California Adventure

May 3-6, 2018

Simultaneous Northern and Southern California starts kick-off at locations that will impress the “petrol head”.

Drives begin in Los Angeles and the Monterey Bay area.

Both drives converge on a California jewel: the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort!

 

Enjoy a weekend of drives, relaxation, wine tasting, camaraderie, great food, great roads, our special stage driving test, and memorable stops along the way…

 

It’s difficult to imagine a nicer place to be in spring than California, and hardly a better activity than driving your favorite car along the many classic back roads and byways of the Golden State. Back for our third event, the Drive Toward a Cure “California Adventure” is sure to set the bar quite high for all similar events.

An increased emphasis on relaxation and fully enjoying our destination will be balanced by comfortable amounts of driving over some of the best roads California has to offer, spread out over three days.

You can choose to start from our northern departure point in the Monterey Bay area or our southerly departure point in the Los Angeles area (specifics to be announced shortly) on the afternoon of May 3. Our meeting points – specifically chosen with the “petrol head” in mind – will serve as our first control points for the California Adventure, leading to reception, dinner, and our first night in top-rated hotels.

The Adventure

Day 1: Thursday, May 3

We are working hard to finalize the details, but plans include visits to exceptional facilities housing some amazing vehicles at both our NorCal and SoCal meeting points. This page will be updated once we are able to share details on both routes.

Whichever point you start at, registration is currently set to begin at approximately 1pm on Thursday, May 3. We will have a couple hours to explore our meeting spots and start to get to know each other before we hit the road for a first leg of our journey. A short drive will lead to a kick-off cocktail reception and dinner, and a night at a highly-rated property.

Day 2: Friday, May 4

Naturally, the day will start with breakfast before we hit the road. Departures from our NorCal and SoCal hotels will begin at our time check point at 1 minute intervals. Following the detailed instructions in your keepsake Road Book, we will take the long, scenic route to stops that will include check points before and after lunch, carefully selected lunch destinations, and ultimately our final destination. We hope to include stops to visit impressive car collections on both routes – details to be announced.

Santa Barbara Wine Country

All roads on this event lead to a destination that attracts those who seek adventure, charm, and the ultimate in relaxation. Tucked away in the Santa Barbara wine country, we will spend two nights at a resort frequented by Hollywood elite: Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort.

After taking your time to check in, unwind, and freshen up, we will gather for the first time as a complete group – Northern and Southern contingents in one place – for a reception and a private dinner at the lake.

Please let us know if you might like to book spa treatments or learn about other activities that could be added for you.

Day 3: Saturday, May 5

The morning will begin with a special California ranch experience: ride on horseback or take the hay wagon to our breakfast in the hills! (Please indicate your preference when you register — horses are limited to the first 28 people to opt in.) This uniquely peaceful experience kicks off a morning that is otherwise open for your rest and relaxation. The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort must be properly enjoyed!

A delectable lunch in nearby Los Olivos will lead into an enjoyable afternoon drive incorporating many of the most amazing roads in California. Our drive through the veritable maze of roads around Los Olivos will eventually lead us back to Alisal with time to relax again before we kick off our third reception and another private dinner on the ranch.

Day 4: Sunday, May 6

Finally, the Sunday is dedicated to whatever you’d like to do at Alisal until checkout time. Our final breakfast together will provide an opportunity to reflect on our time together and celebrate the successful conclusion of the Drive Toward a Cure “California Adventure”! It may be time to part ways, but you are sure to take away some amazing memories and have new friends to keep in touch with. Who knows, maybe we will meet again on another Drive Toward a Cure Adventure soon!

Drive Toward a Cure for Parkinson’s Disease

The Drive Toward a Cure program has been carefully designed to provide a premium experience while raising much-needed funds to continue the search for a cure for Parkinson’s Disease, while also supporting patient care. Learn more about our beneficiaries, The Parkinson’s Institute and The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Reserve Your Spot!

Join us for this all-inclusive*, three night, four-day driving adventure and enjoy the finest roads, our signature and exciting special stage driving test, all-inclusive service including top-rated hotels, cocktails and all meals, luggage transportation** and all of the other logistical details handled.

Early Bird Price: US $4,950.

Saturday morning breakfast horseback rides are limited – first come, first served.  Rooms with two king-size beds are VERY limited – first come, first served.

The price WILL increase soon, so don’t delay!

The event registration fee includes the following:

  • Charitable contribution benefiting the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center and The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
  • Tax receipt issued by Drive Toward a Cure.
  • Entry for one vehicle in all driving components of the event.
  • One hotel room for two people in a highly rated property for three nights.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner for two people for the duration*.
  • Nightly cocktail receptions for two people.
  • All tips and gratuities are included.
  • Luggage transportation between the start and the hotel property**.
  • Special stage driving test at a private venue along the route.
  • Drive Toward a Cure door decals for the car.
  • Drive Toward a Cure commemorative items and sponsor giveaways.
  • Commemorative, full-color road book.
  • Full event logistics and organization.
  • Event liability insurance.
  • Visits to private properties, exhibits or museums along the way, if applicable.

* Ordered alcoholic drinks and special requests are not included.
** If needed and subject to prior arrangement.

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