• BMW CCA Foundation

    Steve Dinan Joins BMW CCA Foundation Honorary Committee

    Latest Newson July 24th, 2014Comments Off

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    NORTH AMERICA’S PREMIER BMW TUNER STEVE DINAN JOINS BMW CCA

    FOUNDATION HONORARY COMMITTEE FOR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

    Dinan Set to Support $7 Million Campaign for Street Survival® Teen Driver Safety Education
     and the Foundation Library, Archives and Museum

    Greer, SC, July 24, 2014 – The BMW Car Club of America (CCA) Foundation announced today that Steve Dinan, president and  founder of Dinan® Engineering, has joined the Honorary Committee for “The Ultimate Driving Community . . . Building the Foundation” Capital Campaign of the BMW CCA Foundation, a campaign to raise funds for teen driver safety programs and the preservation of BMW history.

    An avid racer and North America’s premier BMW tuner, Dinan joins icons of motorsports Skip Barber, David Hobbs and R.J. Valentine on the Honorary Committee.  The mission of the Honorary Committee is to spread the messages of the Capital Campaign with particular emphasis on supporting educational programs that give back to the automotive community – primarily teaching teens through the Street Survival® program to survive their most dangerous years on the road.  Honorary Committee members help influence and encourage others to endorse the expansion of Street Survival and support the Foundation’s new building and land acquisition.

     “In 1976, I met fellow Honorary Committee member David Hobbs at an IMSA race. He was driving a BMW 320i and won the race, so I bought a 1977 320i and a turbo kit to enhance it. The turbo kit wasn’t great, so I decided to fix it – I’m the kind of person that likes to make things better – that’s how I got into developing and manufacturing high performance products and systems for BMWs,” said Dinan.  “Because I like to improve things, helping educate teens in their own cars to become better and safer drivers is an important platform for me and I look forward to supporting the BMW CCA Foundation’s Capital Campaign.”

    “It is a pleasure to have legendary BMW tuner Steve Dinan join our Honorary Committee,” said Leo Newland, president, BMW CCA Foundation. “With his BMW performance heritage and enthusiasm, Steve is the perfect person to help us drive the Capital Campaign’s objectives to raise $7 million for Street Survival programs and the preservation of BMW history.”

    Street Survival is built upon the premise that safe driving is learned by doing.  With the help of corporate sponsors Tire Rack, Michelin, BMW NA and Enterprise, the BMW CCA Foundation has offered subsidized car control training to teenagers across the United States since 2003. The program is hands-on and is designed to go beyond the typical high school driver’s education course. Street Survival is unique in that it offers students instruction in their own cars so that they learn the limitations of the car they drive daily. With volunteers and support from the BMW CCA, the Sports Car Club of America, the Porsche Club of America, the Corvette Club of America and the Audi Club North America, the BMW CCA Foundation held 101 schools in over 65 locations in 2013.

    To date, the Capital Campaign has raised $1.2 million towards the goal of $7 million. To help support teen driver education, preserve BMW history and contribute to the campaign, visit the BMW CCA Foundation website.

    About BMW Car Club of America Foundation

    The BMW Car Club of America Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of teen driver safety and the preservation of BMW history. Established in 2002 in Greenville, SC with initial capitalization from the BMW Car Club of America, the Foundation focuses on three initiatives to foster educational programs for the automotive community and be a significant repository of BMW information and history:  Street Survival® teen driver safety program; the Library, Archive & Museum Program; and the Conservation and Preservation Program. Through “The Ultimate Driving Community . . . Building the Foundation” Capital Campaign launched in 2013, the Foundation has raised $1.2 million of the $7 million required to support and grow these initiatives that will help save lives and preserve the legacy of BMW’s heritage. 

     

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    Museum Item of the Week

    Uncategorizedon July 16th, 2014Comments Off
    M Technic Steering Wheel Box

    M Technic Steering Wheel Box

    IMG_1924BMW M Technic sport steering wheel. Yes, this is an original, uninstalled M Technic steering wheel in the original box. We acquired this from a large collection of memorabilia in 2012. This item is just too cool …and we had to keep it in the collection. This goes to the E28 M5. The box is showing it’s age, but you don’t see M Technic stuff much anymore. Sorry, it isn’t for sale or trade, don’t even ask. It is staying in the collection.

