"INSIDE Winterfest TSD Rally Info Driving School - March 1-2"
Volume 32 - Number 1 January/February 2003 I NSIDE : Winterfest TSD Rally Info Driving School - March 1-2 Autocross Shootout Results Car Control Clinic - February 1 The DMV teaches you the basics to get you on the G G C road. Our Car Control Clinics help you attain the skills and knowledge that could save your life. You’ll learn the fundamentals of car control, including how to avoid acci- C C C dents and react properly in a crisis. A O L R N I We create a fun, safe environment for you and your T N car to explore realistic road emergencies. You learn R I correct seating positions, steering techniques, mirror O C adjustments, braking techniques, vehicle dynamics and space management, with special emphasis on visual L skills and awareness. FEBRUARY 1, 2003 Clinics provide you with one hour of classroom time, CANDLESTICK PARK and six hours of in-car experiences. See page 12 for 8:30-4:30 PM further information about the upcoming February 1 clinic. Our program is a prerequisite for a BMW High Performance Driving School and is also ideal for: * Any driver wishing to learn more about Car Control fundamentals * Teenagers to learn street survival skills * Seniors to sharpen their basic skills * SAV drivers to control and stabilize their unique vehicles departments features Announcements .....................2 So You Want To Go On A Rally Club Calendar ........................4 Chapter Help Wanted ............4 By Russ Kraushaar ...............................10 Die “Winterfest Run” President’s Page ......................6 Registration Form ...............................11 Flüsternde Bombe Minutes ...................................7 Car Control Clinics 2003 ...........................12 Bimmerphile ...........................8 Who’s The Hot Shoe? The E-Ticket Ride ................. 26 By Scott Miller ......................................13 Newsletter of the Golden Gate Chapter, BMW CCA Zündschlüssel....................... 27 High Performance Driving School Volume 32, No. 1 New Members ...................... 28 At Infineon Raceway ...........................16 January/February 2003 Classified Ads ....................... 30 CCA Discounts ..................... 32 BMW Dealers ........................ 32 GGC, BMW CCA Golden Gate Chapter, BMW CCA, Inc. is a nonprofit California corporation, it is a chapter of the BMW Car Club of America, and is not connected with On the Cover Bayerische Motoren Werke AG or BMW of North America. Die Flüsternde Bombe is a publication of the Golden Gate Chapter, all ideas, opinions and Welcome to the suggestions expressed in regard to technical or other matters are solely those of the authors, and no authentication, endorsement or guarantee is expressed ear, New Y 2003. . . or implied. 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Changes must be made in writing via Commercial classifieds ads are $0.50 per line-inch with payment due with email, fax, or USPS. insertion order. Make checks payable to Golden Gate Chapter, BMW CCA. 1 Bay Area ’02’s February Gathering Board Members Announcements Join the Bay Area ’02 group in your ’02 or non-’02 for a gathering President Steve Johnson 415-499-1950 in the East Bay region on Saturday, February 8. Planning for this email@example.com casual indoor event is still ongoing at press time (with some interest- Vice President ing possibilities happening), but a lunch is scheduled afterwards. So Maggie Albrecht firstname.lastname@example.org come out and join us for an morning of fun and camaraderie. Check Secretary the website in January for further updates. David Splivalo What: Bay Area ‘02 Monthly Gathering email@example.com When: Saturday, February 8, 2003 Treasurer Peter Hsu Time: 10:00 AM firstname.lastname@example.org Where: TBA Membership Chair Contact: Curt Ingraham, email@example.com, Sherman Koo or 510 507-2002 510-420-1362 MembershipChair@ggc-bmw-cca.org Or JP Collins, firstname.lastname@example.org Members-at-Large www.BayArea02.com Peter Vinsel “Winterfest Run” TSD Rally email@example.com What better way to celebrate the New Year by participating in the Event Staff First Annual Greater Bay Area “Winterfest” TSD Rally. The event will Chief Driving Instructors take participants through a maze of Bay Area roads and landmarks; Billy Maher 707-546-5572 from the picturesque mountain back roads to the in-town jungle of Chief Driving Instructors stoplights and one-way streets. Whether you are an amateur or a Bruce Nesbit veteran at TSD rallies, this event will provide you with endless means 415-461-1811 firstname.lastname@example.org for driving enjoyment. Chief Operations Steward Date: Sunday, February 23, 2003 Steve Johnson Location: Allison BMW 415-499-1950 ChiefSteward@ggc-bmw-cca.org 150 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View Registration: 9:00-9:30 a.m. Track School Project Manager Bruce Nesbit First car out: 10 a.m. 415-461-1811 (9am-8pm) Contact: David Splivalo 408-398-7610 or email@example.com TrackSchools@ggc-bmw-cca.org An awards ceremony and late lunch will commence shortly after Driving Events Coordinator Peter Vinsel the end of the rally. Entrants must purchase their own lunch. Please DrivingEventsCoordinator@ggc-bmw-cca.org make sure to bring pens, notepads, watches and a full tank of gas. Chief Scrutineer Cost of the rally will be $10 per vehicle. If you are new to rallying and Ramon Le Francois 408-956-1662 would like a Touring rally structures and standards document to read, contact David for an email copy. Please make sure to send your Car Control Clinic Coordinator Sherman Koo and Jim Mercado registration form in by Saturday, February 15. Form is located on CarControl@ggc-bmw-cca.org page 11 of this issue. Autocross Coordinator Car Control Clinic at Candlestick TBA firstname.lastname@example.org Rally Coordinator February 1 marks the date for the first GGC CCC of 2003. This is Ken Whitson 831-625-5133 a one day clinic aimed at further developing your skills for street and track driving, accident avoidance, and for controling your beloved Technical Session Coordinator Brant Miller BMW. The clinic is for both new and experienced drivers. TechnicalSessionCoordinator@ggc-bmw-cca.org Date: February 1, 2003 BMW Festorics Coordinators Kelly Kirkland Time: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 a.m. Lisa Ferrari Location: Candlestick Park parking lot email@example.com Contacts: Jim Mercado & Sherman Koo, firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-420-1362 For more details see the article on page 12 of this issue or go If you are interested in putting together an event online to www.ggc-bmw-cca.org and register. for the chapter, have an idea for an event you’d like to help put on, or would like to volunteer at an event, please contact the appropriate coordinator. 2 January/February 2003 Newsletter Team Driving School at Infineon Raceway Editor-in-Chief Kelly Kirkland During the weekend of March 1-2 the Golden Gate Chapter will be 650-367-7048 email@example.com conducting a driving school at Infineon Raceway---formerly known as Sears Point Raceway. The entire package of information is available in this issue or Advertising Manager Dale Schuett online at www.ggc-bmw-cca.org. Online registration is strongly urged. Don’t 925-462-2497 miss this great opportunity! 8 Series- 4th Annual Wine Tasting firstname.lastname@example.org Ad Billing Manager Cathy Mills Classified Advertising Once again the 8 Series owners are gathering to participate in the Bay Area Dale Schuett Eights’ Fourth Annual Wine Barrel Tasting. Bring your 8 Series out for a grand day email@example.com of camaraderie, fun drives and 2002 vintage tasting. Support & Contributors Lisa Ferrari, Sherman Koo, David Splivalo Date: March 1, 2003 - 9:00AM Potluck breakfast -4:30PM Potluck BBQ Printing Locations: Russian River, Alexander Valley and Dry Creek Valley The Press Contact: Steve Cohen 707.538.3100 Scohen8080@aol.com Mailing San Jose Mailing 2nd Annual Pacific SharkFest (Please don’t call either company for membership questions. Three day annual spring gathering of e24 owners on beautiful Central Ca Coast. If you missed last years event, checkout the article “A Six pack to Go” in the July 02 issue of the Roundel, for an exciting recap of last years activities. Communications There will be a Show & Shine, RSVP dinner,3 hr scenic back road drive, stroll Communications Manager shops in Paso Robles or Cambria or visit some of the many wineries in this Peter Vinsel CommunicationsManager@ggc-bmw-cca.org growing wine region. For more info or to sign up for automatic updates and your own personal invitation go to our event website. Date: April 18-20,2003 Website Team Place: Paso Robles CA Webmasters Contact: Paul DiMauro 831-595-5194 firstname.lastname@example.org Lily Koessel Aaron Wallace www.633csi.com/PacificSharkFest email@example.com 2003 Left Coast 8-Fest Area Representatives Over the last several years there has been a tremendous resurgence of North Bay interest in what many people consider to be the most beautiful car that BMW Tamara Hull has ever built, the 8 Series coupe. The coupe is literally a technological and 415-435-3297 driving tour de force, some of the technology built into this special vehicle—- San Francisco made over 10 years ago—-has only now begun to appear in current BMWs. Mary Lu Christy 415-731-6153 To celebrate our passion for this car, 8 Series owners from all over the U.S. will be gathering September 26-29, 2003 at the Benbow Inn in Garberville, California. East Bay Cliff Greenberg The great ambiance and beauty of the 55 room inn is enhanced by its setting 510-886-5432 amongst the giant first growth redwoods. This location has been chosen due to its Peninsula equidistance from Vancouver, B.C., San Diego and Denver. Kelly Kirkland With a schedule of driving tours, tech sessions, and social activities, we 650-367-7048 expect to see over 75 Eights and their owners join in this, the first of many, South Bay Jeff Mulvihill Jr. annual Left Coast 8-Fests. The total food package for the “2003 Left Coast 8- 831-634-0908 Fest” is $175.00 per person. Make your room and food package reservations Monterey Bay Area with the Benbow Inn now. The following is the tentative schedule: Ken Whitson Friday: Arrival and Welcome Dinner 831-625-5133 Saturday: “The Lost Coast” Tour, lunch in a park by the Matole San Luis Obispo Area River, final stop in Victorian town of Ferndale. Rob Torres Jr. 805-541-2002 Dinner BBQ on the lawns of the Benbow Inn Sunday: “Avenue of the Giants” Tour, lunch and Tech Session in the redwoods of Williams Grove Chapter Website Farewell and Awards dinner Monday: Breakfast and Departure WWW.GGC-BMW-CCA.ORG Location: Benbow Inn, Garberville, CA Reservations 800-355-3301. Mention the event name for discounted room rates Contact: Steve Cohen 707-538-3300 steveC@8-Fest.com 3 2 0 0 3 Dates Event Organization Location Contact Email Phone Club Calendar Jan 15 Board Meeting GGC BMW CCA Emeryville Steve Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org (see Minutes for addr) Jan 18-20 Death Valley Tour CCC BMW CCA Death Valley George Aguilar 559-284-8818 Jan 11 West Marin Drive Bay Area ‘02 West Marin JP Collins email@example.com Feb 19 Car Control Clinic GGC BMW CCA Candlestick Park Jim Mercado/ firstname.lastname@example.org 510-420-1362 Sherman Koo Feb 8 TBA East Bay Bay Area ‘02 East Bay Curt Ingraham email@example.com 510 507-2002 Feb 19 Board Meeting GGC BMW CCA TBA Steve Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org Feb 23 “Winterfest Run” GGC BMW CCA Mountain View David Splivalo email@example.com 408-398-7610 TSD Rally Mar 1-2 Driving School GGC BMW CCA Infineon Raceway Bruce Nesbit firstname.lastname@example.org 415-461-1811 9AM-8PM (formerly Sears Point) Mar 1 8 Series Owner’s 8 Series Owners Wine Country Steve Cohen email@example.com 707-538-3100 4th Annual Wine Barrel Tasting Mar 8 2002 Swap Meet Bay Area ‘02 Santa Rosa JP Collins firstname.lastname@example.org @ Haner Haus Mar 13-16 Tech Fest West LA BMW CCA City of Industry Kelley Moon email@example.com 626-812-8688 (formerly Gateway Tech) See ad on front inside cover of this issue Mar 19 Board Meeting GGC BMW CCA TBA Steve Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org Apr 16 Board Meeting GGC BMW CCA TBA Steve Johnson email@example.com Apr 18-20 2nd Annual 6 Series Owner Paso Robles Paul DiMauro firstname.lastname@example.org Pacific Sharkfest May 17-18 Driving School Road Runner Las Vegas Teri Lachman Ztbb@aol.com Motor Speedway May 21 Board Meeting GGC BMW CCA TBA Steve Johnson email@example.com Jun 18 Board Meeting GGC BMW CCA TBA Steve Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org Jul 16 Board Meeting GGC BMW CCA TBA Steve Johnson email@example.com Aug 1-2 Driving School GGC BMW CCA Thunder Hill Park Bruce Nesbit firstname.lastname@example.org 415-461-1811 9AM-8PM Aug 15-17 Monterey GGC/CCC BMW Monterey/Carmel Valley email@example.com Historics Weekend www.festorics.org Aug 20 Board Meeting GGC BMW CCA