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Old 09-24-2016, 04:56 PM
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Tipping is definitely done very discreetly.
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:05 PM
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The best line I've heard to tell students is "Don't try to impress me. You won't. And don't try to scare me, because I already am." I'm not advocating actually saying that but it's pretty funny.
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:08 PM
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So as a novice, on $300 pca track day, the assigned instructor gets $50?

Honestly, would never have known or anticipated that... Is this regional thing???

I thought instructors were teaching for free track time, and to give back? I have donated my time to events, charities, etc... Never would have expected a tip. Especially as a relatively non impoverished participant.

Honestly, this is the first time I have ever heard of tipping at a hpde event... Will ask around next time... Feel like an Azz if that's what everyone does, but I have never seen it. Never seen my track mates, buddies, do it either...

Did 2 classes at road America, and I am 99% sure no one tipped. There were 3-4 instructors for a group of 30. We broke class at the end of the day, everyone got in their cars, and drove off...

I think the scca and ra instructors are paid, no? At least one guy said he picks up extra weekends due to the pay...

Is tipping just a pca thing?

Just googled the topic. The threads on the corvette, jdm, and scca boards pretty much all say tipping would be odd, but buying lunch and showing gratitude is appreciated. Instructors commented that they were paid with free track time. I guess this will be the first pca thread on it .
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:24 PM
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It's possible coochas made a joke and I'm running with it.
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:30 PM
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Congrats. You got me .
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by DTMiller View Post
Tipping is definitely done very discreetly.
Just the tip
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by bpu699
Wait. What? Are you kidding or serious?

I have done two pca hpde and several scca... I have never seen anyone tip...

In most cases the instructors are driving $150,000 cars...

Or are you talking about hiring a private coach? I can see tipping there...
Rennlist rule - Coochas is very rarely serious (we like that about him).
I've been offered tips, but won't accept them. I don't deserve them (having way too much fun to get paid).
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by RickBetterley View Post
Rennlist rule - Coochas is very rarely serious (we like that about him).
I've been offered tips, but won't accept them. I don't deserve them (having way too much fun to get paid).
Good advice. I did have a student offer me money to get another instructor for him.
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Coochas View Post
Good advice. I did have a student offer me money to get another instructor for him.
I have been offered money by an instructor to let him out of the car.....
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by kk2 View Post
Reading through that makes me never want to do a Bmw cca event. No desire to share the track with any of the individuals posting in that thread.

Plus, from what I'm familiar with, their instructor training is either a joke or non existent so I'm not quite sure they have any room to talk.
Relax, the link was provided solely as a source of humor. The Rennlist track forum for all its faults, is much better than the Bimmerforums track forum. Why do you think so many of us Bimmer types hang out here?

I do agree that PCA's training is hard to beat, at least around these parts.

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Old 09-25-2016, 06:01 AM
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One of the hardest things for me is students in turbos. (If a cabrio, I insist they keep the top up.) Until they get up to speed, they come out of turns onto straights too slow and too low RPMs - so they bang the gas, and when the turbos kick in, it jerks my neck so I can barely hold up my head up by the end of the day.
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Coochas View Post
Good advice. I did have a student offer me money to get another instructor for him.
Is that like tipping a stripper to keep her clothes on? Hey, Summit Point's in WV, what can I say
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Jabs1542 View Post
Is that like tipping a stripper to keep her clothes on? Hey, Summit Point's in WV, what can I say
Been there. But never been to SP.
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:03 PM
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How about the student shifting and giving a signal at the same time. Any issue with that?
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:25 PM
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About difficult students, I have just two words: Ferrari Club
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