The Open Road - Ferraris Make Loud Noises
If there is one thing boys do well it is make car noises. We start out at an early age though typically those early vrooms are more like showers for anyone standing near them than an actual car noise. And as we get older we only perfect the talent.
That is unless we can find an alternative.
One of the great things about Las Vegas is that there are no shortage of experiences waiting around every corner. When I was born here (yes, I'm a native of Nevada....) some 30 years ago the whole idea that was Vegas then was gambling (with real coins and real slot arms) and maybe a bit of Wayne Newton. I distinctly remember getting pawned off on the arcade at the Circus Circus with a few rolls of quarters while my parents were out trying to out luck Lady Luck.
The Las Vegas of the 80s is no longer the Las Vegas of today. A major town for foodies. A mecca for shopping (a woman at Tiffany today told me there are four T&CO locations on the strip within walking distance of each other). A hotspot for entertainers looking to retire.
And my favorite - experiences. I'm all for a great helicopter ride over the strip. Or an insanely sexy dining experience. But as I mentioned, you never know when you will turn a corner and stumble upon something new.
Like a Ferrari F430 GT.
In which an instructor will take you two laps round the Las Vegas Speedway.
Or let you drive five laps round same said Speedway. It would probably be the most expensive 5.5 miles of your life but who the hell cares when you're behind the wheel of a seriously ferocious red beast capable of hitting 60 miles per hour in just around 3.5 seconds, pushing you back into those very capable racing seats with G-forces of 1.5. Yes. That's a one. And a point five.
And for those of you into fashion like I am? They dress you. In a matching speed suit. Shut up right?
You know guys.... I do have a birthday coming up.
The Ferrari F430 GT Dream Racing Experience Starting at $175.00 www.dreamracing.com Change of pants not included
D.Coop was not compensated for this post. Though if there was one time I would want to be, it would be now.
Images via Dream Racing.