Event: Virgin Racing Factory Visit
An event organised as part of the Supercar Driver club, where 50 people had exclusive access to view the Virgin racing factory.
With two convoys from West Midlands and Yorkshire both congregated close to the factory, created a real buzz on the sleepy industrial estate.
Shortly afterwards, we all snaked over to the Virgin headquarters and were shown around the factory, getting a chance to view the racing cars, and the development areas up-close, being guided through by team principal John Booth. A large number of mechanics and race crew were also on hand to answer any questions that we had.
This private viewing of F1 racing was facinating – not least for the true understanding of the cost of this fine motorsport. In one example, we were shown the steering wheels. There were six in stock, with each one costing £60,000!
This was a money-can’t-buy experience, with all visitors donating to a charity raffle, raising almost £2,000 for the local Children’s Hospice.