BMW CCA Festorics presented by Michelin
The BMW Clubs in America Present
A Celebration of 100 Years of BMW
August 20-21, 2016
Laguna Seca Monterey, California
Festorics is a celebration of the diversity and the mystique of BMW, the cars and their owners and our appreciation for the brand. Since its beginnings Festorics has improved year by year in every one of the aspects by what this event is measured; the exciting setting, the hospitality, the efficient organization, our enthusiastic audience, the awareness at BMW NA, and above all, the elegance, originality and state of preservation of the participating automobiles.
BMW of North America brings classic BMW Motorsport cars to race during the weekend, examples include the 1980 IMSA M1, the 1978 Group 5 320 Turbo, and the 1975 IMSA GT 3.0CSL. Famous drivers such as Bobby Rahal and Jackie Stewart, and others are regularly invited to pilot these cars. Privately owned BMW racers range from prewar to classic '70s race cars; these race cars occasionally stop by our corral so our members can see them.
The action in Laguna Seca's race paddock is equally breathtaking. Spectators can walk among an incredible array of vintage race cars still warm from their laps on the track—including a few spectacular BMWs; you might catch Ludwig Wilisch, BMW NA CEO, on the track racing a historic BMW!
Alpina CEO Andreas Bovensiepen Will Be Guest Speaker At Festorics Dinner
We are excited to announce that Alpina CEO Andreas Bovensiepen will be our special guest and speaker at this year's Festorics Kick-Off Dinner presented by the BMW Performance Driving School at the Nicklaus Club Monterey on August 19. Not only will Bovensiepen be our guest, but he is bringing some very special Alpina cars for display in the courtyard during this elegant affair.
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FestoricsPresented by Michelin
August 20-21, 2016 Gates open at 7 a.m. (Race ticket required)
You will be directed to the BMW parking corral - make sure you have your corral pass displayed so the parking attendants can see it clearly. When you reach the BMW Corral, volunteers will direct you to the area designated for your series BMW. Once you have parked, you should check in at the registration tent, receive your t-shirt, wristband, and have fun!
Enjoy a sumptuous gourmet lunch at the Corral and soak up the magnificent racing ambiance. Mid-day also holds prizes and give-aways, including sets of brakes sponsored by Cool Carbon Performance and the coveted 2 Day Driving School package sponsored by Mike Renner and the BMW Performance Center.
Make the most out of your weekend
Festorics is an outdoor event. Attire should be comfortable and convenient for walking and sitting. Styles range from dressy to resort casual. Temperatures are often cool in the morning and evening, and warm during the day, so layering is recommended. Your event ticket must also be visible at all times.
To fully enjoy your day at Festorics, you might want to bring these items: comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a sweater or jacket, handy wipes, a camera, and a blanket or cushion for the bleachers.
Be prepared: your clean, detailed car will get dusty and dirty in the corral; there is no grass parking at Laguna.
The gourmet lunch is available by pre-purchased ticket in our exclusive CCA hospitality tent. And of course, a multitude of foods are available at concession stands at the event.
During Festorics, visit the Rolex tent to find out the schedule for free guided pit tours to learn fascinating details of special cars racing that weekend. Arrive early to avoid traffic into Laguna Seca and to snag a choice parking spot in our corral near the hospitality area.
Volunteerism is the backbone of the event. If you're familiar with the history of Festorics, then you know the dedication and time put in by our volunteers enables BMW CCA Festorics to provide you with an excellent experience every year. While registering for Festorics, take the opprotunity to sign up to volunteer. Read more
Spaten is Back
The much-loved Spaten beer garden will return this year for all three Celebrate BMW events in Monterey! Look for the complimentary members-only biergarten at Legends Of The Autobahn, the BMW CCA Festorics, and the 47th Annual Oktoberfest presented by Michelin. Don't miss out on a single opportunity to enjoy a cold one with your fellow members!
Grab your tickets for exclusive corral parking, catered track side luncheon, the fabulous Friday night Festorics Kickoff Dinner presented by BMW Performance Center at the Nicklaus Club-Monterey featuring Alpina CEO Andreas Bovensiepen as guest speaker, and event tickets to the Reunion races themselves - all from one convenient source. Register today to secure your spot at Festorics in Monterey, California!
Pricing: Festorics Corral and Hospitality Area presented by Michelin
Monterey Weekend Shipping and Registration Fee $17.50
Covers Legends of the Autobahn and/or Festorics
Festorics Corral Lakebed $215.00
Includes three-day race ticket, corral pass, and one hospitality pass
Bonus: limited-edition 100-year grille badge and Festorics t-shirt included, a $65 value!
Festorics Hospitality (Saturday and Sunday) $20.00
Required for purchase of breakfast and/or lunch in BMW CCA hospitality area.
Festorics Kickoff Dinner presented by BMW Performance Driving School $64.95
Hosted at the Nicklaus Club-Monterey with guest speaker Alpina CEO Andreas Bovensiepen, who will also be bringing some very special Alpina cars for display in the courtyard during our elegant affair.
BMW Corral Pass Holders Must Have a Three-Day Race Ticket
As with all featured marques, BMW corral pass holders must have a three-day race ticket that is available for $140 via our registration page. This is actually less expensive than purchasing an advance Saturday single day ticket and premium parking pass! Members who purchase both a corral pass and three-day race ticket will receive a Festorics T-shirt and a special limited-edition grille badge (pictured below) that commemorates our anniversary year. That's a $65 value included with your purchase compliments of the Club!
Please Note: Only one three-day race ticket has to be associated with each BMW corral pass. Your guests with a hospitality pass only can purchase one-day or two-day race tickets.
Festorics: Free Limited-Edition Grille Badge And Festorics Shirt!
The second of the three events during Celebrate BMW is the Festorics Corral and Hospitality Area presented by Michelin at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion on August 19-21. Festorics is an exclusive parking corral and hospitality area for BMW owners and their cars at Laguna Seca Raceway during the historic races. And new this year, members who purchase both a corral pass and three-day race ticket will receive both a Festorics t-shirt and a special limited-edition grille badge that commemorates the anniversary year, a $65 value!
Lodging and VenuesFestorics takes place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca - Salinas/Monterey, California's rugged central coast. There are lodging blocks at various hotels. It is important that you follow the lodging instructions during the registration process.
If the blocks at Lighthouse Lodge and Monterey Tides are full, please visit Resort2Me.com or call 831 642-6622.
You must register for Celebrate BMW before making lodging reservations. Lodging subject to availability.