Covid-19 Information & Update for Drive Supercars

##Updated 16th November 2021

Dear Customers,

I hope this email finds you well during these challenging times...

As you are likely aware, the Prime Minister on Monday afternoon announced that the Waikato would move to Level 2  on the 16th of November and Auckland remains at Level 3 (stage 2). At this stage there is still no clear timeline for Auckland's return to level 2.  

In order for us to operate we require Auckland to be at Level 2 so that our staff and many customers have passage through the border to Hampton Downs Motorsport Park.

At this stage after reviewing best assessments we would anticipate that it is unlikely that Auckland would be at level 2 by the Drive Day scheduled for 2nd of December. We do appreciate that many of our customers require a definitive decision as soon as possible enabling them to manage existing travel arrangements and other commitments. Taking this into account we need to act with the best information we have at hand and unfortunately postpone our drive day scheduled for December 2nd. 

We have however released additional dates this week of February 17th, March 24th, April 21st and May19th and we are working closely with Hampton Downs currently to secure additional dates for the first half of 2022.

You don't have to worry about your expiry date, you'll be able to book for any available date even if it falls after your expiry. Please follow the link below to view real-time availability and to select a new date and time.  

Myself and my team would like to wish you and your families continued love and support and we look forward to getting back on circuit and showing you an amazing time!

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out, I'm happy to help.

Kind Regards,

Eddie Freeman

of Unforgettable

Aston Martin Vantage Drive & Evo-X Hot Lap, Hampton Downs

Recent Reviews

5 / 5

It was an awesome experience and a privilege for me to have the opportunity, thanks to the generosity of my son and daughter. Thanks to you all, esp "TJ" (?) for guiding and helping me enjoy driving the Aston like that! And the Evo X hotlap was the icing on the cake!
5 / 5

Seriously good fun! A very well organised morning and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Would happily do it again! Thank you!
5 / 5

BEST DAY EVER!!! This is the best gift my children have ever given me. PJ asked me if I was driving because I am an Aston Martin fan. My answer. No, but I have always wanted to drive fast in a safe environment. Dream fulfilled! The choice of car suited me and PJ made me feel confident from the start. The rest of the team were helpful and friendly and made you feel calm when the heart was racing. The extra laps and the USB are definitely worth the money. One thing I would like to know is how fast I was going. Is it possible to find out? Would I recommend the experience . Hell Yes Thank you and the team. Sue Nicholson
5 / 5

I had the best day of my life. Fantastic team and friendly. Driving the Aston Martin was an absolute high point in my driving experiences. The only downside is it didn't last longer, but I guess I'll have to come back sometime.
5 / 5

Well organised. Never too long to wait between drives. Instructors were great - right amount of input and support. Absolutely will do again. The only slightly superfluous part was the hot lap. It would have been more helpful to me to have had this before rather after drives as would given more useful information on good braking and lines through corners.
5 / 5

The Aston was absolutely a fantastic drive, a dream come true. It's not solely about the car driving it's about the management, the greeting, the girls in the pits, the instructors... they all did a great job. The selection of cars available and the drive options was very good. It's clear that safety and keeping safe is a high priority and there is a lot of time and energy put into these areas. It was a great day and a great experience. We'll be back! Improvement tips: Let the pit girls drive each of the cars, then they can relate more to customers. The Lotus was a little tricky to get into so a note on that might be a good idea for more "experienced" people in life. Add a skid pad for those people wanting to experience a "hot lap" burnout session. In the future teaming up with stunt car driving could round out the experience.
5 / 5

What an experience! It was incredible to be behind the wheel of these two super cars. The sound of the Aston Martin made your eyes water, the Lotus felt like a go cart as it roared down the straights and stuck to the road on the turns. The driving instructors were fantastic at guiding you though the track in a way that made you feel safe yet still gave you that feeling of driving a super car at speeds above the limits you would do on the road. I would love to go again with friends
5 / 5

