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mcoupemindy
02-21-2008, 08:07 AM
Date: Saturday, April 26th, 2008
Location: Maryland State Police Training Facility
Cost: $20.00 For Members / $30.00 For Non-Members
Registration Is Open!




We have locked down the date for this year's autocross school.

Anyone interested in attending should email me at jmthayer@<hidden> to be added to the notification list. (Please include your first and last name.) This will be a members only event targeted to those with little or no autocross experience. If you are not a BMWCCA member, there is still time to get your membership before registration opens.

UPDATE: Those who are intersted in attending are strongly advised to email jmthayer@<hidden> as soon as possible. The list of people who have already emailed is enough to fill registration and we may consider a pre-registration soon.

UPDATE: Registration opens Saturday!!! (03/29/08) There are only a few spots remaining after pre-registration. If you didn't contact me and mail a check to pre-register, I would suggest that you plan on registering quick as I see the event filling quick.

///MARINE
02-21-2008, 03:12 PM
John,


It was great meeting you at the CCC DIY. I hope to get my feet wet in Autocross this year. I will be there! Thanks for the the Diff info. I'll see you at school!


Orlando

Car54
02-22-2008, 01:22 PM
Need any help with running the event? Riders, setup, timing?

mcoupemindy
02-23-2008, 08:07 AM
Need any help with running the event? Riders, setup, timing?

We definately wouldn't mind extra help!

87325is
02-25-2008, 04:15 PM
My car is not in shape, but i would like to become more involved. If you need extra hands let me know what I can do.

Jared

Biggins
02-25-2008, 07:05 PM
I'll be there since it's right across the street unless NASCAR is in Richmond that weekend.

Scany
02-25-2008, 10:46 PM
I'm very excited about this. It sounds great for us that has never autox'ed before to get an opportunity to warm up a little like this. Hopefully I won't be too jetlagged to register coming from norway the same day registration opens.

Pete
02-26-2008, 10:10 AM
We definately wouldn't mind extra help!


Remind me to send you and Bogdan the instructor pool list and the form emails to invite them.

Pete

mcoupemindy
02-26-2008, 01:29 PM
Remind me to send you and Bogdan the instructor pool list and the form emails to invite them.

Pete

Pete,

Can you send them over to jmthayer@<hidden>

Also, I have a few questions to ask you too but somehow I've misplaced your email address.

Pete
02-26-2008, 02:58 PM
Pete,

Can you send them over to jmthayer@<hidden>

Also, I have a few questions to ask you too but somehow I've misplaced your email address.


I sent you a zip with a lot of my old docs. Also included my contact info. Feel free to call.

Pete

mconley3
02-27-2008, 06:37 AM
I should be able to help again this year. Who is bringing the snow shovels. ;-)

Mark
mconley3@<hidden>

mcoupemindy
02-27-2008, 06:39 AM
BMW's drive in snow!!!

Actually it's more fun when it is ice ...

bren
02-27-2008, 08:43 AM
Actually it's more fun when it is ice ...
Tell that to the poor guy who was in the port-o-potty.

mcoupemindy
02-27-2008, 08:51 AM
Tell that to the poor guy who was in the port-o-potty.

I wasn't there for that one! But I remember hearing about it.

dougmoney
02-29-2008, 09:13 PM
I'll help out of course. Just let me know.

mcoupemindy
03-03-2008, 11:07 AM
I'll help out of course. Just let me know.

Sounds good.

dougmoney
03-04-2008, 12:00 PM
No car now, but will find a way up there. Let me know what you're going to need.

mcoupemindy
03-08-2008, 08:26 AM
Original post updated ...

greg sober
03-08-2008, 09:12 AM
i may be able to instruct if needed...

joenationwide
03-08-2008, 11:49 PM
Steve P and I will instruct, and we can bring some people for the school too. :biggrin:

mcoupemindy
03-09-2008, 10:12 AM
Steve P and I will instruct, and we can bring some people for the school too. :biggrin:

Can you shoot me an email to jmthayer@<hidden> please?

