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Ultimate American Truck Driving Experience
Total Price £79.00

Ultimate American Truck Driving Experience

Bedford, Dorset, Leicestershire, Kent, Ipswich, Staffordshire
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    • Drive an all-American Big Rig truck
    • Genuine Kenworth & Peterbilt series trucks
    • Limited dates at selected venues in the UK
    • A total of 15 or 40-minutes driving time for you
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Price £79.00
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What's Included

• Drive a 500BHP American Big Rig Truck
• 1:1 tuition throughout from an experienced instructor
• Vehicles used are either Peterbilt or Kenworth trucks with manual gears
• Around 10 minutes familiarisation with introduction to the truck and tuition on gear change
• Instructor driven familiarisation laps lasting around 5 minutes
• Certificate of achievement
• Allow either a morning or an afternoon on site for this experience

1:1 Truck Driving Experience
• 20 minutes in the truck with approximately 15 minutes hands-on driving
• Drive the truck around the circuit
• Special £79 Offer:  Valid for use on 26th October at Stafford Driving Centre only

1:1 Extended Truck Driving Experience
• 45 minutes in the truck with approximately 40 minutes hands-on driving
• Drive the truck around the circuit and manoeuvre the truck in both forward and reverse

What Can I Expect

Get behind the wheel of ‘Big Rig’ on an American truck driving experience! Clive Shaw has been trucking in his Kenworths for years now and these showcase rigs are perennial favourites at truck fests and shows around the country. This is your chance to actually drive one!

Clive first came up with the crazy idea of importing an actual American truck from the United States in 2011. After many, many hours of work (and a lot of stainless steel polishing) Clive’s first rig, which came all the way from Tennessee, was as shiny and smooth-running as the day it first pounded those American highways.

Pretty pleased with the result and with several Best Kept Super Truck Awards on his dashboard, Clive decided to do it all over again. So Clive is the proud owner of the only pair of Kenworths with matching livery in the UK and has added to his collection with a Peterbilt and even a Kenworth previously-owned by none other than Burt Reynolds.

Now (as the famous American soft drink Christmas advert goes) they’re ‘coming to your town’, with American truck driving experiences at Henstridge Airfield in Dorset and at Donington Race Track in the East Midlands.

And yes, these trucks are most definitely the real thing. They boast 500bhp+ and have manual gears. Using the Eaton Road Ranger transmission, this means that, with lo and hi gears, you have 18 in total. Yep, you read that right...e i g h t e e n! As you might suspect, driving one of these mahoosive American big rig trucks is not like driving your average car, so each experience begins with a 10-minute in-cab briefing then 5 minutes with your host driving, so you can see how it all works.

Then it’s over to you for 15-minutes on the track with you at the wheel. If you opt for the extended experience, you get another 15-minutes attempting some of those classic trucker manoeuvres like reversing into a bay.

Whether you’ve always wanted your 10:4 Smokey and the Bandit moment, or just love that classic snowy winter scene with the brightly lit Kenworth delivering truck loads of festive cheer, we think you will relish the chance to have a go at an American truck driving experience. Dates are limited, so don’t hang around!

Availability

• Dates are subject to availability and weather conditions
• Due to the popularity of this experience, please book early to avoid disappointment
• Special £79 Offer:  Valid for use on 26th October at Stafford Driving Centre only

Current 2019 scheduled dates
• 26th October - Stafford Driving Centre, Staffordshire

2020 Dates
• To be confirmed

Suitable For

• Minimum age 17
• Participants must hold a full, valid driving licence
• Minimum height 5ft
• Maximum height 6ft 6ins
• Maximum weight 19 stone
• Drivers must be able bodied and any medical conditions that may affect driving ability must be disclosed at the time of booking

Spectators

• Spectators are welcome to come and watch at all venues for no additional charge
• Disabled access may vary depending on location
• Children must be supervised at all times
• Pets are not permitted at any circuit
• Toilets, viewing areas and refreshments are available at all venues

Anything Else I Need To Know?

• Specific vehicle availability may be subject to change due to mechanical or operational factors
• In cases of extreme weather i.e snow, fog or ice experiences may be re-scheduled for safety reasons
• Comfortable shoes with thin soles are recommended

Location

• Brands Hatch, Kent
• Henstridge Airfield, Dorset
• Donington Park, Leicestershire
• Bedford Aerodrome, Bedford
• Stafford Driving Centre, Staffordshire
• Trinity Park, Ipswich

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    Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
    Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
    Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
    Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
    European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
    Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
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    All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

    * 93% delivered next working day

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Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
Evoucher Instantaneous Free

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

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