Take a Personal Trip down Memory Lane
Pull out the choke, turn the key and take a trip down memory lane, whether its Dad’s Car, Mum’s car, your first car or the one you always wanted when you drive one of our cars it is the ultimate personal journey down memory lane.
Your chosen car will have been built in Britain some time in the last 80 years and will hold memories which your drive will reawaken. For many it will be an iconic Mini over 5 million of which were sold between 1959 and 2000… but it might be an Allegro, a Cortina or an Escort: Britain’s best selling car of the 1980s. All our cars are all low mileage or restored machines in tip-top condition
Drive Dad’s Car is the UKs No. 1 Classic Car Driving Experience and is based at our interactive car museum “Great British Car Journey” in the Peak District
We have over 40 British classic cars from the 1930s to 1990s that you can take out for a spin around our purpose built circuit.
What to Expect
Manual Choke, Manual gear box (4 speed or less), Wind up windows, Wind open sunroof, Sliding windows and Fixed seatbelts (if it has any). Oh and of course an unforgettable experience.
What Not to Expect
Climate control, Sat Nav, Bluetooth, cruise control, power steering or airbags. In fact no frills at all but thrills a-plenty and a wave of nostalgia.
- More than 40 British Classics to choose from
- Instructor-accompanied 20 minute drive per car
- Multiple laps around our private road network
- Free Entry to the Great British Car Journey experience
- Discounted entry for friends or relatives accompanying you on your visit – please book at the time of redeeming your DDC Voucher
Aided by an expert instructor you will drive the car on our private road course enjoying a 20 minute experience.
You’ll have less power than most modern cars and the brakes and steering will require more effort. If the car has a radio, it will probably only work intermittently and if you have any old cassettes, feel free to bring them with you!
Luckily, you will want to savour your time behind the wheel, so you do not need to put your foot down and thanks to the absence of modern safety features, we don’t want you to either!
The video opposite was made to promote Drive Dads Car as a gift for Fathers Day but we think it also give a great overview of a nostalgic trip down memory lane that a Drive Dads Car experience can create
What Our Customers Think
We think we have got a pretty unique driving experience but the acid test is always what our customers think about their experience
My birthday present at Driving Dad's Car Experience today - I drove an Austin 7 (my Mum had an Austin 7 Ruby) an Austin 1300 GT - (the first car I drove at 13) & an MGBGT. Cant wait to go back & drive more of their cars - thanks Pete