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Corvette Stingray Driving Experience

This experience gift allows you to drive the classic 1972 Corvette Stingray for 6 exhilarating laps of your chosen circuit.

Price for 1 participant

Experience the power of an iconic American race car with this 1972 Corvette Stingray driving experience! During this Classic American driving experience, you will test your Corvette Stingray’s capabilities to the limit as you race for 6 laps at your chosen circuit!

Your Corvette Stingray driving experience begins as you arrive at your chosen race track. Your fully qualified instructor will introduce you to the basics of driving this awesome American classic car, and give you a full safety briefing ensuring you get the most out of your driving experience. Once you’re feeling confident, it is time to drive! As you step into your Corvette, you’ll realise the true beauty of this classic American race car. It’s then time to get into gear and hit the accelerator! As you race around the track for 6 laps, you’ll experience the power and might of the 600+ BHP, V8 engine and the incredible handling of this classic racing car. Your expert instructor will be on hand throughout the experience to give you hints and tips, making sure you really test this Corvette speed machine to the limit!

This Corvette Stingray driving experience is the ultimate gift for any Classic American car lover. Perfect as an experience gift for a loved one, or for just to treat yourself, this Corvette Stingray experience is sure to put a smile on any car enthusiast’s face! 


Minimum Age: 10
Minimum Height: 4ft 10in (135cm)
Maximum Height: 6ft 6in (190cm)

At all other tracks, drivers are not required to hold a full driving licence, however you will need to present photographic identification upon arrival.
Participants must have a good understanding of spoken English.

An optional damage waiver will be available to purchase on the day for just £25. This will insure you against damage excess fees of up to £5,000
in the unlikely case of an accident.

All driving instructors are ARDS qualified and DBS checked.

Please note: The Barton Stacey driving track is based on Military of Defense land. On the rare occasion that your experience is cancelled due to MOD requirements, you will simply be re-scheduled for an alternative date.
Barton Stacey will not be available for 2017 bookings.
This 6 lap Corvette driving experience will last for approximately an hour in total, with around 15 minutes actual driving time.
 
Three additional laps can be purchased for £49.00, payable directly to the track. Although these are generally available on the day of the experience, it is advised to pay in advance to avoid disappointment on arrival.
This is a one-to-one track experience, between the participant and their expert instructor.

Spectators are more than welcome to come along to each centre, where hot and cold catering facilities will be available. 


Passenger rides may also be available for spectators on the day, for an additional cost (subject to availability).
This Classic 1972 Corvette Stingray driving experience will be held at various locations, on selected weekends, between February and November.

Blyton Park requires a £10 upgrade fee for weekend bookings, paid directly to the track when making a reservation.
Additional laps and passenger rides may be available as upgrades on the day (subject to availability) - these will start at £39.00 per car (3 laps).

2017 Dates:
Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
17th Feb
18th Feb 
19th Feb 
1st April
2nd April
24th June
25th June

Bentwaters, Suffolk.
13th May
14th May

Bicester, Oxfordshire.
27th Feb
24th April

Bordon, Hampshire 
4th March (venue moved to Aldershot)
5th March (venue moved to Aldershot)

Throckmorton, Worcestershire.
4th February
5th February
25th March
26th March

Blyton Park, Lincolnshire.
24th February 
25th February
21st April
22nd April

Tockwith, York.
28th Jan
29th Jan 
18th March 
19th March
20th May
21st May

Further dates are released once the earlier slots have been filled.

*Dates are updated regularly but availability are subject to change - if you'd like to check a date prior to redemption, please contact our customer service team.
Participants will need to dress comfortably and according to the weather. Sturdy shoes are required.

Any safety equipment will be provided by the centre, on the day.
This Corvette driving track day experience will run in almost all weather conditions, including rain. 
However, if your experience is cancelled due to extreme circumstances, the centre will simply re-schedule your booking for an alternative date.
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Movie and Muscle Car Driving 1


Driving American Muscle Cars has got to be any petrol head’s ultimate dream. And, when they have been featured in top block buster films like the cars we were to drive, it only adds to a super cool experience.


I knew we were in for a real treat when invited to drive these awesomely powerful cars at Abingdon airfield. I was excited, but I have to admit, a little nervous! I struggle to break 70mph on motorways, let alone take control of an incredibly powerful classic car and race around a track…


We were each testing two cars; I was taking on the classic Camaro SS as seen in Fast and Furious, and the Camaro ZL1, otherwise known as Bumblebee from Transformers! Evie was driving two very famous cars, Lightning McQueen himself and General Lee, the iconic Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard. Robb was to test the super fast Toyota Supra and probably the most iconic muscle car out there, the Ford Mustang.


We arrived early at Abingdon Airfield, the sun was shining and we could hear the roar of engines as the cars were warming up for a day of driving. After showing our driving licences and registering in the tent, we received a group introduction to each of the cars from a highly knowledgeable instructor, then it was time to go!


We waited our turn at the edge of the track, marvelling at the awesome cars lined up in front of us, perfectly happy to stand as watch as other drivers had their go. I could feel my nerves rising as the true power of the muscle car was demonstrated by the other drivers taking them for a spin.


