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1996 328ti
01-24-2009, 01:28 PM
Got the registration form all squared away.
The registration period to mail your form is February 2 - February 7.
You may pre-register here (http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/newthread.php?do=hpde).

Driving school information here (http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43&Itemid=161).

Dirichlet
01-25-2009, 05:42 PM
Thanks Steve. You gonna make it up this way (SP, VIR) for any events this summer?

1996 328ti
01-25-2009, 06:45 PM
Thanks Steve. You gonna make it up this way (SP, VIR) for any events this summer?Signed up for VIR next month. Doubtful I'll get any further north although I would like to get back to Mid-Ohio.

Motron
02-08-2009, 07:50 PM
I registered for this event, which will be my first event with the club. How many days in advance can we get the technical inspection done? I'm going to have my car in for service this week and could get it inspected, but it will be more than a month in advance.

TMB_540i
02-08-2009, 09:55 PM
Registration for the March 21 - 22 NCC Drivers' School @<hidden> Summit Point Raceway - Main Circuit has been extended until February 14th. Please tell your friends and encourage new students to sign up for this event. The more the merrier! :) I won't be able to make this one, however, and I will miss you all!:frown:

Dirichlet
02-08-2009, 10:28 PM
Sorry to hear that Tom...

You know I'll be there.

CoolToolGuy
02-09-2009, 09:44 PM
Can I come and watch this one to see how it goes before taking the plunge?

Have Fun,
Rick

P.S. - I can take photos while I watch.

woodym3
02-09-2009, 10:18 PM
Absolutely yes to both!

rjoffe
02-10-2009, 09:53 PM
Hey guys,

Just want to see how open the club is for registering for this event with non-bmw's ?

I've done an HPDE with the NJ BMW crew, and to my surprise no one gave me any grief :).

Ron

woodym3
02-10-2009, 10:01 PM
What's a non-BMW?

Seriously, we allow all makes but there are certain restrictions such as no SUVs, convertibles, non-registered race cars, etc. The website under Chapter Programs, Driver Schools should give all the details.

rpm620
02-11-2009, 12:17 AM
Hello all, i read a few posts up that the reg period has been extended untill Feb 14th.. I Have not done any HPDE events and want to get into it. As a first time HPDE driver do i have to do both days or can i do either sat or sunday.

Thank you all for your help
- Mike

1996 328ti
02-11-2009, 06:54 AM
Priority is given to those who do two days,
If you can only do one day, I would recommend Saturday over Sunday.
But would strongly recommend both days.
Especially for your first time.

Dirichlet
02-11-2009, 11:19 AM
I Have not done any HPDE events and want to get into it. As a first time HPDE driver do i have to do both days or can i do either sat or sunday.
- Mike

Do both days. You'll be kicking yourself at the end of the day If you only do one.
Trust me on this one ;) <--- by that, I mean, trust me on this, and do both days

1996 328ti
02-11-2009, 11:20 AM
Do both days. You'll be kicking yourself at the end of the day If you only do one.
Trust me on this one ;)I think you need to sleep on what you learned the first day and it all clicks on the second.

I'm always much better on Sunday. :)

Real M3
02-11-2009, 01:00 PM
I think you need to sleep on what you learned the first day and it all clicks on the second.

I'm always much better on Sunday. :)


Really, you are???:biggrin:

1996 328ti
02-11-2009, 01:31 PM
Really, you are???:biggrin:
Much is a relative term. :tongue:

You can ask Neil after the Tarheel school.

OwnedbyDuncan
02-12-2009, 06:44 AM
Always hated the second day and especially after lunch. Odds were an incident was going to happen. A good second day was getting to
last instructor session without any problems except for some idiot instructor not rolling his window down when riding w/ a student. Yeah I am old noticed I said rolling the window down not putting the windown down.
Curse Dave Bryan and his stats. I had not pity for the poor cold instructor
whose students got balck falg because they were wimps.

I suspect a schools now making the motion of rolling the window down as the offending car and instructor pass pit out has no effect.