You should convince Elizabeth to do the school.

RED//MSHOE
03-09-2008, 07:35 PM
I would like to help out with instructing also...if works allows...

Thanks

Jason Becker

mcoupemindy
03-09-2008, 10:16 PM
I would like to help out with instructing also...if works allows...

Thanks

Jason Becker

Jason,

We would love to have you as an instructor. Can you shoot me an email to jmthayer@<hidden> with your phone number?

Thanks!

mcoupemindy
03-10-2008, 07:24 AM
Thank you to everyone who has been emailing me!

Doby
03-10-2008, 07:27 AM
I'll be there to instruct for like the 4th year in a row... if needed. :)

mcoupemindy
03-10-2008, 07:29 AM
I'll be there to instruct for like the 4th year in a row... if needed. :)

Yup. We could use the help!

Can you shoot me an email with your phone number? jmthayer@<hidden>

Thanks.

bren
03-10-2008, 08:54 AM
Yup. We could use the help!

Can you shoot me an email with your phone number? jmthayer@<hidden>

Thanks.
I sent my info - I'm available to help again this year also.

mcoupemindy
03-10-2008, 09:43 AM
I sent my info - I'm available to help again this year also.

You the man!!! Thanks!!!

///MARINE
03-10-2008, 02:47 PM
I just realized that I have a serious scheduling conflict on that day. Will this be the only Autocross school this year?

RED//MSHOE
03-10-2008, 02:48 PM
I'll be there to instruct for like the 4th year in a row... if needed. :)

Doby,

I want another shot at that SRT Jeep....I got a little something for it this year.


As for the 335i, it didn't even have a chance last year...LOL!!!

mcoupemindy
03-10-2008, 04:42 PM
I just realized that I have a serious scheduling conflict on that day. Will this be the only Autocross school this year?

Yes. This is correct. This will be the only AutoX school for 2008.

islavov
03-10-2008, 10:41 PM
Hmmm,

I am a "no show" for this event, sorry - I am out of country from April 24th to May 6th - I knew this will happen....

Will try to follow up with following events.

Is Ripken stadium out of the picture this summer? I heard they did not want to renew the contract. Is this true?...


Date: Saturday, April 26th, 2008
Location: Maryland State Police Training Facility
Cost: $20.00
Participant Limit: 25
Registration Opens: 03/29/08

*** BMWCCA MEMBERS ONLY ***




We have locked down the date for this year's autocross school.

Anyone interested in attending should email me at jmthayer@<hidden> to be added to the notification list. (Please include your first and last name.) This will be a members only event targeted to those with little or no autocross experience. If you are not a BMWCCA member, there is still time to get your membership before registration opens.

UPDATE: Those who are intersted in attending are strongly advised to email jmthayer@<hidden> as soon as possible. The list of people who have already emailed is enough to fill registration and we may consider a pre-registration soon.

mcoupemindy
03-10-2008, 10:46 PM
Hmmm,

I am a "no show" for this event, sorry - I am out of country from April 24th to May 6th - I knew this will happen....

Will try to follow up with following events.

Is Ripken stadium out of the picture this summer? I heard they did not want to renew the contract. Is this true?...

Ripken is out of the picture for all clubs. It's not just us.

The entire season schedule is here: http://nccbmwcca.org/index.php?autocross

Doby
03-12-2008, 10:17 AM
Doby,

I want another shot at that SRT Jeep....I got a little something for it this year.


As for the 335i, it didn't even have a chance last year...LOL!!!

Bah, I'll be bringing my Trailblazer SS probably

Car54
03-12-2008, 11:32 AM
Yes. This is correct. This will be the only AutoX school for 2008.

There are other autox schools.

http://www.wdcr-scca.org/SoloAutocross/NoviceSchoolsAX/tabid/85/Default.aspx

Although more money...I've taking level I and it was great and got about 30 runs.

Pete
03-14-2008, 02:51 PM
Bah, I'll be bringing my Trailblazer SS probably

Why? Nothing happened? Only a school? :cool:

I'll be able to make it if you need my help.

