Help us reach our goal of teaching 500 drivers in 50 days how to drive a manual!
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:
Thank you for joining the fun - Never Stop Driving!
66 years and never drove a stick. Spent 3hrs with her and now our friend is competent, needs more practice but has a good start! Yea Mary!
Started with the tractor to learn ‘clutch feel’.
Borrowed my wife’s car for the road lesson.
50 years ago, I learned to drive in this 1965 Mustang (it was my Dad's car originally) - followed by 4 younger brothers. It survived all 5 boys. Now, I am teaching my wife how to drive (original 3-speed manual trans) and we hope that the car will stand up to the 'lessons'!
So far - so good!
Preserving the stickshift heritage for this generation...and the next!
So, perhaps a 930 may not be the ideal starter vehicle to learning manual (though it would certainly be exciting)...so I think it's best we stick with just the theory for a little while first. 🙂
LESSON 1: Avoiding Snap Oversteer!
Thanks for doing this! Awesome as always, Hagerty!
So...I attempted to teach my daughter how to drive a stick...the first pic is in
my '04, 5 speed, V8 Mustang GT. The second is in my 4 cylinder 5 speed 2015 Nissan Versa. No. She will not be driving the Mustang but she can keep the photo to remember what might have been. Apparently I was too old and didn't have enough patience for the clutch in the Nissan to be worn out. The transmission was also telling me to please take the wheel.
She now rides a motorcycle.
3 Pedals No Problem
Real Cars Have 3 Pedals
September 4th.!! Very happy with my positive attitude we have 8 more weeks of Summer in New England! Here is a picture of my beloved Mother at 82 vibrant years-old getting a manual transmission tutorial and test-drive. Passed with flying colors! Last time she drove a manual transmission was either a 47 Plymouth commuting to Salem State with her sister or possibly in my Fathers Hellman Minx convertible when she first married my Father in 1961! She is the greatest! I will post a picture of her in her excellent new hat if not too late! Happy Labor Day everyone! Keep on trucking!
Our family doesn’t own a manual transmission. We are in Virginia visiting our best man, aka uncle Scooch. He is teaching the kids how to drive his manual Jeep! Spent awhile in the HS parking lot tonight. They have 3 more days to practice 🙂.
Teaching my daughter how to drive manual in an AWD car. On asphalt, no stall (almost in the shift to 2nd) and with AWD no opportunity for wheel spin to allow a margin for error. Super proud dad of a kid who can now truly experience driving as being engaged with the car.
Rachel, I have a great one for you involving a Groom learning to drive the Get-A-Way car (a 60 Studebaker Hawk 6-speed) but I simply cannot get the pictures to this reply. It will not let me drag or choose.
My son David and I purchased this 2008 Honda Civic Si on August 27th. I had to test drive and take home the car as David didn't know how to drive it. By Sunday the 29th, after stalling several times in and around the neighborhood, David was able to drive the car on his own. Now, it is as if he's been driving stick for years.
My Dad taught me how to drive stick in his gorgeous yellow and white '56 Chevy Bel Air back in the '80s. Not easy, but I figured it out without putting a scratch on it. Realizing how fun it was, I bought a 5 speed 5.0 Mustang GT. In this picture, Dad has begun teaching my nephew/his grandson Luca how to drive his '55 Chevy.
My Dad deserves a hat, us kids aren't quick learners and we call him Mr. Shifter.
Great idea Hagerty!!
My wife was so excited to see this promotion and to share her manual knowledge. She has been teaching me but she wanted to take this chance to teach the 16 year old son of one of our friends on her 90 BMW 325....She loved every minute of it and I also snuck in another lesson for myself. We submitted the photo that day, Aug 13th. She has been asking me about the hat ever since, and I keep saying that I have not received an email about it yet. Tonight I looked through all of the photos and did not see hers. I guess somehow the post was not submitted. I know it's past the deadline, but can we still submit the photos again. It would really mean a lot to her to have the hat, and she will wear it with pride ! Thank you for everything you do for the car world, we love Hagerty !