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Old Sat, Apr-17-2010, 09:24:42 PM   #31
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Nice driving. The engine sounds vicious - it's a shame it doesn't seem to make the car accelerate though

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Old Fri, Apr-23-2010, 12:01:12 AM   #32
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Maybe this isn't news, but I just noticed that it looks like Trackdaze has made a change to their August VIR event. The first day is full course and the second is Grand course (4.2 miles). Kinda cool.
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Old Tue, May-11-2010, 02:21:21 AM   #33
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Ill be there this summer along with a buddy from Charlotte, NC and a friend here at VT. Hoping to have the M by then, if not Ill be taking the 325 again. Question for you VIR guys?

Whats a good organization to get up with? BMWCCA Tarheel? or is there one in VA that I can sign up with?
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There are a couple of chapters in southern VA, including the Blue Ridge chapter and the Tidewater. They are slightly smaller chapters and I don't know about what kind of driving events they throw. The biggest two are the National Capital Chapter (NCC) and the Tarheel chapter. Both throw great driving programs, and NCC does autocross and a bunch of other events up in NoVA.

IMO, I'd sign up as a Tarheel chapter member if I were you, maybe with an associate membership to NCC. Then, go to either of their events.
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Ill be there this summer along with a buddy from Charlotte, NC and a friend here at VT. Hoping to have the M by then, if not Ill be taking the 325 again. Question for you VIR guys?

Whats a good organization to get up with? BMWCCA Tarheel? or is there one in VA that I can sign up with?
I believe the Tarheel BMWCCA covers southern VA and all of NC and they have an event in early July. You can also check out the list of events on page #2 of this thread, from what I've seen it's very complete.

Even though I'm a member of the Tarheel BMWCCA I've never been to one of their driving events (though I've heard good things). I have been with Trackdaze (and will be again in August), which has always been great, and with the Tarheel sports car club, which was also good. I'll be up there this weekend with the mid-atlantic alfa romeo club, which I've heard is very similar to THSCC.
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My very first DE was with Tarheel. I think they're a good group to start with. They're kinda anal about the rules, which is what noobs need to keep things safe.

And their instructor quality overall is definitely better than some of the other chapters. For example, one time I got James Clay (random draw, I didn't request him). They usually have an excess of instructors sign up so they get to be picky.

A couple notes if you do their July school:
- The July school is usually run on the North course. That's probably better for a beginner (more repetition plus more time spent in the turns) than Full course.

- You will be wearing long sleeve shirt and pants on track. No exceptions. That includes 100+ degree weather. Not sure if the track or club sets that rule. Bring a case of water, you'll need it.
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There are a couple of chapters in southern VA, including the Blue Ridge chapter and the Tidewater. They are slightly smaller chapters and I don't know about what kind of driving events they throw. The biggest two are the National Capital Chapter (NCC) and the Tarheel chapter. Both throw great driving programs, and NCC does autocross and a bunch of other events up in NoVA.

IMO, I'd sign up as a Tarheel chapter member if I were you, maybe with an associate membership to NCC. Then, go to either of their events.
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I believe the Tarheel BMWCCA covers southern VA and all of NC and they have an event in early July. You can also check out the list of events on page #2 of this thread, from what I've seen it's very complete.

Even though I'm a member of the Tarheel BMWCCA I've never been to one of their driving events (though I've heard good things). I have been with Trackdaze (and will be again in August), which has always been great, and with the Tarheel sports car club, which was also good. I'll be up there this weekend with the mid-atlantic alfa romeo club, which I've heard is very similar to THSCC.
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My very first DE was with Tarheel. I think they're a good group to start with. They're kinda anal about the rules, which is what noobs need to keep things safe.

And their instructor quality overall is definitely better than some of the other chapters. For example, one time I got James Clay (random draw, I didn't request him). They usually have an excess of instructors sign up so they get to be picky.

A couple notes if you do their July school:
- The July school is usually run on the North course. That's probably better for a beginner (more repetition plus more time spent in the turns) than Full course.

- You will be wearing long sleeve shirt and pants on track. No exceptions. That includes 100+ degree weather. Not sure if the track or club sets that rule. Bring a case of water, you'll need it.
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Copule of my Porsche Buddies invited me to join them at VIR on 21-23 MAY for their PCA/DE Class. Full Course. Cost about $275 for both days. Is there anybody else going on this one?
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Copule of my Porsche Buddies invited me to join them at VIR on 21-23 MAY for their PCA/DE Class. Full Course. Cost about $275 for both days. Is there anybody else going on this one?
I was considering signing up for this as I usually run into the PCA guys at the local autox... good bunch of guys. I send you a PM if i do
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I will be at VIR on memorial day weekend with the svt boys. I can't wait it will be the first time in the M on VIR. 1st day is full corse then just the north corse for the next 2 days. I also JUst got a new set of nitto nto5 for the car. Any tire pressure recomendations?
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