The Classic Car Driving Experience

Pull out the choke, turn the key and take a trip down memory lane! Dad’s Car, Mum’s car, Your first car... or the one you always wanted? Over 30 British Classic cars from 1935 to 1995.

The list of features it does not contain is long:

  • No Climate Control
  • No Sat Nav
  • No Bluetooth
  • No Cruise Control
  • No Power Steering
  • No Airbags
  • No Frills at all ...but thrills a-plenty.

Unusual features to modern motorists may include

  • Manual Choke
  • Manual gear box (4 speed or less)
  • Wind up windows
  • Wind open sunroof
  • Sliding windows
  • Fixed seatbelts (if it has any)

Aided by an expert instructor you will drive the car on a closed road course on a 6 mile journey. You will have less power than your current car and the brakes and steering will require more effort than you are used to. The radio (when fitted) will probably only work intermittently and if you have any cassettes please bring them with you!

You will not want to drive fast and we don’t want you to either!

Your car will have been built in Britain some time in the last 80 years and will hold memories which your drive will reawaken. For many it will be an iconic Mini over 5 million of which were sold between 1959 and 2000… but it might be an Allegro, a Cortina or an Escort : Britain’s best selling car of the 1980’s. Our cars are all low mileage or restored machines in tip-top condition and your personal trip down memory lane will be forever captured by on-board digital film and photography.

All Drive Dads Car Experiences include free admission for the driver to “The Great British Car Journey” exhibition where you can browse 100 years of British Motoring History in a warm glow of nostalgia. Spectating members of your party are very welcome and will gain concessionary access to the Exhibition which includes a café and gift shop.

Great British Car Journey

A Tour Through Popular Motoring History 1921-2020

Over 100 carefully selected cars, from Austin Seven to Metro and Beyond!

Fully interactive with audio-visual guide, celebrating Great British Innovation

Opening April 2020