5th Annual BMW Vehicle Distribution Center (VDC) Charity Tour
We are happy to announce that the NJ Chapter tour of BMW’s Vehicle Distribution Center (VDC) in Jersey City has been confirmed for Saturday, April 22. We are very happy to be able to offer once again this unique opportunity to our members with the support of BMW of North Americaand the VDC staff.
This event is sponsored by our friends from BMW of Bridgewater!
The registration is now open on Motorsportreg. Please do register at your earliest convenience as attendance is limited and slots fill out fast for this very popular event!!
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.
8:00 am – Event Registration
9:00 am – Tour Begins
12:00 pm- Lunch will be served at the VDC location (provided by Bridgewater BMW)
12:30 pm – Guest Speaker and Silent Auction
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 March 22, 2017. 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.)
Note: We will have a waiting list so if you are signed up and cannot make the event for any reason please notify event coordinator Paul Ngai at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately prior to the event so we can give your spot another member.
Cost: $20 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 at the door. Credit cards, cash, checks will be accepted. If you wish to write a check, please address to ‘BMW CCA Foundation, Inc.’.