Classic Mini Cooper S Driving Thrill and Hot Ride

A wonderful Experience in Bicester, Oxfordshire.

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We’ve all seen The Italian Job. Now this is your chance to drive a classic 1970s Mini Cooper S and find out first-hand why this is such a legendary car. Following a comprehensive safety briefing, hop into the passenger seat of a hot hatch for a familiarisation lap and get acquainted with essential racing lines and driving techniques. When ready, get behind the wheel of the nippy and powerful Mk 3 Mini Cooper S for six sensational laps of Heyford Park’s circuit. Only 1500 of these classic Mini’s were ever built, so this is a rare opportunity for any driving enthusiast. To conclude, hold on tight to be driven round the circuit at high speed by a professional instructor in a hot hatch.


At least one Friday or Saturday per month. The circuit is closed from early December to late February.


Driving might be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. snow, ice, heavy rain or high winds) which would make driving at speed dangerous. Please call the venue (if in any doubt).

How long does the experience last?

Be at the circuit for around two hours, including briefing, driving time and hot lap. Arrive promptly to sign in (or risk missing part or all of the experience). Driving commences approximately 45 minutes after the booked start time.

How many other people?

All in-car tuition is on a one-to-one basis. Briefings are held in groups of up to 30 people. There are likely to be other vehicles on the track at the same time.

Can I take people to watch?

Spectators are welcome and this is a family friendly venue with refreshments available. Other extra (chargeable) drives and passenger rides are available on the day subject to availability.

What do I wear?

Dress comfortably (and warmly in winter) with trousers, long sleeves and narrow, flat-soled shoes to negotiate pedals that are close together.

Are there any restrictions?

Minimum age is 18. Maximum weight is 18 stone, minimum height is 5′ and maximum height is 6’6”. A full British or international manual driving licence must be produced on the day in order to participate.

Anything Else?

When booking expect to be offered the choice of buying a collision damage waiver at £20 to £40 additional charge. Please note there is no obligation to purchase this optional waiver.

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