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    2019 BMWCCA Oktoberfest held at the BMW Spartanburg Plant

    Anyone going to the 50th BMWCCA Oktoberfest in Greenville, SC? I'm headed down on Friday and Saturday and would love to meet up and head down. Any long distance travelers from the north are welcome to pit at my house for the night and head down in the morning. Look like it will be fun. :


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    Iím here! So far there is only one zhp I have seen


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    What events are going on tomorrow and Sunday? I'm in Spartanburg so I'm close.

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    Not sure about Sunday, but tomorrow they will have Bmw race cars on the performance center track


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    Today looks like a full day and Friday also has many events. Saturday looks like it starts finishing up with events ending around 2:00. I am busy today but looking to go down tomorrow morning.

    http://www.cvent.com/events/oktoberf...e4514f10d.aspx

    Thursday, October 17, 2019
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Tire Rack Autocross
    Location: Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds
    2440 SC-39, Mountville, SC 29370

    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Michelin Driving Experience
    Location: Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds
    2440 SC-39, Mountville, SC 29370

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    BMW Performance Center Driving Program (AM)
    BMW Performance Center
    1155 Highway 101 South, Greer, SC 29651
    This half-day event at the BMW Performance Center gives you the chance to sample several current BMW models between five different driving stations. The stations include the “rat race” (where two cars compete against each other on a skid pad), a timed event for friendly competition, off-road driving in a BMW X3 or X5, and driving an M car around the handling course. Finally, buckle up in the passenger seat for a hot lap with an instructor as they drift and accelerate around the track. It’s a ride you won’t soon forget. Did we mention the program includes a fantastic lunch prepared by the Performance Center chefs, too?

    Must be at least 18 with a valid driver's license.

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    BMW CCA Foundation Tour
    Register Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Car Control Clinic
    Location: Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds
    2440 SC-39, Mountville, SC 29370

    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    ZF Transmissions Gray Court Tour
    Location: 2846 North Old Laurens Road, Gray Court, SC 29645
    Tour Length: 1 hour 15 minutes, including welcome, safety overview, tour of facility.
    Requirements: Sturdy, flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants are required; protective eyewear, vests, safety shoes and tour headsets will be provided.

    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    BMW Plant Spartanburg Tour
    Separate registration required.

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Michelin Driving Experience
    Location: Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds
    2440 SC-39, Mountville, SC 29370

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Greenville History Tour
    Want to learn more about Greenville, SC? Enjoy a fun and free guided history walk through downtown Greenville that will take you back to the 1700’s when it all began as a little mill town. Tours will start in front of the Peace Center (300 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601) and will last approximately 1 hour. Limit 10 per group, light walking required.

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    BMW Plant Spartanburg Tour
    Separate registration required.

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Foundation Charity Rides at BMW Performance Center
    BMW Performance Center
    1155 Highway 101 South, Greer, SC 29651
    Register here.

    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    Lunch at Performance Center (AM)
    BMW Performance Center
    1155 Highway 101 South, Greer, SC 29651
    Participants only.

    12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
    BMW Plant Spartanburg Tour
    Separate registration required.

    12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
    Lunch at Performance Center (PM)
    BMW Performance Center
    1155 Highway 101 South, Greer, SC 29651
    Participants only.

    1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    ZF Transmissions Gray Court Tour
    Location: 2846 North Old Laurens Road, Gray Court, SC 29645
    Tour Length: 1 hour 15 minutes, including welcome, safety overview, tour of facility.
    Requirements: Sturdy, flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants are required; protective eyewear, vests, safety shoes and tour headsets will be provided.

    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Michelin Driving Experience
    Location: Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds
    2440 SC-39, Mountville, SC 29370

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Car Control Clinic
    Location: Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds
    2440 SC-39, Mountville, SC 29370

    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    BMW Performance Center Driving Program (PM)
    The BMW Performance Center reserves the right that if it appears likely that it will be raining for the Exhibition planned for Friday afternoon we could run the exhibition Thursday afternoon and have the Thursday P.M group drive on Friday.
    BMW Performance Center
    1155 Highway 101 South, Greer, SC 29651
    This half-day event at the BMW Performance Center gives you the chance to sample several current BMW models between five different driving stations. The stations include the “rat race” (where two cars compete against each other on a skid pad), a timed event for friendly competition, off-road driving in a BMW X3 or X5, and driving an M car around the handling course. Finally, buckle up in the passenger seat for a hot lap with an instructor as they drift and accelerate around the track. It’s a ride you won’t soon forget. Did we mention the program includes a fantastic lunch prepared by the Performance Center chefs, too?

    Must be at least 18 with a valid driver's license.

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    BMW Plant Spartanburg Tour
    Separate registration required.

    2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
    ZF Transmissions Gray Court Tour
    Location: 2846 North Old Laurens Road, Gray Court, SC 29645
    Tour Length: 1 hour 15 minutes, including welcome, safety overview, tour of facility.
    Requirements: Sturdy, flat, closed-toe shoes and long pants are required; protective eyewear, vests, safety shoes and tour headsets will be provided.

