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An action-packed day run by CAT Driver Training Ltd at Millbrook Proving Ground.

CAT Driver Training is run by Colin and Jo Hoad. Colin used to work for a leading motor manufacturer in the UK as a Vehicle Evaluator and Driver Trainer and has gained extensive experience and qualifications in driver instruction. This includes being certificated to instruct at Millbrook. His life has been spent working with his passion: motor cars - from racing minis to the race preparation of performance cars. He has much experience of vehicles on both road and track and brings a very different approach to driver enjoyment.

The day is a fast moving experience for 8 owners and their cars to introduce the secrets of performance driving. It is designed to be informative, exciting and fun. The group size is purposefully kept small so that the maximum can be obtained from the day in a highly personalised environment.

There is access to the 5 unique circuits at the renowned Millbrook Proving Ground, a venue that is not normally accessible for ‘track days’ and the general public.

Activities designed for the different circuits are:
• Learn ‘threshold’ braking from 100+mph on the ‘Mile Straight’
• High speed driving, potentially to the maximum of your car, on the banked circuit of the ‘High Speed Circuit’
• Drive the demanding ‘Alpine Route’ circuit with its hills, and variety of corners from hairpins to long and sweeping
• Take on the tight, twisty and challenging ‘Handling Circuit’
• Put a car through its paces on the wide open spaces of the ‘Steering Pad/Mile Straight Apron’
An instructor will accompany you on all the circuits, and the objective is to teach you how to get the best from your car and develop your performance driving skills in a controlled environment and at a pace you are comfortable with.

Short presentations in vehicle dynamics will help you to understand the relationship between driver input and vehicle balance and control. From this comes the appreciation of how to safely drive your vehicle at ‘grip limit’ within the controlled confines of a track environment.

At the end of the day, your new found skills can be put to the test in a timed ‘shoot out’ around a gymkhana-style course laid out on the ‘Steering Pad/Mile Straight Apron’. This will be conducted in one of CAT Driver Training’s track prepared cars (normally a Subaru Impreza or a Caterham 7).

Included in the day are:
• Professional in car tuition
• Access to 5 unique circuits at Millbrook Proving Ground
• Mechanical support from a professional race engineer
• Lunch and refreshments during the day
• Timed end of day ‘shoot out’ in one of CAT’s track prepared cars
• Full emergency services on hand all day
• 1½ hours driving time with your personal instructor

GTROC Members Price £355 per person
Non Members Price £375 per person

Performance Driver ‘Track’ Day Schedule

08:30 – 09:15 Coffee, Introduction, Licence Check, Scrutineering, Safety Briefing & Objectives of the Day
09:15 – 09:20 Drive to Circuits
09:20 – 10:30 Mile Straight
10:30 – 11:40 High Speed Circuit
11:45 – 13:15 Handling Circuit
13:15 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 15:20 Alpine Route
15:20 – 16:00 Understeer/Oversteer
16:00 – 17:00 Gymkhana timed ‘Shoot Out’ – Steering Pad/Mile Straight Apron
17:10 Presentation & Debrief
Any Questions
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Timings & Circuit order may be subject to change on the day depending on circuit activity

Note on noise limits ... to quote me "there is no limit unless you are a Le Mans Prototype or an F1 car". If anyone thinks they can compete at that level on noise, be sure to mention it when booking!

Payment will need to be paid in full by 1st August 2009 directly to CAT at the very latest (Payment can be made by bank transfer, cheque or debit and credit cards. The latter attract merchant fees of 1.94% of the value). A non-refundable deposit of £150 should be made now to reserve your place with the balance paid by the beginning of August. Note: this day is for a maximum of eight people.

First eight reserves that do not get a place this time will get first refusal on the next Millbrook event likely in Spring 2010. Other reserves will be contacted about future events as they are planned.

Note that if we get enough reserves to put on another event before that planned for the Spring we’ll look at holding another course in early October, so even though the list might be full please do shout if you are interested!

1. charles charlie
2. CCGT
3. paul__k
4. guy cuthbert
5. ramsub
6. ferdi p
7. Aerodramatics
8. SurreyUMSGTR

Potential Reserves

1. Zed Ed
2. sumo69
3. peterpeter
4. madadd
5. kpkpkp (Group - PDTD)


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Thanks Paul for the £££'s....

FYI Colin & I will be on holiday for the next two weeks, Amanda will be looking after the office while we're away but on a part time basis so please be aware there may be a few hours delay to any enquiry you may have.

1. charles charlie
2. CCGT
3. paul__k (Fully Paid)
4. guy cuthbert
5. ramsub
6. ferdi p
7. Aerodramatics
8. SurreyUMSGTR

Potential Reserves

1. Zed Ed
2. sumo69
3. peterpeter
4. madadd
5. kpkpkp (Group - PDTD)

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How to pay for the day?

Thanks Paul for the £££'s....

FYI Colin & I will be on holiday for the next two weeks, Amanda will be looking after the office while we're away but on a part time basis so please be aware there may be a few hours delay to any enquiry you may have.

