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04 Apr 2012

This summer’s exciting new AA World will be Britain’s most complete interactive driving experience featuring a huge range of activities for all ages.

AA World includes:

  • Free taster driving lessons for those aged 12 and over (minimum height restrictions apply)
  • Skid Pan and 4x4 Experiences
  • Meet and greets with Roary the Racing Car and Friends
  • Hot Laps on the Stowe Circuit
  • Electric Jeeps for juniors
  • F1 driving simulator
  • Pit-stop Challenge
  • Giant Scalextric racetrack
  • Car Archery Challenge
  • AA Emporium including cooking demonstrations
  • Parking Challenge
  • AA Grand Tour classic car display 
  • Special AA heritage display
  • Big top and funfair with dodgems
  • Racing action live on big screen
  • Live music on AA flatbed truck stage

Backed by the Automobile Association ­– the UK’s biggest motoring organisation – AA World is an integral part of the Silverstone Classic powered by the AA (20-21-22 July), the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival with 1,000 historic race cars and 7,000 classic display cars. The three-day event is also a major family attraction with live rock music, air shows, retail village, vintage funfair plus a host of other entertainment in addition to a packed programme of track action showcasing the full spectrum of motor sport history.

Based right at the heart of the Silverstone Circuit, close to the venue’s impressive new Wing pits and paddock complex, the new AA World motoring theme park will provide show-goers of all generations with an unprecedented line up of free driving experiences ranging from electric cars for toddlers and taster driving lessons for teenagers to hot laps around the Stowe Circuit in some of today’s latest and most desirable performance cars.

Edmund King, AA president, says: “AA World will get the whole family involved in the fun of driving from Roary The Racing Car for toddlers to hot laps and skid-pan sessions for the grown-ups.

“And pre-driving age teenagers will be able to get behind the wheel of an AA driving school Ford Focus for a first drive at Silverstone.”

“The arrival of AA World will add yet another fantastic dimension to what’s already a great event for car lovers of all ages.” confirmed Nick Wigley, Event Director of the Silverstone Classic.

The AA World driving experiences will be free to both AA members and non-members. The AA believes that driving is an important life skill and it regularly campaigns on young driver road safety. Earlier this year, it called for driving science to be included in the National Curriculum and its charity offers free ‘Drive Smart’ tuition to young, newly-qualified drivers.

Full details of the 2012 Silverstone Classic powered by the AA – including further information on AA World as well as a comprehensive selection of on-site camping facilities – are available via the event’s official website.  


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    Venue: Silverstone Circuit

    Friday 24th July 7:30 - 23:00
    Saturday 25th July 7:30 - 23:00
    Sunday 26th July 7:30 - 18:30
    *Provisional dates  

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