: 10% OFF to FORUM! Bondurant School of High Performance Driving!



BondurantHPD
02-28-08, 04:30 PM
Just signed up on the forum, working on becoming a supporting member and wanted to offer everyone:

10% OFF to Forum Members at Bondurant! Come do a High Performance Driving course in one of our CTS's!
Look forward to getting to know everyone!

Dan

Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
Firebird Raceway
Chandler, AZ
www.bondurant.com
800-842-7223

CadillacGurl
02-28-08, 05:12 PM
Welcome to the forum!

dkozloski
02-28-08, 05:19 PM
Now we've got some class around here.

BondurantHPD
02-28-08, 05:47 PM
Now we've got some class around here.

Thank you for the nice posts!!!!

Dan

Lord Cadillac
02-28-08, 06:25 PM
Indeed, Bondurant and I are discussing Vendorship. :)

Cadillacboy
02-28-08, 07:18 PM
Welcome to the forums ! :)

BondurantHPD
02-28-08, 07:29 PM
Indeed, Bondurant and I are discussing Vendorship. :)


What is that video clip of on your signature? I'm a really good movie guy usually and I can't place it.... :)

caddydaddy
02-28-08, 11:37 PM
What is that video clip of on your signature? I'm a really good movie guy usually and I can't place it.... :)

"The Day After" Click the video in his signature twice, and it will go to the bigger version on YouTube.

And welcome to the forum! I'd love to attend one of your courses! :D

Stoneage_Caddy
02-28-08, 11:40 PM
always dreamed of going to bondurant ....no closer to that then i was when i was 16 ...

and right now its more important for me to find a decent motorcycle school .....

xshrpshtr
02-29-08, 02:33 AM
I took your driving course in shifter carts back in '01. Quite a place. At that time there was around 200 orange mustangs there. I HIGHLY recommend thier driving course. Before you laugh at the cart driving school...they hold the track record there and would eat a V alive. I had mine airborne in the chicaine. The only thing that sucked was I had to keep pulling over to wait for a break in the traffic so I could let 'er out without running the other drivers over.
I had raced super outlaw carts on dirt before going there so I was very familiar with the vehicle. I raced as hard as I could and thought I was blasting it. Then the instructor takes you around in the van and shows you how to count your shifts up and down, etc... then I realised I knew nothing. After that course I cut a massive amount of time off my laps. Like night and day after you get pointers from professionals. Well worth the trouble and cost if you want to actually KNOW what you are doing behind the wheel.

Murphyg
02-29-08, 04:21 AM
So how old are you my friend ?
You seemed to miss that in your profile.

BondurantHPD
02-29-08, 06:44 PM
I took your driving course in shifter carts back in '01. Quite a place. At that time there was around 200 orange mustangs there. I HIGHLY recommend thier driving course. Before you laugh at the cart driving school...they hold the track record there and would eat a V alive. I had mine airborne in the chicaine. The only thing that sucked was I had to keep pulling over to wait for a break in the traffic so I could let 'er out without running the other drivers over.
I had raced super outlaw carts on dirt before going there so I was very familiar with the vehicle. I raced as hard as I could and thought I was blasting it. Then the instructor takes you around in the van and shows you how to count your shifts up and down, etc... then I realised I knew nothing. After that course I cut a massive amount of time off my laps. Like night and day after you get pointers from professionals. Well worth the trouble and cost if you want to actually KNOW what you are doing behind the wheel.

Wow! We really aren't paying him to say this. :)

What a great post, thanks for the nice words, we really appreciate it. Those Karts are really amazing, nothing like what you think of when you think Go Kart. Its the Enzo Ferarri to the Hyundai rental car. 0-100 MPH in 6 seconds! I hear that most of the F1 drivers actually train in Karts because they are the closest thing to driving an F1 car.

BondurantHPD
02-29-08, 06:47 PM
So how old are you my friend ?
You seemed to miss that in your profile.

Well, was trying to create the profile for the School, not me. If you're curious, me personally, I'm 31.

