View Full Version : Phil Wicks Driving Academy May 19th & 20th 2012

05-07-2012, 04:55 PM
I just wanted to let you guys know that Fiat of Birmingham Alabama is hosting a Phil Wicks Driving Academy event on the weekend of May 19th & 20th 2012. This is 2 days of classroom and on track instruction and will be held at the Talladega Gran Prix Raceway in Munford Alabama, (not to be confused with Talladega Superspeedway). http://tgprace.com/index.htm About 1 hour from Birmingham AL and 1.5 hours from Atlanta GA. Fiat of Birmingham will have several Fiat 500's as well as a 500 Abarth on hand for special test drives with the instructors from Phil Wicks Driving Academy. They have also invited the local chapters of the Ferrari/Maserati Owners Club, Alfa Romeo Owners Club, and the Birmingham Motoring Club (british car's I think). It sounds like lots of fun and they hope to make this an annual event! Come on out and join us.

If interested in attending you will need to register with The Phil Wicks Driving Academy at racerwicks@aol.com or call 803-699-4691. Their website is: www.fiatdriving.com They can give you the cost for the event and recommend an area hotel with reduced rates as well.


05-20-2012, 12:57 PM
I had an absolute blast! I could only attend 1 day, but still had loads of fun!! Most of my pics didnt turn out well. But, the president of FLU John Montgomery was there and he took a good bit of video that I will post a link to once he has it up. I did enjoy the track time, my first time ever on track! But the highlight for me was getting to ride along with one of the instructors in his older model Porsche!! All I can say is WOW! I think I my have left permenant indentions in his arm rest!! LOL!!!


05-31-2012, 06:47 PM
Here are a couple of short videos taken by FLU president John Montgomery.

The 1st video is of a few 500 around the track, I am bring up the rear in this one. If you listen close you can hear the Borla exhaust on mine and the red pop in front of me has the Mopar exhaust.

The 2nd video is of an Abarth walk around down by John. Enjoy!