TBA Steve Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org Sep 17 Board Meeting GGC BMW CCA TBA Steve Johnson email@example.com Sep 26-29 Left Coast 8-Fest 8 Series Owner California Steve Cohen Scohen8080@aol.com 707-538-3300 Oct 6-10 Oktoberfest CCA Austin, TX National Office 864 250-0022 Oct 15 Board Meeting GGC BMW CCA TBA Steve Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org Oct 31-Nov1Driving School GGC BMW CCA Infineon Raceway (formerly Sears Point) Nov 19 Board Meeting GGC BMW CCA TBA Steve Johnson email@example.com Dec 6-7 Driving School GGC BMW CCA Laguna Seca Dec 17 Board Meeting GGC BMW CCA TBA Steve Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org * Items in bold are either Regional or National BMW CCA events. CURRENT CALENDAR AVAILABLE AT: Chapter Help Wanted WWW.GGC-BMW-CCA.ORG If you can help or be of service for any of the following items, please contact us. JOB NAME/SUBJECT BRIEF DESCRIPTION DATES NEEDED EVENT DATE CONTACT Autocross Site Looking for possible alternative sites for GGC email@example.com or Autocross and Car Control Clinics. firstname.lastname@example.org BMW Festorics Artist needed for ad copy, t-shirt design May through August 8/15-17, 2003 email@example.com 4 January/February 2003 5 Calling All Volunteers President’s Page By Sherman Koo President, BBC BMW CCA As the 2002 President of the Golden Gate Chapter, in the last issue of “Die Flüsternde Bombe,” I left you with some final thoughts, but little did I know there would be another chance for me to write a few paragraphs before the end of my tenure. The nominations for the 2003 Board have been confirmed. Now all we have to do is vote, count the ballots, and christen the new Board. In the last several years we’ve had only one candidate running for each position. So, those who run win. There is both a good and a bad side to this. The good is that those who volunteer for the board generally don’t have to deal with drumming up votes or a time consuming electoral process. But in my opinion, the good is outweighed by the down side; there aren’t enough volunteers to do the all the work that our club is capable of offering. I see this problem as being twofold. First, members are volunteering less frequently. This club is run by volunteers and needs a wide range of people, from those willing and capable of “owning” events—include conceptualizing, planning, and run- ning—to people willing to perform more local tasks that assist the event. The second problem is a matter of follow-through. Often a member approaches a Board Member or volunteer and simply offers to volunteer to do… any- thing. There are times when they don’t know off-hand what help is needed, or perhaps what task is of interest to the potential volunteer, and they don’t have a central place to store this potential volunteer’s name. To address the second problem, our website will soon have a volunteer’s page. Here, anyone can find out what kind of event needs help, what tasks are included, and who to email or call in response to that call for help. Also, if a potential volunteer has something specific in mind, they can fill out a form on our page with their name and idea. From there, the Club’s Member- ship Chair will do their best to direct the information to where it is most appropriate. To address the first problem of low volunteer turnout, I ask you (and by “you,” I mean YOU) to visit the Volunteer’s web page and… well… volunteer. We—the current pool of volunteers—will all appreciate your efforts. And through the great time you have with your volunteering, you’ll find an even stronger connection to this wonderful club. Your Prez, for the last time, Sherman Koo. 6 January/February 2003 Golden Gate Chapter - BMWCCA Minutes By David Splivalo Board Meeting Minutes for November 13th, 2002 Secretary, GGC BMW CCA I. Convene - Meeting was convened at 7:35 p.m. Board A. San Francisco Aids Foundation - Per a request by members present are as follows: Sherman Koo, Steve GGC member Steve Albrecht, the GGC will be donating Johnson, David Splivalo, Donna Seeley and Peter Vinsel. $500 to the organization, with BMW CCA (National) Not present, Kevin Erdman and Peter Hsu. matching our donation. Total donations will be $1000. II. Club members to be heard - No items discussed. B. Volunteer of the Year Awards - Per a request by Steve III. Monthly Reports Albrecht, the GGC will be pulling together an award for the A. Minutes and Secretary’s report - No report top volunteers within the GGC last year. The GGC will was given. revisit this topic at the December Board meeting. B. Treasurer’s report - no report was given. C. 2003 Club Racing - Sherman Koo proposed to the C. Communications report - No report was given in Board that the GGC donate some money to a non-BMW club lieu of the newsletter report. race next season since there will not be a BMW club race in Northern California. The Board is currently reviewing Koo’s i. Newsletter Report - The Board approved Kelly proposal and will take a vote next year. Koo added that this Kirkland’s newsletter proposal. Kirkland was voted in as would be a great way to form a corral at the race, which would the new editor-in-chief for the Bombe newsletter. The help bolster membership numbers. first newsletter under her wing should be arriving the first week of December. D. “Winterfest” Rally - Per David Splivalo’s request, the Board voted to approve an upcoming rally on Sunday, D. Driving Events Report - Steve Johnson reported February 23. that the driving school at Infineon Raceway turned a profit of $4,800. Steve is working with the driving events V. Board Member Comments - No items were discussed. team to solidify next year’s driving school calendar. VI. Next Board Meeting - Confirmation, December 18, 2002. IV. New Items Location TBD. VII. Adjournment - Meeting adjourned at 8:29 p.m. Board meetings are open to all members. Meetings are every third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise noted. January meeting is at 1500 Park Ave, Suite #100 Emeryville. For more details and door code, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 7 Bimmerphile Editor: Lisa Ferarri and November, 17 percent more than by recess to prevent theft of the Silver Lady, Bimmerphile U.S. November car sales declined this time last year. Unit sales in Novem- as well as B-pillar-less, front-opening 7.6% from October’s disappointing ber alone rose 4 percent to 85,100 cars. rear doors for easy access to the results…only Chrysler posted better Much of the rise was due to the low- passenger compartment. Under hood, sales from the prior month. The margin Mini, with almost 134,000 of the this Bimmer-Roller reportedly gets a 6.7- American companies got more bad hatchback finding homes in the first 11 liter V12 engine that can push it from 0 to news as they saw their share of total months. BMW aims to sell 140,000 of the 60 mph in less than six seconds. The list sales fall below 59% in spite of aggres- cars this year. Reuters price is estimated at about $325,000. sive incentives. Porsche North “Technology of the Year 2003” AutoWeek Online American sales fell nine percent in Nov… Demand for the high-margin 911 award… The Automotive Researchers’ & Nürburgring 24 Hour Race 2003 - M3 was stable, while Boxster sales fell 21 Journalists’ Conference of Japan named GTR Makes Its Return…The BMW M3 percent. “Looking to the widely antici- BMW’s Valvetronic GTR is gearing up for a comeback on the pated pick up in the North American innovation on the starting grid of the 2003 Nürburgring 24 economy as well as the forthcoming 2002 745i and 745Li Hour Race. Jörg Müller and Dirk Müller introduction of the Cayenne (sports “Technology of the have already been nominated to man the utility vehicle), we remain confident for Year 2003”. According cars. BMW Motorsport Director Mario the current business year. (Reuters) to the vote of the selection Theissen comments: “The decision to take Mercedes-Benz November 2002 sales committee, the Valvetronic part was made after clarification of system of intake valve questions of regulations...” The BMW works BMW news from around the world rise 2.9 percent… The big demand for the E-Class sedan proved to be the most control, which dispenses team of Schnitzer Motorsport will run the important factor driving up sales in North with a traditional throttle, competition effort together with technical America. With over 5,500 deliveries for clearly outclassed other staff from BMW Motorsport. Since the the month of November alone (up 78.4 nominees. Reasons for The Valvetronic premiere of the Nürburgring 24 Hour Race percent), this model achieved a new choosing BMW’s principle in 1970, a BMW has crossed the finishing sales record. (DaimlerChrysler.com) outstanding technology line 16 times as overall winner, most as given by the RJC can be recently in 1998. The BMW M3 GTR was BMW Group NA November Sales Up summarized with innovative automotive originally developed to compete in the 30 Percent…The BMW Group (BMW engineering, superior power characteris- American Le Mans Series (ALMS). The and MINI brands combined) recorded its tics and fuel efficiency. BMW Press muscular coupé made its debut in that third best month ever, with November Carmakers choose rallying over event in 2001 and swept the board: Jörg sales of 23,579 vehicles, an increase of F1…A growing number of automakers Müller won the Drivers championship, 30.2 percent over the same month last see rallying as a popular and more cost- BMW Motorsport came top in the Team year. BMW NA reported November effective way to race than the more classifications, and BMW won the sales of automobiles and Sports Activity glamorous Formula One. Automakers Manufacturers title in the company’s most Vehicles of 20,873, up 15.3 percent over traditionally view motorsports as a prime important export market. BMW Press the 18,107 in the same month in 2001. BMW reported November automobile way to build brand image and sell cars to You would have thought by now that sales of 16,712, up 18.4 percent from race fans. Formula One’s colorful he’d at least be a CCA member…Todd the 14,114 cars sold in the same month spectacle of thousand-horsepower racers Manning, of Holden, MA, has won the a year ago. Sales of BMW’s new 7 hurtling around tight tracks in exotic 2001 BMW M5 signed by pop star Series sedan remain with sales of 1,882 locations from Monaco to Malaysia has Madonna. Manning’s name was randomly in November, up 154.3 percent from the long made it racing’s top attraction. . . . selected from more than 30,000 entries same month a year ago. Year-to-date Mitsubishi has developed a special Pajero that were collected over a five-month sales of the new 7 Series are 20,230, up Evo model, designed as a sports coupe, period as the M5 toured the country as 51.5 percent over the 13,357 automo- for the grueling Paris-Dakar rally. part of the BMW Ultimate Drive for the biles sold in the first eleven months of Volkswagen will enter its new Touareg Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Founda- 2001. BMW’s X5 Sports Activity Vehicles, sport-utility in the next Paris-Dakar, and tion raising $200,000 for breast cancer up 4.2 percent with sales of 4,161 BMW is expected to follow in 2004 with research. “My first car was a 1966 BMW vehicles. Sales of BMW Certified Pre- the X5. Automotive News Europe 1800…the idea of owning another BMW Owned vehicles continued to be strong Roller ready: BMW-built Rolls on the signed by such a unique entertainer, and as the company reported 5,243 vehicles way…BMW’s takeover of Rolls-Royce used in the BMW Films short “Star,” is in November, an increase of 46.4 the British super-luxury car builder from really going to be a kick.” said Manning. percent above last year. The company VW Group is effective at the stroke of Manning and his M5 will experience BMW reported sales of 1,312 MINI Coopers midnight January 1, and with it comes Ultimate Driving training at the BMW and 1,394 MINI Cooper S’ during the the first sales of the BMW-built Rolls- Performance Center in Spartanburg, month of November for a total of 2,706 Royce. Weighing in at between 5000- South Carolina. BMW Press cars sold. BMW Press 6000 pounds, the 19-foot-long, four-door, 330i Performance Package…The all- Mini helps lift BMW sales… BMW five-seat luxo-carriage features such new Performance Package for the 2003 sold more cars in the first 11 months of amenities as a humidor, custom-fit 330i Sedan will make its debut at the Los this year than in the whole of 2001, luggage, touch-sensitive door latches Angeles International Auto Show. Created boosted by sales of the diminutive Mini and door-mounted umbrella holsters. exclusively for the U.S. market for enthusi- and the X5 sport-utility. The group said it Other extras include a motorized hood asts by enthusiasts at BMW Individual, a had sold 976,300 cars between January ornament that drops into a secure division of BMW M GmbH. Modifications to 8 January/February 2003 the 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder