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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 9 2008
26 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 10, 2008 LIFESTYLE www.innerwestweekly.com.au Points for driving in luxury XAVIER TOBY Mark Cook with his beloved Ferraris. Picture: DAMIAN SHAW HAVE MONEY, CAN DRIVE GROUP 5: Cars like the Ferrari F430, Ford GT and Aston DB9 GROUP 4: Audi R8s, Bentley Continental GT, Porsche 997 GT3 GROUP 3: The Porsche 997 Carrera S and Aston Martin Vantage GROUP 2: H2 Hummer and Audi RS4 Avant GROUP 1: Porsche Cayman S, Lotus Exige S and track-based Ariel Atom MARK Cook reckons he's got the best job in the world and anyone interested in the latest luxury and sports cars would probably agree. ''It's almost every guy's dream to drive Ferraris and Lamborghinis and I get paid to do it,'' Mr Cook said. He works for the P1 -- The Super Club as one of the operations directors and one of the perks is taking the different cars home over the weekend. ''I live down near Abbotsford Wharf and at first my neighbours didn't have any idea what I did. I can't imagine what they thought when I'd come home in a Porsche, then a Bentley, then a Ford Mustang,'' he said. While it sounds like a venture for the rich and famous, Mr Cook said: ''We actually have a lot of members from the area, especially Drummoyne and Rhodes.'' Mr Cook got involved after he went to an Italian Day at the Darling Harbour Convention Centre. ''I've always had Italian motorbikes,'' he said. ''I started talking to the guys and said, probably just like a lot of other people would, that if they ever needed any help to give me a call and one day they did.'' Driving such expensive cars doesn't faze Mr Cook either. ''I've never had an accident,'' he said. With about 100 members, the club organises frequent track days, with a big event planned for September 3 featuring the club's latest acquisition, a new orange Lamborghini Superleggera. ''There are track days about once a month, with instructors to help members get the most out of the cars,'' Mr Cook said. For an annual fee The Supercar Club provides its members with access to its 23 supercars housed in the Mosman showroom. Memberships costs between $28,000 and $37,500 a year and members typically get to use the cars for between 40 and 70 days, depending on whether they drive in peak periods. Each member is allocated points, which are then traded for time in their choice of performance car. Midweek driving attracts a lower point value than weekend motoring and the cars span five groups. For more information and to check out the cars visit www.supercarclub.com.au TRUSCOTTS Established 1946 WE SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE MANDARIN LEBANESE FILIPINO CANTONESE HINDI KOREAN AUSTRALIAN KIWI TOYOTA *Plus $1895 dealer deilvery and govt. stat charges. Offer ends Sunday 13.7.08. Prices do not include options or accessories unless stated. This ad supersedes previous offers. Pictures for illustration purposes only. RRP = Recommended Retail Price. DL11012. 1436-8MWR 151 PARRAMATTA RD, CNR WILLIAM ST. FIVE DOCK www.truscotts.com.au TRUSCOTTS Established 1946 PH: 9715 9820 XMAS IN JULY YOU GET THE PRESENTS RAV4 ZR6 UNDRIVEN DEMO YARIS RUSH 5DR ALL NEW $45888 DRIVE AWAY $16890* SAVE OVER $8,000 OFF RRP Black sn3526383 1 ONLY 1 ONLY MANUAL & AUTO sn3742676 730 PARRAMATTA RD, CNR LANG ST. CROYDON PH: 9716 1300 $2,000 FREE FUEL† $2,000 WORTH OF FREE FUEL† $2,000 FREE FUEL† $2,000 FREE FUEL† †Truscotts "Free Fuel" Offer Terms and Conditions - available at dealership subject to NSW Permit No. LTPM/07/20035.*Plus $1895 dealer delivery and govt. stat charges. Metallic paint extra. Photos for illustration purposes only. Offer ends Sunday 13.7.08. Prices do not include options or accessories unless stated. This ad supersedes previous offers. DL11012. 1436-8MWR ELANTRA SX DEMO TUCSON CITY SX DEMO $20490* • ABS with EBD • Alarm/ immobiliser • 16" alloys • Cruise control • Fog lights • CD/MP3/WMA player i30 DIESEL $21490* • ABS with EBD • Alarm/immobiliser • iPod • Immediate delivery AUTO $1500 MORE DIESEL $16390* • 2.0 CVVT • ABS with ABD • Alarm/immobiliser • Dual air bags • 4 power windows • CD/MP3 PRADO GXL TURBO DIESEL FROM FROM FROM IMMEDIATE DELIVERY • Alloy wheels •6 CD stacker • Bluetooth • Floor mats • Fog lights SAFETY PACK IMMEDIATE DELIVERY EVERY PURCHASE OF A NEW TOYOTA OR HYUNDAI IN JULY GOES INTO THE DRAW TO WIN GO INTO THE DRAW TO WIN FR.
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