Spins and highlights - BMW 330Ci @ Buttonwillow 13CW track day (Speed Ventures)
Some spins and passes as I try to chase a GT-R, Viper, M3 and others around Buttonwillow. Best viewed in 1080p fullscreen.
Recorded with a GoPro HD Hero2 and ContourRoam suction cup-mounted to the bumpers of my E46 330Ci. This was my second track day since the year I got my driver's license, so yes, I suck.
FYI: Drivers being passed usually eased off the gas to help other cars get by, especially before corners. Also, I declined the overly generous point-by from the much faster GT-R.
Cast of cars, in order of first appearance:
- #779 Lotus Elise
- #77 BMW M3 (E90)
- #11 M3 (E92)
- #109 M3 (E92)
- #16 Chevrolet Corvette (C6)
- #695 Nissan GT-R (R35)
- #211 Lotus 2-Eleven
- #29 M3 (E36)
- #159 M3 (E36)
- #56 Honda Civic
- #77 Honda S2000 (AP2)
- #37 BMW Mini Cooper S (R56)
- #111 Mazda Miata (NB)
- #24 Nissan 370Z - gray (Z34)
- #338 Lotus Exige (2006)
- #222 S2000 (AP1)
- #148 Dodge Viper (2nd-gen)
- #45 Acura RSX Type-S (2002)
- #11 ProjectImport.com "Grocery Getter" Accord (2004)
- #12 Subaru WRX STI (2011)
- #618 M3 (E36)
- #5 Stewart's Garage Miata race car
- #22 Audi TT (2001)
- #22 Honda Civic (EJ8)
- #168 Nissan 350Z (Z33)
- #7 Acura NSX-T (2004)
- #24 Nissan 370Z - white (Z34)
- #39 S2000 (AP2)
- #37 Lotus Elise
- #555 Lotus Exige
- #93 Acura NSX
Special shout out to the #695 GT-R, #29 M3, and #336 Lotus.
Organizer: Speed Ventures
Track: Buttonwillow Raceway Park - Configuration #13CW (2.68 miles)
Car: BMW E46 330 Ci with Michelin Pilot Super Sports
GoPro Hero2 + BMW 330Ci @ Buttonwillow 13CW track day (Speed Ventures)
Ride on board as I try to chase a Vorsteiner M3 GTRS3, 5.0L Mustang GT and others around
Buttonwillow. Best viewed in 1080p fullscreen.
Recorded using a GoPro HD Hero2 camera (suction cup mount) and ContourRoam
on my 330Ci. This was my first track day since the year I got my driver's
license, so yes, I suck.
Cast of cars, in order of (exceedingly brief) appearance:
- BMW 330 Ci (E46) - my stock daily driver with Michelin Pilot Super Sports
- Porsche Boxster (986)
- BMW M3 (E90)
- Vorsteiner GTRS3 M3 Widebody (E92) - purportedly Stage II
- BMW M3 (E46)
- Ferrari F430 Spider
- Dodge Challenger (3rd-gen)
- BMW M6 (E63)
- Acura NSX (1993)
- Aston Martin Vantage (2010)
- Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS (1st-gen)
- Ford Mustang GT 5.0L
- Mazda RX-7 (FD)
- Honda S2000 (AP2)
- Ford Escort (2001)
- Infiniti G37 (2011)
- Nissan GT-R (R35)
- Rossion Q1
- Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (996)
- BMW M3 (E36)
Event organized by Speed Ventures at Buttonwillow Raceway 13CW in sunny
AE86 track day @ Buttonwillow 13CW (11/18/12)
track day with Extremespeed. Gold run group's third session.
The new Weber 45's feel great - much more torque. Thanks to Yu's Auto
Services for setting the car up right.
My driving was a bit off today - it was cold and damp all day so I don't
think the tires were able to work too well... and I'm probably out of
practice - best lap time was 2:15.2 (lap starts at 11:37 in the video)
Evolution Racewerks BMW M4 testing @ Buttonwillow Raceway 9/5/2014
Evolution Racewerks BMW M4 driven by VJ Mirzayan @ Buttonwillow Raceway
9/5/2014. Track was setup in CCW (counterclockwise) #25 configuration.
Baseline testing of our new M4. Our M4 will be our primary parts
development car for our future M3/M4 parts. It will also be our newest
race car, replacing our BMW 135i. Keep watching for more updates and new
Some bad driving and bad etiquette from a Lime Rock track day (20131116 lrp scda irritation)
I had a great day today with SCDA at Lime Rock in my 2010 Porsche 911 GT3.
Unfortunately, however, the first session of the day included some really
bad driving and also some bad etiquette. Not what I've come to expect from
the Advanced run group.
