Our Vision

At Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, our vision is to continue to offer class-leading vehicle testing facilities and services, becoming known not only for our facilities but also our flexibility and accommodating service.

We want to be the first choice for large corporations and private customers alike, offering more services and better facilities than our nearest competitors. For the last 30 years, we have been constantly improving our offering at the site and have no plans to stop in the future. Our niche services and facilities, including speed camera trials and off-road military exercises, are just some of the ways Bruntingthorpe will drive itself forward in the industry.

As we continue to grow, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground will expand its services further ensuring we stand firmly at the top of the market. By 2030 we expect to have facilities that can not only accommodate existing customers and their demands, but also new facilities to service future requirements such as for advanced autonomous vehicle testing.


Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire is the current home of C Walton Limited, Manheim Auctions, Big Thunder Events, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and the Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, featuring the iconic Cold War Jets Collection as well as a number of other automotive businesses. All situated within the 670-acre site, there is something to meet the needs of each of our customers. Our wide range of facilities allow us to cater for any type of event, from the standard to the obscure, and thanks to our 3.2km straight, Bruntingthorpe still operates as an active airfield.

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