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Luxury Supercar PDC Special

By Michael Provenzano on Jul 27, 2011 at 05:35PM in

Special rates offered to PDC members for Luxury Supercar Weekend.

Luxury Supercar Weekend

Whether you love vintage or state-of-the-art luxury super cars, the people who drive them (or wish they did) or just a good event, this automotive show at the Van Dusen Botanical Garden celebrates all three. Don’t think it’s just for auto aficionados - Luxury + Supercar Weekend is a garden party where the allure centers on beautiful cars and the people who appreciate them. This event is one of the rare chances for PDC members to socialize and network against the backdrop of the greatest invited collection of automotive design the world has ever produced, while surrounded by the lush beauty of Shaughnessy’s most famous central location.

Invited for display will be the finest examples of the latest and classic luxury, electric and elite super cars from the world’s most famous manufacturers, including: Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ferrari, Maserati, Maybach, Bentley, Aston Martin, McLaren, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Spyker, Cadillac, Lotus, Porsche, Tesla, Lexus, Corvette, Morgan, Saleen, Range Rover, Audi, and Fisker
A select group of race car drivers, professional athletes and celebrities will be attending. Complete details and tickets are available at http://www.Luxurysupercar.com
• Saturday September 10 from 11 am -5 pm Opening day” Super Car Saturday”
• Sunday September 11 from 11 am- 5 pm “The Shaughnessy Concours D’Elegance”
Ample Free parking is available in the Van Dusen lot and along Oak Street and 37th Ave.

Tickets, which includes lunch and beverages, start at $125. But PDC has arranged a special rate of just $100 for its members. Contact our President, Michael Provenzano, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for your discount code which entitles you to this special rate when registering on the Luxury Supercar Weekend website.

 

E-newsletter July 2011

By Michael Provenzano on Jul 27, 2011 at 05:31PM in

PDC E-Newsletter for July 2011

PDC Newsletter – July 2011


PDC’s Next Event: Monday, August 29th

Our next event is just around the corner. A ‘full blown’ school day with instructors from Driving Unlimited (http://www.drivingunlimited.com) as well as the great team of instructors from PDC, it is going to be a great time. The weather at the end of August is usually perfect - warm, but not hot, and sunny.And since it will have been some time since our previous event, we expect a lot of interest for this event. And, as a bonus, PDC will throw in a great catered lunch, if we get sufficient registrations. Long sessions on the track, a free lunch and a low price…..this is an event you won’t want to miss.

PDC’s Tech Director Rob Boznik in his über GTI chases Event Director Brian Yeung in his GT3RS.

Don’t miss this event. Registration is now open.

Introduce a Friend to PDC, and you both drive for Half Price!

The only thing better than a track day, is a track day for half price. For those of us that want the numbers, that is a $250 track day for only $125, HST included.

PDC Treasurer, Anthony Mak, is fast with a refund, and in his Boxster S

PDC wants to see some new faces at our events, so we are now offering 50% off of our usual event fee for both first time particpants and the PDC member that brings them into the Club. If you qualify, be sure to notify our Treasurer, Anthony Mak, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and he will make sure you get your 50% rebate.

Register Early and be entered to win a GoPro HD Camera

Sadly, our May event was cancelled due to low registrations. In PDC’s eleven year history this has never happened before. While the terrible May weather may have been a factor, PDC’s executive have resolved to provide a worthwhile incentive to register early. That is why, for our July 4th event, the first 20 members to sign up for and attend the event will be entered into a draw to win a GoPro HD Camera.

GoPro Hero 960 High-Definition Camera
With a 170-degree wide-angle lens and HD video capture, the HD Hero 960 is a wearable camera that lets you record all your extreme adventures with ease. It comes complete with a helmet front mount, head strap, and two adhesive mounts, and a waterproof housing so it’s ready for all the fun indoors or out.

Features: The HD HERO 960 features a 170-degree wide-angle lens and HD resolutions 960p (1280 x 960) and 720p (1280 x 720) at 30 frames per second. It also snaps 5MP still shots, and can be set in time lapse mode shooting a photo every 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds so you grab that insane split second moment of awesomeness.

