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AMGmarket.com: Upcoming AMG Driving Academy Info

Mercedes-AMG and Skip Barber Racing School are both pumping out the PR for the upcoming AMG Driving Academy events.

Here’s the latest info we received at AMG Market:

The AMG Driving Academy is taking place on two of the most legendary U.S. tracks, Road Atlanta (GA) and Laguna Seca Raceway (CA). Participants will experience AMG’s true performance capabilities with the help of trained race instructors and some of the finest hand-crafted performance vehicles made by Mercedes-Benz.

GET READY for an experience that you will never forget… GET SET for some of the best training at two of the world’s best circuits… Accelerate your heartbeat!

ROAD ATLANTA BASIC TRAINING
May 14-15, 2010
AMG Driving Academy Mercedes-AMG

ROAD ATLANTA BASIC TRAINING
May 15-16, 2010

BASIC TRAINING – $1,795
Intense, one-day track program focused on performance driving. Learn the fundamentals of vehicle dynamics and car control maneuvers. (*Formerly Stage 1) Continue reading » »


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AMG Market: Drive the 2011 SLS AMG Before Launch Date – AMG Driving Academy

MBUSA has officially announced the AMG Driving Academy details for three upcoming venues this fall. image

And, you can be one of the lucky few to drive the all-new 2011 SLS AMG, which is being offered at the Stage I Programs at Laguna Seca Raceway only. The 2011 SLS AMG is one of the most technologically advanced AMG Mercedes ever.

Here is an excerpt of the email notice received this morning from MBUSA:

AMG Driving Academy in the U.S.

This world-renowned driver training program arrives in the United States this Fall, continuing the global expansion of the AMG Driving Academy founded by AMG in Affalterbach.

We are privileged to offer you the exciting opportunity to be one of the first participants here in the United States. This highly exclusive program will be offered at three legendary racetracks: Laguna Seca Raceway (CA), Lime Rock Park (CT), and Palm Beach International Raceway (FL).

Experience the true performance capabilities of a selection of the latest AMG vehicles by getting behind the wheel, on a racetrack, and receiving coaching from professional racers and instructors.

A limited number of seats are available at an early registration DISCOUNT of 20% if you enroll by Friday June 19, 2009.

Please call the AMG Driving Academy registration center at 1-800-217-6916 to learn more and register today. For additional program information, including dates and track details, please click here.

The fast-paced combination of in-car and classroom training on the country’s premier racetracks will create an experience that you’ll cherish for life.

Fine print: MBUSA, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to terminate the AMG Driving Academy Program entirely and/or to modify, change, alter and/or delete any and all terms, conditions and rules regarding: 1) the AMG Driving Academy Program in general; 2) customer participation in the AMG Driving Academy Program; and 3) the nature, level, value, frequency and amount of any individual prizes and awards to be given to any program participants, at any time before and/or during the course of the AMG Driving Academy Program without notice.

Again, note that the all-new 2011 SLS AMG will join the Stage I Programs at Laguna Seca Raceway only.

Program Highlights

  • Choose from three internationally respected racetracks in the U.S.
  • Receive intense, high-quality training from the world’s best professional racers and instructors
  • Engage in custom-designed exercises that showcase AMG vehicles’ extraordinary dynamic driving capabilities in an authentic environment
  • Get behind the wheel of several AMG models, to appreciate the dynamic nuances of each
  • Experience greater in-depth instruction, driver development and seat time than  offered in the former AMG Challenge
  • Enjoy an exclusive dinner reception and introductory briefing the evening  before your program

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AMG Driving Academy USA Dates and Venues

UPDATE (June 9, 2009): MBUSA has officially announced the AMG Driving Academy details for the United States; three upcoming venues this fall – PRICING AND COMPLETE UPDATE HERE.

This week alone, several people inquired about the AMG Challenge event dates for 2009. The answer, there are none – AMG Challenge has been discontinued! But hold on now. The world-renowned driver-training program from Mercedes-AMG arrives in the USA this September (2009); the AMG Driving Academy.

The “AMG Driving Academy” has replaced the AMG Challenge events for 2009. The new driving program is a major departure from the AMG Challenge in that there will be additional emphasis on driver training versus the experience of a test drive at speed. You can read a press release for the overall AMG Driving Academy here.

