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V8 Drive, 6 Laps at Sandown
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Your V8 hot laps at Sandown Raceway puts you in the driving seat for 6 thrilling laps in a V8 Commodore or Ford Falcon.

  • The V8 challenge of a life time on the famous Sandown Raceway
  • Take to the wheel like Brabham, Moss and Bowe in a Holden Commodore or Ford Falcon
  • 6 mega laps and lots of awesome turns with straights where you'll get to 200km/h
  • Savour the force, feel the grunt, sample the grip over 3.1 km of stunning trackway
  • Includes experience gift pack with personalised voucher and message card

You just can't beat the thrill of V8 hot laps. And this is the ideal place to do it – Sandown Raceway; home of Brabham and Moss. And with this awesome gift experience, you get no less than 6 exhilarating laps to enjoy.

But when that drive takes place in a V8 race car, well, the drive gets a whole lot more thrilling. And that's not all – you'll be asked for your preference of automatic or manual; Ford or Holden. Two classic muscle cars you'll love to drive to kingdom come on the famous Sandown Raceway!

Built in the early '60s, Sandown's Motor Circuit has long stood as the premium car racing circuit in Melbourne and is perfect for driving a v8. One of the critical features of the circuit is an exciting back straight which leads into a speedy entry into Dandenong Road corner.

Can it get any better than that? The answer has to be No as you hurtle about at 200km/h on this 3.1km long track with its 13 challenging turns that will test any roadster when they drive a v8.

As an option available on the day, you can choose to purchase an in-car USB recording and a photo souvenir.

Sun, 29 May, 2022
Sat, 30 Jul, 2022
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Sat, 10 Sep, 2022
Sun, 11 Sep, 2022
Sat, 12 Nov, 2022
Sun, 13 Nov, 2022
Fri, 16 Dec, 2022
Sat, 17 Dec, 2022
Sun, 18 Dec, 2022

Dates are provided as a guideline and are subject to daily change.

For the safety of everyone, your drive may be postponed due to poor weather conditions.  If this occurs, you will be able to rebook a later date.  A weather check is available from 7am advising track conditions.

Allow 2 to 3 hours for the entire event which includes driver's briefing and the drive itself.

Race days are held throughout the year on selected weekday and weekends.

Valid for one person.

Attendees must sign a liability waiver prior to entering the track.  Participants need to sign an indemnity form prior to driving. In the event of damage caused to the car by you, there is an excess paid to the experience provider.

You must be over 18 years old and hold a P Plate license as a minimum.  Max participant weight is 130kg.  A V8 automatic Holden is available for drivers who don't hold a manual license.  You must be drug and alcohol free.

Please see the following page for information on our Packaging and Delivery.

I was accommodated along the way every time I contacted gifts that thrill. I had a hick up with my recording during my laps and the most impressive thing was the commitment from the staff to get me a working recording of my experience. I was allowed to continue doing laps until the issue was rectified and the recording finally worked. Thanks you for my experience it was amazing and will definitely do this adventure again.

The quality of service from Gifts That Thrill was beyond my expectation, venue and staff also excellent. My first drive was postponed but I re booked the V8 experience with no hassles. It does help to have a sunny day in Melbourne.

My V8 experience was well organised, professionally run and enjoyable. I was just a bit revved up afterwards and got my friend to do the driving home!

I thought the whole day was great. Driving the car was a real adrenaline burst, loved every minute.

My V8 experience was a great day for me as it was a gift from my fiance and I really enjoyed racing around the track. Everybody was really friendly and my friends and family were able to come along and watch and enjoy the day as well.

Really had a great time. The instructors were superb and really let you push the cars. Recommended to anyone who loves driving.

Incredible... couldn't ask for more. Thanks for a great experience.

It was a real head rush, something i have always wanted to do.. Buzzing around a race track at breakneck speed

8 laps weren't enough!!!! i didnt want to stop!

Awesome time. loved all 8.3 minutes of it! Cant wait to do it again.

this experience was more suited to novus drivers

Great day experienced by my two sons.took 12 months to get them organised but they thought it was sooooooo good. Big thanks to Phil on the other end of the phone for being so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for Phil, thanks Phil.Bradshaw family.

Was pretty excited to jump into the car on the weekend - but the experience was completely ruined by the instructor driver. I can understand they are there to maintain safety in the high speed situation, and we all expect the instructors to instruct/dictate how best to drive the car to first timers - not a problem. In my instance some instruction was given by an instructor who seemed very uninterested in being there, however my objection comes to when its no longer instructive - ie cursive and basically abuse - how did you pass a driving test' or 'you shouldnt have a license' or that 'your going to cause serious accidents'. This is not acceptable and beyond ruining it for me, it was probably even more disappointing for my family who had organised it as a present.Ive driven bikes,4x4,small and large cars, manual and auto's for over 10 years with out issue no crashes of or any kind. The issue was passed on to the girls at reception on the day however there wasnt much that could be done as the cars would be out on the track continuing with others for some time.

Well set up, great organisation.

great day ,will do it again thanks

I was booked in for a 2:15 session. I did not get in the car until 5:30 and out at 5:45.I was treated rudely by admin staff while attempting to enquire about delaysWe stood in approximately 6 lines, the last of which was over 1 hour.I would not recommend anybody part with $349 to be treated the way I was on sunday.The v8race company try to upsell everybody on the day to buy more laps on the spot. This is clearly unscheduled and therefore all the unscheduled laps appear to effect all bookings further as the day goes on. The 10 minutes of driving was great but considering the 5 hours of waiting around this it was not worth it. For Thrill - if you managed to recommend that your customers request morning sessions you will be less likely to receive more reviews like this.David