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Elvington Airfield

Elvington Airfield, situated near York, serves as a premier venue for driving experience days in York, offering an exceptional setting for supercar enthusiasts to explore the limits of high-performance vehicles. Known for its vast run-off areas and one of the UK’s longest runways, Elvington driving experiences provide a unique and thrilling driving environment that attracts both professional drivers and novices alike. 

What Are Supercar Driving Experiences at Elvington Airfield like? 

A Driving experience at Elvington Airfield presents an opportunity for motorsport fans to engage with supercars in a historically rich and expansive setting. The airfield’s history as a former RAF station during the Second World War adds a unique touch to the driving experience, with the site now doubling as the Yorkshire Air Museum. The presence of many rare aircraft and a complete Halifax bomber nearby enriches the experience, offering more than just driving. 6th Gear Experience has developed a challenging yet fast circuit at Elvington, making it a favoured location for supercar driving events for nearly a decade. 

What Supercars Are Available for Driving Experiences at Elvington Airfield? 

Enthusiasts can choose from an array of top-tier supercars, which include brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, and Porsche. Each vehicle offers a distinct combination of speed, design, and engineering excellence, ensuring that all participants find a car that excites and challenges them. These driving experience days near York allows individuals to handle these powerful vehicles in a safe, controlled environment, guided by professional instructors. 

Why Book with 6th Gear Experience? 

Booking a York driving experience with 6th Gear Experience at Elvington Airfield offers some great benefits. Each participant can receive guidance from skilled instructors who specialise in high-performance driving, giving you safety and an enhanced driving experience. 6th Gear boasts one of the most extensive fleets of supercars, allowing drivers to choose their dream car for an unforgettable drive. 

Safety and Track Design 

The design of the Elvington track promises not only exciting but also safe driving conditions, ideal for testing the capabilities of both car and driver. Given the large run off area, you can really get a feel for speed, with a safe amount of space. 

Additional Attractions

The location’s rich history and the adjacent Yorkshire Air Museum provide a full day of activities for families and groups, making it more than just a driving experience. York itself has a rich history that only enhances the overall experience.  

Accessibility 

Elvington Airfield’s proximity to major roads like the A1/A64 ensures it is easily accessible for participants coming from different parts of the UK. Drivers from all over Yorkshire and surrounding areas come to Elvington Airfield for the thrill of a lifetime.

What makes Elvington Airfield the ultimate driving experience in York? 

The Elvington driving experience offers an exhilarating opportunity for motorsports enthusiasts to drive supercars on one of the UK’s most historic and challenging tracks. Some are looking to fulfil a lifelong dream of driving a supercar, others searching for a unique gift, and driving experience in Elvington provide the perfect setting.


* Our full 2024 calendar can be viewed on the Circuits and Dates page, or click Redeem Voucher to book in using a gift voucher!

* We're excited to announce TWO new venues will be hosting our driving experiences. We have RED LODGE KARTING in Suffolk, and we also have BICESTER HERITAGE in Oxford. Dates are now available for bookings!

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Your Guide to a Supercar Driving Experience Day



Rewind about fifteen years or so and there was little in the way of a fast car driving experiences available in the UK. The best supercar driving experience days didn’t even include iconic supercars from manufacturers like Lamborghini or Aston Martin.

6th Gear Experience was founded to change all that – even being the pioneers of junior driving experience days. Aimed purely at children between the ages of 10-16 with a minimum height of 4ft 10 and are now hugely popular with over 4000 juniors being customers of ours annually.

As trends change, certain supercars become more popular than others. For example, when a new James Bond film is released, an Aston Martin experience is always a big draw. The Aston Martin DB9 driving experience makes a fantastic gift for someone special, and since we have the full fleet from this famous British manufacturer, an Aston Martin driving day in general is a fantastic thrill. So what should you look out for when searching for a supercar driving experience day or indeed just a supercar experience?

