Jalopnik Holiday Gift Guide: Autobahn Adobe

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If you're disgustingly wealthy, a Lego version of a Ferrari F1 Car may not leave the same impression on you that it would on the average car nut. For that reason we recommend a luxury condo at the Autobahn Country Club Joliet in lovely Joliet, Illinois. For just $300,000 you can own a condo with storage for your vintage race car and enjoy racetrack privileges. Of course, then you have to go to Joliet, Illinois. Product info below:

"Own a luxury condo starting at $300,000 in the Autobahn Country Club Joliet with permanent indoor auto storage space. Imagine driving your exotic sports car or racecar on a safe, fast road racing circuit on your own schedule! There are 40 luxury condos within the 125,000 sq. ft. speed pavilion."


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Autobahn CC to Joliet is like O'Hare to downtown Chicago, it's as far as can be without being in another town. Having said that, if you had a membership there ($30k initial, $5k a year I believe) Wert would be BEGGING you to do a DOTS-esque feature every week on the cars that show up at the track.

I have a friend who used to run his Star Mazda cars there under both his and his team's membership. It was worth the trip down there just to see everything from a Ferrari F40 to an original Shelby GT-H with plenty of tuned Porsh-uh 944s and badly-driven Ferrari 360s in between.

I had the experience of a lifetime when the friendly folks from Porsh-uh Driving Experience showed up with Carrera GTs for demonstrations and ride-alongs. When it was my turn for a ride-along, I nearly stained the ungodly expensive seats when I noticed that my driver's nametag said Hurley Haywood. I must say, that chap is a pretty good driver.