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    08/30/2013 - 09/01/2013 - Baltimore Grand Prix Corral

    National Capital Chapter BMW CCA
    2013 Baltimore Grand Prix / ALMS Corral

    The National Capital Chapter BMW Car Club of America (NCC BMW CCA) will once again host the BMW NCC Corral for the American LeMans Series (ALMS) / IZOD Indycar Series races being held Labor Day weekend in Baltimore, Maryland.

    We're back - and ready to see some great racing over the Labor Day weekend in Baltimore! The NCC Board and BGP volunteer team are committed to have an event even better than last year as we welcome all BMW CCA members to the NCC hospitality corral. We hope you will join us, along with your family and friends, as we support the new Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Z4s that will be out to win in 2013!

    Here are the ground rules for this event.

    1. Registration closes on Friday, August 1st at Midnight or when our limited ticket allotment is sold out.

    2. We have several race ticket / corral / parking options so you can choose just the access you need for the weekend. We believe these race weekend options are an EXCELLENT VALUE for our members.

    3. If you already have your BGP race tickets, we hope you will still come and join us in the NCC Corral and park your BMW or invited exotic car on our corral parking lot.

    4. Sorry, there will be no ticket exchanges for attendees that already have tickets this year. But we hope you will still 'park and play' with us in the NCC Car Corral throughout the weekend.

    5. The BMW National Capital Chapter Corral will be adjacent to and have access to the ALMS paddock.

    6. Access to the Indy & Indy Lights paddocks, located inside the Convention Center, requires a separate paddock pass if you purchase a General Admission ticket. If you are interested, you may purchase that pass through the BGP website at: http://raceonbaltimore.com/tickets-and-schedule .

    7. NCC Grandstand tickets include reserved seating in Grandstands 9 and 10 outside the track with sightlines of the long straighaway and turns 10, 11 & 12. Our Grandstand seats are across from the Jumbotron with a live video feed of the race.

    8. General Admission tickets provide various viewing areas along the fenced area between turns 9 & 10, but have no view of the Jumbotron.

    9. The NCC Corral will have morning coffee and lunch served on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, water, soft drinks & light snacks available on all three days throughout the race weekend and exclusive activities only available to BMW Club members and their guests.

    10. Registration is open to all BMW CCA members, including Associate members. Members can bring non-members with them, but registration and payments must be done by a BMW CCA member. If you are not a member and want to spend the weekend with us at the BGP, becoming a member is easy. Simply call the BMW CCA National Headquarters at: 1-800-878-9292 and sign up over the phone. Then register with MotorsportReg.com and include your CCA Member # in your profile information. That's it - you're now set to register for the NCC BGP and enjoy all the benefits of BMW CCA membership for the next year. More information about the BMW Car Club of America can be found at: www.bmwcca.org .

    11. Please make sure the contact information in your MotorsportReg.com account is correct and up-to-date. All NCC BGP information will be sent to attendees by email based on the information in your MotorsportReg.com account.

    12. Get an idea of what we offer by reading the 2011 and 2012 BGP NCC Corral highlights from the der Bayerische at: http://db.nccbmwcca.org/2011/2011_1112.pdf and http://db.nccbmwcca.org/2012/2012_1112.pdf .

    NOTE: Parking in the BMW National Capital Chapter Corral is limited to BMW and invited exotic car brands, regardless of the ticket you have purchased.
    Schedule:

    The 2013 Baltimore Grand Prix will feature five professional car races: the American Le Mans series (ALMS) and USF2000 series races on Saturday; and the IZOD IndyCar series, Firestone Indy Lights series and IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge series on Sunday.

    Parade laps are back! There will be activities and concerts throughout the race weekend. Additional information about race activities and schedules can be found on the NCC website at: http://bgp.nccbmwcca.org website and on the 2013 Baltimore Grand Prix website at: http://raceonbaltimore.com .
    NCC BGP Race Ticket options:

    Includes Reserved Grandstand seats with BMW fans, great view of the track (turns and straightaway) and seats across from the Jumbotron with live viewing of the race - includes ALMS & GT3 Paddock Passes.