Pete

mcoupemindy
03-15-2008, 06:35 AM
Why? Nothing happened? Only a school? :cool:

I'll be able to make it if you need my help.

Pete

Pete,

We need more instructors. Can you please come out and instruct some newcomers? Please shoot me an email! Thanks!

Car54
03-18-2008, 07:17 PM
My wife's registering....she wanted to let everyone know they better not laugh at her!

Also, she fears hitting course workers......be on your toes when you see the below car!!!

mcoupemindy
03-19-2008, 05:14 AM
My wife's registering....she wanted to let everyone know they better not laugh at her!

Also, she fears hitting course workers......be on your toes when you see the below car!!!

:eek: <--- The look of said course workers.

I'm glad to have a lady registering!

Pete
03-19-2008, 06:54 AM
:eek: <--- The look of said course workers.

I'm glad to have a lady registering!

Now if I can only convince my fiance to try it. In time. We need to teach her how to drive manual.

mcoupemindy
03-19-2008, 07:11 AM
Now if I can only convince my fiance to try it. In time. We need to teach her how to drive manual.

I keep trying to teach my wife to drive a manual but she's just too content putting it into drive and pushing the gas pedal ...

woodym3
03-19-2008, 08:12 AM
My GF hadn't driven a manual in over 20 years when I met her. She said, "You know they make things that do the shifting for you." When she ordered her new Mini in 2003 she chose a manual and says she has no regrets.

Craig, I'm sorry I won't be there to laugh at Jessica.

Car54
03-19-2008, 10:21 AM
When I met my wife, she had a '98 323is....Alpine/Tan 5-sp. That's how I got hooked on BMW, before that I was strictly Nissan/Infiniti.

My wife used to drag race her yellow mustang GT w/flowmasters, bigger throttle body, etc...so she has some motor oil in her blood.... She can definitely talk cars, she's going to probably be hooked on this sort of thing....this will definitely eat into my motorsport budget.

Whoever instructs her, please discourage track events!!!!

Scany
03-25-2008, 09:31 AM
I've always thought about getting my fiancé into cars and what goes with it. Never thought about that having to cut funds out of my own car-stuff budget... strategy must be revised! (not that she is showing much interest though..)

However I shall attend this autoX school.

mcoupemindy
03-25-2008, 09:19 PM
Last call ... if you're interested in a guaranteed spot at the school you need to email me ASAP.

mcoupemindy
03-27-2008, 07:30 PM
Registration opens on Saturday, March 29, 2008 @<hidden> 6:00 AM.

http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?autocross_registration

mcoupemindy
03-30-2008, 07:14 PM
Registration is open and we have a nice assortment of BMW's coming.

You can view a list of registered drivers at http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?autocross_registration

Scany
04-01-2008, 01:23 PM
when do we start and end, about?

mcoupemindy
04-01-2008, 03:11 PM
when do we start and end, about?

It's not official yet, but most likely we will ask everyone to be there by 8:00 am and I expect the school to wrap up around 3:30-4:00.

Scany
04-07-2008, 02:35 PM
It's not official yet, but most likely we will ask everyone to be there by 8:00 am and I expect the school to wrap up around 3:30-4:00.


Thanks!

schosports
04-08-2008, 07:29 AM
Why? Nothing happened? Only a school? :cool:

I'll be able to make it if you need my help.

Pete

What? I was instructing......

328iBMW
04-11-2008, 09:48 AM
#14 on the waitlist... :(

I'll show up anyway.

mcoupemindy
04-12-2008, 01:40 AM
The school is now open to 30 participants. That's as high as we can go.

If you are currently registered and cannot make the event, please remember to unregister. We have ALOT of students that would like to attend the school and unfortunately we have to limit it to 30 drivers. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

mcoupemindy
04-12-2008, 01:43 AM
The current registration / waitlist can be found at http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?autocross_registration

mcoupemindy
04-18-2008, 06:44 AM
Only 8 days until the event!

