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caffeinetrip 102 March 7, 2006 at 01:15 PM
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Lexus, Mazda, Porsche, GM, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Subaru (Car & Driver), Honda, Toyota, BMW, Jaguar, Audi or any other manufacturer sponsored event.


Qualifications:

Free or Low Cost to attend
Free food and drinks
Road race course or autocross
Off Roading course for SUVs
Manufacture's new cars
Competition's comparison cars
Free parting gifts to take home
Or some mix of the above


Upcoming Events:

Check the Wiki and the latest replies for details on the upcoming events. My favorite ones have been the Taste of Lexus events, where there have been great food, free gifts and a ton of competitors cars to drive.

Update:

Thanks to everyone who continues to update this page with new events! I started this in 2006 and it's still going strong with new events in 2014!!!!

If any SD'ers wanna keep in touch:
www.facebook.com/JohnnyFDK
[facebook.com]www.twitter.com/JohnnyFDK
www.JohnnyFD.com
[JohnnyFD.com]

If you guys hear of any events, update the Wiki or Post a reply!
These events are a fun FREE way to spend a day driving new cars, taking home gifts and eating free food!



Past Events: Check these sites often since many are annual events.
Also many of these let you sign up to be notified of the next event.

Taste of Lexus [tasteoflexus.com]
Toyota Tundra Prove It [tundraproveit.com] Thanks Thanks chinchillax!
Audi Driving Experience [audidrivingexperience.com] Thanks Discopimps!
audidrivingexperience [audidrivingexperience.com] Thanks aznlilchino103
tasteoflexus.com [tasteoflexus.com] Taste of Lexus Thanks dianne9276!
Mercedes C-Class Event [themercedescdrive.com] Thanks dianne9276!
Street SMART [smartusa.com] Thanks spitt!
Shift 2 Nissan Event [jeep.com] Thanks Cargeek!
BMW Ultimate Drive [bmwusa.com] Not a normal car event, but for a good cause!



Scion Backstage [scionbackstage.com] Thanks Mlharris!
-- The given link is broken -- Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge Event
yarisworks.com [yarisworks.com] Yaris Works!
zoomzoomlive.com [zoomzoomlive.com] Mazda Zoom Zoom Live
www.jaguar.com [jaguar.com] JaguarGorgeousbyDesign
drivesummit.com [drivesummit.com] Cadilliac
audistreetsoftomorrow.com [audistreetsoftomorrow.com] Audi
mazdarevitup.com/ [mazdarevitup.com] Mazda
rideanddrive.net/ [rideanddrive.net] Subaru
autoshowinmotion.com/ [autoshowinmotion.com] GM
grabthekeys.com/ [grabthekeys.com] GM
c-spotdriveparty.com/ [c-spotdriveparty.com] Mercedes Benz C-Class
lovemercedestour.com [lovemercedestour.com] Mercedes Benz
www.bmwusa.com/bmwexperience [bmwusa.com] BMW Ultimate Drive

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Last Edited by aauxta June 29, 2015 at 09:14 AM
Manufacturers With Free Events Scheduled

BMW
Cadillac
Ford
Porsche
Toyota


Other Manufacturers

Acura
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Audi
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Buick
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Chevrolet
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Chrysler
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Dodge
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Fiat
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Honda
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Hyundai
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Infiniti
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Jaguar
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Kia
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Land Rover
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Lexus
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Lincoln
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Maserati
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Mazda
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Mercedes-Benz
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Nissan
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Scion
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Subaru
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Volkswagen
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Volvo
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I'm a big fan of the drive events - too bad none of them will be around my neck of the woods until July.

Most of the links don't have the dates yet, but they tend to follow the same schedules each year.
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Thanks. REP.
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Awesome thread! Thanks!
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May I suggest that we also include events that are moderately priced? (in addition to totally free ones). I remember some BMW or Lexus event back a few year ago was $40 for 2 hours or something... IMO that's well worth the $$$.
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Nice of someone to round up all the links. nod


A couple appear to be dead or inactive at this time, Subaru, Mazda revitup, but did get registered to be notified for GM's GrabTheKeys, and the BMW one is right around the corner, registration starts the 28th of this month.
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sites visited: all
events reg'd: none
time wasted: 10min
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thanks for the post
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Quote from mdma View Post :
sites visited: all
events reg'd: none
time wasted: 10min
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Just because you couldn't find an event that worked for you, or that would let you inLMAO , doesn't mean it's a bad post. It means you're a bad person.
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Quote from sodehu View Post :
Nope I called got a code and it worked instantly online.
Thanks for the response. I called and they gave me 1 wrong letter in the code. I just entered the code and registered. Awesome! Repped to both sodehu and daveamoose.
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Glad to hear of a few people who got a code from my post!!
hope you all enjoy beating the heck out of the caddies.





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Thanks for the response. I called and they gave me 1 wrong letter in the code. I just entered the code and registered. Awesome! Repped to both sodehu and daveamoose.
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Now, on to the Mercedes AMG Performance Tour.

After checking out the Laguna Seca calendar and not seeing anything on there that would give away when and if Mercedes AMG planned on going to Laguna Seca, I decided to call Laguna Seca. The first lady said she thinks it might be in November, but she does not have an actual up to date schedule yet, she then said perhaps the lady who rents out the track knows more. I left her a message and just received a voicemail message. First she mentioned the Skip Barber AMG training class and then said, you are probably calling about the AMG event that Mercedes is putting on. She said it is scheduled for November 13th thru Nov 21st!!!!

keep the week free guys and gals in the NORCAL area.
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Thanks for the info! This is really good news... bounce

Quote from daveamoose View Post :
Now, on to the Mercedes AMG Performance Tour.

After checking out the Laguna Seca calendar and not seeing anything on there that would give away when and if Mercedes AMG planned on going to Laguna Seca, I decided to call Laguna Seca. The first lady said she thinks it might be in November, but she does not have an actual up to date schedule yet, she then said perhaps the lady who rents out the track knows more. I left her a message and just received a voicemail message. First she mentioned the Skip Barber AMG training class and then said, you are probably calling about the AMG event that Mercedes is putting on. She said it is scheduled for November 13th thru Nov 21st!!!!

keep the week free guys and gals in the NORCAL area.
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Has anyone posted info for Suzuki?

http://www.kizashikicks.com/

Probably the best car that nobody knows about yet.
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