Testimonials

Track day feedback and reviews for Driving Sensation. Look at what some of our previous customers had to say about their driving experiences:

 

Hi, Just wanted to say a huge thank you for today, my son absolutely loved his driving sensation and lap in the lotus with a driver. The experience was so well organised and all staff so friendly and helpful. Many thanks again, we will defiantly be returning. Jenny.

 My son loved his Lamborghini driving experience and the lap in the Lotus - he said "next time we come dad wants a go in the Atom" Michelle, Elvington 


Hi I'm just emailing to send feedback of my sons driving experience day . He went with his dad and brother to elvington today . All three of them thoroughly enjoyed it , they said the staff were fantastic , the cars were amazing and they will definitely be doing it again .  Also I'd like to thank the lady who helped me book everything up for them she was lovely and her customer service skills were second to none . Thanx again and we will definitely be booking up again x

Excellent! Loved it! If you are offered the chance to do familiarization laps before driving it is well worth it. It means you can get the best out of the car from your first lap instead of worrying where the track goes. Michael


Hello, I recently attended an experience day with my family at York, and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a wonderful day.

 The day was predominantly for my 12 year old daughter who took part in the Junior Driver experience and absolutely loved it. The drivers were polite and friendly and talked her though everything, to allow her to get the most out of her day.
I also attended with my parents who also had a go and thoroughly enjoyed it, it was professionally run and everyone was enthusiastic and friendly.
I would like to make a special mention of Crystal, who booked us in, for being so helpful and really making us feel welcome, she was very knowledgeable and took the time to talk though the cars and their features. We will definitely be booking again and bringing the rest of the family.
I would also like to say that the Photographers on site were fab and we took home some great pictures. Many Thanks, Katy 

Amazing, would love to come back soon. Matt, York 

Highly recommend this company. My son did a driving experience here and loved it - he was 11! All the staff were very friendly and the cars are amazing! Samantha

Defiantly recommend the Lamborghini, had a great night at Teesside. Mr Wills

Thank you for a mint day enjoyed every minute it was so good. Recommend it to everyone give it a go. Chris, Teesside

Hi, I have recently visited the York site for a supercar and rally experience as a gift I was given for my 40th birthday.
I just wanted to write and thank every single person I met on the day for making it a truly memorable experience.
From the lovely ladies on sign it to the the people in the photo area. Special mention to each of the fabulous drivers that I had on the day. They were patient and so encouraging. They totally out me at ease and allowed me to experience the power of the cars.
I will remember this day forever and cannot recommmend it highly enough.
Thank you to all.
Kind regards
Claire

Thank you. My son hasn't stopped smiling and that’s something. He's a proper teenager. Once again thank you! Les, Elvington

Fantastic gift both my boys had a brilliant experience with the Lamborghini, Donna, Teesside

 

Hi, my son Lennon drove the lambourghini on Friday n he hasn't stopped talkin about it! Certainly a birthday he'll never forget!!! Worth every penny! Thank you all for an excellent experience and will see u again for sure!!!

 

Hi. My husband had a driving experience with you this afternoon and had an amazing time, thank you.

Karen - Elvington


 

Hi. I completed my Ferrari experience with you today, and have to say, I absolutely loved it. Thank you very much. I hope to see you again next year for another Ferrari drive. Please would you thank Alan, who was my passenger/instructor today.
A very happy customer.
Martin Anderson.


Thank you for an amazing day at York, R8 was amazing, a Christmas present my hubby got me and we chose to do in our hunnymoon. Would highly recommend. Staff are helpful and very friendly.

Debbie


Thoroughly enjoyed a drive in the R8 last night, would recommend it to anyone! Pete. 

