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    Thread: Remember Gotham Dream Cars? Now you can drive a Lambo or F430 for only $99 in NYC/NJ!

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      09-13-2012 11:58 AM #1
      http://www.travelzoo.com/local-deals..._html_new-york



      Highlights


      • For $99, regularly $249, drive your dream car around a private course with Gotham Dream Cars
      • Thrill-seekers can choose from a Ferrari F430 or Lamborghini Gallardo
      • The experience includes a safety briefing, 3 laps behind the wheel and a souvenir photo CD
      • Drives are date-specific; visit website to confirm the date and track you would like to race on
      • The Fine Print

        Vouchers can be redeemed starting Friday, Sept. 14, through Oct. 31, 2012. Reservations are required and can be made at http://dreamcarsprint.com. Reservations are subject to availability. Tracks are subject to change; visit website to find exact locations and dates. Must sign waiver. Events take place on select dates through October, rain or shine. Not valid on major holidays. Drivers must be at least 21 years old with a valid driver's license and full-coverage auto insurance on a personal vehicle. NY state residents must have liability insurance, and drivers from any other state are required to maintain full-coverage insurance. Bookings are nonrefundable within 10 days of your scheduled event. Must be under 6 feet 7 inches tall to drive car. See below for full terms and conditions.



      The Deal

      For $99, get behind the wheel of your dream car on a private autocross course with this Local Deal from Gotham Dream Cars. Drive a Ferrari or Lamborghini at speeds of up to 100 mph with this thrilling experience that regularly costs $249 per person.

      Start with a safety briefing and introduction to the vehicles. Select your vehicle -- a Ferrari F430 or Lamborghini Gallardo -- and get your picture taken behind the wheel. Then, get a feel for the powerful acceleration, grip and brakes as you drive three laps and hit the last straightaway accelerating to speeds of up to 100 mph.

      Events take place on select weekends through October; exact dates will be determined based on demand. The drive takes place on select tracks (please visit website for exact locations), date depending, and includes a photo CD.

      Terms and Conditions
      Vouchers can be redeemed starting Friday, Sept. 14, through Oct. 31, 2012. Reservations are required, subject to availability and must be made online at http://www.dreamcarsprint.com. Must sign waiver. Events take place on select dates through October, rain or shine. Tracks are subject to change; visit website to find exact locations and dates. Not valid on major holidays. Drivers must be at least 21 years old with a valid driver's license and full-coverage auto insurance on a personal vehicle. NY state residents must have liability insurance, and drivers from any other state are required to maintain full-coverage insurance. Driving professional will drive for all passengers under the age of 21. Must be under 6 feet 7 inches tall to drive car. Tax and gratuity are not included. This deal cannot be combined with any other offer. No limit to the number of vouchers a person can purchase. Bookings are nonrefundable within 10 days of your scheduled event. If you cannot make the date you have scheduled, you must provide a replacement driver to take your session booking or be subject to a 100% cancellation fee/voiding of gift voucher, even if you wish to transfer to another session. This policy is applied regardless of the reason of cancellation and no exceptions can be made. Must be used in 1 visit. For full list of company terms and conditions, visit http://dreamcarsprint.com/about.


      thats pretty damn good!

      3 laps in one of these awesome cars locally for only $99?

      i'd hit it.

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      09-13-2012 12:08 PM #2
      I am signed up for this in Boston, Ill report on the 28th once I do it.

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      09-13-2012 12:22 PM #3
      I might just do this..

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      09-13-2012 12:38 PM #4
      I am doing this.

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      09-13-2012 12:39 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Calcvictim View Post
      I am signed up for this in Boston, Ill report on the 28th once I do it.
      Details? I want to play.
      Scotch. It's time.

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      09-13-2012 12:42 PM #6
      i do not see the Boston one on their website, is there another company?

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      09-13-2012 12:43 PM #7
      Dang I was hoping they were arranging a State Police escort down the Garden State Parkway and back up.

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      09-13-2012 12:48 PM #8
      100 mph on an autocross course

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      09-13-2012 12:53 PM #9
      where do you go with them?

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    10. 09-13-2012 01:05 PM #10
      Lets get a group together. Fastest lap time drinks for free.

