Events Calendar

Oct
6
Sun
Area 27 @ Area 27 Motorsports Park
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Drive to Oliver and Area 27

The BMW Car Club of BC presents HPDE day at Area27. Area27 is a 4.83km world class track designed by Canada’s own Jacques Villeneuve. The track opened in August of 2016, which makes it one of the newest tracks in North America. Not only do you get to experience this amazing track, you get to do it with professional instruction provided by Driving Unlimited. Driving Unlimited will be providing the same great instruction and organization they do for our HPDE days at Mission Raceway. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to experience this private world class track with professional instruction.

There will be 3 run groups for this event, A, B and C. The criteria to attended has been updated, and now drivers that have attended a Dancing with Cones event or a Mission Track Day in C group or higher can attend. Don’t miss out on experiencing this world class track. Drivers that are unknown to the club will have their previous track experience verified.

Cost for a full track day at Area 27 with instruction taxes included:
Members $500
Non-member $545

Hotel information

The BMW club has arranged hotel accommodations for track day participants. The Coast Oliver Hotel has the following rooms set aside for two nights starting October 5h.

  • 15 x QQ3 (Standard room with two queen beds) @ $104.00/night + tax
  • 10 x K2 (Superior room with one king bed) @ $124.00/night + tax
  • 5 x QQ3K (Comfort Room with two queen bed sand kitchen) @ $134.00/night + tax

The room rates include a hot breakfast in the morning, complimentary wifi and ample free parking in a well-lit secure lot.

To book you may call the 1-800-716-6199 or use www.coasthotels.com website with the group code COH-GFC103.

Drive Information 

A group drive is currently being arranged and more details to follow.

Starting October 1st winter driving rules comes into effect for the highways to reach Oliver within B.C. and appropriate tires are technically required. Driving Unlimited has offered to transport participants track day tires to Oliver. It will be the responsibility of each driver to determine what tires they will have on their car for the drive to Oliver.

Note: There is an alternative route to Oliver via Washington state highways which will not have winter driving conditions in effect if you wish to take an alternate route.

Cancellation and Refunds

  1. If, for some reason, a registered participant is unable to attend the scheduled course date of the Program, the registered participant may be entitled to a refund minus processing fees of their registration fees, subject to the following conditions:
    • 30 days or more prior to course date Full refund less processing fee specified for event (minimum $10 processing fee)
    • HPDE: 25 to 29 days prior to course date 90% refund less applicable processing fee
    • HPDE: 25 days or less prior to course date 0% refund
    • Road Skills: 22 to 29 days prior to course date 90% refund less applicable processing fee
    • Road Skills: 15 to 21 days prior to course date 75% refund less applicable processing fee
    • Road Skills: 15 days or less prior to course date 0% refund
  2. There will be no refunds for no shows or last minute cancellations.
    No refunds are offered for cancellations made less than 25 days prior to the course date for HPDE, or 15 days prior to the course date for Road Skills, UNLESS we are able to re-sell the vacant spot.
  3. All cancellation requests must be confirmed in writing (email to schools@bmwccbc.org ) by the registered participant and will be subject to the refund policy outlined above. Depending on processing date, the basic admin fee of $10 will normally apply. Registered participants who do not attend the Program on their scheduled date are responsible for the entire registration fee.
  4. The BMW Car Club of BC reserves the right to cancel any Program dates without notice and will, in such event, make a full refund of any registration fees. No liability is assumed by the BMW Car Club of BC for changes in the Program dates, contents or venues.
  5. All refunds will be credited to the Visa or MasterCard used in the original purchase.
  6. The BMW car Club of BC and Driving Unlimited reserve the right to expel any participant from the event for ANY reason deemed appropriate by the club directors, or the driving instruction team.
Oct
13
Sun
Dancing with Cones PLUS Skill Challenge @ Pitt Meadows
Oct 13 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

What is “PLUS”?  It’s an optional competition for YOU!

We have added a competition to find the driver who has the least amount of variation between timed runs, over a series of 4 of the 7 DWC events in 2019.

This is our famous “Dancing With Cones” event, but with a new optional competitive component! It is ALL about your consistency between runs and there will be prizes for the most consistent drivers.

In this competition, the cost of the car, horsepower, etc are not what determines the outcome, it is YOUR consistency as a driver. That said, “sandbagging” will be flagged and is not allowed.

To be in this competition, you need to participate in at least 4 of the 7 2019 DWC events.

You may participate in all 7 2019 DWC events and we will take your best consistency times from 4 of those events as your entry and use them to find your overall consistency time.

At the end of the year, there will be prizes for the most consistent driver.

The full explanation and set of rules will be available on site and we will keep it as simple as possible, so please save your questions for event day.

Participation in the competition is optional and for those who opt out, the events will be as much fun as they always are.

The Dancing With Cones event description:

A full day of ‘dancing with cones’ and of Skills practicing and challenge fun for BMW Car Club of BC members and other car enthusiasts including those who have previously taken a Car Control session.

This is basically a full day of skills practice on a slalom course with Driving Unlimited instructors on hand to cover important basic safety skills and provide feedback and coaching.

