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Friday, August 22

Monthly Business Meeting
host: the Morins


Sunday, Sept. 7

The 41st Annual
Humpa Picnic

J.B. Williams Park,
Glastonbury, CT

host: Barbara Bisset


Friday, Sept. 26

Monthly Business Meeting
host: Amilcar Vargas


Friday, Oct. 3

Fall ½ day Driver’s School

Lime Rock Park
Lakeville, CT

host: Peter Rossato


Saturday, Oct. 11

Fall Tour & Wine Tasting

starting @ Enfield Square Mall,
Enfield, CT

host: Sheila Morin

the details

2013 Wine Tasting Recap
with photo gallery

 

 

Haunted Fall Picnic

2013 Pics & Review!

 

 

DZ cover image.

Read May / June online.

 

BMW concept M4 at Festorics in California!

BMW NA Meeting Photos NJ Chapter 2013



1964 BMW Hurrican Prototype

1964 BMW Hurrican Prototype

 

For a complete listing of all planned CVC events, details as they are developed and links to event-specific pages, visit our Events and Calendar pages.

If you have ideas for an event, contact Lance Johnson at LJohnson@ctvalley.org

If you would like to attend an event for the first time, contact the event coordinator at the listed phone number or email on the event page.

Gear Up!

CVC Logo Wear
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Land’s End

Where the best dressed Connecticut Valley Chapter Members shop!

Area BMW Dealer Discounts


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use our new URL: bmwccacvc.org

CVC

Celebrating 41 Years of Camaraderie
and 25 Years of Driver’s Schools!

 

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The Connecticut Valley Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America serves more than 2,200 members in Connecticut and western Massachusetts, as well as CCA members from all over the northeast who have joined our chapter.

Getting a little air...A host of BMW-related activities and special events ranging from driving schools and tours to rallies, picnics, dinner parties and tech sessions are provided for our members and guests.

Here you will find information on those events and other topics of interest to the BMW-loving community.

Our business meetings are held monthly and are open to all members (call ahead to let us know you’re coming).

Chapter members receive our bi-monthly publication, Die Zeitung, or DZ, with timely articles about coming events and other information of interest to members.

If you would like more information on CVC activities, e-mail the event organizer or any of our board members.



John W. Bisset.In Memory Of

John W. Bisset

1937 - 2014

It is with sadness we deliver this message. Yesterday we received word that John Bisset passed away Monday night. John was in the BMW CCA from very early on and was one of the founding fathers of the Connecticut Valley Chapter. John has been on the Chapter’s board for near all of it’s 40+ years, and has held about every position from Member-at-Large all the way to President. At one point, in the lean early years, he and Marsh Wilson even loaned the Chapter money to keep it afloat. John was proud to have been included among those members from the First 5000 who participated in the Oktoberfest Anniversary a few years ago. As we understand, he was also a 55-year member in the SCCA.

As most of you know, John has suffered from Alzheimer’s for several years and it has been a real struggle just to get through day-to-day living. Please keep Barbara, her sons and all their family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

If you wish to send any condolences to Barbara, or Jonathan, who has now taken over Performance Automotive from his parents, their contact information is as follows:

Barbara Bisset, 1696 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury CT 06033-3300 e-mail: jbbb@cox.net

Jonathan Bisset, e-mail: jeb@pai.necoxmail.com

With warm thoughts for John and the Bisset Family,
BMW CCA - Connecticut Valley Chapter

 

A creative video capturing the highlights of the E32 735i and 750iL used in the 1989 movie Speed Zone. This compilation of shots is set to period correct music which was originally used in Scarface. Speed Zone is the 3rd Cannonball Run starring John Candy and Eugene Levy. Quite rare to see a E32 put through such extensive stunt driving.

– Adrian Pasternak

 

A documentary on the M635csi starring race car driver Nelson Piquet. It is a Dutch production, though Nelson speaks English while he is demonstrating what this E24 can do. Exceptional shots showing the features and dynamics of this classic automobile. Filmed during 1984-1985.

– Adrian Pasternak

 

BMW Love Story


BMW Love Story, a film made about BMW passion from 1978. The main character is tired of his ordinary car and discovers his answer to a real car lies in Munich. He discovers all sorts of interesting scenery, BMWs and challenges along the way. In addition to falling in love with his newly acquired E21 323i, he finds love elsewhere thanks to driving The Ultimate Driving Machine. He later spreads his word to his mates back home in the US. Amazing scenery, driving and an array of BMWs from the 30s to 1978 are featured. I highly recommend, though lengthy.

– Adrian Pasternak

Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again.

© 2006 WMG
Never Let Me Down Again (Remastered Video)

A bit of BMW Isetta fame!
I came across this 1987 Depeche Mode video featuring a `56-`62 BMW Isetta 300. You can see the car being used from 1:01-3:00. Beautiful scenery and footage of the features of the Isetta.

– Adrian Pasternak

 


Some Things Never Change

Monthly Business Meetings. All CVC members are invited and encouraged to participate in Chapter operations, hence, the monthly business meetings are open to all members. They are held once each month, on a Friday (unless otherwise noted), and start at 7:00 p.m.

The location changes - depending on which Board member is the host that month. Please click the link for dates and locations and contact the host to let them know you will be attending and get directions. (knowing this ensures that we have enough food and drink).

Redfive!CVC member Justin Kababik runs Redfive Motorsport out of Plainville. This car is his 5er, which he raced in the celebrated One Lap of America!
Official Final Class Results:
Position
5 Car No. 49 Class Vintage Foreign Team Redfive Racing 1989 BMW 535i Justin Kababik - Plainville CT USA G. Baer Connard - Reading USA Cumulative Time 1000:32.346 Class Points 210

Click for Tim Healey's report

    Check out Tim Healey’s report from The Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix!



This guy and his wife were out for a Sunday drive in their 1938 BMW 328 and saw our event sign at the park entrance. Birds of a feather: Glas 1600 Roadster next to its descendent, a BMW 1600 GT. Nobody came back from a Farmobil ride without a smile on their face! A classic CVC photo from way back. Beautiful CS Coupe that joined us from Old Lyme. Wonderful friendships are made at the Humpa. A scene from Humpa 2011. CVC Member Steve Sicklick, Best In Show at Show n Shine 2011 – 1988 M3! CVC Member jerri Wiley got 1st place with this pic at Ofest 09! A scene from drivers school. A club member enjoying a day at Lime Rock Park. Teens learn the ropes in our Street Survival course. Quite a few members find our Karting sessions rather invigorating. Numbers! We like numbers. Join Us!

This guy and his wife were out for a Sunday drive in their 1938 BMW 328 and saw our event sign at the park entrance. See the full story.


Birds of a feather: Glas 1600 Roadster next to its descendent, a BMW 1600 GT. See the full story.


Nobody came back from a Farmobil ride without a smile on their face! See the full story.


A classic CVC photo from way back when.


Beautiful CS Coupe that joined us from Old Lyme.


Wonderful friendships are made at the Humpa.


A scene from Humpa 38 in 2011. See the full story.


CVC Member Steve Sicklick, Best In Show at Show n Shine 2011 – 1988 M3! See the full story.


CVC Member jerri Wiley got 1st place with this pic at Ofest ’09!


A scene from driver’s school.


A club member enjoying a day at Lime Rock Park.


Teens learn the ropes in our Street Survival course.


Quite a few members find our Karting sessions rather invigorating.


Numbers! We like numbers.


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