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      07-06-2008, 10:15 AM   #1
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Wow the New England board is dead compared to everyone else. Why don't we try to get something going.
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      07-17-2008, 04:41 PM   #2
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NE folks are boring I guess. I'd be up for something late Aug or the Fall.
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      07-18-2008, 08:43 PM   #3
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Cool. Keep me posted. Every other forums seems to be quite busy except ours. I know they has to be more than you and i out there. So maybe we start and others will follow.
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      07-18-2008, 10:29 PM   #4
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Do you even see any E9X M3s around where you live? I've only seen two so far.
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      07-19-2008, 11:03 AM   #5
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i have only seen one and it was not near where I live. I was up in Newport RI on a Sunday a few months back and someone was in a alpine white m3 with Mass. plates thats all I have seen.
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correction: i did see another m3, an alpine white, with folded wheels sitting outside of the dealer last week. it was banged up pretty bad.
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      07-24-2008, 07:18 PM   #7
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I'm overseas but I live in Maine, and expect to be home for a couple weeks circa October. I know that misses lucid's timeframe, but I'm game for a little get together if anyone's still up for it.
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I'm overseas but I live in Maine, and expect to be home for a couple weeks circa October. I know that misses lucid's timeframe, but I'm game for a little get together if anyone's still up for it.
October works for me. I'm on travel until mid-August. Actually, I'll most likely make it to NH in October for this:

http://www.boston-bmwcca.org/events/...px?EventID=387

I am calculating that my PS2s will be about done after this event, and that'll be a good transition to winter tires.
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      07-25-2008, 06:41 PM   #9
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that should work for me. I just move here from so. California I was wondering do they still have the huge meet in NH. I beleive it's the first week in Oct. If so is anyone going.
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Not sure I'll be back by 04OCT, but if so, I'm in.

I've not done one of these before, so should be interesting. I got that I need a helmet, and that it needs to be Snell 2000 or later, but is there anything I ought to look for or avoid in helmets? I may pop up a thread if necessary.


Bahn - I'm guessing this is the big thing in NH first week of OCT; there's nothing else showing on the CCA calendar.
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      07-26-2008, 01:46 PM   #11
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I've not done one of these before, so should be interesting. I got that I need a helmet, and that it needs to be Snell 2000 or later, but is there anything I ought to look for or avoid in helmets? I may pop up a thread if necessary.
They are great fun, and very addictive. Helmet is the only requirement. I think you also need to attend the car control skill event prior to showing up for the track.
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      07-26-2008, 01:48 PM   #12
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I just move here from so. California.
I moved 3 years ago from SF Bay area. Miss CA dearly...
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lucid - Ja, it looks like I may be stuck for this year, because I won't be able to make the required Advanced Driving Skill School ahead of time. I've written to the Event Coordinator, though, so maybe I'll come up lucky. If not, I'd still be up for a get together following or later in OCT, if anyone else is.

Being overseas, I won't be able to try any helmets on; is it reasonable to buy sight unseen? What am I looking for or avoiding, beyond Snell 2000 or later certification?

Also, I lived in Monterey for two years a while back, and enjoyed the hell out of the PCH (1991 Jetta). It's beautiful out there, in a way I don't think people can understand, although Maine's got it beat for overall experience IMO.
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      07-26-2008, 08:33 PM   #14
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lucid - Ja, it looks like I may be stuck for this year, because I won't be able to make the required Advanced Driving Skill School ahead of time. I've written to the Event Coordinator, though, so maybe I'll come up lucky.
I suspect they'll let you in regardless. Right move to contact the coordinator directly.

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Being overseas, I won't be able to try any helmets on; is it reasonable to buy sight unseen? What am I looking for or avoiding, beyond Snell 2000 or later certification?
You should be looking for a good fit. I wouldn't order a helmet without trying it. If it doesn't fit you properly, it won't protect you well; your head will move around in the helmet in case of impact. Different models offer different fits, and obviosly the shape of your head matters, too. May be you can buy one locally where you are. It wouldn't have the SNELL sticker though. You can ask the coordinator about that, too. HJC makes some good entry level helmets.
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Going through the Event Coordinator did the trick, luckily, so hopefully I can make it home in time.

Not a chance of finding a racing helmet around here, but maybe I can order a couple of sizes from Simpson and send back the one/s that don't fit. PITA, but that's life.
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I'd be up for a meet but can't make the Oct 4th event (need to be in town by the late afternoon). Other than Lucid's car, I haven't seen another one yet.
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I'd be up for a meet but can't make the Oct 4th event (need to be in town by the late afternoon). Other than Lucid's car, I haven't seen another one yet.
Hey WCH. How's it going? I had to redo the V2 wiring by the way because I apparently did not force the wire into the connector hard enough and it came lose. No problems apart from that. How's yours working out? I hope they didn't screw up your transmission during service?
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Hey Lucid did you hard wire your valentine radar detector. If you did how easy is it. Maybe when we have our little meet you can help me with this if thats ok.
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Hey Lucid did you hard wire your valentine radar detector. If you did how easy is it. Maybe when we have our little meet you can help me with this if thats ok.
I hardwired mine using the following method:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136245

It will take you a couple of hours to get everything together and complete the procedure if you haven't done it before. The second time I did, I was able to pull stuff out and put them back in 15 minutes. You end up with bruised knuckles though. Maybe it's just because I have skinny long fingers. I can help you with this when we get together, but at the expense of your knuckles!
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Predictable bad news for me - I probably won't be back in time for the 04OCT track day at NHMS. I'll likely miss October entirely. How late in the season do things tend to run? I'd be willing to venture as far afield as the corrupt wilderness of Massachusetts if I have to...
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Predictable bad news for me - I probably won't be back in time for the 04OCT track day at NHMS. I'll likely miss October entirely. How late in the season do things tend to run? I'd be willing to venture as far afield as the corrupt wilderness of Massachusetts if I have to...
Locally, I think that is the end of the season for BMW CCA events.
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You guys should take a nice drive down to Flanders, NJ and go to BMFEAST 2008 on Saturday, October 4, 2008.

There's already 200+ Bimmers signed up already.

The drive will be worth it.



Hope to see you guys there!

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