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Re: Has anyone done the Ultimate drive for Cancer? (archive)

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Posted by Jimbo on March 03, 1999 at 13:36:06:

In Reply to: Has anyone done the Ultimate drive for Cancer? posted by Gilbert on March 03, 1999 at 11:37:14:

I too did the drive for a good cause and gave what I had for a donation. It was so cool. First I went to the desk and asked to drive a car with the 2.8 engine and 5 speed, she said there was a z3 with that engine and manual, so I got on the list and got my hand stamped. I was standing around and someone who was working there saw the stamp on my hand and asked if I would like to drive a 323is 5-speed convertible while I was waiting, I said sure. Nice car, first time I ever drove a convertible, but a little slow below 3500 rpm. I did a burn out every chance I got and did a few 0-65-0 mph. I got out of the car and there was an m3 next to where I parked and I asked to sit in it because I heard they had nice seats, so I get in and he asks if I would like to take it out...even though it is an automatic. Very fast car and great brakes, I probably did 10 0-65-0's. Then I drove the little z3 with the 2.8 manual, I never thought I would like such a small car but it's so manuverable(spelling?). I could have driven the 540i with the 6 speed if I wanted, it was empty a couple times.
Very cool day. Before I left, I looked at all of the wheels on all of the fast cars and they were covered with brake dust.

: Listed on the BMWNA website. Proceeds go to breast cancer. Free to participants. I was thinking of signing up, but I was wondering if anyone else had done it already. Do they let you drive the car for a while, or is it a little drive around the block. I would really like to get behind the wheel of the Mcoupe and stretch it's legs. I just don't want to be babysat in the car. Does anyone know the answers to these questions?

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