Visitors to the Midlands Machinery Show (MMS) in November (16 and 17) will be able to take part in a range of driving experiences, from HGVs to new 4x4s.
The Newark-based Diamond Driver Training will be at the show, offering visitors the option to drive an HGV around a set course.
“This is for anyone who would like to have a go at driving an HGV but wouldn’t normally have the opportunity,” says instructor Karl Hunt. “It is aimed at anyone visiting the MMS, particularly those considering an HGV driving course in the future. It’s a great chance to have a go.”
There will also be a 4×4 course, with professional Ford drivers on-hand to take attendees for a spin in a Ford Ranger Wildtrak. The vehicle will be outside the Lady Eastwood Centre and visitors wishing to go for a ride can call at the Woldmarsh stand inside the building, or at the 4×4 static vehicle display outside the Stanley Sheldon Hall.
“The Ford Ranger Wildtrak features a bold, purposeful exterior design and sleek, high-tech, inviting interior. It offers a choice of proven and durable diesel powertrains, including the addition of Ford’s powerful V6 turbodiesel,” says Phaedra Bryant of Woldmarsh. “An upgraded chassis and suspension ensure excellent ride and handling, whether riding with passengers, fully loaded with cargo or towing. Its cargo area has increased functionality and better access.
“We are excited to be able to participate in the 4×4 course this year after its absence since 2019, so we hope visitors to the show will be able to make the most of it.”
At the Chandlers stand, over 25s with a full driving licence will be able to drive the new petrol or diesel, three-litre six-cylinder turbo BMW-sourced engine Ineos Grenadier. “There will be three vehicles going around the course and one static new Ineos Grenadier for potential customers to have a look at,” says Gavin Pell, managing director at Chandlers.
“Customers can pre-book to drive themselves in one of these exciting new vehicles around the 4×4 course, accompanied by one of our team, or opt to be driven by an Ineos professional driver in order to get a taste of what these off-road vehicles are capable of.”
Visitors interested in test driving the Ineos Grenadier should contact the Chandler’s team in advance at the Belton or Horncastle depots, or queue on the day.
For more information or to register for free entry to the Show, visit www.midlandsmachineryshow.com/.