Second day of herding trials is a lot more relaxed in comparision especially if you got a Q the first day.

Dave Apker and the collies

1996 328ti
02-12-2009, 08:55 AM
So Dave?
How many schools were you the coordinator for anyway?

mcoupemindy
02-12-2009, 03:09 PM
So Dave?
How many schools were you the coordinator for anyway?

Hundreds, maybe thousands ... obviously ...

VaSteve
02-15-2009, 09:27 AM
When will we know if we are accepted? I have never done a BMWCCA event, so I don't know the acceptance procedure.

I was a little concerned about how we do register....sending in a check with our driver's license copy (birthday, DL #, etc) and insurance card. I had to mail that from the PO. :eek:

Jenson Button
02-16-2009, 02:26 PM
When will we know if we are accepted? I have never done a BMWCCA event, so I don't know the acceptance procedure.

I was a little concerned about how we do register....sending in a check with our driver's license copy (birthday, DL #, etc) and insurance card. I had to mail that from the PO. :eek:

Come on Steve, you can list your Porkchop by name and not just include "other toys." The beatings here are very mild compared to Dorkiphus.

VaSteve
02-16-2009, 04:20 PM
Come on Steve, you can list your Porkchop by name and not just include "other toys." The beatings here are very mild compared to Dorkiphus.

Ok, done. :)

OwnedbyDuncan
02-16-2009, 08:25 PM
Dave 's stats Dave Bryan's. never put a lot of credence into stats since i believe you can make stats support anything you want to say. However, experience running schools proved me wrong and Da e's stats were a greater predictor of student behavior.

You ladies running schools are more predictable than sheep or Dems when the control the WH, the Senate and the House.

Dave Apker

fpol
02-17-2009, 04:06 PM
I got my registration and check out on Feb 2nd, but I believe that i neglected to include my drivers license and insurance information

Is it ok to go ahead and send those on separately?

mcoupemindy
02-17-2009, 04:30 PM
I got my registration and check out on Feb 2nd, but I believe that i neglected to include my drivers license and insurance information

Is it ok to go ahead and send those on separately?

You should contact Doug Verner.

Click here: http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=35%3Adoug-verner&catid=29%3Adrivers-school-committee&Itemid=130

fpol
02-17-2009, 09:54 PM
Thanks...

mbs911
03-07-2009, 07:54 AM
is this event full? is there a walk up policy?

Thx,

Mark Simons

skim07
03-10-2009, 12:39 PM
I sent couple of PM to Doug but I haven't heard anything back about it. I guess it means take a hint. I will be there either way to photograph from the track side.

woodym3
03-10-2009, 02:34 PM
I told Mark how to contact Doug directly. Unfortunately (for him) the event is full.

tenfifteen
03-12-2009, 06:24 AM
I sent couple of PM to Doug but I haven't heard anything back about it. I guess it means take a hint. I will be there either way to photograph from the track side.
Yup, that's what I plan on doing... this one wasn't in the budget for me, so I figure I'll just take the camera out on Saturday and snap away.

Car54
03-12-2009, 08:03 AM
Glad to hear it filled! That's a great sign!

Sammyzuko
03-17-2009, 08:06 AM
I have a friend coming out to Summit on Saturday just to observe and check it out. He's never been to the track before. I'd like for him to get a taste of what it's like out there. I'm wondering if it's possible for him to get a ride during the instructor sessions? Is this even a possibility? I was able to get a ride the first time I visited Summit(after signing a waiver), but it wasn't a BMWCCA track day.

woodym3
03-17-2009, 08:39 AM
Yes, signing the waiver and wearing the proper helmet will enable him to get a ride with an instructor.

Sammyzuko
03-17-2009, 09:33 AM
Yes, signing the waiver and wearing the proper helmet will enable him to get a ride with an instructor.
Great....thanks for the reply!

Car54
03-17-2009, 09:34 PM
In a e,hp, w sp

Dirichlet
03-20-2009, 08:10 AM
See you all at the track :D

VaSteve
03-21-2009, 08:19 PM
Great event!! Wish I could have made both days.

