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    Heroes of Bavaria: 75 Years of BMW Motorsport

    Home (Images), Homepage, Latest Newson June 28th, 2017Comments Off on Heroes of Bavaria: 75 Years of BMW Motorsport

    The BMW CCA Foundation, in partnership with BMW of North America  and private collectors from coast to coast, is proud to present 22 exceptionally rare and legendary examples of Bavarian Motorsport for your viewing pleasure.

     

     

    Visit your CCA Foundation Museum, and see them all, up close.  Get acquainted with the 1937 BMW 328 Roadster that won at Zandvoort in 1939. Peer into the cockpits of the Group 4 and 5 Racing CSLs, including winners at Daytona and Sebring.  Look over the LeMans-winning V-12 LMR, the Williams FW-22 Formula One car, and the only factory-built CSL Rally Car in existence. Unless you visited the BMW 100th Anniversary exhibition at Laguna Seca last summer, chances are you’ve never seen this many BMW race cars in one shot.

    The BMW CCA Foundation is a nonprofit organization, and exists only through the generosity of its donors.  Donations are welcome and will help to sustain the CCA Foundation Museum & Archive. Our donors also help fund Tire Rack Street Survival, a national car-control training program for teenage drivers.  We’re grateful to you for your support.

    This place is worth seeing.  The BMW CCA Foundation Museum & Archive is located directly next door to the BMW Performance Center, and across the street from BMW’s largest manufacturing center. The Museum & Archive currently preserves about 45,000 BMW-related items, from rare cars to engines to art. It’s the largest such collection in the Americas.  And if you’re a member of the BMW Car Club of America, it’s being collected and maintained on your behalf. Come see it!


    Public Hours

    No registration required, just drop in!

    Monday – Friday 
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm


    Weekday Admission Prices

    $10.00 – Adults

    $5.00 – BMW CCA Members (with proof of membership)

    $5.00 – BMW Employees (with id)

    FREE – Children 12 and under 

     

    Special Club Member Days

    Please check back for updates.

     

    Yale R Comes Home

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    Scott and Fran Hughes donate Yale Rachlin’s 2002tii to the BMW CCA Foundation…read more

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    Scott Hughes taping TRSS segment to air on Fox News 21

    Latest Newson October 19th, 2015Comments Off on Scott Hughes taping TRSS segment to air on Fox News 21

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    NASCAR Team Owner Rick Hendrick Supports Tire Rack Street Survival® with Purchase of 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 at Barrett-Jackson

    Latest Newson January 22nd, 2015Comments Off on NASCAR Team Owner Rick Hendrick Supports Tire Rack Street Survival® with Purchase of 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 at Barrett-Jackson
    From Left to Right:  Ludwig Willisch, CEO BMW NA; Bobby Rahal, Principal RLL Motorsports; Rick Hendrick, owner, Hendrick Motorsports and winner of the BMW M5; Matt Edmonds, VP TireRack and TRSS Sponsor;  Craig Jackson, CEO Barrett-Jackson; Jeff Gordon, NASCAR Driver #24

    From Left to Right: Ludwig Willisch, CEO BMW NA; Bobby Rahal, Principal RLL Motorsports; Rick Hendrick, owner, Hendrick Motorsports and winner of the BMW M5; Matt Edmonds, VP TireRack and TRSS Sponsor; Craig Jackson, CEO Barrett-Jackson; Jeff Gordon, NASCAR Driver #24

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    NASCAR TEAM OWNER RICK HENDRICK SUPPORTS TIRE RACK STREET SURVIVAL® WITH PURCHASE OF 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION BMW M5 AT BARRETT-JACKSON
    “30 Jahre M5” sells for $700,000 to Benefit Street Survival Teen Driver Safety Education and the BMW Car Club of America Foundation

    Greer, SC, January 22, 2015 – Thanks to Hendrick Automotive Group chairman and champion NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, more teens throughout the U.S. can become safer drivers and ultimately arrive alive by participating in the Tire Rack Street Survival® advanced teen driver education program.  Hendrick’s purchase at Barrett-Jackson of the BMW M5 30th Anniversary Special Edition on January 15th for $700,000 demonstrated not only his excitement about the car, but also his support of the Tire Rack Street Survival program led by the BMW Car Club of America (CCA) Foundation.

