Calendar

Jul
6
Mon
July Board Meeting @ Buster's Texas-Style Barbecue
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Board Meeting DinnerJoin your Board of Directors in our monthly meeting to discuss club operations.

All BMW CCA members are welcome. The Board of Directors will conduct the meeting in a professional, orderly manner with firm time limits… but we’re notoriously prone to sidebars and rambling discussions when fun stuff comes up in the course of the meeting.

If you plan to attend, please let us know by registering on MotorsportReg. Thanks!

 

Jul
10
Fri
Portland Vintage Racing Festival @ Portland Int'l Raceway
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day
Portland Vintage Racing FestivalUPDATE: What once was the charity autocross has become a Jaguar autocross. We won’t be allowed to run our cars on the course, but we can test drive theirs free of charge.

Formerly known as the Portland Historic Races, the Portland Vintage Racing Festival is one of the oldest and longest-running vintage races in the United States, regularly drawing 250 or more competitors from the West Coast and Canada. This 3-day event, organized by the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), gives you an opportunity to see a number of great historic and prestigious cars out on the track and up close and personal. With full access to the paddock area you can check out all of the race cars, as well as get a chance to talk to the drivers and crew members.

Festivities will start Friday and go through Sunday, with Saturday night offering extra entertainment with dinner at the track, music by Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, and a fireworks display! There will also be a number of other car corrals present with many unique vehicles to check out, charity autocross in the infield, featured car display — the Pontiac Trans Am, and an opportunity to drive your car on the track in the “Last Lap” tour of Portland International Raceway.

The BMW CCA Oregon Chapter Special Interest Group (SIG) will be hosting this year’s car corral and welcomes all BMWs, vintage or not, to come join us for a fun weekend at the track. As part of the CCA corral, you’ll have a chance to show off your car in the infield among many other German automobiles, be catered a delicious BBQ lunch on both Saturday and Sunday right after the parade laps, and so much more!

With so much happening this weekend, you don’t want to miss this year’s SIGnature event!

This year tickets must be purchased through event ticket seller Ticket Tomato. It is $45 + $3.53 in fees for a 3-day package for one vehicle and two people, which includes a car corral pass in the PIR infield. Only this package includes the Corral Pass.

 

A few tips for completing the registration process are below and you can purchase your tickets here.

If you have any questions about the event or if you’re having difficulties with getting tickets, please contact Mark Koepping.

  • Add 1 to cart (for 1 car, two people)
  • Registration may be necessary if you haven’t used Ticket Tomato before.
  • Before clicking checkout write “BMW CCA Club” in the car club field. Very Important!
  • Ticket and Corral Pass are printed together. Cut off the Corral Pass and place on your dash.

 

On the day of the event.

  • From Broadacres Road, follow Car Corral signs through Turn 8 Gate at the NW side.
  • The track goes hot at 8:30 AM. Openings are every 20 minutes throughout the day. Please be in place no later than 10 AM.
  • Look for our official signage and logo: BMW CCA Oregon Chapter Car Corral.
  • Sign up for the parade lap at noon as early as possible on Saturday and Sunday. You must sign a waiver and wear a wristband.
  • The BBQ will be between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM.

 

Vintage racing in full force:

Jul
16
Thu
Taming the Turns Take Two @ Portland International Raceway
Jul 16 @ 6:30 am – 4:00 pm

Hooked on DrivingA full HPDE event at PIR in the HOD 3 run group format. This will be a fun event with sound limits at 103 dB afer 9 AM and plenty of track time for all. A great opportunity to learn to tame those turns, practice your skills, and we buy your lunch. This is a fully coached HPDE event with groups from Beginner to Advanced. Come out and have a great time sharing the track with like minded individuals.

Refer a friend for the first time to an HOD event and get a $40 discount on your future registration…HOD will have a full selection of rental helmets available at the track for $25.

Gates open around 6:30 AM
Drivers meeting about 8:00 AM
First car out at 8:30 AM (90 dB until 9 AM)
Lunch from 12 to 12:45 PM
Last car off at 4 PM

Expect an email with general information about a week prior to the event. Two or three days before the event you will get a run group schedule and last minute updates.

