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#1 Posted : Friday, July 1, 2016 3:30:40 PM(UTC)

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Just wanted to make sure everyone has this information on the Team Shelby South Atlantic Summer Party!


July, 14 - 17th - Palm Beach, Key Largo & Miami!


For tickets and more information:




Thursday July 14, 2016 – Shelby/Ford Car Show

Meetup at Gus Machado Ford

More details TBA

Friday July 15, 2016 - Track Night - Under The Lights

Palm Beach International Raceway

Registration 4pm - 5pm - Drivers MUST be checked in by 5 – Track goes hot at 6

Palm Beach International Raceway is the appetizer for this amazing FEAST of a weekend. Your appetite for High- Performance and HOT Rods WILL be filled by the end of the weekend...

Saturday July 16, 2016 - Miami to Islamorada Poker Run

  • 8:45 am - Poker Run Starting Point – Black Point Park and Marina

    • Meet-up location for ALL Poker Run cars
    • Great photo opportunities at this South Florida Landmark
    • Head out @ 9:30am to the next stop.

  • 10am - Poker Run 2nd Stop
  • Homestead- Miami Speedway
  • Pull into the Infield of the world-famous Homestead-Miami Speedway. Get a few photos and say hello to the folks from Miami Exotic Auto Racing as they are on the track... Car show participants can take an opportunity to participate in a parade lap on the road course... a teaser for the track fun coming tomorrow
  • Alabama Jacks on Card Sound Road at the start of the Keys.
  • Stop by this Florida classic at the entrance to the Florida Keys... another great place to snap a few photos. Cross the famous Card Sound Road Bridge. A great view from the top of this, high rise bridge. There IS a toll here...
  • $1.00 to cross the bridge and they DON'T take Sunpass or any of the automatic toll systems.
  • BBQ at Dolphins Plus - Swim with the Dolphins
  • Enjoy a BBQ Lunch at this, one of the Keys' finest Tourist Attractions. We will have special Shelby parking. We are holding a number of Dolphin Encounters at a very special rate. This is an experience worth having. These will be available, subject to availability with a separate reservation.
  • Holiday Isle Tiki Bar, Islamorada – The official end of the Poker Run and start of the Tiki Bar Party!

    • South Florida Performance Boats will be at the docks offering Poker Run Attendees free Powerboat rides until 6:00pm.
    • 2 Free beers provided by the fine folks at Islamorada Beer Company.
    • Party lasts till whenever… If you’re not staying near the track for the early track day at Homestead, and you want to stay the night in Islamorada, you can book at the Amara Cay Resort at Holiday Isle… for a 15% booking discount, use code SOCIAL to book online or “Social Room” if you call the resort directly. AMARA CAY RESORT (305) 664-0073

  • 12:00 – Poker Run 3rd Stop
  • 12:30 -3:00 Poker Run 4th Stop
  • 3:30- Poker Run 5th and final stop
  • Saturday night Dinner – on your own. You probably want to turn in early so you can get to the track bright eyed!

Sunday July 17, 2016 - Spend the day with US at the track!

  • Homestead - Miami Speedway

    • Track Day Registration opens at 7am – Drivers MUST be checked in by 8am – Track goes hot from 9am – 5pm.
    • There will be Parade Laps between 12-12:30 for all car show and track day participants... get a great photo of your car crossing the Start-Finish line at this awesome speedway!
    • Infield Car Show - Open to all makes, all day, Hosted by Benefit Car Shows. See the information below to register and reserve your spot in the Car Show.
    • Infield Car Corrals – Open to all makes. Car Clubs welcome. See the information below to contact Bill to reserve a spot in the Car Corral.
    • Paddock Vendors Row – Some of our sponsors and Vendors will have displays in the HMS Paddock.
    • Car Clubs and Vendors Contacts - Tony Franco 786-985-4968 and Bill Hofmann - 786-299-2618


The exact schedules and locations for this event are subject to change. This event will run - RAIN OR SHINE. Track Days in the rain gives drivers an opportunity for a whole new experience... and can be just as fun, if not MORE fun than in the dry. Of course due care must be exercised at all times, especially on a wet track.

PACKAGE DEALS Shelby Summer Party 3-Day VIP Package - $575

  • Friday Night – Under the Lights – 2 Hours of track time at Palm Beach International Raceway
  • Access to the VIP Suite at PBIR
  • VIP Parking in the Paddock
  • Saturday Poker Run – Cruise to Islamorada and BBQ Lunch
  • Sunday – Spend the Day with us at the track – 2 MORE hours of track time at world famous Homestead Miami Speedway.
  • All day access to the VIP suite at HMS – Food will be included and Cash Bar will be available for all NON-DRIVING participants.
  • Access to Garage Parking (Garages assigned on a first come, first served basis)
  • Instructor fees will be added for all first time participants or Novice drivers.