engine Intelligent Driver Assistance parking spaces while the car is passing yield a ten horsepower increase to 235. Systems…Establishing a perfect by and tells the driver whether they are For the first time in a 330i a six-speed interplay of well-trained drivers and large enough for his vehicle. BMW Press manual transmission will be standard. intelligent driver assistance systems, the The race for the luxury crown… The package will include a short-throw BMW Group intends to enhance safety Lexus wants to be the best-selling luxury shifter, a shorter final drive ratio, new on the road to an even higher level than brand in the United States for the third sports suspension, and 18-inch wheels ever before. In developing new driver consecutive year. But after 11 months, with mixed-size performance tires. Also assistance systems, they are following BMW was only a couple hundred units included is an Aerodynamic Package, the ConnectedDrive concept, creating behind. Each brand will sell close to a black headlight trim, high gloss an even closer network of the driver, the quarter million units this year, but the shadowline trim and a new aggressive car, and their surroundings, without race for the luxury crown is still too close looking and sounding exhaust. Produc- taking the steering wheel out of the to call. Automotive News tion of the 330i Performance Package hands of the driver. ConnectedDrive is BMWs rest in pieces… The Tricolor, a will begin in March 2003 with the first like a virtual co-pilot giving the driver Norwegian-registered car carrier, cars arriving at BMW centers in April. optimum support in every situation while carrying $47.7million worth of luxury Car-Data.com taking all relevant information and data cars sank in the English Channel in the into account. Various innovative early hours of December 14 following a assistance systems have been developed based on the concept collision with the container ship Kariba. of ConnectedDrive. These Although all of its crew escaped unharmed, the tanker — and its cargo of systems support the driver almost 3,000 BMWs, Volvos and Saabs through sophisticated sensors, — lay just below the surface. It was for example in choosing the right carrying the cars from Zeebrugge, in speed in all situations (active Belgium, to Southampton, England. Per accelerator pedal) or in warning Ronnevig, spokesman for shipping firm the driver in ample time of the said the the cargo would probably have dangerous risk of sudden sleep to be written off. “I think we must (alertness monitor). A further consider it lost. She probably capsized highlight of BMW Group vehicle when she went down. It means that all research is the Parking Assistant, which measures the cars are probably lying in pieces M3 GTR makes its return at theNürburgring 24 down there.” CNN.com Hour Race 2003 9 J ust about anybody interested in driving a rallying and most local rally clubs, is actually the most difficult car—or in riding in one at some level of kind of TSD rally because it requires that you decide which way consciousness!—has the basic tools to go without giving you specific directions at most intersec- tions; you apply a descending list of priorities usually called the needed for rallying. In fact the earliest forms of Main Road Rules to figure out which is the proper route. It is automotive competition were actually rallies: a dash easy to become confused; many a rallyist has wandered so far from London to Brighton against the clock, shortest off course that it is impossible to continue. If the rallymaster time wins. fails to provide emergency instructions, these people usually go home—and never come back to another rally. That’s still the formula for the World Rally Champion- ship and for SCCA ProRally competition in the U.S. But if It takes some time to fully understand the concept of the you modify the rules just a little, you have the TSD rally Main Road Rules, and rallymasters deliberately seek out familiar to most sports-car fans: Just set an average intersections that will challenge even those who can recite speed from London to Brighton, and let the one who the Main Road Rules by heart. But the most important comes closest to it—not too early and not too late—be “trappy” element of these priorities is the principle of no the winner. TSD stands for Time/Speed/Distance, of redundancy: that is, if your next written route instruction says course, and the simple math is the kind we use in “Left,” and you come to an intersection where the Main Road everyday driving. Let’s see, it’s sixty miles to Brighton, Rules turn you left anyway, then you’re still looking for the and we’re going forty miles an hour. . . so we should be place to apply that “Left” instruction! Here’s a promise: Once there in an hour and a half. you understand this principle of no redundancy, you will move to the highest plateau of rally expertise. (Sometimes, If it’s that simple, how did rallying get such a fiendish however, the rallymaster just wants to make sure you follow reputation? Why can a single rally lead you from the the proper route. In that case, a redundant instruction is starting line to divorce court? How can a game that’s allowed—but it must be indicated in the instruction, either by supposed to be fun for two or more people in a car become assigning an exact mileage to the instruction or by identifying the kind of disagreeable it as a redundant instruction.) frustrating confrontation characterized by Want an example? Suppose your next written route instruction is “Left” and you come to a T intersection—and the So You language we can’t use in this publication? Main Road Rules, like those in the CCA General Instructions, include a priority that says Left when no other priority applies. Blame the rallymaster! If no higher priority could be applied, of course you would Want To Go There are still turn left by the Main Road Rule—and you’d still be looking for straightforward events an intersection where you could apply your next written called touring rallies that instruction. But suppose a higher priority could be applied to On A Rally have as their main that intersection (such priorities include concepts such as feature the underlying Onto and Protection which we will not cover just yet, but principle that nobody assume one of them would govern this intersection). That gets lost. A touring rally priority would turn you right—but the written route instruction —after the psychiatric usually takes you “outranks” it, so you turn left instead and check off the written through interesting examination! scenery over challenging route instruction. You have “used up” the written route instruction—usually abbreviated RI—to countermand the roads, and rallyists can automatic Main Road Rule. By Russ Kraushaar throw the clock in the This sort of confusion makes people think of course- back seat and simply following rallies as “trap” rallies—but truly ingenious trap rallies enjoy the drive. The anal- have more to do with clever wordplay and problem-solving retentives among us will than following a difficult route. Often there are traps based on calculate our proper time figuring out time and speed. And while there is no room this at every point along the way, of course; there is a certain month for a proper discussion of traps, here is an easy one: satisfaction in rolling into Brighton within two seconds of when we calculate we should be there! Assume you have been assigned an average speed of 50 miles an hour. You have the instructions: But maybe that was too easy for some rallymasters. Somewhere along the winding way, TSD rallies became Mile 1: CAST [change your average speed] up 20% word games, semantics puzzles, algebra lessons—the Mile 6: CAST down 20% kind of game enjoyed by people who work the Sunday Okay, raise your hands: How many of you drove five miles at New York Times crossword puzzle with a ball-point pen. If 60 and then lowered your speed back to 50? Yes, Ferris? That’s you know the answer to, “When is a stop not a stop?”—or right; you should have lowered it to 48 mph! A simple trap, but at least if you can figure it out!—then you’ll enjoy course- you’d be surprised how many experts fall for this sort of thing. following and trap rallies. These are what people mean What’s that? You still think it should be 50? Can we when they swear they’ll never go on another rally. interest you in a nice touring rally instead? The course-following rally, the backbone of SCCA (The Winterfest TSD rally is a touring rally. kk) 10 January/February 2003 Now, are you ready for the “Winterfest Run” TSD Rally? Come out and celebrate the New Year by participating in the First Annual Greater Bay Area “Winterfest” TSD Rally. The route winds through a maze of Bay Area roads Date: Sunday, February 23, 2003 and landmarks, from the picturesque mountain backroads, to the in-town jungle of Location: Allison BMW stoplights and one-way streets. 150 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View Shortly after the end of the rally there will be an awards ceremony and late lunch. Registration: 9:00-9:30 a.m. Entrants must buy their own lunch. Please make sure to bring pens, notepads, watches First car out: 10 a.m. and a full tank of gas. Cost of the rally is $10 per vehicle. Please make sure to send your registration form below by Saturday, February 15. Whether you are an amateur or veteran at TSD rallies, you’re bound to have a great time at this event! A copy of Touring rally structures and standards is available via email from the event coordinator. Registration Form for the “Winterfest Run” *****Please make checks payable to BMWCCA GGC****** Send registration and checks to: c/o David Splivalo, 10518 Chace Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014, Attn: GGC Rally Questions? Call or email David Splivalo (rallymaster) 408-398-7610 or via email at email@example.com. 11 Car Control Clinics 2003 picked, we will refund your money. Applicants will be confirmed via e-mail, and/or confirmation posted on the club web page. If you are enrolled in a scheduled track school, and need to The February 1, 2003 CCC will be at Candlestick Park and take this clinic as a prerequisite, we will prioritize your place- cost $60 for each participant, which includes lunch. Also, ment on the roster. You will not be automatically placed on the payments will be accepted only online via PayPal. If you are roster, and still must submit an application and payment. not able to create a PayPal account, please contact Jim Schedule: Please refer to the Calendar of Events for the Mercado or Sherman Koo directly to arrange payment. schedule of clinic events for the season. For the scheduled Imagine knowing what to do when your car begins to slide, event day, please plan to arrive at the site by 08:30. We start or being in control during that panic stop. Even if you think you promptly at 9:00, with the school usually ending about know what you are doing, come out and explore the limits of 4:30p.m. The school will be conducted rain or shine. Please be you and your car in a controlled setting. Car control skills are prepared for rain and/or windy weather just in case. Upon your learned techniques that are fundamental to performance arrival, please check in at the Club Trailer. We will have a lunch driving, and can enhance your ability to be a safer driver. break of not more than one hour. Our tight schedule will not Our Clinics are open to all club members wanting to learn allow us to wait for you. more about enhancing driver skills and understanding the Vehicles and Technical Inspections: Vehicles and Technical capabilities of their cars. If you have been thinking about or Inspections: This is a BMW Club event so we give first priority planning to attend a track school, clinics are a prerequisite for to BMW drivers. All other make of cars are welcome, as long first time track school students. We explore the many situations as we have space. We also will take a limited number of of vehicle dynamics in a controlled environment, with you in SUV’s. Convertibles are allowed. All cars must have operating the driver’s seat. The program is structured for people without seatbelts. If there is a question about the appropriateness of any formal performance driving instruction. Our goal is to your vehicle, please contact Sherman Koo or Jim Mercado at prepare you with a fundamental foundation of skills from which (510) 420-1362. you can further develop your driving abilities. Each participant Technical inspections will be performed on all cars on the receives personalized instruction provided by experienced club morning of the school. After arrival and check-in, you will need Instructors. The level of instruction is tailored to fit the need of to remove all loose items from inside your car and it’s trunk, each individual student. prior to the technical inspection. Many people will bring a All you need to attend is a BMW and the $60 per driver plastic tarp or garbage bags to cover their belongings. registration fee - which includes