HVAC Project Moves Forward

If you’ve ever wondered where your money goes when donating to the BMW CCA Foundation, here’s one cool place. We are installing a brand new HVAC system for the Archive and Exhibition area! Thanks to generous donors, we are adding climate control to the exhibition area. This will provide a much more comfortable environment for …

Celebration with Manfred Heller

In the summer of 2018 the BMW CCA Foundation hosted a birthday get together for Kurt Sposta, the project manager that lead the team building Plant Spartanburg.  Kurt invited several of his friends, including one Manfred Heller. Manfred, a longtime friend of Kurt and BMW retiree, was the first executive at BMW that headed up …

Foundation Ambassador Dinner at Oktoberfest 2019

At Oktoberfest 2019, this was the largest gathering of the Foundation Ambassadors at one event. The Foundation wanted to have a welcome dinner for these Ambassadors. For many, this was the first time to see the Foundation Museum as well as meet the Trustees and staff. Lance White and several others got up to talk …

Your Museum cleaned up at the 2019 NAAMY Awards!

The BMW CCA Foundation Museum is a proud member of the National Association of Automobile Museums (NAAM). It’s a great network for automotive museums, and each year, select members of our staff attend a NAAM conference hosted by various automotive museums around the country. Being part of this group, we can enter our museum in …

Letter from the ER…and a grateful father

Our Tire Rack Street Survival sponsors, donors and volunteers know…in their core…that the program saves lives. And it all feels even more vital when we receive letters like the one below, from an Emergency Room physician… who also happens to be the father of five teenage drivers. To all the great folks at Street Survival, …

Get exclusive collectibles, and make your permanent mark at the Museum!

Your BMW CCA Foundation is a small nonprofit, with a big footprint. And we can’t do it without you. So we’re willing to give you some great collectibles when you donate…read on! Last year, good people like you made donations that enabled 2,300 teenagers to be trained in car control and road safety. These full-day …

Road & Track’s Ron Wakefield: My 50 Years with BMW

To those who don’t know me already, I’m an automotive journalist who first became Technical Editor of Road & Track magazine in 1965, then Engineering Editor, then Editor, then European Editor, then a freelancer trying to contribute what I could to R&T and other car mags in other countries. Most recently I was a writer, …

You are needed!

Each year, our donors make it possible for nearly 3,000 teenage drivers – and their families- to benefit from high-level car control training that saves lives. Facilitating 110+ Tire Rack Street Survival clinics from coast to coast every year is hard- and vital- work. And it simply cannot happen without your buy-in. You are needed! …

Words from a grateful Street Survival parent

We get a lot of fan mail for Street Survival that most folks never get to see.  We’ll be publishing some of these letters, so that everyone- our hard-working facilitators, our coaches, our cone-shaggers, our corporate sponsors, our donors and everyone else who make this program happen- can see them and feel great about what …