Once again, if you are registered and you cannot make it, it would be greatly appreciated if you unregistered. If you cannot find the original email, no worries, I can do it for you.

RED//MSHOE
04-18-2008, 05:48 PM
What? I was instructing......




Bill...LOL!!!!!



All I heard was "....lose your race, lose your ride...."


I have tried talking to Bob Hausman, hopefully he will help instruct.

I'll know later next week if I can make it to instruct.

mcoupemindy
04-19-2008, 01:19 AM
Bill...LOL!!!!!



All I heard was "....lose your race, lose your ride...."


I have tried talking to Bob Hausman, hopefully he will help instruct.

I'll know later next week if I can make it to instruct.

Sounds good Jason. Give me a call or shoot me an email when you know for sure.

Car54
04-20-2008, 05:47 PM
Our very own Autox school coordinator in action...tell us about your technique Jonathan?!?!

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q318/gspot35_photo/FILE0022.jpg

woodym3
04-20-2008, 06:00 PM
I understand Jonathan was gathering extra pylons for the club at the SCCA autocross today.

Incidentally, I also heard the afternoon front containing wind, in addition to the rain and lightning shut down the event for good after the just a few runs in the 4th of the 6th heats. A number of canopies apparently were destroyed.

328iBMW
04-21-2008, 01:45 PM
#14 on the waitlist... :(

I'll show up anyway.

Up to #6 on the waitlist. :)

Ethan Blank
04-21-2008, 04:07 PM
I'm on the wait list, I'm new to the club and this is my first event.

If I don't move off the wait list to the main list, I assume there is no reason to show up on Saturday. Am I right?

Since this is the only time this year for this event, can anyone suggest anything appropriate for a newbie that is not too far away?

Thanks!

Car54
04-21-2008, 04:26 PM
I'm on the wait list, I'm new to the club and this is my first event.

If I don't move off the wait list to the main list, I assume there is no reason to show up on Saturday. Am I right?

Since this is the only time this year for this event, can anyone suggest anything appropriate for a newbie that is not too far away?

Thanks!

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/showpost.php?p=22592&postcount=35

mcoupemindy
04-21-2008, 06:14 PM
I'm on the wait list, I'm new to the club and this is my first event.

If I don't move off the wait list to the main list, I assume there is no reason to show up on Saturday. Am I right?

Since this is the only time this year for this event, can anyone suggest anything appropriate for a newbie that is not too far away?

Thanks!

You are correct. If you don't move off the waitlist there's really no reason to show up Saturday.

You're more than welcome to come out to one of our regular event too. They are very novice friendly and I (or someone else) can help you get acquainted. We can also get someone who has experience to ride along with you and give you a bit of instruction.

Our first event is on May 31st.

328iBMW
04-23-2008, 03:16 PM
Up to #6 on the waitlist. :)

Up to #2 on the waitlist. :icon_mrha

mcoupemindy
04-25-2008, 07:13 AM
Bill...LOL!!!!!



All I heard was "....lose your race, lose your ride...."


I have tried talking to Bob Hausman, hopefully he will help instruct.

I'll know later next week if I can make it to instruct.

So Jason, can I expect to see you and your super slow car at the school?

328iBMW
04-25-2008, 07:43 AM
Up to #2 on the waitlist. :icon_mrha


Oh snnnnaap! I'm in! :icon_peac

See you all tomorrow.

Thanks,
Jeff

ohmess
04-25-2008, 09:33 AM
How long is each run? Is each run a single lap around the course?

bren
04-25-2008, 01:15 PM
How long is each run? Is each run a single lap around the course?
Yes, a "run" could be defined as a single lap around the course.

RED//MSHOE
04-25-2008, 04:02 PM
So Jason, can I expect to see you and your super slow car at the school?



Yes, I'll be there.