lunch. Registration in advance Common problems that can keep you from participating may is required by all participants. Two driver cars are allowed. include: loose batteries, loose wheel bearings, and a spongy Helmets with a Snell 95 (or newer) rating are also required. If brake pedal. If you have an older car and/or a car with high you do not have a helmet, make advance arrangements to mileage, please check these before the school. Prior to borrow one from a friend. It will save you the inconvenience of arriving put about 38 psi or so in your tires. Your tire’s survival borrowing one from another participant at the event. rate and performance will improve. If you have further questions after reading this information, Helmets: Helmets are required on two out of the three please contact Sheman Koo or Jim Mercado by email at exercises. Try to make arrangements to borrow a helmet in CarControl@ggc-bmw-cca.org or phone at (510) 420-1362. advance if you don’t have one. Helmets must be a Snell Program Synopsis: The day long event consists of three approved M95 or SA95, or newer. Helmets will be checked separate low speed exercises. Our format consists of a short during the technical inspection. The club does have several morning lecture, followed by driving exercises. Each exercise is loaner helmets available. We do not reserve helmets. If you prefaced with a short talk about concepts specific to the intend to borrow a club helmet, plan to arrive early and respective exercise. The drills include a skid pad, a slalom arrange e for one when you register. If you borrow a club course, and a braking and accident avoidance simulation. In helmet, the only thing we ask is that you share it if necessary. these exercises you will learn the proper use of the steering Preparation: Lunch will be provided. Please plan to stay on wheel, brakes, and throttle as elements of car control. We want the premises. You will have to empty your car of all items - all students to increase their awareness for what their car is bring a tarp or container to protect your stuff from the ele- doing under a variety of circumstances, and why. These ments - especially wind! You can also be prepared by exercises are intended to better prepare you for situations that equipping yourself with a good learning attitude. If you come may be encountered when at speed on the track, as well as with an open mind, and willingness to listen and learn, you will everyday driving. improve your driving skills and have fun too. Our objective is to improve your awareness to vehicle Directions: Candlestick Park: Take the 3COM Park exit off dynamics, provide you with fundamental driving skills, and of Hwy. 101 (Northbound, take the first Candlestick Park exit; produce safe and controlled drivers. Safety and being in Southbound, take the last Candlestick Park exit). Proceed east control is our top priority at this and all Club driving events. (toward the bay), then north (along bay edge) to the Candle- School Procedure: Registration: Registration must be made stick Park parking lot. Look for the open gate on the southwest in advance. Register by filling out and submitting an on-line edge of the parking lot. application. Each driver must register separately. Payment Please consider: You should read and understand the should be made via PayPal. This event is limited to 60 partici- above article BEFORE registering. pants. If paid registrations exceed 60, we may hold a lottery for Both students for 2-Driver cars (one car shared by two available spaces. Otherwise the roster will be filled on a first students) must submit separate applications via MyGGC - we come, first served basis. If we hold a lottery, and you are not ask for the “name of driver sharing the car” only to ensure both students are in the same run group! 12 January/February 2003 Who’s The Hot Shoe? Top Driver Shootout Participants Try to Beat the System Text by Scott Miller Photos by David Splivalo “Franz Fechner – 1935-1991 – Past Chapter President – Founder of the Chapter Autocross Program – Franz Fechner was a caring man and a true friend. He was an excellent mechanic and a talented driver. He loved the competition of the autocross and enjoyed the people involved in it. Those of us who knew him well are richer for the experience. We miss him. This trophy is in honor of his memory. We challenge all to try to win it. We know Franz would.“ This is the inscription gracing the Fechner Cup trophy, ways from Sunday. That car has since the perpetual trophy given to the winner of the Top Driver met an untimely demise, but all the mechanical Shootout autocross . It was written by Franz’s good friend goodies now reside in the body of an E36 325is. With over Dave Cruse. Dave has also since departed this world, 202 classification points, it is the most modified BMW we’ve leaving many BMW enthusiasts without our favorite ever had at a GGC autocross. Navid was back this year to machinist. Sometimes life just isn’t fair. defend his honor. Since 1990 we’ve tried to make the Top Driver Shootout A year ago, another tough competitor, Pete Mottaz, sold (a competition of the top finishers of the autocross season) his E36 325is and defected to Lexus. But upon receiving an integral part of the Golden Gate Chapter’s autocross his invitation, he borrowed Peter Guagenti’s E36 M3 and program. Along the way we’ve missed a few years. One came out to play. such occasion was in 2001 when the wind blew the course This season’s Gonzo Class winner was Richard Vijey, clean, everything from the cones to the portable toilets one of our three autocross coordinators this year. What were skittering across the tarmac. The winds bordered on makes this interesting is that he often competed in some- what must have been hurricane force. We thought this one else’s car because his own car’s engine has had the must have been God’s way of telling us that we shouldn’t head off what seems like at least a half dozen times during be trying to autocross in November. the season. For the Shootout, Ken Garcia was nice enough But we didn’t learn that lesson, and on November 30, to offer Rich a ride. Donna Barham tied for sixth in Gonzo 2002 we again gathered at the Marina Municipal Airport for the with her E30 M3, which she earned by virtue of a second Shootout. This time the weather was amazingly cooperative place at one event. for the 43 drivers who came out to take their shot at taking One of this year’s fastest drivers has been Ken Garcia. home the Fechner Cup for a year. Those who qualified for the Ken had several FTDs this year in his much modified AAA competition last year were invited to join us again. Class E30 325. While Darrel Lunge’s modified 1800TI The Golden Gate Chapter’s unique autocross classifi- awaits an engine, he has been very fast sharing my E30 cation system allows us to use a formula to handicap all 325i this year, taking second in AAA. My third place finish the BMWs at the Shootout. Each car’s handicap is derived in AAA this year doesn’t begin to explain how much faster from the number of points associated with car type and Darrel usually is in my car. modifications. Based on an accumulation of years of Chris Webber and Darren Yeung took the top two spots competition results, we can usually predict how fast a car in AA Class this year. Andy Chittum and John Bolhuis should get around the cones relative to the other cars. As battled for the top spots in A Class this year, and all four each driver crosses the finish line their actual time is input were here for a shot at the trophy. into our program on the laptop, and the formula spits out Unfortunately for all of the above drivers, I had failed to their adjusted time. The fastest adjusted time wins. remember one of the cardinal rules of the Top Driver Knowing this, it is always fun to review the hottest of the Shootout: only cars that have been used in GGC hot drivers in the lineup for the Shootout. autocrosses should be allowed to run in the Shootout. See, Two years ago, Navid Kahangi won the Top Driver the actual results determine the formula that handicaps all Shootout in his E36 M3, which had been modified 87 the cars. And wouldn’t you know it, this year’s open 13 the 2002 SCCA National Street Top Driver Shootout may have gone even faster, but ended Modified champion, and this is the car Past Winners up parking the car with a mechanical in which he won that title. Still, Navid’s 1990 Darrel Lunge failure instead of making his last run. car has about 25 more points, so we 1991 Rick Haner By the time you read this, Jeff’s name expected a pretty close competition. will be added to the past winners and 1992 Darrel Lunge In the first run group, Stacy Reitmeir, he’ll have found a spot to display the 1993 Darrel Lunge returning to autocrossing after two years Fechner cup until the next Top Driver off, and with a car she’d never driven 1993 (O’Fest ) Bob Nystrom Shootout. Heck, he probably has a before, laid down the fastest run amid 1994 Bill Arnold whole room dedicated to his trophies! much tire smoke with an adjusted time 1995 Bob Maher For those of you who have yet to of 55.777 seconds. All the others gave it 1996 Bob Maher join us at a club autocross, let me tell their best shot, but their adjusted times 2000 Navid Kahangi you about the absolute BEST part of came up short. Andy Chittum and Steve 2002 Jeff Reitmeir these events. You will not find a nicer, Kupper were closest with adjusted 57s. more cooperative, good humored, fun Ken Garcia managed an adjusted 58, group of people anywhere. There is no and Darrel Lunge, who ran an adjusted 59, would have shortage of volunteers to help run the events. Your car benefited from a more competitive car. doesn’t pass the tech inspection? No worry, someone has Most of the big guns were in the second run group. Rich the part or tool you’ll need to fix the problem. If not, you’ll Vijey beat Ken on his first run, but the best he could manage probably end up co-driving someone else’s car. Even if you was a 57.751 second run before he had to park Ken’s 325 don’t even participate in the events (I can’t imagine why you with a corded left front tire. Pete Mottaz had a lot of fun with wouldn’t), this is a great place to just hang out for a day his borrowed M3, finally achieving an adjusted 56.586. with other Bimmerphiles. Navid was blazingly fast as always, eventually settling for a Well, this ends another great year of GGC autocrossing. run of 54.469 seconds. Your co-chairs will be working up plans for next year. And But it was clear from his first run that no one was going I’ll be trying to figure out why some tall guy in a borrowed to beat Jeff Reitmeir. Even with more wheel spin than he’d car was able to beat the formula, and adjust accordingly. probably like, his fastest run was an adjusted 53.469. He See you in 2003! Golden Gate Chapter BMW CCA 10/12/2002 2002 Auto-x Series Standings After 4 Events GONZO Driver Name Car Model Points Driver Name Car Model Points Driver Name Car Model Points 1 Vijeh Richard 325is 58 9 Wolfson Larry M Rdstr 6 3 Balaguer Eduardo M5 30 2 Adams Dave 325iC 39 12 Cambra Rob M Rdstr 5 4 Zurbrick William 318is 26 3 Chapman Dan 2002 21 12 Gwee Poh M3 5 5 Kado Jason 328is Sprt21 4 Avakian Patrick M Coupe 20 14 Killeen Noah M3 4 6 McCue Kelly 2002 11 4 Sias Vic M3 20 14 Ngai Peter M Coupe 4 6 Mercado Joe 325is 11 6 Barham Donna M3 15 14 Wirth Doug M3 4 8 Antonowicz Vance 325i 9 6 Geiger Elise M3 15 17 Cowan Jeff M3 3 8 Linquist Kris 325is 9 8 Brauch Gary M3 11 18 Carson Jenny M Rdstr 2 10 Bramble Roger 325i 6 8 Ochi Jim M3 11 18 Hovell John M3 2 11 Richardson Brian Z3A 2.8 5 10 Fraser Scott 325is 6 20 Hoffman Michelle M3 1 12 Hoffman Michelle 318ti Sport 10 Porter Jane M3 6 4 12 Dyer Joe M3 5 AA 12 Fenner Andrei 2002 5 1 Weber Chris M3/325e 50 B 14 Kao Shane M3 3 2 Yeung Darren 325iC 45 1 Hsu Michael 323is 55 14 McCue Kelly 2002 3 3 Floresca Renato M3 37 1 Kim Frederick 325/325e 55 4 Crow Frank 540i 35 3 Koumrian Edwin 325iA 32 AAA 5 Boknecht Lauri M3 24 4 Goyal Anoop Z3A 2.3 26 6 Albrecht Stephen 540is 6 sp 20 5 Tongue Curtis Z3 2.3 11 1 Garcia Ken 325 80 6 Yang Robin 540is 6 sp 20 6 Tongue Benson Z3 2.3 8 2 Lunge Darrel 325i 45 8 Elliott Ian 325isA 11 3 Miller Scott 325i 25 8 Garcia John M5 11 C 4 Allen Geoffrey M Coupe 11 10 Morris David M3 6 1 Grass Joe 530i Sport40 4 Goeppinger Cole M3 11 10 Ross Gregory M5 6 2 Groza Michael 325e 15 6 Chittum Andy M3 8 10 Saunders Steven 325is 6 2 Nibbelink Mitch 533i 15 6 Phan Tuan M Coupe 8 4 Humphries Nancy 735iA 11 6 Splivalo David M Coupe 8 A 4 Reyes Alberto 325e 11 9 Bensen Jonathan M3 6 1 Bolhuis John 325iC 63 9 Pieron Remy M3 6 2 Chittum Andy 318ti Sprt 40 14 January/February 2003 Top Driver Shootout Results Marina Municipal Airport 11/30/2002 FINISH DRIVER NAME BMW DR FASTEST CAR * FASTEST POS. MODEL NO. RAW TIME POINTS ADJ TIME 1 Reitmeir Jeff E36 M3 79 53.483 160.9 53.482 2 Kahangi Navid E36 325is 80 54.470 160.9 54.469 3 Reitmeir Stacy E36 M3 279 55.778 160.9 55.777 4 Mottaz Peter E36 M3 16 56.587 160.9 56.586 5 Barhan Donna E30 M3 201 57.066 146.3 