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If you love your luxury sports car, aside from rolling down the street like a P-I-M-P, you’re going to need to be a part of a prestigious Supercar Club. There are a select few supercar owners who have the privilege of remaining active members of such elite car clubs like Europe’s The Supercar Club or Monaco’s Type-41; as several are open-enrollment, now is the time to educate yourself on their unique qualities.
The Supercar Club, a club that has been dominating the European markets for more than a decade, has been offering supercar owners and collectors an outlet for their passion – a slogan they so adequately explain in: “Imitated, but never bettered.”
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“At The Supercar Club, we organize exciting and unique car tours that capture the essence of the Supercar Lifestyle - fabulous cars, wonderful fully researched roads with beautiful scenery and world class accommodation. We give Members a chance to experience their Supercars at their best, together with a fun group of likeminded individuals,” says Rachael Bowser, Supercar Club’s manager.
This club advocates more than just a parade of shiny vehicles, but yearly events that literally parade about the significance of such beautiful pieces of metal for the market. The Supercar Club organizes several affairs throughout the year traipsing throughout Europe’s most prestigious outlets. To say the least, the Supercar Club is like a family.
Along each path, revelers can simply showcase their appreciation for their supercar, or excite the competitor in them with a set of clues The Supercar Club devises each occasion. Whether you’re simply there to enjoy the thoroughly researched and spectacular routes on some unknown roads the club creates, or in it for a bit of competition, the end result is always stellar; members are treated to a reception and renowned prizes post-drive.
Monaco’s roads were meant to see speed and Ferrari’s; at least, that’s what Type-41 founder Juergen Obermann believes. His passion for luxury sports cars led him to create Type-41, a supercar club that provides a limited number of members with limited edition vehicles.
Other exclusive car clubs might insist on upwards of 400 members, but not Obermann’s clan – he limits the group to just 111, ensuring everyone involved in the international racetrack tours or vehicle exchanges has the most opportunity to enjoy the ride.
Members come from all over the world, and are oftentimes in France for just a few weeks before jetting off elsewhere. But Obermann says “they all have one thing in common – the [passion] of enjoying cars, and driving them.” Members aren’t just enthusiastic about the latest Porsche 911 Carrera or Ferrari 599, their lives are engulfed with luxury sports car trends; today’s petrol-heads have become a new wave of maniacs fueled by supercar clubs like Cote d’Azur’s Type-41.
Type-41 enlists a growing rage to drive the best – with access to vehicles that are no longer on the market - this Swiss company targets the elite supercar enthusiasts. Annual events invigorate members to socialize and try some of the latest fleet; Obermann admits race car events are the most attractive to members- a development they plan to expand. “I’m going to buy a Ferrari Challenge [next year], and as part of the membership people can race on race tracks – so it’s a little extension to the normal club cars,” he says. “The track seems to get people really excited.”
Membership varies, but everyone is offered access to the events, including the popular race car specials, and access to particular vehicles. Choose your brand, whether it be Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche or Aston Martin, and choose your dates to drive. It’s owning the best part about the car, without the up-keep.