March 28, 2016 | By Helen Benefield Billings
IMI Agency and in the Mix magazine team members gathered at the new Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia for a holiday celebration last December that was most certainly fast and furiously fun. This sleek and impressive 27-acre complex is home to Porsche Car North America corporate offices and is their largest such facility outside of Germany.
After touring the awe-inspiring car museum and learning about Porsche’s storied history, everyone made their way down to the test track for the thrill of riding one-on-one with a professional driver at hair-whipping speeds, on a slightly slick surface due to the rainy conditions. It was an unforgettable experience, for sure, that left each of us wishing for the opportunity to own such a beauty as the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS.
An elegant luncheon followed at Porsche’s on-site fine dining room, Restaurant 356. Overlooking the test track and a busy runway at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport made for an awesome view.
Prosecco and other wines were provided by Jamie Conahan of Folio Fine Wine Partners. Starting off any good party with bubbles is always a fine idea, and the Villa Sandi Italian Prosecco fit that bill perfectly. Also offered during the course of our leisurely meal was Danzante 2012 Pinot Grigio and Spellbound 2013 California Merlot – always a crowd pleaser.