56.859 6 Chittum Andy E36 318ti 69 58.172 101.6 57.323 7 Vijey Richard E30 325 135 58.074 136.4 57.751 8 Kupper Steve 2002 30 58.232 131.9 57.859 9 Garcia Ken E30 325 13 58.709 136.4 58.383 10 Fenner Andrei E30 M3 238 59.221 142.3 58.958 11 Lunge Darrel E30 325i 7 59.635 116.2 59.048 12 Bolhuis John E30 325iC 62 61.711 67.3 59.378 13 Splivalo David E30 325i 142 61.253 81.2 59.668 14 Webber Chris E30 325e 114 60.658 102.7 59.799 15 Miller Scott E30 325i 4 60.417 116.2 59.823 16 Hsu Mike 323is 113 63.368 53.0 59.915 17 Akyol Bora E30 M3 236 60.527 142.3 60.259 18 Deckowski Tom M3 196 60.942 114.0 60.307 19 Grass Joe 530i 19 64.413 47.0 60.359 20 Bensen Jonathan E30 M3 82 61.800 125.6 61.327 21 Pieron Remy E30 M3 83 62.024 125.6 61.549 22 Kado Jason E36 328is 48 63.418 80.0 61.722 X AND N CLASS PARTICIPANTS DR FASTEST 23 Kileen Noah E30 M3 38 62.292 125.6 61.815 DRIVER NAME CAR NO. RAWTIME 24 Yeung Darren E36 325iC 256 63.230 90.1 61.956 Elpiner Boris Boxster 217 56.947 25 Porter Jane E30 M3 8 62.462 146.3 62.235 Maximovich Milan Corvette 26 57.925 26 Goelkel Chris E28 535is 88 65.241 81.8 63.581 Moore Kent Camaro 208 59.748 27 Hovell John E36 M3 195 64.017 135.6 63.652 Klynn Lee Corvette 214 61.059 28 Zurbrick William E30 318is 156 65.537 87.0 64.096 Ross Dan M5 215 61.498 29 Hoffman Michelle E36 M3 300 64.838 114.1 64.164 Ionersv Justin VW GTI 197 62.240 30 Saqlain Khurram M3 203 65.040 114.0 64.362 Ross Gregory M5 216 63.225 31 Bry Gary E30 325is 133 66.648 78.0 64.763 Bell Matthew E30 M3 227 63.761 Ross Matt M5 251 63.851 * The Time vs Points formula maxes out at 160.9 points. A 40 point Lopes Anthony Integra 126 64.128 difference in this range represents a predicted time difference of a fraction of Bell David M5 207 65.287 a second. Oledan Eduardo Nissan 240SX 98 68.311 15 At Infineon Raceway High Performance Driving School Billy Maher and Bruce Nesbit – Chief Driving Instructors Steve Johnson – Chief Operations Steward T he Golden Gate Chapter is pleased to announce the first high performance Driving School of the year at Infineon Raceway, March 1-2. This event is not a compe- tition; it provides the opportunity for drivers—like you—to elevate and refine both their everyday and their high-performance driving skills. Students receive both classroom and individual in-car instruction intended to make them better, safer and more aware everyday drivers. As event organizers and instructors, our primary concern is your safety. It’s not a race, and this is not a racing school; no timing is allowed. Your reward comes from the satisfaction of mastering the high-performance potential of your BMW—and its driver—and taking one more step toward becoming the ultimate intelligent driver of the ultimate driving machine. GENERAL PROCEDURE Questions, Comments? 1. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements- see Before asking questions, carefully read this entire below for details. application. After running many, many track schools, we 2. Read this entire application before applying to are confident any questions that you have will be the school. answered here. Questions can be directed to Bruce 3. Register online at http://www.ggc-bmw-cca.org or use Nesbit (415) 461-1811 between 9 AM and 8 PM, or the attached application. firstname.lastname@example.org. Email is preferable since it allows me 4. Mail a signed copy of your application with a check to route questions to others if I’m not most qualified or for $525 (add $30 for each optional Saturday night available to address them. dinner) to: Steve Johnson, 105 Vendola Drive, San Rafael CA 94903 BMW CCA GGC DRIVING SCHOOL APPLICATION 5. Check web site at or before the application deadline First, your primary source of information on these to verify that your application and payment have been events must be the chapter web site: http://www.ggc- received and you are enrolled in the school. Your status bmw-cca.org/. will be listed as either “IN” or, if you are wait-listed, as “WL#”— # indicates your number (place) on the wait-list. Second, while there is a lot of information to absorb 6. If your status is listed as “IN” take the tech inspection in this application, PLEASE READ THS ENTIRE form included in this application and get your tech APPLICATION CAREFULLY before you contact us, inspection performed ASAP. since it most likely answers your questions. If you still have some questions, RAISE THEM EARLY! The less 7. Make your hotel reservations EARLY. Lodging options lead time you provide, the more difficult it can become are included in this application. to resolve your issues. 8. Check your helmet. It must meet SNELL 1995 (or newer) requirements: NO EXCEPTIONS Third, YES, some of the following is redundant, but WHATSOEVER! consider that an indication of areas where people have 9. Arrive at the track on 03/01/03 no later than 7:30AM, missed information in the past and raised questions that register at the trailer, park your car and empty it of were already answered in the application. everything. If possible take care of registration the ELIGIBILITY - PREVIOUS DRIVING EXPERIENCE night before. REQUIRED 10. Attend the mandatory driver’s meeting at 8:00AM in You must be a licensed driver, 16 or older and be a the Paddock. Failure to attend this meeting will result in BMW CCA member. If you have no previous organized, missing your first track session. on track high-performance driving experience you are 11. Appreciate your volunteers – nobody is paid to make required to attend one of the club’s Car Control Clinics sure you have a good time; we do it for fun. Cooperate (“CCC”). A CCC will normally be scheduled prior to each and do your part to make it enjoyable for everyone! scheduled track school. If you have not already enrolled 16 January/February 2003 March 1-2, 2003 placed on the wait list, we will inform you as your position on the list changes. Our schools are BMW events, so BMWs will have enrollment priority. If you are driving a non-BMW, you are in line behind BMWs unless and until we open the school to non-BMWs at which time you will have the same priority. Please check your status on the web site before contacting us to ask if you are “IN” or if we have SCHOOL SPECIFICS received your application. School Days: 03/01/03-03/02/03 4. CANCELLATION POLICY: Registration limited to 100 students All cancellations from enrolled Fee is $525 + optional $30 dinner ticket status are subject to a $25 fee. The Applications and payment due by 2/12/03 balance of the enrollment fee will Cancellations: $25 fee before 02/18/023 be refunded for cancellations up to NO REFUNDS ISSUED after 02/19/03 in a CCC and need to meet this eligibility requirement, ten days before the school. NO please check for scheduling information on the club’s REFUNDS for any cancellations ENROLLMENT PRIORITY web site and act now. If you are attending the track within ten days prior to the school. BMWs have priority in the queue and are school you will have priority for the CCC but you must If you are on the wait list but enrolled by application postmark (no apply prior to the deadline for the CCC. If you have excluded from attending the lottery will be held). We may open to non- questions about the applicability of any previous driving school, you will receive priority for BMWs as the school draws near. Check experience, please contact us. the next GGC school. Any the web site for updates! cancellations from the wait list will THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS receive a full refund but no priority for the next school will be given to TRACK LOCATION 1. ONLINE APPLICATION: An online application wait list cancellations. Infineon Raceway is located on Highway form is available on the web site, http://www.ggc-bmw- 121 1/4 mile north of the intersection of cca.org. You are encouraged to fill out the application No enrollments fees will be refunded for registrants not Highways 37 and 121, between Vallejo online to simplify our workload and to reduce our and Novato. reliance on your handwriting. present at the school. You will need to print and send us a signed hard copy FRIDAY NIGHT REGISTRATION of the on-line application OR a signed hard copy of the PROGRAM OVERVIEW 6:00-9:00PM Inn Marin (Lobby) attached application form along with a check for the For those of you who have not 415-883-5952 250 Entrada Drive, entire enrollment fee. yet attended one of our driving Novato, CA 2. PAYMENT: You must send a check for the entire program events, this material will enrollment fee along with a signed hard copy of your help you understand what we’re up SATURDAY MORNING SCHEDULE application (online printout or manual form.) to - in particular our absolute 6:30 Infineon Raceway Gates Open (most You are eligible for enrollment only when we have commitment to the safety and well of us are there promptly at 6:30) received a signed hard copy of your application and a being of you, the other participants 7:00 Registration Open check for the entire enrollment fee. and our cars. 8:00 Drivers’ Meeting – MANDATORY 3. ENROLLMENT STATUS Our primary concern as the 9:00 Track is open5:00 Track is closed event organizers is your safety. Your enrollment status will be available on the web Every procedure, requirement, site. Once we have received a signed hard copy of SATURDAY DINNER guideline and instruction is your application and payment, and provided you meet Inn Marin (Lobby) thoughtfully intended to satisfy eligibility and membership requirements, your status that concern. Cars moving at 6:00PM Social will be updated to show you are “IN” the school. If we speed on the track can be 7:00PM Dinner hold a lottery, your enrollment status will be updated dangerous-to the occupants, to after the lottery has been run. If you are wait listed, corner workers and to other cars. LUNCH your place on the list will be shown as WL #. If you are It is possible for you to be injured Lunch is provided to instructors, regis- tered students and staff both days. Guests will be able to purchase lunch from the caterer. 17 Sonoma Lodging Options · The Inn Marin http://www.innmarin.com, 250 Entrada Drive, Novato CA (415) 883-5952 / (800) 652-6565 yours. Good students make the teaching easy and enjoyable for all parties concerned. Sessions will be tailored to student · Best Western Novato Oaks Inn, 215 Alameda del Prado, Novato, CA experience level. (415) 883-4400 Reservations: (800) 625-7466 email@example.com THINGS TO DO BEFORE THE DRIVING SCHOOL · Novato Days Inn, 8141 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA (415) 897-7111 Reservations: (800) DAYS-INN STUDY THE ENCLOSED MATERIALS · Skylark Motel, 275 Alameda del Prado, Novato, CA (415) 883-2406 The information on flags, procedures, and schedules is …ONLY IF YOU GET A SUITE – otherwise not recommended provided so that you can learn as much as possible before you show up at the track. The more you understand in · Travel Lodge, Novato, It has not received satisfactory reviews, so try advance, the smoother the weekend goes for all of us. somewhere else. Please take this seriously so that you minimize the waste of · Courtyard by Marriott, 1400 N Hamilton Parkway, Novato, CA (415) time and money at the track. Also, please don’t waste our 883-8950 Excellent referrals time calling with questions that are answered in this applica- · Or find other Marin County, Sonoma, or San Rafael options on the tion. However, do not hesitate to contact us if you’ve read web at: http://tourism.novato.org/lodging.html carefully and still can’t find an answer. This is merely our request for you to be resourceful at your expense first, and and your car damaged, so to manage this risk and to ours expense second. allow us to continue with these activities in the future, TECH INSPECTION: You will be operating your car under your understanding and cooperation is essential. This is hard braking and at high speed so your car needs to be not a racing school. There will be no timing equipment or mechanically sound! Inspections focus on engine compart- stopwatches-no trophies or bonus points for fastest lap. ment condition, brakes, tires, suspension, steering, etc., in an This experience is designed to increase your mental and attempt to insure that cars have adequate systems before physical skills, and your knowledge of what your car can they are driven on the track. We require a completed, and can’t do. Our philosophy is that a good driver is an stamped and signed tech inspection form from a qualified aware driver...aware of the car, aware of the track, aware mechanic. Please use the tech form provided in this of other drivers. application and refer to details listed below. Contact us early SCHOOL FORMAT if you have any questions regarding the tech inspection form All students on track have access to instructors for the or requirements. entire weekend. Our instructors are experienced track An alarming number of technical inspection forms are school or road racing veterans who are serious about your being signed by the drivers of cars and not by qualified