Gift giving can be hard. Especially when the recipient is a grumpy 75 year old. That is a lot of former gifts to beat or not repeat. Last year for my father in laws milestone birthday my sister in law had a brilliant idea. We as a family bought him six laps in an exotic car. We thought this was a unique gift as he appreciates good American muscle. Pete, my father in law, was speechless, a thing I never thought possible. He spent weeks deciding what car to choose, only to find out they were fully booked for the remainder of the season.
Fast forward to summer 2019. We fnally had a date, it turned out to be a beautiful, but windy Saturday in September. The laps were being driven at Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga Ontario, just south of Hamilton. While the racers to be were in class getting driving lessons I was scouting the park. There were cars, racers and people everywhere. Finally the group made it out to the track where they were taken on a quick loop in a Porsche 997 Turbo to check out the lay of the land. By this point I was beside myself with a potographers excitment. There were so many opportunities available for great shots, action, art, scenic, and of course lifestyle, the place was full of anticipation.
Pete had finally decided on a Ferrari F430 as his exotic, I would have chosen the convertible Lamborghini Galardo in orange, but hey, this was not my adventure. Besides those two car choices and the Porsche 997, Pete could have driven a Corvette Stingray in a deep metallic green. By the time it was finally his turn I had taken about three hundred photos already (gasp). I then proceeded to take a hundred more. I expect twenty well edited photos to be my end result. Pete loved every minute of his tour. We had finally bought the perfect gift!
We were all excited, but the fun wasn’t over yet. It turns out an add on had been purchased and the kids, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law all got to take a lap in the Porsche 997 Turbo too!! If you are looking for a one of a kind gift check Toronto Motorsports Park for more information.