Shelby Summer Party 3-Day VIP Guest Pass - $75

  • Friday Night - Access to VIP Suite at PBIR
  • Saturday Poker Run – Cruise to Islamorada and BBQ Lunch
  • All day access to the VIP suite at HMS – Food will be included and Cash Bar will be available for all NON-DRIVING participants.
  • Passenger Wristband for both track days.

Shelby Summer Party 2-Day Driver’s Special - $499


  • Just the Tracks, Man... This special is for the folks that are looking for a straight up Tracks Only Thrill Ride!
  • The Driver’s Package includes:
  • Friday Night – Under the Lights – 2 Hours of track time at Palm Beach International Raceway
  • Sunday – Spend the Day with us at the track – 2 MORE hours of track time at world famous Homestead Miami Speedway.
  • Access to Garage Parking (Garages assigned on a First Come – First Served basis)
  • Instructor fees will be added for all first time participants or Novice Drivers.



Register in Advance for these events to reserve your spot. On-Site registrations will be processed at Ala Carte pricing (Subject to availability)

  • Friday Night – Under the Lights – 2 Hours of track time at Palm Beach International Raceway - $225


  • Saturday Poker Run – Cruise to Islamorada and BBQ Lunch - $35

  • Sunday – Spend the Day with us at the track – 2 hours of track time at HMS - $325



The following items can be processed on site (Subject to availability)

  • Sunday Only - Access to the VIP Suite @ HMS - $45
  • Instructor fees (for novice drivers) - $50
  • Helmet Rental (includes HPDE Headsock) - $25 per event (Must leave Driver’s License)
  • Passenger Wristband - $10 per event
  • Add a Driver (same car/ same run group) - $75 per event
  • Add a Run Group (same car/ same driver) - $125 per event

Pre-Registration is open until 12:00 midnight on July 15th. On-site registration for individual events will be available at Ala Carte Pricing (subject to availability). Pre-Registered participants who are unable to attend the event must contact us prior to 72 hours BEFORE the event start to have their event re-scheduled at no additional charge. Participants who cancel after this time and have NOT purchased the Event Rollover option will NOT receive a refund. HPDE Events will run rain or shine. Extreme weather that causes track closures are beyond our control and not cause for refunds. Track time is NOT guaranteed. Refunds will not be made for on-track incidents or other issues beyond the control of the HPDE that cause track closures or delays.


Benefit Car Shows will be presenting an Infield Car Show during the track event at Homestead Miami Speedway. There is an entry for this show, but a portion of the proceeds will go to support a local charity.

Contact Oscar Castro at Benefit Car Shows Directly to pre-register for this awesome car show or for more information:

Benefit Car Shows (

7501 SW 117th Avenue

Suite #830042

Miami, Florida 33283



For those attendees that don’t wish to participate in the car show and are not going to be participating on the track there will be several Car Corrals available.

Contact Bill Hoffmann to coordinate parking in one of the corrals.



Welcome to The HPDE

Shift up, shift down, turn-in points nailed, apexes clipped, downshifts rev-matched, trail brake mastered, the perfect lap is a never forgotten, lifelong experience.

Our Method, your perfect lap - Since 1972, at places such as Daytona, Le Mans, and Sebring, The High Performance Driving Experience coaches have developed a very specific method of training, effective for teens to professional drivers. Our method aims to safely push your abilities and discover that your own limits, and the car’s, are higher than you’d imagined.

What it’s about

You’ll be driving your car at speed on a track, learning to better control your car and understand how it responds to your inputs. You will learn, or refresh your memory of, the basics of driving at speed and techniques that will help you improve on those basics. This will help prepare you for emergencies, both on the track and on the street. While you will explore both your and your car’s capabilities, you won’t be pushed or encouraged to go any faster than is comfortable for you.

You are not attending a racing school – outright racing is strictly prohibited.

This is not practice for any racing or speed competition. At your first High Performance Driver’s Education event you’ll learn skills that you can use in your everyday driving. You’re probably excited and maybe anxious. As you study this guide, remember that everyone at the track was new once and probably felt just as you do now. This is not a racing school. Your instructor will help you learn at a comfortable and enjoyable pace.


