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Upcoming Events

Join us at Deutscher Club of Clark on February 23rd to learn all about our Chapter's Driving Events Food will be served + cash bar available Start time: 6pm Facebook link        

Friday, Apr 14 — Sunday, Apr 16, 2023

NJ/NY Driver School/Inst. Training School A Friday track day for Advanced Solo students (pre-approval required) and for Instructors. The return of our Introduction to the Track for new students on Sunday. Driver School: The regular driver school portion of the event will be on the weekend of April 2-3. No need to take 2 days off work to start the season. You have no excuse not to come on out, knock the rust off your driving and reinforce all the good things you learned last year. The Driver School portion of the event will have 3 student run groups so there will be ample track space for everyone. Instructor Training School: Participation in the Instructor Training School is by invitation only. The Instructor Training School is for advanced students who have shown a high level of driving skill, an understanding of driving dynamics and a desire to teach. The program is a rigorous two days of on-track and classroom instruction and role-playing. If you have been invited, you can register online here. Please be sure to use the ITS Candidate registration radio button so you are properly enrolled. Your acceptance will be subject to approval by the ITS Coordinator and Chief Instructor. If you believe that you are a candidate for the ITS and have not been invited, please e-mail the Chief Instructor. ITS candidates should plan to bring the car they usually use for driver schools as a portion of the evaluation process requires candidates to drive their vehicle. Friday track day: On Friday there will be 6 hours of track time (a revised format is in development) for instructors who wish to get in some extra track time and for approved advanced Solo students. Solo students will only see the option for this registration if they are pre-approved (contact the Registrar). Instructors who are only driving on Friday and not instructing for the weekend must pay the student fee. Introduction to the Track (Sunday only):On Sunday we will be holding a special school for students who have never been to the track. This event was offered for the first-time in 2009 and was a run-away success. We have designed this event to encourage students who are new to the track to try out our Driver School program. The Driver School Committee understands that there are hurdles for “first-time” students to overcome to try one of our events and so we have designed this school to reduce those hurdles as much as possible. First, the event is being held locally. Hotel rooms in the Millville area are relatively low priced and, for students who live in southern NJ/PA, you could even get up early and drive down the morning of the event. Second, we are offering reduced registration fees to our First Timers so that you pay just $250 for Sunday-only. You will not find a better rate to get out on the track with personalized instruction anywhere. Third, this event will have a dedicated run group solely for First Time students. This arrangement will allow instruction on the track and in the classroom to be specific for First Time students and will provide a smaller run group for First Time students allowing better spacing on the track. Fourth, for our First Time students, we may also be able to loan you a helmet for the event (please see Promotions). Fifth and finally, each First Time student will be assigned a Mentor who will contact you prior to the event and be a point of contact to answer any questions you might have before you arrive. Every year we have held this event, each new student leaves with a huge smile on their face. Pursuant to NJ health guidelines, it is strongly reccomended that everyone is current for their Covid vaccinations.
///M Club Day at the Performance Center! The NJ chapter is pleased to announced that we are collaborating with the National Capital and Tarheel chapters to provide the opportunity to participate in a M Club Day at the BMW Performance Center in Greer, SC. Registration is through NCC and the events will be managed by them. 2023 ///M Club Day Events This year will mark the 20th year NCC is offering ///M Club Day programs to BMW CCA members. These events are the best value in a high-performance driving school you will find anywhere. And, with the new ///M cars to drive this year, they just keep getting better! Why drive with us? Our group is comprised 100% of true BMW enthusiasts. You can drive other events with strangers, but you know the drivers in our group are part of the BMW CCA family and we know that you are, too. Our events are specifically designed for BMW CCA club members and are something special to attend! Due to continued high demand and previously sold-out schools, we will again be holding four (4) event days in 2023. Registration for all four 2022 NCC-Tarheel ///M Club Day events opened on Monday, January 9th, 2023, at 7:00pm EST. These events fill up quickly.  If you intend to join us at the Performance Center East this year, I strongly suggest that you sign up as soon as you can. The registration links are: May 6th and 7th schools - Spring 2023 M Club Day October 28th & 29th schools - Fall 2023 M Club Day More information is located HERE on the National Capital Chapter ///M Club Day website. In case you need some encouragement to attend, here is a short video NCC previously shot at the Performance Center: https://vimeo.com/179092371 So 'Why Don't You' come and drive with us this year! Best wishes for a great 2023!

