Monday, 15 June 2009

VXRacing VIP Hospitality

Yesterday we had the most fabulous day ever..

I’d booked an early Birthday present for Dave of a VXRacing VIP Hospitality day at the BTCC races at Croft circuit.
The envelope arrived with our VIP guest passes along with a special pass for us to park the car in a private car park and not with the other cars.

We arrived at the circuit just after 8am, parked the car right next to the hospitality marquee and let the people know we’d arrived.
Straight away we were served morning coffee and told that breakfast would be served between 9 and 10.30. and given a VXRacing baseball cap signed by Matt Neal, one of the drivers

We were directed to our table which had a name card with our names on already placed at our seats, the table looked really nice.

At 9am Breakfast was served and there was plenty to choose from
We could choose from the following:

Soft floured breakfast bap filled with the choice of smoked bacon or Cumberland sausage served with sauted mushrooms.
Pan au chocolate
Danish Pastries

Cold meats and cheeses including home cured gammon ham, Mortadella and Salami.
Austrian smoked mini edam, Danish blue & belle passe cheeses.

Freshly exotic fruit salad
Muesli and fresh milk
Selection of breakfast and herbal teas
Fine filtered Columbian coffee
Fruit juice.

After Breakfast a dinky little wagon thingy came to collect us to take us to the other side of the circuit for a garage tour.

We were taken inside the garages and told all about the cars and tyres and had the chance to get up close and personal with the racing cars.

Dave on our garage tour

After that we could have had a lift back to the marquee but decided as it was such a nice day that we’d walk and have a look at the other cars and side stalls etc.
Later in the morning we all had our photo’s taken with one of the Vauxhall VXR racing cars by a professional photographer. At noon the first of the BTCC races was on so we watched it from our private viewing area ( so posh hahaha)
Between 12.30 & 13.30 lunch was served. We had a choice of the following:

Cold Selection

Honey Roast Gammon
Roast Turkey Breast
Cured Meats

Ploughmans Pie
Roasted Mediterranean vegetable quiche

Peppered Smoked mackerel
Smoked salmon rosettes

Mixed Leaf & Herb salad
Tomato and red onion salad with balsamic vinegar
Waldorf salad
Hot Selection

21 day aged sirloin steak from BBQ
Baby back pork ribs in a sticky BBQ marinade
Scottish Salmon fillets seared and oven roasted served on a tomato and sweet pepper concasse
Herb buttered new potatoes, green beans and cauliflower florets
Classic lemon tart with pouring cream
Summer berry cheesecake

The meal was absolutely gorgeous. Later in the afternoon after the second BTCC race it was time for afternoon tea which included homemade chocolate cookies and a selection of tray cakes

Then we had a visit from the 3 Vauxhall drivers, they gave us a little talk and signed autographs at the end before leaving in the little wagon for a lift to the garages and to start the final race.

We had an absolutely fantastic day even if it did rain by mid afternoon, it didn’t spoil a thing. Vauxhall most definately looked after us, even the mobile toilets were the best i've ever seen!!


  1. 21 day aged sirloin steak from BBQ???!! Can I come next time?? looks so cool - glad you had a great day. :o)

    PS: did you get a hat?

  2. Wow, looks like you had a top day out. You are right those loos are excellant. Well done you... and all that fooooooooooooood xxxx