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      11-10-2011, 06:01 AM   #67
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Got the call today from BMW Aust with the usual welcome BS and confirmation of contact details bla bla bla...

THEN was told, I will be getting a call from BMW Aust in the next 3 months to be given a voucher for the BMW M Dynamic Driver Training..
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      11-10-2011, 06:09 AM   #68
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Very cool!... they are around $750, so hope you get a big voucher
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      11-10-2011, 06:17 AM   #69
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Very cool!... they are around $750, so hope you get a big voucher
Lets hope....The rep informed me as I had purchased a M car, it was complimentary..
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Lets hope....The rep informed me as I had purchased a M car, it was complimentary..
I'd definitely recommend it, especially if there are some skid pan sessions as well as the track. The skid pan is invaluable in teaching you the limits of your car, how far you can push it and what to do when you lose it.

I actually think that I prefer skid pan days to track days at the moment.
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      11-10-2011, 05:39 PM   #71
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Lets hope....The rep informed me as I had purchased a M car, it was complimentary..
do you get to bring a plus one?!?!
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      11-10-2011, 05:40 PM   #72
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Very cool!... they are around $750, so hope you get a big voucher
the regular training is around $750 (which includes driving the M3) but the M dynamic one is up around $2k...
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      11-10-2011, 05:43 PM   #73
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do you get to bring a plus one?!?!
If I do. it will be the misses... brownie points..
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      11-10-2011, 05:44 PM   #74
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the regular training is around $750 (which includes driving the M3) but the M dynamic one is up around $2k...
Not sure which course they will be handing out to the 1M owners..

Gazza... Have you got yours yet mate?
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If I do. it will be the misses... brownie points..
lol she won't appreciate it! I will trade for her spot with some pampering day spa experience manicure facial haircut thing which I'm sure she would enjoy a lot more
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      11-10-2011, 05:53 PM   #76
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lol she won't appreciate it! I will trade for her spot with some pampering day spa experience manicure facial haircut thing which I'm sure she would enjoy a lot more
lol..you can negotiate with her..

And she gets plenty of pampering with day spa's etc as it is, I can assure you.
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      11-10-2011, 06:29 PM   #77
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lol..you can negotiate with her..

And she gets plenty of pampering with day spa's etc as it is, I can assure you.
With my M3, I got 1 pass free and the second one at ~50% off. Though the second pass may have been discounted as it was another benefit of the EPP, can't recall.
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      11-10-2011, 07:01 PM   #78
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Not sure which course they will be handing out to the 1M owners..

Gazza... Have you got yours yet mate?
Zuzu, see letter from BMW that I got earlier this year. It's the BMW Intensive course not the M Dynamic course:


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Congratulations on the purchase of your 1 Series M Coupe in May 2011. As part of the purchase you have also received a complimentary BMW Intensive Driver Training Course valued at $1395 .

The Intensive programme is designed to provide an exciting introduction to performance driving. This one day course simulates situations that may be encountered at touring speeds, including ideal cornering lines, advanced braking techniques and advanced slaloms.

BMW Driver Training Instructors will encourage participants to sharpen their reflexes and improve their reaction times through a variety of exercises on our slalom course and wet skid pan.

On the day you will drive the latest BMW 1 series models, BMW 3 Series Sedans and the high-performance BMW M3, before finishing with an exhilarating hot lap in a BMW M3 driven by an instructor.

After completion of the BMW Intensive Driver Training Course, you can then take your skills to another level with our high- performance M Dynamic Driver Training Course which has been designed to test your ability to the fullest.

Below are the remaining dates available for 2011.

Victoria- Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

Wednesday 24th August
Sunday 28th August
Thursday 22nd September
Wednesday 7th December

Western Australia- Barbagello Raceway

Monday 31st October
Tuesday 1st November

If you would like to redeem your voucher for one of the above dates and have the Ultimate Driving Experience, please contact BMW Driver Training on 1800 000 269 or via email. Be quick, as there are limited places available.

Your sincerely,

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      11-10-2011, 10:14 PM   #79
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Zuzu, see letter from BMW that I got earlier this year. It's the BMW Intensive course not the M Dynamic course:


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Congratulations on the purchase of your 1 Series M Coupe in May 2011. As part of the purchase you have also received a complimentary BMW Intensive Driver Training Course valued at $1395 .

