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E-Type ExperienceE-Type Experience

A star is born! - Over 40 years ago the E-Type Jaguar stunned the world...some things never change! Drenched in history, the E-Type has gained public admiration on a scale that no other sports car has ever enjoyed. Feel the silky surge of 270bhp engine from the comfort of the aircraft-like cockpit of this classic car.

3rd Gear
Weekdays Only
1.5 Hrs Approx

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It's in its element blasting through the twists and turns of the legendary Knockhill track – this iconic sports car is adored by young and old alike.

Over 40 years ago the E-Type Jaguar stunned the world and is adored by young and old alike - some things never change! The E-Type has gained public admiration on a scale that no other sports car has ever enjoyed. This classic 4.2L Series 1 E-type is in its element blasting through the twists and turns of the legendary track.

Your Visit

  • Briefing
  • 4 tuition laps at the wheel of a sporty SEAT
  • Demo drive by your instructor
  • 6 driving laps at the wheel of the E-type Jaguar with full tuition
  • Debrief with certificate

Extra Details

  • Visiting time approximately 1 - 1.5 hours
  • 3rd Gear E-type Experience available weekdays only
  • Full and valid Driving Licence required

E-type Experience

  • 4 Superb training laps at the wheel of a sporty SEAT with an instructor providing 1:1 race tuition to teach best racing lines, breaking points and track safety.
  • 2 Demo laps driven by a senior instructor reminding you of the do’s and dont’s of successful track driving.
  • 6 Stunning laps in the powerfull E-Type Jaguar. The last of the series one 4.2ltr, 4 speed synchromesh box this car is truly a legend!

I would like to extend my thanks to all the Staff for making today a thoroughly enjoyable and exciting experience. As a Coach myself, I know how important it is to put people at their ease and this they all did brilliantly. Many thanks again.

Just a quick email to say what a fantastic day we both had today!! Two grinning "children" came home (reluctantly!) this afternoon. We were seriously impressed by the whole day and everyone, starting with yesterday on the phone, was so helpful and enthusiastic.

Just to say we had a superb day although arriving late but made to still feel welcome! Will be back soon with out a doubt . . . still buzzing! Thanks again.

Good morning, just a quick thank you to everyone involved last Wednesday at the single seater racing car experience. I and my family had a great day, hope to come back and try something else some other time. The whole event was very professionally run, special thanks to Max.

Q. How long is the gift voucher valid?
A. They are valid for 8 months (January to October) and 12 months (November and December) from date of purchase.

Q. Must I use the voucher before this date?
A. Yes, although we will be happy to extend your voucher at a charge of £10 per month for a maximum of 6 months. After this time your voucher will be expired.

Q. How soon will I receive my voucher?
A. You can choose an e-voucher to be sent to your email address instantly on completion of your order; there is no charge for this service. Alternatively you can choose to select a gift card to be posted to you using Royal Mail first class post service; there is a charge of £1.50 for this option. For those really urgent postal orders you can also add on Royal Mail Next Day Delivery for an additional £5.00.

Q. What does the voucher look like?
A. The e-voucher is sent to you as a PDF attachment showing full experience details, all you need to do is print off on A4 sized paper and present. The gift card option is posted to you at your specified address in a plain unbranded envelope; within this you will find a glossy gift card with full experience details and accompanying envelope. You may also choose add a Gift Box to your order, the charge for this is £6.50 including first class post and will include a presentation box, quality branded ballpoint pen, keyring and glossy gift card.

Q. Is my gift voucher refundable?
A. Gift vouchers are non refundable, however they are fully transferable.

Q. What happens if I pick the wrong experience?
A. Our 1st GEAR to TOP GEAR voucher range is completely flexible! So, if you have chosen the wrong experience, we will be happy to change this to any other experience within the same price range, should the lucky driver prefer! You can also upgrade to another gear at any time. Gift giving with confidence!

Q. Do I have to arrange a date for the experience?
A. No, you can leave the voucher open and allow the driver to arrange a suitable date and time.

Q. How do I arrange a date and time to take part in my experience?
A. You can contact us by telephone 7 days a week from 9am until 6pm (5pm at weekends). Alternatively you can book a date for your experience online through our website just follow the on screen instructions; you will need your voucher reference number and the driver’s surname.

Q. What if I need to cancel my chosen date?
A. We will be happy to accept one cancellation and rebook at no extra charge; you must give us 14 days notice for this. Out with this period there will be a £20 cancellation fee applicable. Non attendance will incur a 50% additional rebooking charge.

Q. Can I arrange ‘Extra Products’ on the day of my experience?
A. Yes, however they are all subject to availability so prebooking is recommended.

Q. Can family/friends come along to spectate?
A. Yes, the more the merrier. Our experiences are great fun for spectators too and it’s always nice to see your ‘fan club’ cheering you on as you take part in your drive!

Q. How early should I arrive to do my course?
A. At least 20mins before your allocated briefing time.

Q. Is there an age restriction?
A. Yes for all driving experiences drivers must 17 yrs + with a full licence, Teen Drive is for 13-16yrs old only.

Q. Is there a height/weight restriction?
A. There are no set restrictions for this experience

Q. Am I restricted to the experiences within my voucher band?
A. No. You can change your voucher to any of the experiences available. If the experience is of a higher value the difference is payable at the time of booking.

Q. What sort of clothes/footwear is best?
A. Dress for comfort and the outdoors i.e. Jeans and trainers.

A. Give us a call on 01383 720044 select option 1 and we will be happy to help. Normal opening hours 9am-6pm (5pm Sat/Sun).

Optional Extras available with this experience:

Web Photographs - £15.00
Capture the action with this fantastic photograph opportunity! 3 high resolution photographs are taken of you during your experience; these are then available to download from the ‘Knockhill Photos’ website within 7 days of your activity.  A perfect memento of your visit.

Remember to select your chosen extras in the shopping cart when you buy your voucher!

Karting Track Sessions for the whole family – From just £10
A fantastic finalé to your day or the perfect gift for friends and family; 25mph Cadet Karts are available for the kids, min height 4’2” and 270cc/50mph Pro karts for the Big Kids and ‘Grown Ups’ 500m outdoor floodlit track. Vouchers are available or you can book a session for the day of your experience.

Too many fabulous experiences in the 3rd Gear Range for you to choose from?

Well we have made it easy for you with the Open Choice Voucher.

At no extra cost you can select the gear and let them choose the experience, the perfect way to give that special gift reassured that they can choose exactly what they want to do!

Choices within the 3rd Gear Range

  • Racing Car Experience (Weekdays & weekends)
  • Rally Experience (Weekdays & weekends)
  • Legends Experience (Weekdays & weekends)
  • E-type Experience (Weekdays only)

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