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It seems like not that long ago the race season was beginning and I was welcoming our first class of the year to AMG Driving Academy in Palm Beach, FL. The old saying, “Time flies when you are flying around the racetrack in an AMG!” certainly applies. OK, so it is not an old saying, but I suspect it will become one for as long as AMG Driving Academy is around.
In an earlier blog, I said that the E63 AMG was my favorite car in the AMG Driving Academy fleet. This was said in the context of, “If you had to pick just one car to hit as many of your needs as possible, the E63 AMG was the car for you.” I recalled the impact that the AMG Hammer E-class from the 80’s had on me and countless other teenagers, by shoehorning a big, powerful V8 into a family sedan. If you dig a little further, you will find evidence to support the assertion that the E63 AMG is the modern day incarnation of the car that really put AMG on the performance car map.
Before I drove my first Black Series car (’08 CLK63 AMG Black Series), I thought it was going to be just a little bit more of everything that I was used to from AMG. Boy was I wrong!
AMG Driving Academy has just concluded 8 straight days on the outskirts of Los Angeles at Auto Club Speedway, one of the newer (finished in 1996) racetracks in America. What the speedway lacks in long history, sepia toned photographs and nostalgia, makes up for an incredible facility and even more incredible speed!
Fall is here which means there is a chill in the air and the AMG Driving Academy is winding down. But, much like the holiday season, we have arguably saved the best for last. November brings the last training sessions of the year at world famous Laguna Seca Raceway, including a 3-day Pro Training.