Luxury Super Car Weekend 2015
Diamond Rally 2015
What an amazing experience to be a part of the Diamond Rally's 3rd. Annual event. Congrats to Craig Stowe (Luxury Super Car Weekend) Robbie Dickson & everyone involved for another well organized and promoted event - looking forward to next year. Zoom, zoom.
Vancouver Car Club is participating in Exotic Car Vacations' Invitation Only “Whistler Weekend Super Car Tour” & welcomes members and exotic car enthusiasts to come enjoy the experience.
May 22-23-24 2015
Whistler Weekend SuperCar Tour Arriving in Whistler British Columbia at the Four Seasons Resort and Spa. Bask in the mountains, take in a round of golf, hike, ski or snowboard, wake board, fish, mountain bike or simply relax in the alpine at the world class resort of Whistler. Put your driving skills to the test as this high octane weekend will test both your auto cross driving skills and road handling ability.
– Individual arrival in at the Four Seasons Resort and Spa in Whistler British Columbia.
– Welcome reception and dinner with accommodation at Four Seasons Resort and Spa. Located right at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, this luxury accommodation with its world class service, spectacular alpine views is intimate by nature. Luxury Four Seasons Resort Whistler epitomizes the mountain spirit with open-sky spaciousness and European-styled refinement.
– Drivers briefing
– Depart from the Four Seasons Resort and Spa towards Pemberton BC.
– Arrive at your auto cross destination for a full day of closed course auto cross and professional instruction by top rated driver instructors in a safe and controlled environment.
– Lunch, a gourmet Chef experience at the foot of Mt Currie prepared track side.
– Afternoon autocross session
– Arrival back the Four Seasons Resort and Spa with leisure time
– Cocktail reception and dinner prepared a la carte at the Barefoot Bistro in the Village of Whistler.
– Depart from the Four Seasons Resort and Spa towards Setton Lake to drive one of Canada’s top rated driving roads, the Duffy Lake Rd, where your skills will be tested on this twisty, challenging and seanic road situated high in the mountains.
– Lunch, a gourmet Chef experience lakeside.
– Arrival back the Four Seasons Resort and Spa with leisure time.
– Car display in the Village of Whistler, farewell dinner.
– Hotel check out or individual extension of your stay.
- Private Gala Reception
- Full day closed course auto cross instructed by professional instructors. Skid pad, plus 2km runway for high speed runs!
- Accommodation in sumptuous comfort and luxury at Four Seasons Resort Whistler
- Duffy Lake Rally
- Full board (2 breakfast, 2 lunch and 3 dinners)
- Long Table Experience
- Limited to 50 participants
2015 Is Booking Up Fast!
Cost per person – $3299.99 CDN
2014 Luxury Super Car Weekend
Luxury & Supercar Weekend and 2014 Canadian Concours d'Elegance
Luxury & Supercar Weekend is Vancouver’s most engaging business and social networking event of the year! Now entering its 5th year, it is revered in the press as the nation's best curated automotive and luxury lifestyle event, showcasing the finest in luxury, supercars, fashion, art, food, wine and spirits.
L&SW offers a unique up-close and personal opportunity to view the world’s most important examples of automotive achievements from manufacturers and private collections such as Lamborghini, Pagani, McLaren, Bugatti, Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin, BMW, Cadillac, Lincoln and many more. Included among these displays are the latest models of Luxury and Supercars along with award-winning Concours Classics supercars entered for display by private collectors, many never seen before.
The center of the event takes place on 25 acres of the manicured Great Lawn of VanDusen Botanical Garden, offering the perfect backdrop for a "Garden Party" atmosphere with entertainment, luxury hospitality tents, luxury retailer displays, along with food and beverage provided by some of Vancouver’s finest restaurants. Oakridge Centre Fashion Pavilion will showcase three fashion shows each day with fall trends; Hugo Boss, Tom Ford, Burberry London, Weekend by MaxMara, Dolce & Gabbana and Armani.
Automotive Canadian Concours d’Elegance classes include:
Dress to impress: Summer smart, elegant. Ladies, wear wedge heels.
Excerpt from Vancouver Magazine Article...
Luxury Car Sharing
Turns out car sharing isn’t just for students needing a ride to Ikea. For an upfront $9,000-$25,000, the Vancouver Car Club offers a one-tenth stake in the Ferrari, Aston Martin, or Lamborghini of your dreams. And like those other car shares, your monthly fee covers storage, maintenance, and insurance (although gas is on you). One share buys four weeks per year driving time and gives you a say in which rides the club gets its hands on next.
