World Class Driving: New Ferrari Racing School

Our friends over at World Class Driving have just announced their new racing school product. If you’ve ever dreamed of driving a Ferrari on a racetrack, you’ll love this. In this new event, participants get track time in purpose built Ferrari 360 Challenge cars on select racetracks across the United States. No prior experience necessary. Now how cool is that?

For more info, check out World Class Driving.


BMW Club of North America to visit Vulcan

On May 17th the BMW Club of North America’s New Jersey Chapter will be convening at the Vulcan clubhouse from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Vulcan Motor Club offers a number of driving and other special events with (not your BMW) but their fleet of exotic vehicles (Ferrari 599GTB, F430, Audi R8, Lamborghini Superleggera just to name a few).  Where do I sign up?  For more information about Vulcan Motor Club, please visit them on http://www.vulcanmotorclub.com/
Please come out and join us to this exclusive event.


World Class Driving: 7 Deals of Christmas

Black Thursday is here and marks the start of the 7 Deals of Christmas. Here’s how it works. We’ll give you a new chance to snag some unbeatable driving excitement every other day over the next 14 days. First up:

Deal #1: Buy a WCD Gift Certificate on Black Friday, Get an iPod Touch
Purchase a World Class Driving gift certificate for $1,995 or more and we’ll include an 8GB iPod Touch at no additional charge. Give a gift they’ll never forget, or use it to create photos and videos of your upcoming supercar driving event. Comes in a signature gift box along with a personalized greeting card and red ribbon.

Scoot on over to World Class Driving to learn more.


Does Owning a Bugatti Veyron Cost as Much as a Private Jet?

Which would you rather own for a year: a private jet or a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport?

Most might say the jet, since it is much more expensive than Bugatti, a car that retails for a mere $2,128,230. After all, despite its top speed of 253 miles an hour, the Veyron won’t get you to Paris. (For proof of Bugatti’s poor nautical performance, see this sunken Veyron video.)

Now one reviewer says the cost of owning a Veyron may approach $300,000 a year–a sum comparable to running a private jet.

The costs include:

• $10,000 per tire, which the manufacturer recommends changing every 2,500 miles. Presumably, when tooling around at a top speed of 253 mph, this is one area you don’t want to skimp on. In any case, at top speeds, you’ll go through a set of tires every 12 minutes.

• The rims need to be stress tested and replaced every 10,000 miles. That’s $11,525 per rim.

• Scheduled annual maintenance, which costs a whopping $21,000. (Comparatively, annual maintenance on an Enzo will only set you back $2,746.)

Add in other assorted costs and the total approaches $300,000.

Running the car is so expensive that, according to a blogger on Autocar, one Veyron owner loads his car on a trailer for long trips and follows behind on a private jet. The arrangement “works out to be cheaper than driving a Bugatti several hundred miles to reach the dream Tarmac.”

A midsize private jet, meantime, can cost $2,200 to $2,700 an hour–-including catering, fuel, pilots and maintenance. Some jet-management companies put the expense of all the operations at $200,000 a year or less. (Of course, those per-hour trip costs don’t include the purchase price nor depreciation.)

All in all, owning a Bugatti Veyron is not for the faint of heart.


Learning in Luxury

We’re pleased to announce an exclusive event for members of the Entrepreneur’s Organization. On the afternoon of September 21st, you will be learning in luxury! A private limousine will take you and other EO NJ members to three leading New Jersey companies to learn best practices.

First you will discover how John Dewey, President of Dewey Electronics (DEWY.OB) has grown his manufacturing business into a leading niche provider for the defense industry.  Then, you will travel to Parette Somjen Architects and learn how their over the top, cool management style (such as the 18 hole golf course in their building), has yielded customer loyalty that most businesses starve for.  Last, but certainly not least, your limo will whisk you to Vulcan Motor Club, where you will discover how this exotic car club is thriving in an economy where “it isn’t supposed to happen.”

But the learning does not stop there. While traveling by limo, you will be matched with a small, intimate group of other NJ EO members, and be invited to share your own personal best practices.  These “Learn Around” Events are always an EO favorite – It is a great way to meet other EO members, and it is a great way to share experiences!

To learn more about membership in EO, visit www.eonetwork.org


The Awe Inspiring New LFA Visits Vulcan

As the guests arrived, the parking lot was beginning to look more like an exotic car show than anything else, complete with Californias, an Alfa Romeo 8C, Lamborghinis and even an Enzo.  The show-stopper, however, was the centerpiece featured in the Vulcan garage: the brand-new, ultra-exotic Lexus LFA.

The evening kicked off with Lexus’ LFA spokesperson, Scott Pruett (above), giving a short presentation about the Formula One derived monster.  Scott is an accomplished competition driver, having won the Daytona 24 Hours three times over and placed in the top ten in multiple Sprint Cup races amongst other accomplishments.  He explained that Lexus has used much of the technology from Toyota’s long standing Formula One program. The LFA’s engine is a 4.8 litre V10 rocket that redlines at 9,500 rpm, blasting from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds on its way up to 202mph. Read more »


Lamborghini LP640 Photo Shoot: Behind the Scenes

Ever wonder what goes into creating the stunning fleet photos at Vulcan Motor Club? Credit goes to our good friends George Tenney and Tim Camuso at George Tenney Photography.

Here’s a behind-the scenes look at a recent studio shoot of the Lamborghini LP640 Roadster – one of five supercars photographed over a three day period.

These images are about defining lines and shadows. The camera stays stationary while the photography team moves light sources and reflectors through the scene. Wheels, windows and body panels become separate pieces. The final image is the blend of each perfectly lit part. View the final photos and get ready for some terrific fall driving on the exotic car tour at World Class Driving.


An Exclusive Preview of the LFA @ Vulcan Motor Club

Lexus is thrilled to unveil its most exclusive vehicle yet – the LFA supercar – at the Vulcan Motor Club on Tuesday, September 7, 2010.

With a race-inspired 4.8-L V10 engine, a top speed in excess of 200 mph, and extensive carbon fiber construction, the LFA is truly of racing pedigree. In true Lexus form, the LFA’s performance is delivered alongside unrivaled luxury. To ensure the most exclusive experience possible, each LFA is hand-built exactly to its owner’s specifications.
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Drive a Formula One Car

Presenting the Formula One Experience: a day behind the wheel of one of the most highly engineered pieces of machinery on the planet: a modern Formula One car. In this F1 racing school, you’ll experience the pinnacle of F1 racing technology – showcased in one of the most exciting sporting events on the planet.

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Just Arrived: The Lamborghini LP-640 Roadster

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of the jaw-dropping Lamborghini LP-640 Roadster to the Vulcan Motor Club fleet. This supercar is not a subtle vehicle. Its wild appearance turns heads, and its brute force and excellent handling put it near the top of the super car food chain. Even with the windows up, the turbulence above 70 mph will flatten your nose, fold back your ears, and push dimples into your cheeks.

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