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Old 01-20-2009, 10:02 AM
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I figure if nothing else, my $40 gets me $500 in return on my next car. Sounds like a worth investment.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:14 AM
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I figure if nothing else, my $40 gets me $500 in return on my next car. Sounds like a worth investment.
That’s what I did it for but then ended up buying my car 4 months too soon and am not eligible for the discount. Oh wells.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:15 AM
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The word "there" can appear as a pronoun, as in “over there".

"Their" is a possessive pronoun. In a phrase like “Susan and Bill's car,” it could be used to to make a new phrase: “their car.”

”They're” is a contraction of “they are.”
“They are” should always be able to replace “they're.”

Extra credit: It's "I'm looking for an M3" not "I'm looking for a M3".
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:56 AM
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I've been a member for about 11 years. Very nice magazine. My club sends a small newsletter about four times a year. They have get-togethers, but they tend to be a few hours away. I'll have to go to one someday.
Are you in the NCC? if so, many of the autocross events will be at Summit Point (in the panhandle of WV). It's got a really, really great set-up. I was out there a few weeks ago with some of the guys setting up courses. It's the difference of going snowboarding on a sledding hill and going at a ski resort.
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:38 PM
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Yeah, I've been a member for awhile. Good Club, people and magazine.
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:55 PM
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I am as well. Unfortunately have not participated in any events YET. I have however taken advantage of numerous discounts and enjoy one hell of a member magazine.
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:59 PM
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When I was autocrossing my Miata with SCCA, I often saw the BMWCCA running an event in the next parking lot. Looks like they were hotlapping with multiple cars on the track. That scares the crap out of me, worrying about someone spinning out in front of me, or me doing the spinning and crashing cars together.

The SCCA staggers the runs so the only thing you might hit is a cone. Is multiple-car hot lapping the common format for BMWCCA? I'd love to autox this car but can't afford to bash it up.
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:44 PM
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I am. Participate in occasional social gatherings/events, plenty of HPDEs, and I instruct at the car control clinics for the Golden Gate Chapter.

I hope to get into HPDE instruction some time so I can help my fellow gearheads as much as the instructors who have helped me.
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:07 PM
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I did a little instruction for a while and it is sure nerve wrecking...boys dont like to listen to me even though I could drive circles around them in their own car
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:49 PM
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Im a member, but I havent done any of the events or meetings, after I signed up I got really busy with some things and now the weather has just been terrible.
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:01 PM
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:15 PM
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:42 PM
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I am a member of the Sacramento Valley chapter. I go to the monthly dinners occasionally and participate in some of the drives that they sponsor. I really like the 10%-20% discount I get on parts and the rebate on a BMW purchase. I don't know of any other club that offers that for purchasing a vehicle.
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:10 PM
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I am a member...Roundel is worth the price of admission...best BMW mag out there. Rebate was icing on the cake. The group here in Austin seems a bit older but they still do some nice drives through the Hill Country (although a little slower than I'd prefer )
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It is not slow if get behind Adrianna in her M6....
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:26 PM
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:50 PM
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Just recently got my 10 yr pin. Only in the last year able and interested in participating more (club drives, autocross, social gatherings). Wish I had gotten involved earlier.

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It is not slow if get behind Adrianna in her M6....
My preferred spot, actually, if not swapping cars with her (which was a blast in that freak thunderstorm)!
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:42 AM
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:42 PM
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:48 PM
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Well my membership paid for itself today (again... many, many times over...): saved $50 on a window actuator at the dealership! WWOOOOTTTT!!!
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:37 PM
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I've been a BMWCCA member since 2001 when I bought my first BMW, enjoy Roundel and the discounts offered by some dealers on parts to club members. I have not participated in any club activities though, I plan to in the future.
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:31 PM
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Been a member for a bout a year now. Took a driving control clinic through them at the Monterrey airport it was awesome
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:29 AM
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:48 AM
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:37 PM
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