Teens Can Get Hooked On Classics
by Becky Harrison |
posted 08 October 2020
For the first time teens can now drive classic cars with ADI instructors, thanks to the UK’s largest pre-17 driving school Young Driver. Young Driver, which usually offers lessons in brand new Vauxhall Corsas, has added three British classics to its fleet. Ten to 17-year olds will be able to sample the driving dynamics of a Vauxhall VX490, Morris Minor or Austin 7. Adults keen to reminisce are also welcome!
Working with the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire, Young Driver will be running events at the Museum once or twice a month with more venues planned. Young Driver, which has delivered over 800,000 lessons, will be offering 15-minute driving experiences in the three classic cars, accompanied by fully qualified driving instructors.
The 1963 VX490 HB is one of only 10 currently registered with the DVLA. With just 21,000 miles, it’s a remarkably well-preserved example of Vauxhall’s top sporting saloon of the 60s complete with wood dash, sports gearbox and six ancillary gauges.
The 1934 Austin 7 Ulster Replica is cute, lively and amazingly fun to drive with cycle wings, fish tail exhaust, fold down windscreen and boat tail alloy body. Just like the real thing, it’s deceptively brisk and guaranteed to make any driver – young or old – beam with delight!
The 1959 Morris Minor convertible is a classic British icon that radiates fun, charm and 50s period loveliness. Finished in Old English White with red trim and hood it’s easy to drive with light controls and a sweet gearbox. Driving experiences in Young Driver’s Classic Car range cost £25.