Single Seaters – Wiltshire

Single Seaters – Wiltshire

Drive a single seat racing car at Castle Combe! At 1.8 miles long this historic circuit in Wiltshire is one of the longest in the country and boasts some of the UK’s most challenging corners for racing cars.  Set amongst beautiful rolling Cotswold countryside this race circuit offers a fantastic place to get a taste of single seater driving in full race conditions.

Sessions begin with a detailed briefing which covers all the aspects of safety and explains the secrets of racing lines turn in points and apexes. Then it’s time for some practical tuition in the school’s fleet of Ford Fiestas equipped with the race proven Zetec engine. Three laps are instructor driven demo laps and you are driving for three laps so you really get a feel for this Castle Combe circuit. Then you move on to the big one – the single seater racing car! Nationwide racing car experiences are available. 

Crash helmet on full harness seat belts tightened and the engine is fired up. Edge out onto the circuit and then it’s up to you. Six laps later and your dream really has become a reality! Then it’s back into the briefing area for your certificate presentation and to pick up your driving assessment sheet. A wonderful way to round off your drive in a single seat racing car at Castle Combe.

 

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Extreme Dodgems – Birmingham

Extreme Dodgems – Birmingham

This is your chance to go wheel-to-wheel extreme dodgem racing on the oval circuit in Birmingham in professionally prepared 1200cc saloon stock cars. With real life commentators race marshals pace cars and trophies for the winners it really is grown up dodgem cars!

You will receive professional driving and safety tuition (as well as a few Dick Dastardly style racing tips) from the resident racing drivers and officials. Once you have been issued with overalls and a safety helmet you will be introduced to the cars. They’re equipped with a strengthening roll cage and steel bumpers all round allowing you to race safely whilst taking the odd knock.

A three lap driving practice session will enable you to test the handling and grip levels of the car as you drive round the 400 metre asphalt oval. Then it’s time to test your skill and nerve as you take part in the first of two point scoring heats each lasting eight laps. Up to ten cars will race at once with each driver battling to get to the front of the pack and take the chequered flag using fair means or foul.

Based on the points you score in the heats the steward of the course will then place you into a Feature Final where you will pit your skills against drivers of a similar ability in an electrifying eight lap final challenge to determine the trophy winners.

All drivers taking part in these thrilling extreme dodgem races in Birmingham receive a personalised souvenir programme as a memento of their day but will you be good enough to take home a winners trophy?

If you like the excitement of oval racing but want something more unusual check out our Auto Circus and see something really unique. Please check out our main racing car page for alternative ideas on racing car gift experiences.

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Single Seaters – Leicestershire

Single Seaters – Leicestershire

Nothing beats driving solo around a track and on this single seater driving experience you’ll be doing just that around a challenging purpose-built circuit in Leicestershire countryside. So pop your racing helmet on get ready on the start grid and follow those chequered flag dreams!

The day you get to drive a single seater starts with familiarisation laps in a performance training car to give you valuable experience of the track so you can drive every corner and curve of the route. Your instructor sitting in the front passenger seat will explain the best way of making smooth rapid progress around the track in readiness for your main ‘single-handed’ event.  

You then advance into the world of single seaters finding yourself strapped into the stripped out cockpit of a legendary race tuned 1800cc Formula Ford.  These open wheeled racers weigh next to nothing and have handling that’s way beyond what you’ll have ever experienced before.  All current Formula One drivers started their careers going head to head in cars just like this – now it’s your turn.

As you head out onto the track you’ll have to adjust pretty quickly to the fact that it’s just you and the single seater out there – there’s no room for co-pilots or passengers in these single seater machines. You probably won’t remember much from your familiarisation laps as you’re bound to be concentrating hard on just keeping a controlled lid on all that amazing power under foot but soon you’ll get into the rhythm of it all hopefully getting faster and smoother on each lap.

At the end of your single seater driving experience you will be presented with an individual driving assessment and personalised certificate. If you’re looking for an unusual and memorable gift idea then one of our racing gift vouchers may fit the bill nicely. Please view our main page for the full range of racing car gifts using an IntotheBlue voucher or if you are looking for a present for a husband dad son or men in general then our gifts for men section has a great selection of ideas that will be sure to fit the bill..   

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F1 Pitstop Experience

F1 Pitstop Experience

Are you up for a pitstop challenge? These F1 pitstop experiences give you that classic pitstop challenge against the clock with some brilliant add-on activities to create a fantastic motorsports-themed experience that’ll test your brain cells your driving and construction skills!

These experiences all based around F1 motorsport and the pit-lane are perfect for groups of friends colleagues or family. You can buy vouchers for 2 to 24 people and they’re hosted and run by a specialist motorsports event company so you’re in the hands of the experts.

You’re sure to have seen the pit-lane teams at work during Formula One races. Poised and ready in position it’s perfectly choreographed and has been practiced over and over and over again to get the time right down. After all in F1 every millisecond counts and a sloppy pit-stop could lose you the race. Now this is your chance to work together to get that wheel changed in quick flash time on your F1 pitstop challenge.

And to make it authentic you will be changing the wheel of a genuine ex-race F1 car. All the top racing teams have what they call pitstop practice cars and they do exactly what it says: they’re used to perfect pitstops. Will your team keep its nerve during the F1 pitstop challenge?

Then there are the add-on activities namely the F1 simulator and the kart build challenge. Those on the Plus experience will do the pitstop challenge and either the simulator or the kart build. The Ultimate experience gives you all three challenges wrapped into one fab experience.

The F1 simulator is professional grade. Any UK or international circuit can be loaded onto this high-tech F1 simulator and with 4k graphics full-force feedback steering wheel and full sound you’ll feel totally immersed in the racing action.

And what’s kart building all about? Well forget flat-packed furniture from a certain Swedish shop this challenge will see you trying to put together 44 components to make a proper working mini kart. Oh and there are no instructions…

Pitstop Challenge Pitstop Challenge Plus or Ultimate whichever F1-themed experience you choose it’s going to be fun competitive and memorable. Buy vouchers for up to 24 participants direct online now.

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Porsche Boxster S Racing Experience

Porsche Boxster S Racing Experience

Discover this Martini-styled pocket rocket on this Porsche Boxster race car experience! The Boxster is the brilliant little rear-wheel drive convertible from Porsche that packs a serious punch out on the race track. It’s a two-door two-seater convertible Porsche with that legendary flat 6 engine all finished off with classic Martini racing stripes…what more could you ask for?

Yep this Porsche harks back to the halcyon days of Porsche racing in the iconic Martini colours. The cars were always sparkling white with those distinctive blue back and red stripes sweeping sportily over the bonnet. It has been said that the two icons of Porsche and Martini combined to make on great partnership. And winning the Le Mans three times and endless other races too we think they might be right.

The Boxster is the most compact of the Porsches. On the motorway you might feel a bit sandwiched in between all the big lorries and bulky SUVs. But put the Boxster on the circuit and this Porsche becomes a true race car especially when it’s a Boxster S like the one you’ll be driving!

This racing prowess comes partly because the Boxster is rear wheel drive. And unlike other RWD cars that are usually big heavy saloons the Porsche is incredibly nimble. It also has superbly thought out weight distribution. Add to this the 3.4l boxer engine and 306bhp and you’ve got yourself a hugely fun car all wrapped up in cool Martini Racing decals.

F1 Le Mans touring car rallying and even power boating in the heyday of Martini Racing the brand had it all. This Porsche Boxster race car marks those legendary days of motor racing proudly sporting those iconic Martini colours. If your track day happens to be a good weather day you can have the extra fun factor of racing around the track with the top down. How cool is that? 

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