About this event
The BMW Car Control Clinic
The BMW Car Control Clinic is to teach students the foundational skills of high-performance driving. This school is sold as an ALL-DAY event.
This Car Control Clinic is open to all BMW CCA members. Beginners, convertibles and roadsters are welcome. BMW and Porsche SAVs (X5, X3, X6, Cayenne, Macan, etc.) may participate, but must be on street tires. Other trucks, SUVs, and high center of gravity vehicles are not permitted. Registration will close at 7:00 PM the Wednesday prior to the event, or earlier if the event cap is reached. If the event cap is reached, subsequent registrants will be placed on the wait-list. Wait-listed participants will be notified via email no later than Friday afternoon before the event if they are accepted. If you have questions, send them to the Event Coordinator. She will direct the question to the appropriate members of Car Control Clinic committee for reply.
- You must register for this school on this website. Walk-up registrations are not allowed.
- Car Control Clinic: This event will be valuable to both those intending to attend any BMW Driving Event in the future.
- Registrants will be grouped together based on skill level.
Important: If you are sharing a car, please send email to Event Coordinator and state who you are sharing a car with so we can place you and your codriver in the same group.
The Car Control Clinic will start with a 30-minute classroom session to prepare you for the day and answer any questions. After the classroom session is complete, you will be divided into several groups then take runs on several features. These features will consist of several slaloms, a figure-8 skidpad, and a triangle feature. After each group has gone through each feature, there will be a short debrief during lunch. The Car Control Clinic students will be instructed by Driving School instructors.
Bring your own lunch and drinks. There is will not be time to venture off-site in search of food or drink.
Any questions about registration, car classing or the event itself should be directed to the Event Coordinator, Steven Moody.
Looking forward to a fun driving season!
BMW Club Car Control Clinic Chiefs
Event Preparation Guide
- Bring water! Even if it is not hot out, you will dehydrate quickly.
- YOU MUST PRESENT A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE at check-in. Learner's permits and expired drivers licenses are not valid. You will not be allowed to participate without a valid driver's license.
- If you have your own helmet, make sure that it is compliant with the rules listed in the "Helmets" section below. Rental helmets are also available for $15/day.
- Plan to show up early and check in at the club tent as soon as you arrive.
- After you check in, remove all loose items from inside your vehicle and trunk. The driver's floor mat needs to be removed (even if attached to carpet). All other floor mats can remain in the car. We highly encourage you to leave any unnecessary items not needed for the event at home.
- Move your car to the driver staging area (see information obtained at check in) as soon as possible. Open your hood and trunk to indicate to the tech inspection team that your vehicle is ready to be inspected, and place your helmet on the passenger seat. If your car passed tech, the inspectors will close the hood and trunk and place a sticker on your windshield. Otherwise, a note will be left on your windshield to follow-up with the Chief of Tech.
- Participants are responsible for their own belongings. If you bring valuables, please have someone watch them while you are on course. RMC BMW CCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
- No racing, fast driving, or showing off in the paddock, staging areas, or on any of the access roads. Anyone found burning out or driving fast in these areas will be asked to leave the event without refund. There are no exceptions. Save your fast skills for the course
- Spectators are allowed but cannot be in the "hot" area where the driving exercises occur.
- Bring your own lunch and drinks. There is will not be time to venture off-site in search of food or drink
As of January 1, 2020, helmets must be Snell 2015 or newer. Snell 2010 and older helmets are no longer allowed. Both full-faced or open-faced Motorcycle (M) or Special Application (SA) helmets are permitted. However, convertible or “flip-up” style motorcycle helmets are not. SFI 31.1 and FIA 8860 certified helmets are also acceptable. The club also has a few loaners available for daily rental for $15/day. If you plan to buy a helmet, we recommend that you read Bell’s helmet sizing guide.
A reserve will be placed on your credit card when you register, but the charge will not be made until registration closes.
Should you find that you are unable to participate in the Car Control Clinic for which you have previously registered, please return here to cancel your registration prior to the event registration closing time. Doing so allows other drivers to participate.
Refunds will not be given for cancellations after registration closes, no shows, failure to pass the technical inspection, or equipment failure.