SDMGC hosts Hagerty Driving Experience: Teaching young drivers three-pedal fun
The San Diego MG Club will be the host for a youth driving program sponsored by Hagerty Insurance. The date is set for Saturday Nov 10th 2018. (The location has not yet been chosen, probably Liberty Station, but possibly Sorrento Valley.) The event runs from 9 — 4, and is broken into two sessions, 9 — 12 and 1- 4 with a lunch break in between provided by Hagerty. The event is to teach youngsters, ages 16 — 25, how to drive a stick shift and is free for all participants.
How it works. There will be a total of 30 youngsters and 15 cars per session. For each session there is a half hour of classroom instruction followed by hands-on-driving on a closed course. The students choose cars and ride along as a passengers while the owners show them the quirks of their particular car. If the student is comfortable with the car, they switch places and the student drives. They can try as many cars as they want during the 2 1/2 hour driving session.
Hagerty holds this event several times a year across the US and Canada and has done so for the past 8 years with great success and no mishaps. Members of the club need to provide 7 — 8 cars per session. Hagerty will provide the other 7 — 8 cars of different makes from their customer base here in the San Diego area.
We need members to:
1. Provide 7 — 8 cars per session (You can do both sessions if you wish)
2. 10 -12 volunteers to help on the day of the event (checking people in and directing traffic, etc.)
The Hagerty Driving Experience puts you behind the wheel of cool classic cars, where you will learn to drive a manual transmission. If you are between the ages of 16 – 25, you could learn the ins-and-outs of starting, operating, and driving a variety of cars from instructors and classic car owners themselves!