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Requirements for Membership and Exotic Car Usage

1.) Minimum Age

The minimum age is 30 years of age.
(Ages 25 to 30 may be eligible if certain criteria are met):

2.) Initial Member Screening

For the protection of our members and to ensure that all Exotic Car Share (ECS) members are auto enthusiasts who will be members in good standing, will represent the organization well, are responsible, and will care for the exotic cars they use, we require that all prospective members go through an initial screening process. This process includes:

Driver’s Record - A Copy of State of Illinois (or other state) driving record from within prior 30 days. Members must have a good driving record, and no serious delinquencies on their Equifax report, from within prior 180 days.

Proof of Insurance - Each time a member signs-out one of ECS's exotic cars, they will need to present valid proof of insurance. The member's insurance is primary. Our supplemental insurance kicks-in when coverage via the member's insurance are exhausted. This supplemental insurance is covered in all ECS pricing.

Additional Security Measures - Since members gain access to the entire fleet of ECS exotic cars, and they can sign cars out with simply their member number, for the protection of all our members, ECS requires that all members provide a fingerprint on-site, and a photograph for their member file.

Address Verification - ECS requests a signature at the member’s home address on a statement of residence. Out of town residents who also have a local physical address of employment may be considered for membership

3.) Orientation

The exotic cars available to members of ECS are rare and specialized vehicles. In a typical year, Ferrari sells a total of only 1,000 vehicles in the U.S.. In many cases, buyers of these cars have been waiting one to three years for delivery!

A 30 to 60 minute vehicle orientation and driving familiarity session with a designated ECS employee is provided prior to any vehicle being used by a member. There are no exceptions. Of course, ECS reserves the right to withhold any vehicle from usage.

Due to the high replacement cost of parts and the highly complex & often delicate nature of the mechanicals and electronics of the exotic cars available through ECS, as well as the dangers involved with driving high performance vehicles, we hope that members will be understanding of our policies and will be accepting of recommendations against use of a particular exotic car or suggestions to use an alternative exotic car.

4.) Adherence to Laws

Members (and users of any ECS vehicles) agree to abide by all federal, state & local laws, as well as all speed limits, driving restrictions, parking restrictions and traffic laws.

ECS does not in any way sanction the exceeding of posted speed limits, the use of radar detectors, or driving in a dangerous or careless manner. Membership/usage privileges are contingent on written agreement to this policy.

Because ECS takes the privilege of driving seriously, under no circumstances will the consumption of alcohol, prior to or while driving, be tolerated. That means no drinking and driving.

5.) Representing your Organization

Members should always consider safety to be their top priority. They should also always extend the utmost courtesy and tolerance to other drivers and appropriately represent all the members of Exotic Car Share, and the overall car enthusiast community, in all situations. The local & state authorities as well as the community at large look favorably on and support our organization. By following this approach, members will help ensure that this support continues.

6.) High Octane Fuel

In many cases, the exotic cars we make available require high-octane fuel. When re-fueling the exotic car, members will need to use high octane fuel, such as 93 octane (or, where available) 94 octane - unleaded fuel.

7). Lead Substitute (pre-1974 cars)

Classic cars of earlier vintage available at ECS may require lead substitute, since the cars were designed to run on leaded fuel. As a result, it will be a responsibility of the member to add liquid lead substitute at every refueling. Lead substitute will be provided free of charge by Exotic Car Share.

8.) Long Distance Driving

Long distance driving is one of the true pleasures of exotic car ownership. ECS offers its members the opportunity and encourages them to experience this aspect of exotic car ownership.

At the same time, the risk of theft is greater and, for the protection of our members, we have implemented a GPS tracking system. As part of this system, if the member will be traveling beyond 60 miles from the ECS office, ECS must simply be notified in advance. This system keeps our insurance costs lower, which in turn will ensure that we can keep the cost of fractional ownership and club membership low for our members.

9.) Insurance

The member's auto insurance policy will normally cover all situations. If necessary, ECS will recommend appropriate coverage from a reputable insurance company, which is ussually at a minimal cost to the member. In addition:

Any damage caused by reckless driving, driving under the influence, or involved in any felonious act, is the total responsibility of the member/exotic car user. There will be a $2,000 deductible for damage of any kind to the vehicle.

One additional family member may join Exotic Car Share, AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE, subject to all member screening and other member requirements. No other driver will be permitted to drive the vehicle, unless they have gone through the initial screening process, the full orientation and the driving familiarity session.

ECS exotic cars are not intended for racing or track use. This includes club events. As we belong to many of these clubs ourselves, chances are we’ll see you there, so don’t attempt this.

10.) No Smoking Policy

Since Exotic Car Share is a membership organization and vehicles are shared by all members, please adhere to our no smoking policy at all times when in a ECS vehicle. We thank you in advance.

When you decide to drive an exotic car, you've taken on a significant responsibility. By following the above ECS policies, guidelines and suggestions, plus using common sense, courtesy, and reasonable care you will enjoy the greatest classic and exotic car club experience possible.

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