Driving Events

The Golden Gate Chapter offers a wide array of driving events.

  • Autocross Competition
  • Car Control Clinics
  • High Performance Driving Schools
  • Club Racing
  • Driving Tours

Car Control Clinics

Many members start with the Car Control Clinics (CCC). These are hands-on educational events that teach street safety skills, and teach the fundamentals of how to really control a car. Approaching driving with the right mental awareness and with a deeper understanding of vehicle dynamics brings your driving to a whole new level. We have different types of events designed for every level of driver, including teens and for drivers who already have some performance driving experience. More Information

Autocross

Autocross is a fun, cheap, safe way to test your car and test your abilities in a controlled environment. The events are run using challenging courses defined in parking lots with traffic cones. The season starts with fun runs, moves into timed competition, and culminates with the annual top driver shootout.  Coaching is available, and encouraged. Any safe, sound car is allowed. At least once a year, we try to hold a back-to-back event with Car Control. This allows CCC students to apply their new skills right away. More Information

High Performance Driving Schools

High Performance Driver Education is the pinnacle of our driver education program. These are driving schools held on local race tracks. But don’t let the venue fool you, they are educational events, not races. This 20+ year old program has a corp of instructors with a great depth of skill in driver training and vehicle dynamics. Unlike events held by some organizations, an instructor is always with novices, and is always available to experienced students.  We have class room instruction that is tailored for the specific needs of novice, intermediate or advanced students. Our events emphasize seat time behind the wheel.More Information

BMW CCA Club Racing

For those who just need a little more, BMW CCA Club Racing is there for you. Races are held by various chapters nation-wide. In the Pacific Region, races are held up and down the state, including at Laguna Seca, Sonoma Raceway/Sears Point and Thunderhill. The rules are based on vintage racing, and emphasize preservation of the equipment. From time to time the GGC or other local chapters may hold a “racing school” for drivers who just want to get a taste of what this is all about. More Information

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