Clement Visser, who lives at Fernlea House in Cardenden, has always had a huge interest in cars and they don’t come much more special than a Ferrari! With the help of Knockhill Race Circuit we were able to deliver Clem’s wish to experience a trip in the famous race car.
On a very cold morning, with snow threatening we set off from Fernlea House in Kingdom Homes minibus. Luckily although still cold the snow stayed away as we arrived at Knockhill and after checking in we found we had time to relax with coffee and biscuits before Knockhill driver Richard arrived to escort us down to the pit lane. Clem was able to chose between a drive in the Ferrari or an Aston Martin (what a dilemma!) but decided to stick with the Ferrari.
Being a tall gentleman it was a tight squeeze but once in the passenger seat he was safely belted in.
When the track lights changed to green they were off for 3 laps round the racetrack, reaching speeds of up to 100mph down the straight!
The smile on Clem’s face as they returned to the pit lane showed just how much he had enjoyed this thrilling drive and he had a good look at the engine while Richard explained the technicalities of the car.
We had lunch in the restaurant at Knockhill before boarding the minibus and driving back to Cardenden at a slightly more sedate pace than the Ferrari had set!