learning experience and your safety! Instructors will drive mechanics. Equally alarming has been the number and the first few laps with the student in the passenger seat to nature of mechanical problems that have arisen on cars familiarize them with the track and to become comfortable participating in our schools. This driving activity and the with the integrity of the car. Instructors drive the students’ speeds being driven dictate that you cannot afford to be cars at only moderate speeds in this session. casual with your inspections. To insure the safety of all the The balance of the day is spent with students driving participants, we must insist on a proper safety inspection and receiving coaching from an instructor in the car. being carried out by a qualified mechanic. There are safety Typical schedules allow a student to have four 25-30 items that cannot be adequately checked without a lift, minute run sessions during the day. Students are formed current knowledge and training. There are technical into four separate groups, based on experience. Relatively bulletins from BMW outlining problems that reputable shops inexperienced students will be on track with others of use to assure that your car is as safe as possible. This is similar experience and who are driving at moderate for your benefit and safety, as well as the safety of other speeds, in contrast to groups with the most experienced drivers on the track. New requirements were recently students who are driving at higher speeds. added to the inspection based on known suspension problems - that can only be checked by a qualified me- After the student demonstrates judgment and chanic with the car on a lift. familiarity with the track and car, he/she may be signed off by their group leader to be on track without an All technical inspection forms must be completed in their instructor. Many students find that even while signed off, entirety, signed as meeting our requirements and stamped by they prefer to keep an instructor in the car, so the a qualified mechanic. We suggest you support the advertis- learning curve remains steeper. Students are encouraged ers in our Golden Gate Chapter newsletter. If you show up to seek rides with their instructors if time permits, since with mechanical problems that keep you off the track, or such these rides provide additional perspectives on the problems develop during the school no enrollment fee capabilities of the car and driver. refunds will be issued. Listen to your instructors. Many of them started out as A TECH INSPECTION IS REQUIRED students themselves. Utilize their knowledge to enhance WITHIN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO EACH EVENT. 18 January/February 2003 ON-SITE MECHANIC SERVICES: In order to avoid ATTIRE: Snell 95 or newer helmets are required. If High Performance Driving School abuse of our volunteer scrutineer’s time we have you do not have a helmet, make a serious effort to instituted a policy for dealing with mechanical problems borrow one from a friend. If you absolutely cannot with student cars. This policy evolved due to cars find a helmet to borrow, you may rent one of experiencing mechanical problems on the track and cars the club’s helmets if available. YOU being brought to the track with pre-existing problems. MUST MAKE ADVANCE ARRANGE- Our scrutineer’s volunteer duties consist of authorizing MENTS for a club helmet by calling cars’ mechanical ability to be on the track and brief or emailing us, but try to make this a consultation (e.g., “Yup, you broke your car, keep it off last resort. the track.”) Any mechanical failure of your car is your Comfortable clothes are responsibility and mechanical time of the scrutineer will recommended including loose only be provided at our discretion and at shop rates. If fitting pants, shirts, sweaters, etc. you show up with mechanical problems that keep you off Flat-soled sneaker or similarly the track, or such problems develop during the school, treaded shoes are recommended. Full Nomex race gear no enrollment fee refunds will be issued. is very seldom worn by students and not worn by CAR EQUIPMENT: Students with limited or no instructors. Consider cool weather possibilities as well experience in high performance driving programs are as rain and/or heavy fog, so be prepared. Don’t count on Golden Gate Chapter strongly encouraged to avoid the use of R compound a canopy to huddle beneath if it’s raining. tires and suspension and engine modifications. Since WEATHER - The event will be held rain or shine. these modifications provide a combination of improved Rain is an excellent learning opportunity; don’t be afraid cornering ability and higher speeds, relatively new to attend if it is wet. Do plan on bringing appropriate students have a more difficult time learning basic skills. protection for you and your belongings. We strongly suggest limiting their use until the student FAMILY AND FRIENDS: Spectators are welcome, develops a better awareness of car control with equip- provided they can care for themselves. A racetrack is not ment with lower speed potential. a good place for children or pets, so please leave them at home. You will be plenty busy and added distractions don’t help the learning curve. PASSENGERS: Our policy on passengers: this is a Tech inspection details: Driving School, not a passenger school. Students may 1. Take your car to a qualified mechanic for a not have any passengers in their cars except instruc- tech inspection. The tech form provided in this tors (this includes other students). If you or a friend application should be completed, signed and would like a tour of the track from the passenger seat, stamped by the mechanic. ask for a ride with one of the instructors. This is 2. If you are your own mechanic, contact Bruce encouraged and can really give you an idea about the Nesbit EARLY to discuss. These exceptions will be size of the performance envelope. One of the most very limited but are allowed in some cases. common comments we get after each school is the 3. If you arrive at the track without a completed, great value of getting a ride from an instructor. Stu- dents are given first priority for rides, but others can signed and stamped tech inspection form, you will usually have access to rides. not be permitted to run and no refund will be issued. LUNCH: Lunch will be provided to registered 4. Even if the inspection reveals failed items, the students, staff and instructors at the track. Others at the tech form is still intended to be completed with an track who are not registered students will be able to indication to each item’s status—pass or fail. It purchase lunch food from the caterer. You should bring should be signed and stamped to signify that the your own ice chest for snacks, and particularly extra results were determined by a qualified mechanic. fluids if the weather is warm. Do not rely on the avail- 5. If you want the second inspection (after correc- ability of water or snack food at the track. tion of failed items) done at the track instead of at DINNER: An optional group dinner will be held on the shop, student must discuss items that do not Saturday night at Inn Marin. If you would like to attend, pass with Bruce Nesbit well in advance of the please sign up when you register. We will not be able to school. Maintain a bias to have failed items cor- sell extra dinner tickets at the track so decide now if you rected at the shop. No need to discuss with Bruce want dinner and contact us immediately if you did not Nesbit if the corrections are passed by the sign up when you registered. You will be given a dinner mechanic in the shop; we ticket in your registration materials that you should bring merely want to pre-approve to the dinner. paddock inspections. 19 IF YOU SMOKE IN YOUR CAR: Instructors are registration for inspection along with your completed, becoming spoiled living in California where they can signed and stamped tech inspection form. distance themselves from ashtrays more Saturday & Sunday: and more often. Cars that have 6:30 AM Infineon Raceway Gates Open recently been smoked in are becom- ing less desirable to work in. Please 7:00 AM Registration Open clean and air out your car and refrain 8:00 AM Drivers’ Meeting – MANDATORY from smoking in it during breaks as a The driver’s meeting in the paddock at 8:00AM is courtesy to your instructor. MANDATORY for all registrants. Failure to attend this LIABILITY WAIVER: Carefully read the enclosed meeting will result in you missing your first on track session Liability Waiver page in advance of signing our master TRACK RULES copy upon your arrival at the track. You must sign a Infineon Raceway is sensitive to sound levels. waiver at the gate and one at registration. Restriction is 103 dBa measured at 50 feet. Drivers will TRACK INFORMATION SOURCES: Check out the get only one warning. A second violation results in an Northern California Shelby Club web site http:// immediate Done Day. This is track policy, not ours. www.norcal-saac.org/ for their Infineon Raceway Drivers’ There is no avenue of appeal. Nothing will screw up Handbook that includes descriptions and maps of the your weekend more than problems with the Sound Lady. track and each individual turn. The Primer also contains Please fix your exhaust systems BEFORE you show up useful information. The Infineon at the track! Raceway web site may be of interest STUFF TO BRING TO THE TRACK: Cleanup of trash, oil or fuel spills is charged at to you too. (http:// exorbitant rates. Please help keep the facility clean. These items have proven useful ww.infineonraceway.com) Trash receptacles will be provided. Waste fluids need to over time to our students. They are TRACK SCHOOL SCHEDULE be removed by participants. Fuel spills on the asphalt not required items but suggested to Your utmost cooperation in timely must be brought to the attention of track personnel maximize your enjoyment of the arrival and attention to announce- immediately, and doused with lots of water. Save school. ments is vital to ensuring sufficient yourselves from major cleanup bills on this one, please. • Plastic tarp or plastic garbage track time for everyone. We will not Fuel is sometimes available from operations at the bags to protect your stuff while it’s wait for you! This is a team effort and track. Public filling stations are found east and west on out of your car your contribution improves the quality Highway 37, and north in Sonoma – but this trip will take • Bungie cords to hold the tarp down for all. A serious piece of behind-the- time you may not have. in the wind scenes effort has gone into making Track gates are open from 6:30am to 5pm. • Ice chest with FLUIDS and snacks this a productive learning experience. Do your part and we’ll all have fun. No vehicles are permitted on any portion of the • Hat and sunscreen property other than the paddock or parts of the racetrack. • Event paperwork A detailed schedule will be provided to you at registration on CORNER WORKERS: We will be using professional • Hand sanitizer corner workers with the following exception: A and B Friday night or Saturday morning. • Paper towels group students will staff the corner worker stations for Students will be divided into four run • Lounge chair two track sessions mid-day on Saturday and Sunday, so groups. We run sessions right • Work gloves (to help us with through lunchtime to maximize track that track sessions can continue while corner workers cones) time. Session lengths are roughly eat lunch. A separate instruction meeting will be • Air compressor 25-30 minutes. conducted for A and B student corner workers. Your • Tire pressure gauge participation is mandatory. Friday night: • Windex WRIST BANDS: To better control access to the 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Early Registra- • Rain-x track, wristbands (issued at Registration) will be worn on tion left wrists by all students, instructors, and workers. No • Toolbox Lobby of the Inn Marin, 250 one will be allowed to drive on the track without a • Torque wrench Entrada Drive, Novato CA 415 wristband visible. Passengers in instructor cars will also • Duct tape 883-5952 / 800 652-6565. Map is be required to have wristbands to signify that the • Brake fluid enclosed. passengers have signed the liability waiver. Wristbands • Electrical tape Register on Friday night if for passengers will be available from the staff at Control, • Spare engine oil possible since this will help speed located at the entrance to the track from the hot pit lane. • Extra car keys up the program Saturday morning STUDENT NAMETAGS: A nametag will be provided • Fuses and maximize your track time. in the packet you receive at registration. Instructors • Fan belt Remember to bring your helmet to have requested that students wear nametags to help • Car shop manual • Flashlight January/February 2003 20Carpet cleaner • them manage their responsibilities in DRIVING SCHOOL FLAG SIGNALS an organized manner. Help the STANDING YELLOW: Proceed with caution, no