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    Official: Ford Focus ST, Fiesta ST buyers to get free Octane Academy driving school
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    The Ford Focus ST and Fiesta ST have created plenty of excitement in the sport compact segment, and Ford is looking to make sure that owners are driving and enjoying their cars to the best of their abilities. As an added bonus for buying one of these sporty hatchbacks, Ford will provide a ...

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    Featured: Driver's ed notes from 1969 say things have really changed
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    What do you remember from driver's training? In my case, I took private lessons from a geriatric instructor in Holland, Michigan, mostly because I had somehow missed the signup for the class offered by my high school. I spent two weeks going after school, watched some instructional videos, drove ...

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    Official: Cadillac V-Series Academy comes to Las Vegas [w/video]
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    General Motors has added another high-speed education course to the curriculum at the Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. The desert track already hosts the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School with Chevrolet Corvettes, including the ZR1, and they've just added the ...

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    Official: Team O'Neil offering two-day women's only rally class [w/video]
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    Team O'Neil has something special lined up for next month. The home of perfecting the art of rally driving on the East Coast will offer a special women's two-day school August 18-19. The class will feature all of the standard classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training with the school's ...

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    Video: AMG shows off by making snow drifts
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    Nothing to see here, kids, unless you like watching powerful V8s with orotund exhaust notes kicking up walls of snow via a right-pedal workout and heaps of opposite lock. If that's the case, there is something to see here, and it's a promo vid for the AMG Driving Academy Winter Sporting held in ...

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    Video: This is how to teach teens the perils of distracted driving
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    A European group called Responsible Young Drivers wanted to showcase the dangers of texting while driving, and got ad agency Publicis to help them out. The result: a two-minute spot that put trainee drivers in Belgium with an instructor who said part of their driving test would be to avoid an ...

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    The List: The List #0001: Graduate From A High Performance Driving School
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    The premiere episode of The List is here, and the first thing anyone should do if they're considering tackling a must-do roster of automotive things is attend a high performance driving school. We have to make sure that our hosts Jessi Combs and Patrick McIntyre are prepared for everything that's ...

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    Ferrari offering Winter Driving Program in Aspen to FF buyers
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    To help the well-heeled keep their 2011 Ferrari FFs out of the ditches in icy conditions, and give them something to plan a ski vacation around, Ferrari has announced it will hold a winter driving course for new FF owners in Aspen this winter. The course is available with limited slots ...

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    Featured: Back to School: Learning the ZR1 at the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School
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    Ron Fellows Performance Driving School - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Pahrump, Nevada is a smallish city in the acute, southern tip of Nevada. The population is roughly 70,000 and most of it, when behind the wheel, sticks to the posted speed limits of anywhere between 25 and 45 miles ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz USA launching its first teen driving school in Los Angeles
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    Last month we brought you initial news of Mercedes-Benz's plan to open a teen driving program in the United States, and with the annual California State PTA Convention kicking off in Long Beach, the German automaker's American subsidiary has confirmed its plans and revealed a few details along ...

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    Report: DirtFish Rally School draws the ire of neighbors
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    Unless you suffer from the kind of neurological defect that causes you to turn into a grinning fool every time you hear an engine bounce off of its limiter, you might not be entirely happy to have a rally school set up shop next door. DirtFish Rally School in Snoqualmie, Washington has made a ...

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    V8 Supercar champ in Australia wants kids to learn to drive at age 12. How about you? [w/poll]
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    Albert Einstein has commonly been quoted as saying that stupidity (or insanity, depending on your source) is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Which begs the question, with over 100 years of traffic enforcement behind us, why are we still relying on the ...

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    John Haugland Rally School - Driver's education for the terminally slow
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    John Haugland Rally School with Subaru – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Our goal here is pretty simple: drive consecutive laps around a varied and technical rally training course without killing 63 year-old world rally competitor and all-around good guy John Haugland. You see, the ...

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    Mercedes-AMG Driving Academy picks up dates for 2010, adds SLS and Pro-level courses
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    AMG Driving Academy at Lime Rock – Click above for high-res image gallery
    What do you do after hitting success with a trial product? Bring it back and make it bigger, of course. That's just what Mercedes-Benz has done with its AMG Driving Academy, a program that our own Editor Paukert ...

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    Jaguar trains gentleman racers at its R Performance Academy
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    The surfeit of driving academies means that behind-the-wheel instruction is no longer only about being a better driver; it's about learning to vigorously drive the car you want to drive. Now it is Jaguar's turn to leap through the flaming driving school ring with the launch of its R Performance ...

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    Drop the Hammer: Getting schooled with AMG Driving Academy at Lime Rock
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    AMG Driving Academy at Lime Rock – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The world's sickly economy not withstanding, selling luxury vehicles is easy. From the suppleness of a swatch of leather to the exquisite graining on a piece of rare wood veneer to having every electronic gewgaw ...

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    Could you still pass a driving test? Take this quiz and find out
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    If you are like most of us, you look back at your first DMV-issued driving test – that one you took with a dull nub of a pencil while standing in a crowded room – and remember racking your brain over questions that not only made no sense, but some that were downright confusing. Whether ...

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    Jacques Villeneuve opens racing school near Montreal
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    What do you do when your racing career is reaching its end? Well, if you were high-profile enough at the height of your career, you open a racing school. That's what former Indy and Formula One champion Jacques Villeneuve has done, following various attempts to remain in F1, switch to NASCAR, ...

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    Another kind of advanced driving course: Zamboni school!
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    The Herbert Wells Ice Rink in College Park, Maryland offers 2-day ice-driving classes. But instead of getting on the frozen stuff behind the wheel of any old Bugatti, Bentley, or Saab, the rink puts you in the captain's chair of a Zamboni Ice Resurfacer. On the first night, you'll learn the ...

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    Test driver Loris Bicocchi establishes driving school at Nardo
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    Established supercar manufacturers like Ferrari and Lamborghini have their own test drivers on permanent retainer, and have legions more on call should the need arise. But who does an upstart exotic automaker call when it needs to set up its new machinery? Loris Bicocchi. He's largely responsible ...

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