Silverstone Classic


Drive Live

Ever thought that whilst you're at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival that you’d like to take a car for a test drive? Well, the 2018 event provided a fantastic opportunity to take a 30 minute test drive on the open roads around the circuit in the beautiful Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire countryside, for free.

Lexus had several models from their range, all with Self-Charging Hybrid technology, available to test drive.

Before going out, Lexus gave a simple briefing on the controls of the car, safety, and the test drive route was programmed into the car’s Sat Nav to make things as simple as possible. There was even a prize for the most economical MPG achieved along the route.

There was even something for the young drivers, too!

You can’t get your driving licence in the UK until you are 17 but at the Silverstone Classic 2018, thanks to Young Driver, if you were aged 10 or over you got the chance to get behind the wheel of a car!

Young drivers were taught to drive in a brand new dual controlled Vauxhall Corsa with one of the Young Driver team. Young Driver was also fully inclusive with disabilities catered for via the Young Driver automatic car. There are over 450 highly qualified ADIs across the UK in the Young Driver centres, all of whom have been DBS checked and individually trained in how to adapt the DVSA curriculum to be appropriate for younger children.

During their time in the car, young drivers learnt a whole host of skills including starting, driving, braking, corner control, changing gear, stopping and even reversing. 

The initiative was extremely popular with three sell-out days across the weekend. Young Driver even earned the Mervyn Garton Scarf & Goggles award for the best off-track visitor attraction! 

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