Well there seems to be a lot of choice out there, but most of the names tend to be third party agencies whilst there are very few companies who actually put on the experience days themselves. 6th Gear Experience is of course one, and having gained the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards four years running is without doubt the company to turn to when making your choice. Supplying nearly all the major high street retailers and the large internet based agencies, we have carved a reputation in the industry as the best value for money by far. With an up to date modern fleet of supercars we now offer the best driving experience days bar none.

Popular Supercars Right Now

The Audi R8 driving experiences, together with the Ariel Atom driving experience are the most popular supercar experience. Followed closely by our Ferrari 458 experience. The Ferrari 458 driving experience is lauded as being the best modern Ferrari of recent times. Once again since we own and operate a full fleet of Ferrari’s, if you know someone with a passion for this great Italian manufacturer, this gift will make you very popular indeed! Interestingly, one of our increasingly popular sellers is the lorry driving experience. In fact lorry driving experience days are such fun they seem to appeal to all ages! From a 12 year old boy to an 80 year old lady, we’ve been amazed at the sheer uniform appeal of our exclusive lorry driving experience. Ok so you don’t get to go 100mph in a 40 ton truck, but trundling along come rain or shine in a DAF truck with 16 automatic gears is truly enormous fun. It looks like 2024 is already popular with those wishing to undergo the fabulous Lamborghini driving experience. Traditionally, this is one of our top sellers and this is reflected in the fact that kids also seem to want to involve themselves in our junior Lamborghini driving experience. As long as they are at least 5ft they can actually drive a Lamborghini equipped with dual controls and an instructor sat in the passenger seat watching their every move!

Back in the early 2000’s a Ferrari driving experience was far and away the top selling car driving experience. It’s interesting as we have mentioned before, how trends and tastes change over the years. We had a Nissan GTR join our fleet in 2019 which customers went crazy for! Due to the massive popularity and high demand, within 2 months we had added another one to the fleet. The R35 has been an excellent addition to our fleet, with many customers paying extra on the day to drive one.

Supercar driving experiences are also far more widely known because of TV programmes like Top Gear which help drive the driving day experiences market. Just searching driving experience days UK brings up a raft of entries many of which are provided exclusively by 6th Gear. This makes a driving gift a fantastic present, whether for birthdays or Christmas

Typically on a 6th Gear Experience event day, facilities are second to none with great quality catering available, a large marquee to provide cover from that inclement weather we are all used to here in the UK. Other optional extras such as Pay and Drive are available on the day aimed at those who wish to drive extra supercars as well as their pre-booked choices. Friends and family are all welcome and if they bring their driving licence too they can pick a supercar and also partake in a fast car experience too.

There is a difference though between a supercar day and a race day experience.

6th Gear Experience doesn’t really cater for hardened track enthusiasts – we leave this to others. What we do superbly is to provide a supercar track day experience usually as a gift, for someone who is very special.

We get asked often at 6thgearexperience how much a supercar driving experience costs. Of course many of our valued customers will spend as little at £59 or so purchasing a Ferrari experience for a family member for example. Others will go to the extreme and spend £495 or more on what may end up being a full day driving experience. Driving experience days for two are also catered for by 6thgearexperience. Perhaps that someone special in your life fancies an Audi driving experience while you yourself might crave the more traditional Aston Martin driving experience. We can cater for everyone!

At 6th Gear HQ (in Solihull), our friendly call centre staff will endeavour to answer all your queries. They are used to being asked a variety of questions from where exactly are the venues, which Supercars are the best to drive, to how fast are they willing to let me drive. Working hands on with our garage team, our customer service team are more than happy to help any question that you may have!

In the first few years of 6th Gear’s existence, the company operated solely from Elvington which was so popular with customers looking for driving experience days York. It was here in fact that we ran our first driving experience days for kids which at first only included the Ferrari, but then expanded to include more variety of supercars to drive.

We operate from various super UK circuits. Head over to our Locations page to see exactly which tracks we run at. We’ve already covered how a race car experience doesn’t really describe what we do here at 6thgearexperience. What we do exceptionally well is to provide superb supercar drive days for the general public many of whom are simply not experienced in getting behind the wheel of a 200mph supercar.