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September 19, 2018

Hagerty Driving ExperienceHagerty is driving the passion for classic cars

Hagerty is dedicated to helping ensure the future of the classic car hobby by Driving the Passion for Classics and providing young people unique access to classic car-related experiences through various youth services with their Youth Advocacy Program.

Since 2007, nearly 10,000 people age 25 and under have participated in the Hagerty Youth Advocacy Program to gain insider access to the classic car and boat hobby. Hagerty provides these youth services as a way of ‘giving back' to the classic car industry to support and encourage the next generation of car enthusiasts and collectors.

The Hagerty "Driving Experience"

The Hagerty Driving Experience puts drivers, between the ages of 15-25, behind the wheel of iconic cars and teaches the art of driving a manual transmission. The program was created to give youth the opportunity to experience different genres of classic cars while passing on the passion and skills needed to operate them.

With a majority of new vehicles today being automatics, Hagerty found that most young drivers simply didn’t have access to manuals. The program goal is to break down those barriers that exist as well as create a unique opportunity to get young people excited about driving.

Introduced in 2011, more than 2,500 young drivers have been introduced to the excitement of driving classic cars while teaching the basics of driving a manual.

Manual transmission vehicles used for instruction during the program are all volunteered by automotive enthusiasts with a shared passion for fueling the car community. 

The program has gained national attention and support from many car clubs and groups, including Ford Motor Company. If you're interested in taking part in this exciting program as an instructor or participant, please visit www.hagerty.com/drivingexperience to find out where the next programs will be hosted or contact Hagerty at youthprograms@hagerty.com.

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