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      07-15-2019, 08:16 PM   #221
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What's up with the soapy car pictures? Do you get a free run through a foam cannon or something along the way?
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What's up with the soapy car pictures? Do you get a free run through a foam cannon or something along the way?
Those are all pics under the #Mtrackdays hash tag. Whoever tags their pic with that tag will get shown there, so a bunch of the pics(like the wash ones) are just from people tagging that hash tag to try and get more exposure, not necessarily part of Mtrack days
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I noticed that at least at COTA, they still had loads of availability. Guess at $500, it’s not worth it for many.
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Going on thursday, my first time doing M track days or any track for that matter.
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Those are all pics under the #Mtrackdays hash tag. Whoever tags their pic with that tag will get shown there, so a bunch of the pics(like the wash ones) are just from people tagging that hash tag to try and get more exposure, not necessarily part of Mtrack days
Ah, that makes sense. I didn't pay attention to the URL so was thinking it was a specific MTD instagram account.
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Any photo/videos from forum members?
Ill create my yearly photo summary soon...
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Below is a video of my partners run. M5 at Cota

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpOewhAnI9k
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Everyone check out P1et's thread: https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1635868
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BMW M Track Days @ COTA was amazing

I recently attended BMW M Track Days at COTA and let me tell you something, it was one of the best things I've done in a long time. A lot of people on here are complaining about the price, but I still think it is worth every penny. You are using more than $500 in gas and tires alone and you're not even using your own car. I took part in the 1/2 day afternoon session and wish I had signed up for the full-day. Getting to drive those M cars out on the track was a dream come true. This was my first time ever doing something like this and I recommend it to all those people out there who are on the fence about it. There are still lots of spots open at Autobahn in Chicago and I am surprised to say the least. To anyone who is near that market I suggest you sign up as soon as you can, whether you're a first-timer or a returning consumer. This experience will not disappoint.
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I recently attended BMW M Track Days at COTA and let me tell you something, it was one of the best things I've done in a long time. A lot of people on here are complaining about the price, but I still think it is worth every penny. You are using more than $500 in gas and tires alone and you're not even using your own car. I took part in the 1/2 day afternoon session and wish I had signed up for the full-day. Getting to drive those M cars out on the track was a dream come true. This was my first time ever doing something like this and I recommend it to all those people out there who are on the fence about it. There are still lots of spots open at Autobahn in Chicago and I am surprised to say the least. To anyone who is near that market I suggest you sign up as soon as you can, whether you're a first-timer or a returning consumer. This experience will not disappoint.
Some are stating that the price doubled from the previous year and nothing changed other than the year and the swag/gift. I agree.
Would you pay $1,000 for the exact same experience that you had (half-day)? Because that is what people are saying. We paid $250 in 2018, and $500 for the exact same experience.

Was it fun? Absolutely
Was it worth the price? Only you can decide
Would I do it again for the same price or more? Nope


I'm glad you had fun
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Some are stating that the price doubled from the previous year and nothing changed other than the year and the swag/gift. I agree.
Would you pay $1,000 for the exact same experience that you had (half-day)? Because that is what people are saying. We paid $250 in 2018, and $500 for the exact same experience.

Was it fun? Absolutely
Was it worth the price? Only you can decide
Would I do it again for the same price or more? Nope


I'm glad you had fun
Agreed the price bump hurts and is not justified (it was also free 3-4 years ago!).

I got a survey to my email, said it was great but the price needed to be closer to 200-300 next year. If everyone says that maybe we'll get some changes. I know COTA was not sold out for all days per the reps the day I went. Still plenty of openings for some of the later locations too.
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I recently attended BMW M Track Days at COTA and let me tell you something, it was one of the best things I've done in a long time. A lot of people on here are complaining about the price, but I still think it is worth every penny. You are using more than $500 in gas and tires alone and you're not even using your own car. I took part in the 1/2 day afternoon session and wish I had signed up for the full-day. Getting to drive those M cars out on the track was a dream come true. This was my first time ever doing something like this and I recommend it to all those people out there who are on the fence about it. There are still lots of spots open at Autobahn in Chicago and I am surprised to say the least. To anyone who is near that market I suggest you sign up as soon as you can, whether you're a first-timer or a returning consumer. This experience will not disappoint.
Did they up the value of the rebate or the swag to make the $250 bump feel less painful?

A $2,500 rebate would make the incremental $250 totally worth it.
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Did they up the value of the rebate or the swag to make the $250 bump feel less painful?

A $2,500 rebate would make the incremental $250 totally worth it.
Im not certain about the rebate, but the swag went from a BMW branded Swell water bottle (2018) to a ///M cap (2019), so no.
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Im not certain about the rebate, but the swag went from a BMW branded Swell water bottle (2018) to a ///M cap (2019), so no.
Lol.

In 2017 for $250 we got the M Cap, S'well bottle, a BMW Lunch bag, with a few other misc. items in it. PLUS the pin.

Now you tell me if it's still worth it.

Also, the group always has some slow idiot in it slowing everyone down. It's not even fun for me anyway.
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Lol.

In 2017 for $250 we got the M Cap, S'well bottle, a BMW Lunch bag, with a few other misc. items in it. PLUS the pin.

Now you tell me if it's still worth it.

Also, the group always has some slow idiot in it slowing everyone down. It's not even fun for me anyway.
What?! Where did you do it at? We did COTA last year and only received the water bottle. The pin arrived later in the mail, Im hoping for another surprise once its completed for 2019.

As for the slow guy in the group issue. Our instructor grouped us with experienced drivers and novice to avoid this issue and it worked. (This time)

Not a big deal, but the food was the exact same meal as the previous year. I was hoping for something different this year.
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What?! Where did you do it at? We did COTA last year and only received the water bottle. The pin arrived later in the mail, Im hoping for another surprise once its completed for 2019.

As for the slow guy in the group issue. Our instructor grouped us with experienced drivers and novice to avoid this issue and it worked. (This time)

Not a big deal, but the food was the exact same meal as the previous year. I was hoping for something different this year.
That was 2017 for the big group of free swag.

In 2018 we got just the bottle. I didn't go this year.
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That was 2017 for the big group of free swag.

In 2018 we got just the bottle. I didn't go this year.
I overlooked that, sorry.
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That was 2017 for the big group of free swag.

In 2018 we got just the bottle. I didn't go this year.
I think in 2017 it was like someone raided a M Performance swag closet and tried to get rid of junk.

I think I had a sweater in some awkward size like Small or something, notebook, bottle, bag, hat, etc.
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