Hunt Valley Horsepower Cars & Coffee

Join NCC and M Chapter for our monthly meetup at Hunt Valley Horsepower Cars & Coffee on the 3rd Saturday of thism onth!

We will have dedicated, coned-off BMW only parking for the first 40 cars in front of Iron Rooster. Get there early to claim your spot and let’s see what marque runs this show!

Sat, September 16
Sat, October 14

Hunt Valley Horsepower Cars & Coffee
118 Shawan Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21152

Sept/Oct der Bayerische

Welcome to the September/October 2023 issue of der Bayerische magazine.
The next issue of der Bayerische could feature YOU. If you have photos and/or an interesting story to share, contact us at
When visiting our advertisers’ facilities, please mention that you saw their ad in der Bayerische
Click here to view it.

Oktober 7 Passport BMW Oktoberfest

Attention NCC members!!! Our HUGE Oktoberfest at Passport BMW is fast approaching and it’s time to register! As one of the biggest events of the year, Passport BMW really rolls out the red carpet for us! We’ll start with a CCA Car Show in the morning as we gather to showcase the best of both vintage and modern BMWs. The Oktoberfest festivities include catered German food/drink, a live Bavarian band, and a great CCA parts discount!

Sign up now before space runs out!

2023 High Performance Driving Education (HPDE) schedule

All event weekends will take place at Summit Point Raceway:


September 29 – October 2023 – Main Circuit

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Driving School
DSSC Chairman – Jamey Basham –
Driving School Coordinator – Fraser Dachille –
Chief Instructor
 – George Hovis –
Registrar  Dean Thuline –
At Track Registrar – Joseph Irwin –
IA Coordinator – Mike Meyer –
Student Representative – Jeff Geroso –
Instructor Representative – Tim Bradford –
Club Race Chair – Mike Saul –
Sponsorship – Gordon
Technology Chair
 – Tommy Ivic –
Promotion and Communications – Fraser Dachille –

Att: DC Resident NCC Club Members

Att: DC Resident NCC Club Members

We have an exciting possibility for club members who are residents of the District of Columbia to obtain an organizational vehicle tag. This will be a marvelous way for club members to promote our organization while also demonstrating our commitment of pride to the club.

We would need your expression of interest and then we will gather your signatures and address, as we need at least 25 DC club members to participate before we can proceed with our application to the DMV.

Please see below a mock up of what the DC club tag would look like. It will cost $100 per member.

Respond to  with your expression of interest and any questions.

I think it is an absolutely terrific looking tag and as a DC resident, I will be so proud and pleased to join my fellow Maryland club members – who have long been able to display their club membership via their vehicle tag.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

2024 National Capital Chapter Officer Nomination Period

2024 National Capital Chapter Officer Nomination Period

Each year, our volunteer-run organization elects the leaders of this great chapter. Every elected position is up for grabs annually: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. For more information about the officer positions, please see our chapter bylaws.

To run for an elected position, you must be a CCA member in good standing and nominate yourself during the Nomination Period which runs from November 1st to December 31st. Please submit your candidacy statement to our webmaster at so it can be posted to our website.

Online voting, if necessary is expected to start January 1st, 2024.

BMW CCA NCC Sim Series – Fall 2023

BMW CCA NCC Sim Racing Program – 2023 Fall Season:


What is this program about? – This is a simulated racing league offered by BMW CCA National Capital Chapter (NCC). You do not have to be a member of BMW CCA to participate. We will use popular iRacing as our sim racing platform. We are open to all skill levels but we do require some experience and basic skills as explained in requirements section. We started this program in early 2020, ever since then we sim race all year around (4 seasons, 9-12 race weeks per season), and have dozens of enthusiastic drivers all over the country who have steadily improved over the years, so come and join us!

Why should you join and how is different than other leagues? – first and foremost, we focus on skill development. Almost all of our races are fixed setup in order to emphasize driver skill development rather than spending time “tuning” the car. We also strive to drive squeaky clean in this league, just like real club and vintage racing series, we do not condone racing contacts or incidents. We do have pretty tight rules (and penalty system) to enforce this priority. In order to accelerate your skill development, we also have data analysis sessions, replay peer reviews, additional practice nights, and most importantly friendly drivers who are willing to help out with any issues you may have (equipment setup, car painting, driving technique, etc.). Many of our drivers have experienced positive and accelerated learning by participating in this league and have enjoyed comraderies over the years.

How to join this league:

  • Once you have met the basic requirements below and have read and understood our rules and penalty system, you can apply to join the league. There are multiple steps required to participate in this league:
  • Please search and apply under BMW CCA NCC League in iRacing:
    • You must have –
    • Road racing license class of C or higher,
    • Safety rating (SR) of 2.50 or higher, AND
    • iRating of 1350 or higher to be accepted into the league
  • New members are accepted up to Tuesday of each week. We do not accept new applicants on official race day on Thursday.
  • Discord channel link will be sent out and you must acknowledge certain channel within Discord to participate in league sessions.



    • We (exclusively) use iRacing as our simulated racing program. You must be a member of iRacing ( which requires membership fee.
      • You will need to purchase number of tracks as the season goes on.
      • You will need to purchase number of cars. The car class we drive in this league are: GT3, GT4, GTE, GTP.
    • During iRacing sessions,
    • We use dedicated Discord ( channel for league communication. Discord channel info will be sent out once you join the league.


    • You must have a good, working sim racing wheelbase, wheel, and pedals to participate. This is not an arcade game, so a game controller or joystick won’t work here!
    • You must have a good, working PC with fast internet speed for smooth iRacing experience. You can check iRacing website for minimum computer and network requirements.
    • You must have a good, working headset with a microphone to participate in order to communicate with other drivers. Please do a mic check when you join the session.
      • iRacing radio button is the official communication channel, use it to alert other drivers (not via Discord).
    • Many drivers have dedicated sim racing rig where it supports monitors, wheelbase, pedals, etc. with built in seat for support. Although not required but sim rig is highly recommended for enhanced experience.


