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mcoupemindy
07-04-2008, 07:24 AM
Date: Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Rosecroft Raceway (http://www.rosecroft.com/)
Cost: $40.00 For Members / $40.00 For Non-Members
Participant Limit: 25 Drivers
Registration Opens: Open Now!!!

... Street Tires Only ...


We will be utilizing an open run format to host this Test & Tune. We are expecting those not running to shag cones.

I expect no less than 12 runs per car during the six hours. This is a ton of seat time for a tiny price.

Prepayment is required after online registration. Register now at http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?autocross_registration

Please post any questions that you might have.

Jonathan Thayer

pseto
07-06-2008, 09:15 PM
isnt this affiliated with this event? didn't know NCC was a sponsor.

http://www.zerotosexy.com/

mcoupemindy
07-07-2008, 07:11 AM
isnt this affiliated with this event? didn't know NCC was a sponsor.

http://www.zerotosexy.com/

It hasn't been officially announced yet, but yes, we will be holding an autocross in conjunction with their show.

woodym3
07-07-2008, 09:04 AM
You are joking aren't you Jonathan?

Can you get 12 car washes instead of 12 AX runs?

mcoupemindy
07-07-2008, 08:17 PM
You are joking aren't you Jonathan?

Can you get 12 car washes instead of 12 AX runs?

I never joke around ... never ...

Actually, I'm completely serious for one time in my life.

Car54
07-08-2008, 08:24 AM
Night time autox, like cyber bowling, we're going to use glow in the dark cones. ;)

mcoupemindy
07-08-2008, 08:35 AM
Just to be clear to make sure that no-one is getting confused ...

We will be holding a Test & Tune from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Registration for the Test & Tune will be handled from our website and prepayment is necessary. No walk-ups will be permitted.

The same day, we will be doing an autocross starting at 5:00 PM. Registration will be handled by ZTS on their website at www.zerotosexy.com. Online registration and payment is required for this event, and once again, no walk-up registrations will be permitted.

Car54
07-08-2008, 11:39 AM
Ahhh, I get it now. So the T&T is street tires only and the Z2S event?

FYI, their website is showing BMWCCA as a sponsor. Not NCC, but the mothership.

mcoupemindy
07-08-2008, 11:42 AM
Ahhh, I get it now. So the T&T is street tires only and the Z2S event?

FYI, their website is showing BMWCCA as a sponsor. Not NCC, but the mothership.

Yeah ... I know ... I'm trying to get them to change that ...

R-Comps are for sure allowed for the actual night autocross.

hoyabmw
07-08-2008, 12:10 PM
R-Comps are for sure allowed for the actual night autocross.

I wouldn't run R-Comps at RoseChunk if they were yours! That lot is not for autoxes anymore--it's for rally crossing!

mcoupemindy
07-08-2008, 12:11 PM
I wouldn't run R-Comps at RoseChunk if they were yours! That lot is not for autoxes anymore--it's for rally crossing!

Actually, the lot isn't that bad at all. It sure beats some other venues I've autocrossed at.

hoyabmw
07-08-2008, 12:19 PM
Actually, the lot isn't that bad at all. It sure beats some other venues I've autocrossed at.

Unless they repaved it in the past 3 years, it's full of pot holes. The demise of that lot is the reason MWCSCC folded 2 years ago--no sites they could get that were large enough for a real event that followed their safety rules. I gave up trying to build a safe, fast, fun course on it b/c it could only be 20 seconds long and have one car on it at a time if you avoided all the holes and stuff that was coming apart. And that was before the current crop of Hoosier and Kuhmo tires were available.

At least most of the people who will be there for the show won't be pushing their cars that hard anyway.

Bimmer3
07-10-2008, 02:04 PM
So I need to tell my wife that we need to leave the Outer Banks in time for me to get home so I can rush out to an autocross/car wash/car show? :confused:
I'm sure she'd understand if she saw the models.

mcoupemindy
07-10-2008, 02:08 PM
So I need to tell my wife that we need to leave the Outer Banks in time for me to get home so I can rush out to an autocross/car wash/car show? :confused:
I'm sure she'd understand if she saw the models.

AGREED!

She would completely understand :wink:

Doby
07-11-2008, 08:20 AM
So I need to tell my wife that we need to leave the Outer Banks in time for me to get home so I can rush out to an autocross/car wash/car show? :confused:
I'm sure she'd understand if she saw the models.

No, no, no. You have to tell her the truth. They are not models. They are single mothers just trying to make it to the next paycheck...


*coughstripperscough*

Doby
07-11-2008, 08:24 AM
http://www.lunacytoons.com/titties.html

jls8177
07-18-2008, 10:02 AM
I think I would rather pay when I get there to the test and tune. It seems like only 3 or 4 people have paid in advance. Any clarification on this would be helpful.

