The BMW Car Club of America (BMW CCA) is an organization of enthusiasts and owners of BMW-made automobiles. Organized into five regions and 67 chapters nationwide, the club boasts more than 75,000 active members within the United States, making it the largest owner-supported single-marque car club. The BMW CCA arranges a wide variety of social, technical and driving events, including autocross, high-performance driver education, rallies, club racing and owner education on topics such as mechanical repair, automotive maintenance and collecting vintage vehicles. As BMW’s most active and vibrant enthusiast organization, the club represents a lifestyle of passion and performance as powerful as the cars its members drive.
Founded in 1969, the organization began as an owner support network. The club exists as a separate entity from BMW AG and its North American subsidiary, although there is a close working relationship, such as discounts on vehicles and parts provided to club members by the company. Currently headquartered in Greenville, SC, the BMW CCA is a not-for-profit corporation governed by an elected board of directors.
The BMW CCA organizes and oversees the BMW CCA Club Racing Series, one of the largest single-marque amateur racing series in the United States. Founded in 1995, BMW CCA Club Racing has grown to nearly 50 races annually, organized by region, with more than a dozen classes for different models and levels of modification.
The organization’s official mission is to enhance the BMW experience for its members by providing services, support, information, and activities that promote camaraderie and encourage social awareness and responsibility. Unofficially, it is a big support group for the Ultimate Driving Machine addiction. At the heart of its values is the promotion of motoring citizenship, lifelong driving skills and social responsibility.