BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > Regional Forums > USA - Southwest
 
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-07-2011, 10:35 AM   #1
jphughan
Brigadier General
jphughan's Avatar
United_States
315
Rep
4,438
Posts

Drives: '16 Cayman GT4
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Austin, TX

iTrader: (0)

F1 coming to Austin after all!

Phew, that was a close one! I wasn't so much interested in F1 as Australian V8 Supercars and most of all the opportunities for local clubs and DEs to rent the track. Here's to hoping The Driver's Edge starts running Circuit of the Americas because the track map looks AWESOME!

http://news.yahoo.com/formula-1-circ...140825458.html

Track map: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ne_circuit.svg
__________________
'16 Cayman GT4 (delivery pics, comparison to E92 M3 write-up)

Gone but not forgotten:
'11.75 M3 E92 Le Mans | Black Nov w/ Alum | 6MT (owned 5/2011 - 11/2015)
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2011, 01:08 PM   #2
Bokke
Major
Bokke's Avatar
United_States
113
Rep
1,095
Posts

Drives: E90 M3 / F82 M4 / 991 GT3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dallas, TX

iTrader: (0)

This is great news! When's the first DE??
__________________
Garage:
09 E90 ///M3 SS | Black | Modded
13 Cayenne GTS Carmine Red
16 F82 ///M4 GTS FDG | LWB | BBS FI's | Fall 2016
15 991 GT3 | Rhodium Silver | PCCB | LWB
Appreciate 0
      12-08-2011, 06:49 PM   #3
M3 Adjuster
Major General
United_States
1323
Rep
6,543
Posts

Drives: 1M, X1 M Sport, E46 325ic
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dallas, Tx

iTrader: (0)

the new management group just needed to back up the truck and give Bernie some more cash since they cancelled the first deal.

A DE there would be amazing... the BMW CCA chapters are already looking at holding an event there.. but the pricing will probably be in a different ball park no matter who runs an event there. I would bet that a DE will be $450 for the weekend easily as opposed to the typical $250-325.
__________________
Lone Star BMW CCA Chapter president, Chief Driving Instructor - LIFETIME Member # 119366

Past: 1991 BMW E30 M3 street car ; 1988 BMW E30 M3 track car http://ofest.bmwcca.org/
Appreciate 0
      12-08-2011, 06:57 PM   #4
jphughan
Brigadier General
jphughan's Avatar
United_States
315
Rep
4,438
Posts

Drives: '16 Cayman GT4
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Austin, TX

iTrader: (0)

Yeah, cost probably would be a lot higher especially initially -- still, the most recent Driver's Edge survey asked whether people would be interested in a more expensive and farther away "premium event" held at one of the country's premier racetracks like VIR, so I imagine if the response to that is positive then the prospect of being able to host that kind of event closer to home on a similarly premium racetrack would be even more appealing.

I just hope there's some way during DEs to get access to that really tall observation deck!! It looks pretty small but the view must be amazing.

There's a shot of it at 1:30 and then a better shot at 1:40 in this video, but watch the whole thing if you haven't already, it's pretty cool:

__________________
'16 Cayman GT4 (delivery pics, comparison to E92 M3 write-up)

Gone but not forgotten:
'11.75 M3 E92 Le Mans | Black Nov w/ Alum | 6MT (owned 5/2011 - 11/2015)
Appreciate 0
      12-08-2011, 10:46 PM   #5
bigjae1976
Major General
bigjae1976's Avatar
196
Rep
6,304
Posts

Drives: 11 E90 M3 Individual
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wichita, KS

iTrader: (14)

Garage List
2004 BMW M3  [4.50]
2011 BMW E90 M3  [5.00]
2013 BMW 328i  [5.00]
I'm sure there will be lots of opportunities for DEs...over time.

Honestly, I'd rather see TDE do the night events at Texas Motor Speedway again. Too bad they put some cage restriction on the oval which put a kabosh on the night event.
__________________
2015 F34 328iX GT Glacier Silver
2011 E90 M3 Monte Carlo Blue
2004 E46 M3 Imola Red
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:31 PM.




m3post
m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST