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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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Dblong
New Driver

Teaching my wife how to drive her recently purchased 1967 Camaro. 

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68scode
New Driver

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 Mitchell learning "3 on the tree" in his 71 Ford F100

 

1975Corvette
New Driver

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ehankey
New Driver

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 Our 19-yr-old teaching his friend to drive stick in our almost-done 70 Roadster (COVID project!)

colejoh
New Driver

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 Me (in the back) teaching two friends the 3 pedal way in my ‘81 CJ5

Leighanntiller
New Driver

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 teaching my friend Samantha in my 97 z3.  We made it down the road and back. It wasn't pretty, but not bad for a first timer 🙂

JasonC
New Driver

It's official, Paul can drive stick after some time in the Miata

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Jimglord1132
New Driver

Tried to teach my wife on my 67 Chevelle.  Not too successful, but she will be my copilot, and she's happy about that!

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Bigdog01
New Driver

Teaching neighbor's son to drive stick...

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bblhed
Advanced Driver

I have taught so many people to drive stick that I had to go second generation and teach the daughter of someone that I taught to drive stick for this one. We went over the basics in the Miata  but We have to do the road work in the Scion because of the 25. Funny part of this is that I bumped into a friend that I haven't seen in years and she was driving a stick, when I asked her when she learned she replied with "when you taught me 30 years ago", I did not recall it being a huge lesson, but apparently it stuck. Lets hope this one takes as well.PXL_20210724_231906446.jpg

fdwahl
New Driver

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Learned how to drive stick in a Fiesta ST!!

JCS
New Driver

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Honing our ‘double clutching’ manual transmission skills with my dad’s 1949 Ford F1. 

BGC
New Driver

 

Learning how to drive a manual trans as a family!  Learning to double clutch, making this a family affair!Learning to double clutch, making this a family affair!

driver006
Pit Crew

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Teaching my daughter-in-law to drive stick shift.

MWR66
New Driver

Teaching my great nephew to drive stick.   He caught on quicklyLearning to Drive Stick.jpg

jcampbelldds
New Driver

Taught my 18 year old daughter today in my 2019 Shelby GT350!  She was very nervous at first but really started getting the hang of it and we had fun!!

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conceptgto
New Driver

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 Had a great time teaching my cousin Crissy how to drive my 5 speed miata!!!!

JimZ1959
Pit Crew

1965 Corvette... a few shaky starts, but going good!IMG_1766.JPG

Will_H
Intermediate Driver

Janan D - drove the '69 C10 with easeJanan D - drove the '69 C10 with easeJuly 24, 2021July 24, 2021Janan also drove a manual 1973 ChargerJanan also drove a manual 1973 Charger

DiddleDen
New Driver

PXL_20210720_233420098.MP.jpgPXL_20210720_233424733.jpgWe took the olThe The old T-5 is quite forgiving when the clutch action isn't smooth.The old T-5 is quite forgiving when the clutch action isn't smooth.

The old Jeep is quite forgiving. We practiced throughout our hilly neighborhood. The light traffic and constant stop signs were a great way to work on our clutch/gas pedal action. Once he was proficient with the clutch take up, we cruised the avenue.

1972oldsmobile
Pit Crew

Mint1967
New Driver

Beautiful day to teach my friends son how to drive my 67 A code 289 4brl manual Mustang. He was so excited!! His 4th try he got it going with out killing it. He got pretty comfortable in our High School parking lot Sunday, then out on the quiet road he got it up to speed. We celebrated by going to McDonalds & reminiscing about my old "Cruising" HS days in my '57 Chevy. He is a car lover also!! IMG_0766.jpg

brbnbrn
New Driver

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Mint1967
New Driver

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Webn0c
New Driver

We're in and enjoying the heck out of it!!!  We have a variety of rides to 'train' in.  Some are tutorial, others are drive arounds.    Tutorial in an M2 (his brother's car).  Drive around is an Audi allroad 6 speed.  And for that old school experience... a 2002 4 speed.  The 2002 is most forgiving.  Having a lot of fun.  Our sons grew up riding around in the '02'...back when all our daily drivers were sticks.

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jcremer
New Driver

3 pedals, no problem!  National Stick Shift Day! 

