• BMW CCA Foundation

    Museum Item of the Week

    Uncategorizedon April 9th, 2014Comments Off

    IMG_1473Item of the Week: This coming weekend is the Tudor United Sports Car Championship race at Long Beach.  To wish our BMW friends good luck, here is a print by Roger Warrick showing the one-two finish of the BMW RLL Z4 GTE from 2013.  This print is signed by Dirk Muller, Maxime Martin, and Bill Auberlen.

    We will be pulling for our BMW friends at BMW Team RLL and Turner Motorsports in the Z4s. Go BMW!

    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.

    BMW CCA Foundation featured in the BMW Clubs World Magazine

    Uncategorizedon March 11th, 2014Comments Off

    In the latest copy of BMW Clubs World Magazine (published by the BMW International Council of Clubs), is an article featuring the BMW CCA Foundation receiving the Club of the Year award. See the link below for the issue.

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    Museum Item of the Week

    Uncategorizedon February 19th, 2014Comments Off
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    If you are a BMW Art Car fan, this is a really neat book to have in your collection. It is called Mes Pop Cars by Herve Poulain. It isn’t just about BMW Art Cars, but all “Art Cars” done by various manufacturers. The do…wnside to this book, it is in French. However, what is cool is this shows lots of pictures of the first four BMW Art Cars – the artists, the design of the cars, and best of all – pictures from the cars actually racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. These racing pictures are rarely seen of the cars. Most of the time you might see one or two with the artist and then a beautiful static shot of the car in a museum.

    Did you know Alexander Calder designed some helmets for the drivers of the CSL? Did you know Andy Warhol almost painted a 320i turbo instead of the M1? We have included a picture of the two cars he might have done before he put his paint brush on the M1. Not sure who created the helmet with all the BMW Art Car liveries, but it is very cool. Also, look at the Andy Warhol M1 in the race – look how white the front spoiler looks after going through the race. So many great pictures of the first four cars that we normally don’t get to see.

    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 7,400 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 MoreIMG_1411IMG_1410IMG_1408IMG_1412

    Museum Item of the Week

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    IMG_1222IMG_1223The first ever BMW CCA Chronograph Watch. One of our Board Members bought #500, had it specially engraved for the Foundation and donated it to the Archives at the last Board meeting. Thank you very much! The last ever w…atch in this series will remain in our 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 7,400 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

    Museum Item of the Week

    Uncategorizedon January 29th, 2014Comments Off
       IMG_3087IMG_3086IMG_3090IMG_3089Item of the Week: OK, so this is a week over due. To celebrate the Rolex 24 Hour race, we have this great mural that was donated by BMW NA. Back in 1997, BMW and PTG won their class in the E36 M3 GT3. This mural has several pictures from… the race and victory lane celebration. This once hung in the cafeteria of the Woodcliff Lakes, NJ headquarters. We would like to thank BMW NA for donating this piece to the Foundation.

    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 7,400 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.

    Capital Campaign passes $1MM raised

    Uncategorizedon January 27th, 2014Comments Off

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    read more about it here:

    http://browndigital.bpc.com/publication/?i=192692

    Museum Item of the Week

    Uncategorizedon January 8th, 2014Comments Off
    Our friends at the BMW PerforIMG_1082_982x749mance Center recently remodeled their facility. When we heard they were removing a lot of the pictures and murals hanging on the walls, we jumped at the opportunity to rescue them for the Archives. This was perfect timing because we were in the process of painting and fixing up our new building before we moved in. Since we are now next door to the PC, it was easy for us to pick up all the cool stuff.

    This is showing of the BMW F800GS motorcycle. Yes, if you didn’t know it, the PC does also offer motorcycle training classes besides their driving school classes and new car deliveries.

    We would like to thank our friends at the PC for allowing us to collect all the cool pictures and murals you had. We will proudly display this in our new building.

    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 7,400 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.

    BMW CCA Foundation Exceeds $1,000,000 Fund-Raising Goal For 2013!

    Uncategorizedon January 7th, 2014Comments Off

     

    Foundation Board and Staff

    Foundation Board and Staff

    The BMW CCA Foundation is pleased to announce that it raised $1,060,000 in the first year of the $7,000,000 Capital Campaign. Through the generosity of our chapters and their members, $246,000 was raised via the Challenge Grant. With the matching funds, the Challenge Grant contributed more than $492,000 to the Capital Campaign.

    Exceeding the $1,000,000 goal is a tremendous achievement by the BMW CCA and the Foundation. The strength of the first year will allow the Foundation to fund an aggressive goal to grow the Street Survival program in 2014. Also, with the new facility next to the BMW Performance Center, the Foundation looks forward to becoming an enjoyable destination for BMW CCA members and BMW enthusiasts visiting South Carolina.

    The Foundation Board and the BMW CCA Board would like to thank all of those who contributed their time, money, and support to the Capital Campaign in 2013. Working together, we look forward to a successful 2014!

    The Foundation has a new home!

    Uncategorizedon November 22nd, 2013Comments Off

    It has been one month since the Foundation moved into our new 15,000 square foot building next door to the BMW Performance Center.  We are excited to be here.  Many people volunteered to help us move and get set up.  Many more have stopped by to visit our new home.

    We are located at 190 Manatee Court, Greer, South Carolina 29651.  We are just off I-85 and Highway 101 across from the BMW Manufacturing and next door to the BMW Performance Center.  If you are traveling through this area, please be sure to stop by for a visit.  It is well worth your time.

    BMW CCA Foundation Wins Club Of The Year Award

    Uncategorizedon November 8th, 2013Comments Off

    Members of the BMW CCA Foundation Board attending the inaugural meeting at the Foundation’s new building received an unexpected surprise. Bruce Hazard, president of the BMW CCA, announced that the BMW Clubs International Council has chosen the Foundation as the winner of the 2013 Club of the Year Award at its recent meeting in Slovenia.

    Ian Branston, who recently stepped down as chairman of the International Council after ten years in that office, was on hand to make the presentation to the BMW CCA Foundation Board president, Leo Newland. In congratulating the Board, Branston—now a resident of Greenville, South Carolina noted that while other International Council awards recognize the efforts of individuals or couples, the Club of the Year Award—now in its second year—recognizes the collective efforts of many people.

    In this case, the BMW CCA Foundation has been recognized for its program of preserving and archiving the history of BMW and in particular the exceptional efforts in delivering the Tire Rack Street Survival training to teenagers across the country.