    This is the most important part of our sim racing league, please download and spend some time thoroughly going through the rules and penalty system we have in place.



    Wednesday Unofficial Race Format (starting at 7:00 PM EST):
    7:00 – 8:00 60 min Open Practice
    8:00 – 8:30 30 min Open Qualifying
    8:30 – 8:45 15 min Unofficial Race #1 (full reverse grid)
    8:45 – 9:00 15 min Unofficial Race #2 (full reverse grid)
    Thursday Official Race Format (starting at 7:00 PM EST):
    7:00 – 8:00 60 min Open Practice
    8:00 – 8:20 20 min Open Qualifying
    8:20 – 8:40 20 min Official Race #1 (top 12 reverse grid)
    8:40 – 9:00 20 min Official Race #2 (top 12 reverse grid)
    • By participating in this league and races, it is assumed that you have read these rules in their entirety and understand the rules and penalties.


    • Car: GTE
    • Time of day will vary
    • Weather: autogenerated
    • Track condition: autogenerated, carried over, but the marbles will be cleaned between sessions
    • Pitstop: none
    • Starting fuel level: 40%
    • Setup: fixed iRacing's Sprint setup
    • Fast repair: 1
    • Start type: rolling
    • In-racing incident penalty system (i.e., the drive-through penalty):
      • First 17x then every 5x thereafter
    • Race weeks dropped: 2
    • Points system: top 15 drivers are awarded with points linearly (i.e., 15 down to 1 for first 15 positions)
      • Qualifying: 15 down to 1 for first 15 positions
      • Race: 15 down to 1 for first 15 positions
      • Extra 1 point to the fastest lap in the race!
      • Points are aggregated for each race week and count toward the overall standings
    • We broadcast our official races on Thursday nights. Our official broadcast is VSPEED (


    • This league and broadcasting are not possible without help from our sponsors and donations.
    • We have multiple sponsorship opportunities available, please see the flyer below.
    • Please consider sponsoring us and help grow this exciting eSports league!


    • Program director: Scott Kim
    • Program associate chair: Brian Kennedy, Dean Thuline, Adam Poll, Clint Fletcher

    Questions, comments, suggestions, sponsorship inquiries, etc. please contact NCC sim racing team:

    “The cars may be virtual, but the race is REAL!”

    Are you a BMW CCA member?

    Are you NOT a BMW CCA member or has your membership lapsed?
    You can join or reinstate your membership here.
    To learn more about the BMW CCA, visit the BMW CCA website.

    Monthly socials

    NoVA – 1st Tuesday – Location: Patsy’s American. Vienna, VA New!
    Click here for parking map.

    Columbia Maryland – 2nd Thursday – Location: BJ’s Brewhouse, Columbia MD

    Montgomery County – 3rd Thursday – Location: Old Town Pour House,  MD
    We park in the garage next to the Pour House on the top outside 2nd floor.

    Join NCC and M Chapter for our monthly meetup at Hunt Valley Horsepower Cars & Coffee on the 2nd Saturday of each month!

    We will have dedicated, coned-off BMW only parking for the first 40 cars in front of Iron Rooster. Get there early to claim your spot and let’s see what marque runs this show!

    Sat, March 11
    Sat, April 8
    Sat, May 13
    Sat, June 17

    Hunt Valley Horsepower Cars & Coffee
    118 Shawan Road
    Hunt Valley, MD 21152

    2023 Karting Schedule

    2023 Karting Schedule

    Help Wanted

    Help Wanted

    Do you love finding the most obscure back roads? Do you love planning out road trips to interesting destinations? The National Capital Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America is looking for another tourmeister to help plan tour routes in the DMV and West Virginia area for next year. Contact Robert Hopkins at

    Membership Committee
    These volunteers create activities related to attracting, involving and retaining chapter members. Previous experience in motivating member participation in enthusiast organizations is a plus, but a positive attitude and a willingness to help are the basic requirements for the position.
    If you have a few hours monthly that you are able to dedicate to improving the membership experience for your fellow, please contact James Laws

    NCC Magazine (der Bayerische) Article and Photo Submissions

    NCCers, here’s your chance to see photo(s) of your car(s) in our chapter magazine, der Bayerische! We’re planning on starting a new, regular pictorial feature: “The Many Cars of NCC”. Submit your publication-quality, high-resolution photos to Please include pertinent info: your name, the make, model, and year of the car, the name of the photographer, and event date & location. Please make sure you have the photographer’s permission for us to publish the photo. Selected photos will appear in a group pictorial in an upcoming issue.

    If you’d like to write an article about your car(s) or your motorsports endeavors, we welcome that too! See our dB Article Submission Guidelines and feel free to reach out to with questions.

    Volunteers wanted!

    The National Capital Chapter (NCC) of the BMW Car Club of America (BMW CCA) is searching for a new Chairperson to head our Social Activities. As the largest BMW CCA chapter with more than 100+ event days per year, we always have something going on for our fellow car enthusiasts.


    • Well organized and familiar with NCC programs and car enthusiasts.
    • The proven ability to work well with others, handle tight deadlines, and by taking diversity into account, further deepen a sense of membership.


    • Develop and execute cross-program activities for membership base
    • Welcome and orient new members into the NCC
    • Maintain social calendar and coordinate promotion with various club media (der Bayerische (dB) newsletter, website, social media, email blasts, etc)

    This position will report directly to the NCC Board of Directors and has the flexibility to build their team immediately. Please send your resume to Paul Seto,, immediately to schedule an interview.