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2022 SummerFAST at NOW Arena

Sun, July 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Come join Windy City BMW Club at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates on Sunday, July 10th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for a celebration of all things automotive!

This free and family-friendly event is a snap-shot of what Windy City BMW Club offers all automotive enthusiasts, including a car show, vendor booths, autocross ride-alongs with club instructors, and most importantly, a strong social group of automotive enthusiasts who LOVE cars! 100% of proceeds received by Windy City BMW Club for this event will be donated to our club supported charities, which are Gigi’s Playhouse, Northern Illinois Food Bank, and the BMW CCA Foundation. More information about the event activities is provided below.

Car Show Competition – Pre-Registration Required!

As this is a BMW event, the majority of our car show competition classes are BMW specific. However, if you have something amazing that you want to show off, WE WANT TO SEE IT! Competition classes are provided below. Trophies will be awarded for best in each class. Pre-registration for the car show is required, and must be submitted by Friday, July 1, 2022. To register, please send an email to specialevent@windycitybmw.com with your name, preferred email address for communication, year, make, model, and your competition class. All cars participating in the car show must be checked in and parked before 11:00 am, as judging will begin at 11:00 am sharp!

Competition Classes

  • Best Classic BMW (1989 and older)
  • Best 1/ 2 Series
  • Best 3/ 4 Series
  • Best 5/ 6/ 7/ 8 Series
  • Best Z Series BMW
  • Best Mini or MINI
  • Best non-BMW

We will also be providing trophies for Best Project, Best Weekend Racer, Best Survivor, Best Paint Job, and Best of Show at this event!

Vendor Booths

Our club would not be what it is without the support of our local vendors! Be sure to visit one of the participating vendor booths available to say hi, see what they are offering, and look at all of their cool stuff! Our vendor list is constantly growing, so be sure to check back later for updates. Thank you to all our vendors for participating!

  • Big Door Garage Suites
  • Olson’s Custom Detailing
  • LukeG Workshop
  • German Auto Werks
  • Gigi’s Playhouse

Autocross Demonstration Ride-Along with Club Instructors

Autocross is one of the most affordable forms of competitive motorsports where you race against the clock instead of wheel-to-wheel with other cars. This means you get the fun of racing your car in competition with minimal risk of damaging you or your car, including, less wear and tear on your tires, brake pads, and other car parts than other forms of auto racing. From bone stock cars to highly modified racers, anyone can enjoy this sport!

Utilizing large, open spaces such as parking lots or airports, autocross courses are set up with cones and are constantly change from event to event. Hop in the passenger seat with one of our club instructors to get a taste of what it’s like competing head to head with others in this sport!

You must be at least 18 years old to ride with an instructor and be wearing closed toed shoes. This is an at speed demonstration, and passengers will be required to sign a waiver, wear a club provided helmet and balaclava for the demonstration. Those who have issues with high-g maneuvers or get car sick should not participate in this offering. 

Event Schedule

  • Gates open at 10:00 am
  • Vendor booth activities: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Car show
    • All competitors must be parked and registered by 11:00 am
    • Viewing from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
    • Award presentation at 1:45 pm
  • Autocross Demonstrations
    • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Event closes at 3:00 pm

Volunteer Opportunities Available!

Do you want to be involved with the SummerFAST Event Team and help make this event a success? DO YOU WANT A COOL, EXCLUSIVE EVENT T-SHIRT FOR VOLUNTEERING?! Let us know by reaching out at specialevent@windycitybmw.com

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NOW Arena – Formally Sears Centre
5333 Prairie Stone Parkway
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
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