THE ICON: 50 Years of the 2002


May 18


10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-icon-50-years-of-the-2002-tickets-43761127711

BMW CCA Foundation

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/bmw-cca-foundation-7301512299

BMW CCA Foundation Museum

190 Manatee Ct, Greer, SC 29651

Greer, SC, US, 29651

You’re invited to the world’s biggest birthday party for the legendary BMW 2002.

You feel it in your bones…the 2002 is more than just a car. For many, it’s an obsession.

THE ICON: 50 Years of the 2002 will celebrate the car that changed everything, and raised the stakes for the sports car scene in North America. The exhibition will run through January 2019…but you’ve got the chance to see it all on OPENING DAY, May 18.  Significant bragging rights are at stake!

Twenty-six exceptional 2002s will be gathered to tell the story of the car, the cult, and the impact still being felt in the automotive scene today.  You’ll see the very best examples in the country, gathered into four groupings: Stock, Variants, Modified and Race.

Three unique talks will be given by 02 celebs on Opening Day only:

– Hack Mechanic Rob Siegel will tell the story of “Louie,” and give his unique take on the 2002.

– ICON Book researcher and author Jackie Jouret will tell the real story of the 2002’s development…and it’s not the story you’ve been led to believe all these years!

– BMW-commissioned artist Adrian Valentin Mitu will talk about his tribute to the legendary Jochen Neerpasch, and will be creating BMW art on-site during the event.

All attendees are automatically entered in several on-site drawings.  You could win, on the spot:

– A free set of Yokohama tires

– One of 5 $100 gift certificates from Bavarian Autosport

– Car Care Products from Griots Garage

– The perfect vintage automobile mats from CocoMats

The cars, the celebs, the give-aways…and the Museum will be packed to the rafters with 2002-related art, memorabilia and rarities you’ve never seen before. Author Jackie Jouret has done extensive research on the development of the 2002, and has discovered new information never before released. You’re guaranteed to learn and experience something new.

And of course, ICON exhibition books, posters and merchandise will all be available to feed your unhealthy obsession.

THE ICON: 50 Years of the 2002 is an exhibition not to be missed, generously presented to you by The Werk Shop, along with Modified Group Sponsor Yokohama Tire, Car Care Sponsor Griot’s Garage, Bavarian AutosportClassic BMW, CocoMats, and Odometer Gears.


We’re charging $20 per person for this experience ($10 for kids).  Here’s why.  Your BMW CCA Foundation is a nonprofit organization, and exists only through the generosity of its donors.  Your admission fee will help to sustain the CCA Foundation Museum & Archive, and it will also help fund Tire Rack Street Survival, a national car-control training program for teenage drivers.  

You’ll leave with something cool. Your admission fee includes a special ICON collectible for you to take home. You’ll love it…promise.

Food Trucks will be waiting onsite.  Between 11:00am and 2:00pm, you will have the ability to purchase lunch from top-quality food trucks parked onsite (lunch is not included in your admission fee).  There are also several restaurants located at exits 63 and 54 on Interstate 85.

This place is worth seeing.  The BMW CCA Foundation Museum & Archive is located just 50 minutes south of the Vintage host hotel, directly next door to the BMW Performance Center, and across the street from BMW’s largest manufacturing center. The Museum & Archive currently preserves about 45,000 BMW-related items, from rare cars to engines to art. It’s the largest such collection in the Americas.  And if you’re a member of the BMW Car Club of America, it’s all here for you.



You’re charging admission for this event.  Where does my money go?

Your admission fee will be used to operate your BMW CCA Museum & Archive, the largest in the Americas.  It will also help to support Tire Rack Street Survival, a nationwide car-control clinic for teenagers.  And finally, your admission charge covers the cost of a special item you’ll receive when you’re here.  Last year, the Foundation, our volunteers and supporting organizations trained more than 2,800 young drivers.  The Foundation’s programs are donor-supported.  They don’t happen without you, so we’re grateful for your support! 

Is there an age limit to enter the event?

All are invited.  There is no age limit for this event.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We’ve got the only building on our street. We have plenty of parking all around our building, on the street, and you are welcome to park on the grass. We will have volunteers here to show you where you can park.


What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Bring your enthusiasm and love for the marque!  And bring your cameras…you are welcome to take all the photographs and video you want.  Pets may be brought to the property, but they will not be allowed inside the building.


Is this event registration separate from my registration for The Vintage?

Yes. On this page, you will only register for the BMW CCA Foundation’s ICON exhibition on Friday, May 19. You do not have to be registered for The Vintage to attend the ICON opening event. To register for The Vintage event on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Hot Springs NC, please visit www.atthevintage.com.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For The Vintage: contact Scott Sturdy at scottsturdy@yahoo.com or visit www.atthevintage.com.

For the Foundation’s ICON Exhibition: contact Andrea Galehouse or Michael Mitchell at 864.329.1919. You may also send an email to info@bmwccafoundation.org.


Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Yes.  Just make sure to give us the name of the new registrant, so we can put them on the list.


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, please contact us using the phone number or email above.


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