Sat, Oct 13, 2012

///M Club Day at Spartanburg

BMW Performance Center

About this event

The National Capital and Tarheel Chapters are headed back to South Carolina on October 13th for our second ///M Club Day driving event of 2012 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 12, 2012
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 - Hotel Check-In
6:30 PM - Group Dinner @ Barley’s in Greenville

Saturday October 13, 2012
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 14, 2012
Drive home as a group or on-your-own.

 The Fine Print:
  • All drivers must be NCC chapter members or attend with a member who pays for the event.  In other words, the payment for this school must come from a chapter member.  More information is available by contacting the event coordinator.  
  • 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 $660.00 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.

Event requirements

We anticipate this school will fill rapidly.  For this joint event, the National Capital and Tarheel chapters will each have 16 slots (school has 32 drivers in total.)  The cost of the school is $660.00 per driver.  Registration will open on Wednesday, August 1st and close on Monday October 1st or when filled.  Completed applications will be accepted first-come, first-served, based on registration date.  Applications will be considered complete upon receipt of both the registration and full payment by credit card or eCheck.  Your payment reserves your spot! 

Each driver must pay the $660.00 fee to participate.  Non-driving guests are welcome for factory tour, social and dinner events.  Based on high demand and past experience, you should act early to reserve your spot.  

Entries (47)

Kevin Latten
Hugo Carreras
Tony Hakola
Pavan Bharteey
Mark Heaney
Ed Probst
Mike Sulhan
Tom Galfano

BMW Performance Center

Greer, SC
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