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- Planning[frame style="modern" image_path="/wp-content/uploads/planning.jpg" link_to_page="" target="" description="" size="banner_regular"] [h3]Planning for StarFest 2012[/h3] StarFest 2012, the premier national event for members of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA) will be September 28th through October 3rd, 2012, in Phoenix, Arizona. [notify_box font_size="13px" style="yellow"]Reminder: This page (and this site) will be updated regularly as events and participation are confirmed. Please check the “Latest News” page for most recent updates and announcements.[/notify_box] [one_half] [h4]Accommodations[/h4] The Arizona Biltmore Resort and Span will be the center of activity for StarFest 2012. Attractive rates and packages will be available through this Hilton Waldorf Astoria Collection property. Additionally, the same guaranteed reduced rate will be available for the days before and after the StarFest activities for those who wish to extend their stay in the Valley of the Sun. The StarFest 2012 promotional code for reservations will be activated soon. Also see: Arizona Biltmore Resort [/one_half] [one_half_last] [h4]Activities[/h4] The Arizona Biltmore will play host to the majority of StarFest activities. The two-day Mercedes-Benz Concours d’Elegance will be held on the Squaw Peak Lawn and Cottage Court, certain to be the most beautiful Concours venue in the history of the MBCA. Banquets, luncheons, and all ceremonies will be held in…
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Results for Concours, Rallye, and Track Events will be posted to this site in the coming week.
The StarFest 2012 Concours d’Elegance will be held Sunday, September 30th, on the lawns of the Arizona Biltmore Resort. The Concours event, judging, and media events will be followed by the Concours Banquet, where special guest Wayne Carini will serve as Honorary Chief Judge of the Concours d’Elegance.
The StarFest 2012 Master Schedule has been updated and links to various composite schedules for specific days or events have been posted. Please refer to the StarFest 2012 Schedule page, or view the Schedule Grid for an overview.
The StarFest 2012 Track Events will be held at Firebird International Raceway. Tech inspections, Defensive Driving, and Autocross will take place Saturday, while acceleration runs are Monday night under the lights, and time trials on Tuesday, using Firebird’s 1.6 mile main track. Please refer to the StarFest 2012 Track Events Schedule for details.
Wayne Carini of TV’s Chasing Classic Cars will serve as Honorary Chief Judge of the StarFest 2012 Concours d’Elegance and will make a special award to “The car I’d most like to chase”. Additionally, Mr. Carini will be the keynote speaker during the gala Concours d’Elegance Awards Banquet on Sunday.
The StarFest 2012 Road Rallye has been upgraded to a competitive event, which will be held on Saturday or Sunday, September 29/30 (entrant’s choice). The route is designed to introduce visitors to scenic highlights of the Valley of the Sun. Register on-site for the Rallye at the StarFest Registration booth.
The MBCA’s Educational Foundation will hold a special Teen Driving Class at Firebird International Raceway. The class is being offered to help teens and new drivers avoid the perils of early driving and help prevent the five thousand teen deaths that occur in auto accidents each year in the U.S. Please refer to the Teen Driving Class Schedule.