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    World Class Driving ad in C&D

    Anybody seen/inquired about the ad in latest C&D regarding the opportunity to drive the following cars:

    1) Ferrari F430
    2) Ford GT
    3) Lambo Gallardo
    4) AM DB9 V
    5) Bently GT
    6) Corvette Z06

    I went to the web site to see what this was all about. Basically for $795 (plus tax) you get a 1 day experience where you drive all 6 cars approx. 30 miles each over a selected public road course. about 20 cities so far scheduled (per web site) with anywhere from 1 to 3 day stints. They take 22-24 enthusiasts per event (day)...breakfast & lunch provided (along with some apparel and all requisite pics) and schedule drives throughout the day. As much a social event as a driving event. Being run by a French guy (or sounds french on the phone) who used to do this for Ferarri in Europe in the 90s. The guy gave several references and sounded legit. Starts in Raleigh, NC on April 29. They do corporate events...but in between those obligations they've scheduled individual events. Speeds are 45-70 mph. You drive alone but must follow lead car. Add'l occupant (no driving) is an add'l $250. Anybody out there done anything like this as all. I'm thinking about doing it but I'd be interested in hearing if any other enthusiasts have done something similar....and most importantly...was it worth it? Thanks in advance for any thoughts.


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    Sounds fun -

    What's the site. I'd like to check it out too.<table><caption align="bottom">Chandler, AZ<caption><tr><td><img src="http://members.roadfly.com/orcatek/signature.jpg" alt="1997 840Ci Alpine White/Parchment 2003 Z4 Maldives Blue/Black"></td></tr></table>

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    Re: Sounds fun -

    its at www.wcdriving.com

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    Thanks!

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    Re: World Class Driving ad in C&D

    The World Class Driving ad is a scam. When you sign up they ask you to fax in a copy of your driver's license and sign a credit card authorization form and send that in as well. We called MasterCard because we thought it was odd that they were asking for the credit card authorization form AFTER they had already charged our card. MasterCard told us that the whole thing is an elaborate scam.

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    Thanks for the scam alert!

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    Yes, a huge thanks!

    Yet another reason this board is invaluable to me.

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    Hey Bud, I think you're out of line

    Calling MasterCard and getting their "perception" ain't quite the same thing as knowing what the hell you're talking about.

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    Re: World Class Driving ad in C&D

    So...is this a scam? It's not quite apparent in the responses. Was thinking of signing up husband. Please let me know if this is for real?

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    This is for real and not a scam....

    I toyed w/ the idea of doing this and backed off when I thought it was a scam per earlier posts. I'd actually talked to the guy organizing this event (Jean Paul Ribert) and he sounded legit and even gave me references. Anyway, the event was planned here in North Carolina for this morning at 8:00. So I took my Z8 out just to satisfy my curiosity. You can imagine my surprise to see those beautiful cars in the parking lot. Just as I was turning in, they began pulling out. First the F430, then the DB9, Lambo, 612 Scag, Z06 and lastly the Bentley Continental GT. They must have replaced the Ford GT (as originally advertised) w/ the Scag. I had my nephew w/ me and we were thrilled to be driving along with these cars. They were all travelling in the right lane and I just drove slowly past in the left lane giving a thumbs up as I passed. At the first red light it was me and the F430. As the light turned green he floored it and totally smoked me. Caught me a little off guard, but I stayed within a car length or two. It was VERY cool. My nephew loved it. Anyway, for those interested in this event, I can attest to its legitimacy.

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    Or not!

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    Re: Yes, a huge thanks!

    I am the president of Players Car Rental. We renting luxury and exotic cars since 1995. We serve hotels like Four Seasons, Setai, Intercontinental, Shore Club, Delano, Ritz Carlton and others. We loved the idea to have US Tours and we had the pleasure to started the World Class Driving program. We are so sorry for some people lose the opportunity of life time and prefer to waste their time and say it is a scam. I hope you are not one of them and join us for the next event. See you there. Ask for me and let me join your happiness.

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    Re: Thanks for the scam alert!

    We are in business since 1995 we supply hotels in Miami area like Four Seasons, Intercontinental, Setai, Mandarin Oriental, Delano, Shore Club and others. We buy Ferrari, Porsche and Aston Martin at The Collection at Coral Gables 305 444-5555 with Ruben Tabarly for 11 years, we buy Mercedes at Bill Ussery Coral Gables with Carlos Pereda 305 445-8593 also for 11 years and we buy Bentley and BMW at Braman Motors with James Hondros 305 571-1200 also for 11 years. We can provide more references about our organization if you need. Also we would like to give some comments from people who had the program:

    “This has been an amazing experience.

    Your hospitality was superb and thanks you so much for this incredible experience"

    Jeff Nelson NC

    “Outstanding event, an unforgettable thrill ride"

    Dany Marsch NC

    “Great time, great people and great cars"

    Ray Gomez NC

    “Altogether a fantastic way to spend a day"

    Lynn Holt DC

    "Tremendous birthday present"

    John for Lisa SC

    “Better than our dreams"

    Lois Geene NJ

    “Perfection"

    Adam Hallerg

    “Truly stellar, you've got to do this"

    Gary Cohen NJ

    "I will be applying for my second mortgage tomorrow"

    David Michael PA

    “A phenomenal out of body experience"

    Louis Battistin NY

    “Changed the way I look at cars"

    Dana Brewer NJ

    “Surpassed all expectations"

    Jim Ryder NJ

    We would appreciate to keep our reputation as is today and we would like your help to review your opinion about us and publish an update as soon as possible.

