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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.

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...

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?

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!!!!!

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

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 11:27:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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.

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

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

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

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

And will probably stall any car I testdrive blush

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

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

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.

LynetteScavo Sun 10-Oct-10 12:23:41

Oh god, I just googled her. She looks scary.

DH seems to think she's ace, though. hmm

hobbgoblin Sun 10-Oct-10 12:22:23

My best accessory may prove to be a gumshield so that the in car cam makes it seem as though I am saying "duck" and "fit".

DP disappointed that hot lap is as a passenger.

hobbgoblin Sun 10-Oct-10 12:19:43

Well that would appear to mean denim and leather and possibly tassles or fringing judging by her taste...hmm

LynetteScavo Sun 10-Oct-10 12:16:50

DH says if you want to know what to wear, google Penny Mallory, as she has the definitive answer, apparently.

LynetteScavo Sun 10-Oct-10 12:15:42

DS1 (who is 11) reliably tells me they are going to put a camera in the car, and my spots and nose are gong to look huge.

Just for the record I don't have any spots.

llareggub Sun 10-Oct-10 12:13:58


I didn't know there was going to be filming.

<Joins clothing debate>

hobbgoblin Sun 10-Oct-10 11:51:22

I love that you are all having the same style and beauty dilemma as me. I am too fat for my skinnies. S'alright for school run but not filming!

pinkem Sun 10-Oct-10 11:43:32

I'm coming too grin don't have a clue what to wear and I will start the hunt for the paper part of my licence this afternoon!

NoahAndTheWhale Sat 09-Oct-10 23:13:05

I am coming Have no idea what I am going to wear.

Have organised DH to do school runs. Am hoping he and the children have fun

Danthe4th Sat 09-Oct-10 22:18:40

7o miles/ 1 1/2 hrs according to google, i've got a random day off work, thinking about coming if i can rope a friend in as well.

LadyBiscuit Fri 08-Oct-10 21:51:14

I'm going with the former I think LS. My Converse are way more comfy that my boots. But then the wide jeans aren't as good as the skinnies. But my skinnies are getting a bit too snug as I have been greedy paying less attention to what I eat. Aaargh <head explodes>

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 08-Oct-10 21:39:19

Now you're confusing me with someone who knows what they're talking about grin

Where's Cod when you need her?!

LynetteScavo Fri 08-Oct-10 21:31:27

Do you think converse with wide boyfriend jeans, or flat knee high boots with skinny jeans?

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