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Thread: 10/22/2011 - Driving School @ BMW Performance Center *NEW DATE*

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    10/22/2011 - Driving School @ BMW Performance Center *NEW DATE*

    The National Capital and Tarheel Chapters are headed back to South Carolina on October 22nd for our second 2011 ///M Club Day drivers' school at the BMW Performance Center.

    As always, the Performance Center provides current model ///M 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. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.

    This school is a special program designed by the Performance Center staff specifically for BMW CCA chapters. It will be similar to previous ///M Club Day events, which have included instruction on proper driving position, vehicle dynamics, car-control skills, weight-transfer, oversteer/understeer and improved vision. The day is divided into morning and afternoon sessions which mix skill exercises and competitive events, including skid pad wet/dry courses, braking and handling practice, autocross and more.

    We will be driving current model BMW ///M Cars for this event. Please note that the Performance Center staff continually makes changes to this program, so session contents and the cars available may vary from one school to the next.

    Our event hotel is the Greenville Marriott. The special BMW rate includes the breakfast buffet for up to two people plus Internet service. Register at: and enter BMW as the Corporate code. The Marriott has a great lobby bar for getting together after the driving and dinner events. Remember, no food service is available for breakfast on Saturday morning at the Performance Center.


    Friday October 21, 2011
    5:45 AM - Meet and sign-in at the Manassas Cracker Barrel, just off I-66W
    6:00 AM - NoVa Convoy leaves for Greer, SC
    2:45 PM – Visit to the Zentrum and factory tour (2:45 and 3:00).
    5:30 PM - Check-In @ the group hotel
    6:30 PM - Group Dinner @ Barley's in Greenville

    Saturday October 22, 2011
    8:00 AM - Meet @ Performance Center
    8:15 AM - Drive day begins
    5:00 PM - Drive day ends
    6:30 PM - Group Dinner @ Blue Ridge Brewing Company in Greenville

    Sunday October 23, 2011
    Drive home as a group or on-your-own.

    The Fine Print:

    • All drivers must be 18 or older with a valid driver's license.
    • Completely enclosed shoes required for the factory tour - No Exceptions!
    • Cost of $656.25 includes cars, tires, gas, instructors and lunch at the Performance Center. Each attendee is responsible for all other meals, lodging costs and travel expenses.

    Directions to convoy 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.

    This event offers online registration and payment through

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    Last edited by 1996 328ti; 07-25-2011 at 12:29 PM.
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    I've been thinking about going to this event since last year (couldn't go back in May) but somehow I missed the September 10th deadline (wasn't listed atthe NCC website, only at Mostorsport). Is there anyway to still register for this event? I would really appreciate it. Or, maybe I could I be added to a waiting list in case some can't attend the event.



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    interested as well.

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    I would be interested in being on a "stand by" list also.

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    Oh no! Do we have any event like this again before 2011 ends? probably by December or mid of November, do we have one? I miss this event i wanna learn basics regarding proper maintenance and troubleshooting of bmw engine parts, tires, air conditioning, rust problems etc etc.
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    Senior Member John in VA's Avatar
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    This event was a driving school. If you want to learn more about maintaining your car you should attend the DIY sessions. Even if you don't work on your own car, you can flit about and watch/learn/ask questions.
    See the DIY schedule on the home page.
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