Yesterday a friend and his family were in town for a visit. It was the perfect opportunity to take his college age son out for his 1st lesson driving stick. We took out my ‘72 240Z and I had him watch what I did while I explained what the car was doing as I was shifting. Once the car was warmed up we stopped at the local high school parking lot and he took control. He did great. After some gentle starts from a stop in 1st gear he graduated to giving it more gas and onto shifts into 2nd gear. We weren’t ready for the open road yet, but he is excited to keep learning and develop his skills. After his lesson we swapped seats and I took him on a cruise on some of my favorite roads along the Front Range of the Rockies.
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