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Thothga
New Driver

 

Teaching my son how to drive a 6 speed..

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61vette
New Driver

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subforry
New Driver

Here I am with my wife of almost 2 years, Jeanne, in my 2005 Subaru Forester XT manual.  Shortly after this, she used a little too much right foot and wheels slipped on the dirt - well I did suggest a little more gas. 

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Before this she had only spent a few minutes driving a John Deere.  FYI: Subarus are not easy manuals to drive, little feel in the gas pedal, heavy clutch, and kind of loose shifter.

jacobjohnston
New Driver

Teaching Cheyenne Brown to drive stick. This young woman did awesome!Teaching Cheyenne Brown to drive stick. This young woman did awesome!

csnyder993
New Driver

Teaching my daughter to drive my 993!38BBA9D2-C90B-4B16-BF3E-55B0B3DAD81B_1_201_a.jpeg

1972oldsmobile
Pit Crew

Rustynutz
New Driver

Taught my 21 year old daughter Cassie to drive our (new to us) 1960 VW bug this weekend.

After a few burn out starts she got the hang of it. Also taught my son a few years ago when he was 14 and he actually got his license with a straight drive car. So now the whole family is three pedal savvy. We always try to keep a manual shift vehicle in the stable.

Tim Terrell

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DaveBaldock
Pit Crew

Brings back fond memories 

 

learned on a 57 beetle and drove a 71 super beetle for years

 

loved that car

 

 

GinaA
New Driver

I'm passing on my love of cars and running through the gears!I'm passing on my love of cars and running through the gears!

darylitis
New Driver

Teaching a co-worker how to drive my 6 speed mini Cooper.

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Porsche911914
Pit Crew

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 Taught my son how to drive my 911 with the millennial theft device in an open parking lot. He is still not very comfortable shifting but can without distractions like traffic.

Degenolf
New Driver

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 did it!!

Judgeman
Pit Crew

Had a great day teaching my 17 year old daught how to drive my buddy's MG. She was a master after three leasons. (no reflection on my teaching ability!)

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Judgeman
Pit Crew

Next was my 19 year old son in my 66' GTO.

Needless to say he was happy and proud to master the 389, tri-power, 4 speed.

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Will_H
Intermediate Driver

Conor V driving a 1955 Chev half-ton - column shifterConor V driving a 1955 Chev half-ton - column shifterGregg A taught Conor to drive his '55 ChevGregg A taught Conor to drive his '55 ChevConor also learned to drive my floor-shift '69 C10Conor also learned to drive my floor-shift '69 C10

Michael_Gore
New Driver

Jesse learning from His Uncle Tommy (Seatbelt removed for Phot-Op)Jesse learning from His Uncle Tommy (Seatbelt removed for Phot-Op)

wnzj01
New Driver

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 Figuring out the "millenial theft deterent"🤣

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 16 year old granddaughter figuring out the "millennial theft deterent"🤣

 

92Porsche
New Driver

Found a friend and spent the afternoon teaching her how to drive 3 peddles with no problem (at the end) 1992 Porsche 911 turbo, 5 speed. IMG_E8428.JPGOSSR7508.JPG

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JN2k108
New Driver

I taught my friend last weekend in his new to him 2010 Civic Si! Will.jpg

Terbilly1
New Driver

Just taught our nephew who is 29 to drive a standard on our Dune Buggy! He picked it up really quick and really enjoyed the ride! He can't wait to take her out again!Our nephew, first time driving a stick!Our nephew, first time driving a stick!

DMM
New Driver

J.G. is a great student. She has mastered the TR8 clutch.J.G. is a great student. She has mastered the TR8 clutch.J.G. is a great student. She has mastered the TR8 clutch.

92Porsche
New Driver

Spent some time with a good friend, She's got it down now. Then we did a little cruising around in the 1992 911 turbo. Look out - New driver. :)Look out - New driver. 🙂Car the student drove.Car the student drove.

jmerone
New Driver

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PanheadRon
New Driver

Teaching an old friend to drive stick(Three on the Tree). My wife.lol000_4909[2].JPG000_4910[1].JPG000_4911[1].JPG