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  1. Sorry someone bought them on FB market place the tues night
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    We will be caravanning to the Car Carrol at Summit Point. We will be starting in Leesburg, VA and enjoy a few twisties as we wonder up the Point of Rocks, MD to pickup our Maryland friends. From there we will enjoy a few more twisties as we work our way to Summit Point by 9am. This is not a required event you can go directly to the track and meet us there if you like. Please be sure to signup for the track event as well. Start point Virginia: Starbucks, 1011 Edwards Ferry Rd NE, Leesburg, VA 20176 Maryland pickup point: Point of Rocks MARC station, 4000 Clay St, Point of Rocks, MD 21777 Ending point: Summit Point Motorsports Park, 201 Motorsports Park Cir, Summit Point, WV 25446 Schedule of events: 0715: Drivers Meeting 0730: Depart Starbucks 0810: Arrive at Point of Rocks 0815: Depart Point of Rocks 0900: Arrive at Summit Point Motorsports Park Please be sure to signup for the track event as well.
  3. Event Title: Run to Summit Point Raceway Event Date: 07/24/2022 07:15 AM to 07/24/2022 09:00 AM Event Address: We will be caravanning to the Car Carrol at Summit Point. We will be starting in Leesburg, VA and enjoy a few twisties as we wonder up the Point of Rocks, MD to pickup our Maryland friends. From there we will enjoy a few more twisties as we work our way to Summit Point by 9am. This is not a required event you can go directly to the track and meet us there if you like. Please be sure to signup for the track event as well. Start point Virginia: Starbucks, 1011 Edwards Ferry Rd NE, Leesburg, VA 20176 Maryland pickup point: Point of Rocks MARC station, 4000 Clay St, Point of Rocks, MD 21777 Ending point: Summit Point Motorsports Park, 201 Motorsports Park Cir, Summit Point, WV 25446 Schedule of events: 0715: Drivers Meeting 0730: Depart Starbucks 0810: Arrive at Point of Rocks 0815: Depart Point of Rocks 0900: Arrive at Summit Point Motorsports Park Please be sure to signup for the track event as well. RSVP on the event here:
  4. Glad you are going to make it, the drive out is a good time with a lot of quality roads. The SCCA folks were great hosts.
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    We are excited to announce we will be the attending the Car Carrol at Summit point again this year!! The Washington DC region (WDCR) SCCA will car corral for us at the Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Series (MARRS) event at Summit Point, WV on 24 July. When: 25 July 2021, arrive at the track at 9am Where: Summit Point Motorsport Park, 201 Motorsports Park Cir, Summit Point, WV 25446 What is a Car Carrol consist of? - Free Admission to the Days racing. - Reserved Corral Area with parking and seating - Water, Snacks, & Food - Pace car led ride around laps IN YOUR MINI ON TRACK!! (First 25 registered have priority with additional spots "as space/time permits") - Group photo opportunities on front straight - Access to the SCCA paddock, and opportunity see some of the cars and talk to the drivers about them. Come out and experience some wheel-to-wheel racing, talk to the people that race in a series well with in your reach. Do not miss this event!! Whether you just enjoy hanging out with the MINI community, watching racing, or you compete in time events and are interested in taking that next step there is something for everyone. We also will have a drive to the event where we will enjoy a few twisties with both VA and Maryland pickup points (which ever works best for you). Please sign up for the drive below. Additional Information Arriving: 1) For those joining the run, I will coordinate everything at the gate just follow the MINI in front of you. 2) If you are arriving separately, tell the gate worker you are with the SCCA MINI Car Corral. a) Any issues, have them contact Chris Doherty. 3) You will be asked to sign the general waiver at the gate, and given a wrist band (don't lose it!) 4) The car corral will be located directly across from the main entrance to the track. There will be large banners and a popup setup denoting the area. 5) Waivers - Chris will ensure everyone has signed the SCCA waiver in the morning, and we will provide an additional wrist band for the track touring laps. During the event: 1. Spectating: You are free to visit any spectator areas or grandstands within the track confines. The outer parts of the track is a great place to watch the racing, and the Car Corral will be in a prime location. a. I strongly encourage everyone to bring folding chairs, umbrellas, etc. If bringing canopies, make sure you have a way to secure them down if it is windy. Use best judgement here. b. We are still confirming if the group will have Paddock access while racing is going on. This is TBD. 2. A live audio broadcast from the announcing booth will be on FM 88.7 Lunch Track Touring laps: 1. Lunch laps: Lunch time laps are limited to 25 and first come first served. Chris will shuttle everyone to paddock and grid. 2. We expect this will happen between 11:45 and 12:30, depending on track cleanup and race group schedules. This could be earlier or later. 3. Lunch laps will follow the Track Tour rules here. Food & Snacks: 1. We will also be providing light individual portion snacks and coolers with chilled beverages. a. The 'Che Summit' concession stand will be open in the race paddock. Burgers/dogs/nachos, etc. will be available for purchase. b. You can bring their own meals, grills, snacks, etc. There are no outside food restrictions at the track! c. Your participants can bring beer, wine, alcohol, etc. Just no intoxicated driving during lunch touring laps, which should be fairly obvious.