And the car is even slower, put the stock diff back in..... :(

gesoffen
04-27-2008, 06:01 AM
Just wanted to post a big thank you from me and the wife - we had a great time yesterday! Thanks to Jonathan for putting on a great event and the rest of the instructors/volunteers that made it all pretty seamless, entertaining, and informative.

No off to shop for a helmet and start posting some of the upcoming events to my calendar!

mcoupemindy
04-27-2008, 06:50 AM
Just wanted to post a big thank you from me and the wife - we had a great time yesterday! Thanks to Jonathan for putting on a great event and the rest of the instructors/volunteers that made it all pretty seamless, entertaining, and informative.

No off to shop for a helmet and start posting some of the upcoming events to my calendar!

Thanks!!! I'm glad you had a good time. Also, check your private messages. :biggrin:

mcoupemindy
04-27-2008, 07:02 AM
Yesterday times from the afternoon session has been posted.

http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?results

gesoffen
04-27-2008, 09:08 AM
Thanks for the helmet link Jonathan! And thanks for getting the times posted so soon!

Sammyzuko
04-27-2008, 09:30 AM
Now that was a great way to spend a Saturday! After my first run I could tell I was hooked on this autox stuff :biggrin:. I'd like to thank Jonathan and all of the instructors for putting on an excellent event. I too will be looking to buy a helmet.....can't wait to get back out there and dodge some cones!

1996 328ti
04-27-2008, 09:39 AM
Now that was a great way to spend a Saturday! After my first run I could tell I was hooked on this autox stuff :biggrin:. I'd like to thank Jonathan and all of the instructors for putting on an excellent event. I too will be looking to buy a helmet.....can't wait to get back out there and dodge some cones!Now you just got to get your membership reinstated. ;)

Sammyzuko
04-27-2008, 10:18 AM
Now you just got to get your membership reinstated. ;)
I had to re-register when my membership lapsed for a couple days. I guess this is my old account.

mcoupemindy
04-27-2008, 11:03 AM
I just uploaded some pictures from yesterday. You can view them using the link on my wiki site:

http://jonathanthayer.pbwiki.com

Scany
04-27-2008, 11:38 AM
Another thank you to all the people making the event go around. It was great to drive and meet all the people there!

(will now be buying sunscreen to be stored in the toolbox..)

Car54
04-27-2008, 12:27 PM
I had a great time too...looks like the results are pretty close in that 30sec range. Of course, a Z3M had to prevail!!!

1996 328ti
04-27-2008, 12:38 PM
I had to re-register when my membership lapsed for a couple days. I guess this is my old account.Fixed. :)

Sammyzuko
04-27-2008, 01:12 PM
Another thank you to all the people making the event go around. It was great to drive and meet all the people there!

(will now be buying sunscreen to be stored in the toolbox..)
Wish I would've thought to apply sunblock. I didn't realize how fried I was until it was too late.

I just uploaded some pictures from yesterday. You can view them using the link on my wiki site:

http://jonathanthayer.pbwiki.com
Thanks for sharing!

Fixed. :)
Much appreciated :icon_danc

Car54
04-27-2008, 02:01 PM
Here's some pics....

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q318/gspot35_photo/FILE0028.jpg
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q318/gspot35_photo/FILE0029.jpg
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q318/gspot35_photo/FILE0030.jpg
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q318/gspot35_photo/FILE0031.jpg
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q318/gspot35_photo/FILE0032.jpg
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q318/gspot35_photo/FILE0039.jpg
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q318/gspot35_photo/FILE0034.jpg
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q318/gspot35_photo/FILE0033.jpg
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q318/gspot35_photo/FILE0035.jpg
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q318/gspot35_photo/FILE0038.jpg
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q318/gspot35_photo/FILE0022.jpg

mcoupemindy
04-27-2008, 02:17 PM
Now how did that last picture get in there AGAIN?!?

328iBMW
04-27-2008, 04:00 PM
:icon_wave

Thank you organizers and volunteers

joenationwide
04-27-2008, 04:28 PM
Just wanted to say I had a lot of fun, and enjoyed the terrific weather! I was happy to see a lot of people autoxing for the first time really get excited about it. I remember when I started about 6-7 years ago, and how much fun it was back then. And now I'm totally immersed, having more fun than ever.

