DROP THE HAMMER IN A CAMARO
Thanks to the Hagerty Driving Experience, some lucky teenagers in Golden, Colorado learned the joys of working a manual transmission. But they didn’t burn the clutch in a 1993 Toyota Corolla. No, they jumped into a 1969 Chevy Camaro SS with a V8 and 4-speed manual and headed onto a closed road course. Hagerty, a classic car group, came up with idea to teach the next generation how to drive antique cars. As the group sees it, the population with the skills to drive a manual slowly shrinks every year due to the fact that the percentage of new vehicles outfitted with a sticks is in the single-digits. And that could make their vintage wheels less valuable in the future.
Take our poll, then see how these kids handled themselves and the Camaro’s transmission in our video below. You may pick up a tip or two on how to show your own kids how to handle a stick-shift.