2015 Autocross Program
Come on out! Have a blast! Learn how to control your car!
Here we are in 2015, and we have a new Autocross program being planned. We also have a new AX chair (me) so bear with me as I learn the ropes. Many thanks to Chris, Tom, Drew and all who are helping along the way.
One caveat up front – our early-season schedule is still both thin and uncertain, due to the lack of driving venues, and the popularity of the Meadowlands. We are still negotiating for dates early in the season (April, May, June) – watch carefully. Oh, if you know of a good parking lot venue – big, well paved, and available for rent, please contact me at email@example.com.
Barring a gift from the meadowlands, our season opener is our annual Car Control Clinic, on Sunday May 3rd. This is a great event, and always over-subscribed. Because we match you 1:1 with instructors, space is strictly limited, so sign up, with payment, EARLY. The form is available on-line [Car Control Clinic] and in P4US. At the CCC you will get a chance, under controlled conditions and an instructor’s eye, to take your car to its limit, or close to it, and in some cases past it – relatively safely. Not only is it truly great learning for any fan of performance cars, but it’s sooooo much fun. Ask anyone who’s been there. If you get the bug, follow it up with practice at an Autocross or 5 – you need to drill those skills, and of course, have some more fun!
We hope to try several new things this year, and re-try several old but good ideas. We will try to arrange an informal social activity after many Autocross events. Information will be event-by-event on the web site, let me know if you’d like to participate (e.g.: gather at a local pub, or generous host’s home, near the venue).
We’ll also be working to find a way to give many of you, and us, who like to practice car control and other skills more chance for “fun runs” and other less-structured runs, hopefully with a good cadre of volunteer instructors/coaches. This likely means that some subset of us stays after an autocross or two and continues to use the facility. Important note – this requires that a critical mass stays late and is willing to not only drive but also work and clean up. Again, let me know what you think of this idea whether you would stay, and whether you might volunteer.
Autocross is, hands-down, the cheapest, safest, least time-consuming way for you to learn basic performance driving, push your car, and push your skills. It’s fun, informal and the crowd is welcoming. And if you have family members or friends, who are – horrors – Porsche-less, bring them in (more or less) whatever they have – its all good. Need a helmet? We have loaners.ÂÂÂÂ Need coaching? We have instructors. Have a need for speed? We have the cure. Come on out and join us. If you have questions – reach out to any of the team.
If you would like to be on an autocross email list to receive reminders, event information, cancellations (snow in August?), and maybe even a short poll or three on what you really want, please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s looking forward to a great year, and let’s take it easy on those poor cones.