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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.

CMOTdibbler Thu 16-Sep-10 12:28:57

I've entered, but not sure whether they will have me and my one handed driving...

Stretch Thu 16-Sep-10 12:31:17

Shame my DH is not a MNer, he'd love this, AND we are thinking of buying a galaxy for our next car.

Will have to just read the reviews after

JuanMoreTime Thu 16-Sep-10 12:33:13

PITY its on a weekday.
am at work
yes some mums do work

LoveBeing Thu 16-Sep-10 12:42:34

Have entered as it is Dhs birthday that day grin, must look for my lience just incase.....

GypsyMoth Thu 16-Sep-10 12:57:12

entered too!

serenity Thu 16-Sep-10 13:03:24

Oh I'd love to do this, but no chance of getting up there sad

Never mind, there's been enough London based stuff that it's only fair there's some that are based elsewhere. I reserve the right to pout unattractively for a bit though.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 16-Sep-10 13:12:47

Stretch - if you can come you can bring him along - partners don't have to be MNers - sorry if it's not clear

Stretch Thu 16-Sep-10 13:14:11

Ann, I don't drive though so I imagine I wouldn't qualify?

It's 2 days before my birthday too! grin

craftynclothy Thu 16-Sep-10 13:15:12

Boo, dh & I would have loved this. It is the one day in the whole year we can't do sad cos it's the first day of his company's team-building family weekend away thingy.

PosieParker Thu 16-Sep-10 13:52:28

Bugger, I didn't add a friend, but I can go alone!! Or I'm sure my BIL would love to come!!

PosieParker Thu 16-Sep-10 13:52:55

Thanks MN!!!

ShadeofViolet Thu 16-Sep-10 13:56:26

DH would love it, but I dont drive

Its only up the road too.

meltedmarsbars Thu 16-Sep-10 14:18:35

Can I come! Can I? Can I?

Its one of the days we've got respite for dd2 and its only up the road from here!!!

Please say yes!


Fimbo Thu 16-Sep-10 14:38:48

Could my dh go on his own? I don't drive and would have child care issues but dh would love it.

Stretch Thu 16-Sep-10 15:00:44

Fimbo, that's what I would like, perhaps they can go together! grin

TrinityTheLonelyBrokenRhino Thu 16-Sep-10 16:07:00

I would LOVE to do this and my mate would too
I want to buy an smax

TrinityTheLonelyBrokenRhino Thu 16-Sep-10 16:08:32

but it miles away <sob>

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 16-Sep-10 16:54:24

I'd love to come, but if I was selected I don't know who would want to come/would be available to come. Can't we supply this information later?

ChippyMinton Thu 16-Sep-10 17:25:35

Oooh ooh ooh - pick me!

<wonders what lovely AnnMumsnet needs as a bribe>

GypsyMoth Thu 16-Sep-10 19:04:22

i'm not taking any one either,if i get picked!

can't we take other MNers who dont get picked??

morethanyoubargainfor Thu 16-Sep-10 19:33:47

well if i don't get picked i am free to go with anyone who doesn't have a partner to go with wink.

TequilaMockinBird Thu 16-Sep-10 20:32:45

Just entered, my DP would love this!

swissmiss Thu 16-Sep-10 21:44:35

now i just have to talk mil into having DD2 for the day as she only lives 10mins away from Donnington (mil that is not dd!).

DH at work so I'd welcome the company of another MN-er on the day

MrsWeasley Thu 16-Sep-10 22:15:31

Stretch I won a test drive (not a fast pace one like this)on here before and I don't drive. Just enter and list DH as the driver (if it asks you).

The ford people really do look after you well! grin

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