2013 AudiTron Celebrity Dinner
Registration closed May 8, 2013 11:59 PM on May 8, 2013 11:59 PM PDT Registration ends May 8, 2013 11:59 PM on May 8, 2013 11:59 PM PDT Registration opens March 7, 2013 12:00 AM on March 7, 2013 12:00 AM PST Registration runs from March 7, 2013 12:00 AM to May 8, 2013 11:59 PM
AudiTron Celebrity Dinner
As part of the HPDE that we are running at Thunderhill, during the weekend of May 10 - 12th, we're been lucky enough to have Dion Von Moltke join us for the banquet, and for the weekend. Dion will be giving celebrity “ride-alongs” over the course of the weekend, but for those of you that can't attend AudiTron; we're giving you a chance to join us for the banquet on Saturday night.
The banquet will be held at Thunderhill Racetrack, in the main conference center and drivers lounge. The banquet and festivities will begin immediately following the last track session, which is expected to end at 5:00, and Jim Thompson, the chef at Thunderhill is preparing a very special meal for us. I'm sure you'll love it, but if you're curious, you can see the details below.
For those who also wish to take rides with instructors, please arrive at the track early, and bring your Audi Club ID card. You will be able to rent a helmet, take rides with instructors, and experience the track like it was meant to be experienced.
The banquet will immediately precede the auction, which allows the club to offer products and services to our members at great prices, and for which all of the proceeds are donated directly to the club. Read the information below, so that you have a full understanding of the event, the dinner, the auction, and Dion's talk.
Special Celebrity driver appearance
We're very pleased to announce that Dion von Moltke will join us for AudiTron 2013. For those of you that are race fans, you know that Dion is one of Audi’s top R-8 drivers, and he and his team members won the GT class in the 2013 Grand-AM Rolex race at Daytona just a few weeks ago, making him the winner of 2 of America's 3 endurance races in a 12 month period. Dion also won his class in a Porsche GT3 at the Sebring 12 hours ALMS race in 2012. Dion has a number of other racing accomplishments, and you can read more about his racing experience at his website. We've got a lot different activities planned for Dion while he's at the track with us, so read carefully, and act quickly.
During the Saturday banquet, Dion be offering us a captivating dinner talk, and over the course of the weekend he'll be glad to talk to you one-on-one or sign autographs, and give out fan cards. Dion has raced for several different teams, so he can share stores about driving for Alex Job Racing, APR Motorsports, and Audi Sport, to name a few. He's also got numerous other anecdotes about the life of a driver and if we get him in the right mood, he might even share his thoughts about Wolfgang Ulrich, the head of Audi Sport Racing Program worldwide. In addition to the talk, we'll be sure to allow for Q&A time at the end of the discussion.
Dion has also offered to let us auction some of his racing memorabilia, which you can bid on during the night's auction. We might even be able to raffle away some other collectables, but we'll provide you with more information in subsequent emails.
Have you ever wanted a professional race driver to ride along with you while you make a few laps on the track? Well, here's your chance to enjoy having a pro in the car with you, as you enjoy one of your track sessions over the course of the weekend. Take advantage of one of the 10 available slots, and Dion will meet you at the grid, ride with you during the session, and spend some time debriefing afterwards. While on the grid, you and Dion set an outline of what you want to discuss, and how you want to use your time, but with his ability to learn tracks quickly, and to cut fast laps, it seems natural what the two of you might want to talk about. There will only be 10 sessions available to participants and we expect them to get reserved rather quickly. The cost for a ride-along is only $50 for each session. If you're interested, please select the "Celebrity ride-along" option during registration, and we'll get you scheduled for an available slot. This offer is only available to drivers that are at Level C or D, or are instructors. Once you register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and he'll get you scheduled for your session. Sessions will be assigned based on a first come, first served basis, and all sessions will be reserved in advance.
For those of you that have already registered for the event, there are no extra costs. In fact, you can continue to invite as many family members to dinner as you like, and the cost for any or all of them will continue to be $35. We will however be opening this dinner up to others who have not registered for the event, but are interested in attending. The cost to them will be $70/each.
For this year's Auditron, we're following the theme of Wild American BBQ. We've arranged to have wild boar, and pulled pork to headline the evening's menu, along with all of the usual “fixens”. For those that cannot eat or prefer not to eat pork, we'll be offering a number of other suitable options. We are arranging for the boar to be local, and very fresh. Jim Thompson, the chef at Thunderhill tells me that it's pretty likely that we'll smell the Boar and Pork all day long, as he smokes it for about 14 hours or so.
This portion of the program is only now coming together, so if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pat O'Neal (email@example.com ) the event master, or Cliff Musante (firstname.lastname@example.org ), who is arranging for Dion to join us.