Maserati Driving School
This year's Maserati Driving School was an excellent success! A great opportunity where our clients received a unique experience of driving their very own Maserati on the Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, Monterey.
Having the sights, sounds, and smells of the track all around them, our students were eager to get out on to the track. First a crash course of sorts was necessary to help the drivers get an idea of what they could expect while on the raceway.
Jonathan Frost, and Thomas Merrill, two accomplished
and experienced drivers, along with our President Mario Buindo, helped
walk through each step of what the day had in store.
After the necessary items where addressed such
as what flags to watch for, hand signals for how to safely let others
pass, etc. The students got their helmets on were led out onto the track
in three groups, red, white, and green.
Instruction was mandatory (without exception) for all drivers and were in a lead and follow (ducks in a row) format. Instruction was the first and most important focus to help the drivers learn appropriate skills needed to navigate the driving circuit in a safe and controlled manner.
Instructors helped to guide and teach important understanding of driving dynamics and characteristics of the vehicle. This is to help the drivers become a much safer driver in all environments. This was not a wheel to wheel racing event nor was it a timed event. The drivers followed a leading car driven by one of our professional drivers. When the skill level increased throughout the day, the drivers had the opportunity to run the circuit on their own.
After each session the instructors would review with
the students in a debriefing lesson.
These debriefings would highlight movements the instructors noticed, and or things to continue to watch for during the following driving sessions. These "download" sessions were extremely useful for the students, so as to keep their minds on the right and wrong track behaviors.
As part of our high standard for excellence, a fabulous lunch was provided for the students to keep energy at a maximum. Catering was made possible by Tarpy's Restaurant.
After 3 full lead and follow sessions around the track, our clients got to put their new found knowledge to use and go around the course for a final session giving them the freedom to put their skills to the test.
Unfortunately, we had to cut the day short because of a fire that had occurred along turn #6 between our 4th and 5th session. However, everyone raved about the fun they had, and the experience they gained throughout the day. We certainly had a blast and hope to see many new and returning faces for the next driving schools in the future.
Rock The Casbah - Children's Health Guild
Maserati of Walnut Creek would like to congratulate the women of The Children's Health Guild for their hard work and success in the Rock The Casbah Event this past Saturday, May 30th at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley. We're so proud to be able to contribute to such a good cause supporting the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and George Mark's Children's House.
Ferrari Club Meeting
Here at Maserati of Walnut Creek, Ferrari has always been a brand that our team members are passionate and extremely knowledgeable about. Our collection has expanded quite a bit in the last year, and we are loving every second of it. So it was only natural that we host the Ferrari Club of America, Pacific Chapter's meeting this past Wednesday evening. Various members of the club came for some good eats and conversation before getting down to business. Some members even sported their vintage Ferrari models for all to gaze at.
It was a pleasure for us to meet the club members, and share a lovely evening with everyone. And we hope to see you back soon!
Claremont Hotel Ride & Drive 4-24-15
The end of April means the beginning of event season here
at Maserati of Walnut Creek. We were fortunate enough to start our
season in partnering with the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley to host our
first Ride & Drive event of the year. The beautiful weather made
for some perfect driving conditions through the Oakland hills. Our
clients had a blast getting behind the wheel and getting a hands on look
at what an exceptional and unique driving experience holds.
Take a look at some of the photos from
the event, and see what you might have missed. Keep checking in on our
Facebook page also for updates on upcoming events in the future.
Katy Yong, Director of
Fitness & Club Events (right) and associates, were so helpful in
setting up and making sure we were accommodated all weekend. THANK
BIG thank you to the Claremont Hotel & Spa staff and our
clients, for making our first Ride & Drive event of the season a
success! See you next time.
What a night it was! We were delighted to meet and engage with some of the most amazing local Contra Costa County leaders, clients, and friends while showcasing some of the most exclusive Maserati we have in our inventory. We shared exciting news about Maserati new model releases while our guests enjoys some beautiful hors d'oeuvres,
We thank everyone who attended, we hope that you had as much fun as we did, and we hope to see you at our next event.
Trofeo World Series 2013 - ShanghaiThe last race in round five of the Maserati Trofeo MC World Series, held at Shanghai, saw Ange Barde climb to the top of the podium. Barde's latest win is a repeat of his victory in the endurance event at Sonoma in August. The Frenchman's victory marked a turnaround in his fortunes in China after two retirements on Saturday. Barde made the most of his not being handicapped during the pits stops, extra time that Renaud Kuppens (second) and Mikkel Mac (third) had to sit out.
Join us and come see the new Ghibli
Sunday September 22nd 2013
starting at 11am
Hartz Avenue, Old Town Danville
For all the photos please visit the Facebook album.