Drive the Ferrari to work? The Aston Martin to dinner? The Rolls to the opera?
Such choices weren’t always possible in Los Angeles, unless you were a Jay Leno-type aficionado. That changed last summer with the opening of Fast Toys Club in Brentwood. Slap down $30,000 for an annual membership and get 100 days a year to cruise the town in speedy style from a fleet of exotics and racecars.
Founder Chris Carel, a French telecom entrepreneur and, obviously, luxury sports car collector, decided to share his passion by offering a stable of stealth vehicles for drivers who can afford to tool around in a set of wheels that suits their mood. Carel prefers a Porsche 911 Turbo, but he and members also can choose from a roster including a Lamborghini Huracan, Ford Mustang Boss 302S, and even the original “Dukes of Hazzard” ’69 Dodge Charger known as “The General Lee.”
Oh, that $30k membership is basic – it’s only for cars worth less than $150,000. For $50k, the deluxe package is for anything in the garage. And a $70k corporate package buys time for five drivers.
Ready to start your engines?