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News & Events, July 2020

Happy 4th! Watch Hoonigan slay some tires in an E36.

It’s the beginning of summer and we have fun events planned for you. Many of our activities are out doors and can be easily modified to accommodate local Covid-19 guidelines. With that in mind, we are excited for the 9th Annual River Road Pizza Run, other monthly “Tom’s Tours”, and a driver education event at Dakota County Technical Center. Read on for more details and how to register for these events. 

We are continuing to plan activities for this year so check out the calendar at periodically for what’s going on.  Unfortunately, some annual events do not lend themselves to our new (and hopefully temporary) normal. The Annual Member Picnic is canceled for this reason. For the events we do hold, it is more important than ever that we do their part to protect ourselves and others by wearing masks, staying six feet apart, and staying home when we feel sick.

Hope to see you soon!


Table of Contents

Upcoming Events
  • July 11: Caffeine & Octane
  • July 18: 9th Annual River Road Pizza Run
  • August 23: North Star Mini Summer Schnell 2020
  • New Webmaster
Feature Article
  • Tom's Tours: Mississippi Meander Photos
Member Spotlight
  • Jonah's M2

Member Corner
  • Member Spotlight
  • Tech Advisor
  • Classifieds

Upcoming Events

Caffeine & Octane

Saturday, July 11, 8:00am – Noon
AutoMotorPlex Medina
We are excited to join AutoMotorPlex for their July Caffeine and Octane event! Our BMWCCA tent will mark an area for members and friends to gather. We hope you join us and say hi! A select number of complimentary tickets are available through the club, please message us directly if interested.
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9th Annual River Road Pizza Run

Saturday, July 18
Meet at Kohl's Parking Lot, Cottage Grove — Depart at 1:30pm 
Explore the back roads on the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi for some spectacular driving. Hidden in the rolling hills we'll find our annual favorite Nelson Stone Barn, a wood-fired, brick oven eatery that serves incredible pizza in an amazing setting. Beer and Wine are also available, along with ice cream for dessert.  

Join your BMW friends for relaxed outdoor dining.  Due to COVID-19, the indoor tables are not available, but the outdoor tables and extensive grounds are available for our use.  Bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs, if you wish.  Waits can be long, but no one seems to mind.

Please plan to arrive on time with a full tank of gas. We'll have a round of introductions, review the route and hit the road.
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North Star Mini Summer Schnell 2020

Sunday, August 23, 2020
Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, MN

We have the track at Dakota County Technical College reserved for Saturday, August 23rd!  Come join us to learn all about vehicle dynamics, hone your skills, or just have some fun!  There is a full day of track driving/instruction for those who register for the full day. 

For those who'd like to see what performance driving is all about, there is an option to drive one session (approx 20 minutes), being led by instructors, free of charge. 

No previous experience is needed, the only thing we ask is that the car is in good repair and you be ready to have fun!
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For questions about driving events, please contact the Drivers Education Commitee via email:


New Webmaster

Welcome to Emi Bautista, our new volunteer webmaster! We're eager to begin transitioning to a more modern, easy-to-use, feature-filled website over the next coming months. Stay tuned and keep an eye on for updates!

Feature Article

Photo Album: Tom's Tours 2020
Mississippi Meander • June 13, 2020
More Photos

Member Spotlight

Jonah K. is adding some extra utility to the ultimate driving machine and shared the following about his M2. 
Delivered in January 2018, the M2 is the culmination of my initial 135i and subsequent M235i ownership experiences. It was immediately taken to Glisten Detailing for PPF and ceramic coating. Soon after a Stage 1 Dinan kit was added including intake, exhaust, computer and suspension upgrades along with a FabSpeed downpipe. The car has been used on multiple rallies including Crown and Kannonball, where it often has a camera mounted to it! Winter duty is a breeze with Blizzak LM32s. 


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We are the largest BMW franchise in the surrounding 5 state region. Our facility, provided for your ultimate buying and servicing experience, is 180,000sq. feet hosting 5 indoor showrooms and 3 client lounges. Motorwerks BMW is proud to be the Midwest’s largest Certified Pre-Owned BMW dealership, and the #1 Pre-Owned luxury retailer for the Penske Automotive Group. For your shopping convenience, we house our entire CPO inventory inside a climate-controlled show floor. Motorwerks wants to take the inconvenience out of your service visit. We offer:

  • Service Valet – Pick up and Delivery
  • The area’s largest fleet of loaner vehicles so you can continue to enjoy the BMW experience while your car is being serviced.
  • 3 client lounges have free Wi-Fi access so you don’t miss a beat in your workday.
  • Free shuttles can take you to and from many destinations throughout the metro area.
  • Indoor reception and indoor storage during your service visit.
  • The 3rd largest parts department in the country.
  • Motorwerks employs the most Certified BMW Master Technicians in the Midwest.

Member Corner

Member Spotlight

Love your ride? Starting a new project? Share it with the rest of our members by featuring it in one of our member spotlights on social media. Send requests with photos of your car and a brief description.
Submit Request

Tech Advisor

The great part about being a member of the North Star Chapter is access to the vast technical knowledge of our club members.  If you find yourself with car troubles and need free advice, send us your technical questions.
Ask a Question


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