Articles

  • Eric’s Day at the BMW Performance Driving School By Eric Johnson The BMWCCA, working together with the BMW Performance Driving School in Greer, South Carolina, came up with a special day for Club members only.  BMWCCA picked up the tab for about 20 people from various chapters to participate in a one-day special M School of sorts.  I was the lucky fellow that had ...
  • Neil Westfall’s 2017 State of the Brand Address at Autohaus BMW On Tuesday, October 3 Autohaus BMW hosted our monthly meeting in their showroom. The special occasion was Neil Westfall’s annual State of the Brand address. Autohaus made several cars available for test driving before we all enjoyed pizza, wings and beer. Neil is pretty much a walking encyclopedia when it comes to BMW as a company ...
  • Someone is Looking Out For Me Someone’s keeping me out of trouble! Seriously. Real recently I drove up next to a Nissan GTR while behind the wheel of the family workhorse, a Toyota Sienna minivan which isn’t all that mini. Had I driven up next to that car in our Corvette, I might have gotten myself in trouble with a capital ...
  • President’s Corner – Fall 2017 It’s been a fast eight months, topped off by an extremely hot couple of weeks. The weather is now moderating, which should provide for a beautiful fall. Your board has been busy planning driving tours, tech events, karting events and our Capstone activity, Tire Rack’s Street Survival School. This past July, our club along with the ...
  • First Time TRSSS Instructing is a Blast! First Timer Tom Malone Recently Instructed at Street Survival – and LOVED it! Here’s his story. I was actually a bit nervous to volunteer as an instructor for the Street Survival School back in July at Family Arena in St. Charles. Although I’ve gone two decades without an accident, don’t tailgate, and don’t cut people off in ...
  • President’s Corner – Summer 2017 President’s Corner – Summer 2017 It’s been a fast eight months, topped off by an extremely hot couple of weeks and now the weather is moderating which should provide for a beautiful fall. Your board has been busy planning driving tours, tech events, karting events and our Capstone activity, Tire Rack’s Street Survival School. This past July, ...
  • High Speed Skill-Building Behind the Wheel Performance Driving Schools – by Bob Marsh If you’re like me you have lots of things you like spending your money on like maybe your hobby, a boat, maybe your house and of course your nice car!  But if you’re also like me, cooking brakes and burning tires is not something I enjoy with my own ...
  • Invite Others to Join the Fun Calling All Members!! How often have you stopped for gas and seen another BMW at another pump or pulled into the grocery store parking lot only to drive by an awesome coupe that catches your eye?  I’ll bet it’s rather often. The Chapter has for the asking, cards for precisely this purpose; to place on the windshield ...
  • BMW Roundel/Emblem History Did You Know? There are many stories about the BMW roundel/emblem that have circulated over the years. I always understood the Roundel was a symbol of an airplane propeller since BMW got its start in the aircraft industry building engines and then branched out to motorcycles. In 1916 the Bavarian Aircraft Works was established (they were ...
  • St. Louis Chapter Member Showcase – Jason Kaus Jason is an active member of our Chapter and is a newly elected board member, and has participated in most every event hosted by the chapter. His outgoing personality and friendly smile makes him a great ambassador for our Chapter – get to know Jason! Ed – Jason, tell me about your immediate family. How long ...