Saleen/ Skip Barber


  • Purchasers of new Saleen supercharged vehicles from existing dealer inventory will have the opportunity to attend a High Performance Driving School at Skip Barber
  • Program slated to run up till April 1, 2008

Troy, Michigan (February 5, 2008) – Saleen Automotive, America’s premiere automotive lifestyle brand, today announced the official kick-off it’s National “Drive Like a Pro Event”. The new program, which Saleen successfully piloted over the recent holiday season, offers consumers who purchase a new vehicle from dealer inventory the opportunity to attend the famed Skip Barber High Performance Driving School to improve their skills behind the wheel of powerful performance vehicles.

“We think that this new promotion is both fun and responsible,” says Saleen Automotive General Manager, Marques McCammon. “Our vehicles are extremely powerful and designed carefully to draw out the very best in their owners, so it is only fitting that we teach our owners how to draw the best out of their Saleen.”

The Skip Barber High Performance Driving School features a line-up of premium sports cars in a highoctane mix of racetrack, autocross, and paddock-based exercises. Working with some of the industry’s most seasoned professionals, students:

  • learn the fundamentals of vehicle dynamics and behavior
  • experience vehicle slides & recoveries
  • practice lane-toss & accident avoidance exercises
  • compare the handling characteristics of front, mid, and rear-engine sports cars
  • complete lead-follow sessions on the race track

“Not only will new Saleen owners get to experience great instruction in learning how improve their driving skills, they will also be able to spend time on some of the greatest tracks in the U.S.” said McCammon.

“This is a great partnership for Skip Barber and Saleen” said Stu Upson, Skip Barber Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Saleen is an exceptional company and we are really excited about the opportunity to be a part of their extended family.”

The program will only be offered to purchasers of a new Saleen supercharged vehicle from a Saleen certified dealers existing inventory. The current program will initially be in effect until April 1, 2008 but will continue as long as our customers see the value in learning to “Drive Like a Pro”.