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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.

Stretch Thu 16-Sep-10 22:16:55

Ann how does it work if I don't drive, but DH does? Can I not enter? Does the driver have to be a MNer?

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 17-Sep-10 09:54:18

I would LOVE to come to this. However I have only been driving 2 years. Buggeration.

What BRILLIANT thing to plan MNHQ.

Hope those who are lucky enough to go envy have a great day.

parkj83 Fri 17-Sep-10 10:02:42

Sod the miles away - it'd be a day out, without the kids! lol

I'm a bit of a petrolhead, I'm afraid! blush

sitdownpleasegeorge Fri 17-Sep-10 10:05:05

I only have an old style (green paper)licence which is just one part, would I be eligible ?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 17-Sep-10 10:12:17

sitdownpleasegeorge - that's fine

sherby + becauseimworth it + fimbo - I am asking Ford

Fimbo Fri 17-Sep-10 11:03:03

Thank you Ann

SNOWBall4girlz Fri 17-Sep-10 11:35:57

would love this have entered
good luck everybody

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 17-Sep-10 14:20:25

Fimbo - Ford say to fill in the form and make it clear in the notes you're applying for him - it may be he is on a reserve list as ideally they'd like MNers to attend

Becauseimworthit - yes - please add TBC and if you're invited we'd ask you then for that info (if anyone, not all are bringing someone!)

sherby - again do fill in the form and add the detail that you are a non driver in the box

So if in doubt, please do add your details if you or your DH would like to attend and put a note in the box under "Q13. Please tell us why you would like to attend this event?" with any other things we should know and you will be considered.

Fimbo Fri 17-Sep-10 14:31:21

Ok, thanks Ann

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 17-Sep-10 21:15:43


(Now assume I will be picked, of course?)

PerArduaAdNauseum Fri 17-Sep-10 22:03:31

Ford? Meh.

Frizbe Fri 17-Sep-10 22:23:42

grin lemme at it!

bottersnike Sat 18-Sep-10 08:35:39

Me me me please!
Entered my & DH's details.

Flighttattendant Sat 18-Sep-10 17:43:17

Thankyou but if you could consider getting us a MN exclusive Ducati track day I will be up for it. Four wheels=boring grin

Flighttattendant Sat 18-Sep-10 17:44:58

actually it does sound really really good...I'm just jealous as there's no way I can get there! Have fun girls smile

foofi Sun 19-Sep-10 11:26:35

If was at Brands Hatch and involved nicer cars I'd be up for it grin

Malificence Sun 19-Sep-10 21:47:35

I'm well up for it, "nicer cars?" hmm do me a favour - you get to go in a Focus RS, if that isn't a nice car to you, you're obviously not a car fan. If it's asbo orange , so much the better!grin

I've never won anything in my life [hopeful]. smile

PosieParker Tue 21-Sep-10 13:51:31

Has this been chosen yet?

[desperate emoticon]

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

Fingers crossed!!!

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

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

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) Fri 01-Oct-10 09:48:54

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

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.

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

Me too !

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

Shall I call you CMOT on the day?

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