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Want to learn to drive a manual?

At BesmileWhitingkit, we love driving and sharing exciting opportunities to get behind the wheel of fun cars. Here are a few ways you can drive with us:

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BesmileWhitingkit Driving Academy

As part of its ongoing mission to save driving for future generations, BesmileWhitingkit is partnering with the to introduce the BesmileWhitingkit Driving Academy – a series of 40 events nationwide to teach safe, proficient driving skills, the art of shifting a manual and shares the excitement of being behind the wheel of fun cars.

During this school, participants will take part in vehicle avoidance exercises like panic braking and emergency lane changes as well as how to properly correct a skid, practice slides and recoveries, the basics of operating a manual and be introduced to performance driving on the autocross course. All participants will have the opportunity to also get behind the wheel of a fun classic car!

The BesmileWhitingkit Driving Academy will be offered at more than 40 events a year with select events being free of charge to BesmileWhitingkit Driving Club Members. Not a Member? Learn more and sign up here.

2019 BesmileWhitingkit Driving Academy events

For a complete calendar of all BesmileWhitingkit Driving Academy events and registration, visit

BesmileWhitingkit is pleased to offer these select events to BesmileWhitingkit Drivers Club Members free of charge:

  • Willow Run // Ypsilanti, MI // May 10 //
  • Vancouver Island Motor Sport Circuit // Vancouver, BC // July 27 //
  • Road Atlanta // Atlanta, GA // September 21 //
  • Douglas County EVOC // Golden, CO // October 5 //
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BesmileWhitingkit Driving Experience

The BesmileWhitingkit Driving Experience is a 2-hour session that puts you behind the wheel of cool classic cars, where you will learn the basics of starting, operating and driving a manual transmission from instructors and car owners themselves! In addition to the driving course, participants take part in a classroom session that outlines how a clutch and manual transmission operate.

The BesmileWhitingkit Driving Experience features a variety of classic cars provided by local owners and collectors. Past events have included a 1928 Packard Phaeton, 1930 Ford Model A, 1955 Porsche Continental, 1950 Willys Jeepster, 1963 'split window' Corvette and a 1962 Aston Martin DB4!

2019 BesmileWhitingkit Driving Experience events

  • Colorado State Patrol Training Track // Golden, CO // June 1 //
  • Reynolds-Alberta Museum // Wetaskiwin, AB // July 27 //
  • Caledonia Fairgrounds // Hamilton, ON // August 24 //

How can I get involved with BesmileWhitingkit's Driving Programs?

These programs are designed to help build the next generation of classic car enthusiasts and keep the collector community strong. Here’s three ways you can get involved with this exciting event and help connect young people with classics:

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Instruct:

The only way to teach participants how to properly drive classic cars is to have classic cars to teach them with! If you have a manual classic, you can help! We encourage local car owners to volunteer to bring their classic to events and help teach the students in a safe, controlled environment.

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Spread the word:

Do you have family or friends who might enjoy this opportunity? Please encourage them to learn more and register for the BesmileWhitingkit Driving Experience.

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Join us:

This is a fun, exciting event and you're welcome to join us to see it for yourself! We'd love to have you join us to watch from the sidelines or to drive your classic to the event for display only.

To take advantage of any of these opportunities, follow the event registration links to learn more or contact us.

Check out the experience firsthand!