The following dates and venues have been released by Mercedes-AMG (stay tuned for pricing and registration info): Continue reading » »


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AMG Market: Auto Events

Spring is here and so are hundreds of opportunities to attend auto events being held throughout the country. Last week I was in Indianapolis with the Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA) enjoying the camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts but I missed a great 190SL event right here in my home town! With so many events taking place how do you decide? Location is likely the determining factor but many of us are willing to go great distances to share our automobile passion.

Here are a few automobile events off the beaten path:

AMG Driving Academy
Various dates and venues
Press Release with details here

2006 AMG Mercedes-Benz SL500 by AMGmarket.comAt the AMG Driving Academy licensed and race-tested instructors teach you specifically how to better assess and master critical situations in order to act competently and confidently in extreme conditions. As the driver of an AMG Mercedes you can look forward to a high degree of safety and driving fun. A variety of events are offered, from lifestyle and basic training to PRO level.  AMG enthusiasts can participate in one of several AMG Driving Academy events throughout 2009 and 2010.

For more info, call the AMG Driving Academy at + 49 (0) 7144 302–575 or visit the AMG Driving Academy website here (you can download the brochure). We’ll have an article on the driving events published soon so subscribe here to receive the updates.

The Style & Innovation of the American Automobile (MA)
Larz Anderson Auto Museum
Thursday, May 7, 2009 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
This event features a very special collection of cars, scrumptious cuisine and the sounds of an official Disc Jockey, Johnny Z. You can also bring your own classic car to park on the lawn for display – weather permitting. The Museum will be closed to the public until Friday, May 8th when we re-open with our new exhibit, “The Style and Innovation of the American Automobile”.  For more info, visit the Larz Anderson Auto Museum website.

Tire Kicking Session – The Stable in Gladstone (NJ)
Mercedes-Benz Club of Am., Northern NJ Section
Saturday, May 9, 10AM

The main objective of The Stable, Ltd. is to provide discerning customers with prime examples of great automobile design, performance, comfort and appeal. Also located on the premises is an auto upholstery shop, specializing in auto interior restoration, such as convertible tops, leather upholstery re dying, or interior leather replacement.  Talk, tour and browsing are all part of the plan.  The Stable has for a long time been a favorite visiting spot for car enthusiasts.  Contact Lucille at: LuluChab@aol.com. Websites: MBCA Northern NJ Section and visit The Stable website for directions.

Summit Point Spring Festival (WV)
Greater Washington Section – MBCA
Saturday, May 9th, 2009

The MBCA Greater Washington Section will be participating in the first annual Summit Point Spring Festival. This family event sponsored by Summit Point Raceway will feature activities for everyone, including pony rides for the littlest cruisers, as well as many automotive activities and demonstrations for visitors of all ages.  GWS will be participating with a corral area for MBCA members as well as take part in the on-track parade laps on both the Shenandoah Circuit and Main Circuit. Entry fee of $5 per cruise-in car, which will include the scheduled laps; additional charge ($15 per car) for the lunchtime parade laps. For more info, contact Richie Crim on 304.856.3682 or visit the website.


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Mercedes-Benz AMG Challenge Thunderhill Raceway Park

EDITOR’S NOTE: The AMG Challenge events have been discontinued for 2009! Hold on – the AMG Driving Academy has replaced the program – details here.

2008 AMG CHALLENGE EVENTS
(Discontinued for 2009)

Thunderhill Raceway Park

November 12 & 13, 2008 – AMG Challenge;The standard AMG Challenge program includes on-track driving clinics, line theory and vehicle dynamics training, hot laps and a follow-up awards ceremony.

November 14, 2008 – AMG Challenge Graduate; The Graduate Program builds on the skills acquired in the original AMG Challenge program. You’ll learn advanced techniques that are taught in a faster-paced, more aggressive track experience.

If you have any questions about the AMG Challenge event, call MBUSA at 800-526-3822 (9:00AM-6:00PM EST, M-F).

2007 Mercedes-Benz AMG Challenge at Pocono- Autocross 1 from G.J. Dixon on Vimeo.

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The “AMG Driving Academy” has replaced the AMG Challenge events; the “AMG Challenge” has been discontinued FYI.

More info: AMG Driving Academy


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