Do You Know of a Grand Prix of Baltimore event or special? - Rev up your engines and get excited for the Labor Day Baltimore Grand Prix. Grand Prix Baltimore 2012 Post Deals, Specials, Offers Free Here in Comment Area.
Here is my personal best at a video presentation collaged with photos of last year's race: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2DlMMZQBPY&feature=plcp
The city is gearing up. CITYPEEK will be showcasing events and Founder CITYPEEK Patti Neumann has been offered unprecedented access to the events leading up to and during as a Grand Prix Social Media Ambassador. I have been paired with estemmed Race Car Driver Marco Andretti and will shadow him around the track!
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I will have some event notes, giveaways, info and more for you!
OFFICIAL RACE MAP
The Andretti Club offers a great ticket option, a VIP Experience at the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT
Race fans or companies looking for an exclusive ticket package for the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT, scheduled for Labor Day weekend, August 31 - September 2, can now choose The Andretti Club, a three-day package that offers a variety of exclusive benefits. The Andretti Club will be located in the Baltimore Convention Center.
Admission into The Andretti Club will provide you:
- Exclusive Indoor/Outdoor viewing opportunities
- Andretti Club passes for each day of the Grand Prix
- Reserved grandstand seats near the start/finish line on Pratt Street
- Food and beverage for each day (including beer and wine)
- Paddock passes
- Special Q&A sessions with current and former drivers
- Andretti Club concierge services
- Exclusive insider access
- Driver Appearances and Autograph Sessions: Meet IndyCar greats such as Michael Andretti, Dario Franchitti, Bobby Rahal, Arie Luyendyk, Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe, Marco Andretti and more.
- Live Music: Enjoy live performances from a variety of Grammy nominated local artists such as Nelly's Echo, Wayna, Carolyn Malechi and more.
The Grand Prix will be the only place in Baltimore to be this Labor Day weekend. Enjoy the excitement, sit back and enjoy the the thrill of racing in style. Each Andretti Club ticket is $895, or $8,950 to reserve a table of 10. For more information please contact our Andretti Club Concierge, Kristina Beese, at Concierge@TheAndrettiClub.com or call our Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT Office at (443) 759-4301.
Hotels are booking suites and some almost at sell-out so make your reservations-don't delay.
One to try on the track and with terrific parties planned and specials in their farm-to-table restaurant, The Yard Bar & Grille, is the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards. The Yard Bar & Grille has a fabulous new Executive Chef, Bill Downes who is bringing a tremendous Farm-To-Table effort to the hotel, now complete with a rooftop herb garden. Chef Bill hails from The Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. The hotel will offer daily GRAND PRIX specials (you should check out their daily happy hour deals everyday) in its restaurant, The Yard Bar, on behalf of its hotel, will be will be tweeting live details, parties, racing scoop and ticket, meal and drink offers Twitter.com/MarriottTheYard and facebook/comTheYardBar.
So to keep in the know and win:
Like: http://facebook.com/TheYardBar and Twitter Follow http://twitter.com/MarriottTheYard. The hotel is the headquarters hotel for the Baltimore Grand Prix and is a sponsor of Team Baltimore Racing- see car above.
Call Elizabeth Iverson at Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards at 410-962-0202 for suite (or should I say sweet) packages.
Another lovely hotel right on the track is Harbor Count, now a Royal Sonesta. Last year they had parties, even a pig roast, right in their driveway.
Sheraton Inner Harbor also had driveway parties daily and is directly on the track. Contact Chuck Payne 410-962-8300.
Travel into and around the city-
Penn Station is a stop on the free Circulator Bus. It usually is waiting as trains pull up and then they can take travelers right downtown. Highly recommend as a
method of transport. To date, unsure of light rail plans as Camden Yards is most definitely on the track-it is the major Pit Stop area.
Much more to come
If you know of a special or have a Grand Prix offer, please post in comments below.
CITYPEEK Patti posts Food, Wine & Travel Blog on Social Media 1st:
Grand Prix Baltimore 2012 Schedule (as of 8-21) & Announcement of Official Hotel
The Schedule is here- share! I was chosen by Andretti to be a Social Media Ambassador #SocialGP #GPofB of Grand Prix Baltimore 2012.
I will be paired with a driver.
I have unprecedented access & info. Here is Schedule to date:
The Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards will be the Official Hotel Sponsor for the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT, Labor Day weekend, August 31st - September 2nd. Located at the corner of Pratt and S. Eutaw Streets - adjacent to Turn 12 of the 2-mile race course - the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards provides race view guest rooms and hospitality suites to race enthusiasts.
Sleeping Rooms call: 1-800-228-9290.
For Suite information, call 443-957-2255
"We're thrilled that Andretti Sports Marketing is a part of one of Baltimore city's most exciting events," said Jon Lockwood, Marriott's market sales leader for Maryland. "We've put a lot of stock in the race weekend."
The hotel's Yard Bar & Grille, will feature daily race-inspired food and beverage specials - with proceeds benefiting the University of Maryland Pediatrics Angel Fund. On Friday, August 31st, The Yard Bar & Grille will feature the band, "Crawdaddies" located on the hotel's outdoor patio. Food and beverage specials will be available and open to the public from 8pm - 12am.
On Saturday and Sunday, Team Baltimore Racing (TBR), a local entrant in the American La Mans Series race on September 1st, will be hosting hospitality events on the hotel's trackside Patio. Additionally, Sunday, September 2nd, is billed "Official Sunoco Day" at the Marriott. To support Sunoco, the Official Fuel Sponsor of the Grand Prix, hotel staff will be wearing Sunoco-branded T-shirts at all of the events.
"The response so far has been incredible, not only for our hotel, but also for the city," Lockwood said. "It's an exciting time and we look forward to celebrating with fans at our location at turn 12."
The Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT features a 12-turn, 2-mile course that snakes through downtown and alongside the Inner Harbor this Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31- Sept. 2, 2012. This 180mph Festival of Speed is expected to bring more than 100,000 spectators to watch the cars and stars of the American Le Mans Series and the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Tickets can be purchased and race information can be found at the official event website: www.RaceOnBaltimore.com or through all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets orders can also be placed by phone at 800-745-3000. Fans can choose from single-day or three-day ticket packages, reserved or general admission tickets and paddock passes that allow up-close access to see the IndyCar teams at work inside the Baltimore Convention Center.
Grand Prix of Baltimore Online Links
CITYPEEK Patti posts All the Scoop on Social Media 1st: