Tallavegas Lights: The Ballad of Belinda Fabulous

Las Vegas event planner

I have a true confession; more like a guilty pleasure that I am now willing to divulge…Talladega Nights starring Will Ferrell is one of my favorite movies. Shocking, I know…but not nearly as shocking as the fact that yours truly is in the midst of penning the sequel to the 2006 blockbuster. The storyline goes like this:
During the opening credits, the following quote is displayed: “Vegas is all about excess. Hot, nasty, bad ass excess.” -Cher 1974

NASCAR stock car racing sensation Belinda Fabulous is a national hero because of her “win at all costs” approach. The fastest woman on “The Strip” and four wheels, Belinda Fabulous (JENNIFER LAWRENCE) is one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history. A big haired American winning machine, Belinda has everything a  Kentucky debutante daredevil could want, a luxurious Las Vegas condo, a smokin’ hot “boy toy” (CHANNING TATUM) and all the gourmet food she can eat.  She and her loyal racing partner, childhood friend Bobbie Sue (AMY SCHUMER), are a fearless duo — “Shake” and “Fake” by their fans for their ability to finish so many races in the #1 and #2 positions, with Bobbie Sue always in second place. When flamboyant ex- IndyCar driver Danica Patrick (DANICA PATRICK of course) challenges “Shake” and “Fake” for the supremacy of NASCAR, Belinda Fabulous must face her own demons and fight Patrick for the right to be known as racing’s top driver. Losing her “boy toy” and job to BFF and fellow wing girl, Bobbie Sue, Belinda Fabulous must kick some serious asphalt (in Jimmy Choo shoes) if she’s to get her career back on the track, beat Patrick and reclaim her fame and fortune.

I know…Oscar is already calling. But, until this hits the silver screen…let’s settle for the real deal…

NASCAR WEEKEND MARCH 4 – 6, 2016

If the sound of screaming engines and the smell of burning asphalt gets your heart racing, you should be in Vegas for NASCAR. Every March, massive crowds descend upon “Glitter Gulch” for the annual NASCAR race weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Besides the excitement of the actual races, the event draws big names in country music and entertainment to town, there are specials at bars and restaurants, and fans have a chance to see a parade with the cars and meet some of the drivers. It’s a racing fan’s dream come true.

IF YOU AIN’T FIRST, YOU’RE LAST! 

Since its inception in 1998, Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s annual NASCAR Weekend has pumped billions of dollars into the economy of Southern Nevada.

That’s right … BILLIONS. With a capital “B.”

130,000 fans fit into the speedway on each day and will be making their way to Las Vegas for NASCAR weekend. This is a big draw and there is big money. Definitely big crowds, (did I say big money?), and speeds of over 190 miles per hour along the track. To tell you how big this is, the final day will draw over 100,000 fans alone. With that crowd comes $240 million in estimated economic impact.

According to Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority research, 71% of the fans come from out of town. Aside from the obvious hotel-room and rental-car sales, millions of dollars in revenue are generated in areas not always considered when NASCAR comes to town.

SHAKE AND BAKE!

Enjoy a weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway — NASCAR Weekend 2016 features various high speed, action-packed races!

The event weekend includes the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and Stratosphere Pole Day. Fans can also experience the one-of-a-kind Neon Garage featuring live music and entertainment all weekend long. Driver introduction and Lucky 7 preferred parking passes also are available.

EARNHARDT/PETTY TERRACE

Sit in style high above the front stretch and enjoy the finest view of the competition as it unfolds on the 20-degree banking. Each terrace features wide, flip-down seats with cup holders and a private concourse with restrooms, concessions and elevator access.

MAIN GRANDSTAND

Enjoy comfortable seating along the front stretch with terrific views of all the pit road and racing action. Seats in sections 1, 2 and 3 are benches with back support and provide easy access to concessions and restrooms.

THE NEON GARAGE

The Neon Garage provides unprecedented access to NASCAR’s stars and teams. Fans will have the opportunity to see their favorite drivers up close from both the ground floor and second level while race teams prepare their cars. All types of Las Vegas-style live entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend in the Neon Garage courtyard.

FROM THE TARMAC TO THE TRACK

Getting to and from the speedway is always a challenge. Of course, we here at Destination Fabulous, your premier Las Vegas destination management and Las Vegas special event company, will be delighted to arrange all of your Las Vegas group activities; from executive limos to VIP party busses. It’s all part of our exclusive “TransportPlus™” Las Vegas transportation services, providing you with the widest range of extensive Las Vegas group transportation options, customized to suit your budget requirements and Las Vegas event needs.  Fly Maverick Helicopters® to NASCAR Sunday in Las Vegas in true VIP fashion like many of the drivers, team owners and sponsors do. Enjoy aerial views of the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountain ranges aboard one of Maverick Helicopters’ state-of-the-art ECO-Star aircraft as you descend upon the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The quick, 15-minute flight gives you more time to enjoy the NASCAR experience at one of its premier speedways featuring the unique Neon Garage. On the return flight, let our experienced pilots fly over the masses and bring you back in style and comfort. Limited seating is available, so don’t wait. Reserve your seats today at 844-BFABULOUS (844-232-2856)!

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If you are a die-hard Talladega Nights fan, TALLAVEGAS LIGHTS, is going to be a can’t miss chick flick. In TallaVegas Lights, expect mindless humor, fast-track racing, and a lot of advertising from Giada, Dom Perignon, and STK. Jennifer Lawrence will sparkle with her absurdities and hilarious lines. A movie franchise is born. “Ladies And Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!!!”

Be fabulous,

Belinda

P.S. Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) Rated PG-13 for crude and semi adult humor, language, shopping references, and brief comic violence

 

Sources:

www.lvms.com

www.lasvegas.com

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0415306/

http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/talladeganightstheballadofrickybobby/

http://www.maverickhelicopter.com/

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