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  1. I was sad to miss this last year, glad I can make it this time around. Thanks for organizing!
  2. That'd be great, thanks. I'll take what I can get, to be fair, but it'd be good to have this thread updated if it has changed.
  3. GTPeace is telling me the discount is only 10% on labor, not parts. I just need the engine mounts replaced with stock parts, so I'd expect it to fall under "nonperformance parts". Has anyone else used the GT Peace discount recently?
  4. Registration has opened for NCC's one and only 2022 Novice School session. This is a great opportunity for new participants to learn more about the motorsport. I hope to see other MINIs out there. Please reach out if you have any questions! More details below: --- Want to know what autocross is all about? Always wanted to come to an event, but didn't want to jump right in? Been to an event or 2 and want to learn the basics? Come out to the NCC Autocross 2022 Novice School! This is the One and Only NCC Autocross School for the 2022 Season. Autocross is a safe, low-speed motorsport where competitors drive against the clock to turn in the best times as they navigate a driving course defined by orange parking cones in a large, open lot. Our NCC Autocross school is the best way for new and budding autocross participants to learn more about autocross and improve their driving performance through in-car instruction by some of the best instructors in the Washington DC area. Sessions will include a variety of topics to help novice participants better understand what goes on in a day of autocross, and what they will likely be seeing and hearing around them as they participate in the motorsport. Instruction will provide guidance on how to prepare both the car and driver for autocross, how to register, tech inspect, work a course, and safety topics will get you up to speed with the day-of operations for participating in autocross. The morning will consist of drills, exercises, and instruction. The afternoon will be a model of a regular autocross event, including a full autocross course. There is no better way to get started in autocross than with the NCC Autocross school. Register now as space in our schools are limited to ensure small class groups and personalized instruction. Cost: $100 Register here: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2022-ncc-autocross-novice-school-summit-point-raceway-washington-bmw-cca-630118
  5. I got a crack in the windshield on my '17 F55. I still don't know how it happened, but it started around 6 inches and quickly grew, so I had to replace it. I had Safelife in Bethesda replace it for $407. No complaints about their work. If you request a quote from Safelite and then sit on it, they'll keep emailing you with bigger and bigger discounts - I got $60 off from that.
  6. NCC Autocross is proud to announce our 2022 Schedule, with all events taking place at Summit Point Motorsports Park, on the Washington Circuit. The 2022 Season Schedule is as follows: March 26: Test & Tune #1 April 9: Novice School May 22: Points Event #1 (Sunday) June 25: Points Event #2 August 6: Test & Tune #2 September 10: Points Event #3 October 1: Points Event #4 November 5: Points Event #5 Season Subscriptions (all Points Events) $220.00 for all day sessions $140.00 for AM or PM sessions only Season subscribers: Save the cost of their membership by buying the season Are guaranteed their number for the whole season Require a BMWCCA membership Include all 5 Points events, but do not include entry to the Test & Tunes or Novice School Please email info@nccautocross.com for season subscription signups with: Car year, make, and model (in MSReg) Car number (top 3 choices) Car class (Both 'simplified' Non-BMW/X Class and PAX) I'm happy to answer any questions you have about the events, the season, or autocross in general. I'll be posting these events to the DCMM club calendar in a week or two. See everyone this season!
  7. I'll check in with you next year at autocross to see how they're holding up
  8. The paddle shifters are interesting - do they just clip onto the existing plastic ones?
  9. Thanks Corey! I'll be there, and I think @Garrett is coming as well. NCC is also hosting their first club race on Summit Point's main circuit after the autocross event, and everyone is welcome to stick around and check that out.
  10. It took me an extra week to find time to try those Cerakote wipes out, but I can report back on the first attempt. Overall I'm pretty happy. Here's a few photos of the before and after and what I did. I didn't have time to do the whole car and I wanted to test them out before committing to a bigger job, so I tested the drivers side mirror and the drivers side rear wheel arch. This is the wheel arch before I did anything. This is after cleaning (first with Armor All Bug & Tar and then a mix of blue Dawn dish soap and water), masking, and immediately after application. And these are a couple hours after application. The side skirt is cleaned but not coated, so you can see the side-by-side. I'm pretty happy with the wheel arch, barring one spot I missed. There's a bit of streaking on the mirror - it was hard to apply even strokes to such a small, contoured piece. But it still came out good enough, and I'm hopeful the streaks will fade. This was all done with 1 wipe, and it likely had a bit more in it. Like I said, I'm pretty happy with it and will definitely do the rest of the car when I get a chance this week. The masking is the most time consuming step, but important since it'd be difficult to not get coating on the paint otherwise. Let me know your thoughts (or if anyone else has done this and has tips, I'm all ears).
  11. No worries, looking forward to seeing you at the next one.
  12. @TATTRAT @twakefield will y'all be there this Sunday? Could post a new event thread and see if anyone else wants to join.
