Back before last Christmas I had the usual problem of not knowing what to buy Mr C as a festive gift. Whenever I ask him for ideas for gifts he always comes out with the same answer – "A Porsche please!" Faced with this usual dilemma I went to google for some ideas. One thing that jumped out at me as a possibility was a driving experience and I was lucky enough to find a special offer with Drivers' Dream Days for a Porsche vs Ferrari Experience.
Today Mr C and I headed up to Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground near Lutterworth in Leicestershire for him to take up his experience. Despite the rain of the last few weeks the weather was good for us (good enough for a touch of sunburn even!) and Mr C got to do his laps in dry conditions. With his "I am the Stig" T-shirt he was ready for the day which started with a couple of demo laps being driven around the track by an instructor.
No long after this Mr C got to drive himself, first of all in a Porsche 911.
After three laps in this he got a go in a Ferrari 360 Spider.
His opinion at the end of it all was that it was a fantastic day and if he "had" to buy one then it'd be the Porsche as it would be "less scary on real roads"!
It was certainly impressive seeing so many super cars in one place – even if some of them were in hideous colours!
One of the strangest sights of the day was this Boeing 747 in an Asda livery.
It made me think that their shopping home delivery service may be more exciting than I'd realised!