2023 Autobahn HPDE
Once again Windy City BMW returned to the winding and challenging South Track of the Autobahn Country Club for our annual Spring HPDE. With the support of our great sponsors, BMW of Schererville, Clearwater Capital Partners and Big Door and the often fickle weather gods we had a wonderful weekend of driving “flat out” and learning things along the way.
All our 80 plus drivers and instructors did a great job of keeping the shiny side up—especially helpful since we were pretty thin in the Worker Bee category this year. Nonetheless things ran smoothly without so much as a scuffed fender.
We were happy to see a significant number of drivers new to the whole track driving and education hobby—perhaps addiction. And, of course, we welcomed back our stalwarts and old friends. One of our instructors (an OBGYN) even got to mentor a new driver he hadn’t seen since delivering him two decades ago!
Thanks again to our sponsors and our faithful instructor cadre always willing to share their expertise and skill to usher in new drivers and fine tune the regulars. And of course our HPDE Committee, Captain of the Ship and Chief Worrier Randy Everson, website guru Tom Schulty, money manager and head of the swag department John Roeslmeier, Chief Instructor Jim Waldman and Chief Steward Dave Farnsworth.
We’ll be sending out a brief—honest—survey to participants to help us plan for next year.