If you do the one day that comes with the car, and want to do a followup, should you do the 2 day or the advanced? (the one day prequalifies you for the advanced, right?)
Tireburn - Well, If you were going to take it "step-by-step" then yes the M School would be the next school to attend. But, If I were you I would do the one day owners program and then assess where you would like to go next. Based on what you would like to learn and experience. Also we (the instructors) would be in a better position to tell you which program would fit you best after having seen you drive.
MrDrifter: Please tell the other instructors just how much Chris and I appreciated the great instruction you all gave us this past weekend. What a great program made all the better by you guys. Thank you so much! Anyone buying an M5 who doesn't take advantage of the Experience is really short-changing themselves. Thanks again.
I will most definitely pass the compliments on. Thank you so much.
By the way, the session I attended on March 13 was extra special for me as it was my birthday -- what a great way to celebrate the day. Again, all my thanks to everyone at BMW!
And you kept that vital info all to yourself?!!! Happy B'lated....
To add on to what was already spoken, my wife (the only female student of the group) had a blast with the class. It completely changed her perspective of DRIVING. And, Mr Drifter and Jim, thank you for being very patient with her, and actually shown her how to drift.... BTW, we are planning to sign up for the 2-day M course this coming fall.
And for those who are planning on modifying your cars out there.... Quoting from a fellow classmate, "I've been modifying cars all my life and this class made me realized that I should've just buy one of these off the shelf and modify my driving skills." The point is get a M-5 or M-3 and take the lession from the pros, they will enlighten the way you drive.:thu mbsup:
drdjin: Your wife was a good sport; it had to be a bit intimidating being around 20 other guys. I bet she did a better job of driving than most of us "macho" competitors. In any event, I agree with you, more M training is definitely called for. The only question I have: Do you suppose they will let me in now that they know just how unskilled I am. Maybe when I call they'll just tell me the instructors quit.
The only question I have: Do you suppose they will let me in now that they know just how unskilled I am. Maybe when I call they'll just tell me the instructors quit.
Heck, I thought I was a good driver, and did some street racing in my youth, but the stuff that Mr. Drifter shown us... WOW, that was some serious stuff. FYI, i'm a gas pedal type of guy. I've been driven all my life using gas pedal to get myself out of trouble. My biggest problem was to use the break at the appropriate moment and for the proper duration. Otherwise, I didn't have to apologize to all those little cones I knocked over and that BMW kid for chasing after my cones....:biggrinbou nce:
When the wife and I went back in January she was the only female, but then again there were only 3 of us!!!!
She was intimidated, but over came her fears and worries and did wonderfully! The big thing LISTEN to the instructors and have an open mind, you will learn a lot!!
By the way, for those that have been, my wife started out with a 28.94 on the auto-cross at the end of the day. Her last time was a 25.48 or 62 as I remember!!! She shaved 3 seconds and posted great lap times!!
By the way I posted a 24.21 I believe, have to check my old post. What were some of the other times here??? Be interesting to see!!
We are going back in May 1st thru 3rd, since we now have a second M5!! Yahoo!!!
edit: 2nd car to replace first car from damage, long story check my threads for info
1989 520 18 years old |
1991 530 no coment |
1994 mitsu 3000vr4 fun to drive and fast |
1997 porsche targa fun to drive but not fast |
2000 M5 i still miss it |
2003 745i <------ BAD BAD BAD |
2006 M5 fun fun fun fast fast fast |
2011 Lexus LX 570 headache FREE |