    11. 09-13-2012 01:12 PM #11
      Tax and gratuity are not included.

      gratuity for what? gotta tip here too?
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      09-13-2012 01:23 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by PatientlyWaiting View Post
      Lets get a group together. Fastest lap time drinks for free.
      Hahaha...I'm down.

    13. 09-13-2012 01:33 PM #13
      $99 for 3 laps does not seem like much to me... Anyone here who has done have different feedback?

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      09-13-2012 01:37 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Hufeisen View Post
      $99 for 3 laps does not seem like much to me... Anyone here who has done have different feedback?
      Meaning that it's expensive? Then yes. On motorsportsreg you can find casual autocross/car control clinics run by groups like PCA or ACNA or BMWCCA etc. asking $50 for a whole day's worth of runs and instruction.

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      09-13-2012 01:40 PM #15
      i've seen the same deal for Homestead via travelzoo, i think gotham has a MIA location?
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      09-13-2012 04:48 PM #16
      Please note that the groupon says "Good through Oct 31st" but the website where you actually register says that there is only one more date in NY/NJ, and that is Sep 28th. So make sure that day works for you! If you're going to the Long Island site, you have a few more choices. I have two of these groupons I bought a while back for me and my Dad, was hoping to use them in Oct as they usually come visit, but now looks like a no-go. Might have to use both myself.

      GTarr

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      09-13-2012 08:17 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Hahaha...I'm down.
      Quote Originally Posted by PatientlyWaiting View Post
      Lets get a group together. Fastest lap time drinks for free.

      i like how you think

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      09-14-2012 08:07 AM #18
      If anyone remembers the incident in Jets/ Giant stadium http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...unday.../page2

      This is what they were doing there. You get to drive one of these cars supervised on a cone auto x course.
      Cry once....

    19. 09-16-2012 07:27 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by g60vwr View Post
      If anyone remembers the incident in Jets/ Giant stadium http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...unday.../page2

      This is what they were doing there. You get to drive one of these cars supervised on a cone auto x course.
      Did you read the article?


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      At approximately 7:30 am, Sunday, May 13th, two Gotham Dream Car employees drove two of our vehicles to be refueled and were involved in a three vehicle incident off a service road at the Meadowlands. This incident was off-site from our event and no customers were involved.

      Unfortunately there was a fatality from a motorcycle rider involved in the incident. First and foremost, we offer our condolences to the family and friends of this individual.

      The incident is under investigation, so we cannot comment any further until the investigation is complete and more details are available.

      To clarify, Super Speeders and Gotham Dream Cars are two separate companies. Though they share a staff member, we can assure you that Gotham Dream Cars operates with different missions, values and procedures befitting a service-based rental firm as opposed to an entertainment-based website and content creator.

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      09-16-2012 09:46 AM #20
      this is the EXACT SAME deal gotham was offering for that weekend in question. my MIL tried to buy it for me as a gift. i turned it down; had stuff to do with my kids. the same morning that i was supposed to go up there for my "thrill ride" is when that gotham employee/family member "running for gas" murdered a dude.

      i find it best NOT to support companies who disrespect their merchandise, the hobby they serve, and the safety of innocents. those cars are TRASHED and THRASHED and the people that run the company are dime store hoods.

      you'd have more fun buying two tickets to great adventure riding roller coasters and checking out half naked 19 year old chicks all day.

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      09-16-2012 10:39 AM #21
      Gonna look into this...

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      09-16-2012 10:43 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by tngdesi View Post
      i do not see the Boston one on their website, is there another company?
      I'm in Manchester too. You're welcome to take my 360 for a spin sometime.

    23. 09-16-2012 10:58 AM #23
      Did this yesterday with a friend.
      Fun event overall - things to note:
      - they don't want you to downshift to 1st
      - they also do not want you to push the cars to the point where the tires are screeching

      Drove both cars- the 430 is a much better car than the gallardo

    24. 09-16-2012 11:14 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by nycnorb View Post
      Did this yesterday with a friend.
      Fun event overall - things to note:
      - they don't want you to downshift to 1st
      - they also do not want you to push the cars to the point where the tires are screeching

      Drove both cars- the 430 is a much better car than the gallardo
      So it is 3 laps in each car? That's pretty good since the ad made it seem you pick one car.

