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Old 03-01-2010, 08:34 PM   #16
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ok

would you like to continue the discussion on here after I apologized and said I will contact the club?
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:17 PM   #17
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I was not aware of me "going on" about Evan. Just wanted to give some feedback, I realize this was not the best way to do it. No personal issues with the instructors. Will contact the club directly.

Thank you for doing so, this is the second thread in which you have expressed this, and unpaid volunteers running class room sessions on their own time need some respect, and critisim is always welcome as long as is profession in deleivery and manner.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:35 AM   #18
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Okay, all of you enough! Not all students will like all instructors, that's a given. Some are more technical, others more animated, etc, etc, I appreciate the apology from Chris Bangle, and we'll talk more in the future, I hope about how to make things better. I'm always up for finding reasonable ways to improve.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:52 AM   #19
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why does the cost go up for the different weekends? Does it get more intensive as time goes on?
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:01 AM   #20
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Hey Dave, not at all, it all has to do with track Rental prices. The DDT is the small training track at Mosport and it's only a one day school. So less expensive to rent and one day instead of two. The GP track at Mosport is the big enchilada, so it's the most expensive to rent, two day school and dinner included. Shannonville is in the middle from a costing perspective and is also a full two day school. It gives everyone the best of all worlds in terms of change, costs etc.

Remeber, Trillium is a non-profit club, most of the time these events only pay for themselves, and if a profit is turned it is given back to the membership in other ways at future events. All of the instructors, board members, helpers at events are volunteers, no one gets any special perks or pay at all! I only do what I do, to help make the events as good as they could be so I could enjoy myself as much as the membership.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:16 AM   #21
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John, do we get to use our cars for these events? I ask because the BMW Driving schools always make you use their M3s.

I would prefer to use my own car, that way I learn where it's limits are and how to improve.
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Okay, all of you enough! Not all students will like all instructors, that's a given. Some are more technical, others more animated, etc, etc, I appreciate the apology from Chris Bangle, and we'll talk more in the future, I hope about how to make things better. I'm always up for finding reasonable ways to improve.
Now Chris Bangle should appologise for making those cars many people don't like.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:39 AM   #23
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John, do we get to use our cars for these events? I ask because the BMW Driving schools always make you use their M3s.

I would prefer to use my own car, that way I learn where it's limits are and how to improve.
I know what John will say, yes you use your own car!

but he'll probley say something else too!!!
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:08 AM   #24
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Why yes Rich, you're right and right again.

You DO use your own car for our driving schools as Rich said. One quick note, the BMW driver training program varies from what we do at the Trillium Schools. At their events you do use their cars, and it's at Downsview park, not a race track. They do not throw you straight into an M3, usually you start off in a 323 or 325 and then eventually work your way up to an M3. It cost somewhere in the vicinity of $1000 for the first level and then $2500 or so for level two and so on. The cost is because you're wearing their cars, tires, brakes, clutches etc.....
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:28 PM   #25
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Can't wait for this year. Should be one of the best ones yet.
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Can't wait for this year. Should be one of the best ones yet.
That's right. I have a lighter car to use this year. My wife just got an E90 328i 6-speed, and it's 0 - 60 mph time is identical to the E34 M5! That's what we'll be driving at the track now.
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That's right. I have a lighter car to use this year. My wife just got an E90 328i 6-speed, and it's 0 - 60 mph time is identical to the E34 M5! That's what we'll be driving at the track now.
Mark thats wicked, you gonna autocross that car this year?
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Mark thats wicked, you gonna autocross that car this year?
Maybe once or twice. Barbara usually goes to ride her other horse on Sundays, so I'll have to ask her if I can drive the 328i. Or maybe I'll just have to drag her to the autocross and have her enter.

I'm going to sign her up for the April 25 school.
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Hope to see you out mark. I hear good these about the E90. Im pumped when my E36 is back in full effect.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:52 AM   #30
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i have a few questions, whats the size of the mospot ddt track, do i need a helmet for this event, am assuming its all day (am i right). last is it $150 less $50 new register?. how much are you guys paying to get your car inspected.

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