Richmond’s Empire One offers members access to its entire fleet of luxury cars; for an “initiation” fee ($2,995-$7,500) as well as annual dues ($16,445-$32,995) members can book any car, any time, for up to seven days straight. They’ll also pick you up, drop you off, and take care of your primary car while you’re zipping around in theirs, but gas is again on you.
How do I rent a Ferrari?
Science: the stuff of legends like Bill Nye and that guy with the funny hair. But you are no slouch yourself – apparent given your hypothesis that two parts LL Cool J and one part jet black Ferrari will produce many different parts in your bedroom at the same time.
Helping you get closer to achieving legend status, our first instalment of “How Do I?”. This week,we ask:
“How do I go about renting a Ferrari in Vancouver?”
In Vancouver, trying to find a Ferrari for hire might be a bigger impediment than the cost itself, since your typical rental car company isn’t financially able to rent them out. When you factor in the cost of buying a new Ferrari vs. the amount of times they would be able to rent one out, the rental companies would end losing too much money. Additionally, Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver, the only factory authorized Ferrari and Maserati dealer in B.C., doesn’t rent out any of their inventory.
So, if the two most obvious places to lend a Ferrari in Vancouver won’t rent you one, where do you go?
Vancouver Car ClubYour best bet is to contact the Vancouver Car Club. They offer up two different Ferraris: The 360 Spider and F430. Here’s how the cost breaks down for both:
360 SpiderF430Rental Cost$950/day$1250/dayType of RentalWeekend RentalWeekend RentalMileage CostsFirst 100km included; $2 a km after thatFirst 100km included; $2 a km after thatYou’re looking at a decent amount of money, but the mileage, compared to others (see below), is pretty reasonable. Also, of all the dealers we talked to, VCC was the only one that preferred to do a weekend rental.
Let’s take a look at Option #2.
Renting from a Private DealerOne of the car brokers we spoke to mentioned that he used to have a client that would rent out his Bentley, worth over $150,000, for $4,000 a month, plus mileage. The $4,000 on the surface seems reasonable-ish for a full month, but it’s the mileage and insurance that might do you in. Mileage was clocked at $10 a km while you had to pay for your own insurance.
Given that these numbers would be comparable to a Ferrari, let’s do some math:
If you wanted to drive from English Bay to Kits Beach, a 4.3 km trip, it would end up costing you over $40.00 if you just factored in the mileage. It’s an 8-minute drive.
Let’s be honest, however, this would do wonders for your beach game so it could easily be $40 worth spending.
The cost that could break the camel’s backWe’ve gone over all the costs you’ll incur, however there’s one sneaky charge that might end up burning a whole in your pocket: Tire Depth.
Often times when people rent high-end cars, they love to rip around the city (who wouldn’t?). However, since tires are expensive, you might run into a rental company that charges you for the tire depth. Always ask about this particular cost before you get into bed with a Ferrari. In fact, you should probably always ask about the cost before you get into bed with anything with an Italian name – after all, bunga bunga parties always come with a bigger bill than expected.
There you have it! We’ve learned where and how to rent a Ferrari in Vancouver, while also learning the true meaning of this classic album.
Until our next “How Do I?” instalment, stay classy Vancouver!
Read more: http://briefed.ca/vancouver/2013/09/how-do-i-rent-a-ferrari/#ixzz31FOCpBOU
For those whose check book can endure the bidding war that will undoubtedly ensue on the block shortly in London next week is the iconic Submarine Lotus of James Bond fame.
London 08 - 09 September 2013
Lot 243 007 Lotus Esprit 'Submarine Car' To be auctioned on Monday, September 9, 2013 Without Reserve £650,000 - £950,000
The 007 Lotus Esprit Submarine Car from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) commonly tops the polls when multiple generations of movie fans are asked to pick their favourite film cars of all time. Like all the best Bond cars, the Lotus was a veritable war chest of weaponry and gadgetry that was designed to fox and foil the enemy whilst also helping Bond to another hard-won victory for Queen and country.
Vancouver Fashion Week
Vancouver Fashion Week is a diverse and innovative fashion experience that features both emerging and established designers. It is the fastest growing fashion week in the world and the only industry event that actively seeks out to showcase international award-winning designers from over 30 global fashion capitals. This bi-annual six day event is attended by over 20,000 guests, including industry professionals, buyers, media, and VIP's. We invite you to attend our Spring/Summer 2014 season from September 16th to 21st, and experience the discovery of the world's next fashion leaders.
The Vancouver Car Club will be providing VIP car service for designers, media and celebs alike to arrive on the Red Carpet in style.
Serial entrepreneur & lifelong fan of automotive design.