Yesterday saw me out of the door for a horrendously early start with my mum who blogs at Inside the Wendy House, heading off to Silverstone for a day of Caterham 7 driving with buyagift.
I have never really understood the whole 'driving cars for fun' idea. It has always been to me a necessary skill that gets you from A to B and hurts my ankles! However, upon arriving and being greeted by two Caterham drivers who provided definite eye candy, I knew this day was going to be for me! The day started at 8.30am with a briefing session before we were let loose behind the wheel to test our drifting ability.
Donning the crash helmets provided we took to the course three at a time. The lovely Caterham crew were so helpful (as well as handsome) giving us advice, feedback and the banter to spur us on.
Seeing my mum's first attempt at driving, helped me feel relaxed and raring to go! After a number of embarrassing attempts to move off and stalling, followed by 'women driver' heckles, I got going. The car accelerated with so much force my head was glued to the headrest. The speedy vehicle nipped round the track so fast that I had finished my first lap before I knew it. A bit juddery at first, I eventually got the hang of it, particularly with the helpful and strange advice to take my right shoe off, earning me the title of 'Megan, One Shoe'!
I absolutely loved it! Slipping and sliding around the course was so much fun and pumped me with masses of adrenaline. In my mind's eye I soared effortlessly around each slalom and carried out donuts with expert precision. In reality, it fell somewhat short of that, but I didn't care because it was just so damn cool. My understanding of 'driving cars for fun' has definitely changed. It was the most fun I have had in ages! By the end of the day I was figuring out what I would need to sell to get my hands on one of those bad boys! Unfortunately, unless I come into a lot of money I won't be drifting around Manchester City Centre any time soon, but it is an experience I would absolutely love to do again! The Caterham 7 was quite frankly awesome, and not bad for the first car I have ever been insured on since passing my test in April!
The day was made better by the lovely company, the hilarious banter, the eye candy and the glorious sunshine. I couldn't have asked for a better day!
For an amazing range of driving experience days, whether you fancy a Ferrari experience or if a tank is more your style, then buyagift.co.uk has a great choice on offer. Days like this would also make for fantastic fathers day gift ideas!
I must say, I am definitely a drift driving convert and I am already searching for my next thrill!
* The Caterham experience day was provided courtesy of buyagift.co.uk but all opinions are my own*
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