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(Above) Guest speaker Lothar Schuettler regales the crowd with a story about restoring his award-winning 328.
from Baltimore, 70 Miles from
Washington, D.C.). HPDE, also
known colloquially as "track day", is
not racing. HPDE is an opportunity
for you to learn how your car
behaves, and how to manage it, in a
controlled environment, at speed,
with a qualified instructor accompanying you in your car. HPDE will
help you become a better, safer,
more confident and more capable
driver. (It's a blast; I highly recommend it.) Again, look for our
upcoming events at https://ncc.
motorsportreg.com/calendar/.
Next came the announcement
for NCC's Volunteer of the Year
Award. Paul Seto started out
with several honorable mentions,
including Robert Hopkins (our Club
Secretary and Tourmeister) and
Chris Wootten (our energetic DIY
program lead). The Program of the
Year was HPDE, a favorite activity of
many of us, led by Gordon Kimpel.
As James made gestures in my
direction and Paul described the
contributions of the Volunteer of the
Year (started writing articles in dB,
became a co-editor, organizer for
NCC's Street Survival, member of
the Autocross Committee, HPDE
participant), I realized that his

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description sounded familiar. The
recipient of the 2019 NCC "Phil
Cummings Volunteer of the Year
Award" is yours truly. (I'm honored
and humbled. Thank you.)
Our second guest speaker was
Mike Renner. Like Lothar, Mike is
full of energy, enthusiasm, and
passion for all things BMW, particularly motorsports. Mike says he
loves BMWs because they are wellbalanced and provide speed without
drama. His BMW journey is an
example of how one thing leads to
another. Mike lives in Greenville,
SC, not far from the BMW
Performance Center. As he became
a better and better driver, he got
noticed by Brian Redmond (yes,
Brian Redmond; THAT Brian
Redmond; the Brian Redmond who
won the Targa Florio in 1970, the 12
Hours of Sebring in 1975 and in
1978, and the Spa-Francorchamps
1000 km race 4 times: 1968-1970
and 1972). Brian invited Mike to
accompany him to race day at
the track. That turned into Mike's
becoming a racer, which got him
noticed by the BMW Performance
Center ("hey young man, are you
from around here?"), which turned
into Mike's becoming an instructor,

then an international instructor,
then a business-person (corporate
sales) for the Center.

While his track days started
out in a VW Rabbit, Mike has had
the good fortune to drive many
high-performance BMW exotics:
Alpinas, a 507, an M1, and a 328.
His favorite car, though, is the
McLaren F1 GTR. The last time
he drove it, it was worth about $9
million. The message was "don't
bend it". Now that the McLaren is
worth $20M, they don't let him
drive it anymore (not a reflection
on Mike's skills). Mike has also
had the good fortune to drive
at Indianapolis (yes, THAT
Indianapolis) and most recently at
the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona
(yes, THAT Daytona), where he gave
hot-lap ride-alongs in the new
M5 Competition. Mike's favorite
question to passengers is "Do you
want to go fast or do you want to
squeal tires?"
As interviewed on-stage by
NCC's own Doug Verner, head of
our M-Club Days program, Mike

(Below) Guest speaker Mike Renner offers tips on car control.

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Intro page
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
THE STEERING COLUMN
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
COMING EVENTS
January 2020 DIY at Bimmer Works
NCC's 2020 Annual Meeting and Banquet
Matt Curry's Craftsman Auto Care Sponsor Spotlight
Why My Family and I Will Always Drive BMWs
Life with the 2020 G29 Z4 M40i
A BMW Performance Center Delivery Story
Window Tint Can Protect Your Health
The Difference Between Wants and Needs
The Habits of Highly Effective Autocrossers: Interview-Jeff Noyes
NEW MEMBERS LIST
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der Bayerische May/June 2020 - PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
der Bayerische May/June 2020 - THE STEERING COLUMN
der Bayerische May/June 2020 - CALENDAR OF EVENTS
der Bayerische May/June 2020 - COMING EVENTS
der Bayerische May/June 2020 - January 2020 DIY at Bimmer Works
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der Bayerische May/June 2020 - NCC's 2020 Annual Meeting and Banquet
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der Bayerische May/June 2020 - Matt Curry's Craftsman Auto Care Sponsor Spotlight
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der Bayerische May/June 2020 - Life with the 2020 G29 Z4 M40i
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der Bayerische May/June 2020 - A BMW Performance Center Delivery Story
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der Bayerische May/June 2020 - Window Tint Can Protect Your Health
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der Bayerische May/June 2020 - The Difference Between Wants and Needs
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der Bayerische May/June 2020 - The Habits of Highly Effective Autocrossers: Interview-Jeff Noyes
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