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Jun 2013
Wishful Thinking Everyone has a list of things they wish to have at one point in their life. These things include a certain car, a house in a specific location, or could even be an experience of some sort. Unfortunately many people never get the things on their wish list due to the high costs of luxury items and excursions. Instead people are left watching celebrities and other wealthy people live in our dream houses and drive our expensive cars. How much would you pay to get a small glimpse of the luxurious life? Today there are companies offering average people the ability to make their dreams realities for a short couple of minutes. A company called GT Dream Cars offers people the opportunity to drive the exotic car of their choice around a racetrack or on a scenic route for a different range of prices. The price depends on the car and how long you would like your experience to last. Ever since I was a young girl I have been telling my parents that one day I am going to own a custom Lamborghini. They always encourage me to work hard and to reach my dreams but even I know that the price of a custom Italian sports car is unrealistic for even some of the upper class in today’s society. One year my parents decided that although they can’t afford to buy me my dream car, they would be willing to pay for me to at least drive it once in my life and for my birthday they took me to visit GT Dream Cars. The concept of GT Dream Cars is a great idea and allows people who can’t afford their dreams to get a small experience of them. The company owns a variety of cars including different models of Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Maseratis, Bentleys, and many more. They have both luxury and speed options to fit the wishes of each person. The prices of the cars are determined by lap and range anywhere from $250 to $400 for three laps. Although that may seem expensive, compared to the price of actually owning and insuring the cars, which are all well over $100,000, it is a pretty good deal. The company even got together with the coupon website, Groupon, and offers a special where you can get three laps for just a hundred dollars. Upon arrival at the racetrack I had a level of expectations set. The prices of the cars are so high due to the quality of the cars as well as the speeds and the detailed luxury interiors. With that in mind, I was surprised to arrive and be greeted by a tent set up with a fold out table and chairs. I was expecting something a little more fancy considering the people are dealing with hundred thousand dollar cars. However, the tent was only where you paid and checked in so I did not think much of it at the time. After waiting an hour past the time of my scheduled appointment I was finally called down with a group of people to the racetrack where the cars were located. There I stood another half hour with a group of anxious people waiting to drive away. At this point I was wondering why they were so behind on appointments and why they were so unorganized. However, I was still excited to be so close to driving away in the car of my dreams. Before allowing anyone to drive the cars, GT Dream Cars requires participants to sign a safety waiver and to understand the rules and procedures. Everyone is required to have a licensed and trained instructor in the car during the experience. All participants must wear helmets and be properly clothed. They do set a speed limit and warn people about the bank in the track and where the turns are. They also teach you what the signs mean so that you know when you have to slow down or park the car. The company is so strict on rules due to the dangerous speeds the cars can go and the high prices any repairs would cost. There is one last thing you get to do before actually driving the cars. Each participant is given a time period to look at all of the cars up close and take pictures of or with them. The pictures on the website of the exotic cars were much nicer than the cars actually were. The interiors were worn down and dirty and even the exteriors could have been cleaner. The look and feel of the car is a big part of the experience and the condition of the Lamborghini I drove was a big disappointment. Finally came the time to get in the car and I could not have been more excited. I was surprised and slightly angry that they had several of the exotic cars on the track at once. This seemed slightly dangerous to me to have several inexperienced drivers in fast cars on the same track at once; this must have been a main reason for the instructor sitting beside me. With that said, the instructor had no control of the car and now I had the responsibility of being aware of the other drivers on the track instead of just enjoying my experience to the fullest. As soon as I got in the car I could not remove the smile on my face. The four laps that followed went by so quick that I was half tempted to drive away and see how far I could get before being stopped. It wasn’t until after I got out of the car that I realized I was so mesmerized by the fact that I was driving a Lamborghini that I forgot