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Official Auto Car Ride & Drive Events:

Posted 03-07-2006 by caffeinetrip at 01:15 PM
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 gja May 9, 2016 at 07:01 PM
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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#4396
Did the Porsche destination drive today. Awesome experience. Drove the cayenne gts, panamera gts, boxter, Cayman, 911, 911gts, and macan gts. I missed best time by .4 seconds Frown definitely want to do more of these events with other manufacturers. This event was at Ponoco Raceway.
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Quote from 05boost View Post :
Did the Porsche destination drive today. Awesome experience. Drove the cayenne gts, panamera gts, boxter, Cayman, 911, 911gts, and macan gts. I missed best time by .4 seconds Frown definitely want to do more of these events with other manufacturers. This event was at Ponoco Raceway.
You were in the afternoon session? What was the best time in that session?
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You were in the afternoon session? What was the best time in that session?
I was in the morning session. best time was 27.6 and i was 28.0
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Aw shucks Porsche is doing events again? How did you get in? (sorry if this has already been covered)
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Aw shucks Porsche is doing events again? How did you get in? (sorry if this has already been covered)
I saw an ad on Facebook and clicked it.
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that explains it. I block Facebook.com on my network. oh well. Smilie
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I saw an ad on Facebook and clicked it.
Wow, an ad. I just emailed a bunch of dealers for an invite and they are all out yet you got in with an ad... Go figure!
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