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 — something you can be part of at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum on July 22.
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 takes place at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum July 22 from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 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 as a student, you are encouraged to register. 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!
Also, be sure to check out Reynolds-Alberta Museum’s newest exhibition, The McLaughlin Story: 150 Years of Carriages, Cars and Canada Dry. Tour through restored and as-found McLaughlins and McLaughlin-Buicks, and discover the significance of this family’s impact on Canada’s auto industry. There will be family fun activities and much more!