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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!

Atlanta Classic Cars Defensive Driving and Autocross – July 17th!

Atlanta Classic Cars will host the Mercedes-Benz Club of America’s Defensive Driving Course at the dealership on Sunday, July 17.  This event is open to the public to participate!

The Defensive Driving portion runs from 9am-12noon; Autocross runs from 1pm-4pm Participants provide thier own vehicle. The event is open to all licensed drivers and 15 year olds who have had their learner’s permit for more than 6 months.

A “certificate of completion” will be issued stating the participant completed 45 minutes of classroom instruction and completed defensive driving course exercises. You’ll need to check with your individual insurance company to see if this will help lower your premiums. 

 Registration is required as space is limited. To request a registration form please contact Paula Locke at plocke@atlantaclassiccars.com. The cost is $20 per registrant and lunch will be provided.

2012 C63 AMG Sets Record…and Needs Tires!

MAURO CALO BREAKS THE WORLD RECORD FOR THE LONGEST CAR DRIFT

Today, 19 June, Mauro Calo proved his driving flair by breaking the world record for the longest car drift at Mercedes-Benz World, Surrey. Mauro smashed the existing World Record by 394 metres achieving a total distance of 2308 metres to add his name to the record books and the title to his established driving career.

To achieve the record breaking distance, Mauro chose part of the Handling Circuit at Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge Surrey. The circuit provided a complete 360 degree circle of tarmac which saw him complete almost 8 laps.

Mauro is no stranger to Mercedes-Benz World as his career as a professional driver includes working at the venue providing driving experiences to guests and also entertaining crowds with precision driving skills in the dynamic Silver Arrows Display.

Andrew Mallery, Commercial Operations Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars commented: “When Mauro approached us to hold his record breaking attempt on the circuit at Mercedes-Benz World we were happy to offer him the support. He has been a valuable member of the driving experience team for several years and is a respected driver in the industry, so there was no doubt he would achieve his aim”.

For further information on events and activities at Mercedes-Benz World contact Simon Bench – simon.bench@daimler.com 01908 245611.

Lego Unimog is Coming Soon!

What a fun gift this would be for the Mercedes-Benz or Lego enthusiast in your life! I’ve already added it to my holiday shopping list! If it shows up in a store near you let me know…it is not yet available on the Lego Technic site.

Mercedes-Benz Tweet Race to the Big Game!

Mercedes-Benz is hosting the World’s First Twitter-Powered Race!

Earlier this week Mercedes-Benz announced it is recruiting four social media savvy teams to race to the Super Bowl in Dallas using “Twitter-Power.” These two-person teams will start in four different US cities, in four different Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and their ability to progress towards the finish line will be determined by the volume of  social media activity they can generate. The winning team will each receive a 2012 C-Class Coupe!

If you are interested in applying or want to follow the race, visit the Mercedes-Benz Facebook Page for more details.

Atlanta Classic Cars and Toys for Tots!

We having great success with our Toys for Tots E350 Cabriolet! It is full to overflowing and we have two days left. The Marines will be here at noon on Friday to collect the toys…so if you are in the neighborhood, please drop off a toy! It has been a joy to watch the car be filled!

DuPont’s Global Automotive Color Popularity Report 2010

As the global automotive coatings leader, DuPont issued its 58th Global Automotive Color Popularity Report, which lists silver and black in tight competition for the title of “world’s most popular car color.”

The top 10 global vehicle colors are as follows:
1. Silver – 26 percent
2. Black/Black Effect – 24 percent
3. White/White Pearl and Gray – 16 percent each (tie)
5. Red – 6 percent
6. Blue – 5 percent
7. Brown/Beige – 3 percent
8. Green – 2 percent
9. Yellow/Gold – 1 percent
10. Others – <1 percent

The North American chart below shows that white is #1 for the fourth year in a row. Keep an eye on Brown/Beige…I hear it is up and coming!

Atlanta Classic Cars and Toys for Tots!

Help us fill our E350 Cabriolet with Toys for Tots!

As an official drop off point, Atlanta Classic Cars is proud to support the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

If you are going to be in our neighborhood for service or just to visit please bring a toy! Thank you!

My ML puts the Utility is Sport Utility Vehicle!

It’s not all about good looks, comfort and safety…My 2007 ML320 CDI sometimes has to act like a work truck! The ML towed a few tons of wood from one side of the yard to the other while climbing steep grades and maneuvering through tight spaces. What a great all-around vehicle!

Buy A Mercedes-Benz And Stay At Wynn Las Vegas For Free

Mercedes Wynn Las Vegas

Mercedes-Benz has announced a partnership with Wynn Las Vegas that will garner our new owners one or two free nights at the world-renowned 5 Star, 5 Diamond Wynn Las Vegas in Nevada!

One night for C-Class, E-Class, CLK-Class, SLK-Class, ML-Class, R-Class, GL450 or GLK-Class.

Two nights for S-Class, SL-Class, CL-Class, CLS-Class, G-Class, GL550, Maybach, SLR or AMG.

Vehicle must be a 2009 or 2010 Model Year purchased between January 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010.

To take adavatge of this offer you can e-mail or fax your purchase or lease agreement to Mercedes-Benz at wynn@mbusa.com or (201)476-2858. They will give you a special reservation code that you can use to claim your free nights. There are restrictions on minimum stay and the free nights cannot be on a Friday or Saturday. Mercedes will provide you with the details when you get your reservation code.

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