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Hi all! My name is Mark and I'm an engineer from Cleveland, Ohio. I joined the forum right after the GRC was launched and was able to place a deposit at a local dealer and am on a few others' waitlists for a Circuit Edition.

I currently drive an '18 Wrangler 4-door (6MT) but have had an '18 Mazda3 hatch (6MT), a '92 Miata (5MT), an '88 Supercharged MR2 (5MT), and a '10 Corolla. My wife drives a '17 Forester XT.

I don't have a project car at the moment but I plan to acquire a mk1 MR2 in the next few years and do a restomod. Not sure why but I just love the AW11.

I'm hoping to get back into autox and start doing track days with the GRC now that my kids are a little older. I also enjoy video games (single player, though) and dabble in guitar and bass.

Really thankful for this forum and thrilled about the GR Corolla - the launch far exceeded my expectations.
 

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Hello, I'm also near Cleveland, looks like you're probably a few slots ahead of me on Metro Toyota's list. It's probably too late to get a low spot on allocation lists, but just out of curiosity did you find any other dealerships in the area promising MSRP?
 

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Also, as far as track days go, I'd highly recommend NASA and Autointerests. NASA usually has 2-day events around $500, they focus on classroom instruction and each session on track you are usually working on one specific skill. It's great at becoming a more skilled driver, but if you just want time on track you may find the classroom boring. I believe you always have an instructor next to you in HPDE1. The free track day Toyota gives should be very novice-oriented.

Autointerests is great for first-timers, they have a specific group for first timers that allows you to proceed at your own pace with minimal stress. You will always have an instructor riding along until you advance out of novice. Price is upper $300s for one day, I think that includes five or six sessions on track. They also have classroom instruction, it's not as thorough as NASA's, but still decent.

There's also Scca's Track Night in America, which is pretty cheap around $150, and is pretty short at just a few sessions. This group has nearly zero instruction and you are alone in your car, so I don't advise it until you already have a couple track events under your belt and understand track etiquette.
 
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