It started with a fairly simple idea. Take five classic cars, find 10 classic car enthusiasts, point them in the direction of some superb driving roads and bob’s your uncle. Such is the simple premise behind our increasingly popular driving days, which we will be running from May to October during 2015. Every customer gets the chance to drive 5 different classic cars over a 100-150 mile route. Lunch, fuel, insurance and Great Escape Cars support cars and crew are all included in the £199 price (passengers can come along for £99).
We cut our teeth with this format running events for corporate clients, ranging from 5 people to over 100. Until we launched the driving days in 2011 the closest you could get to driving a choice of classic or super cars in one day was to head for a windy airfield and stand in line waiting your turn. For the same price Great Escape Cars gives you an eight hour day in five classic cars.
Our rallies began as days out for chaps arriving on their own but increasingly we are catering to couples, ‘lads and dads’ and mates enjoying a good day out and a chance to catch up.
For 2015 we have increased the number and variety of rallies we run with new routes and new concepts – we now have a Welsh Triangle route (specially designed for enthusiastic drivers) and a Forest of Dean circuit. We’ve also revamped our longstanding Cotswolds Tour to take in a new route around the region. Two new themed rallies have also joined the schedule – a Jaguar Driving Day for fans of big Coventry cats and a classic sports car day that brings together some of our favourite drivers’ cars.
Each driving day is based on a fully inclusive price for a driver (£199) or passenger (£99). Fuel, insurance, touring route and lunch are all included – we also provide a light breakfast on arrival. The format is fairly simple – we organise the route into stages and drivers switch cars at each stage. If you are attending as a couple then of course you stay together throughout. At the end of the day we allow some free time to take out any car you want to spend more time in.
Places on each rally are strictly limited to a maximum of 20 people. Our website at http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk has more details on each rally and lists the 5 cars that will definitely appear. Rally places for drivers and passengers can be bought online or call the office on 01527 893733. You can book a particularly rally or buy a voucher valid for any of them. To find out more call 01527 893733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.