If you’ve ever dreamed of learning to drive like an X Games superstar, but don’t have the money to afford the equipment or the lessons, Ford has quite an offer. The automaker’s soon to open Octane Academy will offer four day training camps for motorsports fans, featuring a host of high-speed challenges. At the end of each “action sports fantasy camp,” a winner will be crowned, and will go home with a brand new, tricked out Ford.
The instructors? Ford sponsored motorsports stars Ken Block, Brian Deegan, Tanner Foust and Vaughn Gittin Jr. The price: $0. But first you have to make the cut, and the Octane Academy is accepting applications. The requirements are minimal: you have to be between 18 and 29 years old, have a driver’s license and submit a personality video. But be forewarned: featuring your driving in the video is strictly forbidden, so to stand out, you’ll have to come up with something more original than spinning a donut.
Check out the Octane Academy’s promotional video:
Ford’s latest project is clearly aimed at what it calls “millennial enthusiasts” – meaning young men (among the application videos, I only found one from a woman). Think you have what it takes to win one of the four camps? Then get started on your video now.