Check Out The Incredible Rides From LA's Exclusive New Car-Sharing Club
Consulting firm AlixPartners LLP expects that figure to jump up to 4 million people by 2025. In other words, this is getting to be a popular substitute for car ownership.
The ZipCars of the new economy are fine, but then there are operations like Fast Toys Club in Los Angeles, offering something entirely different. Founded this year by former telecom-entrepreneur Chris Carel with $2.7 million of his own money, the Fast Toys Club affords members the opportunity to enjoy supercars and race car without the hassles of maintenance, storage, and - for race cars - hiring a pit crew.Fast Toys Club was established out of Carel's personal desire to own and drive the latest and greatest supercars without the annoyance and cost of buying new cars and selling old ones, he told Business Insider.
For an annual fee, members will enjoy 7,000 miles of driving that can be spread among traditional American muscle cars, European exotics, and full-on race cars. Membership fees range from the Gold Package, which costs $32,000 per year, all to the way to $74,000 per year for the Corporate Package.
After just a month in business, the Fast Toys Club already has 10 members, but is looking to expand its roster along with its collection of vehicles.
Membership also earns participants VIP access to car shows, races, chauffeurs, and even special track days. Who needs to own a mere car when you can join Fast Toys Club and drive some spectacular machines instead?