When the team at buyagift.co.uk asked dadzclub to try out one of their driving gift experiences first hand, we jumped at the chance. Ok, this is not necessarily a gift for the kids – but dads, if you ever fancy treating yourself or helping out others with gift ideas for you then this is definitely one to put in the mix.
Our day started at Silverstone at 830am where our Caterham instructors led by the very enigmatic and jolly Suds welcomed us! To see how experienced these guys really are check out this YouTube video we found of them:
After a short briefing we were straight into the lightweight Caterham Supersport 7’s in no time and pulling our first attempts at drifting through a “simple” initial course layout.
It has to be said that from the word ‘Go’ this was one of the most exhilarating experiences (not just driving) you could have the pleasure of taking part in. Even if you didn’t get it first, second or even third time – the instructors were always eager to help you and ensure you got the maximum enjoyment out of the day.
The second course layout was slightly trickier but by this time we were all starting to get the hang of it, or at least improving! A really nice lunch is provided by the team, following which, the third and final layout put our new found skills to the test.
The day was rounded off with a little competitive action as we battled (tongue in cheek) for ‘drifter of the day’. We won’t add how that ended up , needless to say we weren’t on the podium. Maybe next time!
This is definitely one experience we highly recommend. It’s a great day out and would be fantastic on your own, or as a group event. With June 17th around the corner well worth taking a look at this one as a potential fathers day gift.
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