This is your chance to get behind the wheel of one of the most iconic racing cars of all time - the classic 1960's Ford GT40.
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
Experience the thrill of supercar driving and take control of the iconic Ford GT40! You'll race around the tracks for 6 laps at your chosen location during this full throttle driving experience.
The classic 1960's Ford GT40 is one of the most famous racing cars in the world. This speed machine has championed the LeMans 24 Hours four times in a row! And no surprise – this car boasts a tiny body, resting just 40 inches from the ground for ultimate aerodynamics, and has a powerful Ford V8 engine producing 500+ bhp. Once you arrive at your chosen location, you’ll meet your instructor and receive a briefing on your beautiful supercar. Then it’ll be time to hit the tracks and buckle up for the ride of a lifetime! With your instructor on hand every step of the way, you’ll experience the power of the Ford GT40 as you take control of the supercar for six laps.
This Ford GT40 driving experience is the ultimate supercar experience for anyone with a love for race cars. It’s the perfect gift for petrol heads and adrenaline junkies alike, giving them the chance to test one of the greatest race cars in the world!
This classic 1960's GT40 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.
Castle Combe, Lydden Hill and Dunsfold Park require an additional £25 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).
16th February 2018 (sold out)
17th February 2018 (sold out)
18th February 2018 (sold out)
27th April 2018
28th April 2018
29th April 2018
*No current dates
Blyton Park, Lincolnshire.
4th April 2018
5th April 2018
26th January 2018
27th January 2018
28th January 2018
Lydden Hill, Kent
23rd February 2018
24th February 2018 (sold out)
9th March 2018
10th March 2018
11th March 2018
10th August 2018
11th August 2018
13th April 2018
14th April 2018
17th July 2018
Further dates are released once the earlier slots have been filled.
*Dates are updated regularly but availability is subject to change - if you'd like to check a date prior to redemption, please contact our customer service team.
Minimum age: 17
Minimum Height: 4ft 10in (135cm)
Maximum Height: 6ft 6in (190cm)Drivers are required to hold a full driving licence & must have a good understanding of spoken English.
*All driving instructors are ARDS qualified and DBS checked.
**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.
Experience Duration: 00:15
Time at Venue: 01:00
This 6 lap Ford GT40 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.
Participants: The Ford GT40 Driving Experience is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: -1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
This is a one-to-one track experience, between the participant and their expert instructor, however, other drivers will also be on the track.
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).
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 Ford GT40 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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Ford GT40 Driving Experience is held at the following locations: Abingdon Airfield - Oxfordshire Blyton Park Driving Centre - Lincolnshire Throckmorton - Worcestershire Barton Stacey - Hampshire Tockwith - York - York
The minimum age for the Ford GT40 Driving Experience is 17. A full driving licence is required too.