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Ben and his mum
Ben and his mum
Ben racing

Porsche Driving Experience

Thursday, June 3, 2004
Mother knows best – or so she thinks. The family honour is at stake when Ben and his mum go one on one at the Porsche driving school.

The Porsche Driving Centre in Cornubia is the only one in the world. They have 10 new Porsches which are changed over twice a year. They have the 911 Turbo and Porsche Cayenne and you can choose between tiptronic or manual with all models.

Peter Bradbury, Mark Adderton, Steve Pizzati, Craig Baird and Tomas Mezera are well-known in racing circles and give expert advice to those new to the game.

One and two-day programs are offered — level two is for experienced drivers who have driven a sports car or those who have completed level one.

Theory is kept to a minimum — after a 20-minute safety talk, you head for the garage and get behind the wheel. The car is your classroom.

Classes are between 15 and 24 people, divided into three groups, each with its own instructor.

Peter Bradbury believes the highlight of the day for most people is the skid pan. It has a slippery surface — the combination of spinning around almost out of control, but in complete safety in a very expensive vehicle, seems to give people a buzz.

The LVMA puts drivers through braking tests so they understand the advantages of ABS and traction control before putting the new skills to the test in a mini Porsche Grand Prix.

The road circuit sees you driving the latest 911 Turbo or Boxster S under strict instruction, but you still get to experience the exhilaration of the ride.

Participants need to be at least 19 years old and have a full driver's licence. The percentage of women getting behind the wheel is growing.


Cornubia, 30 minutes from Brisbane.


A one-day Porsche Driving Experience starts at $1400. Lunch and insurance is included. They run five times a month from February to December.
Please note prices are valid at time of filming.

More information

Live Adrenalin
The Boatshed
80 McDougall Street
Kirribilli 2061
Ph: 02 8456 7777 1800 763 762 Fax: 02 9923 1562

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