  6. Event Title: Car Corral at SCCA Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Series Event Date: 07/24/2022 09:00 AM to 07/24/2022 12:00 AM Event Address: We are excited to announce we will be the attending the Car Carrol at Summit point again this year!! The Washington DC region (WDCR) SCCA will car corral for us at the Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Series (MARRS) event at Summit Point, WV on 24 July. When: 25 July 2021, arrive at the track at 9am Where: Summit Point Motorsport Park, 201 Motorsports Park Cir, Summit Point, WV 25446 What is a Car Carrol consist of? - Free Admission to the Days racing. - Reserved Corral Area with parking and seating - Water, Snacks, & Food - Pace car led ride around laps IN YOUR MINI ON TRACK!! (First 25 registered have priority with additional spots "as space/time permits") - Group photo opportunities on front straight - Access to the SCCA paddock, and opportunity see some of the cars and talk to the drivers about them. Come out and experience some wheel-to-wheel racing, talk to the people that race in a series well with in your reach. Do not miss this event!! Whether you just enjoy hanging out with the MINI community, watching racing, or you compete in time events and are interested in taking that next step there is something for everyone. We also will have a drive to the event where we will enjoy a few twisties with both VA and Maryland pickup points (which ever works best for you). Please sign up for the drive below. Additional Information Arriving: 1) For those joining the run, I will coordinate everything at the gate just follow the MINI in front of you. 2) If you are arriving separately, tell the gate worker you are with the SCCA MINI Car Corral. a) Any issues, have them contact Chris Doherty. 3) You will be asked to sign the general waiver at the gate, and given a wrist band (don't lose it!) 4) The car corral will be located directly across from the main entrance to the track. There will be large banners and a popup setup denoting the area. 5) Waivers - Chris will ensure everyone has signed the SCCA waiver in the morning, and we will provide an additional wrist band for the track touring laps. During the event: 1. Spectating: You are free to visit any spectator areas or grandstands within the track confines. The outer parts of the track is a great place to watch the racing, and the Car Corral will be in a prime location. a. I strongly encourage everyone to bring folding chairs, umbrellas, etc. If bringing canopies, make sure you have a way to secure them down if it is windy. Use best judgement here. b. We are still confirming if the group will have Paddock access while racing is going on. This is TBD. 2. A live audio broadcast from the announcing booth will be on FM 88.7 Lunch Track Touring laps: 1. Lunch laps: Lunch time laps are limited to 25 and first come first served. Chris will shuttle everyone to paddock and grid. 2. We expect this will happen between 11:45 and 12:30, depending on track cleanup and race group schedules. This could be earlier or later. 3. Lunch laps will follow the Track Tour rules here. Food & Snacks: 1. We will also be providing light individual portion snacks and coolers with chilled beverages. a. The 'Che Summit' concession stand will be open in the race paddock. Burgers/dogs/nachos, etc. will be available for purchase. b. You can bring their own meals, grills, snacks, etc. There are no outside food restrictions at the track! c. Your participants can bring beer, wine, alcohol, etc. Just no intoxicated driving during lunch touring laps, which should be fairly obvious. RSVP on the event here:
  7. Event Title: External Event: MINIs Take The States 2022 Event Date: 07/09/2022 12:00 AM to 07/17/2022 12:00 AM Event Address: WHEN LIFE ZIGS, ZAG. The 8th edition of MINI TAKES THE STATES will happen starting Saturday, July 9th and ending Sunday, July 17th. Together, the MINI community will reunite to drive thrilling roads that MTTS has barely touched in our 16-year history. In the meantime, check out the daily drives and book your hotel rooms. Find more information and register at https://www.minitakesthestates.com/ RSVP on the event here:
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    WHEN LIFE ZIGS, ZAG. The 8th edition of MINI TAKES THE STATES will happen starting Saturday, July 9th and ending Sunday, July 17th. Together, the MINI community will reunite to drive thrilling roads that MTTS has barely touched in our 16-year history. In the meantime, check out the daily drives and book your hotel rooms. Find more information and register at https://www.minitakesthestates.com/
  9. Brandy and I just made it back to the house. Another great MOTD, all the DCMM’ers I saw handled themselves appropriately and upheld the high standard DCMM has build. If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience MOTD I cannot recommend it enough, whether you enough driving or are more a social person there are events for everyone. please talk to those that are old hats or only been once and let them let you about their experiences.