    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Michelin Driving Experience
    Location: Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds
    2440 SC-39, Mountville, SC 29370

    4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Dinan Beer Garden
    Noma Square

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Registration
    Location: Hyatt Regency A and Crepe Myrtle

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Vendor Hall Reception
    Location: Hyatt Regency A and Crepe Myrtle

    6:30 PM
    BBS Wheels Photo Contest People's Choice Deadline
    Hyatt

    6:30 PM
    BBS Wheels Photo Contest Closes
    Hyatt

    6:30 PM
    Fun Rally Deadline
    Hyatt

    6:30 PM
    Shell Fun Rally Deadline
    Hyatt

    6:30 PM
    Trivia Deadline
    Hyatt


    Friday, October 18, 2019
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    BMW CCA Foundation Tour
    Register Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    BMW Plant Spartanburg Tour
    Separate registration required.

    10:00 AM
    Door Prize Deadline
    Hyatt

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    BMW Plant Spartanburg Tour
    Separate registration required.

    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    Foundation Charity Rides at BMW Performance Center
    BMW Performance Center
    1155 Highway 101 South, Greer, SC 29651
    Register here.

    12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
    BMW Plant Spartanburg Tour
    Separate registration required.

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    BMW Plant Spartanburg Tour
    Separate registration required.

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Festival/Exhibition/Demos at BMW Performance Center
    BMW Performance Center
    1155 Highway 101 South, Greer, SC 29651

    4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Dinan Beer Garden
    Noma Square

    6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Registration
    Hyatt

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    BMW NA Dinner
    Location: Hyatt Regency A/Crepe Myrtle
    Seafood Display-jumbo poached shrimp with garlic and Prince Edward Island mussels and clams served with spicy cocktail, tartar sauce, lemons, hot sauce
    Build your own pasta station
    Herb Crusted Ribeye
    Honey Garlic Ham
    Seasonal Deserts


    Saturday, October 19, 2019
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    BMW CCA Foundation Tour
    Register Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    BMW CCA Headquarters Grand Opening
    2350 Highway 101 South, Greer SC 29651
    Sponsored by Hagerty with Cars & Coffee, Shell throwback display through the decades, etc.
    Additional registration required for BBQ.

    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    "Hagerty Panel: ""Five BMW's to Watch"""
    Location: BMW CCA HQ Lunch Tent

    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Griot's Garage Session 1 Tech Talk
    Location: Outside BMW CCA HQ Garage Area

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    BMW CCA Headquarters BBQ
    Location: Location: BMW CCA HQ
    2350 Highway 101 S, Greer SC 29651
    House-smoked pulled pork & oven roasted chicken thighs
    Macaroni and cheese
    Assorted BBQ sauces
    Creamy cole slaw
    Southern potato salad
    Corn bread muffins & fresh baked rolls

    1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
    Griot's Garage Session 2 Tech Talk
    Location: Outside BMW CCA HQ Garage Area

    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner Sponsored by Turn 14 | Akrapovič
    Location: BMW CCA HQ
    Buses will depart from the Hyatt Regency.

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    So a little disappointed in the registration for the BMWCCA Oktoberfest. First you need to be a BMWCCA member to register. Minimum cost $48 for 1 year. Then you need to cough up the full $55 for the Oktoberfest registration even for one day. So $103 seems a bit steep for me to have a look around so it looks like I will not be going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overboost View Post
    So a little disappointed in the registration for the BMWCCA Oktoberfest. First you need to be a BMWCCA member to register. Minimum cost $48 for 1 year. Then you need to cough up the full $55 for the Oktoberfest registration even for one day. So $103 seems a bit steep for me to have a look around so it looks like I will not be going.
    It is a BMW CCA event, so shouldn't be a surprise. You could still go & hang around some of the events without having to register. I've been a member for >35 years & attended last year's event in Pittsburgh (for the 2002's anniversary). I didn't take part in any of the overpriced (in my mind) luncheons, dinners, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John in VA View Post
    It is a BMW CCA event, so shouldn't be a surprise. You could still go & hang around some of the events without having to register. I've been a member for >35 years & attended last year's event in Pittsburgh (for the 2002's anniversary). I didn't take part in any of the overpriced (in my mind) luncheons, dinners, etc.
    Is it possible to just go the the Spartanburg plant campus to see the cars and people or do you mean some of the events in downtown Greenville?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overboost View Post
    Is it possible to just go the the Spartanburg plant campus to see the cars and people or do you mean some of the events in downtown Greenville?
    Yes! There are tons of cars at the hotel downtown and parked on the street. I did the autocross today and people were spectating it. Tomorrow is going to be huge at the performance center


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    Quote Originally Posted by John in VA View Post
    It is a BMW CCA event, so shouldn't be a surprise. You could still go & hang around some of the events without having to register. I've been a member for >35 years & attended last year's event in Pittsburgh (for the 2002's anniversary). I didn't take part in any of the overpriced (in my mind) luncheons, dinners, etc.
    Thank you John, I took your advise and went down for today's event at the BMW Performance Center. Drove the X5 right in like a boss!

    Quote Originally Posted by sc330i View Post
    Yes! There are tons of cars at the hotel downtown and parked on the street. I did the autocross today and people were spectating it. Tomorrow is going to be huge at the performance center


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    Had a good time down there today. Got a chance to see my friend Bill Auberlen and congratulate him for last weeks win at Petit le Mans. That was Bill's 60th IMSA win tying Scott Pruett.

    I think the highlight of my day was watching the Isetta race to start off the event.

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