27th Jul, 2021

Young people invited to take the wheel of a classic car at the British Motor Museum

Laura Kearns 16th May, 2021

YOUNG people are invited to take the wheel of a classic car at the British Motor Museum.

On Saturday (May 22) the museum will host ‘Young Driver’ which will offer car driving experiences. Motoring expert and TV presenter Quentin Willson will also be on hand to offer advice.

Those ages 10 to 17 can jump behind the wheel of a Vauxhall VX490, Morris Minor or Austin 7 with a qualified driving instructor.

Adults are also welcome to try out the driving dynamics on the day.

Driving experiences last 15 minutes and cost £25.

Quentin Willson, who is a patron of Young Driver and lives in Stratford, said: “Kids driving classics isn’t just fun, it will teach young drivers’ special skills. Being extra delicate with steering, clutch, and brakes, listening to the rise and fall of the engine and getting used to large turning circles will make them more patient and mechanically sympathetic.”

Motor Museum managing director Jeff Coope added: “The museum is delighted that Young Driver have chosen the British Motor Museum as the venue for its new classic experiences.

“The mission of the Museum as an educational charity is to inform and inspire future generations and the addition of these experiences helps to bring the history we share to life. Anyone who books with Young Driver gets discounted admission to the museum on the day of their experience and can see for themselves how the car they were driving fits into the history of British motoring. Amongst its extensive collections the museum holds, for example, the first Morris Minor ever produced.”

Visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on to book or find out more.

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