Automotive Bucket List

Forza Community Automotive Bucket List

Let’s develop a bucket list of automotive things to see and do. What have you already checked off your list, what do you expect to be able to check off, and what would be your dream accomplishment?

See if you can limit your list to top 5 or 10 to make some tough choices!

Some idea types:

  • Racing events/track visits
  • Car festivals, shows, events
  • Museums
  • Driving experiences
  • Personal icon meetups
  • Memorabilia
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My list:

Race events

  • 24H of Le Mans (done 2017)
  • Indy 500
  • Monaco Grand Prix
  • Bathurst
  • NHRA event
  • Formula Drift
  • Baja / Rally
  • Bonneville

Museums

  • Petersen
  • Henry Ford
  • LeMay - America’s Car Museum
  • Blackhawk
  • Simeone
  • Packard (done 2021)

Shows/Festivals

  • Goodwood
  • Detroit Auto Show
  • SEMA
  • Monterey
  • Pebble Beach
  • Auction (Mecum, B-J, Gooding, Sotheby’s, or Bonhams)
  • NY Auto Show (last done 1989)

Driving experiences

  • Track day
  • Autobahn
  • Stelvio Pass
  • PCH
  • Pikes Peak (done 1998)
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Done:
Car & Bike license
Le Mans 24
Car track day
Bike track day
Drove 2 cylinder (bike), 4 cylinder (bike & car), 8 cylinder (Italian and German engines)
Drove fwd, 4wd, rwd
Drove na & boosted
Classic car museum Vegas
Drove on Vegas speedway.

Todo:
F1 GP
WEC under new regs
Nürburgring (maybe)
Drive V10/v12
How to drift 101 !
Drive supercharged engine.
Drive high hp car (non supercar)

To do:

  • Drive a V12
  • Drive a 16-cilinder
  • Drive a JDM car like a Skyline, Supra, etc.
  • Drive a classic muscle car
  • Drive through the desert, preferably with a classic muscle car
  • Own an enthusiast car
  • Drive on a racetrack
  • Learn to drift irl (or at least do a drifting course)
  • Get racing license
  • Drive a supercar like a Lamborghini or Ferrari
  • Perform stunts and tricks like donuts and burnouts (I do it in games all the time but never done irl)
  • Attend more car shows
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I don’t have such a long bucket list but I’d basically take most of the car related opportunities I come across. Some things I did and definitely like to do.

Race events

  • 24h Nürburgring (only attended a 6h endurance race so far)
  • 24h Le Mans

Museums

  • Porsche Museum Stuttgart
  • BMW Museum, Welt and Group Classic Munich
  • Renault Museum Sinsheim
  • PACE Museum Dortmund

Shows/Festivals

  • Goodwood
  • Renault & Alpine meeting Aix-les-Bains (booked and approved for this year)

Driving experiences

  • Getting rides in various types of race cars (only got one in an Gr. N/A M3 E30 around the Nordschleife so far)
  • Getting a ride in a rally car (maybe going to happen this year)
  • More track days (Bilsterberg, Spa, Zolder…just to name a few)
  • Touristenfahrten Nordschleife (did a lap with my Peugeot 306 XSi back in 2007 but want to take the Clio there)
  • Stelvio Pass
  • 10 Passes Tour France (in planning)

Other

  • Visiting and getting a tour around the Alpine factory in Dieppe (that’s where my car got built)
  • Taking some of the Forza devs around a track or on a ride on an empty backroad in my car…haha. :wink:

I’ll maybe add other things that I forgot or that come up in the future.

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Thread Resurrection ! :wink:

Nowhere near the experiences of (some) of you and I was going to say there’s nothing on my bucket list really, because the dreams have died. Don’t feel too bad, that’s a small lie, I’m just too old to actually do most of them now, not to still dream about them :smiley:

Really only one thing stands out as still missed on my wish/dream/bucket list, dating back to about 1979, soon after getting my license, but the stars never aligned. The Paris-Dakar Rally. On a new BMW motorcycle. Purchased fresh off the line at the factory in Germany of course. Driven from there to Paris to break it in. And then soloing the rally. Not caring at all about when I finished, just finishing it, even if it meant pushing the bike across. After that, well, there was an idea of seeing just how far that motorcycle might take me. Hey, dream big right :slight_smile:

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Motorsport Events

Done - Silverstone WEC
Done - Donnington BTCC
Done - Donnington British GT
Done - Rockingham Champ Car (CART, Indy, whatever it was called then!)
Done - Clumber Park WRC (McRae era!)

Bucket List - An F1 race abroad, maybe Spa.
Bucket List - Le Mans 24

IRL Owned Cars (chronological)

VW Golf Mk2 1.3
Ford Fiesta Mk3 1.8D
Citroen AX
Renault Megane Coupe 1.6
Peugeot 106
Rover 25 GSi 1.4 (103PS)
Peugeot 308 1.6 (120PS)
Honda Civic 1.8 i-Shift (140PS)
Ford Focus ST-3 (250PS)

Bucket List - Audi RS4
Bucket List - Nissan Skyline R34 GTR

IRL Driven ‘fun’ Cars

Road - Engine swapped MK1 Vauxhall Astra SR
Road - Vauxhall Cavalier SRi 130
Road - Jaguar XJR 4.0 L supercharged (tuned)
Track - Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Track - Lamborghini Gallardo
Track - Nissan GTR
Track - Ferrari California

Bucket List - Amalfi Coast in a Alfaholics GTA-R 290
Bucket List - Ferrari F40 on any track
Bucket List - San Bernardino Pass in a quick Porsche

Edit… forgot to add

Subaru Impreza 22B in the Scottish Highlands on the bucket list