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      09-26-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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Hey guys just did the two day M school at the performance center. All I can say is wow!!! Drove the new M5 (omg!!!). and 1M and of course the M3. Amazing place and so much fun. If you have never done it you should!!
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I plan on doing this at beginning of next year. What location did you do it at?
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I plan on doing this at beginning of next year. What location did you do it at?
Performance Center is in South Carolina.

OP - It's a great event. We did it in '09 (with the M3, and old M5/M6), and it's the main reason I just got back from Euro Delivery on an M3. I call it the most expensive school I've ever been to since I truly got to experience the abilities of the ///M Cars.

Congrats!! Can't wait to try out the new M5. Enjoy your helmet and swag
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Highly recommended... the reason I have my M3 today =)
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Performance Center is in South Carolina.

OP - It's a great event. We did it in '09 (with the M3, and old M5/M6), and it's the main reason I just got back from Euro Delivery on an M3. I call it the most expensive school I've ever been to since I truly got to experience the abilities of the ///M Cars.

Congrats!! Can't wait to try out the new M5. Enjoy your helmet and swag

I cannot wait to do it! I'll probably shoot for March or April next year.

Beast, Thanks for the beautiful ED post btw. Also, would love to see that E30in person some day.
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Hey guys just did the two day M school at the performance center. All I can say is wow!!! Drove the new M5 (omg!!!). and 1M and of course the M3. Amazing place and so much fun. If you have never done it you should!!
I'm thinking of doing it can you share some more thoughts on it? What was your biggest surprise? It sounds like you likes the M5 etc. we're the M3s manual or auto? Thanks
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I'm thinking of doing it can you share some more thoughts on it? What was your biggest surprise? It sounds like you likes the M5 etc. we're the M3s manual or auto? Thanks
read this

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congrats. I also attended back earlier this year and it was epic! def a must for every bmw enthusiast. Im jealous you got to drive the M5 out there I want to do that!!!
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Highly recommended... the reason I have my M3 today =)
Same here. Did it as a present to myself and I already owned a mint E36 M3.
I came back and tried to figure out how to get the E90 M3.

The rest is history. I guess it's like going into an expensive restaurant hungry!
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What skill level would you say you were before you took this class? I guess a better question would be, do you have to have any prior track experience?
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What skill level would you say you were before you took this class? I guess a better question would be, do you have to have any prior track experience?
No, no prior track experience is necessary.

However, if you want to do Advanced M School, you have to do the M School or other equivalent.
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Same here. Did it as a present to myself and I already owned a mint E36 M3.
I came back and tried to figure out how to get the E90 M3.

The rest is history. I guess it's like going into an expensive restaurant hungry!
Its worse for me... we do business functions there a couple times a year too. I wish I could pick up cars there every time I go =)



... and my latest pickup:

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never been on a track. M5 is just a sick machine. M3 SMG. 1M was a manual

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This sounds really interesting, if you don't mind me asking, how much is it and can you do it anytime? Is it only in SC? I'm in DC, so its not TOO far!
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This sounds really interesting, if you don't mind me asking, how much is it and can you do it anytime? Is it only in SC? I'm in DC, so its not TOO far!
go to the BMW NA website: http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/conte...s/default.aspx

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I've thought about doing this so many times but then I realize that the skip barber 3 day racing school at Laguna seca is the same price and I'd be driving a formula car on a real racetrack. The M school just feels overpriced in comparison. Anyone do both and can compare?
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The M3 I just bought was an M School car. Cant wait to get my turn on the track.
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I've thought about doing this so many times but then I realize that the skip barber 3 day racing school at Laguna seca is the same price and I'd be driving a formula car on a real racetrack. The M school just feels overpriced in comparison. Anyone do both and can compare?
On top of the the M cars and track use with instruction, the price for 2 day M school includes hotel, food, transportation to/from facility and/or airport, and all the BMW M goodies you get, including a Snell rated helmet.

Not sure if Skip Barber includes all that.
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