Newsletter: May 2019

Advanced Driving School

Registration for all Advanced Driving Schools is Now Open

April School already 80% sold out!

Register early to take ensure you get a spot at Trillium’s ever popular Advanced Driving Schools! Bulk discounts are available too! Log into the web site, renew your membership if not already done, and register for one or more events. The more you add to the cart the deeper your discount will be.
 
Trillium’s Mosport dates for 2019 are:

  1. April 26, 27, 28
  2. June 7,8,9
  3. Sept 6,7,8
  4. Oct 25,26,27

For the first time in 2019, Trillium is holding an Advanced Driving School at Calabogie on July 19-21. <Link removed - Event now over>
Please keep in mind that all Trillium events last year were sold out with a wait list. Register now to avoid disappointment!

Street Survival School

Street Survival
Better Training for Better Drivers

The next GTA Street Survival School will be held on Sunday June 23rd (8:30AM-4:30PM) at CAA Centre (formerly Powerade), on Kennedy Rd in Brampton at a cost of only $95.00/per person.
 
Why should you care?
Do you have any kids, nieces or nephews, or grandkids you’d like to protect? Do you know anyone who’s had their driving license for 10 years or less? Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens and other drivers in their first 10 years of driving. This program is probably the best $95.00 you’ll ever spend; it could save the life of a loved one!
 
Don’t just take our word for it…
Enormous Support for this Program: The Street Survival School program has been running for 14 years in the US. It was founded by the BMWCCA Foundation and is generously sponsored by Tire Rack, Michelin and Enterprise Car Rental. There are now more than 100 of these schools across North America. The program has been offered in the GTA as a community service initiative by the Trillium BMW Club with the support of PCA-UCR since 2012, and with the sponsorship of Martin Merry and Reid Insurance. Together, that’s thousands of people who have volunteered their time or provided money to help save lives!
 
Past Participant Comments
This is what some recent students had to say about the program:

“Excellent opportunity for new drivers to drive the car close to its limits.”
“Awesome, amazing course!”
“Such a fantastic day – it will make me a better driver for sure.”
“Excellent experience – a must do for all drivers.”
“Great, safe environment to figure out car limits.”

But our absolutely favorite comments are when grads call us to tell us they avoided a collision because of what they learned on this course!
 
What Can a Student Expect?
This one-day program is a mixture of classroom and hands-on exercises with in-car coaches who are in their cars at all times. The driving is held on a closed, private course and safety is the highest priority. It’s a full day of training, that will help a driver become much more confident and safer on the street. The program goes beyond the curriculum taught by most beginner driving schools. It includes instruction in skid control on a slippery skid pad; lane change/accident avoidance manoeuvres; braking exercises; and a slalom course to learn about the importance of distance vision and weight transfer. Other elements include demonstrations/talks by police and/or emergency responders; transport truck visibility lessons; and air bag demonstrations. The challenges of driver distractions are also emphasized, such as the radio/CD/iPod, and of course the use of cell phones for talking or texting; And students are given an opportunity, in a safe environment, to experience the effects of these types of distractions on their skills.
 
Who Can Attend?
The program is designed for drivers with up to 10 years of driving experience. It is open to ANYONE in our community with a G2 or G license. There is no need to be a member of the BMW Club or Porsche Club. It is offered as a community service to club members and non-members alike.
 
What Car Should Students Use?
Students should use their daily driver or the family vehicle for the driving exercises, so they become familiar with how that particular vehicle responds to sudden and unexpected manoeuvres. That’s what will help them the most when driving on the street.
 
What Next?
This is an opportunity for you to get involved in one of two ways (or both):

  1. Sign up a loved one for the next course on June 23rd – it will be the best $95.00 you’ve ever spent!
  2. Come out to help – this is one of the many ways that Trillium & UCR serve the community!

For more information, please click on the image above and visit Trillium’s website to register as a participant or volunteer. We hope to see you or your loved one on June 23rd!

BMW Corral at IMSA-WeatherTech Pro-Race

Street Survival
IMSA-WeatherTech Pro-Race

Date: July 5-7, 2019
Place: Mosport CTMP Grand Prix Track
Cost: TBD

Trillium Chapter BMW CCA again partners with Pfaff BMW to host the BMW Corral. Come on out and enjoy our hospitality in the BMW Corral!!
 
You will receive everything included in a general weekend access pass PLUS the following:

  • Refreshments and meals
  • Parking for YOUR Bimmer at the BMW Corral
  • Guided tours in the paddock, meet the drivers of the BMW Pro teams
  • Technical and race discussion by members of the Pro-teams
  • Guided tours to select corners during the race with a former pro racer who will explain the intricacies of what the pros are doing during the race
  • BMW parade laps with YOUR Bimmer on the track
  • Access to view any part of the track
  • Closed circuit TV in the Corral, in case you would rather watch the race in comfort

For more information, please contact feedback@trilliumbmwclub.ca

Street Survival

Street Survival

Street Survival

Winter Go-Karts Series Complete

Go-Karts

Yesterday was Trillium's final race for our 2019 Winter Go-Kart Series held at K1Speed Kartways in Downsview.  Great attendance numbers made for competitive racing at each of the Sunday evening events that started back in January. The racing was so fierce that often the time difference between the lead racer and 10th place was only 0.500s apart!  These are some of the most evenly matched karts we've experienced, which made for a legitimate ego-boost or humbling "no-excuse" evening among the participants.

Kudos to everyone that attended the competitive events, looking forward to another series in January 2020 (most likely at the same location). Results will be up on the Trillium site's forum page.

Go-Karts

Go-Karts

Go-Karts

Go-Karts

AutoSlalom - 90 Seconds of Fury!!

Interested in some fast-paced, adrenaline filled laps around a course that nobody else has an advantage on over you?

For only $40.00 (Trillium membership required) on a Sunday morning (usually done by 1:00pm) you get to race your car against the clock and compare your times with other enthusiasts and their weapons of choice. You won't find this much fun anywhere else (legally) for that price!  Our first event is just over a month away, click on the image above for more information or email autos@trilliumbmwclub.ca for specific questions.

Location
CAA Centre (formerly Powerade)
7575 Kennedy Rd S, Brampton
Arrive by 8:30am for registration

Comfirmed 2019 dates 

  1. Sunday April 28th
  2. Sunday June 23rd
  3. Sunday July 7th
  4. Sunday July 28th
  5. Saturday August 24th
  6. Saturday September 28th

AutoSlalom Volunteers: Trillium Needs You!!

AutoSlalom 2019

Simply put, we need volunteers.  Trillium is a non-profit organization and we are all volunteers to help the club grow, and make all the events you experience happen. None of us get paid of it, but we could really use a hand once in a while.  We have set up an amazing volunteer program that logs the time you put in and rewards you with free incentives like membership fees, enrollment fees for events like Autoslalom or even our Mosport ADS!

Please email autos@trilliumbmwclub.ca to enlist