    “We’ve had a special relationship with BMW since opening our first dealership in 1980,” said Hendrick, whose Hendrick Automotive Group now operates six BMW dealerships throughout the United States.  “This was a meaningful auction, not only because it’s simply an incredible performance car, but for what
    it represents to future drivers who will be sharing the roads with all of us. The proceeds from charitable auctions at Barrett-Jackson are a terrific opportunity to support programs like Street Survival, and it’s exciting to see our partners at BMW so committed to such important initiatives.”

    Joining Hendrick on stage to share in his enthusiastic win was BMW of North America, LLC president and CEO Ludwig Willisch, Indy 500 winner and BMW RLL Team Co-Owner Bobby Rahal and Matt Edmonds, vice president of TireRack.com and Tire Rack Street Survival sponsor.

    “I was happy to be part of this special auction and help showcase the M5 and the Tire Rack Street Survival program,” said Rahal. “The Tire Rack Street Survival promise of safe driving learned through real-world action applies to new drivers just as much as it does to seasoned racing teams where safety is priority.”

    “Rick’s great generosity means more Street Survival driving schools across the country for young people to acquire the skills to safely navigate the roads and properly handle the vehicles they drive,” said Willisch.

    With the help of Tire Rack Street Survival corporate sponsors including TireRack.com, Michelin, BMW NA and Enterprise, the BMW CCA Foundation has offered subsidized car control training to teenagers across the United States since 2003. “We are grateful to be working with the BMW CCA Foundation on the Tire Rack Street Survival program and appreciate the support that Hendrick has given to the program because we all have a priority to save our most precious resource, our youth,” said Matt Edmonds, vice president, TireRack.com.

    About BMW Car Club of America Foundation
    The BMW Car Club of America Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of teen driver safety and the preservation of BMW history. Established in 2002 in Greenville, SC with initial capitalization from the BMW Car Club of America, the Foundation focuses on three initiatives to foster educational programs for the automotive community and be a significant repository of BMW information and history: Street Survival® teen driver safety program; the Library, Archive & Museum Program; and the Conservation and Preservation Program. Through “The Ultimate Driving Community . . . Building the Foundation” Capital Campaign launched in 2013, the Foundation has raised $2 million of the $7 million required to support and grow these initiatives that will help save lives and preserve the legacy of BMW’s heritage.

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    30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” Sells for $700,000 at Barrett-Jackson to Famed NASCAR Team Owner and BMW Dealer Rick Hendrick

    Latest Newson January 19th, 2015Comments Off on 30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” Sells for $700,000 at Barrett-Jackson to Famed NASCAR Team Owner and BMW Dealer Rick Hendrick

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    30th Anniversary Edition BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” Sells for $700,000  at Barrett-Jackson to Famed NASCAR Team Owner and BMW Dealer Rick Hendrick

    Proceeds from Sale Benefit Street Survival® Teen Driver Safety Education and the
    BMW Car Club of America Foundation Library, Archives and Museum

    Greer, SC, January 16, 2015 – The BMW Car Club of America (CCA) Foundation announced today that the last unsold example of BMW’s most powerful production model ever – the 30th Anniversary Edition 2015 BMW M5 “30 JahreM5” – was auctioned at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 15, 2015 (Lot #3002) for a record setting $700,000. Famed NASCAR team owner and BMW dealer Rick Hendrick was the lucky bidder.

    The car was presented in grand style to an audience packed with car enthusiasts and was broadcast live on Velocity (video: http://vimeo.com/116987327). BMW of North America, LLC president and CEO Ludwig Willisch; BMW RLL Team Co-Owner Bobby Rahal, a three-time IndyCar champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner; and Matt Edmonds, Tire Rack vice president and Street Survival sponsor, were on stage to introduce this limited edition beauty. Bill Wade, national program manager for Street Survival, also took the stage and spoke about the teen driving program.

    Hendrick, whose passion for autos started at a very young age, said the M5 will join his 200+ car museum in Concord, NC, and will be parked next to a BMW i8 hybrid supercar in the same Frozen Silver color. “We were fortunate enough to get the i8 in this color,” said Hendrick. “This baby’s going to go right beside the i8 in the museum. The only miles it’s going to get are in the truck (sending it from Arizona to North Carolina).”

