15 July 2008
RENNTECH TECH SESSION
The latest July/August issue of Mercedes-Benz club's magazine "the Star" featured a nice write-up about RENNTECH in its news section. The actual event took place in April, and I gave tours, answered questions, and generally "hung out" with the SoFL MB club. Rob and Raymond from TECHNICAR were also on hand to answer questions about electronics, nav systems, etc., and it seems like everyone had a pretty good time - we'll have to do it again soon!
Chapter president Joe Schumann's letter to the Star is reprinted below.
South Florida and Southwest Florida Section members were treated to a unique experience. Enthusiasts rendezvoused at RENNTECH Mercedes, the world-renowned, high-performance, custom-tuning shop located in Lake Park, FL.
Attendees crowded together to hear Bob Brady, Senior Product Specialist and Jo Borras, Sales and Special Projects Coordinator, explain RENNTECH's history, details of custom tuning and performance enhancements, and the fine points of the sights that the small group tours throughout the classified areas would experience. A glimpse of "top secret" work on some SLR McLaren components and a CLK63 Black Series in the "no photos" area, the dyno test area, and computer-aided machining equipment areas were but a few of the many unique things participants observed during their tour.
Once the tour was completed, and all questions and curiosities satisfied, everyone started their engines and rocketed a short drive to the Waterway Cafe for a car display and luncheon.
The competition was fierce as everyone scanned their tickets hoping to be one of the winners of the many prizes and gift certificates donated by the event sponsors, including Griot's garage, Performance Products, Meguiar's, and Trident Enterprises.