Driving School Inspections at BMW of Des Moines

BMW of Des Moines has once again offered to provide free tech inspections for our members participating in club driving schools in this area, by appointment. This covers the Windy City event at Autobahn, the North Star event at Brainerd, and the Flat Out Classic at Topeka.  Please bring your tech form to your appointment – BMW of Des Moines will NOT have the forms.

Contact Service Manager Jared Maxey at for appointments.

BMW of Des Moines, 9631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322


Annual Picnic, Chapter Membership Meeting and Chapter Board Elections Saturday, May 20

Our annual picnic and chapter membership meeting is planned for Saturday, May 20. It will be held in Grinnell, at the Arbor Lake Shelter, 123 Pearl Street. In addition to the picnic itself, the meeting will include award presentations, door prizes, and the announcement of our board election results.

If you want to purchase tickets for the Iowa Cubs game in July, that can also be easily accomplished!

If you plan to attend, please bring a side dish and/or a dessert to share—we will provide the rest. The shelter is ours from 10 AM to 3 PM, setup and socialization will be starting at 11, with the meal around noon and the annual meeting afterwards.

If you have any questions about the event, contact . See you there!

Awaiting Additional Events – Under Construction

Awaiting Additional Events – Under Construction

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Wig and Pen, Ankeny – March 14

Wig & Pen is inspired by a London club of the same name whose members were either lawyers or journalists.

Wig and Pen Pizza Pub, 2005 S Ankeny Blvd #300, Ankeny, IA 50023

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Pagliai’s Pizza, Johnston March 14

Come on in to Pagliai’s today and get some of our delicious, non-gmo pizza made with fresh and natural ingredients.

Pagliai’s Pizza, 5312 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – A Dong, Des Moines – February 15

Low-key spot serving Vietnamese & other Asian cuisines behind an unassuming brick facade.

A Dong, 1511 High Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

BMW Informal Social at 9:30 AM – Caribou Coffee, Des Moines February 11

Coffeehouse chain serving signature drinks, mochas & lattes, plus coffee & breakfast.

Caribou Coffee, 3220 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312

Club Social – Winestyles-Johnston, 6:00 pm, Tuesday, December 6 (RSVP Requested)

Please RSVP with Rick if you plan on attending so we can give the shop a head count.

Note there has been a date and time change for the event. It moved from Dec. 13 to Dec. 6 at 6:00 pm.

It’s in a small retail center just north of I-80 and east of 86th Street behind the Burger King.    Those participating will taste 5-6 wines (Allan & Gina’s selection of white and red) and have the opportunity to complement those wines with perhaps a cheese plate or personal pizzette should you decide to purchase those food items.   The store also has a large selection craft beers, chocolates and gift items..perhaps something there as a holiday gift item?  Come enjoy a bit of pre-holiday fun with fellow club members!

Winestyles, 8460 Birchwood Ct #500, Johnston, IA 50131

Contact: Rick Talbot,

Albaugh Classic Car Show July 23 – Meet at BMW of DSM at 10:30 am (Time changes in bold)

Meet us at BMW of Des Moines at 10:30 am for a presentation of a BMW CCA award to the dealership for outstanding service to our Chapter.  After the presentation we will head over to the car show meeting at the DMACC Lots L, J, or N depending on available space.  We plan to get to DMACC at around 11:30 am. We will shuttle over to the event from there.

The Albaugh Classic Car Show presented by Karl Chevrolet will showcase the collections of Dennis Albaugh and Carl Moyer, both longtime friends and collectors of Chevrolet vehicles, including originals and custom modified vehicles dating back to the early 1900s.

On July 23, not only will select vehicles from each collection be on location in The District’s Town Square Park, but the event will be a serious car show, with hundreds of participants invited to showcase their vehicles to the public and competing for best in category awards. The event is free admission to the public. Join us!

Shuttle and Parking Info:

Free parking will be available at the DMACC Ankeny campus with a shuttle running to and from DMACC and The District. Lots L, J, and N will be available for festival parking and will be marked with yard signs

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