About the New Mexico Chapter

Photo of the NM BMW CCA at Valle Grande - Jason Collin


BMW CCA New Mexico Chapter logoThe BMW Car Club of America New México Chapter serves members throughout the entire state of New México and El Paso, Texas. The Chapter, founded by Dieter Fox and Jacqueline Fuchs Fox in 1987, offers social events, driving tours, tech Sessions, and car shows. New México is the fifth-largest state geographically, and in a region interwoven with art, culture, history and stunningly beautiful scenery, it is truly the “Land of Enchantment.” For this reason, our premier events are our New Mexico True driving tours.

Driving Tours

Photo from the 2017 Fall TourOur annual Karl Fox Memorial Fall Tour typically takes us to Northern New México and is timed to coincide with the change to Fall foliage. Tours have included trips to Taos, Santuario de Chimayó, Abiquiu, the Valles Caldera, Cimarron, Tres Piedras, Los Alamos, Bandelier National Monument, Pecos National Historical ParkFort Union National Monument among other historic and scenic points of interest. Themed tours have included a drive back in history on the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway, through the mining towns of Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos; tracing the northern route of the pre-1937 Route 66 alignment; following the route of the old “Chile Line” narrow gauge railroad from Tres Piedras to Santa Fé; and a tour of the historic Fred Harvey Castañeda Hotel in Las Vegas (NM).

Our Spring Tours are generally destination tours south of Albuquerque and have included El Morro and El Malpais National Monuments; the Very Large Array on the Plains of San Agustin near Magdalena; Ruidoso; Lincoln Historic Site; Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument west of Mountainair; the Trinity Site near Alamogordo; and an  EV-friendly tour of the southern pre-1937 Route 66 alignment from Albuquerque to Laguna Pueblo through Los Lunas.

Our tours usually include wonderful dining. Examples include Gabriel’s North of Santa Fé, Rancho de Chimayó, Chili Line Depot in Tres Piedras, The Plaza Hotel Range Cafe in Las Vegas, Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, the historic Luna Mansion in Los Lunas, the historic St. James Hotel in Cimarron and of course, many small places with excellent green chile cheeseburgers!

Tech Sessions, Car Shows and Social Events

Photo from a Spring FiestaThe BMW Car Club of America New México Chapter is not only about driving tours. We have several Tech Sessions and member Garage days throughout the year in Albuquerque and Santa Fé. They are always interesting, and include pizza! Our annual Spring Clean Car Show and fundraiser at the the beautiful New Mexico Veterans Memorial Park in Albuquerque is an opportunity to show off your clean BMW, and enjoy camaraderie with other BMW enthusiasts while supporting our veterans. Other activities include hosted membership dinners, ice cream socials, indoor karting, and a monthly gathering or drive. Hope you can join us!

Borderland Region

The Borderland Region of the  BMW Car Club of America New México Chapter serves members in Southern New Mexico, West Texas and Northern Chihuahua. The region brings club members in Las Cruces, El Paso and Ciudad Juárez together for driving, touring and social events in addition to all the other Chapter events. The Borderland Region events are held on the first Sunday of the month.

Learn More About The New Mexico Chapter

Subscribe to the New Mexico BMW CCA News – The New Mexico BMW CCA Chapter sends out periodic notifications of upcoming events, reports on past events, chapter news and occasional profiles of chapter members and/or their cars. If you would like to subscribe to the emails, you may Subscribe Here. If you live in southern New Mexico, El Paso, or Ciudad Juárez, be sure to check the Borderland Events Special Interest Group for possible emails about events in the region.

Contact Us – Our primary contact for inquires is president@nmbmwcca.org. You can also view our full Contact Information. If you have an idea for a driving tour, email the New Mexico Chapter Driving Events Coordinator at dec@nmbmwcca.org. If you have suggestions for events in southern New Mexico or the El Paso area, contact borderland@nmbmwcca.org.

Follow Us – Check out our public Facebook Page or enter into the conversation on our Facebook Group.

Meet UsView profiles of some of the New Mexico BMW Community.

Catch Up on Our News – View the New Mexico Chapter News to learn about recent events and other information.

Participate – View our Event Calendar for upcoming and past events. You don’t have to a member of the BMW CCA. All are welcome!

Join the BMW CCA – Membership in the New Mexico Chapter is handled through the BMW Car Club of America. To join, find details on the BMW CCA national website.

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