Dan

dkozloski
02-29-08, 07:12 PM
Wow! We really aren't paying him to say this. :)

What a great post, thanks for the nice words, we really appreciate it. Those Karts are really amazing, nothing like what you think of when you think Go Kart. Its the Enzo Ferarri to the Hyundai rental car. 0-100 MPH in 6 seconds! I hear that most of the F1 drivers actually train in Karts because they are the closest thing to driving an F1 car.
Right after WWII formula cars in Europe were hard to come by so as an interim measure a 500cc formula was adopted that was designed around 500cc motorcycle engines. Somebody built a car around a 500cc J.A.P. speedway bike engine and asked Juan Fangio to try it out for him. He looked it over, grumbled something derogatory about it, climbed in it ,and took off. The first corner he came to he was off the track and upside down. He crawled out of it and came back shaking his head and saying, "Damn, that thing goes".

eldorado99
02-29-08, 07:22 PM
Welcome! I really hope to pay a visit to your school someday. That is something I've always wanted to do.

xshrpshtr
02-29-08, 07:25 PM
the super outlaw carts I raced were 500cc 100hp 2 stroke motor in a 450 lb car wet with you in it. Chain drive torque. To this day it is the only vehicle I have ever raced that scared me. I had an all glass scout with an NOS 427 injected that never scared me. That little cart would've left it sitting there. 0 to 100 in 6 seconds? The carts at Bondurant are 80 or 125's. The one I raced was a 500cc. I'll bet it could hit 100 and stop in 6 seconds. Maybe less. No joke.

Murphyg
03-01-08, 07:34 PM
Well, was trying to create the profile for the School, not me. If you're curious, me personally, I'm 31.

Dan

I think it makes a difference. Im sure Im not the only one who would be more inclined to pay attention to a promotion of something by someone who is 31 other than say.......18.

Not saying an 18 year old wouldnt know anything about it. Just that a lot of people look at experience coming with age.

Thanx for the reply.

BondurantHPD
03-03-08, 01:28 PM
I think it makes a difference. Im sure Im not the only one who would be more inclined to pay attention to a promotion of something by someone who is 31 other than say.......18.

Not saying an 18 year old wouldnt know anything about it. Just that a lot of people look at experience coming with age.

Thanx for the reply.

I hear you. :)

Well, we're official now! Official supporting Vendors of the Forum!

Look forward to seeing some of you out at the School soon. Any questions feel free to message me or post.

Hope everyone is having a great Monday!

Dan

BondurantHPD
04-28-08, 08:40 PM
Just signed up on the forum, working on becoming a supporting member and wanted to offer everyone:

10% OFF to Forum Members at Bondurant! Come do a High Performance Driving course in one of our CTS's!
Look forward to getting to know everyone!

Dan

Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
Firebird Raceway
Chandler, AZ
www.bondurant.com
800-842-7223

***Valid for new bookings only, must mention at time of booking, not combinable with other special offers***

JimmyH
04-29-08, 05:29 PM
I wish you had posted this when my sister still lived in AZ. I could have made a dual-purpose trip.

BondurantHPD
04-29-08, 06:02 PM
I wish you had posted this when my sister still lived in AZ. I could have made a dual-purpose trip.

We just missed you then. Sorry about that.

Keep in touch!

Dan

MauiV
04-30-08, 10:48 PM
The V specialist salesman at one of my local dealers mentioned that a V driving school was going to be going on this summer at Road Atlanta. He couldnt remember the name off the top of his head but your school is the only one I could think of.

So is it going to be you guys? I may have to make the trip.

BondurantHPD
05-01-08, 01:15 PM
The V specialist salesman at one of my local dealers mentioned that a V driving school was going to be going on this summer at Road Atlanta. He couldnt remember the name off the top of his head but your school is the only one I could think of.

So is it going to be you guys? I may have to make the trip.

We use the V is our High Performance Driving courses, but we don't travel with the school to other tracks. We have a purpose built 60 acre facility here in Phx, AZ.

Dan

BondurantHPD
07-18-08, 07:46 PM
Also, we have a Performance Driving Experience coming up August 2nd for only $500 if you want to get out here before December 6th!

http://www.bondurant.com/courses/courses.php#pde

For questions on that one call Ron Hill at 480-403-7648. There's only a handful of spots left.

Dan

PS. FORUM MEMBERS GET 10% OFF ALL MULTI DAY COURSES(NEW BOOKINGS ONLY, MENTION AT BOOKING, NOT STACKABLE)


Just signed up on the forum, working on becoming a supporting member and wanted to offer everyone:

10% OFF to Forum Members at Bondurant! Come do a High Performance Driving course in one of our CTS's!
Look forward to getting to know everyone!

Dan

Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
Firebird Raceway
Chandler, AZ
www.bondurant.com
800-842-7223

BondurantHPD
08-07-08, 06:16 PM
Also, we have a Performance Driving Experience coming up for only $500 if you want to get out here before December 6th!

http://www.bondurant.com/courses/courses.php#pde

For questions on that one call Ron Hill at 480-403-7648. There's only a handful of spots left.