    Two-Day Grandstand Seating -- $85 per person.
    Three-Day Grandstand Seating -- $115 per person.

    General Admission Tickets - - includes ALMS & GT3 Paddack Passes. Indy pass must be purchased at BGP website or on-site at the race.

    Two-Day General Admission Tickets -- $60 per person.
    Three-Day General Admission Tickets -- $70 per person

    NCC Car Corral Access options:
    YOU MUST PURCHASE A CORRAL PASS FOR EACH DAY YOU WILL BE IN THE CORRAL. Includes morning coffee & special catered lunch on Friday, Saturday & Sunday; water, soft drinks & light snacks throughout the weekend; exclusive BMW RLL team 'meet & greet' with NCC members on Friday and Saturday: access to ALMS Paddock; exclusive 'in & out' entry to your race 'home base' tent with chairs, tables and shade throughout the weekend; exclusive access to NCC Corral events & sponsors (adult beverage tasting by Central Liquors, door prizes, cars, motorcycles, etc.)

    -- Price is $40 per person, per day. Please indicated the number of individuals attending for EACH day when you purchase NCC BMW CCA Corral Access passes.

    NOTE: Each person entering the corral must have an NCC Corral Ticket purchased in advance. No on-site sales. No transfers from other corrals. No piggy-backing. Sorry, the NCC Corral is reserved exclusively for BMW CCA members and their invited, pre-paid guests.
    NCC Car Corral Parking Pass options:

    Includes private, overnight, BMW-only parking next to the NCC Corral; on-site overnight security; park next to 'friends' that won't ding your car doors -

    -- Price is $30 per car, per day.

    NOTE: Each parking pass is good for one car only. You must purchase Car Corral access passes for each person who will enter the Corral tent. Parking pass does not include Corral tent access or race access.

    These are the only ticket options we can offer to our members this year. All prices include a 5% administration fee to cover our credit card processing costs.

    Remember, if you have already purchased a BGP race ticket, you can still be a part of the BMW National Capital Chapter Corral. Just buy a NCC Corral access pass and you can spend the weekend with friends!

    If you want to be involved with the BMW National Capital Chapter Corral Committee, contact Kelsy Hill at: Kelsy@nccbmwcca.org or 917-745-6413 (cell) .

    A map of the track and event activity locations is available at the following webpage: http://raceonbaltimore.com/res/pdf/M...GRAND_PRIX.pdf .


    Registration Notes:

    1. All registrations will be made through this NCC MotorsportReg.com site.

    2. All payments will be made by either credit card or electronic check through this NCC MotorsportReg.com registration site.

    3. Credit card and e-check payments will be pushed through a few weeks prior to the event.

    4. If you are coming to the corral with a group in one car (carpool), you need to buy one parking pass per car. Each member of your party will need individual corral access passes and race tickets.

    5. If you have already purchased a ticket(s) through the BGP website or another ticket sales outlet and you now want to be a part of the BMW corral, purchase only a corral and/or parking pass. Sorry, no ticket exchanges through the NCC this year.

    6. All event information will be communicated by email. Make sure you have a valid email address in your MotorsportReg.com profile.

    7. Registration questions should be send to Doug Verner at: NCCDSRegistrar@me.com .

    8. Sponsorship inquiries, catering proposals and other questions related to NCC BMW CCA Car Corral and/or race weekend activities should be sent to Kelsy Hill at: kelsy@nccbmwcca.org .
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    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!

    This year's BGP corral promises to be even better than years past with more people, more cars, more activities, more giveaways, and the return of parade laps!

    While we must share the lot with Porsche, Corvette, and others, we will still be the biggest marque club there so, make sure that you're there for this year's huge race weekend.
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    Thanks, Paul, Doug, and Kelsey!