Was an amazing experience, very friendly and helpful staff, would love to do it again
5 / 5

Team, What a fantastic experience. Great cars, great organisation during the day and such a friendly team. You all looked super passionate about you do and the smiles you bring to people’s faces. Wonderful!
5 / 5

Great experience, gearbox was a bit stroppy on the vantage. Very friendly staff Mental Evo round :) Will be back for one of the other supercars
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Now $399

*Valid for 12 Months

Key Points
  • Drive an Aston Martin Vantage Supercar
  • Located at Hampton Downs Raceway
  • In-car instructor
  • Pre-drive briefing
  • Photo and USB video options

The Experience

Since James Bond drove a 1986 Aston Martin Vantage, this car has been synonymous with sophistication, speed and style on a whole new level! Now it's your chance to take the wheel for 8 unforgettable km's around Hampton Downs Raceway in Auckland.

The look and feel of the Aston Martin Vantage simply has to be experienced to be believed. It's flowing lines and stark black and white paint job provide the perfect combination of beauty and strength in one.

Take it all in as you drive for 8km around Hamptons Downs Raceway while one of our expert instructors guide you on the finer points of handling this supercar. The noise is unparalleled and the experience will never be forgotten.

Then just when you thought it couldn't get any better, you’ll get the chance to jump into the passenger seat of the awesome Mitsubishi EvoX for a fast lap around the track. A great way to finish off the experience, every seat is as good as the next in this very capable car so whether you’re in the front or the back seat you’ll be smiling when you get out.

Please meet us at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, Hampton Downs Road, Meremere

Additional Info

Please note that drivers must have a current and valid full drivers licence to participate in the drive experience.

Please note that this is a ‘Driving Experience’ and not a ‘Race Day’, while you will get to experience the performance capabilities of the Supercar some restrictions to cornering speeds will apply on the day.

This experience runs on Thursdays, once a month & we recommend booking 4-6 weeks in advance.

As a general guide there is a height restriction of 6ft 5in and a weight restriction of 120kg, if you are outside of these parameters please call us to discuss available options.

Spectators: All family and friends are welcome. If your guests bring their Drivers Licence with them they may also be able to drive (subject to availability - Please see registration on the day for Pay and Drive options.)

The Transmission is F1 (Paddle Shift) however it does have an Automatic mode if preferred

You must be drug and alcohol free, otherwise we reserve the right to refuse participation.


From arrival to departure - please allow two and a half hours for your drive experience

Dress Code

Casual clothes are fine - please wear enclosed footwear


Q. Can friends and family come down and watch the drive?
A. Spectators are more than welcome to come and share in this great experience and take photos.

Q. Can you get DVD’s and/or Photos of the drive?
A. Yes definitely, we offer USB video sticks and framed photos. Check out the additional options to add these!

Q. Are the cars Automatic or Manual?
A. The Transmission is F1 (Paddle Shift) however it does have an Automatic mode if preferred. This is the case for both the Ferrari and Lamborghini

Q. Do you need a full driver’s licence to participate?
A. Yes you do, if you do not have full drivers licence one of our professional drivers can take you for a hair raising ride experience!

Q. Are there food and drink facilities at Hampton Downs?
A. There are basic snacks & drinks available for purchase, however we recommend bringing something with you if you want something substantial to eat on the day.

Q. What is required from me before I have my Drive?
A. No alcohol is to be consumed within eight hours of participating. Occupants must wear enclosed footwear. Please bring your license and your voucher for the experience

Q. Are there height and weight restrictions?
A. As a general guide there is a height restriction of 6ft 5in and a weight of 120kg. Call us if you are worried - but we have never had to turn anyone away!

Q. Do you run on weekends?
A. Weekends are typically not available due to race events being held at the track. We run on a Thursday in most cases and periodically on alternate weekdays.

Now $399

*Valid for 12 Months