Drive the iconic Shelby Mustang GT500 for 3 exciting laps around a choice of fantastic racing circuits across the UK
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
Get behind the wheel of a 1960s icon during this Shelby Mustang GT500 driving experience! Complete three laps of your chosen track in the car fans will recognise as ‘Eleanor’ – star of Gone in 60 Seconds!
Drivers can choose from several great circuits, in locations across the country. On arrival, you’ll check-in and await your turn. When your name’s called, you’ll hop in the driving seat, where you’ll be briefed by a professional instructor alongside. Once you’re comfortable, it’s time to start up the big V8! You’ll complete three laps of the carefully devised circuit, while your instructor offers tips for getting the most from the mighty GT500. Put your foot down, and you’ll discover what makes ‘Eleanor’ such a special machine (just ask Nicolas Cage!), before reluctantly handing back the keys.
The Mustang GT500 Driving Experience is an opportunity to drive one of Ford’s most sought-after classics. An Experience Days voucher would delight an enthusiast, so don’t miss a chance to make their day!
This Shelby Mustang GT500 driving experience will be held at various locations, on either selected weekday or weekend dates depending on location, between February and November.
Blyton Park requires a £10 upgrade fee for weekend bookings, paid directly to the track when making a reservation.
Dunsfold Park requires an additional £20 upgrade fee which is to be paid directly to the track when making a reservation.
Lydden Hill and Castle Combe 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).
31st March 2018 (sold out)
1st April 2018 (sold out)
2nd April 2018
27th April 2018
28th April 2018
29th April 2018
22nd May 2018
Blyton Park, Lincolnshire.
4th April 2018 (sold out)
5th April 2018 *limited avalability*
17th March 2018 (sold out)
18th March 2018 (sold out)
Lydden Hill, Kent
23rd February 2018 (sold out)
24th February 2018 (sold out)
9th March 2018
10th March 2018 (sold out)
11th March 2018 (sold out)
20th April 2018
21st April 2018
22nd April 2018
10th August 2018
11th August 2018
13th April 2018 *limited availability*
14th April 2018 (sold out)
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: 00:30
Time at Venue: 01:00
You will get the chance to complete 3 laps of your chosen circuit (from the list of venues).
The entire experience will last for approximately 1 hour.
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 Shelby Mustang GT500 Driving Experience is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
This is a one-to-one experience between the participant and their instructor, however there will be other drivers on the track.
Spectators are welcome to come along and watch.
There will be hot and cold catering facilities on site.
Please dress comfortably and suitably for the weather conditions. Participants will need to provide their own waterproofs in the event of showers, and should be aware that some of the tacks can become a little dusty in the drier summer months.
Please ensure that you wear flat, sturdy footwear.
This Mustang driving may be cancelled in extreme weather conditions - if this is the case, the centre will contact you in order to re-schedule your experience 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!