Choosing a Classic Car Day Experience
Just about everyone, young or old, male or female, has a favourite classic car, whether it's truly classic - in the sense that it's over, say, 15 years old - or a modern classic to which they have become attached for one reason or another. A classic car day experience can therefore be an ideal present or surprise for anyone celebrating a birthday, a wedding anniversary or any other special occasion.
Classic Car Days
Classic car days are available in a number of different flavours, aech of which is specially designed to appeal to certain types of drivers and passengers. if you think that your partner, friend or relative would appreciate being whisked away for a romantic day in the countryside, perhaps in the Cotswolds or just for an evening out somewhere special, you may like to choose an iconic British car from the 1950s or 1970s like a Jaguar or a Morris. If you think that something with a little more 'oomph' is in order you may like to choose a Jensen Interceptor - a 2 door sports coupe which nevertheless seats 4 people quite comfortably.
If speed is truly what you need and you still want to drive on public roads, you may like to consider a classic sports car driving day. These days typically involve a fully day of driving up to 5 different sports cars and are often team events and so suitable for individuals, couples or groups. The driving element is sometimes accompanied by a treasure hunt, and a traditional pub lunch, which makes for a truly sociable day out.
For the true boy or girl racer of any age classic car racing days are available at many racing circuits up and down the counry - Goodwood, Mallory Park and Stafford, to name a few. The climax of many of these racing days is a high speed, flat out passenger ride with an experience professional instructor. Racing days of this type are popular as, for example as birthday gifts.
Comfort & Safety
Driving a car can be a dangerous and potentially lethal activity so please don't think that possession of a classic car gives you carte blanche to go racing off into the countryside. Age and insurance restrictions usually apply and you will normally have to have held a full driving licence for at least 2 years. All specialised equipment, for example racing helmets equipped with an intercom, is supplied as necessary and safety instructors are on hand to make sure that your day is safe as well as fun. Do try to dress for the weather, though, as you are likely to find yourself outdoors at least some of the time.