 

Just want to say thanks very much to all the staff and instructors at Teesside track..sat 28th June... I completely loved my triple supercar driving experience..my 3 instructors were superb, thanks again..... Christine

 

Thank you to all of the Driving Sensation staff for allowing me to bring a Year 6 class to the track, as part of our transport topic WOW moments.  They thoroughly enjoyed their High Speed Passenger Laps, and all children have commented on what an amazing time they had.  We are busy making a display in school all about the driving experiences!  Thank you again.  I know this is a school trip they will NEVER forget! Steph

 

My son and I had the good fortune to receive one of your vouchers for Christmas 2013 and booked to take part in the Supercar v Rally Car experience. We attended today (21 June 14), I just wanted to say what a fantastic day we both had. I chose the Aston Martin and my son the Nissan GT-R. Our day was made so much better by the slick organisation of the whole team at Elvington. Everyone from Reception to Briefing, to Familiarisation were excellent and the instructors in the Supercars were great, their advice gave us the confidence to truly enjoy driving such stunning cars. My son and I came away with big grins on our faces and we're still wearing them now!! R Short.

 

I just wanted to say a big thank you for today. We had a great time at the track. What you're doing is such a great idea, allowing people to do as much or a little as they can afford to spend, and we'll definitely be coming back and telling our friends about you.

Thanks Rachel.

 

Hi Sue

Thank you very much for your excellent service, advice, prompt action and quick response to my queries and requests.

Your telephone manner and professionalism is to be commended and a credit to ‘Driving Sensations’

Thanks again and kind regards,

Steve

 

Every word of the recommendation rang true : our event could not have been better organised. Crystal and her crew do even more than it says on the tin : superb service, fabulous instruction and total professionalism . This was a Thank You to 35 dedicated colleagues who worked miracles to get us over a very serious flood incident in December - we lost very little trading as the temporary IT , offices and switchboards were set up overnight . Driving Sensation really did deliver the necessary - you only had to see the smiles of our team being let loose on over £1million of precious metal ! To sum it up " if a certain lager manufacturer did Fridays, they would all be like this" . Crystal - you did us proud :Thank you from all on the Arco event at Elvington . BUT : I am not changing the Company Car Policy ! Thomas Martin

Supercar Corporate Day.

 

Thank you for making one young lad very happy, my grandson thoroughly enjoyed today at Teesside.
Junior Supercar
 
Wendy Parker

 

I just wanted to thank everyone for making our visit to Teeside on Friday such a great family day out. The gift was originally my xmas gift but by adding passenger laps for both my wife and daughter everyone enjoyed the day. The tone for the day was set by the entertaining briefing and carried on by all the people we came into contact with. Everyone really went out of their way to ensure we had a good time. A special mention must go to the R8 driver who did such a great job,he has probably cost me a lot of money as my wife now wants one. We will be booking again for next year and will be making a full day of it. People I had told about the day had been sceptical that i would be able to drive the cars properly, I was happy to report back that the only thing slowing me down was my lack of skill. Many thanks Paul

Audi R8 driving experience.

 

Just want to say thanks for the experience on Saturday in York. Life long dream of driving an Aston Martin got ticked and it was everything I had expected and more. One of the best days of my life!

Arfon - Aston Martin driving experience


Hello Team D.S., I just wanted to say the BIGGEST THANKS for a wonderful day out  at Elvington last Saturday. 
I have to say that everyone involved looked after my family superbly from the signing in team, the instructors to the quality of the cars; everything was just wonderful.
We went as a family, comprising of two teenagers doing the Junior Aston Martin drive who came away with the biggest of grins!   Then the parents’ who at 76 and 83 years young were thrilled to experience high speeds in the most luxurious of cars.  A very happy hubby who learnt so much from the safety briefing and then put it into practice, wants to come again and to improve his driving skill.  For me I was blown away as a passenger in the Ariel Atom.....the fastest things on wheels.
Definitely, I have no hesitation in recommending your track events to anyone and we will come and see you again. 

Sue- Supercar Track Day


Thank you very much for your help, great service, always replied to straight away. As fast as your cars!

Thanks Victoria  


My husband thoroughly enjoyed his driving day on Saturday . Everything was so well organised and everyone was so lovely.

