by NJ BMW CCA
There’s going to be a big BMW party in South Jersey this September (21st to 27th) and we’re expecting over a thousand participants over the 7 day event! BMWCCA’s Oktoberfest 2015 is going to be a week-long celebration of everything BMW!
There will be something for everybody at Oktoberfest, from car shows to road rallies, autocross, driver schools, and great evening parties! The host hotel is Seaview Resort in Absecon and the CCA will be using both tracks at New Jersey Motorsports Park for 4 days! We’ve listed some of the highlights below, but you can find the full schedule at http://ofest.bmwcca.org/schedule. There’s no way to understand what O’fest is really about without seeing the schedule, so please take a look!
We’re really excited that the week will feature a huge presence from BMW NA and other sponsors. BMW will bring a bunch of their historic race cars and offer laps around NJMP’s tracks in exchange for a charitable contribution to the BMWCCA Foundation. Charity lap drivers will include Brian Redman and Bill Auberlen, so maybe you can pick up some hot tips during your lap and then see how you do by participating in a driver school on the same track!
Brian and Bill will also be on hand Friday night at the closing banquet, which will be at Resorts International in Atlantic City. They’ll talk about racing BMW’s then and now. If you’ve ever heard either of them speak, you know it will be a very entertaining evening of tall tales and funny stories!
Things kick off on Monday the 21st with a charity golf outing at Seaview. Hole in one prizes include a two year lease on a new X5 and a fabulous BMW i8! Proceeds go to the BMWCCA Foundation, and each participant gets a goody bag of great stuff and a $1,000 certificate good for a discount on your next BMW! For more information go to http://ofest.bmwcca.org/events/foundationgolf.
Tuesday features a Concours d’Elegance on the front lawn at Seaview. As the week progresses, you’ll have a chance to attend informative seminars and participate in autocross, rallies, gymkhana, driver schools, and more. The Seaview Resort will be hopping every night with car talk and great times!
Although we hope you stay the whole week to enjoy everything O’fest has to offer, we understand if you can only spend a few days at the event. You’ll be happy to know that there are ala carte pricing options, so you can pick which events you want to attend! There is a basic registration fee, but once you’ve paid it you can attend all of the free events and pick which of the extra cost ones you want! Where you decide to stay will depend on which events you want to be close to. Seaview Resort and the surrounding area in Absecon and Atlantic City will attract the social set and the folks who concentrate on autocross, and many of the track junkies who just want to drive on a racetrack are staying in the Millville area.
You can look at the full schedule and cost information and register at http://ofest.bmwcca.org/. Come down for a couple of days or the whole week, but make sure you register to join in the fun! Over 500 people have already registered, so don’t miss out! Space is limited for some events so don’t delay – see you in September at Oktoberfest 2015!