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Ditto...there's lots of things of interest...and if you decide not to participate in events...the subscription to the Roundel is worth the annual dues.

If you decide to join, please feel free to use my BMW CCA membership number as a referral (see my BMW CCA member number below in my signature). :)

Also, have you gone to their website? They allow limited access to the site for non-members...you can access some things when clicking on the pull downs along the top of the page. Here's a direct link...click around on the site for more info about the organization and what all they have to offer: http://bmwcca.org/index.php?pageid=new_member
 

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BMW CCA membership may have been valuable on the era before the internet because the only to get techical tips, gatherings etc is through Roundel etc.

After the internet is widely popular with forums etc, CCA membership is slowly going away with the wind.
 

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your experience will differ greatly based on which chapter you (would) belong to, here in san diego we have a great club which offers tons of fun events (both driving and non driving).

here are some photos from our events: http://socalbavarians.com/
more: https://picasaweb.google.com/113380732609595051220

and heres a list of upcoming events so you can get an idea of what we offer: http://sdbmwcca.com/calendar.html

there are also many independent shops who offer 10-15% discounts on service for cca members, as well as discounts for parts from the dealer.
 

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BMW CCA membership may have been valuable on the era before the internet because the only to get techical tips, gatherings etc is through Roundel etc.

After the internet is widely popular with forums etc, CCA membership is slowly going away with the wind.
With all due respect...rallys, autocross, day trips, and drivers clinics can't be experienced thru the internet, at least not with real seat time! And then there is that Octoberfest thing............
 

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Do we have to be CCA member to attend meetings of chapters?I guess only as a BMW enthusiast it should be possible to attend.The only big advantage seems to be the discount if you want to attend BMW driving school activities.
 

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With all due respect...rallys, autocross, day trips, and drivers clinics can't be experienced thru the internet, at least not with real seat time! And then there is that Octoberfest thing............
And don't forget the annual "RAFFLE" ...which makes you think that every year...it will be your year to be one of the lucky bastards that wins a brand new BMW....or the money if you don't care for any of the models that are up that year. :fruit:

As ganesht & I both have intimated...there is a lot that BMW CCA offers...it is more than the magazine...it offers driving events, fellowship, discounts, information, driver schools, professional roadside emergency help, and there's the "friends of BMW" booklet that has lists of members you can call if you're traveling and need help (technical/mechanical) directions, a place to stay in an emergency etc.

Again, click the link in my post above (post #3) to see what all BMW CCA has to offer. Some may find that it's something they really like...and some may not. And if the links and info I've provided encourages you to join...please remember my membership number and list me as a "referral". :D
 

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I think it's worth belonging to. I enjoy the magazine and the emergency roadside service provides some peace of mind insurance. I'm not aware of a chapter in Montana, but, judging by the number of Bimmers in Missoula, I've thought about trying to start one. Also, I'm pretty conficent if I wanted to join the one in Spokane I'd be welcome.
 

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your experience will differ greatly based on which chapter you (would) belong to, here in san diego we have a great club which offers tons of fun events (both driving and non driving).

here are some photos from our events: http://socalbavarians.com/
My wife and I joined after we ordered her 335is and they even let us drive my S2000 in their January Sunday Cruise. We're in image 6696 and a few others. We're planning on running the S2000 in the April autocross so my wife can get some real high-performance rear wheel drive experience under her belt before we pick up her 335is in May.

No one has mentioned this yet, but if you're a BMW CCA member for at least one year and maintain your membership continuously, you can get a rebate ranging from $500 to $1,500 on a new BMW, depending on the model.
 

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Yes. Discounts alone make it worthwhile. Even without the discounts, auto crosses, other club events, and ROUNDEL make it worth joining.

Sadly we're not members any more. Couldn't justify the price just for Roundel. If CCA ever starts up a Llanfairpwllgwyngyll chapter we're back in.


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No one has mentioned this yet, but if you're a BMW CCA member for at least one year and maintain your membership continuously, you can get a rebate ranging from $500 to $1,500 on a new BMW, depending on the model.[/QUOTE]

I got my $1000 rebate 2 weeks after submitting the materials.

As mentioned above, Roundel, alone, is worth the price of membership.
 
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