Then it was our turn! Check out how we got on…


Camaro SS driving Experience


The Camaro SS


I was driving the classic SS first, and as I stepped into this beautiful car, my instructor immediately put me at ease. He explained how best to control the car and the differences I should expect in comparison to modern cars. My first impression was that this car is HEAVY, you have to press hard on that accelerator to get going and with no power steering, you really have to concentrate on driving this Camaro. It was an absolutely fantastic insight into classic race cars and although I didn't go much more than 40mph (I know...) I really experienced what it is to drive a car of this calibre.




 


Ford Mustand Driving Experience


Ford Mustang


The Ford Mustang… probably the most iconic Muscle car of the lot and I was thrilled to have to the chance to test it out. This 30 year old classic car was quite tricky to drive, but that’s all just part of  the experience. After getting used to the gearbox and accelerator, I was driving the car perfectly fine and enjoying the ride! – Robb.




 


Toyota Supra Driving Experience


Toyota Supra


Next up was the Toyota Supra. After driving the Ford, this was a bit of a shock. This modern machine is so much lighter and so much easier to drive. Even a light touch on the accelerator and you can feel the pace pick up. The thrill of whizzing around the track in this modern race car was intense and an entirely different experience from the classic cars. – Robb.




 


Camaro Bumblebee Driving Experience 1


Camaro ZL1 aka Bumblebee


Bumblebee is a truly beautiful car. Big, bold and bright yellow, I was extremely excited at the prospect of taking this supercar out for a spin! Sitting in the drivers seat, I couldn’t wait to get out on the straights and push the limits. I’m not a overly confident driver, but I can honestly say this Camaro was a dream to drive and I was reaching speeds of 80 without even thinking about it.




 


Mazda Mx5 Lightning McQueen Driving


Mazda Mx5 aka Lightning McQueen


As we waited to drive the Mazda Mx5, or Lightning McQueen himself, we watched numerous kids taking him for a ride. The look of joy of their faces as they drove their Disney hero really was lovely and only helped build excitement for my own drive! Once I hit the accelerator, there was no looking back as I whizzed around in this super fun, easy to handle sports car. – Evie.




 


General Lee Dodge Charger Driving Experience


Dodge Charger aka General Lee


The instructor had explained how this Dodge was actually used in The Dukes of Hazzard television series and, just in case I didn’t believe him, he pointed out the cast and crew’s signatures on the boot. Knowing this was an actual car used in the show made this driving experience even better! The power of the Dodge was evident from the word go and this famous car was a delight to drive, if a little hard to handle! – Evie.




After an amazing morning driving these cars, it was time to head home. First though we took a quick peep of the in-car footage you can purchase as a video, just so I could prove I did get above 50mph!


 

Price Price: £79.00


Who Group Size & Spectators:
This is a one-to-one track experience, between the participant and their expert instructor.


Spectators are more than welcome to come along to each centre, where hot and cold catering facilities will be available. 


Passenger rides may also be available for spectators on the day, for an additional cost (subject to availability).


When Availability:
This Classic 1972 Corvette Stingray driving experience will be held at various locations, on selected weekends, between February and November.


Blyton Park requires a £10 upgrade fee for weekend bookings, paid directly to the track when making a reservation.
Additional laps and passenger rides may be available as upgrades on the day (subject to availability) - these will start at £39.00 per car (3 laps).

2017 Dates:
Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
17th Feb
18th Feb 
19th Feb 
1st April
2nd April
24th June
25th June

Bentwaters, Suffolk.
13th May
14th May

Bicester, Oxfordshire.
27th Feb
24th April

Bordon, Hampshire 
4th March (venue moved to Aldershot)
5th March (venue moved to Aldershot)

Throckmorton, Worcestershire.
4th February
5th February
25th March
26th March

Blyton Park, Lincolnshire.
24th February 
25th February
21st April
22nd April

Tockwith, York.
28th Jan
29th Jan 
18th March 
19th March
20th May
21st May

Further dates are released once the earlier slots have been filled.

*Dates are updated regularly but availability are subject to change - if you'd like to check a date prior to redemption, please contact our customer service team.


duration Duration:
This 6 lap Corvette driving experience will last for approximately an hour in total, with around 15 minutes actual driving time.

 
Three additional laps can be purchased for £49.00, payable directly to the track. Although these are generally available on the day of the experience, it is advised to pay in advance to avoid disappointment on arrival.


Weather Weather:
This Corvette driving track day experience will run in almost all weather conditions, including rain. 

However, if your experience is cancelled due to extreme circumstances, the centre will simply re-schedule your booking for an alternative date.


What to wear What to wear:
Participants will need to dress comfortably and according to the weather. Sturdy shoes are required.


Any safety equipment will be provided by the centre, on the day.


Requirements Requirements:

Minimum Age: 10
Minimum Height: 4ft 10in (135cm)
Maximum Height: 6ft 6in (190cm)

At all other tracks, drivers are not required to hold a full driving licence, however you will need to present photographic identification upon arrival.
Participants must have a good understanding of spoken English.

An optional damage waiver will be available to purchase on the day for just £25. This will insure you against damage excess fees of up to £5,000
in the unlikely case of an accident.

All driving instructors are ARDS qualified and DBS checked.

Please note: The Barton Stacey driving track is based on Military of Defense land. On the rare occasion that your experience is cancelled due to MOD requirements, you will simply be re-scheduled for an alternative date.
Barton Stacey will not be available for 2017 bookings.


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