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    05/15/2010 - ///M Club Day

    The National Capital and Tarheel Chapter's are pleased to announce the first of two joint ///M Club Day driving schools this year at the BMW Performance Center in Greer, SC. The expert instructors at the Performance Center design this event specifically for our Chapter members. It is truly a one-of-a-kind experience!

    The BMW Performance Center provides the cars, instructors, gas, tires, lunch and a first-class facility for a fun-filled day. Just show up ready to drive! The school’s focus is to improve your driving skills through a combination of driving exercises, classroom instruction and competitive events. No helmets or previous driving school experience is required. This year’s schools should be similar to previous ones, which have included instruction on proper driving position, vehicle dynamics, grip, weight-transfer, oversteer/understeer, improved vision and car control skills. The day is divided into various morning skill and afternoon competition sessions. Did we mention the Performance Center supplies the cars, gas, tires and lunch for the day?

    We will be driving current model BMW ///M Cars. Please note that the Performance Center staff continually makes changes to the program, so session contents and cars may change depending on time schedules and new product model availability.

    Since this is a joint school, each chapter will have 16 slots available (school has 32 participants in total) and we anticipate that it will fill rapidly. The cost of the school is $625 per driver. Registration will open on March 15th, 2010 and close on March 30th, 2010. Completed applications will be accepted first-come, first-served, based on payment postmark date or delivery date. Applications will be considered complete upon receipt of both the on-line registration form and full payment. Your payment reserves your spot! Postmark date or delivery date must be on or after March 15th. Both postmark date and delivery date have the same priority – they are equal for determining priority. All applications submitted, postmarked or received on the same day will be put into a random drawing for that day for selection into the school (same rules as NCC Drivers’ Schools).

    To register, please fill out the motorsportreg.com on-line form and print a copy. Submit your on-line registration and mail the printed copy along with your check or money order for $625 made payable to “NCC BMW CCA” to: Jerry Poliquin, 7700 Lear Road, McLean, VA 22102. Deadline to receive completed applications is March 30th, 2010.

    Each NCC member may bring one non-member driving guest. Each driver must pay the entire fee to participate. Non-driving guests are welcome for tour and dinner events. Based on high demand and past experience, you should act early to reserve your spot. This event always fills up quickly.

    We will once again be organizing a Friday morning convoy from northern Virginia to Spartanburg for all interested attendees. NCC group rates will be arranged through the Greenville Marriott. Factory tour and dinner reservations have been made for the group. More information on these activities will be posted soon. Please contact Jerry Poliquin at gspoliquin@cox.net or Doug Verner at NCCDSRegistrar@me.com for questions or additional information.

    See you in Spartanburg!!!

    Changes

    Please check back to this site for updates and changes in this program.

    Tentative Schedule

    Friday May 14, 2010
    5:45AM - Meet and sign-in at the Manassas Cracker Barrel, just off I-66W
    6:00AM - Convoy leaves for Greer, SC
    2:45PM - Group Zentrum and Factory Tour
    5:30PM - Check-In @ the Greenville Marriott
    6:30PM - Group Dinner @ Barley’s in Greenville

    Saturday May 15, 2010
    8:00AM - Meet @ Performance Center
    8:15AM - Drive day begins
    5:00PM - Drive day ends
    6:30PM - Group Dinner @ Blue Ridge Brewing Company in Greenville

    Sunday May 16, 2010
    Drive home as a group or on-your-own.

    The Fine Print:

    - A current BMW CCA membership number is required.
    - All drivers must be 18 or older with a valid driver’s license.
    - Priority will be given to National Capital Chapter members for 16 of the 32 slots in the school. If the school is not filled by March 30, 2010, the school will be opened to members of other BMW CCA Chapters (with priority to Tarheel Chapter members.)
    - Cost of $625 includes Performance Center ///M Club Day school with lunch and the Zentrum tour (paid by NCC). Each attendee is responsible for all other meals, lodging costs and travel expenses.
    - If you do not get into the school and would like your voided check returned to you, please enclose a self addressed stamped envelope. Otherwise, we will destroy your uncashed check and application.
    - Cancellation Policy – Last day to cancel without penalty is April 15th, 2010. If we can fill your slot after that date, you will receive a full refund. If your slot cannot be filled after April 15th, no refund will be provided.

    Directions to the Caravan Start:

    From the Washington, DC, Beltway (I-495)

    Take I-495 to I-66 west.
    Exit at 47B (north 234).
    Turn right at traffic light onto Battleview Parkway to the Cracker Barrel.
    From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695)

    Take I-95 south to I-495 west.
    Follow the directions above.
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    These are great events and I have been to several. I would recommend going if you haven't before.

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    does anyone know if SMGs are going to be available?

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    They usually run cars with auto/smg/dct. If they happen to run a car with a manual, they will give you a different car with an auto if you can't drive manual.

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    The cost of the school is $625 per driver.
    I just returned from BMW's "M School," which sounds identical to this, but cost $3,300!! (See http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...s/MSchool.aspx). Is this the same program? What a price difference!

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