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Discussion in 'Autocross' started by billygoat777, Jan 20, 2009.

    billygoat777 guest

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    Hey guys I just signed up for the club so I can start auto-xing in my e34!

    I have a few questions though:

    I am only 17 so I was wondering if there was any sort of waiver or something that needs to be signed by parents in order for me to compete? And if there is, where could I get one before Feb. 1st because I plan on going to that event and my dad is currently on deployment and my mom most likely won't want to go out to qualcomm for the day.

    I also know that the cars have to be inspected before you can drive, I was just wondering if a vaccuum leak would lead to me not being able to compete?

    I was also wondering about the helmets, I don't have a helmet, and I don't have money for one at the moment, is there a way to rent a helmet or something? I can get a motorcycle helmet though, but would that be allowed?


    thanks guys

    billygoat777 guest

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    Idk how to erase a thread on this forum, but I found the answers to all my questions. Next time I will make sure to search first.
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    granthr

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    Glad you found your answers! Welcome to the club! What kind of E34 do you have?

    billygoat777 guest

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    Thanks! it's a 1990 535i
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    granthr

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    Thats a great car with a great motor! I have always like the E34 535i.
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    pseto

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    welcome. have fun autocrossing:D
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    steven s

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    You will need to have a waiver signed by both parents (or guardians).
    Many chapters have loaner helmets.
    Helmets must be Snell rated. The minimum rating for an autocross is Snell M95 or SA95. M for motorcycle, SA for Special Applications. DOT helmets will not be accepted.

    There generally is a tech inspection that varies from chapter to chapter.
    As long as you are not leaking fluids, I don't see a vacuum leak being a problem.

    Check with your chapter about tech, helmets and waiver.

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    Thanks steven s.

    Hey guys I do have one more question though. Since I just signed up, I don't think I will get my card by Feb. 1'st, where can I print out the receipt to show that I am a member of bmwcca? I searched everywhere on this site, am I blind or something because I absolutley can't find it?
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Start 'em young!

    Heh. I notice that our new member, Autocross Boy, is referring to the San Diego Chapter. . . home of autocross in fourth gear!

    And I want you birds to note that he needs to get things squared away because WE START AUTOCROSSING IN FEBRUARY! EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT, SNOW-BELTERS!

    I'm sorry; I couldn't resist.
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    granthr

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    Ah, you are just rubbing it in because you use to be in the same cold salty boat! :D

    billygoat777 guest

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    Haha yes I am in the SD chapter.. lol what are these things that i have to get squared away?



    btw do you know where I can find that receipt to print out? =0
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    Jeff Gomon

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    When did you join, I mean what date. The company I work for prints and mails all the membership cards and we mail them weekly, in fact a bunch went out today. If you joined yesterday, we will print and mail Wed,Thur of next week after we get the records from National. I could also search by name and see if it went out already.:D

    Anyway, if you don't have a card in hand, I am betting they will let you play, or attend any events between now and next week. I have never seen someone get turned away at the door....except for perhaps Satch at a Kansas City Chapter Driving School Dinner. I think he had forgotton his meal ticket in his instructors packet. They let him in because, as it turns out, he was the evenings keynote speaker.... Oh the good ol'days.....:p

    billygoat777 guest

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    I signed up the night before last. And ok thanks man, I'll pm you.


    I already preregistered, so I would hope they let me in even without the card

    lol at that story, it kinda helps if you let your speaker into the event =D

    billygoat777 guest

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    Hey guys how much does fuel weight affect the car on the track a lot, like if I had half a tank, rather than a full tank, would it make a noticebale difference? And how much gas is usually used in a day of auto-xing?
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    CRKrieger

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    At your first autocross, it will make no difference at all. You will be there to gain experience, not to win, so don't worry about details like this.

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    Thanks man



    I had a great time today, were any of you out there too?

    I'm addicted and driving home I was so tempted to take every turn as if I was timed getting home haha but I was able to resist the urge
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    shanneba

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    Satch,

    If you still have your Texas Roundell, you could have run our Houston Chapter January AutoX.

    Scott

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