It may be hard to tell from the video, but the passing rules during these
track days are extremely strict. You're not allowed to pass another car
unless the driver of the car you're overtaking has seen you and has
literally pointed with his/her hand out the window to tell you they've seen
you and on which side they would like you to pass. Not pointing someone by
who is obviously faster than you
(e.g. is behind you now, but wasn't there before) is considered very bad
etiquette, and will get you thrown off the track. Equally bad is
overtaking without a point-by. In both cases, because this isn't a race
but rather just a practice/educational event, this is done for safety
reasons, since passing without point-by as is done in racing (see my
Mazdaspeed Challenge videos) exponentially increases the likelihood of
collisions. I actually got one of these on video during one of those races
where two cars hit while being side-by-side at Lime Rock in turn 1 -- the
same place the Porsche passes me in this video. It's fine and fun to run
this way when everyone is playing by the same rules, but infuriating when
you're observing the rules and others are not.
2:07 - Yellow Lotus doesn't give point-by to a faster black GT3, so the GT3 passes anyway
without permission. The Lotus driver also doesn't point me by, so I wait
for a bit.
3:05 - Blue R32 gives me polite point-by and moves offline in the downhill.
This is a very polite move, thanks to this good driver!
3:28 - I catch a black Corvette, and he catches black Mercedes C63 AMG who
isn't pointing anyone by. We're now both stuck behind the Mercedes.
4:16 - This would be the obvious place for the Mercedes to point us by.
But there's no point-by.
4:20 - Instead, the Corvette passes the Mercedes without a point-by. The
Mercedes brakes abruptly before the 6 board and I'm afraid I'm going to
rear-end him, so I move over to the right, being careful not to pass or
present myself at his side without a point-by (which I still haven't
4:38 - The Mercedes takes an erratic line through Turn 2 and brakes in the
middle of the corner. I again take evasive maneuvers to avoid rear-ending
him. I'm now beginning to wonder what is the matter with this person.
Either he doesn't see me or he thinks he is faster than I am.
5:13 - By this point, I'm keeping some distance going into the corners to
avoid an accident, because this person is driving so unpredictably (braking
very hard for fast turns, etc). I go into west bend very slowly.
5:19 - I start to flash my lights to see if I can get his attention.
Again, I need to be very careful not to rear-end the Mercedes coming out of
the downhill. He continues obliviously along the main straight as I flash
my brights very excitedly.
5:40 - A guy in a Radical has had enough and decides to pass us both
without permission from either of us. As I go into turn 1, I get pushed to
the outside, driver's left, by a black and orange Porsche which has dived
in and passed me without a point-by. The Mercedes continues on his crazy
line and both cars pass him without a point-by as well. Blue flags are
out, but the guy in the Mercedes continues obliviously on his way.
6:08 - I try honking my horn to see if that will help. As I come down the
hill, I decide to pull into the pits because I have had enough.
6:37 - Inexplicably, our hero also decides to pull into the pits. I signal
to the cars behind me that I'm going to stay on the track, and two more
cars pass me without a point-by from me (although perhaps reasonably so,
since I had appeared to be heading towards the pits).
Now that the track has been cleared of this particular menace, I now have
to go work my way through traffic again, which you can see in the video
titled "2010 Porsche GT3 at Lime Rock Park with SCDA 1/1 (20131116 lrp scda
BMW 3 serie E46 Led Angel dimmable eyes mounting instructions
BMW 3 serie E46 Led Angel dimmable eyes mounting instructions. This video
shows instructions on how to mount them on the reflectors. Installation is
relatively easy since the headlight lens can be removed easily.
0:02 Remove the turn signal by loosening the screw
0:15 Remove the strip below the headlight, rubber strip, headlight lens and
0:40 Place the wires through the back of the headlight
1:05 Connect the T10 connector in the position light plug
1:30 Prepare the angel eyes for mount, place the clips
1:55 Place the double sided tape on the back side of the ring
2:15 Place the Led ring and press on it to fixat the double sided tape
2:40 Repeat the procedure for the other ring
3:20 Connect the white dimming wire to the yellow wire of the low beam plug
3:40 Before closing the headlight, test all functions
3:55 Place all parts back on their position
5:10 Enjoy the beautiful result!
5:38 Daytime running light function
5:48 Dimmed function
Any questions? Contact us directly!
Evasive S2000 Super Lap Battle 2009: Voltex Aero
Evasive S2000 presents: World Wide debut of the Voltex S2000 Kit at the
Super Lap Battle Finals in Buttonwillow CW13 Config.
Class: FR Street 1st Place (Overall Win in Street Class)
Time: 1:56.7 (New Street Tire Course Record)
Playing with the Porsches - Calabogie Motorsports Park
Playing along some Porsche's at Calabogie Motorsports Park. One is a GT3
RS and the other is a Carrera 4S. This video goes to show how much fun
lapping days can get. Video was shot during the test and tune day for the
Gentlemen's cup races which is held at CMP.
The car which the camera is mounted in is a Ford Contour SVT with some
upgrades. For those who are not from North America, that would be similar
to a Ford Mondeo ST200.
Music: Greg V. www.gregvmusic.com
RSX-S Buttonwillow raceway- 2:05
Since I broke the NSX last weekend I took out the RSX for some track time.
04 type S 2880lbs
Ohlins DFV coilovers
engine tune- 240hp
225 Falken Azenis 615RT-K
Song is Big Black Deltas 'Betamax'