*Disclosure: I attended the BMW Performance Driving School as part of A Girls Guide To Cars #Drive2Learn Conference for editorial consideration. However, all opinions are 100% my own*
HEY, ALL YOU ADRENALINE JUNKIES, ANYONE THAT KNOWS ME CAN TELL YOU ALL ABOUT MY NEED FOR SPEED.
I could climb trees, jump fences and ride bikes with the best of them, and as an adult, I am driving cars with some of the best.
With that being said, can you imagine how I felt when I found out that the attendees of the A Girl’s Guide To Cars #Drive2Learn Conference would be heading over to the exclusive BMW Performance Driving School for a day of autocross, lead-follow and hot laps?
I still get so thrilled just thinking about the entire experience! I definitely got the opportunity to channel my inner auto beast!
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BMW HAS TWO PERFORMANCE CENTER LOCATIONS, ONE IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE OTHER IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
The facility our group had the pleasure of visiting is located on 32 acres in Thermal, California. The school offers an array of courses to BMW owners as well as NON-BMW owners, which include individuals with a need for speed, teens who are just learning to drive, as well as corporate and private groups. Note: All instructors are professional race car drivers.
While behind the wheel of these high-performance vehicles students will learn:
- Stability control
- Proper vision
- Panic braking
- Vehicle handling
- Emergency lane changing
- Distracted driving
- High-speed control
- Precision driving
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BMW Performance Driving School Class
Before the actual driving experience, our group participated in an hour-long safety class, where a professional drifter/instructor thoroughly discussed all of the track dos and don’t. The information was very helpful, and I definitely kept it in mind during the courses.
Drag Race & Timed Autocross (M240i)
I had so much fun driving at top speeds, doing lap after lap and burning rubber during the Drag Race experience that when it came time for the Timed Autocross I was super pumped and felt like I could take on the world! LOL!
Although I didn’t win I am still extremely stoked that I came in 10th place (best time out of 3 = 30.583). I have to give credit where credit is due, these AGG ladies can drive and are fast behind the wheel! WAY TO GO LADIES!
Timed Autocross (M240i) IG Vid
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Timed Autocross (M240i) Results
Follow Lead (M4)
Click on the video below to check out 4 minutes of pure exhilaration! Me driving the Follow Lead driving an M4 in the Follow Lead Course! 🙂
Thanks, @Kprocmom for shooting the video while I drove! You rock!
Prices start at $1550 for a 1-day driving school; a 2-day runs $3995. For more information click HERE.
Sassy Peeps, would you love to take part a totally epic experience like this one? If so A Girls Guide To Cars is giving away a drive experience at BMW Performance Center West, an overnight at Miramonte Resort and tons more! So don’t forget to enter the contest! Check out the contest rules below!
Entries must be completed by 11:59 PM Pacific December 31st, 2018. No purchase necessary; contest open only to US residents 18 years old or older and subject to the laws of the state of California. Winner will be chosen by random drawing from qualified entries and verified by A Girls Guide to Cars; the winner will be notified by email no later than January 7th, 2019. The prize will be delivered by USPS to a valid US address; prizes cannot be shipped to a P.O. box. Winners may be asked to provide identification to receive their prize. Prize valued at $1,200, not exchangeable for cash or other items. Prize is limited to one (1) night accommodations at Miramonte Resort, Indian Wells, CA with date of accommodation subject to approval by Miramonte management; one (1) breakfast for two at Miramonte Resort; one (1) half day driving instruction and hot lap package for one person at BMW Performance Center West, Thermal, CA. Travel and additional accommodations are the responsibility of the winner. The contest is administered by and prizes awarded by A Girls Guide to Cars, which assumes no liability for the administration of this contest. Miramonte Indian Wells Resort, BMW Performance Center, Visit Greater Palm Springs Area, and all other event partners assume no responsibility or liability for the administration of this contest. A total of 1 grand prize will be awarded.
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