If you’re a fan of 80s Hot Hatches, and want to know where the genesis of them began, then the Ford Escort RS2000 is your best place to start. Developed as an alternative to Ford’s more volatile RS1600 model, it was made at their former production line in Aveley in Essex from 1972 onwards, and it was pitched as an affordable and attractive performance car for the commercial market.
The Escort RS2000 shares with the RS1600 a fortified bodyshell, making it an ideal car for use in several fields of motorsporting including Rally driving and motor racing. We have this model available to book for our range of rally experience packages at both London Rally School and Silverstone Rally School.
Power on this classic hot rod comes from a 2.0 litre Pinto engine, bumping out 160 bhp. And with achievable top speeds of 114 mph, it’s surprisingly fast in acceleration for a car of this age and stature, zipping from 0 - 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, and 0 - 100 mph in 10.7 seconds.
We offer a number of sites where you can drive a selection of classic Fords.
Experiences start at £49 and may be had in as many as fifteen different places throughout the UK! Well-known courses in this category include Blyton Park in Lincolnshire and Castle Combe in Wiltshire.
We also offer adventures in Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, RAF Honington in Suffolk, and Abingdon Airfield in Oxfordshire. No matter where you are, our location tools in the top left corner of this page may be able to help you locate a great driving day near you.
How to Make a Reservation for a Ford Driving Experience
Our open gift cards make a great present and are the most flexible way to book your next Ford driving day package at your convenience.
All purchases include email coupons, but we also offer extra gift wrapping choices and special delivery options via Royal Mail or DPD at checkout, which may add to the surprise for the sports enthusiast in your life and are ideal for commemorating any special occasion.
Our live booking system is one-of-a-kind, with suppliers and venues regularly updating information so that you may book immediately on any of the days mentioned in the Events Calendar.
If you buy an open Ford package gift card, double-check the validity period, since certain Ford vouchers and special offers have a shorter or longer validity period. This information will be mentioned clearly on the final booking.
Please keep in mind that making a reservation for a Ford Experience for a certain date is a request that is subject to availability. We typically confirm your reservation within 48 hours, but you should wait until you get final confirmation before making any arrangements.
When purchasing a Ford Experience, make sure that the driver meets all age, weight, height, and licence criteria. Make sure you've gone over everything since each event has its own set of criteria. Please contact our customer service department if you have any questions; they will be happy to assist you.
Although this is not always the case, if the experience is for young drivers, we will generally include it in the package name. If the driver does not meet the criteria on the day, they will most likely be unable to drive.