For some people, driving is more than a means to get them from A to B. It’s a chance to enjoy the feeling of harnessing the power of the internal combustion engine to transport them to wherever they wish to be and the ability to vary their speed at rates far exceeding those that the human body is designed to achieve. For them, there is a difference between simply ‘driving’ and ‘motoring’ with the latter involving a deeper appreciation of what it means to travel by car.
The chance to drive classic cars is one that any motoring fanatic will appreciate. For some, testing their capacity for speed on a purpose-built track is ideal, but for those who want to test a selection of cars in real-life conditions, several hours trying out a selection of vehicles on the open road is the perfect way to spend a day.
This experience starts bright and early at 8.30 am with a warm welcome from one of the team who will provide guests with a tea or coffee and a warm bacon or sausage bap to provide them with enough energy to embark on their 8-hour-long driving adventure.
The day will include the chance to drive five different cars and includes a briefing on the controls of each car to ensure that drivers can make the most of their chance to explore the beautiful countryside in a selection of equally beautiful cars.
There is a choice of iconic cars and drivers can check which they will be driving on the day: the instantly-recognisable Mini Cooper, the elegant E-type Jaguar, the sleekly sensational Jensen Interceptor, the beautifully designed MGB, the refined Jaguar Mk 2, the stylish Jaguar XJS, the classic Ford Capri, the time-honoured Morris Minor, or the ever-popular Porsche 911.
Each car will be equipped with a sat nav and map to ensure that the driver can follow the routes with the most exquisite views. After approximately one hour in each of the first three cars, it’s time to stop for lunch which will usually be at a country pub or farm shop. Then, it’s time to head back in the final two cars of the day.
This experience is perfect for anyone who enjoys motoring and would appreciate the chance to get behind the wheel of some of the most incredible cars around.