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A buddy and I bought ‘vettes in December and decided to attend SM in March, but the first opening was for the 6/25-26 Corvette Owner’s Class. I want to echo the overwhelming positive reviews and popularity of the Ron Fellows operation at Pahrump. The facilities and overall "process" are first class and finely tuned. gas stoichiometry problems While such efficiency could easily be turned into a "mass production" cookie cutter operation, the folks involved enjoy their work and are very helpful and friendly.

The classroom building is adjacent to the track/demo area and the classroom itself equipped with a track map on a full width white board and large flat screen monitors for video presentations. 20 owners attended, which was an efficient size. The class was divided into two rotating groups, where part of the class was doing classroom work while the other half did a nanny demo or track time, with the assignments rotating through the curriculum.

• I have spent most of my adult life receiving and providing education and training at varying levels of college and the aviation industry, and am very focused on training quality and effectiveness. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the curriculum and instructors at Spring Mountain, and place them on the short list of the best training I have received from both learning and retention points of view. Key concepts are discussed and reinforced visually, verbally and on the track, improving the likelihood that information will be retained after completing the class. The class is run with military precision with minimum dead time, and each task (classroom, demonstration and track time) is run ON TIME, with adequate time allocated for Q&A. electricity of the heart It’s fast paced but relaxed if that makes sense.

• SM deserves high praise for their instructor staff. I can attest that finding individuals who are technically competent and have the DESIRE, ABILITY and PERSONALITY to instruct is a high bar, and the seven instructors assigned to our class were top notch in all respects. Importantly, they stuck to the curriculum like industrial strength Velcro, which improves student learning and retention by minimizing confusing inputs from various instructors.

• Yes, it was HOT… driving to Pahrump, the temp showed 115 degrees, and the daily high temps were well above the century mark. (As a hot weather incentive, Spring Mountain offered an additional night in their condo, a buffet dinner on the first night and an SD card for recording track time.) SM works around the heat by starting at 0700 and concluding at 1500, just as the heat is peaking. gas ninjas They provide stylish Corvette blue water bottles that FIT the cup holder, as well as beverages, cold water, Gatorade type concentrate to add to the water and snacks to keep energy level up if desired, and they regularly remind students to remain hydrated. The actual amount of time spent soaking in the sun is minimized, as most of the time is spent either in the classroom or in the car with the windows rolled up and the A/C blowing full blast. All that said, with 10-15% humidity, " It is a DRY heat", and owners from the east and south observed that it is far less oppressive than a 90 degree day in Chicago, New York or Houston.

When I attended, there were just 2 Z06 cars in my driving class. electricity 1 7 pdf In both of our cases, we had fun but were worn out (tired) by the end of the course. I’ve owned 4 Vettes, with the C7 Z06 being my first super charged model. Based on my observations and discussions with other drivers, the owners of the naturally aspirated Corvettes had a bit more fun as they could push their cars hard and seldom get into trouble. The Z06 and I’m sure the new ZR1 have enough excess torque and horsepower to readily break the back end of the car loose and thereby increasing your "pucker factor" significantly without you really trying. The course did indeed teach me the boundaries of the car and how to manage the throttle and braking to keep the car pointed in the right direction when pushed hard.

I am grateful for the course and education to learn this with these very good instructors. My take away is that the Z06 really needs a well trained driver to take advantage of the additional power. I recommend any Corvette owner taking the school but feel like it’s almost mandatory for Z06 and ZR1 owners. gas nozzle icon Be prepared to be really tired by the end of the second day as these guys push you to safely test the boundaries of your car and yourself.

When I attended, there were just 2 Z06 cars in my driving class. In both of our cases, we had fun but were worn out (tired) by the end of the course. I’ve owned 4 Vettes, with the C7 Z06 being my first super charged model. gas prices going up june 2016 Based on my observations and discussions with other drivers, the owners of the naturally aspirated Corvettes had a bit more fun as they could push their cars hard and seldom get into trouble. The Z06 and I’m sure the new ZR1 have enough excess torque and horsepower to readily break the back end of the car loose and thereby increasing your "pucker factor" significantly without you really trying. ag gaston birmingham 120 The course did indeed teach me the boundaries of the car and how to manage the throttle and braking to keep the car pointed in the right direction when pushed hard.

I am grateful for the course and education to learn this with these very good instructors. My take away is that the Z06 really needs a well trained driver to take advantage of the additional power. I recommend any Corvette owner taking the school but feel like it’s almost mandatory for Z06 and ZR1 owners. Be prepared to be really tired by the end of the second day as these guys push you to safely test the boundaries of your car and yourself.Interesting. If you could buy again would you still buy a Z06, or go for a Grand Sport? In my case with the Stingray, I can drive it hard and not be too concerned about controlling it. I was thinking about buying a Z06 sometime in the near future after the C8 mid engine is released. The reason waiting on that is to be sure the mid engine is something I probably won’t want, but want to be sure. My son has a Z06 and he left it with me several weeks while he was on a job overseas. I put about 2,000 miles on it and just loved that extra 190 HP and the feel of the torque. I didn’t get the impression that it may be too much to handle as long as you were reasonably careful in the turns and corners. mp electricity bill payment paschim kshetra When entering expressways and passing other cars on the highway I would put it to the floor and never felt like it was going to go sideways on me. Maybe I didn’t push it enough. What are your thoughts? I know after driving his Z06 and going back to my Stingray it was sort of a let down with "just" the 460 HP.