Sammyzuko
03-22-2009, 06:51 AM
Great event!! Wish I could have made both days.
It was an excellent event. I don't think there were any wrecks, which is always nice. RaceDayPhoto (http://racedayphoto.com/) took a ton of photos at the event. Can't wait to check them out when they post em.

Sport Evo
03-22-2009, 07:22 PM
I had more fun on Saturday than I have ever had in 10+ years of washing and waxing. I am currently trying to unload every single ounce of Griots product that I own on Ebay so that I can buy track tires and pads for my E30!! (just kidding of course)

I am so glad that I finally tried a DE. I will be back for sure. Never thought a 70+ year old woman could teach me so much about driving...

Now all you track guys need to come out to the Deutsche Marque in May. It is almost as much fun to see BMW's parked as it is to see them flying around a track!!

Car54
03-22-2009, 08:05 PM
Miriam?

Sport Evo
03-22-2009, 08:39 PM
Craig,

You are correct! Miriam was not even close to what I expected, but was definately the coolest lady I have ever met.

Jenson Button
03-23-2009, 07:11 AM
Great event!! Wish I could have made both days.

Sorry for the slightly dramatic end to your ride along. I suspect photos will get posted of the used parts soon enough. FWIW, Vader was happy and healthy again by 8:45 Saturday night with the help of Joel, Rich, Yani, Dereck, Jason and others. Thanks guys! Way to cover for the arrogant stupidity of your truely.

Real M3
03-23-2009, 08:10 AM
Sorry for the slightly dramatic end to your ride along. I suspect photos will get posted of the used parts soon enough. FWIW, Vader was happy and healthy again by 8:45 Saturday night with the help of Joel, Rich, Yani, Dereck, Jason and others. Thanks guys! Way to cover for the arrogant stupidity of your truely.


Heh, Bob, sorry I didn't have my camera this time, I'm sure those pics will turn up though, I know a person on this list did have his camera and made sure a photographic record was made of your new business, turning rotors while still on the car!

dbonner
03-23-2009, 10:14 AM
It was an excellent event. I don't think there were any wrecks, which is always nice. RaceDayPhoto (http://racedayphoto.com/) took a ton of photos at the event. Can't wait to check them out when they post em.

You missed a beautiful and warmer day on Sunday. There was one unfortunate incident on Sunday morning involving a D Student. From instructor reports, he early apexed Turn 9 at speed, got the left two wheels off, and (rather than driving straight off and braking) tried to correct by turning the wheel to the right; once the front tires grabbed, that sent the car across the track into the inside tire wall, coming to a rest with the driver's side door on the ground. Happily, no reported injuries to the student or instructor.

Otherwise, a pretty clean event with not many offs. New track repair patches in the corners provide good traction. In my last session on Sunday, after a black flag for a possibly coolant leak, a suicidal groundhog at the outside edge of the track at the exit of Turn 1, responding to my honking horn by scampering across the track in front of me; I swerved, so fortunately no roadkill trophy this event. Bonbahn

Dirichlet
03-23-2009, 01:06 PM
I suspect photos will get posted of the used parts soon enough....

you are correct :D

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f320/fourierxfm/nice.jpg

We can call it "the great omaha steak incident"...

Jenson Button
03-23-2009, 01:19 PM
We can call it "the great omaha steak incident"...

Sir, would you like your steak well done?

1996 328ti
03-23-2009, 01:43 PM
you are correct :D



We can call it "the great omaha steak incident"...
So much for tech forms. :)

woodym3
03-23-2009, 01:44 PM
Thousands of great event photos at: http://www.racedayphoto.com/

It was particularily sad for me to see the incident at T9.

Jenson Button
03-23-2009, 01:57 PM
So much for tech forms. :)


Why don't you go train some dogs. :p

1996 328ti
03-23-2009, 02:14 PM
Why don't you go train some dogs. :pThat was your car??????

