Windy City BMW shares pictures of the BMW CCA Foundation at OFest Forever

Windy City BMW member, Larry Schettel, and Foundation Ambassador, takes lots of pictures at all the events he goes to. For as long as we can remember, Larry features pictures of the sponsors at OFest Forever in the Windy City BMW Breeze newsletter. Larry, thank you for including the Foundation in the January 2022 issue. …

GENESIS Closing & Founders’ Garden Dedication Video

Check out this short video from the GENESIS exhibit closing, the dedication of our new Founders’ Garden, and the announcement of a new Museum name – The Ultimate Driving Museum.

The Great Race Video

Check out this video of The Great Race cars that visited the BMW CCA Foundation Museum this year!

Watch the Hagerty podcast about the BMW Z3 Roadster and Coupe

Eric Weiner from Hagerty interviews Kenn Sparks, Rob Mitchell, and Jackie Jouret. They are discussing the history of the BMW Z3 and how it was produced. There is a nice plug to the BMW CCA Foundation Museum and the BMW Z Car exhibit! Building and Promoting the BMW Z Roadsters and Coupes  

The Founders’ Garden gets a new statue

BMW Manufacturing’s Scholar Program apprentices built us a unique statue for our Founders’ Garden. Gadrian Zayas (center) is the Scholar Program Supervisor at BMW MC. Dorian Thomas (left) and Jason Perry (right) were the lead apprentices on this project. After several weeks of planning and manufacturing, they presented us with a one-of-a-kind statue that will …

Cars and Coffee Event – Pictures by Larry Schettel

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GENESIS Exhibit Closing Friday event – pictures by Larry Schettel

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Work on the Founders Garden has Started

Phase 1 of our Founders Garden is underway. Launching in May, this will be a memorial garden with beautiful trees, bushes, flowers, benches, walking paths, and engraved bricks. So far, our dry river bed and a car display area have been installed. Click on any picture to make it larger for viewing.

BMMR visited PASSION: 50 Years of BMW Cars and Community closing

In January 2020, the Foundation Museum was closing the PASSION 50 Years of BMW Cars and Community exhibit. The Museum was packed with visitors who wanted to see the exhibit one last time. The guys from BMMR stopped by to be part of the experience. They recorded some footage of the exhibit and the rides …

Shoot The Car Chronicle Event

On Friday, February 19, the Foundation Museum held a unique event for a small group of people. It was called “Shoot the Car”. We brought in Ben Howard, an experienced photographer with a long career at capturing the moment, to provide pointers on how you can take better pictures of cars (and motorcycles). Fourteen club …