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      09-16-2012 11:14 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by nycnorb View Post
      Did this yesterday with a friend.
      Fun event overall - things to note:
      - they don't want you to downshift to 1st
      - they also do not want you to push the cars to the point where the tires are screeching

      Drove both cars- the 430 is a much better car than the gallardo

      thats pretty cool! how long were the laps? was it worth the $99?

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      09-16-2012 11:54 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by roadtripper View Post
      this is the EXACT SAME deal gotham was offering for that weekend in question. my MIL tried to buy it for me as a gift. i turned it down; had stuff to do with my kids. the same morning that i was supposed to go up there for my "thrill ride" is when that gotham employee/family member "running for gas" murdered a dude.

      i find it best NOT to support companies who disrespect their merchandise, the hobby they serve, and the safety of innocents. those cars are TRASHED and THRASHED and the people that run the company are dime store hoods.

      you'd have more fun buying two tickets to great adventure riding roller coasters and checking out half naked 19 year old chicks all day.
      I'm involved with a different supercar experience company, and I don't think it's fair to broad stroke all of the companies the same way.

      I can't speak to the condition of any other company's cars, and can only go off of their YouTube videos in regards to their courses, but the company I work with has very well maintained cars, and we have fast, fun courses.

      We did the ones in Foxborough Mass in June, as well as this weekend. We'll be back in Foxborough in two weeks.

      The way our event functions is that you pick "Ferrari" or "Lamborghini". If there is a specific model that we have that you want to drive, you can work it out in line - the flow of operations dictates that the first person in lime goes to the first available car.

      We take you out (in Boston anyways) on a mirror image course with two long straights, where most of our customers hit about 70. You do three hot laps and pit in. If you want to drive more, you can for $89/car after your first, or you can have myself or one of my instructors take you for a ride.

      We put a lot of people through the cars this week (Thurs/Fri/Sat) and all I saw was ear-to-ear grins as people exited the cars.

      This weekend we had the following cars, which we'll have again in two weeks:

      F430 Scuderia
      F430 coupe
      F430 convertible
      599 GTB
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      LP550-2


      If you guys have any questions about Imagine Lifestyles events in Boston (Foxborough), or the upcoming events in Seattle, San Francisco, or L.A., I'd be happy to answer them. Our goal is to get you in the car, have you go really fast, and leave safely with a smile. So far, we've done a great job accomplishing that.

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      09-16-2012 02:38 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Smoltz View Post
      I'm in Manchester too. You're welcome to take my 360 for a spin sometime.
      Myself and a buddy will take you up on this next time I'm up in northern Massachusetts if you're serious .


      (We're not kids and we're fully insured, lmao.)

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      09-16-2012 04:08 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Time for a GTI View Post
      Details? I want to play.
      Quote Originally Posted by tngdesi View Post
      i do not see the Boston one on their website, is there another company?
      http://www.travelzoo.com/local-deals/Boston/Other/25043


      sorry guys, sold out

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      09-16-2012 05:03 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Calcvictim View Post
      Check back tomorrow/Tuesday - more spots will likely open up.

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      09-17-2012 02:21 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Hufeisen View Post
      Did you read the article?
      I know what happened. I did the ride there weeks before, My post wasent to imply that it happened during a customer drive, just to say same company.
      Cry once....

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      09-17-2012 02:41 PM #31
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      09-17-2012 02:44 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by g60vwr View Post
      I know what happened. I did the ride there weeks before, My post wasent to imply that it happened during a customer drive, just to say same company.
      That accident also shut down day two of SCCA Northeast Divisionals, as we were two lots over from them.

      Thankfully the good folks at the meadowlands didn't stop us from running future events there - it's the best lot in the northeast, maybe on the east coast.

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      09-17-2012 02:45 PM #33
      Such a shame I'm a hair under 21..

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      09-17-2012 02:47 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Ervinmudkips View Post
      Such a shame I'm a hair under 21..

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    35. 09-17-2012 02:56 PM #35
      My buddy and I did six laps down in Foxboro this past Friday, he had the F430 and I was in the Gallardo. I wish they'd let us drive the Scuderia, but we were told they weren't planning on putting it on the track unless another car had to come off. Either way it was a lot of fun, here's a quick side-by-side vid of our second set of three laps:



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