It’s my time of year! Father’s Day is around the corner and DAD has been getting a lot of calls and e-mails asking “what’s a great gift to get my dad?” Over the next few days, I’ll share some great ideas for every dad, but today we start with the coolest gift idea I have seen in a long time.
Xtreme Xperience, the country’s premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Ill., with event dates set for Friday, June 6, through Sunday, June 8. Attracting more than 30,000 car enthusiasts to events across the country, Xtreme Xperience provides the thrill-filled and otherwise unattainable opportunity for everyday fans to drive exotic supercars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Corvette, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz and McLaren on a real, Formula One-inspired racetrack.
Oooh yea. You know dad’s like to drive, but 150 miles an hour in a McLaren or a Lamborghini without having to play an Elmo DVD or stop to “potty” is a gift he will remember forever.
Every dad, yes every dad at one time or another has played out the Days of Thunder fantasy in his mind, sending your dad to Xtreme Xperience isn’t sending him into the danger zone, but an experience that will make his driving fantasy safe, fun and memorable.
Before your dad straps on his racing helmet and sets out for three, heart-pounding laps of high-speed twists and turns on the road course, all take part in an Xtreme Xperience instructional class. Here he will learn racing fundamentals, important safety procedures, and even a few insider buzzwords to help them sound like racing veterans and impress their friends.
More than memories, on the track, a professional instructor rides shotgun with each amateur driver, providing real-time feedback and tips-of-the-trade to enhance the experience. HD video cameras mounted on the dash of Xtreme Xperience supercars capture the action, offering the chance for patrons to relive their moments of glory for years to come and to show off to the other dads who got aprons and cuff links.
DAD is hitting the track on Saturday morning to tear that mother up! There are still plenty of slots available in Chicago and also coming to a town near you. To book an Xtreme Xperience supercar driving experience, starting at $219, visit www.XXSPEED.com. Autobahn Country Club is located at 3795 Centerpoint Way, Joliet, Ill. Autobahn events are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday.