Testimonials

Ford Motor Company - November 2015

I’d like to thank you for your support in what was a very different project for us that turned out to be a resounding success. The news is already out across the Asia Pacific and our media guests love the Ranger and New Zealand – mission accomplished.

TV3 aired their piece just last week and we’ve seen other great articles appear in Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia. All with positive outcomes.We are aware of several major articles still to come out including a feature in Top Gear Philippines.

Downforce clearly went above and beyond to ensure our media were engaged, learnt about the product and were kept safe. The quality of service you provided was fantastic and meant we had zero vehicle incidents and satisfied media. The drive elements were crucial to the success of the event and you and your team remained completely professional even in light of uncertainty at some points and stretching your team very thinly. Thank you.

I look forward to working with you again in the future in New Zealand or beyond!

 

Volvo NZ - July 2015

Just wanted to say a HUGE thanks for your efforts at our latest events. Both went off without a hitch and being such a small team we rely heavily on our partners to deliver. You are a pleasure to deal with and I cannot thank you enough for helping make both days extremely successful for the Volvo brand.

 

Ford Motor Company NZ - June 2014

Just wanted to drop you a separate note to thank you and Jason both for your help at Fieldays this year.  You guys both really made the Ranger Drive Course pop with your informative interactions with the punters and the really professional way you handled yourselves.  We have had nothing but positive feedback about the whole event, and that in a large part, goes to you guys.

Thanks so much for taking care of the vehicles overnight as well, refuelling them, and organising them which saved me something to think about – you really made it so easy.

Hope you’re not missing wearing the gumboots too much now!!!!

Thanks again – and until next time!

 

Corporate Client - May 2014

I'd just like to say how much I enjoyed your day at Hampton Downs.

The various track events really stretched me and the guys from Downforce are very professional and in my case demonstrated extreme patience. I struggled with the slalom and then the ABS testing, saved my best for last and really enjoyed the drag event. I thought I might have been in with a chance for a prize, but the timing system had other ideas.

Katie and Sarah loved the castle and the face painting was a big hit, although I think the MR Whippy was the icing on the 'cone'. The catering was excellent.

I think you have found a gem with this company.

Great day and my thanks to everyone concerned. I came away with a better appreciation of the safety aspects of the modern car.

 

Volkswagen NZ - March 2014

Great day yesterday guys ! As always, very slick operation.

 

Audi of NZ - November 2013

Just had a call from some customers on their way back from the event, they asked me to pass on to you and the team their thanks for a fantastic morning. In particular they felt that the instructors shared their knowledge and guided them in a really thorough but friendly way  and were very knowledgeable about our cars and technology. Please pass this on to the team for me and thanks to you all.

 

Corporate Client - October 2013

Just a note to say thank you for organising a fantastic day yesterday, we have received numerous client emails this morning expressing how much they enjoyed the day and what a unique experience it was. So thanks to you and your team! Am keen to organise another next year so will be in touch. 

 

Corporate Client - October 2013

I just wanted to pass on my thanks on behalf of the team for all your efforts and support over the past few months pulling together the two events in Queenstown and Hampton Downs. We have had nothing but positive feedback from customers and staff regarding the quality and experience, with some suggesting that the day was the best supplier hosted event they have been to for some time. To have this feedback from some of our biggest customers is a great compliment and testament to the work of you and your teams.

Please do pass on our thanks to everyone involved, and we look forward to touching base with you over the coming weeks to run through a debrief of the two days and potentially begin workshopping ideas for next year.

Looking forward to working with you again.

 

Corporate Client - September 2013

I just want to say thank you to you and your team for the driver training on Monday. Our team thoroughly enjoyed it and said you and your team were very professional and the day was planned really well. They are still talking about it so you definitely made an impression.

 

Corporate Client - April 2013

Jason was fantastic working with us in Queenstown, he ensured everything he was involved with ran smoothly and handled any issues that cropped up so well ! He was a great fit with our team and was very professional and impressive. Thanks again, I am sure we'll have events in the future that your team can help with as well.