All drivers must have:

  • Valid US Driver’s License (Drivers aged 16 or 17 MUST have a parent/ Legal guardian signed waiver)
  • Completed Technical Inspection Form
  • Helmet that meets certification for SA2010 or newer. Approved Helmets WILL have this designation stamped on them. DOT Motorcycle helmets or other types of sports helmets are NOT acceptable. (A limited number of rental helmets are available, please contact us prior to the event to reserve a rental helmet if desired) A vehicle that meets the requirements outline on the Technical Inspection Form

Personal Preparation & Attire:

  • If you are planning on driving to the track in the morning, be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly when registration opens
  • Check the weather forecast and adjust your clothing as appropriate. This event runs regardless of the weather, even in pouring rain, freezing cold or broiling heat.
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunblock and a poncho/raincoat are a great idea
  • For safety reasons rubber soled shoes are highly recommended. Leather soled shoes are a bad idea.
  • DO NOT CONSUME ALCOHOL OR OTHER INTOXICANTS PRIOR TO OR DURING THE EVENT! Suspected intoxicated drivers will be asked to leave the event without refund and may be banned from any future events. This is a ZERO tolerance rule.
  • Review the HPDE Participant manual in its entirety

When you arrive:

  • Enter the track, report to the registration trailer
  • Sign-in, present your driver’s license, completed Tech Inspection Form and Emergency Contact Info
  • Make sure you receive your run group sticker and arm band
  • Report to driver meeting – refer to schedule distributed prior to event for timetable
  • Novice drivers will be paired with their instructors after the meeting


Please remember that any incidents or breakdowns that happen on the track do sometimes occur and may not necessarily be covered by your vehicles insurance or factory warranty. We have had good results in the past when you make sure you let them know that this is a “driver improvement” program and NOT a “racing” program. However the only way to be SURE you are covered is to check with your provider, or to purchase a “track day” policy from a vendor that specifically provides this coverage. Many coverage types and levels are available. Here is one provider we have worked with: Lockton Motorsports

The HPDE will NOT be liable for any damage/ injury sustained during any event.


Group 1 - Advanced Solo / Licensed Racers - Experienced drivers who have completed multiple high performance driving events at the solo level (documentation of experience is required) or drivers with current competition licenses. Passengers are typically NOT allowed in this group.

Expected to know the basics and advanced techniques of car handling, driving in traffic, track awareness including flags and worker stations. Experienced in safely handling unexpected situations. Possess the required professionalism of driving at the limit with safety as the number one priority. Drivers must be experienced in unrestricted passing zones. A “point by” is required so drivers are aware of all passing situations. This is the ideal group for racers who need practice, additional seat time, testing, shake-downs, or the advanced HPDE driver.

Group 2 - Intermediate Solo - Participants that have driven many track-day or HPDE events, or drivers that have been approved to advance from Novice to Intermediate Solo group. Intermediate drivers MAY have passengers with passenger armbands and approved helmets in their vehicle for these run groups. Intermediate drivers are expected to know the basic techniques of car handling, handling traffic, track protocol, track awareness, including flags and worker stations. Drivers must exhibit the ability drive at or near the limits of their car in a safe and controlled manner. Passing is restricted to designated straights with “point by” only.

Group 3 - Novice/ Novice Solo - Participants that have never driven on a road course, or drivers with limited experience at track events. Passing is NOT allowed in the Novice Run Group. Novice Drivers will usually have an Instructor IN the car with them except under special circumstances as approved by HPDE Chief Instructors. Novice Solo drivers MAY have passengers with passenger armbands and approved helmets in their vehicle for these run groups.

Group 4 - Shelby Special Group - This is a special group for this event only. In honor of our special guests travelling all the way from Las Vegas, Shelby American, this group will be limited to those attendees who bring Shelby cars to the track. Of course out of respect for the Great Carroll Shelby’s legacy... Ferrari Vehicles will also be allowed in this group. This group will be run under the guidelines of the Intermediate Group and is only open to those drivers who are approved for the Advanced or Intermediate level. Novice drivers must register for the Novice group until approved by a Senior Instructor to move to the next level. Drivers who qualify for this group will automatically be entered into this group at registration. You may opt-out of this group at check in at the registration table on-site by notifying the event staff. Drivers who opt-out of group 4 will be moved into the appropriate group for their...

#2 Posted : Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:41:55 AM(UTC)

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Well I showed up on Saturday just in time to cruise from Homestead to Key Largo with a fine bunch of cars. It was impressive seeing all the fine rides, pulling the end in my Shelby F150.

Had to go, but hopefully I can find the time to stay next time.

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