  10. I would check your battery voltage, they seem pretty sensitive to even a slightly low voltage when starting. Other than that we would need some more info. You could swing by a autozone (or any other parts store) they will check you battery voltage and pull any historical codes for you. If you post those codes we maybe able to give you a better direction to the possible cause.
  11. Doing a little more spring cleaning. I have a set of sport suspension coilovers and rear sway bar. If you have a Cooper or Cooper S with the base suspension with will be a nice bump up in handling. Coilover only have 20k miles on them so plenty of life on them. All for $125 or$100 if you just want the coilovers.
  12. Doing some spring cleaning. I have a set of 17” challenge cross wheels. One wheel has been refinished still in the box (had to replace the vent one) the other three have some crib rash on the lips (like that when I bought them) could be easily refinished or used as is. Those there also have TPMS installed. I was going to have them powder coated black for my summers, but have decided to go with a lighter option. these will fit any gen 1 or 2 minis. Sorry not countryman or paceman. $400 for the set and TPMS sensors.
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    April is often a quite month for DCMM as many of our run leaders are doing final prep and heading down to the Tail of the Dragon. Well @DavidJCW has decided to embrace his inner Kevin McCallister and see what mischief he can come up with. He has put together a great scenic drive that travels some of the best twisties in NW Virginia. The Run will start in Haymarket and cruise out the Luray to grab lunch. This will be an out and find your own way back run. From Luray there are great routes to come back to home for you. Those heading more north will be at the start of skyline drive just to give one example. Schedule: 1015 - Drives Meeting 1030 - Wheel up 1200 - arrive in Luray. Come out and give your MINI a good shack down as you prepare for MINIs Take The States.
  14. Event Title: The Home Alone Run Event Date: 04/30/2022 10:00 AM to 04/30/2022 01:00 PM Event Address: 15315 Washington St, Haymarket, VA, 20169 April is often a quite month for DCMM as many of our run leaders are doing final prep and heading down to the Tail of the Dragon. Well @DavidJCW has decided to embrace his inner Kevin McCallister and see what mischief he can come up with. He has put together a great scenic drive that travels some of the best twisties in NW Virginia. The Run will start in Haymarket and cruise out the Luray to grab lunch. This will be an out and find your own way back run. From Luray there are great routes to come back to home for you. Those heading more north will be at the start of skyline drive just to give one example. Schedule: 1015 - Drives Meeting 1030 - Wheel up 1200 - arrive in Luray. Come out and give your MINI a good shack down as you prepare for MINIs Take The States. RSVP on the event here:
  15. Hello all, I took part in the BMWCCA NCC hosted Autocross Novice school, and wanted to share my experience with you. I am not going to bury the lead, simply put I would say it was a great school and the bang for your buck can not be beat! The school was $100 and you must be a member of BMWCCA (insurance coverage stuff) which is $58 for the year, so all in if not a member $158. You are required to wear a SNELL certified helmet, but they have free loaners if you do not own one. So what does that cost get you? When I arrived I completed registration, and they had complimentary donuts and coffee while you waited for the rest of the students to arrive. This is very appreciated with an 8:30 AM start time. The course begins with some classroom instruction, this is only to give you a general overview of how an autocross is setup and helpful driving principles. It was under an hour of classroom, the course definitely works on the “learn by doing” philosophy. Once done in the classroom they walk you through a demonstration on how to prepare your car for an autocross (all could be applied for your fun Sunday drive on backroads). Fraiser was kind enough to set up his car as a “what not to do”. Then students ensured their cars were properly cleared of loose items, and completed tech inspection. Now it was time to drive, and keep driving. We moved our cars to the course and were broken into 3 groups of 7-8 cars, and the cadre had set up three different station that focused on specific cone configurations (corners) you would see on course, and to emphasize driving principles introduced in the classroom. You are introduced to conducting a course walk and planning how you want to approach the corners. Instructor would hop in with you as you drove, there were about 4 instructors at each station. A little bit about the instructors, they were great at assessing your driving ability and tailoring the feedback to areas for you to focus on and always positive in reinforcing good technique. They were genuinely excited for students’ successes. With only 7 to 8 car at a station you only had around a 60 to 90 seconds of down time between runs, which was just enough time to process the feedback you received and focus on how you were going to apply it. Then you were off again. After a few hours, you are driving so much you don’t have time to check you watch if you wanted to, we took a lunch break. Lunch is provide as well, and you have some time to interact with your classmates. During this time the cadre has taken all the individual focuses from the morning and tied them all together into a full autocross course. We join back at the course and conduct a full course walk with the instructors, to apply planning out our approach to the course. The instructor then gave rides in their vehicles as an extra way to get a visual picture of the course at speed. Afterwards we regrouped at the timing tent for the driver’s brief and introduced they explained work assignments. The class was divided into two groups one driving and one working the course, then we switched. I was in the group that drove first, and again the instructors would hop in to help guide you through the course and give advice. The instructors I had during the full course had a great approach of letting me apply what I had learned throughout the day and offer helpful tips. Once you felt comfortable they step out and let you run solo. I believe we got 6 runs on the full course, so on the high end of a normal autocross session. I then rotated to course work, which is a great opportunity see the course from different angles and see the lines others approach are using. The last part of the day the students work the course locations while the instructors get to have some fun running the course. This not only allows you to get more comfortable working the course, but now you get to see how your approach to driving the course differs for how experienced drivers attack it. I would recommend this school to anyone whether you are interested in autocross or just want to improve your car control. Unfortunately there is not another one on the calendar for this year, but keep your eyes out for it next year. If you have some competitive/spirited experience or none at all the instructors are able to provide instruction to improve your abilities. I do not know of another opportunity to receive this much driving time with instruction at such a low price point. It is a steal!!
