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Antz_Marchin
09-30-2004, 10:28 PM
Just wondering if anybody has taken one of these courses at Mosport or something and if it is overly stressful on your car?? I really want to do one but was hoping that there were instruction cars for you to use. I've got no problem letting the M go on the track but I'm not liking the sounds of practicing techniques on the skid pad.....fun, yes....but my poor car. Just wondering if anybody has any feedback on how tough these classes actually are on the car. Thanks. -BJ

MarkD
09-30-2004, 11:02 PM
Just wondering if anybody has taken one of these courses at Mosport or something and if it is overly stressful on your car?? I really want to do one but was hoping that there were instruction cars for you to use. I've got no problem letting the M go on the track but I'm not liking the sounds of practicing techniques on the skid pad.....fun, yes....but my poor car. Just wondering if anybody has any feedback on how tough these classes actually are on the car. Thanks. -BJ


I was at the Sept. 11 - 12th school, and so were a few others from here. Don't even work anout the wear during the skidpad sessions, the wear is almost next to nothing. (one run in the BMW autocross is more wear)

Rent a car if you don't want to use yours, but it's better to use your own.

MarkD

///Greco540
10-01-2004, 12:26 PM
With BMW Driver Training you do not use your car. They supply the cars.

duffy325
10-01-2004, 01:37 PM
With BMW Driver Training you do not use your car. They supply the cars.

Hes talking about the driving school put on by the BMW club of canada, rather than BMW Canada's Advanced Driver Training where they use the 330's, and the m3's.

MarkD
10-01-2004, 01:41 PM
Hes talking about the driving school put on by the BMW club of canada, rather than BMW Canada's Advanced Driver Training where they use the 330's, and the m3's.


That's correct, I had not realised that the original poster probably was asking about the scool that BMW Canada runs.

MarkD

Antz_Marchin
10-01-2004, 02:11 PM
Yeah, I was actually asking about the one from the Trillium BMW club. I was however surprised when I read that you use your own car cause I had read about one previously where you use their 330's, etc.

Anybody have any info on these ones where you get to drive their cars??? Where/When do they take place? Are they much more expensive then the club ones?? Thanks. -BJ

alexm520
10-02-2004, 03:52 PM
Yeah, I was actually asking about the one from the Trillium BMW club. I was however surprised when I read that you use your own car cause I had read about one previously where you use their 330's, etc.
Anybody have any info on these ones where you get to drive their cars??? Where/When do they take place? Are they much more expensive then the club ones?? Thanks. -BJ

Driving their cars:

BMW Canada training: http://www.bmw.ca/drivertraining/dt_fs.asp?lang=en
Skid Control School: http://www.skidcontrolschool.com/index.html (from Toronto star, last year's cost was $300+GST)

Between BMW Club of Canada (Trillium) and BMW Canada, my vote is for Trillium in terms of what you get for the same money (around $500 for both)

Plus, BMW Club of Canada is registered as an educational facility and consequently you get a tax receipt at the end of year for full amount spent *th-up* which you can claim on your income tax.

My comments on the subject:
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=416203&postcount=21

Here are earlier thread comparing BMW Club of Canada (Trillium) and BMW Canada schools, so that you can read comments from both sides:
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37571
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34011

Good luck,

AlexM520

///Greco540
10-02-2004, 06:22 PM
Yeah the Club events are educational track events where the BMW Canada ones level I and II are skid control and handling the car. Level III is where you get to go on a track but its more or less follow the leader.

If you want to learn track events and use your car the club is the way to go, plus because its an educational event your car is still covered by insurance. If you mearly want ot learn so basic control techniques take hte BMW Canada course.

MarkD
10-02-2004, 10:17 PM
"plus because its an educational event your car is still covered by insurance"

Your insurance may or may not cover a track event, it's best to check with them first. I have the feeling that some insurance companies no longer cover you when on the track. Or, they may cover the first crash and then tell you to go find some other coverage...

MarkD

JazzM
10-03-2004, 11:57 AM
under insurance its qualified as a drivers training event. not a track or race event... that's why they ban any use of stop watches, or any other form of timing devices during school days.

T.