Farewell Friend, You Will be Missed

derek hanson

It is with a heavy heart that I pass on the sad news of Derek Hanson's passing on June 24th.  Derek was a dear friend not just to me, but to the majority of our members. He was always courteous and a class act. I had great respect for him. We will all miss his leadership, inspiration and in depth knowledge of all things related to cars and racing. And most of all we will miss his smiling face, the cigar, the well known "stick" and his great sense of humour. He has long been part of Trillium and will greatly be missed.

We Want to Hear From You

We hope that you're enjoying the latest issue of BimmerLife magazine. Inside each issue you'll find stories about events, members, and cars from each chapter in the BMW CCA.For Trillium's spread in the next issue of BimmerLife magazine we are planning the following features, and we want to hear from you!

Member Rides

Your BMW could be featured in the next issue of BimmerLife We want to know what's in your garage! Send us some photos (300 DPI minimum) and tell us about your beloved BMW.

Share Your Best Stories

Trillium Advanced Driving School at Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Trillium and Allegheny Chapters of BMW CCA will be hosting a Advanced Driving School (ADS) and BMW CCA Club Racing Time Trials at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PIRC) starting on Monday, September 14 To Wednesday the 16th, 2020. This is a “weekday” event.

You are invited to attend! Take a lap of the track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTgkbZ_ZJ40&feature=youtu.be

BMW Car Club of America/Trillium Chapter, Membership Reward Rebate Programme

Effective June 3, 2019, BMW Group Canada will offer a Membership Reward Rebate Programme for Trillium Chapter members based on Canadian eligibility criteria, with graduated rebate values similar to the U.S. programme. The Terms and Conditions, and rebate allowances are as follows:

Terms and Conditions:

Track Weekend Coming Up? Sponsor Garages Offering both Free and Paid Tech Inspections

All participants in Trillium BMW Club driving schools and racing schools must bring a completed tech inspection form to each event. After inspection, it must be filled and signed by a provincially licensed mechanic or equivalent in the US.

Download the Technical Inspection Form here

Any garage with a licensed mechanic can perform these inspections. Fees for the inspection vary by garage.

Gmail, you, and the club

Using Gmail as your e-mail account when communicating with the club? That's great, a lot of our members do. But please note that Gmail will occasionally tend to place e-mail into the Spam folder or on the Promotions or Social tab. If you have been looking for mail from the club in your Gmail account, please be sure to check

SA2010 Helmets - 2020 Is the Final Year - 6 Months Remain

As of 2017 (TBA 2018), the minimum standard for accepted helmets at BMW Club of Canada, Trillium Chapter driving events will be SA2010. Since SA2020 helmets do not become available until the end of the year, this is the final year we will accept SA2010 helmets. Please do not confuse M20XX with SA20XX. M is for 'M'otorcyle, not 'M'otorsport. We do not accept motorcycle (i.e. M-rated) helmets.  For more information on helmet standards, please see the web site of the Snell Memorial Foundation at http://www.smf.org/stds.