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Old 05-14-2004, 10:21 AM   #21
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Can someone tell me how to get invovled with the BMWCCA driving clinics? I live on the West coast. Thanks!
First, you want to join BMWCCA car club at:

http://www.bmwcca.org/

After joining, you will be assigned to our local BMWCCA Golden Gate Chapter, which host these events. You can take a look at the event schedule here:

http://www.ggc-bmw-cca.org/

And look under calendars. There is one this weekend at Las Vegas, but it's too late for you to register. Nonetheless, there are plenty more coming up! I think I may be going to either the June buttonwillow or the september Sears point driving school.
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Old 05-14-2004, 03:38 PM   #22
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Drifting - the new trend for the mad tyte y0 aZn club because they can't produce a current worldwide contender for a Formula 1 championship.

These silly kids are about 30 years late on the "drifting" thing.

To all you Alex Yoong's out there:

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Old 05-15-2004, 07:48 AM   #23
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reading, watching a dvd, or attending one (or a dozen) CCC isn't going to help you with drifting and true car control.

if you really want to learn, get a beater car and take a rally class.

also ask of the people who has posted so far, how many has FUc-Ked their car up by trying to "drift" on the public road.
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Old 06-10-2004, 09:22 PM   #24
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anyone have a how-to on drifting?
Best Motoring has a DVD called the Drift Bible.

It would be cool to have a BMW in the D1 drift competitions. Dodge has a Viper in it, so does GM with a GTO that asian kids think of as a front wheel drive grand prix.
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Old 06-11-2004, 11:06 PM   #25
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Most of the drift cars are dialed with a lot of over steering. They usually remove the rear sway bar and modify the steering column to improve turning angle.

To drift in a BMW is quite easy. BMWs are pretty balanced front to rear. It is easy to side step on any given corner with weight transfer (brake or throttle). To keep it side way, you need HP to sustain the rear wheel spinning (smoking).

I know a lot of people (at the race track) really look down on drifting. I had a classroom instructor called my action stupid (while I was one of the instructor at my BMWCCA chapter. BTW, I am the VP for my local chapter). In my opinion, drifting actually improved my driving skill. I am no longer panicing while the back end come out at the high speed corner. Yes, it does burn your rubber. But, so does driving on the track that burns fuel, brake pads, brake rotors and other things. I am sure some people here constitue that abuse to your car.

Drifting is just another form of motorsports. Please try it in a safe place. Also, to have a real cool drift, you gotta have LSD in your car. Otherwise, you can't keep going sideway too long.

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Old 06-11-2004, 11:47 PM   #26
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what does it do to the tires? just wear tread? is it harder in summer tires?
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