SNOW DRIVING CAMP 2020
This year’s winter in Poland plays hide and seek. We were fortunate to find it at the foot of Bieszczady mountains where we held our annual Snow Driving Camp. The track – covered with a layer of fresh snow, carefully prepared and closed for us – became perfect playground for our rally machinery. The devise in our Club is to have best cars for every kind of need. Therefore, to drive on snow and ice we use Lancers Evo and Subaru Impreza. Years go by and no other car so far managed to rival their potential in this respect. The Club members had an opportunity to hone their skills under the eye of our instructors and just enjoy cutting long slides. The aim was to develop the technique of turning using the accelerator more than the steering wheel that we reckon essential once on loose and slippery surfaces. You must have seen WRC cars smoothly flowing from one corner to another in the Rally of Sweden – that’s how this should be done. The cars returned to the garage unscathed and we had tremendous joy and acquired new skills. Thanks to all who shared these days with us. See you in a year, whimsical winter!
PRE-RELEASE PREVIEW – ASTON MARTIN DBX
We had a honour to be among the few to see the most recent model developed by Aston Martin – a superSUV called DBX. Invited by Warsaw-based dealership of the noble British brand, we could attend a pre-release show of the car – one of the world’s very first. Aston Martin has great expectations for that model: if successful, it will enable the company to implement designs of a new range of mid-engined supercars. We cherish that prospect much and cross our fingers. DBX is not accompanied by braggy quotations about its performance figures or lap times recorded. Instead, this is just an Aston Martin in the luxury SUV segment, and it looks gorgeous. As the preview was an intimate event, we could inspect the vehicle closely and we can tell you this: although what we saw is a pre-production car, still the quality of its build and trim is up there with the best of them, the Urus and the Bentayga. In short: this promises to be a big success.
SCC 2019 CHRISTMAS EVE
On some events we hold the cars stay back – and our annual Christmas Eve party is the most traditional example. We are always so happy to meet everybody at the same time and place – the Supercar Club’s team and staff as well as our members around whom it all revolves. During this friendly evening we sum up the past season and present our ideas for the ne to come. But most of all, we just meet to have a good time and know each other even better. After all, it’s this unique atmosphere, a new of relationships that makes our Club one of a kind. Mags Gessler’s AleGloria restaurant specialised in traditional Polish cuisine served food and ensured the proper Christmas mood. We won’t reveal any more keeping to our basic rule of secrecy our club members appreciate. On that occasion, Krzysztof Hołowczyc and the entire team send you best Christmas wishes. May you fulfil a lot of petrolhead dreams over the new year 2020!
MOTORSPORT SEASON ENDING
Our 2019 season was full of track events, with as many as 14 we managed to hold. There was never any doubt we had to end it on a high note! For a fitting season closure we invited our Club members to join us on a Track Day held over two days, with over 20 participants. The cars we took included a Lamborghini Hurácan, two Porsche 911 Turbo S, one 911 Carrera S, a Boxster S, a new Toyota GR Supra and more. Of course our dedicated track machinery was present, in the form of N-group Lancer EVOs, a Subaru Impreza and a Ford Focus RS. Our team of experienced instructors ensured some real progress was made by all. In parallel we held a practice for beginners, our Women’s Driving Academy (where progress is always even bigger!) and a training to master holding car slides under control. In the depo/office we provided full service for drivers and cars (a team of mechanics, tyre fitting zone), a racing simulator and a fun corner to take care for children. Then, there were some surprises. One of them was an opportunity to test our Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy on the track – the only one in Poland so far. Recently this model has set a record on the Nürburgring in the hot-hatch category. Another was an occasion to do a lap in a 400 hp rally Ford Fiesta Proto. The real hit, however, was the first edition of our own “Miata Challenge” cup. Everybody could do three laps in a time attack format at the wheel of track-prepared Mazda MX-5. The competition was fiery, with emotions to match. After such an intensive time saying the season’s goodbye to dry tarmac we are all set to start our winter practice on snow and ice.
On 17 October, invited by Ferrari Polska and in cheerful company of some club members, we were guests on the re-opening of Ferrari Warsaw dealership. The event was an occasion to present the most powerful road car in the history of the prancing horse brand: a SF90 Stradale. Ferrari Warsaw’s showroom was relocated and arranged next to the service station. According to the brand representative, it is now the largest Ferrari dealership in this part of Europe. Certainly they have enough rooms we could freely admire four-wheeled works of art. During the opening night a new F8 Tributo and the legendary F40 could be seen, but it was the SF90 with its astounding performance and revolutionary technologies that really stole the show. Then, only two weeks later, another new model arrived from Maranello – an F8 Spider. A quiet launch of the successor to our 488 Spider spurred a debate over the direction in which Ferrari evolves. Our conclusions are positive: just wait until springtime to see the how this translates into something new in the Club’s car fleet.