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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.


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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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Quote from pcmerlin View Post :
Has anyone posted info for Suzuki?

http://www.kizashikicks.com/

Probably the best car that nobody knows about yet.
I posted this event, post #1931.

I will go to this event this Saturday and let you all know how this event is.
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Thanks chinchillax, I didn't want to steal away from anyone if it had been mentioned. It it a pretty sweet ride.... so much so that I traded in my Sonata for one after test driving it. I'll be watching out to see what you think of it after this weekend.
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If anyone went to the Porsche event at Candlestick, check your email.

I just got invoted to this Porsche event they are holding in Carmel. Aug 17-20

https://www.porschezentrumusa.com/
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I got nothing so far, but thanks for the heads up. I'll keep checking.

Quote from daveamoose View Post :
If anyone went to the Porsche event at Candlestick, check your email.

I just got invoted to this Porsche event they are holding in Carmel. Aug 17-20

https://www.porschezentrumusa.com/
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V-Series event at Autobahn Country Club (near Chicago)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e18zaj3dQUo
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Nice run man. You got to pass 2 cars. Woot... woot

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V-Series event at Autobahn Country Club (near Chicago)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e18zaj3dQUo
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I tried to get one for the fontana event also, but she said they can't give away the codes until all of the people actually invited rsvp'd (yes or no). If there were still spots avail after that then she said maybe. She said to call back around October. Oh well, it was worth a try...Cool
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Quote from CB22 View Post :
V-Series event at Autobahn Country Club (near Chicago)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e18zaj3dQUo
Yeah, well done. The camera setup is pretty nice that records the driver, instructor, road view, speedometer, and track progress. I see you hit 113 mph. Cool
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Quote from cschnider View Post :
BMW event was pretty lame. They had 3 650i convertibles (red, white, blue) that you could drive alone. They also had a few MB's and Lexus. You could drive other BMW's with a salesman.

I drove the 650i and called it a day. That car was fun. There was a printed route in the car but the guy said that if I knew the area I could drive it wherever I wanted. I kept it out for about 18 minutes.

They had bottles of water. No hats, or any other gifts. It isn't far from my work so driving the 650i was worth the trip. I'm glad is wasn't across town or anything though.

There was no sales pitch which was nice. The guy spent about 4 minutes going over the features of the car and that was it. After the drive there was a quick survey on an ipad.
I had exactly the same experience today. No free hat. I went at lunchtime and they had some nice finger sandwiches and bottled water.
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I tried to get one for the fontana event also, but she said they can't give away the codes until all of the people actually invited rsvp'd (yes or no). If there were still spots avail after that then she said maybe. She said to call back around October. Oh well, it was worth a try...Cool
I say try again maybe someone else will help you. I called they asked me if I had an invite I said no but I want one and they gave me one in less than 2 minutes for the Fontana event. I think it just depends on the person you get on the phone. Good Luck
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I say try again maybe someone else will help you. I called they asked me if I had an invite I said no but I want one and they gave me one in less than 2 minutes for the Fontana event. I think it just depends on the person you get on the phone. Good Luck
this definitely works. I called last week but was denied, I called again today & got an invitation code! registered for the event on 12/9 at autoclub speedway Big Grin

will be interesting to compare this to the porsche event as it looks like this event will use a LOT more of the track.
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I got a complimentary subscription to Porsche subscription since I attended the Porsche test drive event back in April. Cool Anyone else? The name of the mag. is called Christophorus.
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I got a complimentary subscription to Porsche subscription since I attended the Porsche test drive event back in April. Cool Anyone else? The name of the mag. is called Christophorus.
Nope. I didn't get it.
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I didn't either.

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Nope. I didn't get it.
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I got a complimentary subscription to Porsche subscription since I attended the Porsche test drive event back in April. Cool Anyone else? The name of the mag. is called Christophorus.
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I got a complimentary subscription to Porsche subscription since I attended the Porsche test drive event back in April. Cool Anyone else? The name of the mag. is called Christophorus.
I got it.
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