to look at the speedometer and see my top speed. The instructor was friendly and encouraged me to enjoy the experience while it lasted. Afterwards, I realized that I had paid over a hundred dollars and drove over an hour away for a four-minute car ride. It was however, four quick minutes in the car of my dreams and that may or may not be the only time I will ever get to drive one. With that said, I will definitely continue working hard to own a Lamborghini one day. Even with the clearly overused condition the Lamborghini still was an extremely nice car. I do wonder however if the experience was worth the price and time put into it. GT Dream Cars allows people to drive the cars on their wish lists make their dreams a reality for a day, and by day I mean four minutes. After spending hundreds of dollars, spending time to reserve the right car and time, and then waiting over an hour past that time to drive the car, I would not say the four minutes is worth it. This is especially true for those who have to drive a long way just to get to the location of the racetrack. The “exotic experience” which the website advertises is completely hyped up to be way more than it actually is. According to others who have shared my experience, my four minutes was more than they got to experience due to last minute cancellations by the company (GT Dream Cars). Overall I would say that if you want to own a Lamborghini or something expensive one day, work hard to own it yourself. As the gesture is nice to be allowed to drive someone else’s Lamborghini, the process involved is not worth the price or the effort and rules. Part of the fantasy experience is enjoying the luxury of the car and not just the speed. I could have driven any car on the racetrack the same speed and would have paid a lot less money. GT Dream Cars has a nice idea, but is unorganized and not professional. Works Cited "GT Dream Cars." Trip Advisor.com. N.p., n.d. Web.

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NicoleWRT120
Doylestown, PA4 contributions
Disappointed Dreams
Jun 2013 • Solo
Wishful Thinking
Everyone has a list of things they wish to have at one point in their life. These things include a certain car, a house in a specific location, or could even be an experience of some sort. Unfortunately many people never get the things on their wish list due to the high costs of luxury items and excursions. Instead people are left watching celebrities and other wealthy people live in our dream houses and drive our expensive cars.
How much would you pay to get a small glimpse of the luxurious life? Today there are companies offering average people the ability to make their dreams realities for a short couple of minutes. A company called GT Dream Cars offers people the opportunity to drive the exotic car of their choice around a racetrack or on a scenic route for a different range of prices. The price depends on the car and how long you would like your experience to last.
Ever since I was a young girl I have been telling my parents that one day I am going to own a custom Lamborghini. They always encourage me to work hard and to reach my dreams but even I know that the price of a custom Italian sports car is unrealistic for even some of the upper class in today’s society. One year my parents decided that although they can’t afford to buy me my dream car, they would be willing to pay for me to at least drive it once in my life and for my birthday they took me to visit GT Dream Cars.
The concept of GT Dream Cars is a great idea and allows people who can’t afford their dreams to get a small experience of them. The company owns a variety of cars including different models of Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Maseratis, Bentleys, and many more. They have both luxury and speed options to fit the wishes of each person. The prices of the cars are determined by lap and range anywhere from $250 to $400 for three laps. Although that may seem expensive, compared to the price of actually owning and insuring the cars, which are all well over $100,000, it is a pretty good deal. The company even got together with the coupon website, Groupon, and offers a special where you can get three laps for just a hundred dollars.
Upon arrival at the racetrack I had a level of expectations set. The prices of the cars are so high due to the quality of the cars as well as the speeds and the detailed luxury interiors. With that in mind, I was surprised to arrive and be greeted by a tent set up with a fold out table and chairs. I was expecting something a little more fancy considering the people are dealing with hundred thousand dollar cars. However, the tent was only where you paid and checked in so I did not think much of it at the time.
After waiting an hour past the time of my scheduled appointment I was finally called down with a group of people to the racetrack where the cars were located. There I stood another half hour with a group of anxious people waiting to drive away. At this point I was wondering why they were so behind on appointments and why they were so unorganized. However, I was still excited to be so close to driving away in the car of my dreams.
