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Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: shummer on May 19, 2003, 03:56:22 PM
Mercedes is hosting a driving event at Invesco Field at Mile High later in the summer. Myself and a co-worker just signed up for the August 15, Friday, 2-4pm timeslot. We'll be getting a massage while waiting to drive (hopefully) the C32 AMG (349 hp/332 lb-ft).

Check out the web-site: http://www.c-spotdriveparty.com/default.asp
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: ColoradoB5 on May 28, 2003, 06:20:23 AM
That sounds like fun!
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: shummer on May 28, 2003, 08:00:10 AM
I guess it depends when the Nat'l GTG in Chicago is. It might be during that same weekend. Even though I want to road trip to Chicago, I might have to stay here. If anyone wants to join me driving a new Mercedes around some cones, then I think we will have a grand time. :D

Even if you can't make it on Friday (take time off work), the event goes on Saturday and Sunday. The rest of you yahoos can gtg then.
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: ColoradoB5 on May 28, 2003, 08:11:37 AM
Hey who told you I was a yahoo?

Dang, see what happens when you have 2 Mountain Dews in the morning?
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: shummer on July 16, 2003, 09:17:48 AM
Did I mention this event is FREE? It's only one month away. Just reserve a time during the weekend and flog some nice cars. No conflicts either with the Nat'l or RMCB5 GTGs.
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: jayryan on July 19, 2003, 05:46:35 PM
Andrew, how does this thing work exactly?
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: shummer on July 19, 2003, 08:39:32 PM
Since this will be my first time, I'm guessing it'll go something like this: show up before your alotted 2-hour time slot, sign in, drive as many test cars as you can on three different courses (slalom, wet course, and autocross type course), ride passenger w/ a pro driver in an AMG car, and check out the different booths/displays.
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: madigan on July 21, 2003, 07:32:04 PM
Hey guys,

I've done a couple of these driving events and they are quite fun. Most recently, I did the new Volvo XC90 (SUV) driving challenge, which was a few months ago at Invesco field. There were 4 different tracks set up and on three of the tracks individuals could drive through the course by themselves - on the fourth track a "professional" driver drove passengers through a course to demonstrate Volvo's anti-rollover protection. It was a good time. They provide food and video games all sorts of stuff. Ill be at the Mercedes C-Spot driving event on Sunday, August 17th.

Basically, show up 15 minutes before your scheduled time, sign-in, eat free food, play video games, listen to someone talk about the various models, watch demonstrations and finally drive, drive, drive! :)

madigan
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 21, 2003, 08:42:45 PM
I signed up for Saturday the 16th 9-11.
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: jayryan on July 23, 2003, 11:52:57 AM
I'm a loser...I don't know how to sign up....it said I needed and invitation number or some jazz like that....eh, maybe next time
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 23, 2003, 01:31:44 PM
No you don't, it is just deceiving. I thought the same thing, that is just to track your invite and give you priority on the times and stuff like that.
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: velo on July 31, 2003, 12:15:35 PM
I signed up for the 9-11 slot on Saturday as well.  Ya'll should try to get a close time slot so we can hang out and watch each other drive and what not.

Sounds like a fun time  :D
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: jayryan on August 01, 2003, 11:59:02 AM
I'll be there on Sat. 9-11 :D

We should wear our shirts...Jay, I'll bring you money this time :roll:

Do we need helmets?
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: madigan on August 01, 2003, 12:59:37 PM
I wonder if I can change my reservation, since all you guys are going on Saturday? I'll have to look into it. I'd like to get a shirt too.

madigan
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: jayryan on August 14, 2003, 07:14:10 AM
Were you able to get your date changed Mad?
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: 92UrS4 on August 14, 2003, 08:21:59 AM
Hey guys, I wont be going to this, I wonder if someone can just go in my place and say they are me?

I can't be driving like with my current situation and I need to attend a memorial service unexpectedly.

If anyone needs shirts and wants to get them before Saturday let me know.
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: jayryan on August 14, 2003, 10:39:59 AM
Jay,
Man, I'm really sorry to hear about the loss...let me know if there's anything I can do...
Maybe Mad can go in your place since he wants to do Sat. now anyway..
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: madigan on August 14, 2003, 10:47:21 AM
Quote from: "TLJR20v"
Maybe Mad can go in your place since he wants to do Sat. now anyway..


That is a great idea but you have to show ID when you arrive. They have your name tag posted on a board that you pick up, show your ID to a rep and then get your badge and stuff. Anyway I will be attending my "company picnic" on Saturday so, oh well. Next time we'll all have to coordinate.

madcap
Title: Tips for the C-Spot Drive Party
Post by: shummer on August 15, 2003, 03:27:20 PM
1. Don't eat before hand. They have all-you-can-eat appetizers there plus all-you-can-drink bottled water and drinks.

2. After eating, go straight outside to the 3 driving courses. Don't wait for the presentation. It's all marketing hype.

3. Ignore the speed limits on the 2 courses that you drive. They're at 20mph and 10mph. Otherwise, you won't be having any fun at all. They didn't kick me out or say anything when I drove their cars like hell.

They didn't check the confirmation number at all when my friend and I arrived there, even though there is a spot on the waiver for the confirmation number. If you didn't reserve a spot for the weekend, I say you just show up at the Invesco Field parking lot and do it. They didn't check my name or anything to see if I actually reserved a spot via the Internet, just my driver's license for waiver/liability purposes.

The two courses you drive are very tight. Totally different than SCR, but you can still have a blast making the tires scream. The "Hot Lap" with the professional driver is amazing!

You WILL NOT be able to drive the C32 AMG.
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: 92UrS4 on August 15, 2003, 05:55:51 PM
Tahnks for the info Andrew, FYI, I did formally cancel my spot to open a spot for someone else.
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: jayryan on August 18, 2003, 09:13:09 AM
The driving event was awesome. Thanks Andrew for posting the link. The food was great, the tracks were fun, but there wasn't enough driving time :cry:
Oh well, I'll have to do SCR sometime.
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: ColoradoB5 on August 18, 2003, 09:18:20 AM
It sounds like it was fun.  Did either of you guys take any pictures?
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: jayryan on August 18, 2003, 09:45:25 AM
Sorry Dubster...I didn't
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: madigan on August 18, 2003, 09:58:04 AM
I went yesterday and forgot my camera. :(   JR is right, some of us just aren't big on photography  :oops: I had lots of fun though. I really liked the C-coupe with 19" LM's.

Mark
Title: C Spot Drive Party - Mercedes Driving Event August 15-17
Post by: jayryan on August 18, 2003, 10:16:25 AM
I took the C320 wagon around the wet track a few times and loved it! That car's got guts and agility for a wagon