Top
0 £0 Basket
Basket Summary
Basket Total: £0
Go to basket
All All Adult Driving Junior Driving Car Track Day Bike Track Day Experience Days Help Login Corporate My Voucher 01376 809032

Car inspired tracks for Record Store Day - News

There can't be many better combinations in the world than cars and music. Whether it's a car that was hand crafted through the elegance of classical music, or a hit song that's appeared in your favourite car chase scene, both can inspire masterpieces that stand the test of time.

With that being said, at TrackDays.co.uk we thought it would be appropriate to drive you through a selection of songs that fulfil a love for music and cars all at the same time, in honour of Record Store Day this Saturday, 23rd April.

  • The Beatles – Drive My Car

From the timeless Rubber Soul album by The Beatles, 'Drive My Car' is an instant hit as soon as the first note plays. In typical fashion, it's a love song about a man wanting to take his favourite girl for a drive in search of his and her dreams.

We all know there were some great classic cars of the 1960s, with Paul McCartney owning an old Mini Cooper from the time, as well as an Aston Martin DB5 and DB6.

  • Beach Boys – Little Deuce Coupe

Taken from the self-titled album, the Beach Boys' fourth record was an early example of a rock concept album, with a lot of the lyrics and musical styles pointing towards cars and the great open road – a classic American road trip album of the 1960s.

Classified as 'Hot Rod Rock', the Beach Boys defined an era of easy-going California sounds, with the beach and the automobile being the gateway to the early American dream, and 'Little Deuce Coupe' encapsulates this image perfectly.

  • Janis Joplin – Mercedes-Benz

Recorded in the autumn of 1970, 'Mercedes-Benz' by American singer-songwriter Janis Joplin sings about how God should prove his love for her with the reward of a Mercedes-Benz car, as well as a colour television and a good night out!

Recorded in one take with a Mercedes-Benz 600 in mind, it just goes to show that the motor car can not only inspire, but also create some of the most memorable music of our time.

  • Prince – Little Red Corvette

One of the most eccentric figures of the 1980's was no doubt Prince Rogers Nelson, otherwise affectionately known simply as 'Prince'. His song, 'Little Red Corvette' was released in 1983, with the lyrics containing many automobile references as he paints the picture of his night with a woman of his dreams.

Ranked as one of Rolling Stone magazine's greatest songs of all-time, Prince got the idea of the song after taking several naps in a band member's 1964 Mercury Montclair Marauder, once again proving the theory that all cars can serve as inspiration for all forms of art, including music.

If these musical masterpieces have given you a boost of motivation to take to the track, then be sure to check out our Classic Car Experiences for a whole host of driving experiences that will satisfy any musically minded classic car enthusiast, from available dates on our Events Calendar or through purchase of our Gift Vouchers.

Car inspired tracks for Record Store Day
22 April 2022
Trackdays

Other News

Britain's Favourite Supercar Brand Revealed

Britain's Favourite Supercar Brand Revealed

Aston Martin pulls far ahead of the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini amongst our top 5 most popular supercar marques for driving experiences
12 June 2024
Trackdays
Exclusive Supercar Experience In Bicester and Bury St Edmunds

Exclusive Supercar Experience In Bicester and Bury St Edmunds

Bicester Heritage Centre in Oxfordshire and Red Lodge Circuit in Suffolk pay host to our newest Double Supercar Thrill experience
19 April 2024
Alex
Pride on the Track: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Drivers in Motorsport

Pride on the Track: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Drivers in Motorsport

Join us this Pride Month in taking a moment to reflect on the motorsports industry and the LGBTQ+ drivers leading the charge for change.
17 June 2024
Violet
Summer Driving Dos and Don'ts: Common Mistakes to Avoid

Summer Driving Dos and Don'ts: Common Mistakes to Avoid

As the days get warmer, we give you an important reminder of how to drive safely in the summer months and the common mistakes to avoid
10 May 2024
Violet
Best Moments In 24 Hours of Le Mans History

Best Moments In 24 Hours of Le Mans History

As the chequered flag is raised on another round of the iconic endurance race, we take a look back at some of its most memorable moments down the years
18 June 2024
Trackdays
The Ultimate Euro 2024 Cars Squad

The Ultimate Euro 2024 Cars Squad

With the bi-annual European football championships now under way in Germany, we've taken it upon ourselves to assemble our dream starting XI cars
17 June 2024
Alex