Hagerty and Skip Barber Racing School have teamed up to offer the Hagerty Driving Academy – a series of events nationwide that teaches safe, proficient driving skills and the art of shifting a manual while sharing the excitement of being behind the wheel of fun cars.
The Hagerty Driving Academy teaches the survival skills needed to safely handle today’s challenging road conditions over the course of one full day. Using our race-proven teaching techniques, everyone in the family can benefit – from the teenage driver to the more experienced enthusiast. Each course is a carefully constructed combination of classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction in an exciting variety of passenger vehicles including an array of Classic standard shift cars from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, providing a unique and educational experience for all who participate in the program. Participants have the time of their lives – and learn the skills that could save them!
The Driving Academy provides a foundation for safe and proficient driving. Students of this one-day program gain a greater understanding of vehicle dynamics. Knowing how a car will respond in an emergency situation is critical to knowing how to avoid one. During this school you participate in accident avoidance exercises like panic braking and emergency lane changes. You will also learn how to properly correct a skid, practice slides and recoveries, and introduce yourself to performance driving on the autocross course.
Thanks to our friends at Hagerty, you will have an opportunity to learn the basic operation of a manual transmission in one of our classic cars!
After completing a Driving Academy, students can elect to take a One Day Racing School or Three Day Racing School.
Prerequisites: Driver must be 15 years old and have a minimum of 20 hours of driving experience. Drivers under 18 must have a parental consent form and waiver signed. The driving school is offered at the infield facilities of select race tracks across the country.
Complimentary HDC Member Events
As part of its ongoing mission to save driving for future generations, Hagerty is proud to underwrite the cost of select Hagerty Driving Academy events to offer them free of charge to Hagerty Drivers Club members.
2019 Complimentary Events
Willow Run // Ypsilanti, MI // May 10 // Sold Out – Call 866-932-1949 to be added to the wait list.
Vancouver Island Motor Sport Circuit // Vancouver, BC // July 27 // Sold Out – Call 866-932-1949 to be added to the wait list.
Road Atlanta // Atlanta, GA // September 21 // Sold Out – Call 866-932-1949 to be added to the wait list.
Douglas County EVOC // Highlands Ranch, CO // October 5 // Sold Out – Call 866-932-1949 to be added to the wait list.
Please see calendar below for all available Hagerty Driving Academy events.