Upcoming Events

The Deutscher Club of Clark NJ 

Address: 787 Featherbed Ln, Clark, NJ 07066

Start time: 6:30pm Save the date: Our Spring Show N' Shine event will be held on Thursday, April 25th at the Deutscher Club of Clark NJ!
Time to take your BMW out of storage and meet your fellow club members.  And bring any parts and/or cars for sell or trade! German food and drinks will be served and cash bar available (outdoors only) Hope to see you there!
Our first Auto-x (Autocross) event will be April 30th 2023 at TD Bank Ballpark.
May 10 - 11, 2024  Bimmers at Carlisle hosted by the Nittany  Bimmers Chapter of the BMW CCA  The Nittany Bimmers are hosting a BMW CCA Regional Event in Carlisle, PA. Last year we had  a great turn out, so we are planning for an even larger BMW show field this year. Owners can  exhibit their cars, socialize with members, and see over 1700 unique and stunning imported  vehicles of current and historic makes. There will also be vendors for performance products, car  care products, a flea market, and accessories displayed throughout the infield show area.  Several Import & Performance Nationals exhibition events are also planned. This will include drive  through judging, autocross, drifting, exhaust competition, and more. Tickets are available at  store.carlisleevents.com. A QR link can also be found below. You’ll see a choice for Non-Judged  Showfield at the Import and Performance Nationals. When registering, make sure you select  “BMW CCA/NITTANY BIMMERS” as your club. This will get you into the corral. Entry fee for the  2-day Friday-Saturday event is $45 plus handling.   This year the Nittany Bimmers plan to have discussion sessions, BMW technical information, and  car care presentations by some of our vendors in our expanded covered tent area.  For those who come into town early before the show, we are planning to meet at the Rolls  Royce Foundation Museum on Thursday, May 9th in nearby Mechanicsburg.  (https://rollsroycefoundation.org/)  There will also be options for tour visits to the amazing Antique Automobile Club of America  Museum in Hershey (https://www.aacamuseum.org/). One tour is planned for Saturday  afternoon and a second tour is being offered Sunday morning.  ACCA Museum Hershey PA  Tour and Museum visits registration:  Thursday May 9 tour: Rolls Royce Foundation Museum (https://rollsroycefoundation.org)  in nearby Mechanicsburg PA.  We will have a private tour at 5:00 PM to see the museum and learn about what the foundation  is doing to preserve the brand’s history. The museum will be closed the next two days since they  will be moving several of their cars to the Import & Performance Event for display. Friday May 10 and Saturday May 11: Rolls Royce Museum exhibit at the show. Friday and Saturday at 4:00 PM there is the possibility to have a BMW CCA group presentation  at the Rolls Royce Museum exhibit at the show. Please register if you have an interest in one  of these discussion opportunities on either Friday or Saturday at 4:00 PM  Saturday May 11 and Sunday May 12: Antique Automobile Club of America Museum. We will be offering two options to travel to nearby Hershey to visit the Antique Automobile Club  of America Museum in Hershey ( https://www.aacamuseum.org/).  The first tour on Saturday will depart from the show at 2:00 PM and a second tour option on  Sunday morning will depart from the hotel at 10:00 AM.   A group discount rate has been arranged for the BMW CCA. You will pay at the museum:  To register for any of the above events please scan the QR Code or click the "Register" link below:  May 09  Registration for Museum Tours at Bimmers at  Carlisle Hosted by the BMWCCA Nittany Bimmers  Registration is required for each event.  Register  Free  Saturday May 11: BMW CCA / Nittany Bimmers group dinner.  The Nittany Bimmers invite show attendees to join us for a buffet dinner at our host hotel, the  Carlisle Comfort Suites Hotel. 10 S. Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA, 17013, US Happy Hour will be from 6:30 to 7:30 with dinner following. There will be a cash bar and the  buffet will be $49 per person, payment will be collected when you register.
Featured Dinner Speaker Steve Saxty – “Inside BMW’s Secret World” Steve Saxty recently published a three volume set entitled “BMW Behind the Scenes”, which will  be featured in a review by David Lightfoot in the upcoming issue of Roundel. You won’t want to  miss hearing Steve’s stories about BMW’s secrets!  To register for the dinner please scan the QR Code  or click the "Register" link below:  May 11  Registration for Group Dinner at Bimmers at  Carlisle  Hosted by the BMWCCA Nittany Bimmers  Featuring guest speaker, Steve Saxty author of the  book, BMW By Design.  Registration is required for this event.
 
Register  $49.00  You can also contact Barry Natwick at: bnatbmw1975@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Board of Directors  Nittany Bimmers BMW CCA
   
Save the date! Our May monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, May 16th at Shade Tree Garage. Details to follow Place: Shade Tree Garage 171 Washington St, Morristown, NJ 07960 https://www.shadetreegarage.com/ Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm Meeting Topic: TBD Food and light refreshments will be served. See you then!      
Our second Auto-X (Autocross) event will be May 26th 2024 at TD Bank Ballpark.

