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Topic: AMG Driving Academy
The AMG Private Lounge – Have you Signed Up?

The AMG Private Lounge is the place to be if you own an AMG!

This online community is limited to people who share your passion for your AMGs. There are discussion boards, regular interaction from the AMG experts at Mercedes-Benz and lots of sneak peeks, invitations and giveaways!

Right now they are preparing a special sneak peek at the all-new AMG GT. You aren’t invited if you aren’t a member!

Professional AMG Driving Academy Video

I have participated in the AMG Driving Academy here in the US and loved every second of it. I’ve even been recorded doing hot laps. The instructors for the Academy lead three cars with amateur drivers around a high speed circuit while looking in their rearview mirrors and coaching! They are just amazing! The video below really demonstrates how they can perform incredible feats of driving while narrating the experience.

Win a Trip to the AMG Driving Academy at Leguna Seca!

Visit the MBUSA Facebook page to register! You could win:

  • Two seats to AMG Driving Academy Basic Course on October 19th 2013.
  • Airfare for winner and guest.
  • Three night stay at Laguna Beach

Don’t want to wait until October? The AMG Driving Academy is coming to Road Atlanta on August 29th! I know Fitz is going…has anyone else signed up yet?

The 2013 AMG Driving Academy Returns to Road Atlanta!

The AMG Driving Academy is an amazing day at the track! It gives you the opportunity to drive our AMG vehicles in a way that you just can’t experience on normal roads. Whether you are an AMG owner looking to see what the car can do (without wearing out your own tires) or an enthusiast looking to be impressed this event is the one for you!

The 2013 schedule has been announced and they are coming back to Road Atlanta…and some other world famous tracks! You can view the full schedule at the AMG Driving Academy site.

If you purchased a AMG vehicle in the 12 months preceding an event you are eligible to attend the one-day Basic class for free through the AMG Purchase Reward Program.

If you want to see what you’ll experience at the event you can take a look at my previous posts. Please excuse all the giggling in the videos…it is just so fun!

Win a Trip to the AMG Driving Academy!

Visit the MBUSA Facebook Page and Like It for a chance to win tickets to the AMG Driving Academy!

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I have attended a few times here in Atlanta and it is the only place you can really appreciate our AMG models!

2012 AMG Driving Academy Announced!

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The 2012 AMG Driving Academy is expanding to 5 locations this year! The AMG Driving Academy is an intensive, high-speed, performance driving school that allows participants to experience a selection of AMG vehicles to the fullest. Under the guidance of expert racing instructors, attendees gain top-level driving skills, experience thrills and adrenaline rushes usually reserved for pro racing drivers and form unforgettable memories and connections with other AMG and racing enthusiasts.

 I have been lucky enough to attend the event at Road Atlanta a couple of times and can’t say enough good things about the vehicles, the event and the staff! You can see some of my videos on my prior AMG Academy posts. I am bummed that I won’t get a chance to attend this year but I am excited that the folks in Texas and Florida will be getting an opportunity to attend closer to home!

If you have purchased an AMG vehicle in 2011 or 2012 you have already earned a complimentary seat at the Basic Training program! Visit the AMG Purchase Rewards site for all the details!

You can book seats through the AMG Dricing Academy website. This is a great gift for a driving enthusiast, and AMG owner, or for yourself! You will not be disappointed!

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Mercedes-Benz AMG Driving Academy Sweepstakes – Win a trip to Laguna Seca!

Now is your chance! Mercedes-Benz is giving away a trip for you and 3 guests to attend the AMG Driving Academy in Laguna Seca before the end of the year! All you have to do is visit the MBUSA AMG Driving Academy Facebook Page, Like them and register to win! Make sure to share this with your Facebook friends…they can take you if they win! (and I would be happy to go again if you need a fourth!)

Enter now through September 15th. The winner wil be announced on September 21st and will receive:

  • Attendance for for paticipants at the AMG Driving Academy Basic Course in Laguna Seca
  • Round-Trip airfare for four from the nearest major airport
  • Two nights of hotel accommodations
  • Transportation from the hotel and airport
  • $500 check

The fine print says you can only enter once, must be 21 years of age or older and US residents to win. Good Luck!

For great videos about what you’ll learn at the Academy, take a look at the Tommy Kendall series at the MBUSA YouTube channel!

AMG Driving Academy Performance Video Series

Mercedes-Benz has begun posting a series of nine videos, hosted by Tommy Kendall, giving performance driving lessons. For those of you who can’t attend the AMG Driving Academy in person, this might be the next best thing!

AMG Driving Academy – My SLS Hot Laps

Here is the telemetry video that was recorded while I was doing hot laps in the SLS AMG. You can see speed, g-forces and my track position on the “dashboard” as well as my perspective and my face while driving! It looks like I am talking to myself the whole time…I am! I was repeating all of the instruction I had gotten throughout the day – Drift left here, apex, eyes up, spot the next cone, apex, accelerate hard,  BRAKE! Also, when the instructor comes over the radio it was not me who had been too aggressive, it was the car behind me.

The AMG Academy comes back to Road Atlanta on Friday – You can visit the AMG Academy website for all the details.

2011 AMG Driving Academy at Road Atlanta – I Was There!

Last Wednesday I was able to attend the 1-Day Basic Training at the AMG Driving Academy at Road Atlanta. It was even better than I remembered from last year! The vehicles we unbelievable – C63 AMG, E63 AMG, SLS AMG, SLK55 AMG – the staff was world class and the track was thrilling! All day the instructors  encouraged me to accelerate faster, brake harder and be more aggressive. In addition to having a great time, I think I also became a better driver. Here is the video I made during the event. Please pardon all the giggling…it is just so much fun!

There are still openings for the rest of the dates!


  • April 1, 2, 5, 7, 8 at Road Atlanta
  • May 12, 13, 14, 18 and  June 14, 15, 16 at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut
  • September, October and November Dates at Leguna Seca


  • April 3-4 at Road Atlanta
  • May 16-17 at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut
  • September 25-26 and October 23-24 at Leguna Seca


  • April 9-11 at Road Atlanta
  • November 10-12 at Leguna Seca

You can visit the website to contact the staff or book your dates. If you have an AMG you should go to see what your car can really do. If you are considering an AMG you should go to get  REAL test drive! Everyone should go – AMG owner or not!

Thank you AMG Driving Academy for an unparalleled experience!

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