Rodin’s FZero, Lego’s McLaren Formula 1 Race Car, Ultimate Driving Tours, David Thomas’ Driving Adventures and Porsche Socks

Several companies offer “supercar tours”. As the investment is often large and well in advance, I always recommend people do their own research (but not in the COVID-19/5G/QAnon sense). One company we’ve heard good things about is Ultimate Driving Tours, run by Australian expats Anthony Moss and Julie Hunter.

Some of their tours are relatively small (e.g. “own car” trips in Australia), others are truly must-do affairs. Next May they will take guests and a selection of Ultimate Driving Tours supercars (including late-model Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens and Porsches) to five countries, and some of the best driving roads in the world, with participants finishing on a superyacht watching the Monaco Grand Prix.

Ultimate Driving Tours has an extensive fleet of desirable cars for its European tours.

Luxury accommodations, fine dining and a chance to drive all cars are included (ground costs: $32,490 per person, double occupancy) with scaled-down versions available for the time-poor and various optional add-ons available for the wealthy in cash, including a track day in a real F1 car (powered by Cosworth, circa 2002) and dinner with Monaco resident and Australian GP-winning driver Mark Webber.

It’s also worth investigating Driving Adventures by David Thomas, operating out of Sydney. This long-time car tour operator – Thomas ran his first in 1990 – has planned a major trip through France in the middle of next year. It ends at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, to celebrate the 100th edition of the most famous endurance race in the world. It’s $25,000 per couple and you have to organize your own car, although Thomas has links with various French companies who will hire everything from the sweet to the exotic.

The company meanwhile offers a variety of tours to Australia and New Zealand, as well as a few further afield.

DIY bric-a-brac

Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris have fun with Lego’s McLaren Formula 1™ racing car.

At the Australian Grand Prix this year, Lego displayed a life-size McLaren made of plastic bricks. A slightly smaller version – well, 65 centimeters long – can be purchased and assembled at home. It is claimed to be the first LEGO Technic F1 car and has a V6 cylinder engine with moving pistons, plus working steering and suspension. There are 1432 plays, which could keep dad busy for the rest of the season.

The guessing game is whether an Aussie will drive the papaya-coloured car next year – that’s still unclear as of press time. The Lego McLaren costs $299.99 and is one of many DIY car models available from Lego.

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They come in an attractive Porsche box and are inspired by the interiors of four transaxle models.

Well, there are always socks. And Porsche is happy to help you there, at $106.60 for that four-pack.