Jason

mcoupemindy
07-18-2008, 10:56 AM
I think I would rather pay when I get there to the test and tune. It seems like only 3 or 4 people have paid in advance. Any clarification on this would be helpful.

Jason

It would be appreciated if you could send the check. If I don't get enough prepaid entries to cover associated costs, I will need to cancel the event. This is why prepayment is necessary.

BTW ... I've received other payment, I just haven't had the time to enter them into the system. Will be done this afternoon.

Jim Dunlap
07-19-2008, 09:10 PM
Don't want to see it cancelled...not after I sweated though the hot sun time today to take off my BBS' and re-install the OE wheels and RFTs!

BTW, buying the BMW jacking kit for use with a 335i was truly worth it. No problem at all to change all of the tires in short order, one at a time of course. (As I already reported on another forum, my regular floor jack won't even go under the front jacking point unless the rear of the car is lifted several inches first with a second floor jack.) And the cute one-setting only torque wrench that comes with the jack is much easier to use than my regular torque wrench.

1996 328ti
07-20-2008, 08:03 AM
FYI, their website is showing BMWCCA as a sponsor. Not NCC, but the mothership.
Yeah ... I know ... I'm trying to get them to change that ...
It looks like they are not going to change it anytime soon. :mad:

Jim Dunlap
07-20-2008, 08:54 PM
Assuming that you might need a bit of help on the day of the event, by what time should we arrive? Is there a (relatively) secure place to leave removed-from-car odds and ends while we are busy running or chasing cones?

David0Lt
07-24-2008, 12:41 AM
if its is not canceled is there a pay pal address or something i could send a payment through?

mcoupemindy
07-24-2008, 07:15 AM
if its is not canceled is there a pay pal address or something i could send a payment through?

Please send me an email. Email address is jmthayer@<hidden>

bogdan
07-24-2008, 04:28 PM
I don't see why some are so shocked that this event is being put on.

So what!

Yes, there will be amateurs at this event... maybe even some ricers. Who really cares.

Maybe someone will get excited about autocross enough to come out regularly, or even tell one of their friends. I'm sure that many will have fun, and many others will laugh at their friends being hopelessly slow. But, isn't that what we were all about at one point? Fun?

Just because this event is being held at Rosecroft, does not automatically make it a failiure as I get an impression from some of the grumblings posted in various forums. I can guarantee you that it's going to be much more fun than a Manassas autocross. Street sweepers are out at Rosecroft to clean any excess debris off the lot. It's not in horrible shape, and there are no huge craters anymore.

Lighten up people. If the general consensus is that Jonathan and I are doing such a terrible job with autocross, by all means, volunteer to run the program next year!

1996 328ti
07-24-2008, 05:28 PM
My only concern is beer at the event.

BahnBaum
07-24-2008, 05:58 PM
My only concern is beer at the event.

And at night.

Alex

Car54
07-24-2008, 09:06 PM
and the distractions ;)

;) <--there's a winking smiley face there, I promise.

^ it's there...Steven...where's my smiley face?

noelleslie
07-25-2008, 09:25 AM
"Lighten up people. If the general consensus is that Jonathan and I are doing such a terrible job with autocross, by all means, volunteer to run the program next year!"

Bogdan,

I wouldn't say the consensus is that anyone at the club is doing a bad job... Every event I have been to has been very well run - better than a whole lot of organizations I've driven with.

In my experience, any time you have something different or new, people are always skeptical at first just because. This time we have some outsiders who may or may not approach things the way we do AND a different venue AND a lot of people outside the club running things with our name involved, so they are questioning things, but I personally don't feel it is in any way related to your past performance.

You guys run great events, have awesome communication, and facilitate a safe and fun environment.

I do echo the concerns about alcohol at the event, though but know that you all have that covered.

:)

bogdan
07-25-2008, 11:48 AM
I have my own reservations about the event also, the access to alcohol being one of them. All we can do is to scrutinize and pay attention to the participants walking up. A big task, I know.

Of all the possible negatives that I can think of, and I could fill up a page, I'm looking at the the maximum ammount of fun the participants can have.

