Maybe you’ve imagined yourself as James Bond, evading a cascade of evil adversaries in an Aston Martin DB5, like Sean Connery in the 1964 movie, Goldfinger…or maybe you’ve imagined careening through the streets of New York with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd in Ghostbusters enroute to saving the city from ghouls in that custom 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor! What do these two movies have in common? Classic cars — part of what made these films so memorable in the first place!
If you are between the ages of 15 and 25 and are interested in classic cars, you’ve probably wondered what it’s like to get behind the wheel of one. Well, look no further! The Hagerty Driving Experience at Reynolds-Alberta Museum is on tomorrow (July 16) and offers a rare opportunity for you to experience a classic car first-hand!
The event provides young drivers with a chance to see, touch, and learn how to operate manual transmission classic cars. It’s all in an effort to help build the next generation of classic car enthusiasts and keep the collector community strong.
Thanks to the generous participation of local owners and collectors, a variety of classic cars will be provided for the event. Examples of cars that have been appeared at previous events across Canada are: a 1928 Packard phaeton, 1930 Ford Model A, 1955 Porsche Continental, 1950 Willys Jeepster, 1963 Corvette “split window” coupe and a 1962 Aston Martin DB4. Come out and see this year’s cars!
If you, or someone you know, is between the ages of 15 and 25 and would like to participate, register here. Please note that registration is limited and a valid driver’s license or permit is required.
Even if you aren’t participating in the program, everyone is welcome to come and marvel at the beautiful vintage cars on hand!