Jenson Button
03-23-2009, 02:24 PM
That was your car??????

No, just my backing plates and piston. Not my proudest moment so I deserve all the ribbing I get.


Woody, I felt very sad for you when I saw the stripes on the grill and realized the mangled M3 was your old car. Its like loosing a pet :(

Scotty
03-23-2009, 02:56 PM
Was someone else driving your car, Woody?

FT
03-23-2009, 03:23 PM
The skid pad was really fun; I enjoyed the whole event, I had missed all the old buddies, thanks for a great organization.

Few couple of seconds of skid pad exercise on Sunday:

http://www.vimeo.com/3819949

Alan
03-23-2009, 04:29 PM
I had a great time this weekend. Thanks for everyone who organized, instructed, Tech Inspected etc! Here are some of my photos from the weekend:


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y91/Eyesofsilver/M3%20Folder/NCC%20Spring%2009%20HPDE/IMG_0843.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y91/Eyesofsilver/M3%20Folder/NCC%20Spring%2009%20HPDE/IMG_0844.jpg

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http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y91/Eyesofsilver/M3%20Folder/NCC%20Spring%2009%20HPDE/IMG_0871.jpg

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woodym3
03-23-2009, 04:48 PM
Was someone else driving your car, Woody?

Yeah, I sold the M3 last October.

slantsixm3
03-23-2009, 05:25 PM
Nice Pictures! Thanks for posting.
Guess that was the morning instructor run group, so I don't get to see myself, missed the first session.
Bob obviously felt the need to compete with some of our other instructors for the "best equipment demolisher" title! The competition is tough, but I think he is in the top 10 with this entry (full cars don't count).

Dirichlet
03-24-2009, 09:13 AM
Isn't he just so cute :)

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f320/fourierxfm/IMG_1044.jpg

Are we still taking donations for the D. Blinken gas fund?

Jenson Button
03-24-2009, 11:11 AM
Isn't he just so cute :)

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f320/fourierxfm/IMG_1044.jpg

Are we still taking donations for the D. Blinken gas fund?

OMFG LOTFLMAO!! Oy Vey!

Sammyzuko
03-24-2009, 12:02 PM
^ Ahahahahahaaaa......he was my instructor, so if my driving was a little crazy you now have an idea why:biggrin:.

You missed a beautiful and warmer day on Sunday. There was one unfortunate incident on Sunday morning involving a D Student. From instructor reports, he early apexed Turn 9 at speed, got the left two wheels off, and (rather than driving straight off and braking) tried to correct by turning the wheel to the right; once the front tires grabbed, that sent the car across the track into the inside tire wall, coming to a rest with the driver's side door on the ground. Happily, no reported injuries to the student or instructor.

Otherwise, a pretty clean event with not many offs. New track repair patches in the corners provide good traction. In my last session on Sunday, after a black flag for a possibly coolant leak, a suicidal groundhog at the outside edge of the track at the exit of Turn 1, responding to my honking horn by scampering across the track in front of me; I swerved, so fortunately no roadkill trophy this event. Bonbahn
I wish I could have hung around for Sunday, but I had to babysit communications equipment at work:frown:. I need a job that allows me to work around performance cars.

Scotty
03-24-2009, 02:31 PM
Yeah, I sold the M3 last October.

DOH. Forgot about that. Gee, I'm sorry you had to see your old friend go down like that. :frown:

gnhovis
03-24-2009, 07:07 PM
Thanks to all again for another great weekend. Here is a video from inside the mighty E30 track rat from the end of the last session in Group A:

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roxstuff
03-25-2009, 06:38 AM
Isn't he just so cute :)

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f320/fourierxfm/IMG_1044.jpg

Are we still taking donations for the D. Blinken gas fund?

The no gas experience was worth the price of admission, seeing the dark beast parked on chute with the flashers on and then coming into pits on tow strap . . . .
I'll handle the stickers for his car for the next event!!!!!!!!
See if I can equal or better the "no go peds" ones.