We were recently speaking with Stunt Drive UK, the UK’s first stunt driving operator! Read on to discover the history behind this company and what they’re all about.
Hey there! Please could you tell us a bit about the history of the company or how these experiences began?
Stunt Drive UK started to offer experience days in 2007, after the two directors identified a clear gap in the experience day market. No other company was offering stunt driving experience days within the UK. The company originally started up with three cars and two instructors, and has developed to now use a total of 18 cars at four venues with a team of over 30 trained stunt driving instructors.
So there’s been a large expansion within the company, that’s great! What encouraged your passion for Stunt Driving?
A lot of the manoeuvres involved in stunt driving are based on a form of motorsport called Autotesting. Alastair Moffatt, one of the company founders, is an eleven times national Autotest champion, so stunt driving was simply a clear development of his competition.
The customers will be in good hands then. What would you say is the best thing about the experiences you offer?
We love taking a customer who is nervous or can’t drive and help them overcome their concerns to really enjoy their time with us. For example, we have had customers who have come to us after being involved in a road traffic accident and have lost all of their confidence, but have left us having reignited their enjoyment of driving.
What makes your driving experiences different to others?
There are so many ways that we are different from other driving experiences. We only employ people we like, we teach customers to use the car in a real life situation, we allow customers to drive cars on two wheels and rev the engines up to about 6,000rpm!
Perfect activity for adrenaline enthusiasts then! Would you say your experiences are suitable for everyone?
Our experiences are suitable for anyone aged 13 to 75 years who is in good health. We require no driving licenses and no previous driving experience.
Have you got any new exciting news to share with us?
Christmas 2015 sees us launch our Teen Stunt Driving Packages, which are the first stunt driving experiences designed for teenagers in the UK. We teach a wide range of skills, starting with the basics of clutch control and ending with driving a car on two wheels.
It all sounds very exciting! We will keep a look out for your future ventures, thanks for talking with us!
These experiences are fit for all ages – driving license or not – looking for an adrenaline fuelled activity. If you wish to take part in one of the other exhilarating rides, have a look at their experiences here: