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“Not allowed to change gear”

Written on: 07/05/2016 by Callicott (1 review written)

Just got baxk from castle Combe race track where i got to sit in a 300bhp Ariel atom. Got told to change up through the gears until in 6th gear at about 40mph.....not very accelerating :-( The instructor told me not to change gear at all as it had enough power. Frankly i found this very boring and not what i would call "driving" the car. At one point i went to feather the accelerator coming out of a corner in a nice line with no issues and noticed he was squeezing the second brake pedal he had… Read Full Review

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“COLLISION DAMAGE WAIVER!!!”

Written on: 14/03/2016 by Aracelyq133 (1 review written)

Castle Combe 11/3/16 The reception staff have very poor communication skills and we were not made to feel very welcome, then it came to the bullying tactics to try and get you to part with £25 for collision damage waiver, my daughter who had this as a gift was told she was foolish, and did she know how much a Lambo mirror cost? My son in law got the same hard sell. The Instructors in the cars however could not have been nicer and driving the cars was ok if not too short a time and due to so… Read Full Review

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“junior driving experience in a Lamborghini ”

Written on: 28/02/2016 by KathrynParkes (1 review written)

Bought my grandson who is only 13 a junior Lamborghini experience for a Christmas present at Gainsborough fantastic day he has his memories, pictures and a USB stick to look back on all the staff are really friendly and helpful my grandson is expecting to return on his 18th birthday from me a fast track experience. Just wanted to say a big thankyou to all for making his experience special to him wouldn't hesitate to go back again… Read Full Review

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“Ariel Atom 300 thrill, Rockingham.”

Written on: 25/11/2015 by Emeryx15 (1 review written)

Booked to go to Rockingham in a party of 4 people to do the Ariel Atom 300 thrill. As an overall summary we were all absolutely disgusted with the whole day from start to finish. When we arrived to sign is, we were greeted by a team of rude, blunt and condescending 6th gear female employees who had no interest in customer communication or satisfaction. They were rude, extremely poor communicators and it seemed they were more concerned about getting us signed as quickly as possible with no… Read Full Review

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“Triple track car hell.”

Written on: 07/10/2015

I was given a triple track car day. My first car the atom it was very very wet out and I spun he car onto the grass... Very slowly too and I wasn't allowed to continue my day because some man who seemed to be In charge was an absalute idiot. They where 40 mins late getting me into the atom the first of my 4 cars and 20_30 people where left out in the rain. So I drove the atom out of 4 cars I payed for also I paid for extra insurance (£25) and 10 to get my lisence checked. I really cannot… Read Full Review

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“DON'T BOTHER WITH THIS COMPANY”

Written on: 16/09/2015 by anDoyle431 (1 review written)

Got a voucher to use with this company & after spending two weeks sending both emails & calling to make a booking I just gave up!! They seem to not want the business. If they can't be bothered to contact you to take a booking & make money from you then I can't believe they would be any good in any other matter. LEAVE WELL ALONE… Read Full Review

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“How much can I get out of you??????”

Written on: 29/08/2015 by vanlard (1 review written)

Had this bought for me as a gift but because they didn't have the car available at the track I wanted to go to I had to pay an extra £30 to upgrade. When I arrived they then wanted £25 for the insurance wiaver then £15 if you want to do a hot lap in an atom ow and then lets not forget £39 for the experience on a memory stick didn't get to the photos as I was thinking maybe I was better off buying my own car LOL. This isn't a day experience it's 45 mins Total rip off if you ask me… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic day”

Written on: 12/06/2015 by AndreaMason (1 review written)

My husband had a brilliant time at Castle Coombe track on wed 10th June . He absolutely loved driving 2 Aston Martins and a Jaguar . All the staff especially the instructors were friendly and helpful and generally it was all pretty well organised considering there were so many people to keep happy ! As a spectator I enjoyed it too with not too much hanging around and refreshments available throughout the time . All in all a fantastic day and would thoroughly recommend ! … Read Full Review

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“Never again 6TH GEAR ELVINGTON ”

Written on: 03/06/2015 by 170Clay (1 review written)

i had atom ride .....instructor all the time telling when change gears and how to drive .....2 l honda engine in them atoms start flying when V-TEC kick in over 4000 revs but instructor told me all the time '' ok mate next gear "  i will do faster lap in my 1.4 seat LOL, memory stick soooooooo pooooor quality looks like camera from 1980.....MAD .... never again 6 th gear ....AND they have best rules ever .....ONE of them its no spin hahahah… Read Full Review

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“poor company”

Written on: 20/05/2015 by CadeWoodard306 (1 review written)

got it as a present made a date to go 5 days before im due involed in a crash.rang up to change date as i wasnt allow to get in there cars due to the injury asked for £25 to change the date. asked if i could give it to a family member yes £25 do on the day. this company i will never use again… Read Full Review

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““Defiantly not an impeccably organised experience”

Written on: 18/05/2015 by Gloversm17 (1 review written)

Unfortunately I have had to write a second review due to the response received from a guy on trip advisor and some inaccurate information. I will not respond to any further comments made they clearly do not acknowledge that there can be problems with an event and seem unable to cope with any negative feedback the company receives. They are also selective in the points they pick up and respond to. On a positive note if you can cope with the disorganisation it is a great way to get behind the… Read Full Review

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“Adrenaline filled day.”