    I'm signed up and looking forward to another great event. I had such a fun weekend last year. I met a number of my racing heroes from the days when I lived in Indianapolis and attended the Indy 500. I met Rick Mears, Johnny Rutherford, Helio Castroneves, and many, many others. Winning the HPDE prize was nice, too.

    See you all there!

    Rob

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    Did the prices change? I thought I saw an option that included corral, car, and grandstand for the entire weekend for 200 something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d133sel335 View Post
    Did the prices change? I thought I saw an option that included corral, car, and grandstand for the entire weekend for 200 something?
    Yes, prices decreased significantly from last year, as we worked tirelessly with BGP during the off-season to ensure a better value for our members. For example, parking is down from $35/day to $30/day. Grandstand (GS) seating this year is $85 for 2 days vs $115 last year. And, we've added the option to purchase General Admission (GA) race tickets instead of GS which can further reduce your cost (although wouldn't you rather be with all your fellow CCAers in the GS with a Jumbotron to watch the rest of the race?).
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    I'm all signed up and anxiously waiting. The parking is a no-brainer in my mind, and unless you want to spend the entire day in the Grandstands, the Corral is another gotta-have.
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    Thanks for working to get the costs down, that is awesome.

    Question about the grandstand seats. Last year I was in grandstand 8, for practice, quali, and the support races it was fine. When the ALMS race started everyone showed up and there was no space between people. It made the whole race pretty uncomfortable.

    Was the reserved grandstand like that too? I'd love to get a grandstand seat that wasn't so packed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spidertri View Post
    Thanks for working to get the costs down, that is awesome.

    Question about the grandstand seats. Last year I was in grandstand 8, for practice, quali, and the support races it was fine. When the ALMS race started everyone showed up and there was no space between people. It made the whole race pretty uncomfortable.

    Was the reserved grandstand like that too? I'd love to get a grandstand seat that wasn't so packed.
    That's going to be tough to answer since we aren't given the number of total tickets sold where our grandstand seats are. We're still working on getting overflow seating areas in various places along the track, but probably won't know until the week of the race. I don't remember the past few years having our grandstands filled with that many people, maybe others can chime in.

    The other recourse is to watch the race in corral tent since we'll have a closed circuit feed.
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    Sure, it's tough to know exactly how this year will turn out. I was looking to hear how the grandstand was last year just as a comparison to my experience in grandstand #8.

    Quote Originally Posted by pseto View Post
    That's going to be tough to answer since we aren't given the number of total tickets sold where our grandstand seats are. We're still working on getting overflow seating areas in various places along the track, but probably won't know until the week of the race. I don't remember the past few years having our grandstands filled with that many people, maybe others can chime in.

    The other recourse is to watch the race in corral tent since we'll have a closed circuit feed.
    -Dave

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    Sales have been brisk, but still plenty of room for you and your guests to attend our biggest event of the year. We've also announced the sale of our commemorative BGP polo shirts and a block of greatly priced hotels specifically for CCA members.

    Do not wait, register now before we're sold out as in our 2 prior years.
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    How does this work for a 2.5 year old? Are they consider a "person?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rated-M3 View Post
    How does this work for a 2.5 year old? Are they consider a "person?"
    The general rule is everyone pays for corral and reserved grandstand tickets, same rule as years past. Infants, however, we can make exceptions for (unless your 2.5 y/o plans to eat all the BBQ lol).

    This year we've added the option to purchase general admission tickets (instead of reserved grandstand) which are a lot less expensive. In addition, all juniors (under 12) are FREE with the purchase of general admission tickets.
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    All in for Sat & Sun, parking, grandstand, blah, blah.... so excited
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    Hey Paul, where's the info on the shirts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrsperry View Post
    Hey Paul, where's the info on the shirts?

    Rich
    This link was sent out in last week's email blast, didn't you get it?

    http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.c...7#.UbKVx8u9KSM
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