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Rachel
Hagerty Employee

We’re on a mission to get more people shifting gears

Help us reach our goal of teaching 500 drivers in 50 days how to drive a manual!

 

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There’s nothing like driving a stick shift – feeling the gears change, connecting with the car and the road – and we’re on a mission to get more people experiencing that excitement.


It all starts on National Stick Shift Day (July 16). We’ll be kicking off the day at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI, celebrating 10 years of the Hagerty Driving Experience (our program designed to teach young drivers how to operate a vehicle with a manual transmission)!

 

You can take part no matter where you are, anytime from July 16 – Sept. 3 - here's how:

 

  • Spend an hour with someone who doesn't know how to drive a manual - a family member, a friend or neighbor - and give them a lesson (see the attached 'manual manual' as a reference guide)
  • Reply to this post with a photo from the experience (Photo attaching tutorial here)
  • We’ll follow up with you via direct message for your address so we can send you two of our '3 Pedals, No Problem' hats from The Shop. Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping. 

Thank you for joining the fun - Never Stop Driving! 

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Rachel
Hagerty Employee

Thanks for posting! Since we just officially (we'll take early entries) started the campaign today, we will be following up next week via email to gather our first batch of addresses. You can expect that email to come by mid week and the hats soon after. Thanks!

Dart1962
New Driver


My son with his mom learning to go up our inclined driveway from a stop. 

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Couchdragon
New Driver

 Teaching a friend to drive like the fast and furious

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RSKIBA
New Driver

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speedster80
New Driver

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Teaching granddaughter to drive model a in wheat field. 20 years old

1970VWpanel
Pit Crew

to be so lucky as to be able to jump back in time. The wheat field is perfect 

1970VWpanel 

speedster80
New Driver

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Teaching Grandson same day!

73Corvette
New Driver

My neighbor has been bugging me let her try driving my Jeep, so today was the day.  She was confident at first, then not so sure, but she finally was able to get going!  She'll need a little more practice, but it was a lot of fun for both of us!

Look out!!Look out!!

KZee
Pit Crew

  • My Daughter 2nd time behind the wheel... gettin' the groove!My Daughter 2nd time behind the wheel... gettin' the groove!

Just to get used to the feel of the clutch she didn't even touch the throttle at first and only used the clutch alone to get the van rolling. That seemed less complicated to learn that before learning to match the revs.... VWorking well so far! Another 3-pedal convert! 

CitationMan
Instructor

Here’s hoping this campaign is so successful that there will be “Save The PDK” t-shirts down the road!

Whistler
Pit Crew

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Daughter and granddaughter taking turns, learning the gears.

Double-clutching class should be interesting 

Captain823
New Driver

Teaching my 19 year old son how to drive my 1990 Mazda Miata.  I felt like I was on a bucking bronco a few times, but he caught on quick.  Now I have to hide the keys!

I may have created a monster!I may have created a monster!

jpcamarorad
New Driver

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Just finished drivers Ed today.  Wasting no time learning how to shift!
#nationalstickshiftday

Proff
New Driver

Learning after work!

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Frfiorini
New Driver

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 Congratulations Jax Fiorini gor successfully demonstrating his manual shifting and driving skills in a 1948 Willys CJ2a Jeep today

Frfiorini
New Driver

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 Congratulations Eric Ahlem for learning how to manually shift and drive a 1948 Willys CJ2a Jeep. 

VW1
Pit Crew

My son took to it like a natural!  (I guess it was all that time in the car watching Dad.)  Now we are looking for a late model Honda Civic Sport with a stick, so he can "stick" with it!

 

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PDJ
Pit Crew

bullitt1011
Pit Crew

Well left early today from work so I could start the 3 pedal training with my son Tyler. The smile on his face was worth leaving early. Very impressed with his first time, no grinding just bogging a bit and a stall or two. Mind you my Bullitt is mildly molded so it's not the easiest to learn on. Hopefully this fall we can find a manual beater that he can drive on the street. It'll be nice having someone else in the house that is car crazy like me. Hagerty looks like a future customer. 

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50Chevy
New Driver

Spent some time with my father learning on his 1950 Chevy 3100.

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TheCarNextDoor
Pit Crew

This is fantastic Rachel. Hagerty knows how to keep driving fun. I spent some time in my old CJ7 teaching my Stepson (Dawson) to drive. He's a bit young to get his license yet but might as well have some fun learning a new skill on his Papa's driveway. Dawson will get his mom's old 5 speed manual VW Jetta when he turns 16 so this is time well spent.

