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Old 03-27-2006, 09:04 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Performance driving schools in Alberta?

I'm thinking about going to a performance driving school this summer. Can anyone tell me if they have any experiences with schools in Alberta?
Good/Bad/Value/Whatever...
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:20 PM   #2
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The one put on my the Solo 1 racers here in Calgary is really worth the time. The only other option I know of is to hook up with a BMW club school.

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Old 03-27-2006, 10:45 PM   #3
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+1 for the BMW club school. That's what I'll be doing this year!
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:51 PM   #4
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The one put on my the Solo 1 racers here in Calgary is really worth the time. The only other option I know of is to hook up with a BMW club school.

-J
+1 for the High Performance Driving School at Race City. I'm guessing this was the Solo I guys (I took the course two years ago and it had no affiliation with solo I, but i'm sure it's the same course). I learned a ton over the two days anfd i'd like to take it again, but i'll wait until i can afford to do solo I after the course!
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Old 04-07-2006, 10:50 PM   #5
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im signed up for the bmw advanced driving course in calgary.
should be a hoot.
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Old 04-09-2006, 02:37 AM   #6
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At the Track Solo1 school

Solo1 school is pretty full for '06.
Cost is $200 for 1 eve class plus 1 day track. Good fun.
Right now we have about 46 people signed up. About 6 are for school only. The rest are doing 2,3 or 4 events. Many new people too which is nice to see.

Might still be room for a few more, or maybe you will be put on a waiting list in case another person drops out last minute. I think it will be hard to manage more than 40 people so we may not take any more and this will depend on how many instructors that volunteer to help.
Check the CSCC website forums for up to date info.
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Old 04-05-2007, 03:05 PM   #7
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Currently the cheapest Solo 1 option offered cost ~$700.

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Old 04-05-2007, 11:07 PM   #8
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Doh! Check the date Jit!!
Or maybe your commenting on price increases??
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:04 AM   #9
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Well, there are lots of performance schools going on in Calgary.

The CSCC Solo 1 school is full for 07.
BMW School is an option.
Also, Jay Pringle from Track Technique has his own driving school.
You can also take the WCMA road racing driving school.

Send me a PM if you need more information in regards to registration, etc.

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Old 04-06-2007, 12:02 PM   #10
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dont mean to be an ass.. but you would be driving a BMW and not a subaru.. so the driving style and reactions would be different??
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:40 PM   #11
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You don't have to have a BMW to take the BMW school. You use your own car at all of the mentioned schools.
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:12 PM   #12
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I'm commenting on the price change. Besides, all the instructors for the Solo 1 are the BMW instructor. Oddly enough the skills required to drive a Subie well are the same skills required to drive a BMW well.

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Old 04-06-2007, 06:04 PM   #13
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The BMW school (in your own car) is very good.

If you want to try a gravel school - George Descolas [sp] puts on a great rally school in Calgary in the spring.
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:40 PM   #14
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is there a website for the bmw school?
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:46 PM   #15
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Registration for Alberta Solo Association Autocrossing School for newcomers currently open ....

Link is here ... http://www.mrheavyfoot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=933

Includes classroom and a full day track session.

A bargain at $40. Instructors are local well experienced Auto-Xers.
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Old 04-07-2007, 04:35 PM   #16
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dont mean to be an ass.. but you would be driving a BMW and not a subaru.. so the driving style and reactions would be different??
When you are talking about taking an INTRODUCTORY level driving school, there is no such thing as DRIVING STYLE because what you really going to learn is basic driving techniques such as braking, steering input, line selections..etc. Hence, variations in different vehicles don't seem to be important.
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Old 04-07-2007, 04:37 PM   #17
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is there a website for the bmw school?
In Alberta, there are two BMW clubs:

http://www.sabmwclub.com/

http://www.nabmwclub.ca/

In BC, there is one:

http://bmwccbc.org/

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Old 04-10-2007, 12:12 PM   #18
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Myself (07 STI) and a buddy (350Z) just signed up for the May driving school in Calgary (BMW club). Should be a blast
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hi everyone ..
i am davidkamb. i needed some tips for driving on the internet.. i got some tips from 121driving.com. they are very good in their line.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:20 PM   #20
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I am Amable Dawn
Driving is my hobby, but there are so many tips that we have to remember while driving.. so many tips are available on the internet at various famous sites. 121driving.com is one of them from we always used to visit to get some important tips
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Hi friends I am Amable Dawn Driving is my hobby, but there are so many tips that we have to remember while driving.. so many tips are available on the internet at various famous sites. 121driving.com is one of them from we always used to visit to get some important tips
Uhhhh this looks like a basic driving school to get your class 5... I don't think they'll be teaching anything about the fast lines around a corner. In fact it seems like they would probably kick you out for going fast around a corner lol
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