 

Audi ice experience - August 2012

Just to let you know that i have has an extremely pleased client on the phone, he and his wife has just attended the Audi ice experience for the 3rd time and cannot believe the efforts and the organization that you all put into it. In his own words "how can they better themselves year on year, and yet they do !" Thank you for your efforts on our behalf for bringing an extra measure of "customer delight". 

 

Private Guest - May 2012

Many thanks to you and your team for yesterdays event with CCS at Hampton Downs. My first time on a track, and hopefully not my last. Racing Ray Williams helped me enormously, I definitely learnt heaps and had more fun than I expected !

 

Corporate Client - April 2012

We are thrilled with how the two days unfolded and we have had extremely positive feedback about not only our product but your team professionalism and the fact there was so much time to self-drive

 

Private Guest - November 2011

A massive thank you to the team for yesterday's Porsche day. It was excellent and all the instructors were extremely approachable and knowledgeable. Also thank you for pushing me beyond my comfort zone - I am a big believer in doing that to my employees as a great way to accelerate learning, so its good to have that done to me every now and then !! Looking forward to the next one.

 

Corporate Client - November 2011

Thank you so much for putting on such a brilliant event !!! Our clients thoroughly enjoyed the experience and really couldn't speak higher about the whole event - the staff, the venue, the food and beverages, the exercises and how it all came together...and of course the superb cars. Everything was just fabulous. Job well done - It was awesome ! :)

 

Corporate Client - May 2011

Quick note of thanks for an excellent day at Hampton Downs yesterday. Have had great feedback overnight and today from clients that attended who all had a great time and felt the event was extremely well organised. Particular note also to the driving instructors who everyone universally found very down to earth and helpful.

 

Corporate Client - April 2011

Thank you for hosting us at Hampton Downs last Thursday. To say we had a great time is an understatement! The highlight of the event from our perspective was definitely the people you have working for you, both their own driving skills, but more importantly their communication skills.

As an event designed to put large numbers through it is always a challenge to dedicate enough time to each individual, your people achieved this in spades. Well done.The activities you had us doing were both fun and highlighted to the drivability and safety aspects of the vehicle range. Subtle and entertaining. You are to be commended for developing and leading a neat company.

 

Film Company - December 2010

Really appreciated the way your guys made the filming so easy for us. The campaign is going well, approx 30,000 hits so far, after only a few days so very happy indeed.

 

Corporate Client Guest - December 2010

Just wanted to thank the team again for such a fantastic day yesterday at Hampton Downs. The day was more than a dream come true, not only very educational, but sooooooooo much fun.

I know not only is it a day I will never forget, but also that it will make me a better driver thanks to Tim & Jonny's expert tuition.All you guys should be very proud of the professional way you conduct yourselves,tutor us the way you did,and the way you ran the whole day.

 

Independent Prestige - October 2010

This is a Thank You email to the whole team for a fabulous day on Saturday.

The feedback from our customers has been nothing but extremely enthusiastic and very complimentary. Some of the ladies in particular were very reticent about jumping behind the wheel, but became speed demons under the guidance of your team. I now fully understand the difference between merely hurling a car around a track, versus being guided by instructors who know exactly what they're doing.

The attendance of Downforce at dinner was also much appreciated and enjoyed by us all.

Again, thank you for a well-run event and for all your help.

 

Audi ice experience Guest - August 2010

Thank you to everybody in the Downforce team and to all the instructors. We had a blast! Nick and Michael are now doing a wonderful job marketing Audi to their friends and work mates! The expertise of the instructors was apparent with their advice and encouragement welcome. The hospitality and friendliness of everyone made for a very relaxed an exciting weekend.

 

Volkswagen NZ - April 2010

On behalf of the Volkswagen team and our dealer network I would like to thank you and your team for both a very professional managed and most importantly fun event.

From our dealers to press to our customers each event was individual and you tailored them perfectly for the different audiences. The feedback from our customers and the press received to date says it all. They all had lots of fun and were amping for the next event.

 

Private Guest - May 2009

Just wanted to thank you and the other guys again for a great day at Taupo on Sunday. It was a fantastic day and I learnt heaps.

I've done the odd practice at Pukekohe, I've done a Track Day at Manfield, but I've never had any coaching before. I learnt heaps and I'm real happy it was wet because I felt I gained even more from it.