
Please come join us before the car leaves for the Vintage at the Vineyard event on May 19-21.
The event will start at 6:30pm.

Oktoberfest Show and Shine at Circle BMW in Eatontown


Sat, October 12, 2019
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
Circle BMW
500 New Jersey 36
Eatontown, NJ 07724
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Calling all BMW enthusiasts! It’s Oktoberfest and there is no better way to celebrate the season than to admire beautiful BMWs on an autumn day. There will be German inspired food, music and giveaways. Oktoberfest is dog-friendly this year! Circle BMW’s Parts Department will be open and attendees can take advantage of discounts on both BMW parts and accessories, as well as offerings from third party vendors. Interested in buying or leasing a BMW? Stop into our Sales Department and find out about the special incentives available to BMW Car Club members. The NJ Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America will hold a membership drive at this event. Visit with old friends, make new friends and enjoy a fun-filled day at Circle BMW’s Oktoberfest Show & Shine.
If you are planning on attending, please RSVP here:

A Presentation of BMW Artwork, "BMW's in Motion" by famous artist Thom Montanari, BMW CCA Member


Location: Hopewell Valley Vineyards,
In the Tasting Room, main estate
Date: June 18th, 2016 (Saturday afternoon)
Time: 2:00 pm
Presenter: Thom Montanari,
Come and join your fellow NJBMW CCA members and guests for a delightful afternoon presentation by famous BMW artist, Thom Montanari.  Thom has been a fellow BMW CCA member since 1984!! Following Thom’s presentation, you can enjoy the beautiful Hopewell Valley Vineyard Estate, check out their gift shop, and also do some wine tasting (cash bar), if desired.
This is a new Social Event so we hope that you enjoy this Tuscan Estate nestled in the Hopewell Valley region, just off of route 31.
Please note that due to the limited space available in the Tasting Room (~50 people), RSVP will be required –> Details to be announced shortly. 

Social Gathering at Guten Parts & Service


Please join us for a social gathering hosted by long time club friend Levent Erhamza, owner of Guten Parts and Service in South Orange.

Event will start around 6:30pm and will allow you to meet and exchange with other BMW owners and enthusiasts.
We will work with Levent so that he can present the special projects that are currently taking place at his shop as well as the expertise and capabilities available there.

Chapter Banquet


Madison Hotel Conservatory

February 25, 2017

Come join the NJ Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America for an evening of fantastic food and fun at the elegant Madison Hotel Conservatory on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 6:00-10:00 pm. All chapter members and spouses/ guests are encouraged to attend. Tickets are $65 per person and must be purchased in advance. A cash bar will be available.
Registration is open!

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In addition to a delicious buffet dinner with lots of variety, we have booked an impressive 5-piece band, BLUE SOUL, that will be playing upbeat covers for our enjoyment. Enjoy socializing with our fellow members, dancing, and even winning prizes from our sponsors.
Our gracious sponsors associated with BMWs will provide exciting door prizes and merchandise handouts. We will be inviting them to attend in person, so please come out to meet and greet them. It’s a great opportunity to find out about the latest and greatest from our favorite car company!
Be sure to watch the chapter website and look for e-mail updates as the event gets closer. In the meantime, be sure to mark your calendars for this special evening. For more information on the Madison Hotel, including photos of the beautiful venue, go to

The Madison Hotel

The Madison Hotel

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