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Dinan Cars, Performance without sacrifice
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Photos: Street Survival at Thunder Road Speedbowl

Last October, the Green Mountain Chapter hosted its second Street Survival teen-driver education event at the Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre, Vermont. As with other Street Survival courses, students in Barre were able to gain a better understanding of vehicle dynamics, vehicle capability, and car control. Take a look at the full photoset right here on Flickr.

Participants’ vehicles at Thunder Road ranged from a MINI to a Subaru Forester to an Audi S6 Avant—as with all Street Survival courses, the drivers are encouraged to drive the vehicles they drive on the street to get the best sense of how their vehicle behaves in the real world.

Interested? Keep an eye on this website for more updates on Green Mountain Chapter Street Survival events!

Green Mountain Chapter Trailer Fund Announcement

Here’s a quick update from GMC President George Ohlweiler regarding a new project for the Green Mountain Chapter that will help make the setup and arrangement of driving events much more efficient in 2015.

All Members,

Our initial request for the “Trailer Fund” was an immediate success. However, the donations have come to an abrupt halt.
As of January 26th we have just over $500.00 in the bank. This is about one third of what is needed to start the process.
We only need everyone to donate at least $10.00 to make this happen.

Thank you to everyone that has already donated.

To assist in the “Trailer Fund”, please send your check or money order to Green Mountain Chapter BMW CCA, PO Box 735, Dorset, VT 05251.

Complete and accurate records will be kept on all donations. In the event that this project does not come to fruition—and I do not expect that to happen—Member donations may be refunded.

Thank you for your support in this Chapter project.


George Ohlweiler, President

Video: Green Mountain Chapter Street Survival Recap

Interested in having your son or daughter attend a Tire Rack Street Survival Course? Check out this video to get a sense of what the students learn through the day of classroom and hands-on instruction on real car control.

Keep an eye out for upcoming Street Survival sessions next year!

OktoberFAST 2014: September 26-27th, 2014

The Green Mountain Chapter’s annual OktoberFAST show, celebrating German vehicles of all makes, will be held in just three weeks, on September 27th, 2014 in West Dover, VT. The show will be held along Main Street in West Dover (Route 100) at the field next to Dover Forge.

On Friday September 26th a “Meet & Greet” will be held at the White House Inn (located on Rt. 9 east of Wilmington, VT) from 5:00 to 8:00pm. We will host the registration for Saturday’s concours at this time, as well as provide gift bags for pre-registered attendees. Saturday’s event will begin at 8:00am and close at 4:00pm. The car show will be set on Main Street (Route 100) in West Dover. All German makes have been invited and will be judged by their peers for various prizes in class as well as special awards given by the Green Mountain Chapter Board. Entry Fee is $25.
Click here for Registration Form

Our Main Lodging provider for this event is The White House Inn, located in nearby Wilmington, VT.
Additional Lodging providers can be found here: ITVFest Travel & Lodging

Check out the following video to get a feel for the beautiful area in and around West Dover, VT:

OktoberFAST would not be possible without our sponsors, and we would like to thank them for their support:

Road Atlanta


Griot’s Garage

Bavarian Auto

BMW Performance Center




DR ColorChip

TMI Racing Products

Swtichback Brewing

Pam & Stew Loeb

Automaster MINI

Mother’s Polishes & Waxes

Philip Byrne

ITV Fest

Street Survival School: October 25, 2014

October 25, 2014
Thunder Road Speedbowl
80 Fisher Rd
Barre, VT 05641
9:00am – 5:00pm

The Tire Race Street Survival school is a safe teen program designed to go beyond today’s required driver’s education and give teens across the U.S. the driving tools and hands-on experience to become safer, smarter drivers. Trained and qualified in-car instructors as well as classroom experience for each student. It’s about more than DRIVING . It’s about LIVING!

Thanks to The Automaster for providing the breakfast at this Street Survival.