Monday, June 3 — Tuesday, June 4, 2024

THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL YEAR - 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF NJ BMW CCA DRIVER SCHOOLS! 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.  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! 50th Anniversary Celebration: The NJ chapter was the first chapter in BMW CCA to hold a driver school starting in 1974. Scott and Fran Hughes started it all (and started Club Racing!) and will be joining us for this celebration. We will have a banquet Monday evening in the Officer's Club at Thunderbolt. Further details are still being planned but do not miss this special event.
Our first Tire Rack Street Survival school of the year will be held on Sunday, June 9th from 8:30 - 4:00 at Campgaw Ski Area in Mahwah.  Designed for drivers age 16-21, the school is open to anyone with a valid permit or license.  It makes young drivers better drivers by a combination of classroom and behind the wheel simulations of emergency situations.  Students are encouraged to use the car they normally drive.  For more information or to register, go to www.streetsurvival.org Registration will open on Friday, April 12th. Space is limited and the schools fill up quickly, so don’t delay!
Our third Auto-X (Autocross) event will be June 30th 2024 at TD Bank Ballpark.

Friday, Jul 12 — Sunday, Jul 14, 2024

SPECIAL 3-DAY EVENT IN COLLABORATION WITH NATIONAL CAPITAL CHAPTER! Geoff Atkinson Memorial Driver School and Club Race: Please come join us for the Eleventh 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. We hope to run 3 student groups for this event but based on recent racer participation, we may have two racer run groups and consequently only 2 student run groups, if registrations are light. Be sure to register early to lock-in your place in the school! Please note also that we will allow open face helmets (Snell2015 or newer) for this event. Advanced Solo students and instructors: our friends at National Capital Chapter are hosting an event on Friday July 12th, with two groups of participants: Instructors and solo students running open track and Club Racing in a separate run group (or two!). Make it 3 days on track! Attendance is limited so register now: NCC Friday Event Please note also that we will allow open face helmets (Snell2015 or newer) for this event.
Save the date! Our July monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, the 18th at BMW of Bridgewater
Our fourth Auto-X (Autocross) event will be August 4th 2024 at TD Bank Ballpark.
Our fifth Auto-X (Autocross) event will be September 8th 2024 at TD Bank Ballpark.

Friday, September 13 — Sunday, 15, 2024

Shenandoah is back!! SHENANDOAH IS SAVED! NEW DATES - NEW FORMAT! Do you want to get in one more event in 2023? Do you want to drive a track that is guaranteed to make you a better driver? A Shenandoah Driver School is the answer! This year we are running a special 3-day event in collaboration with the National Capital chapter - we are now in Sept. with warmer temperatures and more daylight! Friday: open to instructors, solo drivers and select advanced students. There will be dinner on Friday for attendees. Sat-Sun: open to students of all skill levels with a track walk at the end of the day on Saturday followed by the NJ Chapter's now-traditional Shenandoah pot-luck BBQ. The Shenandoah Circuit is known for its interesting layout and technical challenges. The hallmark of the track is a dimensional replica of the famous carussel turn at the Nurburgring featuring 20 degree banking! Driving Shenandoah will make you a better driver on every other track you visit - almost every type of turn is on this track. Beyond great in-car and classroom instruction, the Saturday evening track walk is a great learning opportunity. This gives students a different perspective on the track and yields additional driving tips that will improve your driving and fun. Yes, there will be 2 days of skid pad training as well. If you truly want to improve your car control skills, skid pad training is a must. Come on down for a great weekend and a truly fun track. Note that open face helmets Snell2015 or newer will be accepted for this event. REGISTRATION IS THROUGH NCC ON THEIR WEBSITE HERE: SHENANDOAH REGISTRATION Note that open face helmets Snell2015 or newer will be accepted for this event.
This school is generally characterized by smaller run groups giving plenty of open track to all participants. Note also that this is the only school run by the NJ at offers 2 days of skid pad training for all participants. If you truly want to improve your car control skills, skid pad training is a must.Come on down for a great weekend and a truly fun track. Note that open face helmets Snell2010 or newer will be accepted for this event.
Our sixth and final Auto-X (Autocross) event will be October 6th 2024 at TD Bank Ballpark.
Pinewood Derby and Holiday Party!
Join us for our annual Pinewood Derby & Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 3rd!
This has been a club tradition for over 30 years. Bring out your Pinewood Derby winner from your scouting days or build a new one. Plenty of good fun and competition to be had.
Kids are welcome and encouraged to attend. This is a very family friendly event.
We will be serving complimentary German food and beverages are available for purchase. The food is fantastic and save room for dessert!
Date: Tuesday December 3rd, 2024 Location: Deutscher Club in Clark, NJ Time: 6:30 pm
Pinewood Derby Rules: Cars must use official BSA Pinewood Derby wheels and axles. Cars must meet following specifications: – 5 oz maximum – 7″ max length – 2 3/4″ max width – 3/8″ clearance – powdered graphite the only permitted lube.
Pinewood Derby kits are available at most hobby stores that handle Cub Scout supplies. You can make your own entry, or you can let your kids help. This is a highly competitive NJ Chapter tradition, with many champ series points at stake. Make an entry, or come out and watch.
See you there!