 

Thank you

Anita 

 

Hi – I just wanted to say a big thank you for a great day on Saturday.

Back at Christmas 2012 my partner bought our son and myself a rally driving experience as part of our Christmas presents. Seemed insignificant at the time, but this was certainly not the case on the day.

My son (age 11) has already mastered the basics (clutch control, braking etc.) and was absolutely thrilled when he was allowed to drive a rally prepared Ford KA – he’s till grinning from ear to ear. I too thoroughly enjoyed driving the rally Impreza.

We went on to buy more experiences on the day (so pleased these were available). I had some laps driving the Lotus – superb car, then the instructor showed me how it should be done – awesome. And my son had a ride in the hard top Lambo and the 911 – excellent.

I was really impressed by the organisation of the event and the professionalism of Driving Sensation staff – to a person I found every member of staff helpful and very pleasant too. My biggest thanks must go to the instructor (his name evades me) who took us rally driving – he was really helpful and very positive and really good with my son too.

Thank you. 

P. Mackenley   

 

Now that's what I call service! Crystal you are an absolute star, fantastic quick replies to all my stupid questions, nothing too much trouble.
Lightning fast delivery this morning ,BRILLIANT,  BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT.
Thank you,  G Noble.

 

“Just had a fantastic day out at Blyton.

I did the Ferrari vs Lamborghini experience and may I say it was excellent.

Warmly welcomed, my friend and myself were given a very good classroom session followed by a familiarisation drive round the track in a Subaru.

Then I drove the Ferrari followed by the Lambo – both instructors were very patient!!!!

Excellent day out – I would not hesitate to recommend Driving Sensation to anyone.

Many thanks for the experience of a lifetime.”

Best regards,

Bill Ward

 


Had a great time and particularly loved the F430! I've got to say, I was really impressed with the operation on the day; very helpful and knowledgeable staff who did a great job in helping me get the most out of the cars. Thanks and hopefully see you again soon for a blast in the Aston! 

T. Underhill.


Good Day,

I attended a Driving Sensation at Elvington Airfield, last Saturday, 25 May.  I would like to thank you for an unforgettable experience and to thank all the staff who were friendly and efficient.

Roger.

 

I was there, went round in a Ferrari 430, all I have to say is what an incredible machine and what a fun evening out, would recommend to anyone.

D Redford.

 

Hi - just to say I have today had the Ferrari vs Lambo experience at Blyton. I am still high as a kite on adrenalin!!! What a day.

Very well organised - friendly staff,

Best Regards

Bill 

 

Thanks for the drive in the Ferrari best time I've had - great instructor, great car, great birthday!!!!

M. Wallace

 

What a fantastic day!!! If I live to be 100 I'll never ever forget it!! I'm gonna give you a call for a Xmas gift voucher...for myself of course!! The chappie who gave the talk about health and safety was brilliant, very informative and right.....it is very addictive!!

...I'm going for a double 911!!!

Sharon

 

Many thanks for my Subaru Thrill,

With Mike the Stig it was simply brill,

Breaking the speed limit is not normally done,

But on the track it was lots of fun!

Suzette

 

Just to let you know that we gave Ben the voucher at the weekend and he was absolutely thrilled so thank you very much for your help.

With best wishes.

Barbra 

 

 

Hi.

After returning back from my driving experience please thank everyone involved. Both the R8 and the chance to buy some laps in the Atom are cars I've never driven before and very enjoyable.

To add to the day I wasn't far away from the lightning strike within the air museum and Elvington is a great venue.

Once again many thanks for a well run event.

Kindest regards

Martin. 

 

Hi,

Thanks, as ever the service from your company has been great . We look forward to yet another day with you at Teeside .

Regards

Paul

 

Hi,

I just wanted to let you know that the gift vouchers got here (so quickly!!!) safe and sound. I really appreciate your help in securing them and I wanted to tell someone that I also appreciate how nicely presented they are. They look like the great gift that they represent.

