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      08-20-2012, 06:21 PM   #177
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Hey guys, I introduced myself on the Houston M Forum but I guess that site does not receive much traffic. Anyways, can I come to spectate this and just meet everyone and take pictures? The closes thing to a track I have seen is the Houston BMW chapter Autocrossing. If so, is there anyway to have a ride with an instructor (like autocrossing) to see what it's like so in the future when I do participate in a track day?
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If you want a ride in a slow mini cooper, come find me (white mini)
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Hey guys, I introduced myself on the Houston M Forum but I guess that site does not receive much traffic. Anyways, can I come to spectate this and just meet everyone and take pictures? The closes thing to a track I have seen is the Houston BMW chapter Autocrossing. If so, is there anyway to have a ride with an instructor (like autocrossing) to see what it's like so in the future when I do participate in a track day?
-Hai

P.S. I only weigh 140 LBS when I drink a lot of water throughout the day.
Not sure what site you were on but welcome. As others have said, grab your helmet and join us. We will be glad to get you a ride so you can get a feel for what it's like. For non-drivers the start time will be 2pm........check out the MSR website for directions....................Phil
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Event email sent to all payed and registered drivers......let me know if I missed anyone.......Phil
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Thanks for the gracious offer!! I will definitely look for you and your white italian stallion.
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      08-21-2012, 02:15 AM   #181
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Thanks for the gracious offer!! I will definitely look for you and your white italian stallion.
Mini's are British.
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Hey guys, I introduced myself on the Houston M Forum but I guess that site does not receive much traffic. Anyways, can I come to spectate this and just meet everyone and take pictures? The closes thing to a track I have seen is the Houston BMW chapter Autocrossing. If so, is there anyway to have a ride with an instructor (like autocrossing) to see what it's like so in the future when I do participate in a track day?
-Hai

P.S. I only weigh 140 LBS when I drink a lot of water throughout the day.
Welcome, Hai!

Make sure to get lots of shots of any red cars that you see; those pictures usually turn out the best.
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Ooooops. Sort-of: German-owned by BMW since 2002, factory in Oxford, UK.



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Maybe I should bring my Mini so we can block all the traffic ................Phil
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No but I can throw a air horn on it real quick...........that should get a little attention...............Phil
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Looks like an 80% chance that DSC will be "off."


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Looks like an 80% chance that DSC will be "off.".
Yeah and I will have to take Richard out on the skid pad before he leaves town. We need to settle who's the king of drift before he lands in Chi-Town ..............Phil
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bring the mini phil...u know u want to.
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You guys have fun on Saturday. I don't think I'll be able to make it out to take photos. Sorry Brian.

Completed a tune up and tire replacement on the E36, but rotors are LOW, so those need to be fixed before I can come out and play again.
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Looks like an 80% chance that DSC will be "off."
Really?

I turn DSC off at autocross, but I was thinking of setting it to MDM for the track. Does it kick in too often at the track, even in MDM?
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You guys have fun on Saturday. I don't think I'll be able to make it out to take photos. Sorry Brian.

Completed a tune up and tire replacement on the E36, but rotors are LOW, so those need to be fixed before I can come out and play again.

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Really?

I turn DSC off at autocross, but I was thinking of setting it to MDM for the track. Does it kick in too often at the track, even in MDM?
I don't know the answer to that, yet.

But I'm going to try.

Here's the logic behind that:
- none of my high-speed motorcycles had/have DSC or ABS.
- none of the cars and trucks I've owned since 1982 have had DSC.
- I used to drive at high-speed for a living, and back then there was no DSC.
- Now that I've accomplished one entire set of four laps (I'm an "expert" --LOL) at MSRH with full-DSC and using automatic mode on the DCT, it is time to experiment and gradually taking off the nanny-stuff and see what happens.
- First set of laps will be with all the nanny-stuff.
- Second set of laps will be in S-mode to learn to throw the dual-clutch around and get the timing for the entrance/exit of the turns.
- Third set of laps will be in MDM mode to gauge the car's handling (and mine, to be honest).
- Fourth and final set will be with DSC "off." (Assuming the 3rd set went without doing a lawn mower maneuver.)

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Ooooops. Sort-of: German-owned by BMW since 2002, factory in Oxford, UK.



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Same for Rolls Royce, but you'll never find anyone saying it's German.
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I may come out and spectate this weekend. If thats okay?
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Ahh my mistake I was thinking of the movie Italian Job since all the mini coopers were in that movie haha
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