New Jersey BMWCCA Banquet Reeves-Reed Arboretum Saturday Evening, 10 March 2018 The NJ Chapter of the BMWCCA will be hosting our Winter Social at the historic Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, NJ on Saturday, 10 March 2018, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. This year we are trying a new approach on our traditional “Banquet” format, and we are inviting you to join us for a fun evening of art, wine, cheese, and hors d’oeuvres. With the registration this year, each person will receive one drink ticket and during the event additional drink tickets can be purchased for $5 each. In addition to the charcuterie, there will be plenty of hors d’oeuvres followed by three items to satisfy your sweet tooth (dessert should available by 7 PM). To accompany the art theme of the venue, we also are hoping to display a few special cars near the main building (weather permitting). In case any of you would like to arrive early to show off one of your garage queens, please contact Vic Jr. in advance to reserve a spot: email@example.com. Note space is extremely limited (up to ~ 4-5 cars). In addition to the beautiful grounds, the venue is located less than a mile from the center of town, which offers a variety of great restaurants in case you would like to continue socializing (and possibly have supper as well). This will be the kick-off to another exciting year of chapter events, with the VDC tour scheduled for 24-March and even the NY Auto Show opening on the 30th. Don’t forget, besides a great opportunity to socialize after a long winter, we will be announcing the results of the 2017 Champ Series and awarding the trophy to the winner. Information for this special evening also will be appearing in the Chapter Newsletter, but we hope you’ve already marked your calendars to join us! Registration currently is open and is $50 for singles and $90 per couple. Advanced registration is preferred, and can be accessed from the following link: Event Ticket Store All chapter members and spouses/guests are encouraged to attend. For more information on the Reeves-Reed Arboretum, including photos and history of this amazing venue, please go to https://www.reeves-reedarboretum.org/
6th Annual BMW Vehicle Distribution Center (VDC) Tour
and BMW CCA Foundation Fundraiser
Sponsored by BMW of Bridgewater6th Annual BMW Vehicle Distribution Center (VDC) Charity Tour sponsored by BMW of Bridgewater NJ BMW CCA March 24, 2018 - 8am-1pm Background: The BMW VDC is the point of entry for BMWs’, Mini’s, and Rolls Royce’s into the United States. BMW currently has four VDCs in the United States. The New Jersey VDC processes approximately 85,000 cars per year and supports 8 states. The West Coast VDC in Port Hueneme, California receives cars for the West Coast, Baltimore VDC receives cars destined to the Midwest and the Virginia, Maryland dealers, and Brunswick, Georgia VDC receives cars destined for the southern United States. BMW recently expanded its vehicle distribution network to southeastern Texas to better serve the 45 BMW and MINI dealers within four states (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas) that make up a part of the Southern Region. The New Jersey VDC processes an average of 300 cars per day including new and European Delivery BMWs, Minis, and Rolls-Royces, which arrive from Austria, Germany, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Agenda: 8:00 am - Event Registration and Breakfast 9:00 am – Tour of the VDC Facility and Break out session 12:00 pm- Lunch 12:15 pm - Guest Speaker and Raffles 1:00 pm – Event ends What to expect? You will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the facility. Several VDC staff members will walk us through the entire process once a vehicle enters the port and the different stages and quality checks before a vehicle is ready for delivery. In addition, we will hold a silent auction and all proceeds will be donated to the BMW CCA Foundation This event is limited to current BMW CCA members only! Members can pre-register for this event beginning at 9am EST on February 5, 2018. We are limiting this event to 100 members (Must show valid member ID at check-in at the VDC). If you wish to bring a family member, you must register that person as an associate member on the national BMW CCA website and bring proof of membership. No children under 12 are permitted. Absolutely no cameras or videos (including smart phones, GoPros, mini-camcorders,…etc.) Cost: $25 donation ($10 for associate members between 12 and 15 years of age) to the BMW CCA Foundation’s Teen Street Survival program to be collected during registration on MotorsportsReg. Register here. Cancellations: Must cancel 2 weeks prior to the event for a full refund.