There's something about being able to drive supercars. Perhaps it's reliving those carefree moments pre kids or perhaps you're in the midst of a midlife crisis but whatever the reason, it's always been on the to do list. That is, to cruise around in a convertible with the top down of course, feeling the wind behind my ears.
I can understand people's desire to drive a supercar but rather than daydream about ever being able to afford to buy one, here's a chance to try before you buy or splash out for the weekend to treat yourself and your loved one for a road trip you won't forget.
What better way to answer your dreams, sate your curiosity, celebrate anniversaries and birthdays, all under certain conditions of course.
Dream Drives Melbourne are keen to hand over the keys to a Ferrari or perhaps the likes of a Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, Maserati, BMW, Mercedes-Benz are more your style. What better way to peruse the showroom and see the cars up close.
The higher end cars also come with conditions such as being older than 30 years of age has its advantages, higher day rate hire and pricey excess of course. Whereas a shiny red Ferrari will set you back $5,600 for the weekend or working within a budget the BMW 120i will only cost you $600 for a weekend hire with a 200km/day limit.
As you drive out of the Dream Drives' Richmond showroom and move at your own pace, the nerves wear off as you get past the traffic lights to the wide open road. Especially with new EastLink Freeway, the drive is made even more enjoyable.
The company's General Manager, Tina, says that all the cars are very much in demand so you have to get in before the weekend or be disappointed. Dream Drives Melbourne can also organise an intimate weekend away for two, sightseeing tours, and are happy to accommodate any motor hospitality requirement. Not only are the supercars their speciality, they can also access luxury motor yachts, helicopters and private jets, just so you can see how the rich and famous live for a day, week or splurge on a weekend.
Dream Drives Melbourne does charge appropriate security bonds, ranging from $2000 to $15,000, depending on the value of the car and age of the customer. The money is refunded after the car is inspected go over the returned car with the keenest of eyes. You will be billed for any damage including scratches and wheel scrapes. Fuel is not included in most standard day hire but returning the car at the same amount i.e. filled with fuel will help avoid a top up charge like most hire car institutions.
I'm kicking myself that I didn't do this sooner but will definitely be back.I'm rather partial to the Jaguar but it may be playing paper scissors rock with the other half as to who gets to drive that first.
One for the bucket list Dream Drives Melbourne
77 Burnley Street, Richmond Melbourne www.dreamdrivesmelbourne.com.au
1300 724 165
Cars: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes, Range Rover and more
Dream Drives Sydney
220 O'Riordan Street Mascot 2020 New South Wale www.dreamdrivessydney.com.au
(02) 8030 5650
Cars: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes, Mini Cooper and more