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Old 26th July 2014, 14:09   #1
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Any BHPians done this? I got an invite from BMW saying that they are going to do this in California between Aug 16-24 and I am invited. I tried to sign up but eveything was already full - almost .

Apparently this program consists of four parts:
- Autocross
- Car Control Clinic
- Street Drive
- Teen Driving School (only for teenagers learning to drive)

Somehow managed to sign up for just the autocross session in a 5 series (I think the 2 series and M3s are all taken immediately).

Couldn't get myself into one of the "street drive" sessions, everything seems to be taken. That's a bummer, I wanted to get a feel of the 2 series. Signed up for the waitlist anyway.

There is also the "Car Control Clinic" as part of this program but this is not free, it costs $650 and all the weekend slots are taken. I guess I could still take a day off on one of the weekdays and sign up for it but wondering if I should spend so much $$ on it .

Any BHPians (bimmer owners) done this program or planning to do?
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Old 26th July 2014, 18:00   #2
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I have not done a normal program, but I have attended their "Advanced Driver Training Program" in Maisach, Munich (offered to BMW R&D Engineers involved in Vehicle Testing) when I was working for them. Being an employee, it was free for me. But trust me, if you have an opportunity, go for it, will be worth.

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Any BHPians done this? I got an invite from BMW saying that they are going to do this in California between Aug 16-24 and I am invited. I tried to sign up but eveything was already full - almost .
I'm going. Next Saturday it is for us here in Illinois.

I signed up for the autocross in a 2 series and street drive in a 7 series. I will come back with a report
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I have not done a normal program, but I have attended their "Advanced Driver Training Program" in Maisach, Munich (offered to BMW R&D Engineers involved in Vehicle Testing) when I was working for them. Being an employee, it was free for me. But trust me, if you have an opportunity, go for it, will be worth.

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Good to know. Do you think the Car Control Clinic is worth $650 and a day off? (in addition to autocross which is free)?

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I'm going. Next Saturday it is for us here in Illinois.

I signed up for the autocross in a 2 series and street drive in a 7 series. I will come back with a report
Nice! I think this is a good opportunity, as free autocross is very rare that too with car provided.
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I have done a somewhat similar program in Chicago where they set up an autocross track with cones in a parking lot and had us drive an A4 and Infinity G35 back to back with the E90 330i.

Personally I enjoyed it thoroughly and its up to you to decide if its worth the $650
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