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      03-19-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
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BMW CCA Los Angeles Auto Club Speedway 1 day DE 05/04

$325. Per BMW CCA operations rules, an instructor will be provided for EVERYONE. It's a great opportunity to experience a world-class track with an organization that has one of the best safety records anywhere, plus drivers of ALL skill levels can benefit from the in-car coaching available to all. Beginners, intermediate drivers, to advance track junkies can all learn something from our program.

BMW CCA Los Angeles Auto Club Speedway 1 Day DE, May 4th 2012

Price includes lunch. Garage is first come, first serve (there's about 20 garage spaces available to park 40 cars for participants). We will be running the Roval for the Friday event.
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      03-19-2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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Great price and great value! Makes me wish I were closer and I could get that day off!
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I have October 1st reserved too. October 1st will be infield only and we'll probably charge $299.

You could drive down on Sunday.
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      03-19-2012, 06:17 PM   #4
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Thanks for the heads up, I'll see what I can do!

Getting experience on different tracks is appealing as well.
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C'mon guys, I know we have quite a few So. Cal Z4/MZ4 Coupes on here. 3 years ago we had 6, count them, 6 MZ4 Coupes at this event.
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C'mon guys, I know we have quite a few So. Cal Z4/MZ4 Coupes on here. 3 years ago we had 6, count them, 6 MZ4 Coupes at this event.
what coupes only? no love for roadster warriors?
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3.5.8.6 Conduct of the Event

Convertibles are not allowed to participate in sessions driven at-speed unless the car is equipped with the following minimum requirements:
a. A rollbar or roll cage meeting the requirements of Section 3.7; and
b. A 5- or 6-point harness for both driver and instructor.
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Unfortunately CCA has some very strict requirements for convertibles to participate in our HPDEs. Auto cross on the other hand...
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yeah.. the same reason I left GG BMW CCA
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yeah.. the same reason I left GG BMW CCA
It's a nationwide policy set forth by BMW CCA National. We've argued multiple times to remove that exclusion but so far, no avail.
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Rumor has it, racing legend Boris Said has tentatively agreed to come to our event.
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WOW. Thats pretty cool right there. One of my favorite drivers. Too bad I'm in the heartland.
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By the way, our Chief Instructor just mentioned to me that the turns are labeled wrong on the configuration on the events page, so I'm replacing that map with this one instead.
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Rumor has it, racing legend Boris Said has tentatively agreed to come to our event.
No longer a rumor. I just got off the phone with Boris and he said he's fully committed and cleared the calendar for this date. We'll set aside a full 30 minute session for him to give demonstration rides, and he'll be sitting in the A+ classrooms giving away his vast wealth of racing knowledge for free.

That, is worth the price of admission.
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Unfortunately CCA has some very strict requirements for convertibles to participate in our HPDEs. Auto cross on the other hand...
Are E89 Z4s considered convertible?
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Yes.
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Come on guys, sign up! If you're reasonably local to this event you're really going to miss out on something great if you don't attend!
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$325! HPDE events in Seattle are $225 this year (BMWCCA & PCA). Why is it $325 at LA?
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My guess would be that the track hosting the event has a different rate for use of the track. Let's see what The Hack says.
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Is it possible to attend with a different kind of car? My Z4 is a convertible.
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$325! HPDE events in Seattle are $225 this year (BMWCCA & PCA). Why is it $325 at LA?
Auto Club Speedway cost us $16,500 to rent per day. And that's the DISCOUNTED rate they charge.

Throw $1,200 on there for insurance, $1,200 for corner workers, $2,000 for food, and you're already looking at at least $21,000.

Divide that by 65, which is our usual average numbers of attendees (capped due to numbers of instructors available), you're looking at $323.07 per person to BREAK EVEN.

We (Central California) just had an event at Buttonwillow and that's far cheaper to rent, and the prices for that event was a lot cheaper than what we need to charge for the L.A. event.

Believe you me, the CCA is a 507 non-profit organization and every PENNY in income gets taxed up the wazzu. We're not in this to make money.
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