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Supercar Experience: Review

It does seem such a long time ago now, but if you recall on December 07th, 2011 I ran an article on Holiday Gift Wishlists (Holiday Gift Wishlist 01) and within this article I mentioned I had obtained a voucher from Supercar Lifestyle to spend some time driving some really cool supercars around a race track.

Well, that day finally came yesterday (July 16th, 2012) when I was given the opportunity to drive, for three laps each, the Ferrari 360, Nissan GTR and the Jaguar XKR.  Not my original list of cars but very cool to drive nonetheless.

Below is my account of the day, along with some specifications of the cars I drove and some pictures I took.

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Holiday Gift Wishlist (1)

It’s that gift giving time of year again that we hope we get what we’ve always wanted from our loved ones over the holiday period.  I don’t think it matters how old we get, we still have a small part of us that acts like a child and wishes we could have anything we see.

This is a small list of items I wish I would be given as gifts over this 2011 holiday period…

I would also really like to hear your comments and thoughts on what you would like as gifts.

Vehicle Wishlist

When you are 17 (or 21 in my case) you get to take your driving test, and finally get your first car.  You have freedom to go anywhere, anytime you like (within reason).  If you are like me cars are not just metal boxes on four wheels (it surprises me that some cars around where I live actually have four wheels, considering the state the rest of the car is in)… anyway I digress… cars to me are something I like maintaining and adding accessories to it, to make it look like I want.

Well nothing has changed in the 10+ years I have been driving and the 5 cars I have had in that time.  My current car is a 4×4, and if you have read my other posts, you will have noticed I like to use it off-road occassionally.

I have now started buying accessories to it… started with a Nudge Bar with Spot Lamps, now there is more items I would like to add to it.  Here is this list:

  • Tyres – I would like a decent set of 245/70/R16 Mud  and Snow – All terrain tyres.
  • Roof Light Bar – with a minimum of 4 Spot Lamps.


Photography Wishlist

Photography has been a hobby of mine for a number of years, and remains so to this day.  Only now I get a chance to use my photography (occassionally) for others.  Five or so years ago I met a guy at college whom was starting up his own photography business and required someone to assist him (initially, because I have a Computing Degree, that he required my skills in that area).

We have now been working on and off for the last five years doing various styles of photography.  The items on this list would only make my life easier both out doing my favorite type of photography – Landscapes and working with my friend in the studio.

  • Steroid Speed Belt v2 – $59.75 from thinkTank Photo
  • Pixel Racing Harness v2 – $39.75 from thinkTank Photo
    Designed to distribute your equipment’s weight between your shoulders and hips.
    Attaches to Pro Speed Belt, Thin Skin Belt,and Steroid Speed Belt
  • Lens Changer 15 v2 (Modular System) – $25.75 from thinkTank Photo
  • Lens Changer 25 v2 (Modular System) – $27.75 from thinkTank Photo


Motorsport Activities Wishlist

  • SuperCar Experience Activity day with SuperCar Lifestyle.
    A two and a half hour experience around a choice of three tracks, and three laps in each of either a Lamborghini Gallardo, Aston Martin DB9, Ferrari 360 Challenge, Porsche GT3 Oakley, TVR Sagaris Super Sport, TVR T350, Nissan GTR, and Porsche GT2.

    I am thinking
    1. Ferrari 360 Challenge (Top of my list)

    2. Aston Martin DB9

    3. Either the Nissan GTR, or Porsche GT2

    It’s a hard choice to make.

That is it for list one, keep an eye out for my next list, and any updates, if any of my wishes come true.