A lovely Experience located handily in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
The Mini Cooper is an icon of British culture, made popular by sixties popstars and the famous car chase in 1969 cult classic,The Italian Job. Despite its size, the classic car proves itself in speed and agility, receiving legendary status when 91bhp Cooper Works cars won the Monte Carlo Rally for four consecutive years. This classic driving experience offers participants the opportunity to sample the Mini Cooper S first hand, starting with a briefing on track driving and etiquette. Get a feel for basic racing lines with demo laps in one of the track-prepared sports cars (Evo X, Impreza STi or BMW M3), before enjoying a high speed passenger lap. Then hop behind the wheel of the Mini Cooper S for ten laps of thrilling driving.
Several weekdays per month throughout the year. Saturday mornings are available for an additional £39 when booking.
Driving may be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. snow, ice, heavy rain or high winds) which would make driving at speed dangerous. Please call the venue if in any doubt.
Lasts around an hour and a half including a briefing, three demo laps, a high-speed passenger lap and ten laps driving the Mini Cooper S.
Briefings are held in groups. The driving time is held on a one-to-one basis with a qualified instructor. There may be other cars on the track at the same time.
Spectators are welcome and there are cafe facilities on-site. Please note that animals are not allowed at the circuit, with the exception of guide dogs.
Dress comfortably and wear trainers or flat-soled shoes. A helmet is provided.
Minimum age is 17. Maximum age is 75. Minimum height is 5′, maximum is 6’4. Maximum weight is 20 stone. To guarantee participation, a full manual driving licence must be produced on the day.
The circuit is one kilometre long. When booking expect to be offered the choice of buying a collision damage waiver at £20 to £40 additional charge. Please note there is no obligation to purchase this optional waiver.