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STILL SPACES AVAILABLE: Join Ford and Mumsnet at Donington on 15 Oct for thrilling Ford test drive day

(68 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 16-Sep-10 10:42:32

How does an unforgettable test drive day at Donington grab you? Ford has asked us to find nearly 100 Mumsnetters (including a partner or friend) to attend a thrilling Ford drive day at Donington. This is your opportunity to experience the full Ford range, as well as learn new driving skills and even get the chance to be driven at high speed by a professional driving instructor.
This is a day exclusively for Mumsnetters but would be worth around £300.

These are the details:

~ It's on Friday 15th October at Donington Park Racing Circuit, East Midlands.
~ The day starts at 9.30am, finishes around 3.30pm and you'll need to stay for the whole session
~ Sorry but no children allowed
~ Both breakfast and lunch will be provided

What you'll experience:

~ Ford Ranger off road - an instructor will teach you the skills to handle off road driving, with the chance to drive a Ford Ranger 4x4
~ Safety and technology update - you'll be shown all about Ford cars, including how to safely fit car seats, details on driving technology and using convenience features
~ Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) demonstration - you can test the effectiveness of our braking systems whilst tackling different road trials
~ Hot laps - a professional instructor will take you on a high speed lap in a Focus RS (Europe's fastest production car) - helmets are provided!!
~ Road test - see what you think about the new S-MAX, new Galaxy and latest Mondeo by putting them through their paces on the roads surrounding Donington Park

Age and driving restrictions

There are some restrictions on who can attend, as Ford Insurance will only cover drivers who are aged 25 or over, have had a full driving licence for three years or more and have no convictions for dangerous driving. You'll also need to bring both parts of your driving licence on the day. Please don't forget otherwise you'll be unable to drive the vehicles yourself!

What we ask of you

Please note the day will be filmed and video content will be used both by Mumsnet and Ford. All we ask is that you feedback your thoughts about the day on a Mumsnet thread.

What next?

Simply enter your details here by the 1st October. If you're selected, Mumsnet will email confirmation by 5th October and you'll then need to confirm your attendance by 11th October.

NB: The participants accept that he/she shall be solely responsible for any decision as to his/her fitness to drive.

BonzoDooDah Fri 08-Oct-10 13:44:25

Am even more excited now ...
"You'll have the change to drive" ... " on the EXTREME off-road course"!!!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Oct-10 12:21:32

Joining instructions have now gone out...looks like a great day! Ann

I will swish my hair a lot.

Whoamireally Sat 02-Oct-10 13:18:46

Tequila you can try but they might not let you near the cars grin Maybe a mockingbird wink

swissmiss Fri 01-Oct-10 22:41:09

And me. Now just need to organinse MIL and childminder so I can rsvp properly.

Looking for a partner in crime to come with tho as DH working.

Don't think i'd fit into the DC's swiss flag t-shirts but I could wear DS's baseball cap with a said flag on. Of course that relies of people knowing what the flag looks like. No, it's not the blue and yellow one. wink

Posieparker - where you at the fragrance jaunt in Bristol and had fab red lipstick on!

Me too!

I don't know who I will be bringing, but it won't be DH.

We were chosen too grin

Shall I bring a bottle as my cryptic clue? wink

Whoamireally Fri 01-Oct-10 18:01:26

In fact, that is a great idea - we should use our real names but take a cryptic clue to our MN name.

CMOT - take a pie
llareggub - come empty handed grin
I'll bring 'Guess Who'.
Posieparker - bring a bouquet

Whoamireally Fri 01-Oct-10 17:51:51

I'd rather have my real name and then you have the fun of looking someone up and down and saying 'hmmmm you've got a pie in your hand, so are you CMOT?'

Whoamireally Fri 01-Oct-10 17:50:45

oops see I am that excited I had to say it twice! blush

llareggub Fri 01-Oct-10 17:50:31

That's what I want to know, whoamireally?

Whoamireally Fri 01-Oct-10 17:50:02

THANK YOU so much MNHQ, DH and I are SO excited to be coming to Donington!!! <monster sized grin> He spends most evenings whining about how much time I spend on MN and all of a sudden MN is the best thing in the entire world... <tut and eyerolling emoticon>

Do we have to wear badges on the day with our MN names? shock e.g. Whoamireally and Mr Whoamireally? grin

Will 'officially' RSVP [grin}

Whoamireally Fri 01-Oct-10 17:47:52

THANK YOU so much MNHQ, DH and I are SO excited to be coming to Donington!!! <monster sized grin> He spends most evenings whining about how much time I spend on MN and all of a sudden MN is the best thing in the entire world... <tut and eyerolling emoticon>

Do we have to wear badges on the day with our MN names? shock e.g. Whoamireally and Mr Whoamireally? grin

BonzoDooDah Fri 01-Oct-10 16:17:44

woo hoo - see you all there!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 01-Oct-10 14:48:36

don't forget to rsvp!

bottersnike Fri 01-Oct-10 12:57:45

Hurray!! Thank you thank you!!

CMOTdibbler Fri 01-Oct-10 11:49:06

Yep, I'll be the one with one not working hand

PosieParker Fri 01-Oct-10 11:13:04

OMG Thank you so much Mumsnet, it has made my year!!!!

llareggub Fri 01-Oct-10 10:49:50

Shall I call you CMOT on the day?

CMOTdibbler Fri 01-Oct-10 10:48:20

Me too !

llareggub Fri 01-Oct-10 10:44:26

Thank you! We've just had ours and we (especially DH) a very excited. We've sorted babysitters so are looking forward to this.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 01-Oct-10 09:48:54

Emails have just gone out - do check spam/ junk folders smile

PosieParker Tue 28-Sep-10 16:16:11

May start my own 'you're too late' thread!!wink

My father had an RS cosworth Escort!!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 22-Sep-10 14:21:33

Hi, no not chosen yet - have til 1 Oct to apply grin

bren66 Wed 22-Sep-10 11:47:08

Fingers crossed!!!

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