Wow another busy year.  A few records have been broken recently – the number of clients with us in a month and since training began.  
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Wow another busy year.  A few records have been broken recently – the number of clients with us in a month and since training began.  

I have as much enthusiasm today to continue building the CAT brand and providing the best driver training available, as I did in 2005.  Investment in cars continues and now, additional briefing rooms.  Despite having been unable to work through lockdown #3, 2021 has been our best year.  Demand has been such, that our instructor coach team has increased to 4, working with the 402 clients seen to date, since 29th March 2021, when training restarted.  

Personal highlights - I became a self published author, with another in the pipeline, and launched our podcast series.  The opportunity to chat in depth with friends and associates in our industry, has been rewarding - beyond my expectations. The stats suggest you have enjoyed them too – any feedback will be much appreciated.  

As always, thank you for your support and enthusiasm.  

CAT's New Car Fleet

Have you noticed some new additions, introduced on social media channels? 

At the end of 2019 we added the Astra and Jaguar for use in core skills and highway work.

Now, joining the fleet, is a Renault Clio.  With a new engine and gearbox, roll cage, full harness belt and AST dampers, to make it CAT ready, quality tyres were added, with track-focused brakes. 

Feedback from clients confirm their enjoyment of its stripped-back purity and minimal electronic aids. A great dynamic driving experience.

At the opposite end of the purity scale is the addition of the GR Yaris Homologation Rally Special.  The Circuit Pack is small, fast and light.  Many learning outcomes and driver objectives are covered with this one vehicle. One example - in Sport mode it sends 30% of drive to the front and 70% to the rear.  The rear bias creates a primarily rear wheel drive experience.  It's a multi-purpose vehicle, being used for all our training disciplines: road; track; race; and motor industry.

Both are already settled at CAT HQ and busy working for industry and one to one training.
Your Track Day Guide

Much more than a stocking filler ... 'Your Track Day Guide' is a pocket-sized resource packed with tips, insights and advice. A must-read for all track day goers - an ideal gift for all petrolheads.

Every purchase of 'Your Track Day Guide' helps support Mission Motorsport - a charity very close to our hearts.

"A must have for every track addict"

"Great preparation for trackdays"

Catch the latest episode of our CAT Chat's Cars podcast. #5 in the series, this month, Colin talks with expert and geometry authority - Chris Franklin of Center Gravity.

Chris and Holly Franklin need very little introduction. Their company is interwoven into the fabric of the performance car world we all know and love. The content of this podcast provides a portal into what makes them so special. Vehicle Dynamics laid bare - just what Colin likes to listen to. We hope you enjoy the hour as much as he did.

All episodes are available on most Podcast apps as well as our website.
Chris Franklin

As business continues to increase, the CAT team have been needing more space than our 2 cabins nestled within Alpine Loop  3, were providing.  A third cabin has now been added which gives 3 additional briefing rooms to our existing 2-3.  Extra space that has been in need all Summer and gives us capacity for growth into the next few years.
A great team effort in September saw Phil & David on the podium at Pembrey for #CATDTC1. Colin, Phil and Mark are aiming for more of the same at the Race of Remembrance at Anglesey this weekend.
6000th client

The end of August saw us welcome our 6000th client!  Steve and Sarah were the recipients of our award.  Having taken a series of courses with us, they are transitioning their racing experience from 2 wheels to 4 as they're about to start racing - Steve is partnering with Mark Gillam of Abbey Motorsport fame in their Nissan 350z.
UTAC Proving Ground

On 24th June 2021, UTAC revealed the new name for the facility previously known as Millbrook Proving Ground, following the merger and transformation of UTAC CERAM & Millbrook.

With 8 test centres across the globe, the marketing-leading group offers vehicle testing, type approval and emerging technologies for autonomous, connected and electric vehicles.

The only training provider to be resident within the prestigious proving ground, CAT Driver Training enjoys a long-standing relationship with the facility, dating back to 2005. Benefiting from a wide range of circuits designed for testing vehicles, UTAC's proving ground in the UK is the ideal environment for clients to benefit from CAT's engineering expertise. 


For the third year, our charity initiative continues. CAT donates £5 for every client who has their photo taken for use on our social media channels. 

Based on participants to date, it's looking like 2021 will exceed the 2019 total of £1026.  Thank you to many of you who have added your own money - we know how charities are in desperate need of support.

There's still a few weeks to go before the big reveal, live on Facebook. The annual Terramundi pot smash date will be announced on the CAT social channels. 

If you can spare the time to join in with any questions or chat, Jo will appreciate your company as the count gets underway.
Car Club
The diary will set by the end of the year with the planned Performance Driver Track Days, follow on Cornering Masterclass, standalone Group Over Grip Limit Handling and ultimate Group Optimisation car club course formats.
Let Jo & Lynne know if you would like to be given first option on joining a group date that works for you.
CATDT Christmas Gifts

Buying for a fellow car enthusiast? Or perhaps you'd like to drop some hints for yourself? Whatever your budget, you're sure to find inspiration in our popular Christmas Gift Guide.

Extensively updated for 2021, there's a great selection of special, useful, fun and personal gifts for automotive enthusiasts of all ages.

Looking to invest in the best Driving Gift Experience your money can buy for the petrolhead in your life?  Look no further than our Gift Voucher & Gift Course offering.

An extraordinary gift, a reward for yourself, or life saving skills for your loved ones, young and more experienced? The driving skills developed in our 5-star rated & industry-approved training stay with you for life.

Visit the website using the button below to find out more or get in touch with Jo & Lynne
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