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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
> Fletch,
> 	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?
> TIA,
> Zafer
> Zafer,
> 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?
> Fletch
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  Sounds great!  If my deal for an 87 5ktq goes through on Friday I'll
makes sure I'm there.