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Re: Quattro Club USA/Driving Schools

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Date: Mon, 13 Feb 1995 13:47:32 +0500
From: zm@mhcnet.att.com (Zafer Mehmood  [209])
Reply-To: quattro@swiss.ans.net
Subject: Re: Quattro Club USA/Driving Schools
To: quattro@swiss.ans.net

	Can you elaborate a little about the Watkins Glen event? You
mentioned instruction. What kind of instruction is given? Who are the
instructors and will there be any one-on-one time with the instructor(s)?
Does the car need to be specially prepared for the event other than pass
a basic safety inspection?



There is almost nothing but one on one instruction.  As a matter of fact 
nobody is allowed to solo on the track without being signed off by an 
instructor.  Last year I had about 6 total hours of class room instruction, 
and there was approx. 3.5 total hours of on track time.  The driving 
instructors for last year were all from the QCUSA, but if I do a joint venture 
with the BMW club, there will be quite a mix.  Instruction starts with basic 
vehicle dybamics, proper driving position, stopping techniques,  turning 
exercises, and basic track driving & ettiquette.  

As for the car, no special eqpt. is needed, although sometimes it is desired. 
 Each car MUST pass the safety inspection.  New brake pads all around are 
recommended, as is a brake system flush.  Tires must be of legal tread, unless 
they are racing slicks.  The QCUSA provides helmets.  
There will be a detailed packet sent out by headquarters in the near future.

Any more Questions?

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