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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.
Hopefully, everyone has had the time to read the latest issue of Yodeler.
In separate articles both by myself and Peter Ohlweiler, our Vice-President and Driving Events Chairman, we made reference to the driving events of 2014 and the upcoming events for 2015.The 2015 events include expanded Street Survival Schools and the addition of autocrosses and TSD rallies. Driving events and OktoberFAST always incur the co-coordinating of equipment including tents, tables, safety cones, signage, flags, and assorted other items.
At our final Street Survival School in Barre, VT, Peter was able to borrow a trailer from a friend and BMW motorcycle racer. The trailer allowed us to bring all of our equipment to Thunder Road Speedway in one container. At the end of this school in Barre, Peter and I discussed how nice it would be to have a Chapter trailer. Peter did some research and told me the Chapter could probably do a trailer for around $1500.00. We further discussed that with some sponsorship, possibly as little as $2000.00 complete with lettering.
The Chapter trailer idea was discussed at our last Board meeting in November. Although the Board agreed that this is a great idea, the bottom line is always “How do we pay for it”?
I suggested that we ask the Membership, 204 in total to date, to donate $10.00 each to help offset the expense. The suggestion went to a motion and the motion was passed. Joe Gawlik, our Chief Instructor, donated the first $10.00 and said that he would help in procuring items to better equip the trailer. We now have $60.00 in the “Trailer Fund”.
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
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!
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
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:
BMW Performance Center
TMI Racing Products
Pam & Stew Loeb
Mother’s Polishes & Waxes
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.