1. charles charlie
2. CCGT
3. paul__k (Fully Paid)
4. guy cuthbert
5. ramsub
6. ferdi p
7. Aerodramatics
8. SurreyUMSGTR

Potential Reserves

1. Zed Ed
2. sumo69
3. peterpeter
4. madadd
5. kpkpkp (Group - PDTD)

Jo
Hi Jo,

Sorry - been very busy and rubbish at getting organised! I need to pay you my deposit to secure my place for the day. Can I pay through the CATDT website - or would you prefer another method?

Apologies if this has caught you on holiday!

Thanks!
 

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Hi Jo,

Sorry - been very busy and rubbish at getting organised! I need to pay you my deposit to secure my place for the day. Can I pay through the CATDT website - or would you prefer another method?

Apologies if this has caught you on holiday!

Thanks!
Hi
Jo and Colin still away in sunny Italy, they will be back in office from 29.06.09. You have a couple of options for deposit. You can ring me on 01234 757633 and pay by Debit/Credit card. The latter of these attracts a merchant fee of 1.94%. You can send me a chq, or you can pay by bank transfer. Please let me know and I will forward bank details.
Kind regards
Amanda
 

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Thanks Paul for the £££'s....

FYI Colin & I will be on holiday for the next two weeks, Amanda will be looking after the office while we're away but on a part time basis so please be aware there may be a few hours delay to any enquiry you may have.

1. charles charlie
2. CCGT
3. paul__k (Fully Paid)
4. guy cuthbert
5. ramsub
6. ferdi p
7. Aerodramatics
8. SurreyUMSGTR

Potential Reserves

1. Zed Ed
2. sumo69
3. peterpeter
4. madadd
5. kpkpkp (Group - PDTD)

Jo

Hi Jo,

Looks like I will have to duck out as I'm now flying to New York on September 11th :nervous:(Not a joke flying out with work) so obvoiusly won't be able to make the day. Gutted as looking forward to learning a few tricks. Still looks like there are plenty of names on the reserves list.

I think I will have to book a 1-to-1 session instead, are there any dates in August for these?

Thanks
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Jo and Colin still away in sunny Italy, they will be back in office from 29.06.09. You have a couple of options for deposit. You can ring me on 01234 757633 and pay by Debit/Credit card. The latter of these attracts a merchant fee of 1.94%. You can send me a chq, or you can pay by bank transfer. Please let me know and I will forward bank details.
Kind regards
Amanda
Hi Amanda,

Sorry didnt get back to you Wednesday - hectic week! Anyway - i left a voice message for you today (Friday) re: payment. Failing that i will make contact again on Monday morning.

Thanks - SurreyUMSGTR
 

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Hi All

We're now back from our hols much to my disappointment :chuckle: Am firmly ensconced back behind the pc.

Surrey - apologies Amanda wasn't able to take your call yesterday but I've got your number and will try on Monday unless you want to try me first.

CC - safe flying..... there are options in August if you would like to either give me a call (which would be best) or drop me a PM.

Look forward to hearing from you both.

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Great to speak with you Surrey this morning and thank you for your deposit.

As CCGT will be out of the country, there is now one place available. Potential Reserves interested?

1. charles charlie
2. paul__k (Fully Paid)
3. guy cuthbert
4. ramsub
5. ferdi p
6. Aerodramatics
7. SurreyUMSGTR (Deposit Paid)
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Potential Reserves

1. Zed Ed
2. sumo69
3. peterpeter
4. madadd
5. kpkpkp (Group - PDTD)

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ramsub many thanks for your £££'s.

Zed Ed and sumo thanks for your replies ...

1. charles charlie
2. paul__k (Fully Paid)
3. guy cuthbert
4. ramsub (Fully Paid)
5. ferdi p
6. Aerodramatics
7. SurreyUMSGTR (Deposit Paid)
8.

Potential Reserves

1. Zed Ed (not sure on date)
2. sumo69 (car might not be here)
3. peterpeter
4. madadd
5. kpkpkp (Group - PDTD)

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Charles Charlie many thanks for your £££'s.

Keep 'em coming :squintdan

1. charles charlie (Fully Paid)
2. paul__k (Fully Paid)
3. guy cuthbert
4. ramsub (Fully Paid)
5. ferdi p
6. Aerodramatics
7. SurreyUMSGTR (Deposit Paid)
8.

Potential Reserves

1. Zed Ed (not sure on date)
2. sumo69 (car might not be here)
3. peterpeter
4. madadd
5. kpkpkp (Group - PDTD)

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Any news/updates Peeps for this event?

Aero I know you aren't 100% sure on the date yet ... when do you think you would know?

3. guy cuthbert
5. ferdi p
6. Aerodramatics
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3. peterpeter
4. madadd
5. kpkpkp

Jo
Sorry Jo, it would appear my superior driving skills have scared them away.....:D
 

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Apologies - this fell off my radar. Looks fine - let me make final diary check and then will pay in full within 48 hours...

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R1Mark many thanks for your £££'s.

Guy look forward to hearing how the diary is looking :thumbsup:

1. charles charlie (Fully Paid)
2. paul__k (Fully Paid)
3. guy cuthbert
4. ramsub (Fully Paid)
5. ferdi p
6. Aerodramatics
7. SurreyUMSGTR (Deposit Paid)
8. R1Mark (Fully Paid)

Potential Reserves

1. Zed Ed (not sure on date)
2. sumo69 (car might not be here)
3. peterpeter
4. madadd
5. kpkpkp (Group - PDTD)

Jo
 
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