    “This is an amazing win not only for the Foundation and Rick Hendrick, but also for all the teens that will benefit from the Street Survival program,” said Leo Newland, president of BMW CCA Foundation. “Our special thanks go to Rick Hendrick for helping save lives and save BMW history.”

    Proceeds from the sale of the most powerful production BMW ever built will benefit “The Ultimate Driving Community . . . Building the Foundation” Capital Campaign of the BMW CCA Foundation, a campaign to raise funds for teen driver safety programs and the preservation of BMW history.

    Street Survival is built upon the premise that safe driving is learned by doing.  With the help of corporate sponsors Tire Rack, Michelin, BMW NA and Enterprise, the BMW CCA Foundation has offered subsidized car control training to teenagers across the United States since 2003. The program is hands-on and is designed to go beyond the typical high school driver’s education course. Street Survival is unique in that it offers students instruction in their own cars so that they learn the limitations of the car they drive daily. With volunteers and support from the BMW CCA, the Sports Car Club of America, the Porsche Club of America, the Corvette Club of America and the Audi Club North America, the BMW CCA Foundation held 101 schools in over 65 locations in 2013.

    To date, the Capital Campaign has raised $2 million towards the goal of $7 million. To help support teen driver education, preserve BMW history and contribute to the campaign, visit the BMW CCA Foundation website.

    About BMW Car Club of America Foundation

    The BMW Car Club of America Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of teen driver safety and the preservation of BMW history. Established in 2002 in Greenville, SC with initial capitalization from the BMW Car Club of America, the Foundation focuses on three initiatives to foster educational programs for the automotive community and be a significant repository of BMW information and history:  Street Survival® teen driver safety program; the Library, Archive & Museum Program; and the Conservation and Preservation Program. Through “The Ultimate Driving Community . . . Building the Foundation” Capital Campaign launched in 2013, the Foundation has raised $2 million of the $7 million required to support and grow these initiatives that will help save lives and preserve the legacy of BMW’s heritage.

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    Anniversary Edition BMW M5 30 Jahre M5 to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson January 15, 2015

    Latest Newson January 5th, 2015Comments Off on Anniversary Edition BMW M5 30 Jahre M5 to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson January 15, 2015

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    Anniversary Edition BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson January 15, 2015

    Classic BMW – Plano Kicks Off BMW CCA Foundation Capital Campaign with $75,000 Contribution

    Latest Newson December 23rd, 2014Comments Off on Classic BMW – Plano Kicks Off BMW CCA Foundation Capital Campaign with $75,000 Contribution

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    BMW Charity Pro-Am Announces 2015 Tournament Charities

    Latest Newson November 20th, 2014Comments Off on BMW Charity Pro-Am Announces 2015 Tournament Charities

    BMW Charity Pro-Am Selects 20 Charities for 2015 Tournament

    The BMW CCA Foundation is thrilled to be one of twenty South Carolina Charities chosen to participate in the 2015 BMW Charity Pro-Am!

    3rd quarterly Campaign Checkpoint Newsletter

    Latest Newson August 19th, 2014Comments Off on 3rd quarterly Campaign Checkpoint Newsletter

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    Museum Item of the Week

    Uncategorizedon August 7th, 2014Comments Off on Museum Item of the Week

    IMG_2006 IMG_2004This week, it can also be a Throwback Thursday item.  This week, we are featuring a pair of BMW Team Polo shirt and jacket.  Both have the Roundel and Motorsport stripes on the front with “BMW Team” embroidered on the back.

    We assume these are from the 80s.  Unfortunately, both pieces have yellowed with time.  Oh well, they are still neat pieces to have in our collection. These are just a small portion of the racing memorabilia we have in our collection.

    To see more items in our Archives and Museum, visit our webpage http://bmwcca.pastperfect-online.com/38856cgi/mweb.exe?request=random

    Currently, we have over 7,600 items listed in our database. With approximately 30,000 more items in our backroom and warehouse, it will take some time to process everything. Once a month, we will upload the database to our website. Watch our Facebook page for more featured items or check the Foundation page monthly

    If you would like to contribute any BMW related item to our collection, please contact us, we would love to talk with you.