Are you a petrol head that also finds themself in need of a break? If so then the chances are you will want to combine the two? Of course, you are probably wondering whether there are any vacation destinations and activities that fit this very specific bill? Well, the good news is that yes there are plenty, and you can read about four of the most popular ones below. 

Be a spectator 

First of all, if you want to combine your love for car racing and getting away, visiting another location to watch a big race is a great idea. Indeed, many spectators report that the atmosphere at the big races is electric, and in some such as the rallies spectators even help out when the cars (inevitably) come off the road. 

The great thing about going on a race spectating vacation is that there are so many options to choose from, including all the countries involved in the Grand Prix. Indeed, Monaco, a principality between Italy and France is one of the most popular destinations for spectators as it’s a quite unique place, it’s on the coast and unlike many other courses, the Formula One cars drive directly through the streets as they race. 

Go racing 

Of course, there will be plenty of car racing fans for whom spectating is just not enough. These are the types of folks that want to roll up their sleeves and get directly involved on the track. The good news is, it’s totally possible to combine this type of experience with your next vacation if you know the right places to visit. 

The key here is to look for race tracks that run events where amateurs and fans can enter. In particular, the drag racing and banger racing scenes are ideal for this as they do not require so much expensive equipment or top-of-the-line vehicles. 

Although, even when racing at this level you will want to do all you can to make sure your car crosses the finishing line first. Happily, by investing in items like these turbocharger kits, you can ensure your car performs at its absolute best. Thereby making your break and race even more exciting and fun. 

You will also need all the correct safety gear to enter, which means the right type of seats, PPE, and crash helmets. Remember to fill in the application to race well ahead of time too, otherwise, you could risk losing your place to another enthusiastic racer.  

Learn from the pros 

Finally, if risking your own vehicle as part of your vacation doesn’t appeal, why not consider spending your break attending a performance school for one of the leading racing car manufacturers? Many different manufacturers run them, and you can expect to experience driving high-end vehicles while getting advice from professional racers stunt, drivers, engineers, and mechanics.  

Although it is worth noting that places on these types of courses tend to fill up very fast. This means booking ahead of time is advised if you wish to secure your place.