Performance Car Clubs
Whether you are the proud owner of a powerful sports car and seeking to enjoy the company of other owners or prefer to experience driving high performance vehicles on a short term basis, there are performance car clubs who would welcome your membership application.
P1, pioneered the concept of shared access to supercars when it was launched in October 2000. Now in its seventh year, the club offers its members the ultimate way to drive an unrivalled garage of the world’s finest and fastest cars without the drawbacks and costs of ownership. In return for an annual membership fee the club takes care of depreciation, maintenance, insurance and storage leaving members free to enjoy cars. Visit the P1 website.
Traditional performance car clubs exist for virtually every manufacturer and make of car. Individuals lucky enough to own an Aston Martin can join the Aston Martin Owners Club or Ferrari owners can enjoy the benefits of membership to the Ferrari Owners Club of Great Britain.
Joining the club of your choice is often a straightforward process and it is often possible to make an application for membership online. Most clubs will also cater for non-owners – welcoming anyone with a keen interest in a particular manufacturer. Benefits of joining can range from:
• Welcome Pack, Leather Key Fob, Lapel Badge
• Windscreen Badge, Tax Disc Holder
• Regular Publications, Club Activity
• History, Factory News
• Invitation to Special Events, Track Days, Hill climbs and Sprints
• National Meet and Concours, Social Occasions
• Area Groups, Dealership Schemes
• Technical Advice and Performance Car Insurance Discounts
How P1 Works for its Members
P1 members exchange their points for driving time in cars throughout their membership year. The points used on a booking is dependent on the car’s group, the season and the day of the week. The number of days driving each member will enjoy from their P1 membership will vary. On average current P1 members are experiencing around 50 to 70 days driving per year. Vehicles are divided into 5 ‘car groups’, examples of which are shown below:
Group 5 (includes among others)
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano; Bentley Continental GTC; Ford GT; Aston Martin Vanquish S; Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.
Group 4 (includes among others)
Porsche 997 Turbo; Mercedes SL55 AMG; Ferrari 360 Spider; Porsche 997 GT3 RS.
Group 3 (includes among others)
Aston Martin V8 Vantage; Porsche Cayenne Turbo S; Maserati Quattroporte; BMW M6; Aston Martin V8 Roadster; Audi R8.
Group 2 (includes among others)
BMW M5; Range Rover Sport; Porsche 997 Carrera S; Jaguar XKR.
Group 1 (includes among others)
AC Cobra MkIV CRS; BMW Z4 M Coupé; Caterham Roadsport SV; Audi RS4 Avant; Audi Q7 S-Line.
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