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David checks out some hot cars.
David checks out some hot cars.
Hooning around Melbourne.
The Audi looks slick.

Great Drive Days

Thursday, October 19, 2000
Here's your chance to get behind the wheel of your fantasy car, whether it's a Porsche, Mustang, Lotus, Ferrari or brand-spanking-new Audi TT Roadster.

Ray Evans dropped out of the music industry into the world of luxury cars, which were always his passion. His company, Greatcar and Boat Rentals, can put you behind the wheel of your fantasy car, whether it's a Porsche, Mustang, Lotus, Ferrari or brand-spanking-new Audi TT Roadster.

Greatcar and Boat Rentals have been running Drive Days for a couple of years and claim to offer Australia's largest selection of self-drive sports cars — about 50 cars and 15-20 convertibles.

Male car enthusiasts tend to outnumber females, but the excitement of being in control of a powerful machine knows no gender bounds.

Everyone meets at Ray's showroom and gets paired off, swapping between being a driver or navigator throughout the day. You are briefed by a qualified instructor on the idiosyncrasies of the car you're going to drive. Maps are given out with directions to designated stopping points.

A typical day runs from 9:30am to 5:30pm. During that time you cover around 200km, possibly driving six different cars.

Of course, there are rules that must be adhered to — all road laws must be obeyed and if you are apprehended for any offence you're responsible for payment of any fine. You must be over 22 years of age and hold a full license. Drivers between 22 and 25 can drive an MR2, MX-5, Jaguar and XJS convertible. Those 25 and over can drive everything except a Ferrari. Once you hit 28, the Ferrari is for you. These rules are in place for insurance reasons.

Location

Around Melbourne.

Cost

Greatcar & Boat Rentals Drive Days are held in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth and cost $370 per person, including lunch and insurance. Drive Days run once a month.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

Greatcar & Boat Rentals
Ph: (03) 9428 1177; 1300 300 906
Fax: (03) 9427 7911
Email: info@businessworldexpo.com.au
Website: www.greatcarboatrentals.com
Best Western: Ph: 13 1779

www.bestwestern.com.au.

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