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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Ron Fellows Corvette Owners School

Has anyone attended the Ron Fellows Corvette Owner's School? If so, could you provide a review, and/or some tips for a newbe?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 05:24 PM
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Re: Ron Fellows Corvette Owners School

I would rate the experience as 5 STAR! Wonderful instruction in class and on track. This is one of the few places where you can safely explore your Corvette's performance. I hit triple digit speeds several places on the track in a Z06. I'll be back! Two days was not enough for me.
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Re: Ron Fellows Corvette Owners School

It was awesome, you will not regret it. Take comfortable clothes. I went in August of last year, it was hotter than hell. If you have an action cam, get a suction cup and you can pop it on the inside window to get videos inside the car. They have photographers taking pictures of you on the track, so be prepared to spend a little extra money on that, as well as shirts from the gift shop. You will learn a ton about the cars and driving them. I feel a lot more comfortable and confident driving. You get a much better understanding the limits of the car and what it will do. They will push you to drive fast, do it. Push the car but one of their common sayings was "don't use your deductible", but no worries. It's all safe and the most fun you will ever have. Enjoy it. Take lots of pics.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 04:30 PM
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Re: Ron Fellows Corvette Owners School

I forgot to mention, take a 32 GB SD card with you so you can record your sessions on the car's built in Performance Data Recorder. I also recorded my ride-along session. It was humbling to see that the instructor took several corners 10mph faster than I. The PDR doesn't lie!
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Re: Ron Fellows Corvette Owners School

Do it, it was a great experience. I did the Owners School and enjoyed it so much that I went back and did the Level 1 school. Definitely take a SD card or buy one when you get there. The pictures the photographer takes are good and worth it to me but the PDR recordings are what you'll really enjoy afterwards. Don't worry about being a newbie. It is almost certain you won't be the only one in the class. The instructors make everyone feel welcome regardless of their experience level. And while they will let you drive as fast as you are capable of and will push you so you are more capable by the time you leave they won't make anyone who isn't comfortable with the higher speeds feel bad about going slower. They work it out so slower drivers don't have to worry about holding back faster ones.

Search YouTube and you'll find plenty of videos that will give you a good idea of what it is like. The links below are for the PDR recordings I made when I did the Owners School in a Z06. I had done one HPDE before but that was many years ago so I was basically a newbie for this one.

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