All the best!

 

 I would just like to say how pleasant and helpful I found your employee Crystal.

I had a number of questions regarding a race day given to me as a gift, which she answered in full. I appreciated her offering to send me a list of days which were free to book etc.

All in all, an excellent customer service experience (as I work in customer service myself) and I would not hesitate to use your company again and I will certainly be recommending Driving Sensation to friends.

Thanks again.

Carly

 

Hi to everyone at drivingsensation.com. just a quick thankyou for my experience with your ferrari 360. the whole experience from checking in to getting out of my favourite car of all time was fantastic. and a big thankyou to the brave instructor who took me around the track (a dark haired lad about 30 ish?), i did n't catch his name due to the fact that i was about to take a 100,000 pound car around a race track! but he certainly got me to enjoy the experience as much as i was hoping to! if i could afford it i would do it every week!
 
kindest regards
stuart rennie

 

Hi Just wanted to thank you all at driving sensations for a brill day today (15th November). The day was for my sons 21st Birthday. We all had a fab time.  The whole experience from enquiring about the booking, receiving the voucher (even when there was a postal strike), the cars, the tuition and watching him driving round the course was amazing.  He drove the Lamborghini, the Ariel Atom and had the passenger lap in the Lotus.  He has now asked Santa for an Ariel Atom for Christmas. Thanks again for a great day out and my son is already rallying his friends round for another day out.  Kindest Regards Diane Williams

  

 

Just dropping a line to say a BIG thanks for making it a great experience and fantastic day out.

I did 10 laps in all, The  lotus first then the Porsche 911 Turbo and I can honestly say I was thrilled to bits.

The track was perfect, and the venue was excellent. I thought the organisation was  excellent and very professional.

All the staff and especially the instructors were polite and very helpful, which helped make the day absolutely brilliant I would like to thank Phil (instructor in the lotus) and I believe the other gentleman was called Steve (instructor in Porsche) for both making me feel very relaxed and enjoy my driving experience.

It was impossible to fault the venue and I will be recommending it to anyone who likes fast cars or just wants and amazing day out.

Well done and thanks again

Kind Regards

Mr Spensley

 

Hi - just a quick e mail to say thanks for sorting out a good experience for Bob yesterday. your team were great - we would definitely come on your events again and would have no hesitation in recommending you. Thanks for the trouble you took - great personal service and Bob had a great time
Best wishes
Judith

 

Just wanted to say say a massive thank you for a fantastic day on Saturday 18th June! The whole day was just superb. The organisation and the staff were brilliant, and the instructors really made the day one I will certainly never forget. I thought I could drive quite well until I went on my passenger lap. Just WOW!!

Again, a huge thank you to everybody at Driving Sensation. I will certainly be reccomending you to all my friends, and I personally will definately  be coming back for more!!!!!

 

Thank you all

Lee

  

Hello!

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my Aston Martin Experience at Elvington on 16 April 2011.  It was a 40th birthday present from my husband and kids, and I really enjoyed it!! 

The time flew by so quickly and I was enjoying myself so much that I didn't even look down at the speedo to see how fast I was going!!  I was listening to the wonderful sound of the engine as I put my foot down along the straights - it was awesome!

The staff at Elvington were great, really helpful and the instructors who took me out in the M3 and the Vantage were really patient and didn't tell me off when I got it a little bit wrong!

Thank you all once again!

Suzanne

 

I wanted to thank you all for such a fantastic day.  It was an amazing day everyone enjoyed it, all your guys were fantastic, excellent trainers and very relaxed. I think we will all have a lot of memories for a longtime.

Thank you.

A Pierson - Supercar corporate day

 

I attended Elvington on the 31st July and would like to thank you all for a thoroughly enjoyable experience. From start to finnish it was very well managed and I was most impressed with the warmness and experience provided by the instructors. I was undertaking the Supercar experience and drove the Elise, M3, 360, and 911. I would like to express my thanks to the tuition received from my 4 instructors. I would especially like to thank Neil and Andy as I feel I managed my best driving with them in the M3 and Elise. The cars were very well prepared and the sunny weather was most welcome. I will not hesitate to recommend you to family and friends and hope you have a good year of business.

