34th Annual Gathering of the Heritage
Registration closed July 24, 2014 11:59 PM on July 24, 2014 11:59 PM PDT Registration ends July 24, 2014 11:59 PM on July 24, 2014 11:59 PM PDT Registration opens June 17, 2014 1:00 AM on June 17, 2014 1:00 AM PDT Registration runs from June 17, 2014 1:00 AM to July 24, 2014 11:59 PM
BMW CCA Puget Sound Region invites you to register for the 34th Annual Gathering of the Heritage
Sunday, July 27, from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm come out to Cedar River Park (in Renton, WA) for our annual “Gathering of the Heritage” event!
So come out and join us on the lawn, and be part of the history and beauty that make up BMW’s heritage. This continues to be a special day for all BMW owners to come together and enjoy each other’s company while displaying their cars at their very best. We look forward to seeing you!
Back to our regularly scheduled program….
9:30 am Begin check-in and parking
10:30 am All Judged BMW’s are checked in
11:00 am Hands off all Judged BMW’s
Raffle Session #1
11:30 am-1:30 pm Lunch options open for service
2:00 pm Raffle Session #2
Featured Cars: Featured cars are any series of BMW that is 25-years-old (or older).
For those series that span the 25-year-mark (i.e. 1989), we are selecting the series that had a majority of their production run before 1989… …so, to clarify, any E30 3 series (1982-1994), E24 6 Series (1976-1989) and E32 7 series (1986-1994) will be considered feature cars, but the Z1 (1989-1991), E34 5 series (1988-1996) and E31 8 Series (1989-1999) will not.
You can participate a couple ways:
- Judged Class (Register by July 1 to secure your specific size of T-Shirt)
- Parking on the field / People’s Choice
Unlike years’ past, we are producing an event-specific T-shirt. Well-known artist, Robert Bevis (www.bevisart.com), produced the art linework for this years’ T-shirt, poster & program cover. You may know Robert’s work from the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance (now called the “Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance at America’s Car Museum”).
As stated below, the T-shirts come automatically with your entry fee (those that are having your car judged), otherwise, T-shirts will be available to purchase at the event (until supplies run out).
Parking on the field / People’s Choice
This year, you have two options to park on the field. The first option is to have your car registered to be judged, which guarantees your spot on the field. The second option is to simply show up and park your car on the field (FREE for club members, $10 for non-club members – which gets reimbursed if you sign up to be a CCA member the day-of-show). Club members MUST show their current membership card at the entry gate! The only “catch” is that once the field is full, you’re out of luck – so arrive early! Gates open at 9:30 am.
Those cars that are lucky enough to make it onto the field are eligible to win the People’s Choice Award.
Cars are judged in three major areas: exterior, interior (including trunk) and engine bay. The underside of the car is not considered. A three-member team whose independent results are then totaled to determine a score for each judged entry. This process is designed to be as fair and objective as possible. For class competition there are bonus points for mileage, which evens out the competition for high versus low mileage cars. Taking the top BMW from each class, and lining them up for a final review by a 3-judge team determines the Best in Show Award. Previous scores are not considered as the judges choose the cleanest, most dazzling BMW on the lawn.
Cars will be judged only on cleanliness and condition, not on originality. To participate in the judged classes you must be a member of the BMW CCA, BMW ACA or Canadian BMW CCBC.
The cost of having your car judged is $40 (pre-registered), or $55 (day of show). Included in this fee is a “goodie bag” from Hagerty, filled with products from Griot’s Garage, an event T-shirt (please specify your size when registering), event Poster, ten raffle tickets, and much much more!
Part of the refinements to this years’ event was a new set of judged classes. The breakdown of classes, and available awards within each class, are as follows: car class groups shown here.
Bancheros Glass & Etching has (once again) stepped up, and are providing our show with their beautifully etched glass trophies.
Raffle Prizes - Raffle tickets will be on sale at the event for $1.00 each, or 25 tickets for $20.
We have had GREAT response from our numerous sponsors, who are excited about the refinements to this years’ event. Their excitement has directly correlated into fantastic raffle prizes for you to win! Here are just a couple of the prizes:
BMW Seattle is offering up the “BMW Cruise Bike”, with a MSRP of $990. This distinctive cruising bike has an aluminum frame crafted with hydroforming technology for strong, lightweight construction. Innovative design and smooth-welded seams add to its contemporary appeal. Choice components include a front suspension, cantilever brakes and Shimano Alivio 27-speed derailleur system. Aluminum frame (AL6061-T6), hydroformed and powder coated. Height 20”, Weight 36lbs.
Griot’s Garage is offering up their Dual-Orbital Machine Kit, valued at $379.99. This kit contains everything you need to polish and wax every square inch of your paint with our 6″ and 3″ Random Orbitals. It even includes a free copy of our Detailer’s Handbook to walk you through the entire process. This system is safe for all types of paint, including clear coats. Choose from a 10′ (18 AWG) or Extra-Long 25′ (16 AWG) power cord option that makes working around the entire vehicle a breeze!
DirtFish Rally School is offering up their Half Day Introduction to Rally Experience, a package valued at over $725. A description of this package is as follows:
Get ready for an unforgettable introduction to the world of rally driving! You’ll spend this half day learning from behind the wheel of a 300 HP, all-wheel-drive Subaru rally car in the gravel, in the dirt and in the mud.
• Introduction: We’ll introduce you to the sport of rallying where you’ll learn what it takes to rotate a car in the dirt – the driving technique of champions.
• Driver’s Meeting: We start the program by explaining the foundations of great driving technique: proper vision, left-foot braking, weight transfer and car control. After the driver’s meeting we’ll get you geared up and ready for your time behind the wheel.
• Drive Session: Learning is best done behind the wheel of a 300-HP, all-wheel-drive Subaru STi rally car. In this case, you’ll drive one on the Skid Pad, Slalom and Boneyard rally stage – gravel, dirt and mud.
For a sneak peek of this driving experience, please watch this 55-second video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhsvk-3sus0&list=UU9unYmcjBktNGsxGOvwviSQ
Vendors / Sponsors
Our show continues to attract top-notch vendors who will be in attendance to educate you on their offerings. Some of these vendors are:
BMW Seattle will (once again) bring a variety of new model vehicles to the show, including their very own i8! If you’ve never seen one in person, this is your chance!
Northwest Insurance Center, Inc. powered by Hagerty will be available to educate & satisfy your vehicle insurance needs.
Griots Garage will have their products on hand (to purchase), and will provide demonstrations throughout the day.
DirtFish Rally School will have one of their race cars at the event.
The food provider is still being selected, but we won't let you go hungry..... We have also secure MOONIES icy tunes desset cart to hel pcool everyone down on the typically hot day. That is secured, so bring your dollar bills for that cash only transaction. Don’t miss out with the hot weather and a dessert in the grass.
We’ll have a special tent with activities for kids. Not only is the Henry Moses Water Park directly next door, but the Renton River Days Festival will have several other activities for the family to enjoy nearby.
Finally, this event requires the help of volunteers to make things run smoothly. If you are able to lend a hand, please contact Gathering of the Heritage Coordinator Brandon J. Kelly at Concours@bmwpugetsound.com for more info.
See you in Renton this July!