BMW Performance Center and BMW CCA Offer Unique Driving Experience

Interesting | August 24th, 2011 by 3
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As we reported yesterday, in just two short months, BMW will be the honored marque of the Savannah Speed Classic and Hilton Head Island Concours …

As we reported yesterday, in just two short months, BMW will be the honored marque of the Savannah Speed Classic and Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance. Kicking off on October 28th, the week-long series of events will begin at the Savannah Harbor Race Circuit on Hutchinson Island, opposite historic Savannah and over the week move to Hilton Head Island for the 10th annual Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance.

While being treated to a week of the finest BMW motorcycles, road cars and race cars in North America may sound incredible, our friends at the BMW Performance Center have partnered with the BMW Car Club of America to create the ultimate driving experience for a handful of fans. Eighteen lucky BMW CCA members will be privy to a 4-day driving experience where patrons will be able to ride in the passenger seat of a number of historic BMW race cars as the BMW Performance Center instructors pound around the Savannah track.

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Additionally, the BMW Performance Center will have instructors and their Competition Package-spec’d E92 M3s on-hand to give patrons professional driving instruction on how to find the best line around a track. However, unlike the normal M School events held at the BMW Performance Center, this special driving school is both a mix of incredible performance around an exclusive track and a luxurious 4-day trip staying in two of the most beautiful cities in the South at two luxurious Westin resorts.

After a weekend of rides in classic Bavarian iron and some instructional laps in modern M3s, guests will be whisked away to beautiful Hilton Head Island. While driving isn’t for everyone or their spouse, the BMW PDC and BMW CCA will offer golf and spa packages in addition to a road trip in a Rolls Royce to help smooth over the idea with the significant other!


BMW CCA GETAWAY
SAVANNAH & HILTON HEAD CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE
NOVEMBER 3RD-7TH, 2011

Ditch the dreary skies of winter and join your fellow BMW CCA members for a unique driving
experience in sunny Savannah, Georgia and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina the first week of
November. Immerse yourself in everything BMW this weekend while relaxing at the luxurious
Westin Savannah Resort & Spa, and serving as BMW’s own guests at the Hilton Head Island Concours
d’Elegance.

This trip, planned in conjunction with the BMW Performance Center in South Carolina, provides
a unique opportunity to drive the Grand Prize of America Track, which is located adjacent to the
Westin. This track hosted its inaugural race in 1997 when Helio Castroneves won the Indy Lights on
its twisting 2.1 mile track. The BMW Performance Center will ship down its own cars, such as their
competition package M3s, along with their professional instructors, to prepare you to drive the Grand
Prize track. Their detailed instructions will help you navigate the track line of this beautifully banked
course.

As a special surprise, we hope to be able to offer an incomparable opportunity to ride as a passenger in BMW’s own vintage race cars. Last year, BMW enabled our guests to experience several vehicles, each with its own illustrious racing history, and we hope to do so this year as well.

On Sunday you will be escorted as guests of BMW to the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance, which is the social event of the year on the Island. This year BMW is the featured marque and the Concours promises a special opportunity to experience several one-of-a-kind BMW vehicles, such as rides in the 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost and Phantom drop-head coupe.

For those wishing to attend with non-driving spouses or friends, this trip provides an opportunity for them as well. They will be welcome to relax in the Heavenly Spa at the Westin’s Savannah Resort, play a round of golf, or even just explore the magical city of Savannah while you enjoy your full-day of driving. The cost of the trip for a non-driving spouse is $1,000, and includes hotel accommodations, two group dinners, and Concours transportation and accommodations.

The cost of this trip is $2,295/dbl occupancy and $2,695/single and includes:

Four (4) nights at the luxurious Westin Savannah Resort & Spa
Two (2) group dinners at legendary Savannah restaurants
Full-day of Track & autocross instruction by BMW’s own professional instructors
BMW Hospitality tent, admission, and ground transportation to Hilton Head Concours
Passenger rides in BMW’s own vintage race cars (subject to availability)

This trip is limited to 18 members of the BMW CCA. Reservations may be made through BMW at (888) 345-4BMW. For further questions, or special assistance, please contact Jackie Bechek, Trip Coordinator at jbbechek@aol.com.

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