• 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]

    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.

    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.

    Grant Davis
    Grant Davis
    Grant Davis is the Managing Editor for TFLcar. Since 2006, he's found himself in the driver's seat of a more than 200 cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, and the occasional watercraft as a longtime writer for Outside Magazine/Outside online and other adventure-oriented media. He's based in Denver and has a love/hate relationship with his 11-year-old minivan.
    http://www.TFLcar.com

    4 thoughts on “Learn to Drive a Stick Shift, in a 1969 Camaro SS [Video]

    1. So theirs nothing else for TFL to write about their board ok also stick to the original cast well atleast he didn’t bring that irritating girl

    2. I’m almost 19 and I “learned” on Christmas (2016) in a family friend’s 2015 Subaru WRX STI. I say “learned” because I’ve been riding dirtbikes since I was 4 and one with a clutch since I was about 10.

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