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Old 04-29-2015, 11:17 PM   #1
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any good race courses?



are there any good race courses to take in the toronto/gta that yuo can recommend? or advanced training courses?

i looked at the BMW one through their websitre and other than the "advanced" course, the other courses looked stupid...... and to do the advanced course you need to have like 2 of their mediocre courses.

not that i am pro driver by any means, but some of them are open to people with g1 and they have pictures of people standing in a circle pretending they ar eholding a steering wheel.

thanks
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:49 PM   #2
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I recommend the one you think is "stupid".

The Trillium Club schools are very good. If an instructor thinks you're qualified to run in a higher group, they'll put you there.
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:09 PM   #3
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I think he was referring to the BMW training courses put on by BMW.

I second Kurt's recommendation though, check out. https://www.trillium-bmwclub.ca
Look for their advance training courses and start there.

Also drop the word 'Race' from your vocabulary, it's more like high performance driving (aka lapping). Once you get more experience you can decide if you want to build a race car and get a Race license to go racing.
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:16 PM   #4
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Yep, and we've actually got quite a bit of experience on this board from the school, including instructors like EMPOWERD. This video is from a West Coast school but because of the good audio, I like using it to show guys what to expect. This is typical of your first session of the beginner group in any driving school (no helmets, instructor drives, shows you the track, explains the expectations etc, then things build over the weekend)

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Old 05-01-2015, 09:30 PM   #5
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I recommend the one you think is "stupid".

The Trillium Club schools are very good. If an instructor thinks you're qualified to run in a higher group, they'll put you there.
i was talking about this one
http://www.bmw.ca/ca/en/insights/dri...iver_training/
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:38 PM   #6
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i looked at the trilium one.. i was thinking of not using my car......
do they not have any classes/courses where you can just drive there and they teach you on a vehicle? i dont want to put my brand new car through such abuse.
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:59 AM   #7
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I had the same concerns about using my car, but it was a fantastic and safe experience. It's better to learn the limits and capabilities of your own car with you at the wheel.

The trillium sponsored course is also tax deductible.
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Calabogie has classes and Mustangs you can rent ... it's not cheap though. Using your own car will be far more economical.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:01 AM   #9
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using your own car always makes way more sense. the likelihood of you needing to replace anything other than tires or brakepads is almost zero, and its considered a driving school so if you do crash your insurance should cover it
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Maybe something like this will be more up your alley?
http://www.wagjag.com/deal/pickering...sports-1151402

You get alot less track time than if you were to do a weekend bmwcc school for roughly the same price.
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Maybe something like this will be more up your alley?
http://www.wagjag.com/deal/pickering...sports-1151402

You get alot less track time than if you were to do a weekend bmwcc school for roughly the same price.

that's actually pretty cool. thanks for the post.
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I also agree.Time spent is much less
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