passing. instructors out with this one by Displayed during the first lap of a session, when you are wearing your nametag - they are nearing a waving yellow, and at other times when ordered by dedicating an unpaid weekend to CONTROL. Gives you the opportunity to warm up your car helping you. and your mind, and to see the location of the corner workers. VOLUNTEERS: Numerous WAVING YELLOW: Proceed with EXTREME CAUTION; volunteers devote their spare time to there is a car blocking the track or otherwise endangering make this a safe and successful oncoming traffic just ahead. SLOW DOWN! Be prepared to learning experience for you. There is stop! NO PASSING!!!. not one staff person or instructor who is paid for their participation. These YELLOW W/VERTICAL STRIPES: Oil/debris flag. people volunteer their time because of Proceed with caution, there is oil, fluid, gravel, dirt, or other their love of the sport, and their desire debris on the track. Traction will be poor. No passing until to help club members—you— past the debris. maximize the joys of the ultimate GREEN: Start of track session. driving experience. Please show your OPEN BLACK: Waved or pointed at the car in question— appreciation of these efforts by there is something wrong with your car or with your driving. respecting these volunteers Complete the lap you are on, come into pit lane, proceed to DRIVING SCHOOL the head of pit lane, and talk to the person there who will FLAG SIGNALS discuss the problem with you. In some emergency situations, All drivers should study this a black flag will be displayed to ALL cars in order to clear the description of our signal flags. Bring track in the quickest possible time. If available, a BLACK it with you to the track for review and FLAG WITH ORANGE BALL IN CENTER will be used to reference (while in the paddock, not designate a mechanical problem with your car, so be espe- while on the track). You may be cially careful as you complete the lap and pull into pit lane. quizzed by the instructors regarding FURLED BLACK, POINTING AT YOU: Warning! You are this information, so be sharp! driving in a manner that is questionable. If you continue to In the sidebar is a description of drive in this manner you will be black flagged on the next lap. the flags used for communications at It may mean that you would benefit from an instructor to the corners and start/finish line at our accompany you and remind you of the correct line, or other Driving Schools. Learn the meanings helpful information to make your track session and driving of these flags— they are our means school even more enjoyable. of communicating with you while you BLACK DISPLAYED TO ALL CARS, AND STANDING are on the track. Remember that flag YELLOW AT ALL TURNS: Proceed with caution, no passing, signals must be obeyed without complete your current lap, exit the track to the pit lane, and question. If you are flagged while on park. the track and do not understand why, BLUE WITH DIAGONAL YELLOW/ORANGE STRIPE: A obey the flag, complete the lap you faster car is behind you, and may wish to pass at the next are on, exit to the pit lane, continue passing zone. When the passing section of the track is to the head of pit lane, and ask the reached, signal the car behind which side of your car you Steward there for more information. want it to pass you on. Do not change your line or speed up LIABILITY WAIVER while being passed. Note: flag will be used at turns at the Everyone entering the track, beginning of an allowed passing zone. whether student or spectator, you RED: Stop as safely and quickly as you can after will be asked to sign a liability checking your rear view mirrors for tailgaters. Signal with your waiver at the front entrance gate to arm raised out the window. Pull to the right side of the track. the track for the track’s records. You Do not finish the lap you are on. The Red flag is used only will also be asked to sign a liability when continued lapping cannot be done safely— a damaged waiver when you register for the car is on or near the track, or there is another unsafe school for our records. situation. CHECKERED: The track session is over. Slow your car safely, complete the lap you are on and exit into the pit lane and paddock. This is your cool-down lap. NO PASSING!!! 21 ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS High Performance Driving School 1. Registration is limited and deadlines apply. See school specifics at the top of this application. confirmation of registration is required for enrollment. 8. Bounced checks will raise your entry fee $25. If 2. Check your enrollment status on the chapter your check clears after we call you and we receive the web site at http://www.ggc-bmw-cca.org to confirm your additional $25 immediately, you keep your place. If the application and payment have been received. check bounces a second time you will be enrolled only 3. A car tech inspection is required and should be when your check clears. We’re not in this for profit, but completed by a qualified mechanic within 30 days prior we’re not in this for headaches either. to the event. Please use the tech inspection form 9. Two-driver (shared) cars are allowed in most included in this application. cases, but may not be for two novices - please contact 4. A SNELL 95 or newer helmet is required. us early if this concerns you. Please submit separate, Loaner helmets may be available to a limited number of SIGNED applications for each driver. Three driver cars students who haven’t acquired one of their own yet. are not allowed. Since sharing a helmet with other students can be a 10. Convertibles and T-top cars must have 5-point hassle and availability is extremely limited, you should belts and arm restraints, and an approved roll bar make every effort to borrow a helmet from a friend installed - factory “rollover protection” for a soft top is not Golden Gate Chapter before arriving at the track. sufficient for the school. Hard tops for convertibles are 5. If you are enrolled and have to cancel more NOT OK. It is essential that you e-mail or call to discuss than 10 days before the school, there will be a $25 these issues well in advance if you plan to bring a cancellation fee. For cancellations within 10 days prior to convertible or T-top car. the NO REFUNDS will be issued. 11. Each student must have a valid state driver’s 6. If you choose to sign up for dinner, submit your license, which shall not be suspended or revoked. $30 per dinner when you enroll. 12. Minimum age is 16. Special consent forms for 7. BMW CCA membership is a requirement. You drivers under the age of 18 will be required, which we’ll can sign up for membership via www.bmwcca.org or call handle once you enroll. Be sure to contact us well in BMW CCA at (864) 250-0022 to obtain a BMW CCA advance of the event so we can address this issue. membership number. BMW CCA membership or TRACK DAY PREPARATION AND PROCEDURES ......Get a good night’s sleep. It will be a long, busy day and alert students are safe students. ......Check with more experienced attendees for their ......Upon arrival, empty your car, glove box and trunk of input on tire pressures. Air service may not be all loose objects. Remove hubcaps and trim rings available at the track, so bring your own pump and ......If you did not register the night before, proceed to tire pressure gauge. registration with your completed, signed and stamped ......Stay alert for announcements and driver meetings. tech inspection form, and SNELL 1995 (or newer) No slack time in the schedule means we go with or helmet in hand. without you. ......The requirement for a SNELL 1995 or newer rated ......Be sure to think though what you want from your helmet is MANDATORY and there will be NO EXCEP- weekend, and discuss it with your instructor at the start TIONS. A SNELL 1995 approved helmet can be of each track session. identified by a dated sticker usually located on the inside ......If you want something different from your instructor of the shell beneath the inner liner. Contact us in (e.g., different quantity or quality of feedback), discuss it advance if you can’t find the sticker on your helmet. with your instructor. If you still are not getting what you ......At registration you will sign the liability waiver, your want, consider changing instructors and discuss it with helmet will be checked, your tech inspection form your instructor and/or instructor group leader – this is checked and you will receive your wristband and student expected to be routine, acceptable practice. registration packet that includes your car numbers, ......There is a 5 MPH speed limit in the paddock nametag, track map and a schedule. area. Please observe this limit for your safety and the ......Place the smaller sets of car numbers on each of safety of others. your rear side windows. Place the letter designating your ......CHP and local authorities patrol surrounding run group (A, B, C or D) behind or below the number on highways. Please behave yourself here since problems your driver’s side rear window. Place the color block and with the CHP reflect badly on our whole group and can large number on the upper left of the back window. jeopardize our renter status with Infineon Raceway. 22 January/February 2003 TECH INSPECTION FORM DRIVER NAME ______________________________ CAR MODEL _______________________ 1) Even if the inspection reveals failed items, the tech form is still intended to be completed with an indication to each item's status---pass or fail. It should be signed and stamped to signify that the results were determined by a qualified mechanic. 2) If you want the second inspection (after correction of failed items) done at the track instead of at the shop, student must discuss items that do not pass with Bruce Nesbit, well in advance of the school. Maintain a bias to have failed items corrected at the shop. No need to discuss with Bruce Nesbit if the corrections are passed by the mechanic in the shop; we merely want to pre-approve paddock inspections. P / F Fan belts OK, tight, no cracks P / F Hoses secure & flexible, no cracks/rubbing/ no leaks P / F Engine mounts solid P / F Battery secure, lugs tight P / F Throttle linkage OK P / F Two throttle return springs P / F Guibo and center support bearing OK P / F Fluid levels OK (incl. trans and diff), no leaks Header and exhaust OK. NOTE: Sound limit at Infineon Brake heat performance – check for brake fade and rotor P / F Raceway is 103 dbA at 50 feet - STRICTLY & P / F warpage with 3 or 4 hard stops from 60mph. CONTINUOUSLY ENFORCED P / F Tires - even wear, suitable for track driving. P / F Wheel bearings, ball joints tight P / F Springs and shocks OK P / F Brake pads and shoes OK P / F Front strut mounting locations & hardware OK P / F Brake fluid flushed - factory service intervals P / F No excessive body corrosion P / F Steering box securely mounted P / F Rear unibody subframe & differential mountings OK P / F E36 rear subframe mounts and rear toe link bushings OK P / F Pedal check OK P / F Driver seat & belt in good working order Fire extinguisher mounted in car (optional, but Passenger seat & belt design & condition, equal to or P / F P / F encouraged) better than driver seat & belt P / F Brakes lights and flashers working P / F Seats securely mounted. P / F Steering wheel play OK P / F SRS faults cleared P / F Wiper blades OK P / F lug bolts torqued INSPECTED BY: (Mechanic signature and stamp merely indicate the mechanic Stamp above with BMW mechanic business name or return has made the inspection with the results shown above.) address stamp. DATE____________ Pass / Fail?___________ RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT - BMWCCA - GOLDEN GATE CHAPTER This is not a racing school. It is a high speed driving school, on a racetrack, under close supervision by instructors. While the overriding consideration during the operation of the event is safety, incidents may occur that could cause vehicle damage and/or personal injury. You will be driving in a class session with other students and instructors whose vehicles may be uninsured and/or unregistered. You are totally responsible for the safe operation and safe mechanical condition of your vehicle. BMW CCA, the Golden Gate Chapter, its officers, instructors, staff and facility providers assume no responsibility in the event of an accident, of any kind, in the course of this event. If this is of concern to you we recommend that you contact your own personal insurance carrier for advice to determine what coverage would be in effect during this school. Submission of this application is your acknowledgment of the above and agreement to attend under these conditions. I hereby certify that my vehicle specified on the technical inspection checklist form that I have provided at registration, has been carefully examined by a qualified individual and that all the items specified on the technical inspection checklist have been inspected. I understand that the safe condition and operation of the vehicle specified on my technical inspection checklist form is entirely my responsibility as well as any problems, malfunctions or damage that occur in connection with the operation of the specified vehicle prior to, during and subsequent to the driving school. DRIVER SIGNATURE DATE 24 January/February 2003 BMW CCA GOLDEN GATE CHAPTER DRIVING SCHOOL APPLICATION School: Mail Application and payment to: Infineon Raceway March 1-2, 2003 Steve Johnson 105 Vendola Drive, San Rafael CA 94903 KEEP THE PENMANSHIP LEGIBLE, PLEASE! NAME BMWCCA MEMBER # (required) STREET PHONE - EVENING: CITY/STATE/ZIP PHONE - DAY: E-MAIL ADDRESS: CAR MAKE / MODEL: DRIVER SHARING THE CAR: CAR COLOR: 2 or 4 door (circle) Is your vehicle suitable for transporting three or more people? Yes No (circle) # of GGC driving school days # of non-GGC driving school days Description of non-GGC driving school days THUNDERHILL _____ LAGUNA SECA _____ INFINEON _____ CAR CONTROL CLINIC _____ MOST RECENT SCHOOL DATE: LOCATION: Preferred Run Group (circle one ): Advanced High Intermediate Low Intermediate Novice Why?