The Incredible Auto Circus Driving Experience
The Auto Circus lived up to it's name! After a complimentary coffee and the fun of trying to wiggle ourselves into racing suits, myself and my partner howled with laughter through each of the events.
The first was attempting to drive in a simple figure of 8, however the cars back wheels were on casters, so you spent most of your time flinging sideways and giggling until you couldn't breathe.
The second event of a car made of two front ends, and two sets of steering, requiring two drivers had us both screaming, laughing and emerging from the wacky wagon with wobbly legs.
The third event was the infamous double decker car racing, which was ... interesting, the bottom car had control of the pedals and the top car has control of the steering. It was great fun to have control of the speed (which sadly for safety reason is limited to about 10mph) but it was much scarier climbing the internal scaffolding to the top car and driving through heavy snow in a car with no windscreen and no brakes! But we both emerged laughing and ready for the next event.
The fourth of the day was the Del Boy Challenge, a timed lap challenge in a Reliant Robin, which was, both terrifying and hilarious! Drifting a three wheeler around a very muddy bend whilst trying to stop it flipping over was an experience I'll never forget!
The fifth event was being handed the keys to a stripped out saloon and being told to "give it some wellie" on a track made of multiple surfaces designed to make you fight to keep control, asphalt, concrete, dirt, gravel and finally mud. Again this was against the clock to try and encourage you to "put your foot down". It was the only time I've ever heard my other half called a "psychopath" hehehehe. It really was great fun!
The last two cars were "clown cars", simply drive them round a dirt obstacle course including a cone slalom, sounds easy right? Except the first car had it's steering reversed, so turning left made the car go right and vice versa. It was a real head bender!!!! The second clown car had been "altered" to bounce like a bunny! It was like driving a 70s pimp car with crazy hydraulics!
We may not have won any trophies but my god it was the best fun we'd had in ages and both had aching faces from all the laughing and smiling.
I honestly can't recommend it highly enough! We're already looking at going back to try out some of their other experiences. Book it, you won't be disappointed! :)
06 April 2013