Bimmers Across the Border XVI - New weekend dates!
Registration closed July 26, 2014 11:59 PM on July 26, 2014 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends July 26, 2014 11:59 PM on July 26, 2014 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens February 13, 2014 12:00 AM on February 13, 2014 12:00 AM EST Registration runs from February 13, 2014 12:00 AM to July 26, 2014 11:59 PM
New Event Date!
Set your calendars for the Ultimate Family Vacation – the 16th Annual Boston Chapter Bimmers Across the Border XVI - Driving School at the incredible LeCircuit Mont Tremblant and Tremblant Resort.
The setting is the European-style resort village Mont Tremblant nestled in the splendor of the Laurentian Mountains; Mont Tremblant is located just 90 miles northwest of Montréal.
This is the perfect vacation getaway for the entire family. The driving enthusiasts’ have the world class racetrack and everyone else has a world class resort all within a radius of only 2 miles! Come early, stay late, and bring your friends… you can easily spend a week without getting bored. The area features fine restaurants, shopping, and over 100 miles of protected trails for biking, skateboarding, and rollerblading. There are two great golf courses, an aquatics center and spa, and a beautiful lake with a large beach. There are activities for the entire family.
The Track - This village is only 10 minutes away from the world class Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Built in 1964 in the shadow of the majestic Mont-Tremblant, the picturesque and twisty 15-corner 2.65-mile track was completely rebuilt and upgraded in 2001. It is two meters wider all around with extensive runoff areas everywhere. Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant has been upgraded to meet FIA vintage Formula racing safety standards. If you loved the track before, you won't believe it now!
Situated in one of the most gorgeous settings in the world for a race track, the layout is a classic, as it combines the natural topography of the site with elevation changes from the start/finish line, to corner 8 and back again. The track is bordered by Lake Moore and Devil River (La Diable).
Vacations at a discount.
One of the sweet aspects of this event is the opportunity to take family and friends along for a value-priced vacation. Your hosts have negotiated unbelievable values on hotel accommodations right in the heart of the village available on a first come first served basis. Our special rates apply to the week before and the week after the event, so don’t delay and book you reservation early – space is limited! Log on to www.boston-bmwcca.org for full details about this event. Hotel rooms start at CAD$TBD and two-bedroom condos from CAD$TBD. For reservations call 866-253-0093 and reference Group# TBD “BMW Club Boston Chapter”.
This event is available to all students who have previous experience of at least 10 days driving at High Performance Driving Schools.
What is a Driving School?
The purpose of a driving school is quite simple: to improve your driving skills. We will emphasize the relationship of driver and machine, making them function in unison and giving you, as a student, the opportunity to learn your limitations and expand your capabilities, thus creating safe driving skills and habits in a controlled situation.
We conduct the school on a racetrack under the close supervision of experienced and trained instructors. You will learn how to handle and control your vehicle at speeds not normally attained on public roads. This will help to prepare you for emergencies in normal driving. It will also allow you to explore your capabilities as a driver and those of your vehicle.
At no time will you be pushed or encouraged to go any faster than is comfortable for you. All participants will be organized into run groups in accordance with experience, skill, and type of vehicle.
What you learn on the track depends on your driving skill. Beginners are taught driving style (smoothness, consistency, the ability to read the track), more experienced participants continue to work on consistency, while developing new skills such as trail braking, and threshold braking. Every time you are on the track, you will have an experienced instructor in the passenger seat.
For the most experienced drivers, you can be “signed off” and drive solo when you have proven to your instructor and the Chief Instructor that you understand the basics of high speed driving, you can consistently drive the correct line, and you show proper etiquette on track. Maturity, good judgment, skill and significant experience will lead to being signed off for solo driving. Even if you are a solo student, you are still highly encouraged to learn new skills from your instructor. In fact, National BMW Club rules require an instructor be in-car for at least part of the event for all students.
Your day is divided between driving on the track, classroom sessions, or free time. Yes, this is a school, and there is mandatory classroom time. All participants are required to attend classroom sessions to learn vehicle dynamics and driving techniques. Failure to attend will result in loss of driving privileges.
These sessions will continue throughout the day to help you understand the fine art of high speed driving. In the classroom, you learn high speed driving theory. You learn everything from 'why low-profile tires are better', to what is the difference between an early and late apex. Car physics, such as what is really happening when I brake or why my car understeers or oversteers is also discussed. Each classroom normally has a question and answer session.
What is a Driving School NOT?
Though you are on a racetrack, with 20-30 other drivers of similar driving skills, it is not a race. Passing in corners is not allowed, and you are not expected to shift at redline, or go screaming through each corner with the tires squealing.
Safety of the event is of the utmost importance. Driver conduct will be diligently monitored throughout the day by the staff, instructors, and corner workers. Infractions of the rules will not be tolerated, and will likely result in dismissal from the school.
This is a three day event. You may register for Friday alone, Saturday and Sunday as a pair, or for all three days. Saturday and Sunday are not available as standalone days. You must provide information on your experience at the time of registration.
The student registration fees for this event are as follows:
|Application Date||BMW CCA Member - Friday Only||BMW CCA Member - Saturday and Sunday||BMW CCA Member - All 3 Days||Non-Member|
|Through June 4, 2014||$260||$575||$675||$350 per day regardless of registration date|
|June 5 - July 18, 2014||$275||$625||$750|
|July 19 - registration close||$295||$650||$775
You don’t need to own a BMW to be part of the club and participate in our Driving Events! We offer a huge variety of events to our community all across the country, making club membership a rewarding and worthwhile experience. Annual membership costs $48 and includes a subscription to the fantatic BMW CCA magazine, Roundel.
If you are not a member you can apply at the link below and then return to this page and enter your new membership number. The BMW CCA website will provide your membership number immediately with your enrollment.
For questions regarding registration or Driving Schools in general, please email the registrar using the "Contact Host" button on the right side of this page.