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“Rubbish rude and offhand”

Formula Challenge Racing
Ranked #32 of 69 things to do in Taupo
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Owner description: Drive a REAL racecar on a real racetrack At Formula Challenge, we pride ourselves at being able to deliver New Zealand's best motorsport experiences. With 15 years of experience behind us, Formula Challenge is New Zealand's only Qualmark endorsed provider of motorsport experiences, guaranteeing a great time whether it's as a birthday, anniversary gift or as corporate team building or client incentive day, you'll love it! The Formula Challenge racecar and driving experiences cater for everybody, from first timers with no track experience to hardened professionals, and with our fleet of V8 Holden and Ford racecars, along with the grid of Formula Challenge single-seaters, we're able to fit all shapes and sizes. Come and experience one of the most sensational days of your life at Taupo and Hampton Downs Motorsport Parks and you'll leave with memories that'll last a lifetime. Well, until you come back for another go that is!!
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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“Rubbish rude and offhand”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Unhelpfull staff..too busy to talk ....when i said i was in town for a few days this was met with an off hand no chance repeated three times....im too busy racing...then why run a business trying to get people to experince racing..off hand rude disinterested staff and this was the man featured on their leaflet

Visited October 2012
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Napier, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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“Good”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

Its awesome you have to go here as it is amazing and an experience of a lifetime

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1 Thank Savvylalalicious
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Bay of Plenty
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7 reviews
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“Fun day”
Reviewed June 8, 2012

My boy couldn't stop smiling, a great birthday gift for him!

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2 Thank Charlsa5030
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Terrible Value”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

It is harder than it looks, but it is terrible entertainment dollar value

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5 Thank Miguelsancheese
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FCRacing, Manager at Formula Challenge Racing, responded to this review, March 14, 2012
Good morning,

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor.

In our quest to ensure customer satisfaction, could you expand on why you feel it was terrible value for money?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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Townsville, Australia
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“A hoot of an experience that cannot be passed up!!”
Reviewed November 13, 2011

This was a surprise for my hubby and 15yo son, and I couldn’t miss out neither, so we all had a single seater to drive…
Couldn’t rave enough about the experience, I drove like a grandma, but hubby came 2nd out of our group…They record all the statistic on how you drove including gear changes and speeds etc..
The cars look, feel and perform without disappointment!! Our only disappointment was that the 10 laps was over way too quickly, but again, the whole journey was most memorable…
Recommend if you don’t have anyone coming as spectators to take photos or video to maybe bring along a helmet cam or something… This was only regret to not have had some video of the experience!!

Highly recommend this to anyone who happens to be in the region when Formula Challenge are doing their rides!!

Visited November 2011
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Thank MudskipperNQ
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