It will be a long day for those willing to stay there unil the end, but my hope is that all involved will have a good experience worth telling their friends about. :)

David0Lt
07-26-2008, 11:18 PM
i would like to say that it was very messed up that the administrators kicked me out of the event for "drifting". first i was not trying to drift. i do not drive a 250 whp 240sx. i drive a 85 whp corolla. when the rear end kicked out i simple stopped throttling so i would stop sliding. the second part the bothered me even more was that the smaller kick out of the 240 was NOTHING compared to what the miata or the old BMW's were doing. I feel as it was unfair to call a simple kick out drifting when a miata is doing full drift circles on the round about. i also find it unfair to say that we were potentially drifting when the old BMW are kicking the rear ends out to make uturns and such maneuvers. i do understand that RWD vehicles have a tendency to kick out and slide. but i also have been to several drift event, and i know what we were doing was nothing compared to what others were doing. if u like im sure the 240sx owner will allow anyone to test drive the vehical so that they understand why it kicks out so easily; as the lady in the black rsx found out. in the future if u would not mind, i would like the administrators to be respectfully fair in there rules to all others. if u fell this is too much to ask please tell me. or if u feel that what i am stating is wrong in anyway please speak your mind.

David0Lt
07-26-2008, 11:32 PM
just letting u know i still love you guys and your events. and i do think you are one of the best groups and nicest ones around for autoxing.

mcoupemindy
07-27-2008, 12:09 AM
I just wanted to take a quick moment to thank everyone who made our events today fantastic.

I think that we set a new club record running over 800 runs in one day.

See you at ChapterFest on August 23, 2008.

mcoupemindy
07-27-2008, 12:25 PM
I just uploaded a few pictures from the event. You can view them at http://picasaweb.google.com/jonathan.michael.thayer.

They are mostly of me, but there are a few pictures of others, including the Ferrari.

Pete
07-27-2008, 01:33 PM
I just wanted to take a quick moment to thank everyone who made our events today fantastic.

I think that we set a new club record running over 800 runs in one day.

See you at ChapterFest on August 23, 2008.


I just wanted to add that the event was well run, relaxed and safe. The course was fun and quite technical. Thanks to Jonathan and Bogdan for putting on this event! While the lot could not be used for a champion chip event because the lot would deteriorate, it certainly is a usable spot for a street tire fun event and it definitely was that.

Pete

bogdan
07-29-2008, 12:21 PM
I would like to add that I've never had to stop, and rotate tires halfway through the day.

Thanks to everyone that made my car the club whore that day. :p

mcoupemindy
07-29-2008, 12:23 PM
I would like to add that I've never had to stop, and rotate tires halfway through the day.

Thanks to everyone that made my car the club whore that day. :p

If your car was the whore, what does it make mine ...

Pete
07-29-2008, 02:22 PM
If your car was the whore, what does it make mine ...

Too many Jokes!!!!!

woodym3
07-29-2008, 08:30 PM
I just wanted to add that the event was well run, relaxed and safe. The course was fun and quite technical. Thanks to Jonathan and Bogdan for putting on this event! While the lot could not be used for a champion chip event because the lot would deteriorate, it certainly is a usable spot for a street tire fun event and it definitely was that.

Pete
Thanks for the detailed report on Bimmerforums Pete. Congratulations guys for putting on a good event when so many, including me, had reservations.
Woody
(watching the club races at Summit Saturday and Sunday)

1996 328ti
07-29-2008, 08:34 PM
Thanks for the detailed report on Bimmerforums Pete. Congratulations guys for putting on a good event when so many, including me, had reservations.
Woody
(watching the club races at Summit Saturday and Sunday)Going OT.
Woody, nice letter to the editor in Roundel.

Jim Dunlap
07-29-2008, 11:01 PM
Short & sweet:

- Nice day; lotta fun.
- Too many photos of JT's MCoupe in the fotos.
- No photo of my 335i slow poke, slug-special, the pain about which is manifested in the above comment. So, like, how do I "prove" to my dragon just exactly where I was all day, huh??!!
- Pavement is TOO ROUGH. Hey, feathered rubber = expected and OK. Chunks missing = not good.
- Next time, give us the option of running the "skidpad" circle in both directions. It, and it alone was the tire-destroyer.
- THANKS to all the hard workers that made the Test & Tune happen (can't speak for the PM autocross; didn't stay for that)...fun day.

mcoupemindy
07-30-2008, 07:39 AM
Too many photos of JT's MCoupe in the fotos.

Maybe cause the wifey was the photographer?


No photo of my 335i slow poke, slug-special, the pain about which is manifested in the above comment. So, like, how do I "prove" to my dragon just exactly where I was all day, huh??!!

Timed results page :confused:


Next time, give us the option of running the "skidpad" circle in both directions. It, and it alone was the tire-destroyer.

Yes, it was considered, but would have required a complete course teardown to make it safe.

Car54
07-30-2008, 08:02 PM
Decision gate!!! Can there be one at Chapterfest? Oh wait... I won't be there, maybe at the next one!

mcoupemindy
07-30-2008, 08:04 PM
Decision gate!!! Can there be one at Chapterfest? Oh wait... I won't be there, maybe at the next one!

How many times do I have to tell you your course design won't work?!?