Learn to Drive a Stick Shift, in a 1969 Camaro SS [Video]

1969 Camaro SS
Would you learn to drive stick this Camaro was your practice car? Uh, yes! [photo:
Mike Kvackay]


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.

4-speed shifter 1969 Camaro SS
[photo: TFLcar]
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.