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Endangered classics given new lease of life

Endangered classics given new lease of life - News

  • Rare opportunity to drive endangered classics, all of which were an everyday sight on UK roads in past decades
  • Dwindling classics, that were produced in their millions but with just a few thousand left on the road, include the Austin Maestro, Austin Metro, Hillman Imp and Robin Reliant
  • Relive childhood memories behind the wheel of a disappearing classic courtesy of newly released Drive Dad's Car Experiences with

Classic Cars such as the Austin Metro, Austin Maestro and Hillman Imp, that once graced UK roads in their millions but are now a very rare sight, have been given a new lease of life. However, at TrackDays, we are keeping the candle burning for some much-loved iconic classics that are rapidly dwindling in number.

Indeed, our new Drive Dad's Car Experience, released in time for Father's Day on Sunday 20th June, allows participants to drive cars that were once commonly seen on driveways up and down the UK, but are now extremely rare commodities, including the Austin Maestro, Ford Sierra, Vauxhall Cavalier and Robin Reliant.

In fact, according to data from, a website which shows how many cars of any make or model are left on Britain's roads, there are as few as 144 taxed Austin Maestros in the UK, 296 Austin Metros, 749 Hillman Imps and 1,091 Reliant Robins, a handful of which can be driven on the new experiences available to book with TrackDays.

Dan Jones, operations manager at, says: "This is a great opportunity to relive childhood memories behind the wheel of everyday classics that are quickly becoming endangered species."

With slightly more on UK roads, but still many thousands down on their heyday, are the Vauxhall Cavalier with 1,606 left and the Ford Sierra with 2,323 left, both models which can now also be enjoyed on a driving experience.

Dan adds: "It doesn't bear thinking about but there is the possibility that some iconic classic cars, that were incredibly popular in their time, could disappear for good over time."

"With so few left, a classic car driving experience might be one of the only opportunities for a nostalgic drive down memory lane in some much-loved motors."

To view our complete selection of Drive Dad's Car experiences, which includes our Classics, Premium and Luxury ranges from just £49, head to the Classic Cars page on the TrackDays website today to book yours from available dates or purchase of our open gift vouchers.

05 May 2021

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