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    BMW Car Corral at Petit Lemans???

    Anybody heard if there is going to be a BMW car corral at Road Atlanta for the Petit Lemans Sept 29 - Oct 2?
    Not that far away.
    Gotta support the GT M3's.
    PT officers can chime in here any time...............
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    Yes, indeed! It's been in work for a couple of months now, so expect news soon!

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    too many...
    the last one at the walter mitty race was a great success!

    i will def see you guys there!
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    I plan on attending.

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    Well, I spoke too soon. Unfortunately, we are getting no buy-in from other chapters and the numbers just do not make sense. It was going to be upwards of 5k out of the Chapter's funds, and that's after charging the attendees for the parking and hospitality portions. So, there will not be a Peachtree Chapter corral this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn D View Post
    Well, I spoke too soon. Unfortunately, we are getting no buy-in from other chapters and the numbers just do not make sense. It was going to be upwards of 5k out of the Chapter's funds, and that's after charging the attendees for the parking and hospitality portions. So, there will not be a Peachtree Chapter corral this year.
    That sucks. I was really looking forward to it. How about if the Porsche club makes it up to us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zipaquira View Post
    I plan on attending.
    Ditto. I'll be there all 4 days.
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    I'll be there almost the whole time shooting. Should be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn D View Post
    Well, I spoke too soon. Unfortunately, we are getting no buy-in from other chapters and the numbers just do not make sense. It was going to be upwards of 5k out of the Chapter's funds, and that's after charging the attendees for the parking and hospitality portions. So, there will not be a Peachtree Chapter corral this year.

    That is too bad but I plan on being at the event. Would be glad to meet up with other folks while there.

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    Ill be there, cant wait.

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    wtfomgbbq?!?! The one year I join bmwcca and plan on going to Petit, and the corral gets cancelled. Bummer.

    I understand though. Everything land/sponsor/event related at Petit is retarded expensive. I think it was like $1500 for a little 10x10 square for the SPSU FSAE team 2 years ago. I can't imagine what a whole parking area costs now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes567 View Post
    wtfomgbbq?!?! The one year I join bmwcca and plan on going to Petit, and the corral gets cancelled. Bummer.

    I understand though. Everything land/sponsor/event related at Petit is retarded expensive. I think it was like $1500 for a little 10x10 square for the SPSU FSAE team 2 years ago. I can't imagine what a whole parking area costs now.
    Yeah...think ten times that for what we were looking at.

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    Yeah, we're sorry about the lack of a car corral, but the catering requirement made it impossible (unless we charge our members some ungodly amount to park in the corral and eat). We agonized over this decision for a long, long time.


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    Shawn,
    Have you checked with BMWCCA about some support from them?
    They usually will kick in and especially since the BMW's are running at
    Petit and are in the race for the series.
    United and others have kicked in also.
    It would be pretty embarrassing not to have a coral for all the fans that will come from all over the US just to see how BMW does.
    Not sure who arranged the coral last year but you might want to check with
    Patty too.
    Of course last year O Fest was here and that made it a done deal.
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    Gary,

    All of that has been considered and taken into account.

    -Shawn
    Last edited by Shawn D; 08-17-2010 at 09:24 PM.

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    Well thats to bad.
    Seems like BMW could afford to support their race team in different parts of the US.
    This just came from the BMWCCA web site and was posted yesterday. 8/17

    Billions in 2010, up from mere millions in 2009

    BMW's second-quarter results have produced a stunning net profit, some seven times stronger than anticipated. If the income and profit numbers were written as strings of zeros, this story would look like computer code.

    BMW spokesmen said that net profit climbed to €834,000,000 ($1,100,000,000) from €121,000,000 in the same period a year earlier. Dow Jones analysts had projected a slightly more modest figure of €674,000,000. The fall of the euro has raised the value of dollar-denomination sales.

    "The evident market recovery since the beginning of the year continued to gain pace during the second quarter 2010," said BMW, with practically British understatement.

    The group delivered 380,412 BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce vehicles in the second quarter, a gain of 12.5%, and posted an 18.3% jump in sales to €15,348,000,000. Operating earnings before interest and tax soared to €1,717,000,000 from just €169,000,000 in an extremely weak second quarter in 2009. For the first six months of 2010, BMW swung from a loss of €31,000,000 in the first half of 2009 to a profit of €1,158,000,000.

    Luxury-car makers have seen a complete turnaround this year, with emerging countries like China setting records. Looking ahead to the rest of 2010, BMW anticipates a unit-sales gain of around 10% to more than 1,400,000 vehicles and profit margins on core operations expected to be more than 5% for the automobiles segment. That is expected to climb to 8%-10% by 2012.

    BMW motorcycles also did well, despite unfavorable market conditions, with a 21.6% rise in sales to 36,175 units, while the financial services division sold 3% more contracts.—Paul Duchene
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    Quote Originally Posted by 533i View Post
    Well thats to bad.
    Seems like BMW could afford to support their race team in different parts of the US.
    This just came from the BMWCCA web site and was posted yesterday. 8/17

    ...

    Funny you say that, Gary. There was actually support from BMW of North America. However, the net cost to the chapter were still to high to make this workable.


    Believe me, I personally spent hours trying to find a way to make this happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabasco View Post
    Funny you say that, Gary. There was actually support from BMW of North America. However, the net cost to the chapter were still to high to make this workable.


    Believe me, I personally spent hours trying to find a way to make this happen.
    Did you ask Bill to pick up the tab?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabasco View Post
    Funny you say that, Gary. There was actually support from BMW of North America. However, the net cost to the chapter were still to high to make this workable.


    Believe me, I personally spent hours trying to find a way to make this happen.
    Yeah, a lot of time went into number crunching. We concluded that there are a lot of better ways to spend our Chapter's money that will benefit far more members...

    Quote Originally Posted by RichE30 View Post
    Did you ask Bill to pick up the tab?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RichE30 View Post
    Did you ask Bill to pick up the tab?


    Lawyers never pick up the tab. They are the tab!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDM5GO View Post
    Lawyers never pick up the tab. They are the tab!
    Not true. I have bought you dinner before.


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    Quote Originally Posted by M3Bill View Post
    Not true. I have bought you dinner before.

    Ahhh, true! But, did you count me as billable hours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDM5GO View Post
    Ahhh, true! But, did you count me as billable hours?
    Of course not!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CDM5GO View Post
    Ahhh, true! But, did you count me as billable hours?
    any time spent with him is technically "bill"able

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