In Reply to: Got a few questions... posted by James N. on February 07, 2000 at 17:27:07:
The best bet for a driving school is to join the BMW CCA and go to whatever track school other chapters organized.. Generally, the cost of this high performance school organized by BMW chapters are very affordable.. I paid $265 for 2 days.. Hotels and meals are not included though but they do come with special packages for the hotels. Meals are on your own and for my last event, we had a banquet on the 1st night for juz $25. I am not sure abt BMWs rentals, you have to check with the organizing chapter regarding that...
As for over-rev, dun worry abt it for novice drivers (at least for the one I attended). There won't be much shifting anyways. At most, you would be on the 4th in the straights and before you proceed intto the course, you have to be in the 3rd.. You'll be in 3rd thru out the entire track where you mainly concentrate on your turns and accelerations..
Moreover, it would be good to drive your car and bring some handy tools along.. At least, you know what your car is capable of doing and its limits.. Next, you would need to check on your tire pressure, fluid levels, tire condition and some other prep on and off the tracks..
Check these sites for events that are coming up in the east, http://www.boston-bmwcca.org/events/index.html and http://www.kcbmwclub.org/bmwlinks.html
hope this helps....
: I am interested in doing a driving school this spring and even though I am from the Washington, DC area, I am willing to travel in order to find the right school. How much did you spend for the two days? Was the cost of hotel/meals included in the package? How much if it wasn't included? What about renting cars?.. even if I do end up going to a school closer to home, I'm not too keen on risking over-reving my car(I know I know, it's driver error and not poor design by BMW). If there is a website, that would be great too. TIA.
: James N.
: 99 m3/2