Dan

PS. FORUM MEMBERS GET 10% OFF ALL MULTI DAY COURSES(NEW BOOKINGS ONLY, MENTION AT BOOKING, NOT STACKABLE)

NEW SPECIALS:

SUMMER: ATTEND THROUGH SEP 30TH, 20% OFF MULTI DAY COURSES
FALL: ATTEND OCTOBER 1ST THROUGH DECEMBER 23RD BUY 1 GET 1 HALF OFF!!(MULTI DAY COURSES. SELECT COURSES, RESTRICTIONS APPLY).

If you have any questions of thoughts, would love to hear how we can get more involved with the Cadillac community.

AND, pass the word around to your Corvette friends:

www.bondurant.com/corvetteday08

$195! :D

Dan

BondurantHPD
08-25-08, 05:20 PM
I took your driving course in shifter carts back in '01. Quite a place. At that time there was around 200 orange mustangs there. I HIGHLY recommend thier driving course. Before you laugh at the cart driving school...they hold the track record there and would eat a V alive. I had mine airborne in the chicaine. The only thing that sucked was I had to keep pulling over to wait for a break in the traffic so I could let 'er out without running the other drivers over.
I had raced super outlaw carts on dirt before going there so I was very familiar with the vehicle. I raced as hard as I could and thought I was blasting it. Then the instructor takes you around in the van and shows you how to count your shifts up and down, etc... then I realised I knew nothing. After that course I cut a massive amount of time off my laps. Like night and day after you get pointers from professionals. Well worth the trouble and cost if you want to actually KNOW what you are doing behind the wheel.

UPDATE!!!

ZR1 Driving Program!!!


Who: Anyone that has purchased a ZR1 and has the original driving school certificate, compliments of GM, to attend a two-day driving course at Bondurant. The course will also be sold to the general public for those that are 18 and over, have a valid driver’s license, and can drive a manual transmission.

What: The custom-designed ZR1 course will allow drivers to learn valuable car control skills while they acquaint themselves with the entire Corvette lineup, using the base C6 with a Z51 suspension package, the Z06, and the new ZR1.

Why: GM desires that all ZR1 buyers are able to enjoy their new purchase and acquire skills to drive the car confidently and safely.

Where: Bondurant’s purpose built 60 acre training facility at Firebird International Raceway near Phoenix, Arizona.

When: The ZR1 Corvettes allocated to Bondurant will arrive in September; courses will begin shortly after arrival, probably in October. The 2-day course will typically be scheduled on a Thursday/Friday.

How: Driving exercises are designed for the student to walk away with a good understanding of vehicle dynamics and car control skills. Throughout the day, the drivers will have the opportunity to choose their vehicle for each drill.

Price: $3,395.00
Students per class: Initially 3
Student to Instructor Ratio: 3:1

Course Outline:


Day 1
8:00 – 8:30 Check in
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome, Introduction
9:00 – 9:30 On track Lead & Follow
9:30 – 10:00 Photo with ZR1
10:00 – 11:00 Maricopa Oval
11:00 – 12:00 Slalom, Ground School
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:00 Ground School
2:00 – 3:00 Skid Control Cars
3:00 – 4:00 Accident Avoidance Simulator
4:00 – 4:45 Heel & Toe Downshifting

Day 2
8:30 – 9:00 Ground School
9:00 – 10:00 Heel & Toe Downshifting
10:00 – 11:00 Maricopa Oval
11:00 – 12:00 Introduction to Track, Lead & Follow
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:00 Ground School
2:00 – 3:00 Timed Autocross
3:00 – 4:00 On track Lead & Follow with Ride & Drive
4:00 – 4:30 Graduation

Optional Vehicle Insurance: Insurance can be purchased for $75.00/day which limits the students liability to the first $6,000.00 per vehicle per incident. Without the insurance, the student would be liable for all damages.

Certificate redemption: With every new ZR1, GM will provide the buyer with a certificate to attend a 2-day driving school at no cost. Optional vehicle insurance, travel arrangements, etc are not included and are at the expense of the participant. The original certificate will need to be delivered to Bondurant prior to, or at, course check-in. The certificate is good only for the 2-day ZR1 course and can not be substituted for cash or credit towards another course. Non-ZR1 owners are eligble to attend the course by paying the advertised retail price of $3,395.00.