All the best

A. Hill

 

Just a quick note by way of thanks for the great afternoon I had last Friday at Elvington driving the Ferrari 360 and an Aston Vantage, even if the weather was typically British. Your staff were all excellent. I am sure I will be back.

Rggards

A Hassall

  

Hi Tracey, Just to say thanks for all your help and patience in helping me arrange the driving gift for my sons 21st birthday. He was really over the moon. If the day goes as well as your service it will be a memorable experience for him. Thanx again L. Wigham

  

My son and I attended Teeside Autodrome on Saterday the 11th July-absolutley brilliant evening-many thanks to all the staff,a very polished proffesional event.   Regards J. Rowson

  

Just dropping a line to say thanks for the greatest day ever.

I did the supercar experience and was utterly thrilled.

The track was perfect, and the venue was far far better than expected.  I thought the organising was quick, efficient and second to none.

All the staff and especially the instructors were extremely helpful, polite and professional which helped make the day absolutely brilliant.  I was able to improve my driving skills considerably whilst there thanks to them

Overall I could not fault the venue at all and will be recommending it to anyone who likes cars.

That Atom is a crazy car for crazy people !!  Being taken around by the instructor at warp factor 9 was just the icing on the cake for me and was well worth it.

Well done and thanks again - I will be back as soon as I can !!

 

Regards

Tony Kipling

  


 

Just a quick note to say thanks very much for the whole experience this weekend.

Organisation was excellent, staff were all very friendly and helpful and the cars were awesome! The sun even shone to add to the day.

Instructors really made the whole thing more valuable with useful tips and positive feedback. A great attitude all round.

The Aston was fantastic and the Lamborghini was ten times better than that. Colin said this would be addictive - believe me it is!

I would thoroughly recommend Driving Sensations for a great experience and a fantastic day out.

Thanks to the whole team - from booking the experience, to leaving the track, everything was seamless.

P.Pidgeon Newcastle (Aston v Lamborghini Track day Experience)

 

Hello,
Just a short e mail to let you know how much my husband enjoyed his passenger ride yesterday at Elvington.
Would you please pass on my thanks to all concerned and especially the driver who looked after him very thoughtfully and made it a 50th birthday for him to remember.  He was still smiling into the evening!

Many thanks.
Carole

 

Hi.

Thanks for everything and for such fantastic customer service. I was impressed with the actual folder we received the voucher in and i will definately reccommend your company to friends. Infact my sister in law was really jealous so i would expect a booking from her soon!

The girls at reception were very friendly and helpful and Chris said that the instructor he was in the Porsche with was really good too.

A Tweedy (Porsche experience)

  

Dear Sirs

Please receive this letter of thanks from a totally overwhelmed and very chuffed 70 year old. I got to drive (courtesy of my kids, my birthday present) an Aston Martin at Elvington near York. After years of drooling over magazines and show room windows I actually drove one of those beautiful machines.

A big thank you to Watty for his encouragement and enthusiasm during my drive.

Yours faithfully

Mr D Small. (Aston Martin track day)

 

Hello

Just wanted to say a big thank you for my daughters First Drive Experience on Sunday 6th at Elvington York.

Especially a big thank you to Bert, her instructor, who was not only very professional, but friendly and approachable and certainly made Stacey's day very enjoyable and memorable.

We felt the whole experience was definitely one we as a family will remember and I have already recommended this to some of our friends.

I would appreciate it if you could pass on our thanks to Bert.

We will definitely be booking with you again and look forward to having another memorable day with you all at driving sensations.

Kind regards

Deborah Bowes

 

Hi Guys.

