Classic car lessons for the young
Image: Dan Liebgold 2007
Redondo Beach in California will be hosting an event this weekend at which young drivers will be instructed on how best to drive classic cars.
In an attempt to nurture interest in classic cars amongst people aged between 15 and 25 years, the Hagerty Driving Experience will be getting youngsters behind the wheels of vintage vehicles, including high-end Porsches, to teach them the basics.
As you might expect, the main aim of the day will be getting those involved to understand and eventually master the best way to manipulate a car with a manual gearbox, given that automatics are far more common and the art of working a stick shift is reserved for a minority of American drivers.
There is no charge to take part in the event since it is sponsored by Hagerty Insurance, but anyone interested will need to sign up ahead of time via email, as there are limited spaces, so it is best to book ahead to avoid disappointment.
There are often concerns about whether the classic car market will be able to remain viable in the future due to a lack of interest amongst young people, but it is events like this that prove otherwise.