    To see more items in our Archives and Museum, visit our webpage http://bmwcca.pastperfect-online.com/38856cgi/mweb.exe?request=random

    Currently, we have over 7,600 items listed in our database. With approximately 30,000 more items in our backroom and warehouse, it will take some time to process everything. Once a month, we will upload the database to our website. Watch our Facebook page for more featured items or check the Foundation page monthly

    If you would like to contribute any BMW related item to our collection, please contact us, we would love to talk with you. See More

    LEGENDARY RACE CAR DRIVERS JOIN BMW CCA FOUNDATION HONORARY COMMITTEE FOR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

    Latest Newson July 14th, 2014Comments Off

    $7 Million Campaign Set to Raise Funds for Street Survival® Teen Driver Safety Education and the Foundation Library, Archives and Museum

    Greenville, SC, July 14, 2014 – The BMW Car Club of America (CCA) Foundation announced today that three renowned race car drivers – Skip Barber, David Hobbs and R.J. Valentine – have joined the Honorary Committee for “The Ultimate Driving Community . . . Building the Foundation” Capital Campaign of the BMW CCA Foundation, a campaign to raise funds for teen driver safety programs and the preservation of BMW history.

    As members of the Honorary Committee, Barber, Hobbs and Valentine are sharing their motorsports passion by supporting educational programs that give back to the automotive community – primarily teaching teens through the Street Survival® program to survive their most dangerous years on the road.  Honorary Committee members will help influence and encourage others to endorse the expansion of Street Survival and support the Foundation’s new building and land acquisition.

    “We are thrilled to have these celebrated race car drivers join our Honorary Committee,” said Leo Newland, president, BMW CCA Foundation. “With the support of the Honorary Committee, I am confident we will reach not only our $7 million campaign goal, but also meet the target of doubling the number of Street Survival classes offered over the next five years.”

    Street Survival is built upon the premise that safe driving is learned by doing.  With the help of corporate sponsors Tire Rack, Michelin, BMW NA and Enterprise, the BMW CCA Foundation has offered subsidized car control training to teenagers across the United States since 2003. The program is hands-on and is designed to go beyond the typical high school driver’s education course. Street Survival is unique in that it offers students instruction in their own cars so that they learn the limitations of the car they drive daily. With volunteers and support from the BMW CCA, the Sports Car Club of America, the Porsche Club of America, the Corvette Club of America and the Audi Club North America, the BMW CCA Foundation held 101 schools in over 65 locations in 2013.

    To date, the Capital Campaign has raised $1.3 million towards the goal of $7 million. Stay tuned for campaign updates and profiles of Honorary Committee members. To help support teen driver education, preserve BMW history and contribute to the campaign, visit the BMW CCA Foundation website.

    About BMW Car Club of America Foundation

    The BMW Car Club of America Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of teen driver safety and the preservation of BMW history. Established in 2002 in Greenville, SC with initial capitalization from the BMW Car Club of America, the Foundation focuses on three initiatives to foster educational programs for the automotive community and be a significant repository of BMW information and history:  Street Survival® teen driver safety program; the Library, Archive & Museum Program; and the Conservation and Preservation Program. Through “The Ultimate Driving Community . . . Building the Foundation” Capital Campaign launched in 2013, the Foundation has raised $1.3 million of the $7 million required to support and grow these initiatives that will help save lives and preserve the legacy of BMW’s heritage. 

    Your Amazon.com purchase can benefit the BMW CCA Foundation

    Uncategorizedon June 30th, 2014Comments Off

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    Donate to the BMW CCA Foundation via AmazonSmile

    The BMW CCA Foundation is now part of AmazonSmile!  Whenever you purchase something from Amazon, just click on AmazonSmile and .5% of your purchase will be donated to the Foundation.  Plus, once you select the Foundation as your charity of choice, all future purchases will also benefit the Foundation.  What a great way to support the BMW CCA Foundation!

