If you have more speeding tickets than you like to admit, regularly sequester yourself with the latest Road & Track Magazine or were just born with the need for speed, an ultimate car driving experience should be on your bucket list. Fortunately, even if you don’t have your own Ferrari or Lamborghini, you can drive a high-performance vehicle on some of the world’s great race tracks.
Imagine getting suited up and strutting across the track to the car of your dreams. Your heart races as you buckle into the finely tooled leather bucket seat and you lay your hands on the responsive steering wheel. You put your foot down and go through the gears of the finely-tuned machine as the scenery outside blurs by.
Whether your dream driving experience is on a track, a road course or an off-road expedition, you will likely need some instruction and if you’re like many, you’ll need some confidence building too! The following ultimate driving adventures include all of the necessary training and coaching to ensure a safe but exhilarating experience that is sure to be the thrill of a lifetime.
- Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France– Stay as private guests of Count and Countess de Vanssay in their elegant Loire Valley chateau and have the privilege of racing a Ferrari 430 GT, a Lamborghini Gallardo or a Porsche around the famous Le Mans racetrack and/or over picturesque country roads. This very special opportunity is only available in three-night packages on select dates in 2011.
- Richard Petty Driving Experience – This authentic NASCAR driving experience is as close to the real thing as most of us will ever get. You can take command of a 600-horsepower NASCAR stock car for 8 to 80 laps or if you aren’t quite up to the challenge of driving, you can sit shotgun with a professional instructor for three laps at up to 165 MPH. This program is offered year round at over 20 different tracks in the US.
- The Desert Road Rally, Morocco – Mild in difficulty, but extreme in adventure,experience nomadic life in the shifting sands of the Sahara as you follow “the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs” on this self-drive, four-by-four camping expedition. A seven-day tour takes you through stunning desert landscapes, palm groves and the cliffs of Todra Gorge. Tours are only available the first weeks of June, September and November, 2011.
If you crave the thrill of speed and the adventure of a unique driving experience, Covington Travel can arrange a one-of-a-kind trip that will make your fellow car enthusiast green with envy. Contact us to start your adventure.