SUPER CAR Required for Sons Prom in NORWICH

SUPER CAR Required for Sons Prom in NORWICH

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MRHOWE

Original Poster:

11 posts

Tuesday 5th June
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Hi my sons prom is on the 29th June 2018. He has made me proud as a dad and due to not seeing him much I would love to make his dream come true by arriving at his prom in a super car.

randlemarcus

11,396 posts

161 months

Tuesday 5th June
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Have you tried the hire firms? Should be plenty of choice depending where you are, and you may get a discount if you negotiate late pick up and early drop off and limited mileage.

sleepera6

3,985 posts

27 months

Tuesday 5th June
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MRHOWE said:
Hi my sons prom is on the 29th June 2018. He has made me proud as a dad and due to not seeing him much I would love to make his dream come true by arriving at his prom in a super car.
Good on you but we need a bit more info here, what’s your budget and what type of supercars..? There might be a few on here who may be willing to volunteer for a pint or whatnot,

t400ble

1,331 posts

51 months

Tuesday 5th June
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Cracking first post wanting something for nothing really.

Hire a car.

MRHOWE

Original Poster:

11 posts

Tuesday 5th June
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Thank you all for replies.
I have looked at hire cars from companies but I don't have £1500 for a days hire that's not mentioning the lottery win for a deposit.

As normal boys he dreams of Lamborghini's and he has a major soft spot for Nissan GT old versions and Nissan GTR. He also likes Mercedes C63 Black Editions.
I always told him dream high ……. words I now regret lol.
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Pericoloso

34,194 posts

93 months

Tuesday 5th June
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t400ble said:
Cracking first post wanting something for nothing really.

Hire a car.
OP hasn't used the word "please " yet either.

Shuvi McTupya

20,127 posts

177 months

Tuesday 5th June
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Where is Jimmy Saville when you need him? hehe

Edited to add:

On a serious note, forget the prom.

Take him on a super car experience day and he will get to drive the car(s) of his dreams and it will cost you less than a couple of hundred quid.








Edited by Shuvi McTupya on Tuesday 5th June 22:16

Gameface

2,871 posts

7 months

Tuesday 5th June
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I've seen threads like this on other forums go badly for the OP.

sleepera6

3,985 posts

27 months

Tuesday 5th June
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MRHOWE said:
Thank you all for replies.
I have looked at hire cars from companies but I don't have £1500 for a days hire that's not mentioning the lottery win for a deposit.

As normal boys he dreams of Lamborghini's and he has a major soft spot for Nissan GT old versions and Nissan GTR. He also likes Mercedes C63 Black Editions.
I always told him dream high ……. words I now regret lol.
I’m sure there’s someone around with a C63 or a Skyline GTR that would be willing to do it for £250-500 or less even. I know if I had a C63 I would take that in a heartbeat!


MRHOWE

Original Poster:

11 posts

Tuesday 5th June
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Sorry if you feel I am looking for a freebie. This is not the case. I am just a proud father who would like to give his boy what he dreams. If I was rich then I would not be here asking for advice or help.
PLEASE if anyone sensible could advise or point me in the right direction.
Many thanks

DoubleD

4,986 posts

38 months

Tuesday 5th June
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MRHOWE said:
Thank you all for replies.
I have looked at hire cars from companies but I don't have £1500 for a days hire that's not mentioning the lottery win for a deposit.

As normal boys he dreams of Lamborghini's and he has a major soft spot for Nissan GT old versions and Nissan GTR. He also likes Mercedes C63 Black Editions.
I always told him dream high ……. words I now regret lol.
Dream high is a good way to look at life, but a more important life lesson is learning to budget.

sleepera6

3,985 posts

27 months

Tuesday 5th June
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MRHOWE said:
Sorry if you feel I am looking for a freebie. This is not the case. I am just a proud father who would like to give his boy what he dreams. If I was rich then I would not be here asking for advice or help.
PLEASE if anyone sensible could advise or point me in the right direction.
Many thanks
Go on to the Japanese sub forums on this website and ask for a member for a ride in a Skyline R32/33/34 GTR or a newer GTR.

And then go on to the Mercedes subforum and ask about a C63.

I’m sure there is a helpful person around who would be willing to do it for a little bit of money and a pint.

TooMany2cvs

25,364 posts

56 months

Tuesday 5th June
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sleepera6 said:
I’m sure there’s someone around with a C63 or a Skyline GTR that would be willing to do it for £250-500 or less even.
Be very, very careful.

IIRC there's an explicit loophole to allow people to use their cars for weddings that doesn't apply to proms, so not only would insurance be void, but it counts as hire and reward...

https://www.nawcp.co.uk/if-wedding-cars-do-proms-w... - and plenty of threads on umpteen forums, including here.

MRHOWE

Original Poster:

11 posts

Tuesday 5th June
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Thank you. Happy to pay fuel, the time it takes and money towards the experience.

sleepera6

3,985 posts

27 months

Tuesday 5th June
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MRHOWE said:
Thank you. Happy to pay fuel, the time it takes and money towards the experience.
No problem. If I could I would come up and help but sadly I am not lucky enough to own a supercar.

Shame that Pistonheads is fast becoming a hostile and irritating environment for new posters, with the unhelpful remarks at the top of the thread..

sleepera6

3,985 posts

27 months

Tuesday 5th June
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TooMany2cvs said:
Be very, very careful.

IIRC there's an explicit loophole to allow people to use their cars for weddings that doesn't apply to proms, so not only would insurance be void, but it counts as hire and reward...

https://www.nawcp.co.uk/if-wedding-cars-do-proms-w... - and plenty of threads on umpteen forums, including here.
This is actually useful and helpful info.. but if tbe driver was ferrying around the OP’s child and has an accident, it makes the insurance void? What if it was done for free?

Shiv_P

1,161 posts

35 months

Tuesday 5th June
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£50 for a pick up and drop off in my fiesta

MRHOWE

Original Poster:

11 posts

Tuesday 5th June
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Thank you for the kind words.
I could even give a donation to the owner instead of paying for the service. Does this help?

CoolHands

8,234 posts

125 months

Tuesday 5th June
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sleepera6 said:
No problem. If I could I would come up and help but sadly I am not lucky enough to own a supercar.

Shame that Pistonheads is fast becoming a hostile and irritating environment for new posters, with the unhelpful remarks at the top of the thread..
Come on, first post and he wants a massive freebie? I might join a boat forum and ask for a free cruise for my dear old mum

Joratk

408 posts

40 months

Tuesday 5th June
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OP is looking to pay someone with a nice car in the local area a nice amount simply to ferry his son to his school formal - where is the problem in that?

If I had the car he was after and was in his area I'd jump at the chance to take a young petrolhead out in a car he has a passion for - isn't that what we all started out as? Plus plenty of people who own such cars may also enjoy the attention they'd get turning up too...