Tech Session – Protective Solutions – Urbandale – March 2 at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

We’re fortunate in that owner Rudi Muharemovict, has offered to host us for an informative tech session concerning how best to protect your favorite vehicle.
Winter might be a great time for a “spa day” for your BMW so it’s all ready & protected for Spring!

To see some additional examples of their paint protective film (PPF), window tint and ceramic coatings using xPel products), checkout their Facebook page here:

We’ll meet at his establishment at 9:30am located at 4701 NW Urbandale Dr Suite 216 Urbandale IA 50322. It’s located in the middle of the warehouse building essentially just south of the Super Target in Urbandale.

Please let Rick Talbot know ( or 515-782-1429) if you’re planning on attending such that he can let Rudi know how many folks to expect….and…should you have any related product or application questions, he can relay those as well to Rudi.
Rudi has applied PPF to the Talbot’s 2023 BMW x3 M40i and most recently to the Rupp’s new 2023 MINI Countryman S.

BMW Informal Social – Exile Brewing Company, Des Moines, IA at 6:30 pm – March 12

Small craft brewery serving drafts in a casual beer hall & pub grub in its rustic restaurant.

Exile Brewing Company, 1514 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50309

BMW CCA – Iowa Chapter Officer Elections – Ends March 15

It is that time again to vote for club board members.  You will need to have your BMW CCA login information handy to log in and access the ballot.

Link to the ballot:

Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet – March 16 – Des Moines Golf and Country Club

After a hiatus of a few years, we are going to be holding an annual chapter dinner on Saturday, March 16th at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club! The Des Moines Golf and Country Club is located at 1600 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines. The cost is $60 per person.

Cash bar social hour will begin at 6, with the plated dinner to be served at 7 (times to be confirmed).

The following entrees will be available for selection, with special dietary needs accommodated upon request— Foley Atlantic Salmon (pan-seared, caviar beurre blanc, served with roasted fingerling potatoes & storybook orchard carrots; Heirloom Marsala Chicken (wild mushroom demi-glace, served with roasted peewee potatoes & haricot verts), or 6oz Filet Mignon (grilled, cognac truffle demi-glace, served with Yukon mashed potatoes & haricot verts & beets).

A short business meeting will be held, including the results of our board of directors election, followed by the awarding of door prizes presented by multiple sponsors, including Bimmerworld, Road America, Zymol and Merrill Axle and Wheel Services.

The primary purpose of the event will be for our chapter members to have a nice evening out, but there will also be short program including the installation of board members, annual awards and other business required to get the chapter squared away for 2024!

Registration is now live at motorsportreg here:

How to pay for the annual dinner?  It might be a little confusing as to which payment options to use to pay for the annual dinner.  Once your registered you have two options:

Send a payment through PayPal to “Iowa Chapter BMW Club”.

The second option is to send a check made out to “Iowa Chapter BMW Club” to the clubs PO Box.

You must sign up for the event to attend so we know how much and what food to tell our venue to prepare.

Iowa Chapter BMW CCA
PO Box 42113
Urbandale, IA 50323

Tire Rack Street Survival April 28th, 8:30AM-4:30PM at DMACC in Ankeny

The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.

It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!

Three parents, including Scott Goodyear, former Indy Car Champion, share their perspectives in this video.

All Schools $125.

See our FAQ page at:

Any questions after reviewing the FAQ page call Bill Wade, National Program Director, @ 502-649-4871 (8 am – 8 pm EST)


Des Moines Area Community College

Location: 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.

Ankeny, IA 50023


BMW Informal Social – Pyra Pizzeria, Norwalk, IA at 6:00 pm – July 11

Pyra was the name of a little settlement just south of Des Moines that became what today is known as the City of Norwalk.  Though our restaurant building doesn’t go quite as far back as Pyra the village, it is nearly 120 years old, and so our name serves as a tribute to our past, and to the history of our hometown.  In keeping with the historical theme we have created at Pyra, we serve Traditional Neapolitan pizza, or Pizza Napoletana; a style of pizza created in Naples, Italy more than a century ago.

Pyra Pizzeria, 729 Main St., Norwalk, IA 50211

Hot Times in the Summer-Time Drive July 15 update registration link

Join us July 15th for our Iowa Zoomin’ Z’s and Iowa Chapter BMW CCA – Summer Central Iowa Drive. It will be fun and exciting!

We will meet at BMW of Des Moines at 9:00 for check in and driver’s meeting, then we will hit the road at 9:30. We will see some of the Bridges of Madison County along the way, with a lunch stop in Pella before heading back to Des Moines by 2:00. Register on either club’s website so we have a headcount.

Registration is required to attend events and paid members of the ZSCCA and the Iowa Chapter BMW CCA are welcome to attend.

The Iowa Chapter BMW CCA has a MotorsportReg registration page setup here: for anyone (ZSCCA and the Iowa Chapter BMW CCA members) who might be attending.  Registration deadline is July 14, at 6:00 pm.

Iowa Cubs Baseball Game Sunday, July 23

Baseball season is here and it’s time once again for the BMW Car Club day at the ballpark.

Like in previous seasons, our chapter will have two connected skyboxes with both indoor and outdoor seating at Principal Park in Des Moines. This year, we will be getting together on Sunday, July 23 at 1:08pm to watch our Cubs play the Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate).

We will be showing our fine BMW’s in front of the ballpark for all attendees to see.

Tickets are $15/person. Like last year, food and beverage during the game will be on your own. Tickets can be purchased by mailing a check to our club post office box or through our PayPal account – Iowa Chapter BMW Club. Contact David Trachtenberg at for more information. Similar to last year, tickets will be distributed electronically through email following payment.

Don’t miss out….get your tickets soon. This is one of our more popular events and sells out quickly.

See you at the ballpark.

Wheels and Watches – Cedar Rapids – June 10 from 11:00 AM to 4 PM

Don’t miss this Exclusive Event!

Spend the day at Siebke Hoyt Jewelers on Saturday, June 10th viewing exotic cars and rare time pieces. Enjoy food from Hatchett’s BBQ and pizza from Lincoln Wine Bar. Photography from Floral Thoughts available. Take 15% off any jewelry purchase!

 *Free Giveaways*

Cars Available for Purchase through Jetset Automotive. 

Photography available from Floral Thoughts.

*sale excludes luxury watch lines

Register your vehicle HERE to reserve your spot and complimentary food ticket!

BMW Informal Social – All Pho You, Des Moines, IA at 6:30 pm – June 13

You will find a variety of traditional Asian dishes prepared using fresh, authentic ingredients. Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal of wat or a lighter vegetarian option, we have something for every taste.

All Pho You, 4120 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311

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