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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.

LynetteScavo Sun 10-Oct-10 12:26:18

Will we get to wear helmets?

Gum shield, tick. grin

Denim, tick.

Penny Mallory's confidence, opps,

Be nice to me when I turn up, I'm actually quite shy and nervous! And talk a lot of gibberish when shy and nervous.

NoahAndTheWhale Sun 10-Oct-10 17:56:32

Am also shy, nervous and will talk a lot of gibberish grin

NoahAndTheWhale Sun 10-Oct-10 17:57:17

And will probably stall any car I testdrive blush

PosieParker Sun 10-Oct-10 19:46:52

I will not be disclosing who I am, I might be nice in RL!!!

swissmiss Mon 11-Oct-10 10:43:36

Lol @ Posie - you prob don't remember but I'm sure I've met you. Won't out you, don't worry wink

Think I'll got for jeans, converse boots, comfy top and warm jacket, esp. if this wind keeps up. For some reason I can see us being stuck outside for lengths of time, dunno why! Mustn't forget make-up

swissmiss Mon 11-Oct-10 10:47:54

damn just given myself away with that link! unless anyone else has that same jacket and will be wearing it.

I could otherwise wear an Edelweiss print silk scarf in tribute to my MN name but it's really not my style, not that i have any blush.

rubyrubyruby Mon 11-Oct-10 11:27:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Oct-10 11:31:37

rubyrubyruby....yes - we have spaces.... fill in your details here and I will drop you an email pronto!!

rubyrubyruby Mon 11-Oct-10 11:41:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

fishewen Fri 15-Oct-10 20:03:16

Came to the race day and had a fabulous time! Thanks Mumsnet and Ford - was worth the 2 1/2 hour drive to get there. WAnt a Focus RS now!!!!!

madasabat Fri 15-Oct-10 21:50:45

Thanks to all who organised the Ford day at Donington & what a fabulous day out for us aspiring stiglets! Beats a spa trip easily as no bacon butties for breakie there....can we do Brands Hatch next time in the really fast cars?

all4u Sat 16-Oct-10 10:47:47

Gr8 day! Ford have certainly come a long way since the Escort and Capri days and their 'tinny' reputation. Their cars as substantial and clunky as all the rest nowadays. Loved the female drivers who whizzed us round the track and the device which parallel parks for you was mind-blowing! Good techno solution to the car seat - though I am past that now.
Got lost on the way home though (no sat nav)and house not cleaned for the weekend so big let-down this morning. Still it's Strictly tonite...

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