Registration Fee: $295.00

GROUP A – Beginner
GROUP B – Intermediate
GROUP C – Advanced

PIR Detailed Map

Jul
18
Sat
5erWest
Jul 18 all-day
Jul
19
Sun
Oregon International Air Show @ Hillsboro Airport
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Oregon International Air ShowThe organizers of the Oregon International Air Show have given the BMW CCA Oregon Chapter a special discounted ticket price of $15 per person (12 years or older) for the Sunday showing. There is, however, still a $2.57 service charge that is added to all tickets regardless. The final ticket price is $17.57.

Register for the event on MotorsportsReg, then we will send you the promotional code which can be used on the Air Show’s website.

Here’s a little info about the ticket process from the organizers:
“It is OK if the car owner wants to bring guests in their car with them, but they will each need a ticket. In order to get the discount you need to go to the bottom of the page first before entering the number of tickets. You will see a spot to enter a promotional code. After entering the code, go back up to the general admission tickets and enter the number of tickets desired. Kids are free, so if a member is bringing a kid under 12, they should “purchase” a free child’s ticket. Remember, put the code in at the bottom first or it will reset the number of tickets to zero and then you have to enter them again.”

Prior to the event, we’ll send an email out to all those registered informing them of the meeting location where we’ll group up then roll onto the tarmac together to our special parking spot near the Blue Angels. This is an active airport, and TSA will be at the gates to inspect your car and check for liquids. Please make sure your car is clean of liquids, weapons, fireworks, etc. Food and beverages will be available for purchase on the air show grounds.

Register today! More info on the Air Show can be found here.

Oregon International Air Show

Jul
25
Sat
Pat’s Acres Karting @ Pat's Acres
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

 

Jul
31
Fri
Leaping Up the Ridge – Friday @ The Ridge Motorsports Park
Jul 31 @ 6:30 am – 5:30 pm

Hooked on DrivingThis is a two day event but you can register for one or both days. We will be serving registered participants lunch. We will also provide you the opportunity to purchase additional lunches for your guests. We will have a Friday night BBQ paddock party with various activities that you can participate in. Your Friday registration includes the BBQ.

Join us Thursday evening for early check-in and no-host dinner around 7 PM if you are staying in town. Look for event information about a week before the date in your email box.  This will be followed by a detailed schedule and information updates about 2-3 days before the event.

Gates open around 6:30 AM
Drivers meeting about 8:00 AM
First car out at 8:30 AM
Lunch from 12 to 1:00 PM
Last car off at 5:30 PM

Registration Fee: $335

GROUP A – Beginner
GROUP B – Intermediate
GROUP C – Advanced Pointby
GROUP D – Advanced Open Passing

Aug
1
Sat
Leaping Up the Ridge – Saturday @ The Ridge Motorsports Park
Aug 1 @ 6:30 am – 5:30 pm

Hooked on DrivingThis is a two day event but you can register for one or both days. We will be serving registered participants lunch. We will also provide you the opportunity to purchase additional lunches for your guests. We will have a Friday night BBQ paddock party with various activities that you can participate in. Your Friday registration includes the BBQ.

Join us Thursday evening for early check-in and no-host dinner around 7 PM if you are staying in town. Look for event information about a week before the date in your email box.  This will be followed by a detailed schedule and information updates about 2-3 days before the event.

Gates open around 6:30 AM
Drivers meeting about 8:00 AM
First car out at 8:30 AM
Lunch from 12 to 1:00 PM
Last car off at 5:30 PM

Registration Fee: $335

GROUP A – Beginner
GROUP B – Intermediate
GROUP C – Advanced Pointby
GROUP D – Advanced Open Passing

Aug
3
Mon
August Board Meeting @ The Buffalo Gap
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Board Meeting DinnerJoin your Board of Directors in our monthly meeting to discuss club operations.

All BMW CCA members are welcome. The Board of Directors will conduct the meeting in a professional, orderly manner with firm time limits… but we’re notoriously prone to sidebars and rambling discussions when fun stuff comes up in the course of the meeting.

If you plan to attend, please let us know by registering on MotorsportReg. Thanks!

 

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