Champions Way‚ Willowbank

The word is out - the V8 Race Experience at Queensland Raceways near Ipswich is the ultimate adrenalin charged thrill.

The choice is yours - Holden or Ford - then you're securely strapped in alongside a professional coach who'll prep you on braking, cornering and handling the track. It's all the thrills of being a pro racing car driver but with safety as its number one priority.

Once you're kitted out in the right gear, you'll stay in touch with your coach the whole time via two-way communication built into your helmet, then it's all systems go as you tear around the track. The vehicle is custom designed so that anyone can drive it, and there's an option to go automatic if you're not confident handling a clutch. And if getting behind the wheel is just a bit too much excitement, you can opt to be a passenger with a professional driver.

So, for the ultimate gift (especially for Father's Day), a treat for yourself, or something for both women and men to tick off your bucket list, the V8 Race Experience is something special to remember forever.