July 25/26 Weekend, 2020
Many thanks to BMWCCA, both the national organization and the local Allegheny Chapter for hosting an incredible O’Fest during the 2018 Grand Prix. There were Bimmers everywhere during the week and over 750 at Schenley Park. The club set the all-time record for Marque fundraising with a $126,500 donation!
According to BIMMERLIFE, the BMW Car Club of America’s Spring /Summer magazine “the Allegheny Chapter’s annual gathering at the PVGP is one of the most memorable events of the year. There are several top-notch parties as well, including a jet-setter party that ranks with some of the finest in the country. Over the past 10 years the chapter’s activities have raised over $350,000 for the PVGP charities.” Click here for a PDF of the recent article.
Driving Tour – Friday, July 24
The PVGP Allegheny Chapter Tour is a long tradition of the chapter. Guest from out of town are encouraged to join our chapter for a tour of the beautiful Laurel Highlands and a stop at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. The memorial was completed in Sept 9, 2018 with the visitor’s center, Wall of Names and Tower of Voices. The tour is approximately 200 miles round trip from Pittsburgh and will take us through the scenic rolling hills of the laurel highlands. We will visit the 9/11 memorial followed by a stop for lunch. All proceeds benefit the PVGP.
Friday Evening Reception – Friday, July 24
The reception will be at the Greentree Doubletree Hotel from at 6-9 PM. The guest Speaker is Mike Renner. It will be an indoor picnic with outdoor food! The hotel will be grilling Angus Burgers, Veggie Burgers and BBQ Chicken Breasts. Includes Seasonal Field Greens, Macaroni Salad, Creamy Slaw, Cookies and Potato Chips. The price is $37 with a cash bar.
Race Weekend – July 25/26
The BMW Club throws a great weekend party at Schenley Park. Their pavilion is set on German Hill overlooking the exciting turn 13 on the track. A wonderful lunch is served by Bob’s Diner & Catering – meals must be pre-registered and are not available for walk-ups.
- Weekend Car Corral and 1 lunch on Saturday and 1 lunch on Sunday – $95
- Saturday Car Corral and 1 lunch on Saturday – $75
- Sunday Car Corral and 1 lunch on Sunday – $75
- Weekend Car Corral with no lunches – $50
- Additional lunches – $28 per person per day
The Doubletree Hotel in Green Tree will be the host hotel for the 2020 BMW Club Gathering at the PVGP. A block of rooms has been reserved for the BMW Club. Click here to book a room for $119 per night.
The Club’s mission is to promote the interest in, the ownership of, and preservation of classic BMWs, as well as to encourage their use and visibility. They do this mainly through the organization of and the participation in specific events, and the publication of a quarterly magazine THE ULTIMATE CLASSIC. They are in contact with other BMW clubs in order to keep members abreast of events and happenings in the US as well as abroad. A strong emphasis is being place on social contacts between members. The Club also maintains a register of members and their cars.
Honorary Race Director and BMW racer Bill Auberlen takes his BMW Z4 GTLM around the track on an exhibition lap at Schenley Park in 2018.