  13. NCC is hosting the fourth (of five) autocross event of their 2021 season on September 11th at Summit Point Motorsports Park. Registration is open through September 9th. The cost is $35 for the morning or afternoon session and $55 for both. This year they are requiring all participants be members of the BMWCCA (NCC is the local chapter). There are loaner helmets available if needed (let me know if you would need one and I can connect you with their organizer). @Garrett and I are signed up for the whole season, and it'd be awesome to see more MINIs out there. The first three events were a lot of fun. They run rain or shine (except if there's lightning), and the rain last time out certainly made for a new experience. Let me know if you have any questions or if you'll be there! Registration link: NCC MotorsportReg The location: The Washington Circuit My runs from event #3: Video link
  14. I'd be happy to drive out to Leesburg this Sunday. Do they host a C&C every weekend?
  15. I just picked up the Cerakote ceramic wipes. I haven't had a chance to use them yet, but they look promising. They form a ceramic coating that bonds to the plastic and lasts much longer. The reviews are mostly positive. The complaints I've seen have all been about botched applications, which I'm hoping I can avoid. Take my time, get the trim super clean, and mask everything off. Don't take this as a recommendation until I can give them a shot though. I'll try to remember to follow-up on how it goes, maybe next weekend.
  16. NCC is hosting the second autocross event of their 2021 season on June 26th at Summit Point Motorsports Park. Registration opens today. The cost is $35 for the morning or afternoon session and $55 for both. Note that, this year they are requiring all participants be members of the BMWCCA (NCC is the local chapter), and there are no loaner helmets available due to the pandemic. @Garrett and I are signed up for the whole season, and it'd be awesome to see more MINIs out there. The first event was run well, and the Washington Circuit at Summit Point is a pretty cool location for it. Let me know if you have any questions or if you'll be there! Registration link: NCC MotorsportReg The location: The Washington Circuit
  17. My morning and afternoon runs put together: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rfdVLC1UL5ugELtq9 Garrett got me by 1.4 seconds in the morning, so I've definitely got some catching up to do. They put us in the same class since we're the only two MINI signed up. I'd love to see some more folks join us! I've got a stock JCW F55, so I'm up on power but also heavier and lacking the tires/brakes Garrett has. I need to work on my lines so I can get on the power earlier.
  18. Thanks for the heads up. I'm also not going to the Test and Tune. My first event will be on May 1st as well.
  19. Awesome, looking forward to meeting and autocrossing with you!
  20. That'd be great. It's fun on your own, but so much better with a few folks you know. I'll post back here a few weeks before the first points event to see who all's coming.
  21. NCC accepts all entries, BMW, Mini, or other. They have 6 classes for BMWs, 5 dedicated MINI classes, and then a few "other" classes. The current attendee list is split about 50-50 between BMW and non-BMW. I'm currently the only MINI. The MINI classes are explained here: http://nccautocross.com/about/vehicle-classing/mini-vehicle-classing/. I'll be running in the S2 class. This is my first year running with them though, so I only know what they have online. I think some other people have been before and might know more.
  22. NCC just announced their 2021 calendar. I'm planning to sign up for the season, unless anyone has recommendations for a different series. Full text since I don't see it on their website or Facebook yet. --- All, We hope the New Year finds you well. We are excited to announce our Season Schedule for 2021. This year we are going to hold 1 Test and Tune, and 5 Points Events. This year we will re-institute the season Points/Championship (more details to be posted later). All events this year will be held at Summit Point Motorsports Park. NCC Autocross is back for the 2021 Season, and Mark5 Racing joins RRT Racing (RRTRacing.com) as our program sponsors. Due to the continuing COVID-19 situation, we are (1) not holding a novice school this year and (2) we are continuing the suspension of our loaner helmet program. The 2021 Season Schedule is as follows: 2021 Autocross dates: April 10 (Summit Point, Washington Circuit) - Test and Tune May 1 (Summit Point, Washington Circuit) - Points Event #1 June 26 (Summit Point, Potomac Circuit) - Points Event #2 August 14 (Summit Point, Washington Circuit) - Points Event #3 September 11 (Summit Point, Washington Circuit) - Points Event #4 October 2 (Summit Point, Washington Circuit) - Points Event #5 Season Subscriptions: Season Subscriptions (Points Events)- $115 for AM or PM session/ $215 for all day session Season subscribers save the cost of their membership by buying the season Season Subscribers are guaranteed their number for the whole season Season Subscriptions require a BMWCCA membership Season subscriptions are for all 5 Points events and do not include entry to the Test and Tune or School Reply to this email for season subscription signups with: Car (in MSReg), Car number (top 3 choices) and Class Individual Event Fees: Test and Tune - $100 All Points Events - $35 AM or PM session/$55 all day session (BMW CCA Members) Non- Members $45/$65 respectively
  23. I'm definitely interested. This year got away from me, but I'm hoping to attend an AutoX series regularly in 2021. I'd heard good things about the NCC series, but if the club picks a different one, I'd try to make that work.
  24. Fair enough Any other recommendations from the club?
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