Top 5 Exclusive Luxury Car Clubs
If you've ever been on vacation in either the Bahamas, Hawaii or any other tropical locale, you're probably already familiar with the concept of timesharing. In short, you rent a condo for a certain period every year for say, 20 years, thereby having a great place to vacation in luxury for the next two decades.
Most timeshare companies are members-only organizations that offer what is known as "fractional ownership." That means that the members pool their money together to buy something one person would not be able to afford. For many years now, this concept has been embraced by highly exclusive luxury car clubs all over the country and here is our list of the best in the USA, brought to you by ABS Collision Center Inc.
Here in Fontana, CA and all over the nation, members of these car clubs can reserve cars for special occasions, vacations and outings. It just makes sense to share the costs of owning a high-priced vehicle, including all of the additional expenses, such as yearly maintenance, repairs, insurance, storage and depreciation, for example. When you also consider the fact that the amount of time that most owners spend driving these expensive cars, exclusive luxury car clubs make even more sense.
1.) Millionaire’s Concierge, Florida
Based in Florida and with other locations in Aspen, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and the Big Apple, Millionaire’s Concierge caters to car lovers with a wide range of different high-end, exotic vehicles. They also offer a long list of amazing getaways and activities, so that when they loan you a car, they also have big plans for you, if you're willing.
2.) Gotham Dream Cars, New York
At Gotham Dream Cars, the membership is literally free--with a $65 application fee credited toward your first rental. Rates start at roughly $700 for a full-day with a BMW M5 sedan or a Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Or if you prefer something a little more exotic, a week with a Lamborghini Gallardo Spider is going to cost you around $9,500. They also rent an Aston Martin Vanquish, two Bentleys, three Ferraris and a Porsche 911.
3.) Club Sportiva, California
Founded in San Francisco in 2003, Club Sportiva offers Bay Area residents driving excitement with an eclectic inventory of top-tier vehicles, including a ’62 Corvette, Ferrari 308, Jaguar E-Type, Lotus Esprit, Maserati Spyder, Mclaren MP4-12C, Lamborghini Gallardo and Mercedes-Benz CLK. Every member of Club Sportiva gets full access to the group's clubhouse and participation in all of their varied club events, not to mention the ability to brag about the fact that Mario Andretti is also a fellow member.
4.) The Otto Club, Massachusetts
Began a decade ago, The Otto Club offers eight amazing vehicles, including a Maserati Quattroporte Aston Martin DB9 Volante, Ferrari 360 Modena and Porsche Boxster with many more to be added, all the time, such as a BMW Z8 and a Noble M12. Annual memberships are offered in three levels: Silver ($9,500), Red ($18,000) and Black ($28,000).
5.) Van Horssen Group, Arizona
In the last few years, the Van Horssen Group has exploded in popularity, with plans to open 20 new locations by 2020. One of the best benefits of joining the Van Horssen Group is that the club will deliver vehicles to their members regardless of where they are in the U.S. To join this club and drive their Ferrari 575 Maranello, Porsche 911 GT3 and Aston Martin DB9, a three-year membership will set you back $28,000 a year.
Sources: The Robb Report, AAA and Sunset Magazine