Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A gift from BMW

A question for you fathers out there...

I got this in the mail.

It's a cool USB stick with some marketing BS about how eco-friendly the i3 is.

The package also came with a free one-day car control course at either BMW's track in Thermal (between Palm Desert and the Salton Sea in Southern California) or next to the Spartanburg, South Carolina, factory, where they build the X3, X4, X5, and X6.

The easy choice would be to fly down to Southern California for a day. But if I go to South Carolina, I can get a factory tour and visit the BMW Zentrum museum.

The question for you fathers: At what point do you feel comfortable asking your wife who just gave birth for permission to fly across the country for a few days for cars?


Charles Lee said...

I think I would get permission to go on a vacation solo from my wife only after the kids go to college. Maybe.

But who knows. Your wife sounds like a saint.

Francisco said...

Yeah man...this is a hard one. Hmmmm...probably month 7 or when the in-laws visit and stay a while.

steve-vh said...

Maybe by the time they enter school......Mine are 21 and 23.
Although, if there's an expiration date on their offer, you can maybe leverage the potential loss against her natural parental thriftiness.

F1Outsider said...

I've been to the BMW museum in Spartanburg. It's quite small. It felt more like an over-sized lobby with some interesting vehicles on display.

I have a friend who recently did European delivery of his m235i and he did the track day + factory tour there. I could get you in contact with him if you'd like to know more about how that experience is.

Alan said...

My son was eight months old the first time we traveled and it was too soon. Sorry to dash you dreams.

Maxichamp said...

@F1O: Thank you for the offer but I will pass.