What is your fantasy?
Before you answer that, consider that this question only applies to an automobile fantasy. It is about stepping out of a comfort zone and onto a different plateau. The everyday routine of commuting, delivering, hauling groceries, and so forth can only be as mundane as one allows it to be.
An automotive fantasy is a way to escape the mundane routines of life. It is answering the “what if” question that is swirling in your head. What if I got rid of my daily driver for something extraordinary? What if I had a chance to drive the greatest vehicles ever made in the world, for even a day?
What if I said you can do exactly that?
In Eagan, there is a place called AutoVault. Its primary business is to help car owners store their vehicle during the winter. Their facility includes a huge climate-controlled premium storage space that can accommodate about 50-plus vehicles inside.
However, they offer much more than just a storage place for your vehicle. AutoVault’s owner and founder Mischa Redmond is a dyed-in-the-wool automotive enthusiast. His personal vehicle collection includes some of the most sought-after vehicles in our region. These vehicles include Teslas, BMWs, Porsches, McLarens, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Audis…and so forth.
Redmond’s concept for AutoVault goes beyond just vehicle storage. It is about the celebration of automotive enthusiasm. It is about sharing the enthusiast experience with his clients and the car community.
The most popular offering AutoVault has in store is a “Fantasy Drive.” These drives began this year and received a huge reception from AutoVault’s clients. The demand has been great with every fantasy drive being sold out through most of the summer.
A Fantasy Drive is a half-day adventure, with five extraordinary vehicles available for a 30-minute sting each. In our case, these vehicles include a McLaren 650S Spider, a Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, a Porsche Cayman GT4, a BMW i8, a Bentley Continental GT V8S, and a Porsche Macan GTS. A boxed lunch is included, but that is not the reason why you sign up for a Fantasy Drive.
You sign up to experience how it feels to drive something you rarely see on our streets and highways. Each vehicle has its own individual way of driving with its own nuances. The drive leader will go over each and every nuance, so you can feel comfortable behind the wheel. Most of these vehicles offer automatic shifting, except for the Porsche Cayman GT4. Non-manual drivers can use an alternate vehicle to the Cayman GT4 during the designated shift behind the wheel.
Each Fantasy Driver is treated to wonderful roads. Our group explored some great roads deep in Dakota and Scott Counties. It might get a bit fast out there, but within reason. These roads were made to explore each of the cars’ attributes: handling, braking, acceleration, and the sound coming from each exhaust system. Driving is always at the core of the experience.
The cost of doing this starts at $249. There are additional charges for passengers and a waiver for AutoVault to cover incidental situations. AutoVault also offers additional driving experiences up to a full rental of one of these vehicles.
For more information, log on to www.autovaultmn.com.