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'Barricade' 2016 Mustang GT Experience

Drive the powerful Ford Mustang GT 'Barricade' from the Transformers films, a mighty car with a 5.0 litre V8 engine - this is one not to be missed!

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Even if you haven’t seen the Transformers, this awesome Barricade Mustang Driving Experience is a seriously exciting one! But for petrol-heads who love the Transformers movies, it’s even better than that - the perfect combination of classic car and classic movie. 


This is your opportunity to get behind the wheel of ‘Barricade’, the absolute beast of a Mustang GT V8 that you might know from Michael Bay’s famous Transformers movies. This isn’t the actual car from the film (nor does it turn into a huge, terrifying robot-monster, you’ll be glad to know), but it is a perfect replica of the movie car and it comes with all the raw power you’d expect from the Mustang GT’s big, brash, roaring V8 engine! During this experience you’ll drive this motoring monster at a superb UK racing circuit of your choice, with six tracks available for you to choose from throughout the country. You’ll have an instructor in-car throughout your drive to offer tips so that you get the most from your experience. Prepare to be blown away by the growl and force of the awesome Mustang GT V8 as you take on the challenging corners and fast straights at the racing circuit of your choice – and don’t forget your camera, because you'll definitely want some memories of this unbeatable driving day. 

If you’re looking for an incredible driving experience gift for someone who loves fast cars and action movies, this Barricade Mustang Driving Experience is sure to get them all revved up!


Minimum Age: 10
Minimum Height: 4ft 10in (135cm)
Maximum Height: 6ft 6in (190cm)
 
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.
This experience allows you to drive the Mustang for three laps (3 miles) at the chosen track.

The experience is one-to-one between the driver and instructor, but other cars will be on the track at the same time.

Spectators are welcome to watch from the pit.
The Barricade Mustang driving experience will be held at various locations, on selected weekends from February to October.

Blyton Park requires a £10 upgrade fee for weekend bookings, paid directly to the track when making a reservation.

Lydden Hill requires an additional £35 upgrade fee which is to be 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.
24th June (sold out)
25th June (sold out)
28th July (sold out)
29th July (sold out)
30th July (sold out)
25th August 
26th August (sold out)

Bentwaters, Suffolk.
13th May (sold out)
14th May (sold out)

Bicester, Oxfordshire.
24th April (sold out)
1st June (sold out)

Throckmorton, Worcestershire.
25th March (sold out)
26th March (sold out)

Blyton Park, Lincolnshire.
21st April (sold out)
22nd April (sold out)
18th August (sold out)

Tockwith, York.
20th May (sold out)
21st May (sold out)
12th August (sold out)
13th August

Lydden Hill, Kent
2nd September

Cotswold Airport
3rd June (sold out)
4th June (sold out)
22nd July (sold out)
23rd July

Perranporth
8th July

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.
Drivers should wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing, and flat sturdy shoes.
This movie car 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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Question: Does it matter that I don't have a driving licence? I really want to be able to take the 'Barricade' 2016 Mustang Police Car Experience.
Answer: The 'Barricade' 2016 Mustang Police Car Experience does not require you to have a driving licence. The only track that does would be at Goodwood.

Question: Can you take the 'Barricade' 2016 Mustang Police Car Experience at Goodwood?
Answer: The 'Barricade' 2016 Mustang Police Car Experience can be taken at Goodwood on selected weekdays. Please note that there is a surcharge to pay and drivers must hold a full driving licence too.

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'Barricade' 2016 Mustang GT Experience

Not enough time on the track. 3 laps isn't enough. 1st lap: Getting used to the car. 2nd lap: Enjoying the car. 3rd lap: Enjoying the speed and then you have to pull in. Even a 4th lap would've been better. But overall it was absolutely fantastic. Thanks.

- Heather, 14/06/2016

'Barricade' 2016 Mustang GT Experience

Fantastic car and instructor. Three laps certainly doesn't feel long enough to really "experience" the car. Not the end of the world if you wanted feedback. Beautiful car and friendly staff put you at ease. Loved the experience.

- Sam, 17/02/2017

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: £39.00


Who Group Size & Spectators:
The experience is one-to-one between the driver and instructor, but other cars will be on the track at the same time.


Spectators are welcome to watch from the pit.


When Availability:
The Barricade Mustang driving experience will be held at various locations, on selected weekends from February to October.


Blyton Park requires a £10 upgrade fee for weekend bookings, paid directly to the track when making a reservation.

Lydden Hill requires an additional £35 upgrade fee which is to be 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.
24th June (sold out)
25th June (sold out)
28th July (sold out)
29th July (sold out)
30th July (sold out)
25th August 
26th August (sold out)

Bentwaters, Suffolk.
13th May (sold out)
14th May (sold out)

Bicester, Oxfordshire.
24th April (sold out)
1st June (sold out)

Throckmorton, Worcestershire.
25th March (sold out)
26th March (sold out)

Blyton Park, Lincolnshire.
21st April (sold out)
22nd April (sold out)
18th August (sold out)

Tockwith, York.
20th May (sold out)
21st May (sold out)
12th August (sold out)
13th August

Lydden Hill, Kent
2nd September

Cotswold Airport
3rd June (sold out)
4th June (sold out)
22nd July (sold out)
23rd July

Perranporth
8th July

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 experience allows you to drive the Mustang for three laps (3 miles) at the chosen track.



Weather Weather:
This movie car 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:
Drivers should wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing, and flat sturdy shoes.


Requirements Requirements:

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


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