Before allowing anyone to drive the cars, GT Dream Cars requires participants to sign a safety waiver and to understand the rules and procedures. Everyone is required to have a licensed and trained instructor in the car during the experience. All participants must wear helmets and be properly clothed. They do set a speed limit and warn people about the bank in the track and where the turns are. They also teach you what the signs mean so that you know when you have to slow down or park the car. The company is so strict on rules due to the dangerous speeds the cars can go and the high prices any repairs would cost.
There is one last thing you get to do before actually driving the cars. Each participant is given a time period to look at all of the cars up close and take pictures of or with them. The pictures on the website of the exotic cars were much nicer than the cars actually were. The interiors were worn down and dirty and even the exteriors could have been cleaner. The look and feel of the car is a big part of the experience and the condition of the Lamborghini I drove was a big disappointment.
Finally came the time to get in the car and I could not have been more excited. I was surprised and slightly angry that they had several of the exotic cars on the track at once. This seemed slightly dangerous to me to have several inexperienced drivers in fast cars on the same track at once; this must have been a main reason for the instructor sitting beside me. With that said, the instructor had no control of the car and now I had the responsibility of being aware of the other drivers on the track instead of just enjoying my experience to the fullest.
As soon as I got in the car I could not remove the smile on my face. The four laps that followed went by so quick that I was half tempted to drive away and see how far I could get before being stopped. It wasn’t until after I got out of the car that I realized I was so mesmerized by the fact that I was driving a Lamborghini that I forgot to look at the speedometer and see my top speed. The instructor was friendly and encouraged me to enjoy the experience while it lasted.
Afterwards, I realized that I had paid over a hundred dollars and drove over an hour away for a four-minute car ride. It was however, four quick minutes in the car of my dreams and that may or may not be the only time I will ever get to drive one. With that said, I will definitely continue working hard to own a Lamborghini one day. Even with the clearly overused condition the Lamborghini still was an extremely nice car. I do wonder however if the experience was worth the price and time put into it.
GT Dream Cars allows people to drive the cars on their wish lists make their dreams a reality for a day, and by day I mean four minutes. After spending hundreds of dollars, spending time to reserve the right car and time, and then waiting over an hour past that time to drive the car, I would not say the four minutes is worth it. This is especially true for those who have to drive a long way just to get to the location of the racetrack. The “exotic experience” which the website advertises is completely hyped up to be way more than it actually is. According to others who have shared my experience, my four minutes was more than they got to experience due to last minute cancellations by the company (GT Dream Cars).
Overall I would say that if you want to own a Lamborghini or something expensive one day, work hard to own it yourself. As the gesture is nice to be allowed to drive someone else’s Lamborghini, the process involved is not worth the price or the effort and rules. Part of the fantasy experience is enjoying the luxury of the car and not just the speed. I could have driven any car on the racetrack the same speed and would have paid a lot less money. GT Dream Cars has a nice idea, but is unorganized and not professional.


Works Cited
"GT Dream Cars." Trip Advisor.com. N.p., n.d. Web.
Written November 17, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mark M
Milltown, New Jersey, USA2 contributions
Get a Groupon refund while you still can!
Jul 2013 • Solo
My wife purchased three Groupon certs last year for my sons and I as a Father's Day present and we never got around to using them until our targeted date in March of 2013 which is when everything started going wrong. They lost their agreement with Englishtown to use their track and never established any new schedule anywhere else. No responses from their email address, their telephone voicemail is full and not accepting any more messages and they also don't respond to Facebook message requests. That's enough of a sign to me that it's time to get our money back from Groupon which we did this week. And Groupon said they are also having trouble doing the same with GTDC. Get out while you can everyone!!!
Written July 26, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daren S
CT14 contributions
They stink and are sneaky
Sep 2012 • Friends
Took a day off work to drive a "dream car". Left my house at 6am to get to NJ by 7am. around 6;30am GT called me on a "private" unlisted number and left a computer message that my "ride" was cancelled. No one answered the regular telephone number, even after leaving a message. The day was a beautiful sunny day, so the weather was not to blame, despite receiving my money back, I lost a day at work.