Suitable for all levels, no prerequisite course needed.
Session includes on site catered lunch.
Professional coaching by Driving Unlimited
This is a full day session from 8:30 am until 4:00pm

Course fee is $175 CDN $155 for valid club members. [includes lunch and taxes]. Please note the lunch included in the sign up fee is for the participant only. If you have guests visting the event, lunch will be an additional $15 per guest.

Eligibility

Open to persons at least 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license, learner’s license or novice driver’s license. Parental consent form required for participants under 19 years of age.

Vehicles

Noise and safety restrictions apply at all BMW Club events, including driver training. Vehicles must be in sound mechanical condition, meet ICBC regulations as street legal and properly mufflered to allow normal conversation in the vehicle. The noise limit at our events is 90db. Cars must be equipped equally for both driver & passenger safety and comfort.

Location

British Columbia Driving Center at Pitt Meadows Airport
18200 Ford Rd, Pitt Meadows

Cancellations and Refunds

  1. If, for some reason, a registered participant is unable to attend the scheduled course date of the Program, the registered participant may be entitled to a refund minus processing fees of their registration fees, subject to the following conditions:
    • 30 days or more prior to course date Full refund less processing fee specified for event (minimum $10 processing fee)
    • 22 to 29 days prior to course date 90% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 15 to 21 days prior to course date 75% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 to 14 days prior to course date 50% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 days or less prior to course date 0% refund
  2. There will be no refunds for no shows or last minute cancellations.
    No refunds are offered for cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the course date.
  3. All cancellation requests must be confirmed in writing (email to schools@bmwccbc.org ) by the registered participant and will be subject to the refund policy outlined above. Depending on processing date, the basic admin fee of $10 will normally apply. Registered participants who do not attend the Program on their scheduled date are responsible for the entire registration fee.
  4. The BMW Car Club of BC reserves the right to cancel any Program dates without notice and will, in such event, make a full refund of any registration fees. No liability is assumed by the BMW Car Club of BC for changes in the Program dates, contents or venues.
  5. All refunds will be credited to the Visa or MasterCard used in the original purchase.
Nov
3
Sun
Winter Skills – Advanced Driver Training @ Pitt Meadows
Nov 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This is our Winter Skills specific Full Day of Advanced Driver Training for BMW Car Club of BC members and other car enthusiasts.
Work on your driving skills and attitudes with a specific Winter Skills school, a full day session packed with fun and excitement, suitable for all drivers. This special version of our first Car Control course brings together the fundamentals of confident, safe driving in an exciting session designed to allow you to explore the limits of vehicle control that apply to winter driving using the wet skid pad.
This is a special Winter Skills version of our Car Control program which is part of our graduated programs for drivers.

The Winter Skills day is packed with both opportunities to learn, and FUN while you are doing the learning. Instruction is provided for us by the skilled professionals at Driving Unlimited who also teach for BMW, Mercedes., Mazda and several other manufacturers.

There is no better way to explore skid control, over and under steer and slip and slide that can happen on wet slippery winter roads in a safe controlled way under the supervision of a skilled instructor.
How will your car react? How will you react when the road is slippery?
How does the stability control and ABS affect things? This course lets you find out on a large flat course in a safe environment.
Training provided by the skilled professionals at Driving Unlimited.

 

Eligibility

Open to persons at least 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license, learner’s license or novice driver’s license. Parental consent form required for participants under 19 years of age.

Vehicles

Noise and safety restrictions apply at all BMW Club events, including driver training. Vehicles must be in sound mechanical condition, meet ICBC regulations as street legal and properly mufflered to allow normal conversation in the vehicle. The noise limit at our events is 90db. Cars must be equipped equally for both driver & passenger safety and comfort.

Location

British Columbia Driving Center at Pitt Meadows Airport
18200 Ford Rd, Pitt Meadows

Cancellations and Refunds

  1. If, for some reason, a registered participant is unable to attend the scheduled course date of the Program, the registered participant may be entitled to a refund minus processing fees of their registration fees, subject to the following conditions:
    • 30 days or more prior to course date Full refund less processing fee specified for event (minimum $10 processing fee)
    • 22 to 29 days prior to course date 90% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 15 to 21 days prior to course date 75% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 to 14 days prior to course date 50% refund less applicable processing fee
    • 10 days or less prior to course date 0% refund
  2. There will be no refunds for no shows or last minute cancellations.
    No refunds are offered for cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the course date.
  3. All cancellation requests must be confirmed in writing (email to schools@bmwccbc.org ) by the registered participant and will be subject to the refund policy outlined above. Depending on processing date, the basic admin fee of $10 will normally apply. Registered participants who do not attend the Program on their scheduled date are responsible for the entire registration fee.
  4. The BMW Car Club of BC reserves the right to cancel any Program dates without notice and will, in such event, make a full refund of any registration fees. No liability is assumed by the BMW Car Club of BC for changes in the Program dates, contents or venues.
  5. All refunds will be credited to the Visa or MasterCard used in the original purchase.