Driving Schools

  • igier LS F4 race cars like this one will be used in the Bondurant F4 classes, via Exclusive Racing

    The U.S. is about to get its first Formula 4 race school thanks to Bondurant.

  • 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
    Chevrolet Camaro Driving Academy launches at Canada's Area 27 racetrack

    A new Camaro Driving Academy at British Columbia's Area 27 racetrack helps Camaro owners improve their driving technique.

  • Ford Performance Racing School
    Ford Performance Racing School splitting into pavement and off-road programs, leaving Utah Motorsports Campus

    The Ford Performance Racing School is splitting its operations between new facilities in North Carolina and Utah beginning in 2020.

  • Dodge-SRT Bondurant Drag Racing School for Demon owners
    Dodge to remain exclusive Bondurant performance driving school partner

    New Dodge performance car buyers will keep the same home to push their cars to the limit after the famed driving school found new owners.

  • Dodge Vipers on the track during a class session last year | Bob Bondurant School pho
    Bondurant driving school looks ahead under new ownership

    Bob Bondurant's high performance driving school has a new owner with big plans that include more classes, more instructors, and better management.

  • Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
    Bondurant school seeking investors, buyers as Chapter 11 process nears end

    The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is accepting investment and purchase inquiries as its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing process nears completion, the facility said Monday in a news release. “This is an incredible opportunity and the chance to be a part of the future of one of...

  • Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving photo

    The future of the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is bright despite its ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, according to an official working to stabilize the facility’s financial problems. “I think the future of the company is actually really pretty bright,” Timothy Shaffer, the school’s chief restructuring officer, said in an interview with the ClassicCars.com Journal. “We’re in the process of going through and getting some lending in place that’s going to preserve some of our capital and our liquidity, and I think the school is...

  • Bob Bondurant School of High Performance driving
    Bondurant school reopens, hires restructuring specialist

    The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving has reopened and hired a restructuring specialist to help the facility navigate Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it was announced Tuesday. “Pat and Bob Bondurant are equally committed to helping the school get back on track,” Timothy Shaffer...

  • The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
    Bob Bondurant driving school files for bankruptcy protection

    The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday afternoon. “In a difficult yet important step towards becoming a stronger company, Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, Inc. filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 in the United...

  • MotorsportsCoach.com
    New website connects professional racing coaches with enthusiasts

    Want to rent a house in Michigan for the weekend? No problem, go to AirBnB and in a few clicks can have you in a lovely cottage on a lake. Looking to find a professional racing coach to sit right-seat during a track day or to help with launch timing at the dragstrip? A new website called...

  • Master Maserati track experience program
    Maserati launches track experience programs

    Maserati wants its customers to be better drivers and the Italian luxury marque has introduced a set of track experience programs to do just that: the Master Maserati series. The brand announced Wednesday that the Master Maserati track experiences, to be held in Parma, Italy, will be divided into...

  • 2018 Subaru Winter Sporting event
    Subaru's created the Goldilocks of winter driving schools

    There’s no shortage of winter driving schools hosted by automakers these days. Each of these schools is the same basic concept with various twists on the details. Subaru, the brand known for all-weather capability, now offers its own. With Flatout Sweden and DirtFish Rally school...

  • 2018 Mercedes-AMG Winter Sporting event

    Mercedes-AMGs are known for big, brutish power that loves to go sideways. But what’s power without control? To highlight the difference in how various AMG powertrains maintain—or lose—control, Mercedes-AMG offers a winter driving academy dubbed the AMG Winter Sporting event. Chief instructor Danny Kok says the point of attending is to experience and learn sliding in an AMG—and to have fun. For a well-rounded experience, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG Winter Sporting event featured a healthy mix of vehicles that ranged from the twin-turbo V-8, rear-wheel drive C63 S sedan and...

  • Porsche Camp4 2018
    Learning the unnatural at Porsche's Camp4 winter driving school

    Pierre Des Marais’ voice cracked over the radio as he screamed, “Yo-el! Why do I hear throttle and see brake lights multiple times?” “Turn. Brake. Accelerate,” he said loudly into the radio. In most track situations you are told to brake hard, turn, then accelerate out...

  • Team O'Neil explains racing brakes
    Team O'Neil explains racing brakes

    If you want to go fast, you'll need to upgrade your engine. If you want to go even faster, you'd better upgrade your brakes.The ability to drive a race vehicle to its appropriate limits is helped or hampered by the stopping hardware behind the wheels and tires. There are many different types of...

  • This is the proper way to pull off a perfect handbrake turn
    This is the proper way to pull off a perfect handbrake turn

    When you're a youngster just learning how to drive a car, you might be inclined to initiate a bit of vehicular shenanigans. The handbrake is a good place to start for such antics. Little did you know that the building blocks for rally racing were forming in your brain. The handbrake is a powerful...

  • Audi Driving Experience COTA
    Learn to drive a new Audi R8 on a Formula One track

    Then learn to fly in an F-22 while you're at it? Audi announced Thursday that it would offer to the public a driving program at Circuit of The Americas to whomp an Audi TT RS, RS 3, Q7*, or R8 V10 Plus around the famed circuit for an afternoon—or for two days. The racetrack in Austin, Texas...

  • Ford Performance Racing School
    Ford has an experience for Ford Performance Vehicle buyers like no other

    Most performance vehicle buyers don't use their vehicles as intended, or don't even know how. For that very reason many automakers now offer their own schools to teach buyers to take advantage of the capabilities of their vehicles. Then there's Ford Performance Racing School, and while it's similar...

  • SpeedVegas

    A driver and an instructor died Sunday afternoon in a Lamborghini at the SpeedVegas performance driving experience. According to a report on LasVegasNow.com, the driver, in his 30s, lost control and hit a wall. The car erupted into flames and both the driver and the instructor, a man only described as being in his late 50s or early 60s, were killed. The report also says the crash is being treated as an industrial accident and that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will lead the investigation. SpeedVegas is one of several high-performance driving experiences that allows...

  • Pure McLaren Ice Driving Experience
    McLaren to host ice driving school in the Arctic Circle

    Ice driving experiences are all the rage these days. Put a high-horsepower machine on snow and you get slow-speed thrills and learn some valuable driving lessons in a gorgeous environment. The latest automaker to join the icy, sliding fun is McLaren, which will soon offer the Pure McLaren Arctic...

  • Jaguar-Land Rover Classic Ice Drives
    Jaguar-Land Rover to offer classic car ice driving school

    Think you can really drive well on ice? Odds are that traction control, stability control, anti-lock brakes, and perhaps even all-wheel drive are helping turn you into the hero that you actually aren't. Still think you have the goods? Jaguar-Land Rover is giving you a chance to prove it, or better...

  • 2016 Cadillac CTS-V
    Cadillac brings V-Performance Academy to Spring Mountain

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: attending a driving school is one of the best things you can do if you truly want to become better behind the wheel of your own car. More and more automakers are offering such schools for those that purchase the most performance-oriented offerings in a...

  • Fiat 124 Spider Abarth joins Bondurant for new Abarth Track Experience
    Fiat Abarth buyers get free Abarth Track Experience at Bondurant

    One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, if you're passionate about driving, is a driving school. You'll have a great time learning driving skills, and those skills could even save your life down the road. Occasionally, an automaker offers you the chance to attend such a school when you...

  • AMG Winter Driving Academy in Sweden
    Mercedes bringing AMG winter driving school to North America

    Mercedes-Benz has a winter driving school here in North America. What we do not have, however, is an AMG winter driving school. That's changing, though, as the more powerful Benz cars are set to hit this continent this coming winter. If you're interested, better start acting friendly and drinking...

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