Written June 28, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jasonrlee53
Flushing, NY16 contributions
Money gone
Jun 2013 • Solo
I signed up for the groupon back in Dec 2011 and still haven't been able to schedule due to scheduled days happened to fall on days of inclement weather. They agreed to extend groupon's from that period to this year and website states they would have new dates posted on June 1st. Come June 1st, date had changed to June 21st. Being a patient man (or sucker) come June 21st, they don't even bother extending the posting date and here I am, June 27th, staring at a "temporary closed" page with no dates in site. I've sent numerous emails asking when will they post dates so I can finally use my groupon and be done with it. No answer as of yet and seems the company is pretty much done with my $99 gone. Do yourself a favor, if something sounds to good to be true, it very well is.
Written June 27, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

travelbuggie44
Princeton, New Jersey44 contributions
Dear GT dream cars, please look up "organization" in the dictionary
Nov 2012 • Couples
I like many others purchased the $99 groupon three-lap "experience" for my husband for our anniversary. I thought that by booking far in advance (purchased in July and booked several months later) it would have given the company a chance to work out some of the many bugs I read about in other reviews. In fact, I was praying for it since I really wanted this to be special for my husband, who loves cars and works long hours, but no such luck. We were scheduled for a 2:10PM drive and arrived at 1:40 since the confirmation email asked us to get there at least 30 min prior to the driving time so we could check in. Checking-in also entailed paying an additional $25 for insurance, (which I can rationalize) and an additional $10 "spectator fee" for me to stand behind a fence and watch him (which was total nonsense). So in all, the groupon was truly $134. We were finally called to go down to the pit at 2:30 with about 40 other people and were asked to crowd around an employee with a clipboard who went over the rules. He practically whispered his speech to the group whilst the roar of dirt bikes and car engines drowned out any hope of me not having to read his lips. It was then that he announced that they were running behind since one of the ferraris was busted, which seems to be the case in every review I have read over the course of several months - SHADY. On top of that, he looked completely bored to death and disengaged in us/his job. Then we were herded down to the pit, got to take pictures with the cars for about 10 minutes, and then had to wait another 30 minutes before our turn whilst sitting in a tent-area that had no roof (?). Granted, my husband did enjoy driving the car and it was a beautiful day, but the glitzy, glamorous, customer-oriented website of this company does not coincide with their outlook on customers, since they did absolutely nothing to make this a memorable experience for us - I imagine they just view us as groupon cash cows. No need for us to do this again. Save your money people.
Written June 4, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Benjamin L
Lewistown, Pennsylvania, United States1 contribution
You might as well throw your money in a hole!!
Mar 2013 • Friends
4 of us puchased the "GT Dreams cars driving experience" through Groupon, without reading reviews of the company beforehand. We were scheduled to drive the cars the afternoon of March 10th 2013. We are all car guys, and really were excited about being able to experience drive a couple bad [--] cars that none of us will ever be able to drive otherwise. GT Dream cars made it well aware that they will ONLY contact you through email if there is a cancellation, that being said, we all have smartphones with email, so if there was an email sent out, you would think 1 in 4 would at least recieve it.. The weather for March 10th was perfect. It was over 50 degrees, which is unseasonably warm for the northeast.

We had a 4 hour drive to get to the track, so we left around 7am. Over 2 hours into the trip, one of us recieves a phone call from GT Dreamcars. They told them that their driving experience had been cancelled. When asked why, they wouldn't give an answer. So we got NO EMAIL, like we were told all correspondences from them would be. They called each of us, and finally whenever I got my call, I demanded to know why it was cancelled. The guy said it was cancelled because there was black ice all over the track, and that its not their fault, its the track officials. IT WAS OVER 50 DEGREES, AND ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS OUTSIDE!! Anyway, the gentleman who called me was short and rude with me, very poor customer service skills. He told me we were going to be rescheduled for tomorrow, as if that would be okay with everyones schedules. They don't take into consideration that some people had to move things around in order to make it there on the scheduled day, what makes them think we can just cancel all appointments and work for Monday, and drive another 4 hours one way? NOPE, no way, I want my money back. I don't want anything to do with GT Dreamcars, I will not drive their cars, they can kiss my [--]!

