It comes to all of us chaps eventually, that time of life when stuff, to be exact Christmas presents, doesn't really matter. There's nothing we want. Fortunately those around us quickly realise that the substituting Stuff with An Experience is the way to go. So they raid the outer-reaches of Red Letter Days for inspiration. If you're even vaguely interested in stuff on four wheels this invariable means A Supercar Day or A Rally Car Day.
Few men, and it is usually men in this 'what's the point of stuff?' situation I'm afraid, would pass up the opportunity to drive a Supercar or make like Makinen. To say you've piloted a Lambo is naturally cool. The trouble is that the Supercar and rally experiences never quite seem to live up to expectations. They're cheap due to the competition but you get what you pay for. Which usually seems to be 3 laps in a clapped out Lamborghini on a deserted airfield and an awful lot of hanging around.
In part this is because there are a lot of middle men involved. When you buy from an activity reseller you're paying a chunky proportion of the price just to them force privilege of selling it to you. The activity provider gets perhaps half the sale price after the retailer takes their cut. This has to pay for use of the car, instructors, insurance, use of the airfield and so on. There's not much left to give you a good time.
At Great Escape Cars we don't subscribe to that sort of 'experience'. For the same cost as a twirl round some cones in a Ferrari for 20 minutes you can get behind the wheel of 5 classic cars over an exhilarating 8 hour day. You drive on proper roads rather than an airfield and there's no nannying instructor sat beside you warning about not exceeding 3,000 rpm. Our '5 cars, 1 great day' rallies have become very popular because they seem to give customers what they really want - a really memorable experience. And proper value for money. We only sell direct so all of the price you pay goes towards the event you are attending.
We run our rallies from our three sites in Yorkshire, Devon and the Cotswolds. Each one - and there are eight to choose from in 2014 - follows a different route but they all follow the same format. Each one gives each driver the chance to drive 5 classic cars over a route of at least 100 miles. Lunch, fuel and insurance are all included. A great day out for just £199. Non-driving passengers can come along too for only £99.
Visit our website at http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk and follow the Driving Days links to find out more or call 01527 893733. Don't just take our word for it - you'll find links to plenty of honest testimonials and articles from customers on the Driving Days pages.