Q: What is included in the Ultimate Driving or Ride Along Experience
A: You get to select any of the following super cars the Bentley Continental GT, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Lamborghini Gallardo, Ferrari F430, Lotus Elise, or the Maserati Granturismo for a ride or drive experience on a private road course for the number of laps purchased. The experience consists of a tutorial by a certified driving instructor, use of the GT Dream Cars lounge, ability for photos and video, insurance available, helmets provided ($10 fee), and the experience of a lifetime driving or riding for the number of laps purchased on a 1.03 mile road course. To participate in the driving experience you must be 17 years or older and 12 and older to participate in the ride along experience.
Q: How long has GT Dream Cars been in business
A: GT Dream Cars was formed in 2009 and is an accredited member of the NJ BBB and the original pioneer of the ultimate driving experience. We are proud of our innovation as the first company to lead the charge to develop, implement and launch the most successful driving experience in the Northeast.
Q: Where will the event be held
A: The event will be held at Raceway Park in Old Bridge/Englishtown, NJ. Raceway Park is the largest public race park in the tri-state area since 1965.
Q: What Supercars are available
A: The following supercars are available the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Lamborghini Gallardo, Ferrari F430, Maserati Granturismo, Lotus Elise, and the Bentley Continental GT.
Q: How do I schedule my appointment
A: Reservations are made online 24/7 on our website www.gtdreamcars.com click on the reservations tab.
Q: How do I select the supercar of my choice
A: You will select the car of your choice at the time your reservation is made.
Q: Can I make changes after my appointment is scheduled
A: Yes changes can be made however no changes are allowed on the day of the event and no changes 15 days prior to your scheduled experience. Changes are subject to all applicable fees.
Q: Are extra laps available, and, if so, what is the cost
A: Yes, extra laps are available at a cost and must be purchased in advance. We sell laps on the day of the event if available.
Q: Is there onsite support
A: Yes, there will be GT Dream Cars staff members, ushers, certified instructors, security, EMT
and ambulance service. We never operate without onsite EMS.
Q: Do I need to sign a waiver
A: Yes, all participants must sign a waiver and a code of conduct agreement. Participants who refuse to sign the waiver will not be allowed to participate.
Q: Are the cars automatic or manual transmission
A: All cars are automatic with the exception of the Lotus.
Q: Can I bring a camera to take photographs of my experience
A: Yes, you will be allowed to take photos.
Q: Can the driving instructor take video of me driving
A: No, the driving instructor must not have any distractions during your experience. In addition video is a paid for fee service. We do not allow installation of cameras in any of our vehicles.
Q: Can more than one person ride in the vehicles at a time
A: No, the experience is limited to the ticket holder and instructor.
Q: What speeds are allowed
A: We value safety and, as such the maximum speed allowed is 100-110 mph. No exceptions!!
Q: How many cars are allowed on the track at a time
A: One to four cars with a pace car.
Q: How long does the experience last
A: The driving experience takes approximately 10-15 minutes per person, and approximately 10-15 minutes for orientation and safety presentations.
Q: How can do I pay for the driving or ride along experience
A: -Credit Card (secured): Instant processing of your payment
- Money Order
Q: Can I pay today and book a date later
A: Yes, you can choose a gift certificate valid for 1 year from date of purchase.
Q: I can’t decide on the car to choose, can I just buy an open gift certificate
A: Absolutely! The recipient of the gift certificate will select the vehicle at the time of reservation.
Q: Can I change the recipient of my gift certificate
Q: How many days ahead do I need to make a reservation
A: Depending on the period, the waiting time can be from 2 weeks to 2 months. In any case, we strongly recommend that you book your experience within 8 months following the date of purchase of your gift certificate.
Q: My gift certificate has expired, what can I do
A: It is possible to get an extension. The extension will cost you 50% of the total amount. To do so, please contact our customer sales representative.This policy does not apply to Groupon vouchers to extend the expiration date of your Groupon voucher you must pay the difference between the discounted ticket and the face value of the ticket plus a $15 administrative fee.
Q: Can I modify my schedule or ask for a refund
A: Reservations and purchases are nonrefundable. Your experience is valid for 1 year from the date of Purchase (the payment processed date). Once a date has been chosen and during the validity period, you can reschedule:
- Until 15 days prior to the date of the experience for a fee equaling 50% of the purchase price plus a $15 administrative fee ;
- Within 15 days prior to the experience reschedules are not permitted
Q: I was not able to participate in the experience on the scheduled date, what can I do
A: Please contact our customer sales representative as soon as possible. If your gift certificate has already expired or you did not show up to the track on the scheduled date, we unfortunately cannot reschedule your appointment.
Q: Is there a weight or height restriction
A: Yes, please contact us if the driver weighs over 325 pounds or is over 6’2” feet tall or under 3’1′’.
Q: What is the minimum age to participate
A: You must be 17 years of age and have a valid driver’s license to drive.
Q: Is insurance included
A: Yes, insurance is included at a fee of $25 for all drivers starting May 9, 2012.
Q: Deposit required
A: No deposit is required for your driving experience at GT Dream Cars.
Q: Is an international drivers license acceptable
A: Yes, a valid drivers license issued by a non-US government agency is acceptable.
Q: Do I need any prior racing experience
A: Absolutely not! Our driving experiences are open to anyone! No matter what your skills are behind the wheel, you can choose to go for a 1, 6 even 30 laps experience! You will of course follow our technical briefings, participate in the discovery laps with an instructor before you drive if purchased. Also our professional driving instructor will always accompany you.
Q: I am a professional racecar driver, can I drive alone
Q: Do you provide transportation services
A: We do provide transportation pick up services from local NJ Transit stops but this must be arranged at the time of your reservation and at a minimum 2 weeks in advance.
Q: What should I wear
A: Please wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes (i.e. sneakers or tennis shoes). Sandals and high-heels will not be accepted. Helmets are provided at the track.
Q: Can I come with friends and family
A: Guests are welcome. Your friends and family will be able to access the track (within the secured areas), take videos and pictures with panoramic views. Children are allowed. However we recommend not bringing children less than 24 months for obvious reasons of noise and security. Pets are not allowed on the track for security reasons unless that pet proves to provide health and/or physical aide. All spectators must pay a $10 fee to access the event and cover newly mandated spectator insurance that is mandatory. This offsets the cost of the spectators liability insurance provided for all spectators and the opportunity for photos.
Q: Can we buy food and drinks at the track
A: Yes. GTDC is currently finalizing a comprehensive catering plan for the 2012-2013 calendar year.
Q: What happens during inclement weather
A: Inclement weather conditions force us to cancel the driving sessions for safety reasons, we would reschedule a new date free of charge within the next 2 months.
Q: What can I expect when I get to the track
A: Prior to driving on the track, all GT Dream Car participants are provided with technical and safety briefing. The participants are then introduced to their personal driving instructor who sits in the passenger seat while the driving experience begins. The instructor ensures that the drivers take full advantage of these powerful exotics, while operating in a safe environment.