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Had the pleasure of being chosen by my GSM to attend the Certification Training in Pahrump, NV this week. I arrived at the Ranch about Noon Tuesday. Registration, lunch, then off to the first training session. Routine was training followed in less than an hour then off to the track.

Classes included every aspect of the C7 series and driving consisted of
Figure eights, slalom, skid pad- both dry and wet. Track sessions
consisted of Driving instructor in Cameros with 3-4 students following, 3-4 groups total. 34 students total. Used Cameros so that spotting the instructors car was easy.

There were about 70 C7's at the Ranch, we saw the SS in a class. Started up and revved the motor. No convertibles - they expect some in a week or so.

Also drove the 911 Carrera and Boxer on the track. No comparison between Porsche's and Corvettes.

This training session should be mandatory for all sales consultants but the cost is prohibitive. You cannot fully understand the capabilities of the C7 unless you drive this stock Vette on the track.

The final ride was Hot Ride. About 8 C7's were lined up and drivers were trainers with students as passenger. 2 laps at race speeds. I tried to take a video but was thrown around and hard to capture good video. You thought you did OK on track then as passenger you saw how much you have to learn. ImageUploadedByCorvette Stingray Forum1384578329.782900.jpg ImageUploadedByCorvette Stingray Forum1384578368.493916.jpg ImageUploadedByCorvette Stingray Forum1384578407.765882.jpg ImageUploadedByCorvette Stingray Forum1384578450.252914.jpg ImageUploadedByCorvette Stingray Forum1384578586.584828.jpg

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So, how many of you have gone through the Spring Mountain Driving School? Can you discuss cost? I really think I'd like to attend. There is a program on Velocity Network entitled "Corvette Nation" and one of the episodes was dedicated to this school. I'm interested in hearing feedback from my fellow forum members that have participated in this school. Sounds like a definite bucket item for me as it probably should be for any new C7 owner that wants to learn how to get every bit out of his or her machine.
 

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I was sent by my dealership. I understand cost to dealership in range of $2400 for 1 1/2 days plus transportation, car rental food etc. For the two of us that went I figure dealership cost was $6,000. Can't thank them enough for sending me.

Private individual is about same. I understand Spring Mountain should learn this month if they were successful in their bid to win contract for owners school for C7. I would call them and ask if they found out yet.
 

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Thank you for the feedback, edvossen. I'm still awaiting my C7. The school sounds like a blast as well as educational.
 

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I spoke to the school today and they expect to hear if they are getting the contract in mid February.


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