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Yesterday I was up in New Hampshire at the team o'niel school and let me just say it was awesome. We had 6 instructors and 15 cars, I was the only FWD car there cause all the rest were Subaru AWD vehicles, I think is was like 12 WRX and One Wagon with VCD (aka ASR) and one RS. I had a lot of fun doing slalom course and learning when to turn and when to counter turn. The entire course was a sheet of ice. We also did a skid pad going around in circles, it was really fun, the instructor pulls the e-brake at random times and expects you to know how to get out of the tail spin with control. We also did obstacle avoidance where we had to brake (on ice) and then quickly move into another lane. The instructor at the last second tells you either to the right or left. This was a lot of fun, except when I oversteered and my front end clipped the rock hard snow bank. I lost a little plastic from the molding on the front right of my car and a piece from the wheel hub, all plastic and easily replaceable. Other than that not to much else. At the end of the day the instructors had all of us run a rally cross of sorts that is at the school. Since it was covered in ICE I had the chance to fully utilize the AIR in my car and also tried turning it off to see the difference. Wheel spin is interesting on the ice covered hair pin turns. By the end of the day after 7 hours of driving I did not want to leave I was having way to much fun. The subaru guys were really cool and enjoyed the ride on my car, they really like my GIT, at first they were giving a good amount of crap, but it was in all fun, by the end of the day they were asking for rides in it. All in all I want to go again and now I cannot wait until the rally cross next weekend.

I am seriously considering the installation of an AWD drive system with my GIT, but I am gonna have to wait a little. Cheers have nice day Rally Cross Rules.
 

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Re: Team O'Niel Winter Driving School (mahoodlum)

http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif excellent! so you ran your own car or used the vehicles they provide?
 

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quote:[HR][/HR] http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif excellent! so you ran your own car or used the vehicles they provide?[HR][/HR]​
I used my own car, the instructor takes your car out and explains what he is doing then rides with you when you go.
 

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Re: Team O'Niel Winter Driving School (mahoodlum)

My car slid into the ditch only cause the entire course is covered in ice and I was taking it slow around this curve after doing a Slalom course, no damage.

This below is the little cap that goes on the rear Tow Hook.

Here is a nice picture of me trying to put in the tow hook in the front, there was so much dirt inside I could not get it in. So we ended up pulling the car out from the rear. The Subie guys had to take pictures of this one, but know this they slammed into the snow banks more than me, They are cool guys though.

Enjoy, of course if these pictures do not work for some reason then go to this link, there are a good amount of Subie pictures but some of my car to.
http://community.webshots.com/album/30960056BHqcqEbwMb
 

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Re: Team O'Niel Winter Driving School (beetle and gti 1.8t lover)

Well it was a driving school and we did not do times, I will be actually racing this weekend. The Subie guys were impressed with my car, it actually handles really well, I was playing around with the ASR and I actually like it off if you ask me. IT did help in the test rally course they have. It is a lot of fun. I definately recommend taking the rally school before actually doing a rally-x
 

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Re: Team O'Niel Winter Driving School (mahoodlum)

Sound like a lot of fun man. If I had the budget I would do it right away. But I don't so I just rally-x and try to learn from my mistkaes. Cya this weekend.
 

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Re: Team O'Niel Winter Driving School (mahoodlum)

Just to clear a few things. This wasn't a rally school! It's a Winter Saftey school. You don't learn rally techniques like left foot braking or pendulum turns. It's more for a day to day driving. It's aimed more at the general public. Team O'Neil does offer 1 day, 2 day. and 3 day rally schools! But, you need to have at least taken the Winter Safety school. So, at least it's in the right steps of learning to rally. The class was only $150, normally $200. So, it is very affordable. (He used to give discounts to those under the age of 20. Not sure if he still does.) There is currently a 2 day rally school in a few weeks. The cost is $600, which is half price of his normal rate. If anyone is interested, I can see if they are willing to take non-Subies. Mahoodlum got lucky and had someone cancel. We didn't find out until 11:30 the night before the class. That's why he was among all Subies.
 

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Re: Team O'Niel Winter Driving School (CorradoVR6)

quote:[HR][/HR]The 2 day rally school is a good course, I took that last year with those darn Suby guys.. oh wait, I was one of those darn suby guys *lol*[HR][/HR]​
So are you coming to the rally-x on saturday or sunday?
 
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