The Intensive programme is designed to provide an exciting introduction to performance driving. This one day course simulates situations that may be encountered at touring speeds, including ideal cornering lines, advanced braking techniques and advanced slaloms.

BMW Driver Training Instructors will encourage participants to sharpen their reflexes and improve their reaction times through a variety of exercises on our slalom course and wet skid pan.

On the day you will drive the latest BMW 1 series models, BMW 3 Series Sedans and the high-performance BMW M3, before finishing with an exhilarating hot lap in a BMW M3 driven by an instructor.

After completion of the BMW Intensive Driver Training Course, you can then take your skills to another level with our high- performance M Dynamic Driver Training Course which has been designed to test your ability to the fullest.

Below are the remaining dates available for 2011.

Victoria- Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

Wednesday 24th August
Sunday 28th August
Thursday 22nd September
Wednesday 7th December

Western Australia- Barbagello Raceway

Monday 31st October
Tuesday 1st November

If you would like to redeem your voucher for one of the above dates and have the Ultimate Driving Experience, please contact BMW Driver Training on 1800 000 269 or via email. Be quick, as there are limited places available.

Your sincerely,

BMW Driver Training Coordinator
Thanks for that..makes more sense now..
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Not sure which course they will be handing out to the 1M owners..

Gazza... Have you got yours yet mate?
Hi Joe,

Didn't get a letter but when I contacted BMW Aus' they had me in their system as a qualifier. They said that they normally leave it for 6 months or so before they send out the letter. You do get your choice of track. Mine's Phillip Island which is booked out for this year so I will be early next year. By that time I should have some confidence back after my recent track adventure. I wonder if they let you drive with traction fully off? I doubt it.
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I wonder if they let you drive with traction fully off? I doubt it.
on an MDM driver training course you get M mode for the track and traction fully off for the skidpan!

edit: just saw NPVpostive's post about the course being the BMW Intensive one and not MDM... i've done the BMW Intensive one, albeit shortened version and it was fun the first time but I wouldn't do it again... unless it was free then sure why not!
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on an MDM driver training course you get M mode for the track and traction fully off for the skidpan!
That makes sense. I wouldn't be letting cars out on the track with traction off to people like me.

Me + traction off + racetrack = the day ending in tears.
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      11-11-2011, 02:37 AM   #83
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That makes sense. I wouldn't be letting cars out on the track with traction off to people like me.

Me + traction off + racetrack = the day ending in tears.
I wouldnt be much better mate. It's been a very very long time since I have been on a racetrack.

It would do me a world of good.
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Congratulations mate on the new ride....... Ive seen the same car in person at the Paramatta dealership as the sales person gave me a private tour through there new car storage area... BIG FAT FLARED out guards FAT wide wheels... VERY VERY nice!!!

once again well done mate.
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Congratulations mate on the new ride....... Ive seen the same car in person at the Paramatta dealership as the sales person gave me a private tour through there new car storage area... BIG FAT FLARED out guards FAT wide wheels... VERY VERY nice!!!

once again well done mate.
Thanks mate. And WELCOME to the forum.
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i was told from head orifice that i didn't qualify, but i am still hoping i will get something in the mail, would be good to do a track day together, not racing, just thrashing the ass out of the things, its alot of fun, especially in a group of equally fast cars
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I felt the benefits of the BMW driver training (intensive course) were:
(a) Comparing each class eg E82 125i, E90 323i, E90 M3
(b) Sharing with a fellow enthusiast ie driver a passenger per vehicle
(c) Venue eg beautiful Phillip Island rather than any common circuit

It allowed me to explore the limits in a controlled environment before subjecting my own vehicles to extreme treatment, and was personally more satisfying than other track days or driver training events.
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i was told from head orifice that i didn't qualify, but i am still hoping i will get something in the mail, would be good to do a track day together, not racing, just thrashing the ass out of the things, its alot of fun, especially in a group of equally fast cars
I can't see BMW head office offering to some and not others.. It would have to be all or none.

Hopefully we will get the voucher in the same time frame and organise Phillip Island as a group for the Sydney 1M guys..
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