It was good to give back, and help people feel comfortable and learn the fundamentals of autoxing and general car control. I'd like to do this again!

Car54
04-27-2008, 05:03 PM
Just wanted to say I had a lot of fun, and enjoyed the terrific weather! I was happy to see a lot of people autoxing for the first time really get excited about it. I remember when I started about 6-7 years ago, and how much fun it was back then. And now I'm totally immersed, having more fun than ever.

It was good to give back, and help people feel comfortable and learn the fundamentals of autoxing and general car control. I'd like to do this again!

Thanks to you for being the solo course worker for an instructor session! :icon_clap

328iBMW
04-27-2008, 08:07 PM
Thanks to you for being the solo course worker for an instructor session! :icon_clap


I was helping too. :)

JessicaB
04-27-2008, 08:38 PM
Thank you to all of the volunteers for putting together such a great event! I must say I was a little hesitant to sign up for the autocross school, but I AM SO HAPPY I did! I can't wait for the next event. A special thanks to Jed for sharing his knowledge. Maybe I'll be able to take the Mcoupe for a spin next time. :biggrin:

gesoffen
04-28-2008, 07:09 AM
Thanks for the photos Jonathan and Katie. If I squint, Brian Hair's M Coupe almost looks like my wagon..... almost.

Pete
04-28-2008, 08:00 AM
It was a fun event. Glad I could help and hope to see everyone at our event throughout the year.

Pete

Biggins
04-28-2008, 08:00 AM
I'm glad to hear everyone had a good time, and I look forward to seeing you all at our events this year!

We all need to thank Jonathan for making a huge sacrifice to pull the trailer to the school.

bren
04-28-2008, 08:49 AM
Thanks for the photos Jonathan and Katie. If I squint, Brian Hair's M Coupe almost looks like my wagon..... almost.
LOL. Hey Jason, maybe it's time to pull those stickers off the windows. ;)

Jed
04-28-2008, 12:06 PM
Hey guys-

I had a great time. It's been a couple years since I had done this, much less in something other than my 325. It was really good to see you guys again like Bill, Pete, James, Eric, Bogdan, Bren, Jason, Jason, Adam, Woody and Meathead (sorry I left you off Doby, but I see your mug all time! :tongue:). Hell, I might even show up again for an event or 2.

I guess I really should renew my CCA membership, huh?

Jonathan-thanks for the invite to instruct. I had a blast.

Jessica-great job! You were starting to pick up the pace and you were getting smoother and did a good job of looking ahead.

Jason H-sorry for getting you sick in the car!

Jason B-I want my 2004 DSP Championship award from Philly SCCA! And don't even think about running it through a bandsaw. :icon_chai

Pete-Leave the airtank in the front-you might get better front end bite. :biggrin:

Thanks again everyone!

Jed

P.S. What the hell was up with some of those cheese pizzas? I won't even mention what those globs on the pizza looked like.

RED//MSHOE
04-28-2008, 03:27 PM
LOL. Hey Jason, maybe it's time to pull those stickers off the windows. ;)


Yeah no S#!@<hidden>


Brian Hair's Mcoupe, you know how many times I have heard that SH#@<hidden>!

About as many times as I've heard, "where is your father....WOODY"



I do miss him though...it's just so hard to let go...LOL!

Thanks Brendon!

Jason Becker THE ONE MAKING THE PAYMENTS ON BRIAN HAIRS MCOUPE!!! LOL!

gesoffen
04-28-2008, 11:41 PM
Jason Becker THE ONE MAKING THE PAYMENTS ON BRIAN HAIRS MCOUPE!!! LOL!

Oops, my bad!

Bimmer3
04-29-2008, 08:27 AM
It is my M Coupe, I just let Jason keep it, drive it, modify it, and wash it. Actually, it IS my favorite one.

