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Saturn's Drive - GTA East/North Exotic Cruise Sun Jun 3, 2012 10:00am

It seems we have been doing a lot of drives through NortWest GTA through the Forks, Hockley and Terra Cotta.
For something new We will explore what the North East GTA has to offer.


Drive distance: approx. 150km
Open to Exotics and high end Super Sport cars
Maps handed out morning of the drive

Start Point: Markham (msg me your car + any other cars coming and I wil send you location)

Date: Sunday Jun 3, 2012 at 10:00am
Drive Duration 10am - 3:30pm
We will leave 10:30am sharp!
If you've been to my drive we always leave on time.

Midpoint: Lunch and Break
By a lake and exclusive resort
End Point: Markham

PAST Saturn's Drives
2012 North West GTA Drive
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f105/gta-north-west-cruise-drive-sun-april-22-9-30am-113297/
2011 Muskoka Drive
2011 Drives
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f105/north-gta-super-double-lake-drive-sun-sept-18-a-105825/
 

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
Early Confirms
2 x Ferrari
2 x Maserati
3 x Lotus
4 x Porches
4 X GTR

Tentative
2 x Porche
1 x Lotus
1 x Maserati
1 x GTR
1 x Ford GT
 

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Well I did the pre-drive today. Took out some boring stuff and added a nice lake front drive.
We will be eating not in a casino but actually an exclusive resort by a lake.
Drive distance is now only 150km. Lots of boring sections taken out.
Should be a good drive.
 

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I'm really hoping I make this one, sounds like a great day. How many people bring their significant others?
 

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I'm bringing a friend as a passenger and she is a girl. She will be driving for part of the cruise. So looks like there will be a good turn out of women to complain about us talking about cars too much :D lol.
 

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Yea my wife drives some of the route on some of the drives ... sometimes even more aggressive than me. :eek:
 

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As for another event hosted by a friend:
CSCC - A Gathering of Exotic and Super Sport cars then a very very short cruise to a FREE BBQ at Bruce Mill park at Stouffville
Date: Sat May 26. 11:00am
Location: First Markham Place - Cineplex parking
3275 Hwy 7 East, Markham

Ill be in a matte black Maserati if anyone wants to chat or get info about the Jun 3 cruise.

They had me at FREE BBQ ...

ps: I am not affiliated to this event but I can get you in touch with the organizer.
 

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Saturn's Drive - GTA East/North Exotic Cruise Sun Jun 3, 2012 10:00am

Total Drive (without lunch or stops) - 163km 3hrs 53mins


Country side, rolling hills, lakefront drive

The Lakefront Bar & Grill will have private parking on their front lawn for only our group by the lakefront

Please check Fri night and Sat night for for Drive details and up to minute weather update.

PM me for START location!
 

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This route in the North and East GTA was a b1tch. It has taken me 4-5 weekends trips up in those roads just to find some rolling hills and great scenery without urban pockets and or just plain boring highway roads. Markham, Aurora, Newmarket is filled with residential and straight boring roads. Sorry to say. I also had move the lunch venue from a casino (boring roads to there) to a Spa Resort (wanted a big deposit) to a Lakefront Bar & Grill which graciously opened up their front lawn to have ONLY our cars parked their for a pseudo short car show during our lunch.

In comparison the North West GTA area and also the Muskoka regions have lots of nice roads with twisty and rolling hills. So its easy to make cruises in those areas.

So after many weeks of searching I believe I have dialed down a pretty nice route so I hope you guys will like this Sunday.
 

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Thanks for organizing such great drives Saturn.

As you know I am out for the season and my Esprit S2 and I will feel like we are missing another special drive this week...I am having my surgery the day following your drive so perhaps a Fall drive may be in the cards for me if everything goes as planned.

Have a great drive.


Beev
 

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The admin stuff on morning of the drive:

- Detailed Google maps are provided at start point including all turns
- Pre-emtive talk on safety and following all traffic rules and regulations. Excercise Responsible judgement
- A quick walk through of maps and direction at start point
- All drives usually start ON TIME. So show up 15-30 mins before start time.
- Some spirited fun in between when safe (each driver is responsible for their actions)
- The map will have some addresses or weypoints so that if you get lost, those points will stir you back. This is usually found on the first page
- Fill up with GAS prior to every drive
- Suggest to bring a GPS
- Keep all rest stop to 15 minutes or less
- Mid stop has food - keep around 1 hr
- Please excercise responsible driving. Please let me know if anyone in the group does burn outs, fishtails, drifting, driving on the shoulder. This should be left on the track or autocross event which I would gladly organize at another venue.
- bring your walkies if you own one. Some folks do brings theirs and the lead driver will always carry one for any updates along the drive

Check FRIDAY night and SATURDAY night for Drive details and up to minute weather updates.
 

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What kind of walkies do you guys use? Do I need a certain channel?
 

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Shell V-Power - east of 404 and south side of Major MacKenzie
Petro Ultra 94 - east of 404 and north side of 16th Ave.
 

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If weather holds outs ... we have about 30 car or so Ferrari, Maserati, Lotus, Aston Martin, Porsche, GTRs, Ford GT, BMW M and Audi R8 & RS, Viper
 
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