Signed my 17 yr old up for the Golden Gate's first AutoX of the season held at Marina Airport near Monterey, CA. A few weeks ago I had him in the car control clinic at Candlestick Park so he was excited to try his hand at AutoX. He has a 1994 325i "M3 poser", looks like an E36 M3 with the body kit, mirrors, and 17" DSII wheels but doesn't have the power. The car also has a Dinan Chip, a cold-air intake, and equal length exhaust headers so it runs strong and an H&R Street Performance spring and shock set up. Running in "C" class. The track was set up on a huge concrete slab so the surface was smooth and grippy. He continually improved his time each successive run with his best time coming on his second to last run. His last run he got a bit aggressive and lost some of time but still managed to finish the day without killing a cone. Judging by the ear-to-ear grin I think he's hooked. Since we live in the Mts above the Monterey Bay, twisty mt. roads are an everyday experience and he grew up in the back seat of my E34 M5. I believe the club driving events are a great way for him to learn car control in a relatively safe environment. These events give him the chance to experience his and his car's limits and provide a safe outlet for "the need for speed" which I know he's inherited from me. Thanks to all the dedication club members that organize and staff these events, it was a great time.