    To learn more about AmazonSmile, click here http://smile.amazon.com/about/ref=smi_ge_ucl_lm_raas

     

     

    2013 Annual Report released

    Uncategorizedon June 4th, 2014Comments Off

    Museum Item of the Week

    Uncategorizedon May 14th, 2014Comments Off

    2014.7.1“M Flight” The artist of this piece has always been a BMW Motorsport racing fan, so this is where he drew his inspiration for this project. New Year’s Day is a very important holiday in the Japanese culture, and it’s customary to wish your friends and family heartfelt good wishes for a positive and prosperous new year. As an artist of Japanese descent, he is holding onto this tradition by creating this hand-crafted, floating sculpture as a fun BMW memento to celebrate BMW’s rich Motorsport history and to wish all his passionate BMW-enthusiast friends, a happy and prosperous new year.

    The three flying origami cranes represent BMW’s early involvement in aviation, and the three colors reflect the original BMW Motorsport racing colors of the 70s, which eventually became the recognizable Tri-color M logo on all of BMW’s modern high-performance vehicles of today. To complete the sculpture, the artist incorporated the iconic Motorsport roundel logo that BMW race teams wore proudly during competition in the 1970s, as a tribute to the glory days when the mighty 3.5 CSL dominated all the racing circuits in Germany and Europe.

    To see more items in our Archives and Museum, visit our webpage http://bmwcca.pastperfect-online.com/38856cgi/mweb.exe?request=random

    Currently, we have over 7,600 items listed in our database. With approximately 30,000 more items in our backroom and warehouse, it will take some time to process everything. Once a month, we will upload the database to our website. Watch our Facebook page for more featured items or check the Foundation page monthly

    If you would like to contribute any BMW related item to our collection, please contact us, we would love to talk with you.

    2nd Quarterly Newsletter!

    Uncategorizedon May 13th, 2014Comments Off

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    Volunteer Job Opportunity!

    Latest Newson May 7th, 2014Comments Off

    Volunteer Opportunity!

    Are you passionate about teaching teens the skills it takes for surviving on the roads? Are you interested in the preservation of all things BMW? Do you have experience with PR and writing press releases? We need to hear from you!

    The BMW CCA Foundation is looking to complete our dynamic capital campaign Publicity Committee. This is an appointed position and is prestigious within the chapters! Qualified candidates should be ambitious and will participate in bi-monthly conference calls with the committee and will work with press releases.

    Please email wmartin@enthusiastmediagroup.com or call at 206-427-1652.

    Thank you!

    Prepping for an Open House tomorrow

    Uncategorizedon May 1st, 2014Comments Off

    IMG_4474_1000x666 IMG_4476_1000x666 IMG_4479_1000x666 IMG_4482No museum item of the week today because we have been busy getting the warehouse organized for two open house events tomorrow.  We will have visitors from Sharkfest (E24 6 Series) and Schuh Syndikat (E36/8 Z3 M Coupes) stopping by throughout the day to tour the Foundation Library, Archives, and Museum.

    Thank you to three Sandlapper BMW Chapter members for loaning their cars to display in our museum.  Brett Baker’s 1999 Z3 M Coupe, Marcus Schall’s 1988 M6, and Michael Mitchell’s 1989 325is.  We have one more special car arriving later today and possibly two more tomorrow to add to the displays.

    Thank you to Ian Branston and Larry Hall for helping get the warehouse organized.  We appreciate you volunteering here.

    We are looking forward to the open house events tomorrow.  The cars have been cleaned up (lots of pollen in this area). Look for pictures of the open house tomorrow.

    Museum Item of the Week

    Uncategorizedon April 23rd, 2014Comments Off

    IMG_1577IMG_1580Just donated to the Foundation – This 1:18 scale model of the BMW F10 M5 model.  It is a very limited edition customized model showing the Longest Vehicle Drift car.  In 2013, Johan Schwartz drifted a M5 for 51.278 miles at the BMW Performance Center.  Also included in the donation is this signature card created after the record was broken. It is autographed by Johan.

    To see more items in our Archives and Museum, visit our webpage http://bmwcca.pastperfect-online.com/38856cgi/mweb.exe?request=random

    Currently, we have over 7,600 items listed in our database. With approximately 30,000 more items in our backroom and warehouse, it will take some time to process everything. Once a month, we will upload the database to our website. Watch our Facebook page for more featured items or check the Foundation page monthly

    If you would like to contribute any BMW related item to our collection, please contact us, we would love to talk with you.