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Old 01-01-2012, 08:19 PM
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Is anyone going out to the Audi Driving Experience meet out in Nakoda Lodge in Feb/March. I booked a slot for March 3rd AM to have some fun! Should be a blast!
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i was looking at it
whats the cost?
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:31 PM
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I think it was $430 plus tax. I am in with a friend for $808 tax in for 3.5 hours plus lunch.
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I'm coming down on March 2nd for it. Have an afternoon slot so drive down in the morning, do that and then drive home. Should be interesting and fun!
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Would love to go, but will probably have to be @ work...

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$430 per driver or $385 per person for groups of 2 or more. Choose a morning or afternoon session which includes in-class instruction, pro driver in-car training, gourmet lunch and refreshments.

For more information or assistance in making your reservation for the 2012 Audi driving experience: winter edition, please call 1-855-AUDI ADE (283-4233).
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Three of us won spots in this last night on twitter from Glenmore audi!

I can't wait!
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You will have fun, and you will learn a lot about skid control. But, if it is anything like the one we did in Vancouver, on a wet not snowy track, also be ready to get a bit frustrated. We spent less than 10 minutes of actual driving in total. How long does it take to get into and out of an over-steer or under-steer situation? 10 seconds maybe, and you do it maybe a dozen times. The car will not get beyond second gear, if it is like the one we did in Vancouver.

None-the-less, it is a worth while learning experience, and kind of cool to drive a new S4 or A6 sideways, even if it is only for a few seconds.

Good luck!
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Was out there today and had an amazing time.

15 S4's, 30 people which gave everyone lots of time in vehicles.
I would suggest taking a camera(gopro if you have access to one).
They let me suction cup mine to any part of the car(inside or out).
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Originally Posted by DrTofu View Post
Was out there today and had an amazing time.

15 S4's, 30 people which gave everyone lots of time in vehicles.
I would suggest taking a camera(gopro if you have access to one).
They let me suction cup mine to any part of the car(inside or out).
Awesome! Can you post some more details on the day for us please
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I was in the afternoon session so when you show up it's registration and lunch time. You also get to meet and mingle with some of the instructors.

After lunch was a quick 15minute into to the courses and what they want you to take away from the day.

You're then broken out into 3 groups based on the colour of car on your registration ID they give you.

Each group then starts at a different exercises and you rotate to the other ones through out the day.

The three courses they have a power circles, a slalom course and then a road(ice) course.

The group I was in started on the power circles and then moved to the slalom course and finish on the road course which I am very lucky as the first two really helped get to know the car better and have more confidence when driving on sheer ice around a road circuit

It worked out so that there were 2 people per car and you would just alternate at each course until they told you to stop and move on.
I figured I got close to 1.5 hours of actual driving, but riding shotgun also helped and gives you a different perspective and allows you to see what other people are doing.

All the cars had radios in them and the instructors were providing feed back as you were completing each exercise.


At the very end they take 3 of the pro drivers and everyone gets one hotlap around the road course as a passenger. Here is mine.

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