Learn to drive in a classic

| 30 Sep 2020
Classic & Sports Car – Learn to drive in a classic car

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What better way to introduce classic cars to young motorists than by giving them the chance to learn to drive in them?

And that’s exactly what Britain’s biggest pre-17 driving school is doing.

Working in association with the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Young Driver has added a trio of classics to its fleet that usually consists of brand-new Vauxhall Corsas, and these will be available for the 10- to 17-year-old drivers to sample.

Classic & Sports Car – Learn to drive in a classic car

The three classics are a 1963 Vauxhall VX490, a ’59 Morris Minor convertible and a 1934 Austin Seven Ulster replica.

The first is a 21,000-mile example and one of just 10 registered at present with the DVLA, while the Minor is finished in Old English White with a red roof and interior trim.

Young Driver will be offering 15-minute sessions in these classics, accompanied by qualified instructors.

These will be held a couple of times a month at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire from 4 October, costing £25 – it will be expanded to more sites in the future.

The programme is also open to adults, too, and anyone who books with Young Driver gets discounted admission to the museum on the day of their experience.

Classic & Sports Car – Learn to drive in a classic car

“These three ‘new’ cars will give a completely different experience,” said Young Driver’s Sue Waterfield, “and we’re sure there will be lots of parents and grandparents looking at them nostalgically and remembering their own learning to drive journey and the cars of their childhood!”

Jeff Coope, Managing Director at the British Motor Museum, added: “The mission of the museum as an educational charity is to inform and inspire future generations, and the addition of these experiences helps to bring the history we share to life.”

Find out more here.


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