 

Video of Dawson Popping the clutch 

 

Dawson and his Mom and Me. :)Dawson and his Mom and Me. 🙂Dawson cranking the engine while we hook up a battery booster.Dawson cranking the engine while we hook up a battery booster.Teaching Dawson To Ease the ClutchTeaching Dawson To Ease the Clutch

dgwakw
New Driver

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 just got a learner's permit and already knows how to drive a column shift 3 spd in the 68 C10.

Baxsand
New Driver

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  • Teaching my 11 month old grandson about driving my 2014 Jeep Rubicon with a 6 speed standard. His legs can’t reach the pedals. But he understands the concept. Hahaha  
TroutCruiser
New Driver

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Rolling with this rad 15-yo dude in the 1987 HJ60 🤘

Dude
New Driver

My daughter taking the controls of the C5. Actually done really good. 

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Cboe66
New Driver

Teaching the daughter to drive HER collecter Jeep 5-speed on national stick shift day. stick shift Alayna 2021.jpg

reedmusic2
New Driver

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 Trying to teach my son…I think we’ve blown the clutch!

SpeedyG
New Driver

Teaching my girl on National Stick Shift Day! She’s a natural!

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wer2
New Driver

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Erobling
New Driver

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Snowfox01
New Driver

My 14 year old Grandson Grayson is spending the summer at our Montana Ranch. He's learned to drive the old Jeep CJ7 (3 spped Manual), then the 1999 Miata (5 speed Manual), then 1986 Fiero (4 speed Manual) and finally the 2009 370Z ( 6 speed).Grayson_14A.jpg

FYRBRD
New Driver

First time out of the garage after a six-month father/son restoration project. Perfect day for it! #StickShiftDay

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Taytek
New Driver

 

Brilliant idea, here is my son Oliver learning to drive my manual Firebird convertible. He has his own Focus ST now and soon I might let him have a go in my Chimeara. 208241906_10219023691374212_7393809364145636785_n.jpg

 

 

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Paul Taylor
mddanker
New Driver

My co-worker bought a vw camper Van with stick stift and had to learn it on the drive home! Luckily, I had my mom, who guided me in the art, following us, because we did kill it a couple times. But it was a great experience and we have more practice to do together! She was a natural!

 

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Darryl
Pit Crew

Just got back taking my neighbour out for a lesson. 

Darryl
Pit Crew

Put a picture in here of my neighbour but it disappears ??

nickelsqueezer
New Driver

 Teaching the next generation in the best of the first generation.   Zoom-ZOOM!

 

… it’s like a dance with your left foot and right while reacting to what the car it telling you….

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Darryl
Pit Crew

This is getting back after a lesson. 7943D7DD-37F9-402C-8F1C-9E1902C2D82B.jpeg

JaeMee
New Driver

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 one of our twins learning how to drive stick, just had his birthday last month. Once he gets experience with this, it’s on to the oldies with no power steering or power brakes. 

PDJ
Pit Crew

aevigil
New Driver

I am teaching my daughter to drive our VW TDI 5-speed.  We had a good lession

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JoelH
New Driver

It's 92 degrees here in So Cal during the day, so I waited until evening to teach my wife how to drive our 1973 Super Beetle. She did a great job! Not a single stall (although the Bug is very forgiving)!

Before the lesson. All smiles, but nervous.Before the lesson. All smiles, but nervous.

Hkl
New Driver

Teaching my son, Bill, how to drive a stick shift in my daily driver-- '91 Honda CRX with 292,000+ miles...soon he can take it over with just a little more practice.MVIMG_20210716_171845.jpg

 

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Richardbarakat
New Driver

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Spent the evening teaching my partner to drive the 911!  Still needs a few more practice hours 

Boshmase
New Driver

Teaching my grandson on a 1994 vehicle. 

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01ELUDER
New Driver

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“Each One, Teach One” All in for the ‘3 Pedals, No Problem' Fun!-San Francisco, CA. USA #E30Vert #UltimateDrivingMachine #SavetheManuals

JG2002
New Driver

I taught my son last year on my 2002 and my son taught one of his friends yesterday on National stick shift day.  He was so happy. Thanks for encouraging this! #savethemanuals

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Bobfear
New Driver

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 Teaching my niece to drive a stick in my wife and my '63 F100.  What better way to learn than with out power brakes or power steering on a dirt road. 

Galvinclan
New Driver

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 Passing it on.  From one generation to the younger generation.  Grandpa starting from basics with his grandson Kevin

galvinclan@yahoo.com

besi
New Driver

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 2 of my son’s learning stick. Why not start on a V8 with a 6 speed!