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      12-16-2017, 08:26 PM   #23
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Can someone who has taken any of these chime in how beneficial they are ? My first m thinking this might be a way to learn how to take advantage of what I bought.
I did the 2 day class. I'm told that the one day class is exactly like the first day of the 2 day class as far as the exercises. The 2nd day is 2 more time trials, a lot of time on the big aka 140mph+ track, a course on the drift pad, and something you don't get on day 1: full speed lead-follow. You do this on the big track and this one is a real test of your skill where you put everything together.

It's a great way to beat up on and learn the absolute limit on your car without actually placing any wear and tear or miles on your car. That and you get to try the M2, M3 and M4. I HIGHLY recommend it. I never knew how much our M3/4 could actually take until this class. These things are beasts and it's amazing what they can do on a track. You don't even touch 75% their potential on the road, even on an open highway at 4am when you are pushing over 100mph. Not even close.
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      12-16-2017, 11:06 PM   #24
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Do you need to be a BMW CCA member for a period of time before you can get the 15% off first? I'd stack the 20% off and get this if possible.
Makes the price more attractive around $2600. Otherwise the 20% brings it down to 3200...still so pricey. That's way more track days in your own car.
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      12-17-2017, 12:06 AM   #25
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Sweet this is featured on the main page woohoo! I just got an email saying there's a discount and decided to share it with folks now it's on the front page. Nice pic of the helmets!
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      12-17-2017, 12:55 AM   #26
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Sweet this is featured on the main page woohoo! I just got an email saying there's a discount and decided to share it with folks now it's on the front page. Nice pic of the helmets!
Thanks for sharing. I shared it also on Instagram hopefully some people that were planning on doing the school can see this and get their discount.
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      12-17-2017, 02:11 AM   #27
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I can confirm you can combine a class credit with the 20%...did it last year for full m school...got 20% off then actually called in with the 849 credit and got refunded that. I'd love to hear if you can stack the 20% and BMWCCA 15% because I have another $849 and I'm keen to do advanced m school. Once you do the 2 days school, you'll be hooked. Plus the m school qualifies you for bmws Nürburgring m school...that was the best!!!
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      12-17-2017, 05:48 AM   #28
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Can someone who has taken any of these chime in how beneficial they are ? My first m thinking this might be a way to learn how to take advantage of what I bought.
I would recommend doing some kind of HPDE or instructional track day or performance event before doing the M course (if you haven't already). To answer your question, yes it is very beneficial. Eye opening. Awesomely fun. But you would get so much more out of it if you have a little bit of experience leading up to it. I've been to two separate 2 day M schools in South Carolina and a 2 day in Thermal. I highly recommend them, but I also observed a few people who had never done anything like this before were in a little over their head. I always wished that BMW would require that people attend a non-M school or something equivalent before they could attend the M school. Don't get me wrong, some people who have never done anything like that before do just fine, and the instructors are awesome and quite patient. It just seems like everyone would be better off if they had some pre-requisites before doing the full M school. Just my opinion. Some may disagree. As far as which one, the accommodations at the Thermal facility were better than South Carolina, but as far as the on track programs, they are essentially the same.
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      12-17-2017, 10:58 AM   #29
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What's the difference between a 2 day M school and the Advanced M school? I did the one day M school earlier this year and it was a total blast. I know that the first day of the 2 day M school is basically the one day school. Had anyone done the advanced M school?

Other than the one day M school, I have a bit of past HPDE experience but not a lot, so maybe the 2 day school is the way to go but given the cost would like to consider the advanced school as well. Please help
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If (highly unlikely of course) I can stack:
This 20%
CCA 15%
Military 10%

I'm down for a pair of 2 day school for the misses and I.
How do you go about doing the military discount? Call them?

If I cn stack all of this, I might get this as a gift for my dad and I. He is an Audi guy, Im all BMW. Should be interesting!!
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If (highly unlikely of course) I can stack:
This 20%
CCA 15%
Military 10%

I'm down for a pair of 2 day school for the misses and I.
How do you go about doing the military discount? Call them?

If I cn stack all of this, I might get this as a gift for my dad and I. He is an Audi guy, Im all BMW. Should be interesting!!
Gonna call tomorrow.
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      12-17-2017, 11:52 AM   #32
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For the 2-day school, the website says "includes ground transportation,
hotel and meals".

Ground transportation means what here?
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      12-17-2017, 12:22 PM   #33
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What's the difference between a 2 day M school and the Advanced M school? I did the one day M school earlier this year and it was a total blast. I know that the first day of the 2 day M school is basically the one day school. Had anyone done the advanced M school?

Other than the one day M school, I have a bit of past HPDE experience but not a lot, so maybe the 2 day school is the way to go but given the cost would like to consider the advanced school as well. Please help
Advanced is day 2 of full m school on steroids...at thermal it means going on the bigger tracks and I believe putting tow of them together as one long track.
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      12-17-2017, 12:23 PM   #34
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For the 2-day school, the website says "includes ground transportation,
hotel and meals".

Ground transportation means what here?
Transport from the hotel to the track and back.
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      12-17-2017, 01:08 PM   #35
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I just called the BMW Performance hotline and asked to have my BMW CCA discount piggy-backed on the already used 20% discount mentioned in this thread. They told me that it cannot be used in conjunction with the other discount. From what I have read so far they can be used together. Which is correct?
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      12-17-2017, 02:37 PM   #36
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I just called the BMW Performance hotline and asked to have my BMW CCA discount piggy-backed on the already used 20% discount mentioned in this thread. They told me that it cannot be used in conjunction with the other discount. From what I have read so far they can be used together. Which is correct?
I just booked the 2-day M class for me and my girlfriend in June and they wouldn't combine the 20% with the CCA discount. Tried to explain what I read on the forums but they insisted they are not allowed to combine.
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I just called the BMW Performance hotline and asked to have my BMW CCA discount piggy-backed on the already used 20% discount mentioned in this thread. They told me that it cannot be used in conjunction with the other discount. From what I have read so far they can be used together. Which is correct?
I just booked the 2-day M class for me and my girlfriend in June and they wouldn't combine the 20% with the CCA discount. Tried to explain what I read on the forums but they insisted they are not allowed to combine.
Damnnnnnnnnn.
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I just called the BMW Performance hotline and asked to have my BMW CCA discount piggy-backed on the already used 20% discount mentioned in this thread. They told me that it cannot be used in conjunction with the other discount. From what I have read so far they can be used together. Which is correct?
I just booked the 2-day M class for me and my girlfriend in June and they wouldn't combine the 20% with the CCA discount. Tried to explain what I read on the forums but they insisted they are not allowed to combine.
Damnnnnnnnnn.
Must have changed their policy with the unprecedented demand clogging the phone lines. I guess it's up to their discretion.
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I just got an M on 12/2. Does anyone know how long it takes to get the $849 voucher?
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I just got an M on 12/2. Does anyone know how long it takes to get the $849 voucher?
Not everyone gets it.

After several M's... I'm still yet to get any.

Seemingly random.
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How do you get one of those helmets?
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How do you get one of those helmets?
Helmets used to be part of the 2 day M School gift as it was required for advanced M school. To cut costs, PC no longer gives a helmet to participants nor is it required to wear when driving. This is direct from the horses mouth aka PCD staff. I've used mine twice.
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I just got an M on 12/2. Does anyone know how long it takes to get the $849 voucher?
Not everyone gets it.

After several M's... I'm still yet to get any.

Seemingly random.
PC staff told me that a lot of people are getting the 1 day driving school voucher, including non M owners. It's a gift from BMWFS.

Do you lease or finance?
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