U Drive Cars - About Us

About U Drive Cars Ltd

A family run business with 15 years experience, U Drive Cars was established in 2001 by Paul and Clare Davis to supply high quality Driving Experiences and Corporate Driving Events. Starting off with small groups at most of the leading motorsport circuits, the company expanded into the driving experience business, quickly establishing an exclusive venue at Heyford Park in Oxfordshire. The car fleet has evolved to include Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Audi R8, Porsche 911, Subaru Impreza, Mitsubishi Evo, Lotus Elise, Caterham 7 and a range of beautiful Classic Cars.

Paul Davis
Name: Paul Davis
Title: Managing Director
Favourite Car: Lamborghini Miura
Car Owned: 1962 Jaguar E Type FHC
Bio:

Experience: Over 40 years in the Motorsport and the  Automotive Industry for TWR Ltd. Having run championship winning Touring Car and World Sportscar teams he knows how important preparation and attention to detail are.

Clare Davis
Name: Clare Davis
Title: Director
Favourite Car: Porsche 911
Car Owned: Land Rover Discovery
Bio:

Clare is responsible for the Finance and Marketing aspects of the company. Clare worked alongside Paul in the TWR Jaguar team that won Le Mans and the World Sports Car Championship before going into marketing for a large IT supplier to the education sector.

Craig Davis
Name: Craig Davis
Title: Operations Manager
Favourite Car: Caterham 7
Car Owned: VW Passat
Bio:

Driving solo from the age of 7 and competing from the age of 10 Craig won his first championship aged 12. From there it was onto karts and single seaters from where he was lucky enough to count Lewis Hamilton and Gary Paffett as friends.

Stacey Bourton - About Us
Name: Stacey Bourton
Title: Sales & Event Administrator
Favourite Car: Nissan GTR
Car Owned: Renault Sport Clio 197 F1
Bio:

Stacey is responsible for taking enquiries, bookings and preparing the driving events, you will also find her at the signing on desk or in the pit lane at our events.

OUR EXPERIENCES

U Drive Cars provides small to medium size driving events to a high standard, to ensure that all of our customers have a memorable, exciting and smooth running experience. We own all of our car fleet, bringing in extra cars as required from time to time. Our cars are serviced and maintained to the highest standards in our own workshops. Unlike many other Driving Experience companies U Drive Cars is run by people that really understand motorsport and the standards required.

OUR CARS

We have operated at Heyford Park since 2001, this fantastic facility is ideally suited to all forms of driving events which makes it ideal for Driving Experiences and Corporate Driving days. The cars are prepared to the highest standard in our own workshops by experienced technicians, who also attend each event to ensure all is done to enable you to complete your experience. Safety is our priority, therefore our own fleet cars are fitted with dual controls.

OUR INSTRUCTORS

All instructors meet our high standards and are chosen for there all round ability and friendliness. Many have competed in motorsport and have vast experience. Their job is to help you to get the most out of your Experience whilst keeping you as safe as possible.

OUR HERITAGE

Managing Director Paul Davis, has an enviable 40 year motorsport history, a large amount of this at senior level having been involved with many of Tom Walkinshaw Racing and the TWR Group key programs from 1979 – 2001.

Some of Paul’s career highlights:

  • From 1979-84 British, Belgian, French, European and Australian Touring cars with Mazda, Audi, Rover and Jaguar.
  • From late 1984-88 World Sports Cars with Jaguar including Le Mans and Daytona 24hrs.
  • From 1988-92 Paul led the set up of a TWR /Jaguar joint venture which became Jaguarsport, working on the XJR, XJR-S, XJ220 and XJR-15 programs.
  • From 1992-94 he Project managed the Aston Martin DB7 engineering program, this involved every thing from the clay model right throughout to production at the Bloxham factory.
  • From 1994 to 2001 Paul worked on many Engineering and Racing projects including Lamborghini Diablo, Saab 9-3, Volvo C70 and Clio V6 along with engine and vehicle programs including engines for :- Oldsmobile in Indy cars and Opel in DTM, Ducati super bike , Volvo V40 BTCC, DB7 I6 and Clio V6.

In conjunction with this Paul was responsible for several TWR Divisions including TWR Engines, TWR Composite Manufacturing(Astec), TWR Machining and TWR Racing totaling around 1200 staff.

Paul’s great all round experience helps to ensure that you have the maximum amount of fun in a safe environment at a tightly run event.

Paul’s son, Craig is the workshop and event support supervisor. He has competed with great success in motorsport from the age of ten, driving solo from the age of 7 and racing Minis from 10 to 13 yrs old. Craig won his first championship aged 12, moving onto karts at national level from 12 -15 yrs competing in Super 1 and Champions of the Future. Then onto single seaters from 16 yrs, from this he has developed a good back ground in vehicle preparation and event support, he also uses his experience to good effect as an instructor too. Craig has two daughters to take all of his spare time now. Well most of it when not fishing!

U Drive Cars encourage children to drive, our Junior Driving Experience is an excellent opportunity to make this happen. Paul’s daughters, Ellie & Georgie, both been driving since they were 8 and drive at every opportunity- much to their classmates disbelief!

Customer Feedback

We like to know your views on our business and if you have any feedback good or bad please let us know. If you have any concerns at an event, please discuss these with Paul Davis or your Event Manager. We will listen and try to resolve any concerns you have straight away.

Celebrating 15 Years!

U Drive Cars are Celebrating 15 Years Delivering high quaity Driving Experiences with some great offers – take advantage of this weeks deal with our discounted FERRARI DRIVING EXPERIENCE at 15% off regular price! Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for our weekly anniversary deals!!!!!

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CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE!

We’ve got some really special offers this Christmas and they will be here until the 5th January 2017.

Order before 3pm on Friday 23rd December to receive an email voucher in time for the big day!

Email vouchers for orders received after this time will be processed and emailed on 28th December.

We will be open between Christmas and New Year for late vouchers and to book your experience date:

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