We provide the machines, roads, and routes...
you provide the adrenaline!
How does it work?
We love cars, in particular, classic sports cars. We don't just like staring at them in our garages (although we've been known to do this), we love to drive them! And if you know old sports cars, you know they need to be driven in order to stay healthy. One of the best ways to do this is to share the driving experience with like-minded car people that love to drive these great machines. What's even better is that we live in an area that provides us with nearly year-round opportunities to drive these cars, and to top it off, we have some of the world's best driving roads, right here in our backyard!
While we all love these old cars, owning one can be problematic, especially if you don't happen to know a knowledgeable mechanic. There is a better way.
Introducing Sports Car Adventures
Sports Car Adventures is your one-stop place for getting the opportunity to drive a true classic sports car on the back-roads of Northern California. Founded by Dave Dell'Aquila, an enthusiast of old cars and driving them, Dave saw an opportunity to share his passion with other like-minded car enthusiasts by making true classic cars available for you to rent and drive! Not content with simply letting you get behind the wheel of a vintage sports car, we decided to put together a complete tour experience. We currently offer single day tours where you get to drive our cars in a group led by one of our experienced tour leaders. You'll be in touch with the lead car via radio so you'll never be stranded or stuck in the event something goes wrong. You'll be led through some of the most scenic roads our area has to offer, all while getting to experience all of the sounds, smells, and driving experience only a classic car can deliver.
Single Day Tours
The single day package includes at least four hours and a minimum of 100 miles of driving around local roads in the Santa Cruz mountains. We start in Almaden and head into and explore the mountains that separate the coast from Silicon Valley. The only thing more fun that seeing an old sports car on the road is actually getting to drive one, and it's even more fun when you do it with other vintage cars. We like stopping for lunch at local establishments like Duarte's in Pescadero, or Alices' on Skyline Blvd. We're locales and know these roads well. We know where all the interesting spots are to take in a great view, stop for lunch, and avoid traffic. It's a great way to satisfy your appetite for driving a car that reminds you it's still a machine, built by craftsmen by hand, and doesn't do the driving for you. While we have our favorite roads, we've been known to switch things up based on who we're with and what they want to do.
What about insurance?
Thanks to a new program offered by Hagerty Automobile Insurance called DriveShare, we are able to offer our clients peace of mind with a comprehensive insurance plan that covers both you, the driver, and us, the owners of the cars. To read more about the specific policies required to participate in the DriveShare program, click here.
Finally, a service where you can drive classic sports cars on amazing roads. Drop us a message or leave us a voicemail and let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to providing you with one of the best experiences of your life.
President & CEO
Sports Car Adventures