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Saturn's Drive - GTA East/North Exotic Cruise Sun Jun 3, 2012 10:00am

It seems we have been doing a lot of drives through NortWest GTA through the Forks, Hockley and Terra Cotta.
For something new We will explore what the North East GTA has to offer.


Drive distance: approx. 163km
Open to Exotics and high end Super Sport cars
Maps handed out morning of the drive

Start Point: Markham
Canadian Tire Parking lot
2900 Major Mackenzie Drive East, Markham, ON, Canada

Date: Sunday Jun 3, 2012 at 10:00am
Drive Duration 10am - 4pm
We will leave 10:30am sharp!
If you've been to my drive we always leave on time.

Midpoint: Lunch and Break
By a lake and a Lakefront Bar & Grill
End Point: Markham
Canadian Tire Parking lot
2900 Major Mackenzie Drive East, Markham, ON, Canada

PAST Saturn's Drives
2012 North West GTA Drive
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f105/gta-north-west-cruise-drive-sun-april-22-9-30am-113297/
2011 Muskoka Drive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvXHq_nldIk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbIXSC63raY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYz48naVNyg
2011 Drives
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f105/north-gta-super-double-lake-drive-sun-sept-18-a-105825/
 

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Saturn's Drive - GTA East/North Exotic Cruise Sun Jun 3, 2012 10:00am

Total Drive (without lunch or stops) - 163km 3hrs 53mins


Country side, rolling hills, lakefront drive

The Lakefront Bar & Grill will have private parking on their front lawn for only our group by the lakefront

Please check Fri night and Sat night for for Drive details and up to minute weather update.

PM me for START location!
 

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This route in the North and East GTA was a b1tch. It has taken me 4-5 weekends trips up in those roads just to find some rolling hills and great scenery without urban pockets and or just plain boring highway roads. Markham, Aurora, Newmarket is filled with residential and straight boring roads. Sorry to say. I also had move the lunch venue from a casino (boring roads to there) to a Spa Resort (wanted a big deposit) to a Lakefront Bar & Grill which graciously opened up their front lawn to have ONLY our cars parked their for a pseudo short car show during our lunch.

In comparison the North West GTA area and also the Muskoka regions have lots of nice roads with twisty and rolling hills. So its easy to make cruises in those areas.

So after many weeks of searching I believe I have dialed down a pretty nice route so I hope you guys will like this Sunday.
 

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The admin stuff on morning of the drive:

- Detailed Google maps are provided at start point including all turns
- Pre-emtive talk on safety and following all traffic rules and regulations. Excercise Responsible judgement
- A quick walk through of maps and direction at start point
- All drives usually start ON TIME. So show up 15-30 mins before start time.
- Some spirited fun in between when safe (each driver is responsible for their actions)
- The map will have some addresses or weypoints so that if you get lost, those points will stir you back. This is usually found on the first page
- Fill up with GAS prior to every drive
- Suggest to bring a GPS
- Keep all rest stop to 15 minutes or less
- Mid stop has food - keep around 1 hr
- Please excercise responsible driving. Please let me know if anyone in the group does burn outs, fishtails, drifting, driving on the shoulder. This should be left on the track or autocross event which I would gladly organize at another venue.
- bring your walkies if you own one. Some folks do brings theirs and the lead driver will always carry one for any updates along the drive

Check FRIDAY night and SATURDAY night for Drive details and up to minute weather updates.
 

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Shell V-Power - east of 404 and south side of Major MacKenzie
Petro Ultra 94 - east of 404 and north side of 16th Ave.

If weather holds outs ... we have about 30 car or so Ferrari, Maserati, Lotus, Aston Martin, Porsche, GTRs, Ford GT, BMW M and Audi R8 & RS, Viper


 

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I will be there for just before 10am to see who braves the weather.
Looks like a shower at 10am and 4pm. The rest of the day is overcast.
When we leave Markham it maybe a light shower. When we are in Georgina for lunch it should be just overcast.
If its raining hard then we can just go one of the best Dimsum places in Markham





 

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Weather today:
Markham: Mostly Cloudy throughout the day. Shower at 8am and 4pm
Georgina (lunch): Mostly Cloudy throughout the day. Shower at 12pm and at 4pm

I will be at startpoint at 10am this morning just in case some people brave it out. Depending on how many shows it maybe only a cruise to the closest Dimsum in Markham.
 
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