BMW Experience – Driving Skills

DSC01577Recently Mediatonic PR hosted some of our media friends at our client OpenRoad Auto Group’s BMW Langley Driving Skills Clinic.

The event was taught by Drivers Unlimited. It just so happens that this is the biggest outdoor training tarmac in all of Canada. All the better to swerve and dodge pylons, my dear!

Claudia Kwon at Global, Jenna Chow at CBC, Jeremy & Andy from KVOS, and Alexandra Straub at Province were some of our friends that took the wheels of speedy BMWs (BMW 128i, BMW 335is, & BMW 535i) and a peppy MINI Countryman. The other Beemers might be faster, but I loved my time in the super luxe 535i.

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It was surprising to learn some of the real basics: like where to hold your hands on the wheel in the “3 & 9” spots or how to adjust your mirrors. A total thrill of the day was the “emergency braking” exercise. You just so rarely get to test braking at higher speeds.

It was a crisp Autumn day – and the smell of rubber and brakes mixed with adrenaline made for a really unique experience.