How would you like to have the experience of being a race car driver? Well, guess what? Now you might have the perfect opportunity to do just that and you have come to the right place to read all about it.
DealDash.com has a brand new auction for shoppers to experience being behind the wheel of a super race car on a track in Thornburg, Virginia. If you do not win this auction, you could BIN (Buy-It-Now) for $507.00.
Unfortunately, the first auction for this rare opportunity to “put the pedal to the metal” behind the wheel of a supercar and take three laps around a special race track is already up for auction and all new bidders have already been blocked. However, DealDash might hold more auctions like this one, so if you missed it keep your eyes open for another one.
The winner of this auction will start with a 20 to 30 minute classroom session. According to the DealDash description, the professional instructor will “go over racing tips, proper driving position, steering techniques, braking and acceleration with powerful vehicles.” Following the classroom session, you will “be sent down to the pit to be fitted for your helmet and to prepare yourself for the thrill of a lifetime!”
If you feel the need for speed this will be the opportunity for you to feed your craving. The car you will be driving can hit 60 MPH in just three seconds and reach top speeds of 200-plus MPH.
You will take the driver’s seat but your instructor will be in the passenger seat the entire time to “give you real-time feedback and pointers on how to get the most out of both the course and your supercar!”
Drivers must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. It’s not recommended for participants who are more than 6 feet, 3 inches tall or anyone who exceeds 350 pounds. Helmets will be provided. Also included in the cost is the minimum track insurance policy, but participants could upgrade the insurance for an additional fee at the time of booking. “Photos and video of your experience will be available for purchase at the track on the day of your experience.” The winning driver will be able to share this experience with family and friends who could see the action close up, but the maximum “ride along” participants is three persons. Pit passes are available on the day of the event for an additional $10 per person but anyone under age 12 is free.
According to the DealDash description all of the supercars are equipped with a semi-automatic transmission and drive just like your automatic car. However, if you know how to shift and have track experience and want to use the paddle shifters, let your instructor know and he or she will be happy to help you shift.
This auction does not include accommodations and other expenses such as flights to and from the location of the track, but the winner will receive a digital voucher for the experience itself.
For more information about possible changes or delays due to inclement weather, unexpected mechanical issues, COVID-19 safety rules in place or other details, see the complete DealDash description.
Brief History of Auto Racing
Frank Duryea won the first motor-car race held in the United States on Thanksgiving Day in 1895. This mechanic and inventor, along with his brother, designed their own “horseless carriage” for the race.
Enzo Ferrari, a young Italian car mechanic and engineer, is listed as the first race car driver in history. Ferrari’s first car race took place on Oct. 5, 1919, on a hill climb in Parma, Italy.
In the early 20th century, rich petrol heads would race their cars on Ormond Beach in Florida. The first car to break 100 mph in 1905 was a 90hp Napier owned by S.E. Edge. It was driven by Arthur MacDonald, a British man who took it to 104.65 mph over the measured mile.
The world’s fastest cars in the 1970s were:
- 7 1970 Ferrari 365 GT (2+2): 156 mph…
- 6 1971 De Tomaso Mangusta: 155 mph…
- 5 1970 Chrysler Hemi: 155 mph …
- 4 1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2: 152 mph …
- 3 1970 Dodge Challenger: 146 mph …
- 2 1971 Plymouth GTX 440: 145 mph …
- 1 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6: 142 mph
In 1999 the world’s fastest car was the Lamborghini Diablo GT that reached 215 mph.
According to my search, the new $1.9 million SSC Tuatara hyper car legitimately claimed the title as the fastest car in the world in early 2021 with a verified two-way average speed of 282.9 mph in Florida
If you have a need for speed, keep your eye open for another “ride of a lifetime” auction on DealDash.com.
This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.