Monday, Jun 5 — Tuesday, Jun 6, 2023

In-car instruction will be provided for this event - we recommend both student and instructor be fully vaccinated. New students with no previous track experience are welcome! Please come join us for our traditional Driver School event at our annual June Club Race/Driver School to benefit the Westlake School to be held at our home track at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ. We hope to have our usual banquet, auction fundraiser and special giveaways. The event will be held on Thunderbolt Raceway, which is a 14 turn, 2.25 mile road course designed by the owners of VIR with help from the legendary Carroll Shelby. Since 2008 a number of professional racing series have held events at Thunderbolt Raceway.  This is a perfect spectator event given the proximity of the track to the majority of our members, the excitement of Club Racing and the joy of the kids from the Westlake School who come as our guests. Take a personal day and come out to the track! Driver School: We anticipate a full school for this event based on our success of past years.  To accommodate the maximum number of students possible, there may be a greater range of driving skills than usual in each group. If you send a payment and we cannot accommodate you, you will receive a full refund (i.e., a cancellation fee will not be assessed). As always, acceptance preference is based upon the date your payment is received by the registrar. REGISTER EARLY TO SECURE YOUR PLACE IN THE SCHOOL! We plan to have an informal potluck BBQ in the paddock on Monday evening. Look for an email in the week before the event with details on how to participate. The updated BMW CCA in-car policy may be read in full here: DRIVING EVENTS POLICY UPDATE - Revised.pdf

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[attachment=0]Capture.JPG[/attachment] Set of high performance Pirelli run flat snow tires used on a 4-series coupe...

(3) Sottozero 3: one 255/35R19 and two 225/40R19 - newer w/really good tread depth
(1) Sottozero 255/35R19 - older w/less tread depth

Will sell for $500

SOLD** New Year, New Project! E30s for sale

After years of good intentions, I finally accept that I'll never restore my E30 project cars to their deserved glory. Hence, I'm selling three alpine white, M20 5-speed coupes. All cars were bought from friends, have clean titles, were well maintained, ran when parked and have been stored indoors for several years. All cars have little/expected rust, and dull paint from lack of care - may polish up. To keep things straight I've assigned letter designations:

"D" - 325is, Built 10/88, 116k miles, Alpine with tan sport interior. Factory 3.73 LSD and sport suspension. Dash has cracks, interior needs some love as does paint. Needs ignition switch which was bypassed with some toggles by PO. [url]https://photos.app.goo.gl/EWcB41HkjYvSUmaS7[/url]

"W" - 325i, Built 10/89, 200k miles, Alpine with tan interior with grey sport seats. Dash free of cracks, interior pretty rough. Needs FL fender, rust on sunroof panel. [url]https://photos.app.goo.gl/HdiZjZPTtBatGcMS9[/url]

"P" - 325is, Built 1/88 (big bumpers), 233k miles, Alpine with black sport interior. Dash free of cracks, interior pretty good. Small wrinkle in left rear quarter from rear hit. Car was modified for track use: H&R race springs with Bilsteins, Bolt in Kirk rollbar with harnesses, UUC SSK, 4.10 LSD with M coupe diff cover, brake lines and cooling kit, many other things. The value of this one is in the bolt-ons and interior. [url]https://photos.app.goo.gl/hhH4nqPoKTHP5xrQ9[/url]

My plan was to build two from these three. Build "D" into a street, mostly stock garage queen with interior and dash from "P." Build "W" into a track-worthy, streetable fun car with rollbar, diff, SSK, suspension, brake cooling from "P"

In addition to these cars, I have many E30 parts, wheels, engines. Enough to help with the builds for these cars for the new owner.

There are some photos in the links above. For now, I'm only trying to gauge interest if someone wants the 3-pack or if I should start the classifieds process. Thanks for looking.

2023 Election and Bylaws Revision Results

Update: The unopposed slate of 2023 officers was approved in the online election which concluded on December 1st. The proposed bylaws revisions were approved by 100%.
Thank you to all who voted.
Best wishes for the holidays and new year.
Dave Allaway, Secretary

1997 M3 on PCar

Nice original 1997 M3 5 Speed on PCarMarket: https://www.pcarmarket.com/auction/1997-bmw-m3-2/

New Jersey Chapter 2023 Board Election and Bylaws Approval

To all chapter members,

The following nominations were received by the November board meeting:

President – Paul Ngai
Vice President – Allison Mack
Secretary – Dave Allaway
Treasurer – Matthew Cahn
Director of Social Events – Josephine Skwish
Director of Driving Events – Jeff White
Member-at-Large (2) – Bob Isbitski, Mark Hulbrock

In addition, the proposed bylaws revisions are up for approval by the membership and are on the ballot.
The online election is now live and will be closed on December 1st.

All NJ Chapter members are eligible to cast their vote on the BMW CCA national website at the following link:

https://www.bmwcca.org/ballot/2023-new-jersey-chapter

Members must be logged in to vote.


Respectfully,
Dave Allaway, Secretary

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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