THE CLUB’S CHRISTMAS EVE 2017
What happens in SCC, stays in SCC – the classic adage to justify our modest photo gallery illustrating the Club’s Christmas Eve event that summed up the year 2017. The breakthrough year 2017 to be more specific, as it witnessed, among other things, the delivery of No. 100 SCC membership card! An increasing group of the Club members – actually much more than fellow members to each other by now – has been the best gift we could wish for. Our wishes to all of you, including in particular those absent on that special evening, are very simple: live a good life! If the Club will contribute to this, we will be honoured. Merry Christmas and dynamic New Year 2018.
FAST DRIVER’S ACADEMY
It’s only one week before we go again to enjoy one of the Club’s events that attracts most interest among our members. We take over a dozen fast cars to the promised land of driving pleasure – Bieszczady mountains. We expect November to contribute roads void of holiday traffic and to paint this far Eastern end of Carpathian range with gorgeous colours of fall. Like small boys, we just can’t wait!
Is it possible at all to bring different generations together around petrolhead passion? We faced this and other intricate questions during a classic car day meeting in front of the Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. Fine colours of vintage cars melted with shades of a calm and warm Sunday as we shared our passion participating in a parade of classic cars along the city streets.
The first one hundred out of a limited series of 777 individually numbered watches – Atlantic Worldmaster Driver 777 – ended in and on hands of members of Supercar Club Poland. Press breakfast held in the SCC Zone attracted journalists and invited guests passionate about motoring. The event was hosted by Krzysztof Hołowczyc who was also the patron and advisor in creating this exclusive series of chronographs.
GRAN TURISMO MICHELIN 2017
When brothers Édouard and André Michelin got patent for removable pneumatic tyre back in 1891, little did they know that in 2017 we would take their smart invention to the best use possible. Following the track of Michelin stars, we drove a distance of 1500 km through Bavaria, Tirol, Italian South Tirol / Upper Adige – Alps and Dolomites, then – and back to Red Bull’s realm in Salzburg, having meals in some of Europe’s best restaurants.
Did you know that Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd’s mythical album, was also recorded as a quadraphonic mix? Few people ever had an opportunity to appreciate its full sound from an original vinyl record, because quadraphonic audio systems had all but disappeared without ever becoming widespread. This special evening we listened to that and several other iconic records during an exclusive listening session of quadraphonic music, using a Muarah turntable – all in the Club’s garage. To have good music properly accompanied, between side A and B we explored secrets of the Earth’s most complex distillate – Scotch whisky.
THE CLUB’S CHRISTMAS EVE 2016
Our annual pre-Christmas meeting is an attempt to answer the vital existential questions: which vehicles and where are we going to drive over the forthcoming new year? These and much more: the Club being mainly but not only about cars, we wonder what else can we do to attract our Members’ interest or have them interest us. In announcing our activities in the year 2017 we reached for the live presentation as the best way to move people’s imagination. The evening was a huge success, as witnessed by the time it finished: the next day around noon .
GRAN TURISMO BALKANS 2016
In order to drive fast in delectable landscape, the Apennines are the place to go… but not only! Across the Adriatic sea we found just as fine roads and equally welcoming people to match. Slovenia and Croatia greeted us with their very best in the fields of motoring, food and wine. We duly enjoyed all that, never forgetting one of our Club’s adages – no matter where you travel or what you drive, the important bit is what you experience and keep for yourself.
SAFETY FOR A MAN OF SUCCESS
People who have achieved success in their careers know only too well their efforts are not over at this point. Their above-the-norm financial standing opens up a new chapter – that of protecting what they’ve got against aggression of the outside world. While not driving our cars for awhile, we asked our friends from special services to deliver a jump-start course of overcoming awkward situations. During a two-day camp we acquired skills in shooting, hand-to-hand combat, and even repelling a car assault. Because there are no safe people – there are only trained ones.
DRIVING CAMP BIESZCZADY 06/2016
The times of school camps long gone? Not at all! As we do each year, we made out Club’s camp in Bieszczady mountains to upgrade our driving skills at the wheels of a dozen sports cars on Poland’s best driving roads. Cisna-Baligród in the new Focus RS. Dołżyca-Terka in the all-agile Clio Sport. Or, if you wish, defying gravitation on Berehy pass in a mighty Evo X. For most people it’s a “whatcha hell d’ya mean?” kind of chatter. For those who know it’s the land of motoring Nirvana.
ICE DRIVING SWEDEN 2016
You’re never going to be truly fast on dry roads unless you know how to drive on slippery ones. This is the truth you’re likely to hear from any sports driver. The skill of driving on ice is the root and essence of any driving skills. Well aware of that, we renounced sitting by the fireplace on winter days (well, on some of them we did anyway…). Instead, we boarded a plane to land, a couple of hours later, in a place where nobody holds the wheel dead straight. Much to our excitement, Sweden awaited us with a thick sheet of ice on the lakes. In AWD cars on studded tyres we basked in magic of kinetic driving. All under vigilant eye of local experts. All with joy that left us lost for words.
GRAN TURISMO TERRA DI MOTORI 2015
The homeland of most exciting and emotional vehicles tempts us with all sorts of attractions. Some of them have been spoiled by over-tourism and commercial abuse. The guiding idea for our GT Terra di Motori was to choose the very best in terms of what really excites us. While tracing the route, we carefully selected unique places full of charm and offering fine cuisine, typical to the Po Valley.
SCC’s FOURTH BIRTHDAY
In theory it’s very simple. In practice, it also takes some talent to have fun. We took our Club’s closed birthday event to a top level indeed: by holding it on 42th floor of our partner’s Cosmopolitan apartment tower. The programme included live music, fashion show (more than just fashion, actually...), live cooking and spectacular parade of supercars watched as a bird’s eye view. All this in good company of friends and – why not tell you the truth? – high-grade liquors.
GRAN TURISMO ALPINE PASSES 2014
Are Alpine passes really an ambitious driver’s paradise as some famous people say? Following our another GT trip we have some mixed feelings, but nothing can take those 2500 fast kilometres away from us. The opportunity to directly compare between some of the world’s finest sports cars and do it on this twisting road playground was truly an exceptional adventure to recall and savour for the rest of our lives.
GRAN TURISMO ITALIAN ODYSSEY 2013
The trip like a house of many rooms, combining the pleasure of driving supercars with seductive attractions Northern Italy has to offer. On our route we experienced the impressive Elmau Castle, the splendid Villa d'Este, Horacio Pagani’s dream-come-true in San Cesario sul Panaro or the Garda Lake which was all tranquillity at this time of year. Other main points to remember include outstanding food, fabulous wines and endearing warmth with which people and places welcomed us.
GRAN TURISMO ITALIA 2012
Decision where to go to our Club’s first GT trip was a no-brainer. We went to Italy in several supercars, to experience winding roads going up the picturesque slopes and down again to places in which all things exude the spirit of Mediterranean dolce vita. Indeed, Italy remains one of few countries left in Europe where – knowing where and when – one can still drive fast cars in a manner they are meant to be driven.