• ///M Madness in Peoria, IL – June 17th May 23, 2017

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    Please reserve your spot and join us as we celebrate the most powerful letter in the alphabet once again.

    Your hosts, BMW of Peoria and the Illini Chapter of BMW Car Club of America, invite you to show your ///M or come see the gathering of M cars at our annual gathering of the most powerful cars BMW has to offer!

    ///M cars are the pinnacle of the series with the best brakes, suspension and of course the most powerful engines. Come see what ///M is all about and see some of the areas best examples of new and old, all gathered together in one spot.

    Free lunch, soft drinks and water will be provided.

    You are welcome to join us on a short scenic drive afterwards with overlooks of the Upper Lake portion of the Illinois River as we head to Bernadi’s Pub of nearby Dunlap for some pub fare, a cold drink or two and some great conversation with fellow ///M owners.

    When: June 17th, 9:30 am till 1:30 pm.
    Where: BMW of Peoria, IL 1720 W Pioneer Pkwy
    Why: Because ///M and some dealership provided free lunch and drinks on site as well as door prizes. Fun.
    RSVP: to [email protected] to save a spot for your ///M or just to attend so we can arrange parking and food. Please include your M’s year, E F or G code and color.
    Rain or Shine Event: But it wouldn’t dare rain, would it?

  • 2016 Street Survival School a Huge Success January 8, 2017

    The 2016 numbers are in and once again, the St. Louis BMWCCA Chapter proves to be a giant success. Our Chapter in partnership with the St. Louis Chapter of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) graduated a total of 176 held at the Family Arena in St. Charles throughout the summer. Our Chapter and the SCCA conduct courses and classroom instruction established by The Tire Rack across the country and here at the parking area of the Family Arena in St. Charles. In a large, paved open area instructors put students through practical applications they will most likely encounter on the street that is not taught in Driver’s Education; wet braking, wet skidding sudden lane changes, backing and parking to name a few. Students are paired with an individual instructor for one-on-one coaching in the student’s own daily-driver vehicle. This is not a performance driving course, but a safety and “Street Survival” exercise.

    Requirements for the Street Survival course are young drivers within the ages of 15 to 21, possess at a minimum a learner’s permit and have completed at least half of the 40-hour practical driving requirement required by the state of Missouri. www.streetsurvival.org

  • What’s New in Cars & Coffee for 2017 December 1, 2016

    The April through October Cars & Coffee at the Westport Plaza proved once again to be a great success. The baton was passed from our own ML Hillard who brought it to St. Louis to Ben Schroeder, an enthusiastic, energetic and dedicated car guy! Westport Plaza is the second home for this particular event as it quickly outgrew the original location at Manchester and Rock Hill Road. Literally hundreds of cars and people turn out every third Saturday of the month, April through October to look and visit. For us it’s a mini reunion as we see people we don’t normally see other than at this event. Go to YouTube and type in St. Louis Cars & Coffee and you’ll find several postings – look closely to find you and your car! Come join us just for fun in 2017!

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