    Sincerely,

    Roberto Ribeiro

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    Re: World Class Driving ad in C&D

    http://playerswcd.com/photos.htm

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    Thank you all for your comments.

    PWCD Staff Team

    " This has been an amazing experience.

    Your hospitality was superb and thank you so much for this incredible experience"

    Jeff Nelson NC

    " Outstanding event, an unforgettable thrill ride"

    Dany Marsch NC

    " Great time, great people and great cars"

    Ray Gomez NC

    " Altogether a fantastic way to spend a day"

    Lynn Holt DC

    "Tremendous birthday present"

    John for Lisa SC

    " Better than our dreams"

    Lois Geene NJ

    " Perfection"

    Adam Hallerg

    " Truly stellar, you've got to do this"

    Gary Cohen NJ

    "I will be applying for my second mortgage tomorrow"

    David Michael PA

    " A phenomenal out of body experience"

    Louis Battistin NY

    " Changed the way I look at cars"

    Dana Brewer NJ

    " Surpassed all expectations"

    Jim Ryder NJ

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    Thank you all for your comments.

    PWCD Staff Team

    " This has been an amazing experience.

    Your hospitality was superb and thank you so much for this incredible experience"

    Jeff Nelson NC

    " Outstanding event, an unforgettable thrill ride"

    Dany Marsch NC

    " Great time, great people and great cars"

    Ray Gomez NC

    " Altogether a fantastic way to spend a day"

    Lynn Holt DC

    "Tremendous birthday present"

    John for Lisa SC

    " Better than our dreams"

    Lois Geene NJ

    " Perfection"

    Adam Hallerg

    " Truly stellar, you've got to do this"

    Gary Cohen NJ

    "I will be applying for my second mortgage tomorrow"

    David Michael PA

    " A phenomenal out of body experience"

    Louis Battistin NY

    " Changed the way I look at cars"

    Dana Brewer NJ

    " Surpassed all expectations"

    Jim Ryder NJ

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    EVENT DAY
    FORMATION

    We have a multiple of 4 times people ( 1 car/4 people, 6 cars/24 people*, 12 cars/48 people )

    Each driver will drive each one of the cars between 20 to 30 minutes. It depends on the local traffic and change during the day.

    Your schedule will be available before the event or when you arrive at our registration and welcome desk

    Drivers are split into groups of 6 people.

    *Normal structure 6 cars with 24 people.

    SCHEDULE

    Breakfast from 7.00 am

    Briefing for groups 1 & 2 will be at 7.20 am, groups 3 & 4 at 1:20pm

    Groups 1 will start at 7:30am, group two at 8.00am, group 3 at 1:30pm and group 4 at 2:00pm

    Between drives you can take advantage of the all day hospitality which includes breakfast, lunch, beverages, DVD's of the various manufacturers and the cars, related books, articles and magazines, choose the photographs for your personalized album which you can remember your day by, and the opportunity to discuss your comments and thought on each car with other drivers and guests.

    An Example Schedule for a Group 1 Driver

    From 7:00-10:00 am Breakfast
    7:20-7:30 am Briefing
    7:30-8:00 am Corvette ZO6
    8:30-9:00 am Aston Martin DB9 Volante
    9:30-10:00 am Lamborghini Gallardo
    10:30-11:00 am Ferrari F430
    11:30-12:00 am Ford GT40
    From 12:00-2:00 pm Lunch
    12:30-1:00 pm Bentley Continental GT
    An Example Schedule for a Group 2 Driver

    From 7:00-10:00 am Breakfast
    7:20-7:30 am Briefing
    8:00-8:30 am Corvette ZO6
    9:00-9:30 am Aston Martin DB9 Volante
    10:00-10:30 am Lamborghini Gallardo
    11:00-11:30 am Ferrari F430
    12:00-12:30 pm Ford GT40
    From 12:00-2:00 pm Lunch
    1:00-1:30 pm Bentley Continental GT
    An Example Schedule for a Group 3 Driver (Afternoon)

    From 7:00-10:00 am Breakfast
    12:00-2:00 pm Lunch
    1:20-1:30 pm Briefing
    1:30-2:00 pm Corvette ZO6
    2:30-3:00 pm Aston Martin DB9 Volante
    3:30-4:00 pm Lamborghini Gallardo
    4:30-5:00 pm Ferrari F430
    5:30-6:00 pm Ford GT40
    6:30-7:00 pm Bentley Continental GT
    An Example Schedule for a Group 4 Driver (Afternoon)

    From 7:00-10:00 am Breakfast
    12:00-2:00 pm Lunch
    1:20-1:30 pm Briefing
    2:00-2:30 pm Corvette ZO6
    3:00-3:30 pm Aston Martin DB9 Volante
    4:00-4:30 pm Lamborghini Gallardo
    5:00-5:30 pm Ferrari F430
    6:00-6:30 pm Ford GT40
    7:00-7:30 pm Bentley Continental GT



    Speed
    You must follow the traffic law
    The local Police is aware and will be watching closely
    Over limit speed will exclude the participant immediately
    The event does not have special traffic law

    Insurance
    $2,000.00 deductible
    Insurance does not apply for over limit speed. The Driver will be fully responsible for all damages


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    Ok Roberto, we get it.

    Enough posting.

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    Re: This is for real and not a scam....

    Hi there....

    I have signed up for this but never received an email confirmation of the transaction ( a few days ago)..I wanted a friend to sign up and started looking for a way to contact these guys to make sure I was confirmed for the date and cannot find a phone number listeda anywhere on the web site..where did you find the phone number to talk to the french guy?

    Thanks for any info...Richard Meyerson

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