Event Photos

These are North Star club event photos from the past 12 months.  To see our complete set of event photos, please visit our Flickr page

2015 Motorwerks Tech Session

February 21, 2015


Motorwerks BMW hosted our club for a look into the exciting new technology available in BMW’s current and future vehicle lineup. Topics included M cars, EV cars and BMW Efficient Dynamics technology, along with a number of special vehicle on display for this exclusive North Star club event.  Very generous gift bags were available for registered attendees and walk-ins alike.  Included for pre-registered members, was a customized event shirt.  A big thank you to Motorwerks for pulling together a great event!

2015 Annual Winter Dinner Event

January 17, 2015


We held our annual North Star Chapter Winter Dinner on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter in Stillwater, MN.  We were pleased to feature as our guest speaker, Rob Siegel, "The Hack Mechanic" featured columnist in the BMW CCA Roundel Magazine and author of the book; Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic: How Fixing Broken BMWs Helped Make Me Whole.  The food was delightful, the entertainment was rich, and above all, the time spent with fellow members was memorable.

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Three State Weekend Adventure

October 3 - 5, 2014


This was a great weekend filled with exhilarating country roads, good food, and great people!  We traveled to Iowa, then to Wisconsin, and back home to Minnesota, all while taking in the sights, and enjoying the company of fellow club members.

2014 Bimmers 'n Brats Car Show

September 7, 2014

Car Show Preview

This was the first annual North Star Bimmers ‘n’ Brats car show! Club members, associates and their families were welcomed at the Germanic-American Institute to display their vintage, collector or special interest BMW.  There was socializing and the enjoyment of some good food with fellow enthusiasts at a unique and historic Minnesota location.

Grand German Adventure

September 20, 2014


We soaked up the German heritage of New Ulm on this full-day trip. We visited Hermann the German on the hill, toured Schell’s Brewery and dined at Veigel’s Kaiserhoff.  Great food to enjoy with our BMW friends!

River Road Pizza Run

August 16, 2014


Our BMW members and their family and friends came out to explore the back roads on the WI side of the Mississippi for some spectacular driving. Hidden in the rolling hills we found the Nelson Stone Barn, a wood-fired, brick oven eatery that serves incredible pizza in an amazing setting.

Road to Paradise

July 26, 20141


We got away to the lake and enjoyed dinner at the beautiful Paradise Landing Restaurant. The restaurant was located on the south shore of Balsam Lake, WI and featured a large outdoor patio and an extensive menu.  The view was spectacular!  For dessert, we headed over to Nelson’s Ice Cream in Stillwater. Yum!

Vino in the Valley

June 21, 2014


A short trek over to the Wisconsin side of the river and we discovered Vino in the Valley. We had an entertaining drive on back roads followed by a leisurely dinner. Sometimes the waits at Vino in the Valley can be long, but when it’s this good, there no reason to rush!

Lanesboro Loop

May 17, 2014


As we looped through the back roads of southern Minnesota on this extended day-long drive, we first explored the Hiawatha Apple Blossom loop near Winona.  We then headed down to the Lanesboro area for lunch at Riverside on the Root with a bonus stop on the way back at Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery.