Friday, 13 July 2012

Driving Day out at Dunsford

Last year for my son's birthday I gave him a voucher for a driving day - he drives a 911 and was thinking of changing it so I thought it'd be a good way of letting him try out some options. Finally we got round to going, so today we both took a day off work and drove down to Dunsford in Surrey, the old aerodrome where they film the 'Top Gear' t.v. motoring show. There was a nice selection of cars there, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche, Nissan GTR. His first drive was in a Ferrari, he came in after four laps and said it was OK. He then did four laps in a Lamborghini, and came in with a smile on his face. The laps in the Porsche were a bit of a waste as he has one, but it gave him a chance to put his foot down as he was familiar with the way it drove. The final laps in the Aston were his favourite, he said it was the best of the bunch.

In between driving we sat around eating burgers and drinking tea; it was all quite well organised. While I was waiting for him I thought I'd have a go, although not pre-booked they let you pay for a drive, so I went out for 3 laps (twice) in the Lamborghini Balboni#. The guy said it was £175k# and 570bhp#, it felt and looked like it. I loved it! End of the day and we headed home, it hadn't rained all day - Junior was off to look for an Aston Martin on the internet, I fell asleep in front of the t.v.

### I might have got the name, cost and power slightly wrong. Old age.


  1. That looks like a great way to spend the day. And no rain!

    Glad that you got to take the Lamborghini around the track a few times too.

  2. Trobairitz - when else was I going to get to drive a £175k car? It had to be done.

  3. El D

    You mean Dunsfold Aerodrome near Cranleigh? The place was built by Canadians during WW2, used by BAE as a factory for Harriers and my daughter's old school had speech days there!

  4. Ah yes - well I said I wasn't too good at remebering names - Dunsfold it was!