_________________________________________________________________________ (We will consider your preference but this is not a commitment to assign you as you request.) Will you be available to help with 7:00 A.M. registration duties? (circle one ): YES NO Contact name and number in case of emergency______________________________________________ REGISTRATION FEE ($ 525.00 ) SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER ($30.00 each dinner reserved) Payable to “BMW CCA – GG Chapter” TOTAL ENCLOSED $ one check per school I have read this entire application (circle one): YES NO This is not a racing school. It is a high performance driving school conducted on a controlled circuit under close supervision by instructors. While the overriding consideration during the operation of the event is safety, incidents may occur that could cause vehicle damage and/or personal injury. You will be driving in a class session with other students and instructors whose vehicles may be uninsured and/or unregistered. You are totally responsible for the safe operation and safe mechanical condition of your vehicle. BMW CCA, the Local Chapter, its officers, instructors, staff and facility providers assume no responsibility in the event of an accident, of any kind, in the course of this event. If this is of concern to you we recommend that you contact your own personal insurance carrier for advice to determine what coverage would be in effect during this school. Submission of this application is your acknowledgment of the above and agreement to attend under these conditions. SIGNATURE DATE Resolutions The E-Ticket Ride by virtually one person. He has help, lots of help, but his vision of what club racing is, is his implementation alone. By Sherman Koo This month’s E-Ticket Ride goes to Mike Mills. One of my New Year’s Resolution, was to race a Mike is the Pacific Region Regional Competition BMW 2002 in the year 2002. Like BMW automobiles, Steward, and without him, our events would not be the the club is full of tradition, and one of those traditions is success they are today. Mike is well respected, well the near cult car, the BMW 2002. For anyone who has experienced, and well liked. Mike symbolizes the same driven one of these cars in a sporting manner, they know wonderful virtues I cherish in BMW Club Racing. what I’m writing about. Sure there are faster cars like Thanks Mike! the M3 and prettier cars like the 3.0Csi but for me, there In October I accomplished my goal. I raced a BMW is no other car that symbolizes what a BMW is more 2002 in the year 2002. I actually purchased this car than a 2002; it’s simply a Driver’s Car. Don’t me wrong, I about two or three years ago and have since then spent appreciate the way an e36 M3 sucks up the road at countless hours building my little rolling science project. Laguna Seca Raceway and the way an M6 looks as In these past years that I’ve been wrenching, I was able sleek on the freeway as it does parked, but the 2002 is to complete the chassis, suspension, interior, and the epitome of an “instant gratification” car. Feed in the brakes. Thank goodness someone wasn’t paying me by correct steering and throttle inputs and instantly the the hour! But wait you say? I’m missing something in 2002 rewards you with a well-balanced turn-in and exit. my race car preparation? Well yes… I have no engine. Do it wrong, and you know immediately. That’s the In fact I have no race prepared driveline at all! And this beauty of driving, being rewarded for driving well. And was in September. The chances of preparing my car for that’s why racing a 2002 was so important to me. 2002 were looking dismal? But there’s even more… Racing a 2002 in BMW Club In the years past, I had lots of time and a roller Racing was just as equally important to me. Though I’ve coaster of enthusiasm. But the half-year leading to my never raced there before, it’s home to me. Sounds silly— inaugural race was not blessed with an abundant how can a place I’ve never been to before, be home? amount of free time. Rather than my usual planning, Home is hopefully a place you feel comfortable. gathering of parts, and then wrenching, the only time I Home is a place where you know everyone. Home is a thought about my little rolling science project was when I place where you know what is expected of you and you was commuting to and from work. know what happens when you meet those expectations, I almost gave up but my buddy suggested that I call and more importantly what happens when you don’t. Ramon LeFrancois at Bavarian Motorsport. I meet BMW Club Racing is home for me. Many of the racers Ramon many times before and he remembers going out there are my fellow driving instructors, they were my for rides with me at Laguna Seca and Sears Point instructors when I learned to Raceway (when it was still drive, and they were students called Sears Point). I when I was given the trusted Ramon right from responsibility to teach them the beginning and we came how to drive. These are to an arrangement where he people I know, the people I would help me get the car trust, the people I like. This is ready (and by help I mean also a place where I know do 99.6%). The first what is expected of me. Club working afternoon after Racing is gentleman’s delivering the car to his new racing—we all love our cars, facility, I get a courtesy call we respect other racer’s cars, saying the old motor was and we know winning isn’t as out. Nearly equally as fast, important as being a well- a replacement big horse- respected racer and person. The spirit of club racing is to power motor was swapped in. Within a couple weeks, enjoy the sport and to enjoy the company of our friends. my racecar was ready to be tested. I had never wit- Is this real racing? Yes, it is. nessed such fast work that was also first rate. Ramon And thank goodness it is. There are more competitive shares this issue’s E-Ticket Ride award not just because places to be discovered and more financially rewarding knows race cars and 2002s better than anyone I know venues to race. This is the place to race if you want to but also for being a great moral supporter and good race at home. But this kind of racing doesn’t just hap- friend. Thanks Ramon! Without your help, I wouldn’t pen—it is very deliberate; it is blessed, organized, and run have accomplished my New Year’s Resolution. Keep it Shiny Side Up! 26 January/February 2003 What Ever Became of the Four-cylinder BMW? Zündschlüssel By David “Spliv” Splivalo more research at the Golden Gate’s Top Driver Shootout autocross headed up by Andrei Fenner and It was May of 1983 when my parents bought their first Scott Miller. (Both Andrei and Scott, as well as all BMW, it was an Alpine White 1984 318i. A little over a supporting staff for the Top Driver Shootout deserve a decade later I made a sweetheart of a deal on that car round of kudos for a great event.) The nice thing about and made it mine. The318i was a huge leap in cars for the GGC autocross is that there is a good collection of me since my previous ride was “The Prince of Darkness” various BMWs participating. himself, a 1971 MGB GT. The MGB had been a gracious I sought out Andrei Fenner and asked for his thoughts loan from my dad to me for my high school years. Now, I on four-cylinder BMWs versus every other BMW. Knowing don’t know about all of you, but I considered the trade he drives an E39 M5, I thought he would talk about how from the sporty little two-seat touring car to a sedan a four-cylinders are a thing of the past. To my surprise he very good one. Even though both have four-cylinder begins joyfully expounding about his four-cylinder E21 engines with similar horsepower, instead of twin SU 320i—a.k.a. “the bone stock” 320i. He smiles and says, “I carburetors I now had fuel injection, and instead of was eating up M3’s (at autocrosses) with my little 1.8 liter.” pouring in lead additive while I filled up the MG, I leafed See, I’m not the only one who believes in the power of through my latest Roundel while gassing up the BMW. four! He continues, “Given the right suspension, com- Yes, as soon as I got that BMW back in 1994, I joined the pound tires are a nice upgrade.” My point exactly! A 1.8 BMW CCA . . . and eagerly awaiting to compete in one of liter stock is a okay, but is down right potent with the Central Cal Chapter’s autocrosses. Life was good . . until correct suspension and tire combination. my first season of autocross. In our conversation Andrei also told me he’ll be To this day I’m not sure who caved in first, me or the stepping down from the helm of GGC’s autocross team 318i. Powered by four chipmunks running on stock (hopefully only temporarily) in order to prepare for his suspension and tires, I basically had no chance. BMWs family’s new arrival next March. No, not a BMW, a baby girl. may be the “Ultimate Driving Machine,” but they are not Speaking of the feminine aspect, I made it my mission designed for the single purpose of whizzing through an to get a few comments from some female autocrossers. autocross circuit. As the season pounded on, I knew Knowing that E30 M3 drivers are always on the lookout something was going to give. It wasn’t the tough little 100 for something faster, I thought Donna Barham could shed hp 318i, it wasn’t my driving style...it was my checkbook. some light about what she plans to buy to replace her M3. In addition to the great articles in the Roundel, there Replace? Boy was I wrong! Not only does she love her are pages and pages of goodies. The ads are like the four-cylinder pocket rocket M3, but she had some not so concession stand at a movie theater. Yeah, the treats are pleasing words for all the high horsepower six-cylinder expensive, but heck, you CAN’T live without them can boys out there. Relating her experience with her father’s you? Thank you BMP Design, thank you Bavarian M roadster, Donna comments, “Although the M roadster Autosport, I’m now a sport accessory addict. Soon, my is a powerhouse, it doesn’t take that much driver talent.” parents’ once humble but sporty 318i became a sleeper Regardless of whether you own a four or six cylinder, pocket rocket meant for one thing, and one thing alone: to a V-8 or a V-12, BMWs are all-around high performance conquer autocross circuits. vehicles that are like a German sausage; they’re just It might surprise you to hear me say, I think a 100 hp, produced in different sizes. It isn’t my point to say that single cam 318i has plenty of power for an autocross BMWs with more than four-cylinders aren’t worthy circuit. Although six cylinder and V-8 BMWs have the autocross competitors, my point is that they don’t give you proper horsepower and torque required for an autocross, the thrill of competing with the very basics. Heck, I say this they lack the agility and balance of a four-cylinder. With the even after having trading up to a Laguna Seca Blue 2002 correct suspension modifications and an top notch driver, a M coupe. But in about a year, I might have my eye on 318i can possibly dominate an autocross competition. BMW new 1-series (four-cylinder) when it’s launched here Remember, the 318i M14 four-cylinder engine uses the in the U.S. That model will make for a most excellent same engine block as the Formula One did back in the autocross competitor. early 1980’s— the one that produced somewhere in the If you ever compete in an autocross and a four- vicinity of 1200 hp (at least for one lap)! Unfortunately, cylinder ends up beating you, make sure to be a good BMW didn’t bless any of us car enthusiasts with 1200 hp sport and compliment them. They went 318i’s. What they did give us was a very capable through the course faster than you engine, one that put in the right hands with far less horsepower. Oh, and and equipped with the right suspen- about that Alpine White 318i, sion modifications, could manage it’s waiting to take on its next great autocross times. driving assignment. 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