• Neue Klasse und Kaffee

  • Neue Klasse und Kaffee is a monthly gathering for the BMW Neue Klasse cars in the San Francisco Bay Area organized by BMW 2002 FAQ. We meet on a third Saturday of every month between 8:00am and 11:00am at either Back Yard Coffee in Redwood City, CA or Chromatic Coffee in Sunnyvale, CA. We alternate the location monthly. We are small group of people who enjoy our cars as much as we enjoy the conversations with other fellow drivers. The gathering gets a large number of BMW 1600s, BMW 2002s, Tourings and other Neue Klasse cars. Other manufacturers are welcome, especially if you have something classic.

     

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  • Upcoming Events

    • 11/17/2018 04:00 PM Until 07:00 PM
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      We will be back in Redwood City, CA

      We will gather at Caltrain Parking lot just across the street from the coffee shop. For those interested, Redwood City Farmers Market will be just across the railroad tracks.

      I will be there from 8am to 11am with some Donuts. Unfortunately Back Yard Coffee had to close. We will meet at thge same parking lot, but the coffee will be available at Pete's at the other end of the block.
    • 12/08/2018 05:00 PM
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      NT49MD-2018— Not the
      49 Mile Drive , Saturday 8 December, 2018
       
       
       
      Not the 49 Mile Drive, the BayArea 02 annual rally, arrives in San Francisco again on December 8 (2nd Saturday in December).  As before, we'll meet at OceanBeach between 9 and 9:30 AM.  Many of you may recall that we assemble across The Great Highway from Beach Chalet on the West end of Golden GatePark.  Fulton St. is the cross street and turning left from Fulton St. onto Great Highway, the entrance to the OceanBeach parking lot is immediately from the extreme right lane.  Following our driver's meeting (navigators and family welcome), all cars will be off by 10:00 AM.  After discovering some major, minor and potentially weird roads around San Francisco (we never leave The City) we will meet again for lunch at a restaurant and review the photos in the handout that each navigator will have numbered during the rally in the order of  observation.
       
      Rallymeister Pete Petras is working hard to create our rally route.  He works in The City so he has many fun and delightful highways, byways and alleys readily at hand to help us find the hidden gems, gorgeous views and awkward avenues that make San Francisco such an intriguing adventure for all of us living nearby.
       
      Join us for the fun rally, see your friends, learn and enjoy some of San Francisco’s road history and quirks, and, of course, share your BMW tales.  We recommend driving with a navigator (Wells Fargo would call the navigator someone riding "shotgun"), so the driver can drive and the crew can give turn instructions and watch for the rally photos to number in viewing order. Solo drivers are also welcome, although there could be a navigator or two available before drivers get underway.  Kids are always welcome to ride along, provide keen eyes and share lunch! To see photos from previous “NT49MD” rallies, look at [http://www.bmw2002faq.com/topic/174801-2015-bay-area-2002-not-the-49-mile-scenic-drive/#entry1079809 ] and [https://www.bmw2002faq.com/forums/topic/184275-not-the-49-mile-drive-2016/].  Watch FAQ’s BayArea 02 Forum for the latest details [http://www.bmw2002faq.com/forums/forum/30-bayarea02/ ] but be sure to highlight 8 December on your calendar for the NT49MD-2018 rally!
       
      Larry Ayers
       
      Hey, do you want a T-shirt with Rallymeister Pete Petras' neat graphic on the front?  Go to MotorsportReg [https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/not-49-mile-drive-ocean-beach-parking-lot-bay-area-02-group-410627] and order!  Note, there is no need to pre-register (just like previous NT49MD rallys) but going to MotorsportReg is the only way to order and pay for a shirt.
      The shirt you can order between Saturday, 10 November and Sunday, 25 November is a white, long-sleeve T-shirt with a crew neck (like our Swap & Show shirts but long sleeves) and the graphic filling the front.  (Note that you just see the top of Pete's graphic here; I'll make a separate post with the full image). Choose from adult sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large or XX-Large.  The cost is $20 each.  After the ordering closes on 25 November, we will have the shirt you ordered printed and we'll bring it to the NT49MD rally.
       
    • 12/15/2018 04:00 PM Until 07:00 PM
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      This month we are going to meet back in South Bay.  Santa Clara to be more precise. 
       
      Chromatic Coffee
      5237 Stevens Creek Blvd. 
      Santa Clara, CA 
       
      The official time will be from 8am to 11am, but all are welcome to come early and leave late. If you need some tools, Harbor Freight is in the same parking lot.
       
      Cover Photo by prsvere
       
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