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URGENT: Places still available for MN-Ford Drive Day at Donington - Friday 15 October

(62 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Oct-10 10:17:01

We have some places available at the unforgettable Ford test drive day at Donington - are you able to come? If you are interested please check out the details below then email with your details and we'll send you an invite. We need to have names and numbers confirmed by Monday so please do email now to secure your place. First come first served.

If you've been invited and are yet to respond please email your response NOW so we don't give your place to someone else smile

You are welcome to bring a friend/ partner/ MIL/ DH/ etc.

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.

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

What next?

Please email with your details and someone will get back to you.

LadyBlaBlah Thu 07-Oct-10 09:27:20

I feel sorry for this thread

LoveBeingInvitedToTheVIPSale Thu 07-Oct-10 11:19:41

pmsl @ ladyblablah

BadgersArse Thu 07-Oct-10 11:21:26

i think the reason no one is signing up is because its a friday

we are at WORK!

OracleInaCoracle Thu 07-Oct-10 12:49:40

we dont drive.

solo Thu 07-Oct-10 15:05:29

Awww! I wish! but I can't afford the travel there and back. <sulks>
I'd even let Dd throw a sicky from nursery to stay at Grandma's! <sulks some more!>

LadyBiscuit Thu 07-Oct-10 15:28:08

I would love to come but there is no way I can be there for 9.30am

YouMightKnowMe Thu 07-Oct-10 18:07:15

Wouldn't be able to do the school run....but a seriously tempted....something in teh East Mids for a change

YouMightKnowMe Thu 07-Oct-10 18:08:13

DP would love to do it open for partners?

WilfShelf Thu 07-Oct-10 18:32:15

I can't though would love to because AT WORK. MrWilf might be able to take a day off perhaps but would he have to, um, borrow a lookeylikey and pretend it is me?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Oct-10 18:39:55

The latest info I have is that registration starts from 9.30 (breakfast) and that the activities start promptly at 10.15. The event should be all done by 3.15pm.
If you're interested in coming along do get in touch (or fill in the form here and I'll email you back. Thanks

LadyBiscuit Thu 07-Oct-10 20:11:33

Ooh according to the AA it's going to take me 2hrs and 8 mins to get there. If I drop DS at 8am sharp it's feasible ...

Knickers0nMyHead Thu 07-Oct-10 21:23:10

Oh I would love to do this, Id even take the day off college...but...........I am 23 and passed my test 3 weeks ago.


LilRedWG Thu 07-Oct-10 21:26:41

If it's open to partners DH would be interested.

LilRedWG Thu 07-Oct-10 21:27:45

Please. (I forgot that bit).

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Oct-10 22:00:59

I'm checking re partners for you guys....

LilRedWG Thu 07-Oct-10 22:07:47

Lovely - thanks Ann. I'll keep an eye on the thread.

TennisFan Fri 08-Oct-10 09:30:59

Who would want to go to a track day, and then have to drive a Galaxy or a Mondeo?

I have driven a couple of track days - but in proper sports cars, and doing my own 'hot laps'

This is the reason I will not be signing up.

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 08-Oct-10 12:36:18

BTW - I have booked train tickets to Derby, if anyone wants to meet up on the train/share a taxi ride to Donington!

I'm booked on the 7.25 from London St Pancras arriving at 9.14. I am bringing a friends (also a MNetter), so pairing up with another couple of you would keep taxi costs down.

llareggub Fri 08-Oct-10 12:54:30

We're driving straight there so don't need a taxi or we would have done. I've no idea if our route takes us anywhere near the station or I'd offer a lift.

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 08-Oct-10 13:00:16

Oh no! It wasn't a shout out for a lift!

Just wondered if anyone else was going to be on the train.

Look forward to meeting you on Friday!

LynetteScavo Fri 08-Oct-10 13:02:28

Is Donnington Near Derby? confused

I know it's not far from me, anyway.

Have emailed you, AnnMumsnet. smile

Anything for a free lunch. grin

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 08-Oct-10 13:25:26

Well I hope Donington is near Derby!

YouMightKnowMe Fri 08-Oct-10 15:49:57

You would have been better off getting train to Loughborough (or maybe even Nottingham).....but Derby not a million miles either.

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 08-Oct-10 16:01:59

Well - I asked Donington Park for their advice and they said Derby or East Midlands Parkway. How many bloomin' railway stations are there?! grin

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