Just a quick message to thank you all for the great time we had at Elvington on Sunday 19th. My partner enjoyed driving the Lambo and coundn't stop talking about it, its his favourite car and he thought it was a great gift. I had a passenger ride in the Aston Martin which was fantastic. Thank you all so much for a fantastic day, we will do it again some day.

Kindest Regards

Alison (Elvington track day)

 

Hi there

Just a quick line to say many thanks for making my daughters very happy with their First Drive experience on Sunday 10th at Elvington. Jessica and Gemma loved it so much they want more..

Regards

R. Toby

 

"Thanks to all the staff and the brave instructors l had one of the best days of my life". J Thompson

 

"Top quality. Nice people, nice cars, Great day." Sebastien - London (Lamborghini v Porsche 911 track day experience)

 

"Fantastic morning. Brilliant drive. Instructor was easy to relate to which made me relax and enjoy every moment." Claire M. Whitley bay (Lotus Elise experience)

 

"Very enjoyable. Good variation in corners and straights and good selection of cars." Adrian H. Gateshead (Lamborghini thrill)

 

"Fantastic adrenalin rush, very good facilities. Very friendly and knowledgeable instructors, clear information. Excellent" Matthew Booth - Pontefract. (Lotus Elise track experience)

 

"Great morning, really friendly staff, Fulfilled a dream!" Stuart C. Newcastle (Aston Martin DB9 experience day)

 

"Fantastic, excellent venue. Professional and friendly driver, calm tutor and a v. fast passenger lap!" Annette, Northallerton (Lotus Elise experience)

 

"Exciting and educational. Good facilities, staff and instructors very friendly." Chris - Newcastle (Aston Martin experience day)

 

"Excellent experience and staff were super on the day" L. Smith (Ferrari track day experience)

 

"Really enjoyed it, good first taste of driving fast cars on track." D. Nolan, Newcastle (Ferrari experience)

 

"Excellent and well organised. Hanging about kept to a minimum. Good track and facilities" - Robert Young, Fife

 

"Excellent! Good sized track. Id come back again and reccommend it to friends." M. Bell - Newcastle.

 

"In Jonny's own words 'Excellent'. The morning was handled very well, staff friendly and well organised." J. Shepard Cullercoats (First Drive experience)

 

"It was really good and fun like last time. I would recommend it to friends. The driving instructor was cool." Eilish Hardy, Yarm (First Drive experience)

 

"It was excellent! The staff were really friendly and its a fantastic venue. The kids haven't stopped talking about it since. I would definately come back." Ian. N. Shields (First Drive)

 

"Brilliant! Excellent value for money, will definately come again." R Yuille. Middlesbrough. (Ferrari experience)

 

"Absolutely fantastic! Fab experience, best in 3 cars so you can see how different they are, and the free tea was welcome on a cold day" J Childs. Newcastle (Ferrari experience)

 

"Fantastic. Recommended, and girls very friendly, even in the cold!!" C. Robinson. Ilkley (Ferrari experience)

 

"Amazing! Lifechanging! Definately recommend. Good circuit". S. Gilchrist. Sunderland. (Ferrari experience)

 

"Really fun and enjoyable. I had a really good instructor". Mark Godding. Sacriston (First Drive experience)

 

"Very well organised, very friendly, great! Excellent venue". N Doocey. Middlesbrough (First Drive)

 

"It was brilliant. The youngsters enjoyed it and so did the parents and grandparents. A great day out for onlookers and a 1st class experience for the youngsters." Carol Robson (First Drive experience)

 

" Excellent - good introduction to driving." James, Darlington (First Drive experience)

 

"All the kids loved it. Its the first time Id seen anything like the First Drive experience. Its a brilliant idea and gives the kids a huge headstart before they start driving for real." Rachel (First Drive experience)

 

"Excellent! I enjoyed every minute. The whole day ran very smoothly, from the very informative briefing through to the actual driving of the cars on such a challenging circuit ,and the presentation of a certificate to remember the day by. Id definately reccommend it." Mark (Sheffield)