Saturns Drives is a group created for members who share a passion for cars to ” connect, share and participate on drives, cruises and events” (per their website). Essentially this translates into by invitation only exotic car cruises and events that happen twice a month during the season. Last week i attended my first one….here’s how it went down.
First we all meet in a large parking lot for a “cars and coffee”. Some of the highlights of this portion for me were:
The first Ferrari 458 Speciale in Canada, picked up by the owner 2-3 weeks ago
Compared to a 458 spyder
Another recent acquisition, this 731HP Ferrari F12
Not a Ferrari you see every day, a 456
I saw this beautiful chrome wrapped R8 at Signature Luxury Division a few weeks ago…now driven by its new owner.
Sadly not many AMGs, except mine
and this Black Series…i was hoping for an SLS Black Series but perhaps at the next meet
LOTS of 911s though, including GT3s and 50th anniversary model
A VERY loud Lamborghini Aventador
Iron Man Mercialago
And a Mercy spyder
One of several Gallardos
Incredible Viper ACR
And an SRT10
I was so happy with the big turnout of GTRs (I think there were 6)…and i got to see them take off using launch control 🙂
A group shot to give you an idea of the approximate 100 cars!
Next we were given maps and headed out on a 2 hour cruise with the final destination being Eurocharged!
The cruise itself was fantastic on many fronts. First of all the scenery was incredible, both natural and the mere sight of 100 exotics. Thanks to Ghalib Zamir for providing some of the shots below https://www.facebook.com/GhalibZkPhotography
Next, you really feel like a “celebrity”…we passed through small towns and there were literally dozens of people lined up taking pics / vids of us…throughout the drive people were pulling over on the side of the road to film us!
One of the funniest moments was passing by a policeman who pulled over a gardener, seriously a pick-up truck full of lawn mowers and pulling a trailer! Imagine the look on the policeman’s face as 100 Lambos, Ferraris, ford GTs etc. rolled past lol
Speaking of rolling, the cruise was a great opportunity to get rolling shots. I had two photographers in the car with me, Chris Picken and Jack Donahue and they were literally hanging out of the window to get these shots!
The last leg of our cruise was a barbeque at Eurocharged! I am a huge fan of Eurocharged and do have their tune on my car. Sadly i forgot to wear my Eurocharged t-shirt (sorry Vlad!) to represent properly.
I finally got to sit in a Bentley, thanks to the owner! Finally a car that fits with room to spare.
Another up-close look at the F12
Ha, this 911 GT3RS driver had the same gloves as me (except with Porsche markings, of course)
So all in all Saturns Drives exceeded my expectations. I have been to many car meets and informal cruises with friends but this was my first organized cruise of this scale. The cars were incredible, the view was spectacular, the driving was super fun, and i left with many good photo / video souvenirs. Thanks to Saturns for having me and thanks again to Chris and Jack for making it more enjoyable.