Just received email :
AMG Private Lounge Gathering at Palm Beach International Raceway, FL, May 10, 2014
Dear AMG Private Lounge members,
The AMG Private Lounge team is pleased to invite our members to join us for the first official AMG Private Lounge Gathering of 2014 at Palm Beach International Raceway on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE DETAILS BELOW AS THEY HAVE CHANGED FROM PAST EVENTS!
The event will take place from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. We set the late afternoon start time to allow for out of town guests to drive in, as well as to minimize overlaps with the AMG Driving Academy Private Lounge BASIC training that will be taking place on that day.
PLEASE SEE THE END OF THIS POST FOR INFORMATION ABOUT DRIVING YOUR AMG VEHICLE ON THE PBIR DRAG STRIP FROM 7:00 PM to 10 PM AND THE ASSOCIATED COSTS TO DO THIS.
We are very excited to welcome you and your guests to an afternoon of all things AMG, brought to you by the AMG Private Lounge. We think that Palm Beach International Raceway with a variety of AMG vehicles on track, courtesy of the AMG Driving Academy, will provide us a great background for what has the potential to be one of the largest gatherings of AMG vehicles on the East Coast of the US.
We will provide a designated parking area for AMG Private Lounge members where mixing and mingling with your fellow members is encouraged. We expect a big crowd of AMG vehicles and a photographer will be on hand to document the day.
As you will see below in the schedule, we plan to have AMG vehicles on display, AMG presentations, Q&A sessions, Hot Laps with Pro drivers and a chance to drive our AMGs on an Auto Cross course. We also plan to have a couple of special guests and a couple of our usual surprises.
Members are welcome to bring a limited number of guests (up to 3) as long as they arrive with the PL member. Unfortunately, due to track requirements, children under the age of 15 are not permitted. Please keep in mind that this event will be conducted while an AMG Driving Academy event is also going on. Due to this, some areas of the track will be restricted and PL members will be asked to stay in designated areas. Under no circumstances will PL members be allowed to interfere with the AMG Driving Academy event that will happening at the same time.
As we know our members would like a chance to drive at this event, we have been able to set aside time from 5:30 PM to 7 PM where we will be able to use the AMG Driving Academy Auto Cross course. Due to the limed time that we have to use the course it will only be open to AMG Private Lounge members for participation. We will not be able to accommodate members' guests as drivers.
Each AMG Private Lounge member and guest in attendance will be also able to participate in a hot lap around the Palm Beach International Raceway road course in an AMG with a Pro driver driving, time permitting*. (*as noted above, due to the track time constraints, we may be limited to the number of people that we can take for hot laps at this event. The PL team will do everything possible to accommodate all PL members and their guests.)
Please keep in mind that the purpose of this event is to allow our Private Lounge members a chance to get together, view AMG vehicles and talk with the AMG Private Lounge Team. THIS IS NOT AN ON TRACK EVENT MEMBERS WILL NOT HAVE A CHANCE TO DRIVE ON THE PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY TRACK AS A PART OF THIS EVENT.
There is no cost to attend but registration for this event is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
The schedule will be as follows: (Subject to revision as required)
AMG Private Lounge Gathering at Palm Beach International Raceway
Saturday, May 10, 2014
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Welcome/Registration
3:00 PM 7:00 PM Meet and greet
3:00 PM 7:00 PM AMG Vehicles on Display
4:00 PM 5:00 PM AMG Presentation
5:00 PM 5:15 PM Group Picture
5:30 PM 7:00 PM Autocross
5:30 PM 7:00 PM Hot Laps
7:00 PM 7:30 PM Departures
We hope that you can join us and look forward to what we believe may become the largest gatherings of AMG vehicles on the East Coast of the US.
Please let us know what questions that you may have!
Your AMG Private Lounge Team
Drag Racing For AMG Owners at Palm Beach International Raceway (PBI
With the AMG Private Lounge Gathering at PBIR on Saturday, May 10th we have been notified by the track that PBIR will be opening up the Drag Strip from 7 PM to 10 PM exclusively for AMG Owners. This is an incredible opportunity to have a chance to drag race your AMG in a controlled environment with a limited number of participants on a Saturday night.*
This event is open only to AMG owners and their guests (Only AMG vehicles will be permitted to drag race by PBIR.)
This event is open to novice and experienced drivers.
A drivers briefing will take place at the time of track registration.
All vehicles will be inspected by race track officials.
The cost to attend will be $150 per vehicle. (This will be paid at on track registration directly to PBIR.)
Staging for Drag Racing will begin at 6:30 PM with racing beginning at 7:00 PM.
The track will be fully prepped including VHT.
Depending on the total number of participants, we would expect that between 15 and 20+ runs are possible per participant.
Drag Racing takes place weather permitting (there is no rain check date.)
The concession stand will be open from 7 until 10 PM.
PBIR has requested an accurate count of the number of vehicles that would like to participate. If you would like to drag race your AMG at PBIR on May 10th, please visit this link and post that you would like to attend, what vehicle you plan to race and the number of guests that you plan bring.
Click here to register.