About

About the Club

Wellington AMG Club is an unincorporated body set up in 2014 for AMG enthusiasts.

The Club is not formally operated; there are no financial statements prepared, nor any audit undertaken. The Club will not have a President, Secretary, or Treasurer. Anyone wanting to assist the organiser with arranging events need only put up their hand.

A Short History of AMG

Since the 1960’s AMG has meant an unforgettable dynamic driving experience. It started with two engineers Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher building racing engines for the Daimler-Benz Development department. After worldwide success on the race track, Aufrecht moved to a vision to offer road vehicles with all the thrill of the racing cars.

The name AMG spread around the world shortly after a heavy luxury sedan won the second place overall in the 24 Hours of Spa in 1971, and the champion of its class among competing lighter race cars.

A brand new independent cylinder head with four valves per cylinder meant innovation in 1984, with the e-class coupe implanted with the new 5.0-liter V8 engine given worldwide fame under the nickname “The Hammer.”

AMG signed a cooperation agreement with Daimler-Benz AG in 1990, meaning AMG products could be sold worldwide throughout Mercedes-Benz network of dealerships.

Today, Mercedes-AMG GmbH operates in Affalterbach with a staff of over 1100. There are over 20 high-performance AMG models including saloons, coupes, SUVs, Roadsters and the SLS AMG. AMG vehicles pride themselves in being the ultimate in personalisation, with excellent efficiency and low emission, an extraordinary driving experience.

Useful Information

As a default, for those journeys on State Highway 1, a pick-up will also be made at the Plimmerton Weigh Station about 20 minutes after leaving Wellington. Likewise for journeys on State Highway 2, a pick-up will be made at Caltex Rimutaka, in Upper Hutt.

The Club is not GST registered, and it will not derive any income for tax purposes.

The Club belongs to its members. It will be operated democratically, and on a consensus basis.