Time to move on? Maybe, but I don't mind if you remove it or leave it. :wink:

If you remove it, though, it'll change the weight distribution. :confused:

Good luck this season without me. I miss you too, buddy!

noelleslie
04-30-2008, 10:45 AM
I also just wanted to thank all of you for coordinating the event, providing instruction, and creating a safe and fun environment where we could all learn some things.

To the students: I've heard people in the past say that BM owners can be "elitist" or "standoffish." After meeting all of you, I can say that I am proud to have been in your company and feel I have found a really cool and down to earth group of people - Thanks.

Car54
04-30-2008, 12:16 PM
Those type of people aren't usually active in BMW community because they will be shamed. Those with the stereotype of being "elitist" or "standoffish" are usually that way because they are insecure and only buy BMW's in hope they'll feel more confident, not because they handle well, rewarding to drive, and enjoy the camaraderie.

I hope you haven't been holding back being active in the club due to these premonitions.

In other words... Welcome the F aboard!!!

schosports
05-02-2008, 10:20 AM
Hey everybody, I had a great time getting out there again. It was nice to meet some new faces (Hi to the fellow wagon folk the Hills) and to help out. It was also good to see some of the regulars, and big thanks to Jonathan for putting the school together and Dan for use of the MSP facility again.

I didn't get to give my usual course walk speech as I was on the skid pad all day, but to me the most important thing is to HAVE FUN. We don't get paid millions of dollars, we don't have huge corporate sponsors to keep happy, so have fun and learn. That is the beauty of the NCC autocross series. You can come out and be competitive but you can also come out and have a great time with a great group of people.

I also wanted to say the reason I look forward to helping out every year is I feel it's my way paying it back for the help I received when I started in the sport, one person in particular. Ron Katona was a long-time NCC member/racer/friend who passed away a few years ago. Ron, at the time I started, owned and raced a 318ti just like me. He helped me in my first autocross school and gave me pointers throughout the years. He then moved on to a M3 where he came to be one of the area's top autocrossers. His voice and directions are in the back of my mind every time I'm on course. He was great guy.

Sorry for the sappy long post. Once again, nice to see everybody and I WILL be at a few events this season.

AlfaEric
05-02-2008, 10:45 AM
Sorry for the sappy long post. Once again, nice to see everybody and I WILL be at a few events this season.
We will try to make sure the microphone is working for you next time. :biggrin:

---Eric

schosports
05-02-2008, 10:51 AM
We will try to make sure the microphone is working for you next time. :biggrin:

---EricSpeeking of which......I will once again be doing the announcing for the Delta PA Truckpulls. We have three dates this year 6/7, 7/11 and 9/27, http://www.deltacardiffvfc.com/


BE THERE!!!!!!!!!! :P

Pulak
05-02-2008, 02:26 PM
Thanks everyone for a great event! I had a great time, you know, actually having a dry autocross session this year :cool:. The first two SCCA runs were rainy, and rain is predicted this sunday morning too.

Anyway, thanks to my instructors. Bren, here is my excuse for spinning in the morning...brand new tires....they were greasy, just like the driver :tongue:. My afternoon runs turned out great, lots of grip!!! feels good to move up from those screamingly slow all-seasons. According to schedule, I think I will be able to make 4 of 6 NCC autoXs.

Good talk. See you out there.

mcoupemindy
05-03-2008, 10:35 PM
Just FYI ...

Registration for our first event on May 31st is now open. Register here:

http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?autocross_registration

Jed
05-05-2008, 05:32 PM
Speeking of which......I will once again be doing the announcing for the Delta PA Truckpulls. We have three dates this year 6/7, 7/11 and 9/27, http://www.deltacardiffvfc.com/


BE THERE!!!!!!!!!! :P

Oh. It's Bill. :frown:

schosports
05-06-2008, 12:39 PM
Oh. It's Bill. :frown:I guess you didn't hear :frown:

wait...... wrong forum, sorry Steven.

gesoffen
05-08-2008, 05:07 AM
Hi to the fellow wagon folk the Hills

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