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The theme of this year’s Donington Historic Festival is ‘get involved’, with spectators invited to get behind the wheel or in the passenger seat for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Try your hand at stunt driving

Precision driving legend Paul Swift – the expert behind the Top Gear Live stunts – will be offering stunt driving lessons – teaching people how to J-turn and drift a car 360 degrees. 

Learn to drift…

Learn how to drift a Caterham with BookaTrack, the UK’s leading track day provider. You’ll have enormous fun mastering the art of taking the car sideways!

… or enjoy a drift ride

If you’d rather experience drifting from the passenger seat, you can experience tyre squealing action at the hands of one of BookaTrack’s professional instructors. 

Drive Donington!

If you’re parking in the infield – either on one of the car club stands or in the Pre-1990 Display Parking area –  this is your chance to drive your own car round Donington Park in one of the Festival’s lunchtime parades. Get more info and book your parade pass here.

Go auto solo

Go Motorsport’s auto solo passenger rides will give you a great taster of autotesting – a fantastic way to get into competitive motorsport.

Take a Dream Ride

The very generous members of the Sporting Bears Motor Club will be giving Festival visitors 10-mile passenger rides on public roads in the Donington Park area in one of their classic and sports cars in exchange for donations to a children’s charity. This year the locally based STEPS Conductive Education Centre ( ) is the charity nominated.


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