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2 Day BMW M School and Driving Tour

February 25, 2016 - February 28, 2016


Ein 100 Jahre Rennsport Abenteuer – 2016
A 100 Year Motor Sport Adventure – Celebrating BMW 1916 to 2016

In celebration of BMW’s 100 year anniversary, GGC is hosting a 4 day driving extravaganza that mixes a California back roads dream with BMW’s own Performance Driving experience in Thermal, CA.  The first two days of this event will include a spectacular drive along hidden back roads with other club members, departing from the San Francisco Bay Area.  Then enjoy two days of speed and fun driving the latest M cars at BMW’s Performance Driving School in Thermal, California.

About the Driving Tour: 
Similar to a Route 66 adventure, avoiding the interstate, we’ll comfortably caravan from Hollister to Thermal, CA with an overnight stop in Santa Barbara.   Each day’s drive will be approximately 6 hours with stops for photos, breaks, fuel and lunch.  Participants are individually responsible for lodging reservations and costs, as well as meal costs and any other expenses.  The host hotel for the tour is the Fess Parker Double Tree in Santa Barbara, CA for the evening of February 25.  Room fees range from$189 to $269 per night and we recommend booking early for this prime beach side location.   Call (800) 879-2929 to reserve a room.  This tour will limited to 20 cars, first come, first served.


When: Depart Thursday, February 25.  Arrive in Thermal on Friday, February 26.

If you want to attend the M School but can’t spare the drive time down and back, you may arrange other travels plans to meet the group in Thermal for the weekend.  Alternatively, you are welcome to attend only the drive and not the M-school.

About the BMW Performance Center 2-Day M School : 
This is a first-class, superlative, all-inclusive driving course, with all the new M Cars provided by BMW and instruction from some of the best drivers in the business.   Also included are 2 nights lodging at upscale and old school La Quinta Resort, all meals, and transportation to and from La Quinta to the BMW Performance Center.  Separate registration directly with BMW is required.  The school is limited to 15 drivers, first come, first served.


When: Saturday and Sunday, February 27-28 at the BMW Performance Driving Center, Thermal, CA.

2 Day M School Cost :   $3395 – This is a 15% discount for BMW CCA members.   This cost is all-inclusive – 2 Day M School, 2 nights lodging, all meals, and transportation to and from the track.   Registration is first come, first served.  To reserve your spot in the school, call Renee Granados at (888) 345-4269 – your BMW CCA member number is required to receive the 15% discount.

Please RSVP for the tour and the M School by emailing Dave Ohst. Tour RSVP closes 2 weeks prior to the event.




February 25, 2016
February 28, 2016
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