• 5MP still camera can be set in single shot mode, self timer, 3 photo burst or time lapse mode
• Ultra-durable housing construction lets you go for a swim down to 180 feet (60m) deep
• A head strap allows you to wear the camera like a headlamp; you can also pull this strap over helmets for easy camera sharing between friends
• Flat and curved surface adhesive baseplates easily adhere onto a surface with simple click on and quick release mounting
• Helmet front mount is a curved extension arm that makes it easy to mount the HD HERO 960 on the front of a helmet like a miner’s light or headlamp; also allows for the camera to be extended out in front of the helmet and pointed back at the wearer, allowing for incredible self portrait videos and photos of the action

The GoPro Camera produces fantastic HD in-car videos and is very popular in the track day community. Register early for the August 29th event and become eligible to win a GoPro HD Camera of your own.

Luxury Supercar Weekend

Whether you love vintage or state-of-the-art luxury super cars, the people who drive them (or wish they did) or just a good event, this automotive show at the Van Dusen Botanical Garden celebrates all three. Don’t think it’s just for auto aficionados - Luxury + Supercar Weekend is a garden party where the allure centers on beautiful cars and the people who appreciate them. This event is one of the rare chances for PDC members to socialize and network against the backdrop of the greatest invited collection of automotive design the world has ever produced, while surrounded by the lush beauty of Shaughnessy’s most famous central location.

Invited for display will be the finest examples of the latest and classic luxury, electric and elite super cars from the world’s most famous manufacturers, including: Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ferrari, Maserati, Maybach, Bentley, Aston Martin, McLaren, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Spyker, Cadillac, Lotus, Porsche, Tesla, Lexus, Corvette, Morgan, Saleen, Range Rover, Audi, and Fisker
A select group of race car drivers, professional athletes and celebrities will be attending. Complete details and tickets are available at http://www.Luxurysupercar.com
• Saturday September 10 from 11 am -5 pm Opening day” Super Car Saturday”
• Sunday September 11 from 11 am- 5 pm “The Shaughnessy Concours D’Elegance”
Ample Free parking is available in the Van Dusen lot and along Oak Street and 37th Ave.

Tickets, which includes lunch and beverages, start at $125. But PDC has arranged a special rate of just $100 for its members. Contact our President, Michael Provenzano, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for your discount code which entitles you to this special rate when registering on the Luxury Supercar Weekend website.

Pictures and Articles are Welcomed

Remember that we welcome your pictures from a PDC track day (or any other motorsport event) to be posted on our website. Please upload them at: http://performancedriversclub.org/index.php/gallery/

Volunteers are Also Welcomed

We often get asked by members how they can become more involved in the Club events. One of the best ways is to assist the Tech Inspection Team with its morning inspection of cars for the event. Not only will you meet some of the executives and other volunteers and participants but you will get a chance to learn about some of the great cars and their owners that take part in our events.

Contact our Tech Team Captains, Rob & Phil Boznik at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you want to assist.

Did you Thank a Turn Worker at the Last Event?

Regardless if the weather is wet or dry, hot or cold, turn workers spend long hours at their corner making sure it is safe for us to drive around the track. The next time you are driving your cool down lap, remember to give them a wave, as a small ‘thank you’ for doing their job so we can have fun.

PDC Supports BC Rehab

Many victims of serious motor vehicle accidents benefit from the services offered by BC Rehab, an independent, non-governmental, non-profit society.  That is why PDC supports BC Rehab [bcrehab.com]


From each participation fee paid by a member for a PDC track event, $5.00 is donated to BC Rehab. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but over the years, PDC has collected thousands of dollars for BC Rehab. So remember that when you are enjoying your day at the track, you are also helping a organization that is helping British Columbians.

Street Racing is Stupid!

PDC encourages every member to spread that message. There is only one place for high speed driving - on the racetrack. So if you know someone who needs a little education about high performance driving, encourage them to join PDC.  It will definitely be the biggest favour you can do for them. At the least,  it will teach them all about high performance driving. And it could save a life.

Michael Provenzano

President


Performance Drivers Club
www.performancedriversclub.org

 

 

 

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