After returning home, I get an email from GT Dreamcars, that says they are cacelling for Saturday, March 9th, and that you could come on Sunday, March 10th and use your same time slot... Hmmm that doesnt make sense at all, seeing as WE were scheduled for March 10th.. I think they messed up and cancelled the Saturday people, then told them all they could come on Sunday (just completely forgetting the fact that they already had people coming that were scheduled on Sunday) And then blame the track for their poor planning.

TL;DR: GT DREAMCARS IS A TOTAL JOKE OF A COMPANY!! PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK, READ SOME OF THESE REVIEWS!! DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY, AND EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY, SOMETHING YOU'LL NEVER GET BACK....YOUR TIME!
Written March 21, 2013
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Kevin H
Lewistown, PA1 contribution
Company is a Joke!
Mar 2013 • Friends
My 3 friends and I bought Groupons to do this "driving experience". We were scheduled for March 10th. Its a 4 hour trip to the track, and 2 hours into the trip we received phone calls stating they had to cancel due to ice on the track, it was 50 degrees outside..... Anyway on the phone they told us we would receive full refunds. Its 11 days later and they are now saying they don't have the ability to give refunds? None of us want to waste more time and money to drive 4 hours just to once again be told its canceled. I would avoid dealing with these guys, I really wish I would have read some reviews on them before paying them $100 for nothing.
Written March 21, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mike F
Long Island, NY1 contribution
they suck....
Mar 2013 • Friends
I drove 2.5 hours only to find out by the track security guard that the experience was canceled and it was the fourth time this has happened. 2 hours later we got an email stating that they were under the impression that some of their clients did not receive the cancellation notice for that day, (march 9). In their email they stated you should reschedule the next day and will be highly compensated with incentives for your troubles. Good thing we were smarter than them and did not reschedule for the next day, they sent out the same cancellation notice as the day before. We sent them an email letting them know how much time and money it took to get there to only get screwed at the gate!!!! Until now they have yet to respond. I WILL NOT DRIVE THEIR CARS EVEN IF THEY DELIVERED THE CARS TO MY HOUSE!!!!!!!!
Written March 15, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dagesq
West Orange, NJ75 contributions
Disorganized. Bumbling. Rude.
Mar 2013 • Solo
Went on a Groupon gift for March 11, 2013 ride. I arrived at Raceway Park. There was no sign to show where GT Dreamcars was located. After asking around, I found their "facility" to be a tent on a muddy lawn with a Port-A-Potty next to it. At 9AM, they had not set up yet, and the 8:30AM appointments were not happy. By 10:00 AM, no rides started yet, and there were maybe 30 angry people wanting information on what was going on. At about 10:20AM I got my $25 cash "insurance fee" back. When I got home, GT Dreamcars sent an e-mail message time- stamped 11:53AM that the day's session was cancelled, blaming track operators. Thanks. I just wasted a Sunday morning.
The e-mail offered to reschedule for "tomorrow Sunday." Uh - "tomorrow" is Monday, Einstein.
In speaking to other people, I found out that this is a pattern with GT Dreamcars.
Stay away from these blithering idiots.
Written March 12, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Slynmorton
1 contribution
Horrible
Arrived after a 1 hour and 45 minute drive to find out our driving experience had been cancelled with no email notification whatsoever...it was us and about 10 other people in the same boat. I was able to get gt dreamcars on the phone, they blamed the raceway, but a manager from the track was there to greet us all and assured us it was gt dream cars and that this was not the first time they had done this.Do Not Use This Company!!!!!
Written March 11, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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