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Old March 5th, 2007, 05:33 PM   #1
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anyone here do the skip barber (laguna seca) high performance driving school?

i m looking into doing the 2-day school in september
they use BMW M3 and 330i and Porsche 911 and Boxster

anys views, positive or negative?

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Old March 5th, 2007, 05:37 PM   #2
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why would you want to spend all that money for that?

you could get just as good instruction at a GGR AX school or at any GGR DE/TT in your own car for a lot less money and learn to drive YOUR car instead of someone elses.

I have had students that have done barber, bondurant, russel that have come to a GGR TT and said the instruction was better, more seat time and they learned a lot more than at the professional schools for a lot less money.

Just my slant on things.....others may disagree
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Old March 5th, 2007, 05:51 PM   #3
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aloha dan-
the thing is, i live in hawaii
our track got closed here last year
i was signed up to do a bmw/mini club driver's ed in late 2003, when i had some severe problems with my 2002S, which led to me getting the 2004 550SE, and i was waiting for the engine to get a little more broken in before doing a DE in the 550SE
the PCA Hawaii is more into concours/show and shine/toys for tots drives than DEs
SCCA hawaii has permission to use the Aloha Stadium parking lot for autocross, so that is my only other alternative

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Old March 5th, 2007, 05:52 PM   #4
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plus, i have a place to stay in carmel for free

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Old March 5th, 2007, 06:03 PM   #5
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well then that puts a totally different spin on it....

I would do what ever school that would be using 911s and/or Boxsters to do instruction and learning in.
Learning to drive a front engined or front wheel drive vehicle at speed is totally different than a Porsche (especially a Boxster)

not to be nosey but how much are the schools now a days?
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Old March 6th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #6
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$2,895 for a 2 day course
$10,000 deductible liability, you can reduce it to $0 for extra cost
they use M3s, 330is, 911s, and Boxsters at laguna seca

the only alternative is PDE at Barber Motorsports park in AL for $3000, and then i would have to pay for the hotel

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Old March 6th, 2007, 08:16 AM   #7
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all I can say is wow.....

that is a chunck of change...

I guess I am jaded because of the entry fees for DE/TT days around Norcal.
That amount would buy me about 6-7 weekends of track time.

doesn't sound like the alternatives are any better.

At least it would be in Porsches and it would be at Laguna....
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