Written on: 16/05/2015 by Kevlar74W (1 review written)

I had a treble supercar package at Rockingham race track given to me for my 40th, and what a day. I chose to drive a Lamborghini, Porsche turbo, and Arial atom. As the Porsche was out of service i changed this to a Ferrari 458. The weather forecast for the day i was driving was heavy rain, but luckily this didn't happen. I would not have liked to drive cars with 400+BHP in the wet. All the staff were great, the instructors did an amazing job explaining all the vital things you needed to… Read Full Review

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“Insurance Waiver”

Written on: 13/05/2015

Very disappointed after receiving this experience as a gift to be sold waiver insurance, this should all be included !!, this clearly seems a way to make £25 extra from the drivers Having said this the experience once in the cars is excellent, the organisation before hand could be better to make a good experience even better. again once you do get in to the demo drive and you find out what needs to be done then all runs well The staff need to realise that many people have not done this… Read Full Review

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“Passenger experience Austin Martin V8 Vantage”

Written on: 11/05/2015 by nkVance98 (1 review written)

Liked the experience in the Austin Martin V8 but was really disappointed with the photo selection afterwards, it states that it was 6-8 photographs on each car we had 4.The 2 photos of getting into the V8 passenger seat came out like you was getting into a bubblecar and the 2 pictures of the coming out of a corner was very hard to see who was in the passenger seat.When we complained to one of the staff the excuse was it was a fish eye lens but when you look at other photos of drivers they… Read Full Review

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“fantastic day”

Written on: 09/05/2015 by gilbertfield (1 review written)

took my partner to castle coombe she is a very young looking 75 year old .she always wanted to drive a aston martin .so i booked it and took her to the event.it was a great event great staff exellent cars and very very well organised will go back again to drive other top cars a day we will always remember so anybodey reading this dont hesitate book up and go… Read Full Review

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“it was boring to be truthfull. and very small straights ”

Written on: 27/04/2015 by cf111444 (1 review written)

Well got there and wanted to pay the extra insurance but card machines not working. In the end I paid twice. Then its time for the supposed to be very exciting car driving. Well your not alloud to feel the real response of the cars and if u do give it foot to the floor on the very small straights then you get told one more time if you do that again you won't drive any longer and the instructor will take you around. Plus you will get told every few seconds on the very small 4 lap alowence that… Read Full Review

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“Birthday Surprise”

Written on: 12/04/2015 by thepottery (1 review written)

WOW, what an experience from start to finish.... I booked this as a surprise birthday present for my husbands 40th and I can say it was a huge success. From arriving at Longcross Studios we were impressed with the standard of the whole thing. Very well organised, a lot of staff on site who knew exactly what they were doing, with clip boards, walkie talkies to relay information quickly so people were not waiting around too long for their super car experience. You checked in first and were then… Read Full Review

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“5 Stars for 6th Gear Experience”

Written on: 10/04/2015 by Kevindjenkins (1 review written)

I can't thank the team enough for my amazing experience today. The day was amazing and every moment from start to finish was top notch. Myself my Wife and son had an amazing day at Longcross Test Track and I'm sure I will find a way to do it again! The whole experience from start to finish was great and every person from the man at the gate to the person on the car park was friendly smiling helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Looking at the photos and Videos I am still smiling from ear to… Read Full Review

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“Very Disappointing Day”

Written on: 24/03/2015

Booked a junior driving experience for my 16 year old son at Rockingham with 6th Gear. I was extremely disappointed with the whole thing. Rather than get to drive around Rockingham circuit the 6th Gear team set up a few cones in a car park at the rear of one of the grandstands. You get 15 minutes in supercar going around at snails pace with an instructor...my son was devastated. Then as part of the young drivers experience package you get a 'hot' lap with your instructor.....only the hot lap is… Read Full Review

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“CAR PARK EXPERIANCE AVOID ROCKINGHAM ”

Written on: 22/03/2015 by Jam2717 (1 review written)

I purchased a junior track day for my sons birthday, having used buyagift.com previously and was very pleased when used at donnington. However when we arrived yesterday for his Audi R8 experience I was shocked when I was shown a small car park for his experience and lastly forget the hot lap 1 minute around the car park joke. … Read Full Review

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