After a couple of reschedules, finally did the course today (Sat 15th). Worth every dollar, amazing experience, awesome teachers with heaps of knowledge and wisdom to share. Completely recommend to anyone I cross paths with and will be in touch for level 2. Cheers and great efforts to you and your team. Carl (July 2017)
Just a note of appreciation for the opportunity to participate in the skid pan program this morning. It was thoroughly enjoyable; and nicely challenging for someone like me with a lifetime of driving as carefully as possible on Queensland roads. And it was very professionally conducted by you and Levi. The clever mixture of encouragement when OOC events occurred, coupled with prompting to push for an ever improving performance, was an absolute delight to experience. And for an old bloke like me, something that I valued greatly. The other aspect of the whole event that some may not have appreciated was the honour of even a passing contact with yourself whom I regard as one of the icons of Australian motor racing. Job well done! Congratulations. Graham (March, 2015)
I completed your Level 1 Defensive Driving Course a couple of weeks ago with your instructors Ian and Chris. I am writing to say thank you for the awesome experience! Both Ian and Chris were so engaging and provided heaps of information. Before completing the course It was great to learn how to use the ABS brakes in my car in a safe and friendly environment as well as drive in various conditions. I will definitely be recommending this to everyone I know! Thanks again, Ellie (January, 2015).
A Great Experience
Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the laps and you're running a great experience. Would definitely recommend it to my friends. Thanks for re-booking it for me as well. Really appreciate it and I'm glad it didn't go to waste. Hopefully when my time is a little more free I'd love to take it for a spin myself. Cheers mate a big thumbs up from me. Kind Regards, Ben
Thanks for the great Lotus day last Saturday. I have been a long time (armchair)fan of motor sport and remember very well watching your Lamborghini tear around race tracks. I have a wife and three kids so I have never had a chance to do something like this before. This was easily the best fun and the most I have grinned in years.The day was a great balance of events, but easily the best fun was the track race at the end. For someone with little knowledge of cars it was a perfect day. I will absolutely be encouraging our group to visit again. I have a new VW Golf R, which would be fun to bring to our track day, but I would be too nervous to drive fast (I need to get to work somehow)!! Thanks again for the excellent day. Great team of guys/great cars and very smooth running program. Cheers, Wayne (September, 2012)
The most fun in a long time
It was the most fun I have enjoyed for a very long time! Greg
Just letting you know that Boyd had his Lamborghini experience yesterday, he had the best time ever and hasn't stopped talking about it. Your driver made he feel comfortable and the other staff member were very helpful. Thank you for such a great experience and birthday present for my son that he won't forget for a long time. Thanks, Catherine
Plenty to work on
Thanks again for demonstrating last week just how fast an old E type Jag can go on the track if the driver is skilful enough. You have given me plenty to work on! Cheers, Geoff Blake
Thanks for the great Lotus day last Saturday. I have been a long time (armchair)fan of motor sport and remember very well watching your Lamborghini tear around race tracks. I have a wife and three kids so I have never had a chance to do something like this before. This was easily the best fun and the most I have grinned in years.
The day was a great balance of events, but easily the best fun was the track race at the end. For someone with little knowledge of cars it was a perfect day. I will absolutely be encouraging our group to visit again. I have a new VW Golf R, which would be fun to bring to our track day, but I would be too nervous to drive fast (I need to get to work somehow)!! Thanks again for the excellent day. Great team of guys/great cars and very smooth running program. Cheers, Wayne (September, 2012)
Definately blown away
I was definitely blown away by Paul's experience and expertise as a race car driver, initially I thought he was a routine driving instructor but was soon proven wrong. He definitely made us push the limits of our cars and yourself which made it all the more balls out and realistic, he made you stare fear in the face then laugh at it. Definitely worth it and would do it again. (Defensive Driving Course Level 1 - Lakeside, Brisbane)
I attended your Lotus experience on 2/7/11 @ Morgan Park. Thank you for the opportunity to drive and the simple, organised system you have in place for the event. I'll admit 5 laps were only just enough to start building a rhythm and not really enough to start working on true speed. It was my first on track and sports car experience. The instructor (Matt?) was excellent and offered clear instructions which were great. Thanks again. I'll recommend it to any driving enthusiasts I know but will certainly suggest they look to do 10 laps and not just 5. Brendan
An Amazing Gift
Lotus experience was great, we bought it for my dad and even though he is not a huge car enthusiast the atmosphere and experience made it an amazing gift.
Skid Pan Training, Track days at QR, Morgan Park and Lakeside
Just a quick note to thank you and your team for guidance and instruction you have given John this year in the Supra. We purchased the Supra last November to participate in the Street Sprints and began this year as complete novices in circuit racing. John has attended the Skid Pan Training, Track days at QR, Morgan Park and Lakeside, the improvement in his times has been remarkable after each training session. Last Sunday he set a time of 60.7 seconds at Lakeside which was not only the fastest time in the V8 category (turbo 6 run in V8) he was the third fastest outright with over 60 entrants in all sorts of vehicles. He was only 3/10th slower than the fastest car on the day which was a Mitsubishi EVO and 1/10th behind second fastest (another EVO).
As you can imagine there were many cars that you think would be faster than the Supra including a few V8's running full slicks, Clubman's and other EVO's etc. so when people realise we are running a fairly standard engine they are shocked by the speed of the car.
John is currently leading the Street Sprints in the V8 category at both QR and Lakeside I have no hesitation in telling people that the driver training was the best investment we have made in finding quicker lap times. My initial motivation was to make John safer in the car and I believe we have accomplished that with John driving the car quick and straight (most of the time).
Thanks again for your assistance so far this year and we look forward to future track days with you and the team. Steve, General Manager - Torque Toyota
When do I go again?
The Lotus Exige hot laps was for our son, Sean who is blind and has cerebral palsy who loved the experience and speed of whole event, the driver was great the first thing Sean said was it was fantastic, when do I go again??? Evie