The BMW Clubs in America Present

A Celebration of
100 Years of BMW

August 19-28, 2016 in Monterey, California

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A Week-Long Festival!

Join the BMW car and motorcycle clubs of America in a week-long celebration of our favorite marque! This landing page will provide you with general information as well as links to specific events where you will find complete details.

You can look forward to a variety of driving and social events during the celebration, including: concours d' elegance, rallies, high performance driving events, historic car racing, autocross, and of course, lots of food and drink.

  • Date: August 19-28, 2016
  • Location: Monterey, California

Schedule of Events

Please note: this list is subject to change. You will always find the most up-to-date schedule here: Schedule of Events

No events are planned for August 22.

Friday, August 19

Morning - Mid-afternoon

Legends of the Autobahn
Nicklaus Club-Monterey
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Saturday, August 20

Morning - Late Afternoon

BMW CCA Festorics
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
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Sunday, August 21

Morning - Late Afternoon

BMW CCA Festorics
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
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Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The Lodge at Pebble Beach
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Tuesday, August 23

Afternoon

O'fest Gymkhana
Conference Center Patio - Hyatt Regency Monterey

Evening

BMW CCA 47th Annual Oktoberfest Welcome Reception
Hyatt Regency Monterey

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Wednesday, August 24

Morning - Afternoon

O'fest Concours d'Elegance
Folktale Winery

Evening

O'fest Concours Dinner
Holman Ranch

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Thursday, August 25

Morning - Evening

O'fest TSD Rally
Hyatt Regency Monterey

O'fest Michelin Drive & Compare
O'fest HPDE
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

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Friday, August 26

Morning - Late-afternoon

O'fest Tours
Hyatt Regency Monterey

O'fest Autocross
O'fest HPDE
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Evening

O'fest Beach Party
Hyatt Regency Monterey

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Saturday, August 27

Morning - Late-afternoon

O'fest Tours
Hyatt Regency Monterey

O'fest Autocross
O'fest HPDE
O'fest BMW CCA Club Race
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Evening

O'fest Banquet
Hyatt Regency Monterey

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Sunday, August 28

Morning - Late-afternoon

O'fest HPDE
O'fest BMW CCA Club Race
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

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Types of Events

Here are just a few of the event types that will take place during the Celebrate BMW week. For complete details, please visit the event-specifc webiste found in the schedule.

Concours d'Elegance

Participants display their vehicles in near showroom-quality. Various factors are considered in awarding points for competition.

HPDE

High Performance Driving Events are instructor-led schools in which students learn performance driving on the racetrack.

Rallies

Rallies are drives on public roads that come in various forms of competition. You could be timed from point A to B, or just out for a causal drive.

Autocross

Do you like the thought of pushing your skills to the limit through a maze of traffic cones? Participate in an autocross and you'll love it!

Participating Clubs

Event Information

Legends of the Autobahn Presented by Michelin

Legends Of The Autobahn® concours has become a local and regional sensation. In 2011, with the North American debut of the BMW 328 Hommage concept car, the event gained international recognition. In 2012 we saw the debut of BMW's Zagato Z4 Roadster concept, and there are always many rare models to be seen.

Although the Legends Of The Autobahn is still a relatively recent arrival on the Monterey scene, it has sustained exponential growth since its 2009 debut as a stand-alone BMW concours. Event organizers, recognizing the potential for a "German alternative" event during the annual Monterey Sports Car Weekend, invited the Mercedes-Benz club for the 2010 event—an expansion so well received that we were pleased to announce the addition of Audi in 2012.

So join the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes Club of America, and the Audi Club of North America—the world's preeminent German-marque car clubs—at the new location of the annual Legends Of The Autobahn concours d'elegance.

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Festorics Presented by Michelin

Festorics is a celebration of the diversity and the mystique of BMW, the cars and their owners and our appreciation for the brand. Since its beginnings Festorics has improved year by year in every one of the aspects by what this event is measured; the exciting setting, the hospitality, the efficient organization, our enthusiastic audience, the awareness at BMW NA, and above all, the elegance, originality and state of preservation of the participating automobiles.

BMW of North America brings classic BMW Motorsport cars to race during the weekend, examples include the 1980 IMSA M1, the 1978 Group 5 320 Turbo, and the 1975 IMSA GT 3.0CSL. Famous drivers such as Bobby Rahal and Jackie Stewart, and others are regularly invited to pilot these cars. Privatly owned BMW racers range from prewar to classic '70s race cars; these race cars occasionally stop by our corral so our members can see them.

The action in Laguna Seca's race paddock is equally breathtaking. Spectators can walk among an incredible array of vintage race cars still warm from their laps on the track—including a few spectacular BMWs; you might catch Ludwig Wilisch, BMW NA CEO, on the track racing a historic BMW!

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47th Annual BMW CCA Oktoberfest Presented by Michelin

Each year the BMW Car Club of America throws a party—a world famous party known as Oktoberfest and sometimes simply O'fest. This movable celebration of everything BMW occurs at exciting locations throughout the country and is the ultimate motorsport family reunion.

For 2016 O'fest returns to the thrilling Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. O'fest was last held there in 2013, but club members can be assured that we will have an even bigger celebration this time around!

O'fest attendees can participate in various driving and social activities, such as: autocross, concours, gymkhana, rallies, and of course, high performance driving experiences on Laguna Seca.

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The Roads to Monterey 2016

In time for "Monterey Car Week 2016" groups of BMW enthusiasts from all corners of the U.S. and Canada will converge on Monterey to join the CCA for the celebration of 100 years of BMW.

While The Roads to Monterey drive is being organized by the BMW Vintage & Classic Car Club of America, participation in this drive is open to all members of the BMW V&CCCA, the BMW CCA and of any other BMW club recognized by the International Council of BMW Clubs.

Beyond the cross-country hike, starting in the north-east, the south-east, the mid-west and the north-west, three elements of our program are as follows:

  • The 180 mile group drive from South Lake Tahoe, CA to Sonoma, CA on Tuesday, August 16, 2016
  • A visit during the afternoon of Tuesday, August 16, to the Sonoma, CA home of Jim and Gloria Smith to view their magnificent collection of vintage BMWs
  • A group drive on Monday, August 22, 2016 from Monterey south on California coastal route #1 past Big Sur with optional visit to Hearst Castle.

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Celebrate BMW

Join us for the week-long celebration of 100 years of our favorite marque!
Celebration events brought to you by Michelin.