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Hi gang,

Clubsmartcar are putting together a smart track day for driver training up here on August 2nd this summer. Once we have the track day nailed down, we will also be putting together a Show and Shine nearby at the same time.

Here is an excerpt from my communications with the professional driving school:

"We are currently in the construction phase of our new purpose built driver training facility at the Pitt Meadows Airport. This facility will be about 500' x 1000' in size and will be runway quality asphalt. We are about 3 - 4 weeks from being done the first phase, which will be 250' x 1000', and we should have the second half done for your program time frame. As you know,we are currently using the runway for driver training (75' x 1200'), so our new facility will be substantially bigger, even after the first phase. The facility is between the two parallel runways that run East West, directly South of the runway that you used in the Spring. We have a website at bcdrivingcentre.com that you can look at...
...We can do a program for up to 24 people for you which would run from 08:30 - 16:00 or so, which would include handbooks for all participants for $3250. This program would have 4 - 5 Driving Unlimited instructors and would qualify each of the participants for a 10% discount on their collision portion of their insurance for 5 years if they are insured with Canadian Direct Insurance. We would do a variety of training exercises including vision slalom, braking, collision avoidance, lane change etc..."

We need 24 participants to make this approximately CAD$140 each. At the moment, we have a dozen. It would be great to have a few more of our Southern neighbours join us for this event!

Cheers,

Gent (Ian)
 

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Thanks jwight - it looks good for us at this stage. We are going to start planning a side event now for those not interested in the track. Tailgate party/ show n shine - should be fun!
 

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I hope Canadians will be invited to yours? ;)

Before the 451, several of us use to drive down to the Seattle section Mercedes events. The 450 model cars were always a big hit.
 

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I hope Canadians will be invited to yours? ;)

Before the 451, several of us use to drive down to the Seattle section Mercedes events. The 450 model cars were always a big hit.
Hey who loes you babe!

Of course you will be invited to all our events.
I think we should call the Northwest club the Marmots Americana.

Bob
 

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Now also with a Show and Shine!

Hey gang,

In conjunction with the professional driving event being held on August 2nd in Pitt Meadows, we will be having the third smart ForTwo Pacific Northwest Show and Shine!

This will be held in the adjacent parking lot to the track activities so that those of you that are keener on keeping your tire tread can watch those of us more excited by lateral-g forces.


This one will be a potluck affair, so in addition to siging up, I'd like our participants to indicate what they can bring to add to the event.

For your reference :
The First CsC Car Show
The Second CsC Car Show

If you want to have professional instruction to help you learn the limits of your driving and your car in a controlled environment , we still have two spots left!
 

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Full!

Thanks to everyone for their interest but barring any cancellations, the track event is now full.

There is still the Show and Shine event for anyone who would like to come down and hang out! BBQ, potluck, watch the track event and chat. Two of the big Canadian smart vendors will be in attendance - smartieparts and Flying Tiger Development and they are both guys worth chatting with.

Let us know if you are coming down
 
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