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Our Fab Day Out at Donington Park

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Find out how we got on at Donington Park Race Track - an event organised by Ford for Mumsnet. Would Helen have to watch Jo from the sidelines, after forgotting her paper part driving licence (albeit in lovely new trousers bought especially for the day) - or did she get partake in burning rubber?

Why is it, that what to wear on a Day Out at Donington Race Track becomes more important than whether you have the correct documentation needed to partake in such an event?

Luckily my dawning realisation - travelling through the Peak District without both parts of my driving licence - that all the weeks of merticulous wardrobe planning might have fallen at the first huddle! How "sick as a parrot" would I have been watching Jo swerving through the cones at red hot speeds. 

Luckily I was saved by DH faxing it through so that I could fully enjoy the days events. 

4x4 off roading

Test driving the the S-Max and the 4x4 Kuga out on the roads with a heavy police presence started off our exciting day followed by an informed presentation on the new safety features that come as standard on Ford models.

After a pit stop the fun really kicked in with  both of us getting behind the wheel of a Ranger off roader - followed by testing the effectiveness of the anti braking systems on a Kuga whilst travelling at speed, negotiating obstacles on the track. And finishing on a high with a v speedy lap in a Focus RS.  No not us driving unfortunately (although I am sure I could of shown him a thing or two!) but a professional racing instructor showed us how it is done properly - white knuckles are unavoidable. 

Who can stop the ridiculous situation of having a two part driving licence? If anyone knows who I can address a rant to please let me know! Cheers

And cheers Mumsnet and Ford - fab cars, fab people and fab day!

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