Our business meetings are held monthly and are open to all members (call ahead to let us know you’re coming).
Chapter members receive our bi-monthly publication, Die Zeitung, or DZ, with timely articles about coming events and other information of interest to members.
If you would like more information on CVC activities, e-mail the event organizer or any of our board members.
In Memory Of
John W. Bisset
1937 - 2014
It is with sadness we deliver this message. Yesterday we received word that John Bisset passed away Monday night. John was in the BMW CCA from very early on and was one of the founding fathers of the Connecticut Valley Chapter. John has been on the Chapter’s board for near all of it’s 40+ years, and has held about every position from Member-at-Large all the way to President. At one point, in the lean early years, he and Marsh Wilson even loaned the Chapter money to keep it afloat. John was proud to have been included among those members from the First 5000 who participated in the Oktoberfest Anniversary a few years ago. As we understand, he was also a 55-year member in the SCCA.
As most of you know, John has suffered from Alzheimer’s for several years and it has been a real struggle just to get through day-to-day living. Please keep Barbara, her sons and all their family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
If you wish to send any condolences to Barbara, or Jonathan, who has now taken over Performance Automotive from his parents, their contact information is as follows:
With warm thoughts for John and the Bisset Family,
BMW CCA - Connecticut Valley Chapter
A creative video capturing the highlights of the E32 735i and 750iL used in the 1989 movie Speed Zone. This compilation of shots is set to period correct music which was originally used in Scarface. Speed Zone is the 3rd Cannonball Run starring John Candy and Eugene Levy. Quite rare to see a E32 put through such extensive stunt driving.
– Adrian Pasternak
A documentary on the M635csi starring race car driver Nelson Piquet. It is a Dutch production, though Nelson speaks English while he is demonstrating what this E24 can do. Exceptional shots showing the features and dynamics of this classic automobile. Filmed during 1984-1985.
– Adrian Pasternak
BMW Love Story
BMW Love Story, a film made about BMW passion from 1978. The main character is tired of his ordinary car and discovers his answer to a real car lies in Munich. He discovers all sorts of interesting scenery, BMWs and challenges along the way. In addition to falling in love with his newly acquired E21 323i, he finds love elsewhere thanks to driving The Ultimate Driving Machine. He later spreads his word to his mates back home in the US. Amazing scenery, driving and an array of BMWs from the 30s to 1978 are featured. I highly recommend, though lengthy.
A bit of BMW Isetta fame!
I came across this 1987 Depeche Mode video featuring a ‘56 - ‘62 BMW Isetta 300. You can see the car being used from 1:01-3:00. Beautiful scenery and footage of the features of the Isetta.
– Adrian Pasternak
Some Things Never Change
Monthly Business Meetings. All CVC members are invited and encouraged to participate in Chapter operations, hence, the monthly business meetings are open to all members. They are held once each month, on a Friday (unless otherwise noted), and start at 7:00 p.m.
The location changes - depending on which Board member is the host that month. Please click the link for dates and locations and contact the host to let them know you will be attending and get directions. (knowing this ensures that we have enough food and drink).
CVC member Justin Kababik runs Redfive Motorsport out of Plainville. This car is his 5er, which he raced in the celebrated One Lap of America! Official Final Class Results:
Position5Car No.49ClassVintage ForeignTeamRedfive Racing
1989 BMW 535i
Justin Kababik - Plainville CT USA
G. Baer Connard - Reading USACumulative