  16. Unfortunately the gen 3 side indicators will not fit a gen 1. Compatible to your side will be 2001 to 2006.
  17. Yes for insurance purposes you must be a member of the bmw club, then the event fee. I’ll see you there
  18. I think you could go either way the sun roof breaks up the roof so you would not be left with a blank white canvas. You may want to do something with the boot as it does create a pretty large blank surface, you could do just boot and bonnet stripes. I also like the look of an asymmetrical graphic on the boot coming from one side to the middle, it avoid the tramp stamp feel or a center graphic, in my opinion. I always appreciate when someone has graphic that are unique. I am sure you would all love to hear you thoughts and thing you are thinking of incorporating. If you are thinking of printed graphics, especially because you husband can install, reach out to local sign shops you can get a better price on just the print job then the car wrapping places. If you are looking for just cut stripes/graphics there are a few folks we can point you to with larger format cutters.
  19. Today was a few interior projects, first was tucking all the wires for the Midland radio. Not a lot of work just planning the best routing behind panels I could easily remove and remembering where the hidden screws and clips are. Many of the panels overlap so you may have to remove 4 to remove the one you want. no boot full of wires anymore. Second project was the door cards and dash accents. The door cards were the piano black, and I had dash accents that I had wrapped with the street map of London (one of may first vinyl projects) and I was ready to change it up. here was the before: I found a set of the faux carbon fiber dash insert and door cards on one of my junkyard scavanger hunts. I figure they are worth a try with the carbon fiber accents already on the car. I can pretty much pull an interior blind folded at this point or parked in front of a cabin in the woods with some help from @SneakyBaron (everyone should really go to the dragon at least once). Well after 30 minutes this is the result. I am pretty happy with it.
  20. Most people do not regret moving from stock as long as they don’t by Amazon specially and understand the expectation of a performance suspension (I.e normal driving will be a much stiffer ride). as for Gen3 specifically you are kind of a the front of the curve for modification. I know @twakefield have done some sespension mods to his Gen3 hopefully he can weigh in. I recently to Koni yellows and I am very happy, but I was looking for a performance strut with adjustable dampening while not interested in ride height adjustment. I already had the OEM up graded JCW suspension so I retained the stiffer OEM springs. I additional changed to fixed -1.5 camber top plates in the front. @MELO-R56 has used raceland or bc and is currently on Running KW I believe hopefully he can weigh in on the pro and cons of those OEM JCW upgrade are bilstein b12 on the gen2 I believe, I ran those for serval year and really enjoyed those. KW is the band used by the JCW racing team, in The TCA series. The big thing with there product is know what you are going to use often folks buy the KW3 with all the bells and whistles when they could have saved a lot of money with the 1 or 2 variant. lastly have you upgraded the rear sway bar yet? Likely your biggest suspension performance complaint at the moment is understeer (“tight for those using NASCAR terms). This is best addressed with a larger rear sway bar. Quality one are around $500 and will have a big change on handling. most people say this is the biggest change behind maybe quality non-run flats. all just my opinion, hope this helps
  21. absolutely. I will get you an answer tomorrow.
  22. Its been a bit, I will reach out from the club to clarify. It has been a while (pre-covid) that we last clarified.
  23. good point David, they are very helpful to give you situational awareness during the drive. Do not feel like you need to run out and buy one though, we always have extras you can borrow on your first few runs while you are figuring out that this is an awesome time. Also with a radio you will get to hear the calm direction calls from @Brandy_Brown
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