We are excited to see the all-new McLaren Artura at Drive Festival this September. Ultra-light engineering. Blistering electrified power. Sublime agility and engagement. McLaren to the core. For the next generation.
HAGERTY PARTNERS WITH DRIVE FESTIVAL TO TEACH THE JOYS OF DRIVING A MANUAL TRANSMISSION
TORONTO, ON – Drive Festival is thrilled to announce that Hagerty, the world’s largest membership, insurance and media organization for enthusiast vehicle owners, will bring its popular Ride & Drive and Driving Experience programs to Drive Festival 2021.
The Hagerty Driving Experience teaches drivers of all ages how to drive a manual transmission in a safe closed-course environment. Hagerty Ride & Drive puts car lovers behind the wheel of cool, classic vehicles for an unforgettable dream cruise.
“Drive Festival is excited to partner with Hagerty on this exciting new feature,” says Adam Ruppel, Drive Festival manager. “Hagerty is the perfect partner as they embrace the philosophy of our dynamic automotive festival. Cars are awesome and Drive Festival is about providing attendees with amazing once-in-a-lifetime automotive experiences.”
Andrew Count, Canadian events coordinator for Hagerty, said most people, if they know how to drive a manual transmission at all these days, learn from a relative, which can lead to some tense moments.
“We bring in a fleet of classic manual-transmission cars, along with professional instructors, and that provides a low-stress environment to row your own gears,” he said. “It’s a ton of fun. Drive Festival fans are going to love it.”
The lineup of cars available for Hagerty Driving Experience and Hagerty Ride & Drive will be announced closer to the event. Sign-up details are pending and space for both programs is limited. The Hagerty Driving Experience also will have several automatic transmission cars on-site available for those looking to drive a classic without the need to shift.
Hagerty is an automotive lifestyle company and the world’s largest membership, insurance and media organization for enthusiast vehicle owners. Hagerty is home to Hagerty Drivers Club, DriveShare, Hagerty Valuation Tools, Hagerty magazine and Motorsportreg, and is the world’s largest provider of specialty insurance for the enthusiast vehicle market. We keep car culture alive for future generations through numerous youth programs and by supporting the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) and the RPM Foundation. For more information, call (800) 922-4050 or visit www.hagerty.com. For classic car insurance, information and automotive values please visit www.hagerty.ca.
Motorcycles will charge you with excitement, thrills, curiosity and awake your senses. Drive Festival is excited to add the wonderful world of motorcycles to our event!
Many of the most desirable OEM manufacturers will have motorcycles on display, including some for test rides. You can use this as an opportunity to learn and experience the newest technology and innovations in the motorcycle industry.
Antique, vintage, classic and modern motorcycles will be displayed by passionate riders eager to share their prized possessions. So passionate that they have formed clubs and associations nationwide to organize and gather for rides, rallies and events like Drive Festival. Many of these motorcycles are so valuable and desirable they become the main attraction for gearheads and dreamers alike.
Get ready to experience the new world of motorcycles…it’s coming to Drive Festival.