What is Luton famous for? Vauxhall, Bedford, Luton vans, curry, and the “Land Rover Driving Experience”. I think you can guess what we chose.
As 12 of us gathered for a delicious curry the night before, we mused what the next day might deliver, especially as the forecast was for torrential rain, just what we wanted to test our nerve and cars. We were not to be disappointed.
The “Land Rover Driving Experience” is designed to show off the technology that goes into building these world-famous cars. Very few owners have the chance to try out the many functions that are on offer from controlled descent, gravity, hill climbing, mud and rocks, all in the comfort of leather clad seats playing with the many multiple functions that make Land Rovers the go anywhere car.
A few wanted it to be bit more extreme/exciting but suspect health and safety weighed a little too heavy!
Nevertheless, a very enjoyable three hours was spent testing the cars and our skills and after the Wilson team endured a puncture, we retired back for a delicious lunch at the Luton Hoo hotel.
Land Rover are keen of course to entice participants to consider buying a Land Rover after the experience, however Distillers’ wallets were not to be seen, it seems £130k is just a step too far, even for Distillers!
Another great car event ticked off. Watch this space for the next event.