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    07/19/2014 - ///M Club Day Driving School @ the BMW Performance Center

    The National Capital and Green Mountain Chapters are headed to the BMW Performance Center in Greer, South Carolina on July 17th for our 2nd joint ///M Club Day driving event. The Performance Center provides current model ///M cars, instructors, gas, tires, lunch and a first-class facility for a fun-filled day at the track. Just show up ready to drive!

    The focus is on improving 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 the National Capital and Green Mountain 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 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 Saturday morning at the Performance Center.

    Tentative Schedule:
    Friday July 18, 2014

    • 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 (if the factory is open for tours.)
    • 5:30 PM - Hotel Check-In
    • 6:30 PM - Group Dinner @ Barley's in Greenville

    Saturday July 19, 2014

    • 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 July 20, 2014

    • Drive home as a group or on-your-own.

    The Fine Print. Please read carefully!!!

    • All drivers must be BMW CCA members or attend with a club member who pays for the event. In other words, the payment for all school attendees must come from a club member. More information is available by contacting the event coordinator.
    • NCC and Green Mountain chapter members have first acceptance priority, then BMW CCA members from other chapters.
    • The NCC and the Green Mountain event coordinators accept applicants into this school independently (16 NCC and 16 GM) through the registration site.
    • Contact BMW CCA Headquarters to become a member of the NCC and/or Green Mountain chapters for priority acceptance.
    • Acceptance into this event will be made on or about March 31st, 2014 by the event coordinators.
    • Registration on this site does not constitute acceptance into this event. It places you in the queue.
    • All drivers must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.
    • The cost of $660.00 includes driving Performance Center cars, tires, gas, instructors and lunch on Saturday at the Performance Center.
    • Travel expenses, meals and lodging costs are the responsibility of the attendees and not included in the $660 event registration fee.
    • You do not have to own a BMW or M-car to attend this event. (However, be prepared to purchase one when you return home after the event.)
    • Factory tours will be available at the discretion and schedule of the factory.
    • Completely enclosed shoes are required for the factory tour - No Exceptions

    Directions to NoVa (NCC) 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

    Register here.
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    Junior Member TeamErc's Avatar
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    Is this still open? How many people are signed up? Can another person (spouse-also a member) tag along and watch during the event day and for the factory tour? Do they have to pay the $660 if just accompanying?

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    Senior Member 1996 328ti's Avatar
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    Registration is open through June 1, 2014 3:59 AM EDT.
    Doug will reply but I think a spouse can go on the tour but not much to do at the Performance Center.
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