Skip to main content

Classic Mini Cooper S Driving Experience

Nationwide Locations   

• Classic Mini Cooper S drives at tracks nationwide
• This is a genuine 1970 Mk III Cooper S
• Enjoy retro charm of the Italian job-style mini
• You'll drive this classic for 3 or 6 miles

What's Included

• Experience driving the rare 1970 Mk III Cooper S
• Welcome and registration
• Classroom style safety briefing
• 3 or 6 miles driving the Mini Cooper S
• A certificate on completion

What Can I Expect

Drive a Mini Cooper! And no we're not talking about one of those new-fangled BMW-built Minis, we're talking an iconic, original Mini Cooper S. This is the miniature driving experience that is sure to put a big smile on your face.

The Mini revolutionised modern car design when it was unleashed into the world in 1959. Designed by an inspired Alec Issigonis, his remit was to come up with a small town roundabout that was economical on fuel and space efficient too. Initially produced as the Morris Mini Minor and the Austin Seven, the car was soon known as the Austin Mini and then simply the Mini. But how did the classic sporty Cooper version that you'll be driving come about?

Well, Issigonis wasn't convinced about a sports version of the Mini at first. His good friend and motorsport company owner John Cooper eventually managed to persuade him and they worked together to create the Mini Cooper and subsequently the even more powerful 'S' variants.

The Mk 1 Cooper first screeched onto the scene in 1961 and was an instant success. It proved to be a formidable competitor on the race track, even winning the Monte Carlo Rally three times, so no wonder Charlie Croker and his gang chose them as their Italian Job getaway cars.

You will love driving this original Mini Cooper. It's old school cool with bags of that retro charm everyone who is lucky enough to drive one adores. They handle surprisingly well on the fast tarmac, as you'll find out for yourself because you have three or six miles to relish in this lovely car.

So if you're looking for a unique gift for that discerning someone who knows their cars, booking a drive in a Mini Cooper is sure to be a winner. These gutsy little cars are utterly compelling to drive, giving the new sports cars with all their fancy gadgetry a run for their money.

And whilst you're on your Mini Cooper drive, take a moment to reflect on the fact that this wonderful British invention has inspired almost every front wheel drive small car ever since!


• Events run on selected Fridays and Saturdays between March and November
• Choose from a Friday only voucher or to include Saturdays opt for the anytime voucher


  • Crawley  Haywards Heath
  • Hampshire   Farnborough Circuit (limited dates)
  • Ipswich   Wattisham Airfield
  • Lincolnshire  Blyton Park
  • Northampton  Sywell Aerodrome
  • Norwich  Tibenham Circuit
  • Oxfordshire  Abingdon Airfield
  • Oxfordshire  Bicester Circuit
  • Oxfordshire  Bicester Heritage (limited dates)
  • Staffordshire  Lichfield Race Track
  • Sunderland  Warden Law Motorsports Centre
  • Warwickshire  NAEC Stoneleigh
  • Wigan  Three Sisters Circuit
  • York  Elvington
  • York  Tockwith Circuit 

Premium circuit upgrade available for a supplement (payable directly when booking)

  • Wiltshire  Castle Combe - £25 (full driving licence required)
  • Surrey  Dunsfold Airfield - £35 
  • Most venues are airfield style circuits with large run off areas
  • All locations are subject to change and are updated regularly

Suitable For

• Full UK driving licence must be shown on the day
• Minimum age 17
• Minimum height 5ft
• Maximum height 6ft 6"
• Maximum weight 18 stone


• Children, friends and family are welcome at no extra charge
• Cameras are welcome to capture a photo of the participant and car
• Facilities include a picnic area, heated hospitality suite, seated briefing area and catering facilities

Anything Else

• All drivers on the day will have the option to pay a non-refundable £25 damage waiver which will cover them against any damage that may be caused to the vehicle(s) in the event of an incident
• Drivers who do not wish to take this waiver will need to sign a disclaimer and will need to be able to cover the cost on the day for any damage to the vehicle up to a maximum amount of £5000. Credit cards will need to be provided with a £5000 limit or about for this reason. Debit cards are accepted however please be aware a pre-authorisation applies to debit cards to check funds are available


Average Rating 4
Total Reviews 2
Recommend to Friend 2
about 6 years ago
After being forgotten, it was a really good experience.
David Francis
about 6 years ago
Have been on a few driving experience days. First impressions very good, did not fail all staff very knowledgeable. Good professional set up. Definitely would go again.
Roger Coombe
mini cooper
Classic Mini Cooper S Driving Experience
Friday Cooper S Three Mile Driving Experience
Total Price£29.00
Feefo logo