Charity Race Experience Day 18/11/2012

Would you like to raise money for charity by riding shotgun in a supercar around Snetterton? Of course you would, so here are the details.

The Charity Race Experience Day will take place on November 18th, at Snetterton. Last year the day made £20,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), which provide free accommodation for families of seriously ill children near hospices and hospitals. This year it intends to raise £50,000.

Expect some tasty classics too
Expect some tasty classics too
After an admission price of £5, passenger laps can be purchased by anyone over 12, with all proceeds going to the charity. Not only is there a mouth-watering selection of cars on offer (including a Ferrari F430, Aston V12 Vantage, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 and an MG SV), the driver line-up is also pretty special. BTCC racers Shawn Hollamby and Tony Gilham will be doing the driving, along with Ginetta GT driver Carl Breeze.

Martin Donnelly, former Camel Lotus F1 driver, will be there both as a driver and a strong advocate of RMHC. After his crash at the Spanish Grand Prix in 1990 which broke both his legs and ended his F1 career, Donnelly spent six weeks in an East London hospital. The huge costs incurred by his family visiting from Belfast would be typical of the type of situation in which RMHC could now help.

As well as the supercar passenger rides, Snetterton will play host to other Charity Race Experience Day attractions. The Wildcat Aerobatic formation display team will headline a lunchtime air display involving a number of acts. Moreover, three dealers (Bussey's Ford, Duff Morgan Citroen and Cooper's BMW) will be offering 'ride and drives' on the Snetterton 100 circuit. And if all that is rather exhausting, Monster will be sending its Monster Truck (see what they did there) full of energy drinks to perk you up.

Good sort Martin Donnelly will be there
Good sort Martin Donnelly will be there
Moreover, a selection of car clubs will be exhibiting its members' cars. Along with PH East Anglia, Snetterton will play host to the Triumph Stag Owners' Club, the BMW Car Club, Bigpower, the Wensum TR Group and the Norfolk and Suffolk divisions of Porsche Club GB.

So get 18th November free in your diary and come down to Snetterton for a great day out and raise money for charity. Further details can be found at


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  • KevF 23 Nov 2012

    Well a tremendous thanks to everyone that helped, took part and turned up for passenger rides at Snetterton last Sunday.

    We had great weather so that topped it all.

    We raised £40,795.85 for the charity which is double what we did in 2011.

    With cars on track ranging for the LFA (from Toyota UK) to the Trotter 3 wheeler, from the Vantage GT4 to the 1932 Ford Model A and everything in between, we offered something for everyone. Even had trucks taking children around at lunchtime while above were 4 stunt planes doing aerobatics.

    Was a great day and all I could see was queues for rides and smiles on faces.

    We've now booked the track again for Sunday 17th November 2013 and there will be a few more surprises for next year.. wink

    Thanks all.


  • BarryP 03 Oct 2012

    I am one of the Clophill super car crowd and would like to bring the GT-R R35 along to put on the static display, can you add me to your stand list.

  • 70proof 26 Sep 2012

    iluvmercs said:
    I will be organising PH East Anglia's attendance, so if you'd like to join the PHEA stand, please let me know thumbup

    I'm looking forward to this, as it was a great day last year.

    hi darren,

    lot of interest from the guys that meet in clophill, beds.... are you running a list somewhere that we an add our names to or would you like us to PM you... (several lambos/fezas/astons/porkers)

    Edited by 70proof on Wednesday 26th September 10:28

  • sumo69 26 Sep 2012


    I just checked the driver listing and I am not there despite registering and completing the questionairre a couple of months back when I was contacted directly.

    Can you check for me? My name is David Segal and I am bringing my Nissan GTR R35.



  • KevF 25 Sep 2012

    TonyF said:
    Kev, I am willing to come along in my Radical SR3 RS if theres space.
    Do enjoy charity events like this.
    Let me know.
    Hi Tony,

    Can I direct you to the registration page of the website.

    Once we have your full details, we can then go from there.

    Many thanks


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