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Ultimate American Truck Driving Experience

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Rated Based On 6 Reviews

  • Limited dates at selected venues in the UK
  • Drive an all-American Big Rig truck
  • Genuine Kenworth & Peterbilt series trucks
  • A total of 10 or 20-minutes driving time for you


 

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
  • Collision damage waiver (CDW) is included in this experience and there is no additional charge payable
  • Allow either a morning or an afternoon on site for this experience
Truck Driving Taster
  • 10 minute truck driving session
  • Drive the truck around the circuit
1:1 Truck Driving Experience
  • 20 minute truck driving session
  • Drive the truck around the circuit and try your hand at basic manoeuvres

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 a selection of venues around the country.

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 your chosen drive time on the track with you at the wheel. If you opt for the 20-minute experience, you get time to attempt some of those classic trucker manoeuvres.

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
  • More dates and venues will be regularly added

Current Scheduled 2024 Dates: (more dates due to be added shortly)

  • Lincolnshire:  19th & 20th October
  • Ardingley:  12th & 13th October
  • Kelso:  28th & 29th September
  • Northampton:  8th & 9th November 
  • Knutsford:  5th & 6th October
  • Middlesborough:  30th September 
  • Carver Barracks  14th & 15th September
  • Suffolk:  2nd, 3rd and 4th August - Taster Only
  • Sussex:  12th and 13th October

Location

  • Essex  Carver Barracks
  • Cheshire  Knutsford
  • Middlesbrough  Teesside Autodrome
  • Northern Ireland  
  • Somerset
  • Wales  Pembrey Circuit
  • Knutsford  Cheshire Showground
  • Northamptonshire  Santa Pod
  • Sussex  Ardingley
  • Scotland  Kelso
  • Lincolnshire  Lincoln showground
  • Suffolk  Ipswich 

Venues are subject to change

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

  • 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
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Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 4.3
Total Reviews: 6

Find out what other customers think of the experience

 

Reviews

  based on 6 reviews

Rating: 4 stars
Lou Rosenthal
3 Months ago
Great fun . Could've been longer . The instructor was good. Wouldn't have minded a bit more time ge...
Rating: 5 stars
Viv Bird
8 Months ago
Brilliant experience! Lovely people and very professional
Rating: 5 stars
Sarah Donbavand
10 Months ago

Absolutely amazing experience really enjoyed it

Rating: 4 stars
mmm
Very nice staff and super nice trucks, I only wished it could last a bit more
Rating: 4 stars
Alison Bell
Great experience. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Rating: 4 stars
Boothy
Nice crew,made to feel welcome.