Gathering of the Heritage
Registration closed July 22, 2015 11:59 PM on July 22, 2015 11:59 PM PDT Registration ends July 22, 2015 11:59 PM on July 22, 2015 11:59 PM PDT Registration opens May 24, 2015 1:00 AM on May 24, 2015 1:00 AM PDT Registration runs from May 24, 2015 1:00 AM to July 22, 2015 11:59 PM
BMW CCA Puget Sound Region would like to invite you to the 2015 Gathering of the Heritage at Mercer Island, Saturday, July 25, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
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….
9:00 am Begin check-in and parking.
Day-of-event Registration Opens
10:00 am Day-of-event registration close
All Judged BMW’s are checked in
11:00 am Hands off all Judged BMW’s
11:30 am-1:30 pm Food Truck opens for service
2:00 pm Award Ceremony
Photography by Bouchez Photography
3:00 pm Driving Tour begins (optional)
Judged classes will be aligned with the BMW CCA National standards:
• Vintage/Classic Isetta, pre-war, 501, 502, 503, 507, 700, 1600-2000 4-door, 1600-2002, 2000 C/CS, E3 Sedans (Bavaria, 3.0S), E9 Coupes (2800 CS, 3.0 CS), E21 3 Series, and E 12 5 Series.
• Second Generation E30 3 Series, E28 5 Series, E24 6 Series, E23 7 Series and M1.
• Third Generation E36 3 Series, E34 5 Series, E32 7 Series and E31 8 Series.
• Fourth Generation E46 3 Series, E39 5 Series and E38 7 Series.
• Fifth Generation & Newer E87 1 Series, E90 /E91/E92/E93 3 Series, E60 5 Series, E63 6 Series, E65 7 Series, and F30 Series. This includes 2 Series, 4 Series, etc.
• X-CARS All years/models of the X1, X3, X4, X5 and X6.
• Z-CARS All years/models of the Z1, Z3, Z4 and Z8
• i-CARS i3 and i8
Awards will consist of 1st, 2nd and 3rd in all classes. Plus, a participation award for the Featured Car, plus vendor/sponsor awards (Best Preserved, etc.). There will not be a People’s Choice award at this event.
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.
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 three-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.
The Featured Car this year is the wonderful BMW i8. A local club member has agreed to bring his to the show, and put it on display, so that folks can see one up close if you haven’t already.
Our biggest event sponsor, BMW Seattle, is excited for the venue change and will be in attendance, as always, with some of the latest BMW models. We also met with Hagerty recently, who is on board for another year!
Tour After the Event
Again, you just spent countless hours preparing your car for judging After the event is over, why not embark on a Club Tour before heading home? Shortly after the awards ceremony, our Tour Director, Ed Walker, will lead interested Concours participants, as well as interested attendees who parked nearby, on a tour around Mercer Island. This allows us to actually enjoy our cars in their true “Ultimate Driving Machine” element.