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 Post subject: Do you reckon...
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:42 pm 
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... as guest of Aston Martin at Milbrook with the full range of their cars to drive under professional tutorage is good value at £299 for the day? :suntan:

Hopefully my licence returns in time for this.... :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:19 pm 
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Baaed on you not being able to drive recently, I think it is very good value to treat yourself! Go for it


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 Post subject: Re: Do you reckon...
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:18 pm 
YES, YES, YES. If I had the time (and money) I would fly to the UK to take your invitation if you decide not to go. I am bias, an Aston Martin (DB9, Vanquish, or similar) is on my bucket list to own, and to have the opportunity to thrash one around a race track or similar is perfect, and if you break it you can just give it back and say sorry!

Go for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Do you reckon...
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:56 am 
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Hopefully my licence returns in time for this....
well, that's excellent news alun :)

I can't see you falling asleep on the track in an Aston in any case :)

go for it.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:26 pm 
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You are trying to make us envy you :roll: but it wont work you lucky sod :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:12 pm 
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Grange Track Experience Days are held at the Millbrook Proving Ground situated
just 40miles north of London in Bedfordshire. It is the UK’s leading multi-purpose
test track facility, covering over 700 acres with 38miles of challenging test
environments.

On a Grange Track Experience Day we have exclusive use of the Millbrook
facility including the purpose built Aston Martin Hospitality Clubhouse. As a
participant you will have the unique opportunity to experience the range of Aston
Martin sports cars with one to one instruction from the highly trained Aston Martin
pro drivers. There is no better way to experience what it feels like to unleash the
awesome power of an Aston Martin along the one-mile straight with no
restrictions other than your own nerve.

The day is divided into two sessions the first session commencing at 9.00 and
concluding with lunch at 12.30, the afternoon session will begin with lunch at
12.30 and end around 5.30. Light refreshments will also be available throughout
the day.


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 Post subject: Re: Do you reckon...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:57 pm 
Go for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Do you reckon...
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:45 am 
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the afternoon session will begin with lunch at
12.30 and end around 5.30. Light refreshments will also be available throughout
the day.
this is obviously code for "all the grog you can drink".

'sif :roll:
:lol:

sounds better and better.

stu


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:03 pm 
Sounds like a wonderful way to pass some time. Assuming that morning and afternoon sessions cost the same, then go for the afternoon, it's longer so more track time for the money. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:11 pm 
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The May date is fully booked but my new lady (DB9 volante driver) and I are booked in for August by which time I will definitely have my licence back! It would have gutted me to go along in May to just watch her having fun!


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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 5:52 pm 
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If you've never been to Millbrook before it's great. The mile straight is fun if it's open. Went with Maserati a few years ago and hit a rabbit at 160mph on there! Fortunately the car was OK, the rabbit however was less fortunate.

I've been fortunate enough to go to Millbrook several times a year for the last 10 years or so and still enjoy it but have never driven an Aston there.

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