(Editor’s note: During the month of February, the ClassicCars.com Journal presents a series of stories exploring car clubs and what they offer to the collector car community. If you have a car club story to share, see the note at the end of this article.)
There are a great many car clubs in the US and most offer many of the same things — a newsletter and perhaps a magazine, regional and national events, an online forum where people can interact, and meetings where members get together in person, usually over lunch or dinner, to discuss their favorite brand or model cars.
There is a single-marque car club out there that has all of those elements but also has an additional component that no other car club in the US has. That club is the BMW Car Club of America and that component is the BMW CCA Foundation.
The foundation is an organization that defines itself as a non-profit,…