With today’s technology and easy access to short flights and fast trains,
it’s easy to forget about the days when a long road trip was the most memorable part of your summer.
Even if the radio was dodgy, you never won at eye spy or Dad always ‘sang’ along to the songs!
Kwik Fit Insurance Services wants to bring back the days of iPad-free road trips,
by taking you on a trip down Nostalgia Lane.
We want to bring back the love and memories attached to road trips,
embrace the traffic jams and the constant arguing over the window seat.
You could win £150 worth of Amazon vouchers to stock up on your nostalgic favourites for your next technology free family road trip!
All you have to do is share your most memorable family road trip with us and two winners will be selected!
In 1988 I had a very memorable road trip to Huddersfield in my Dads pride & joy-Ford Escort XR3i. We had a family wedding in Huddersfield to attend. A bunch of us went in different cars. My cousin ended up with us. She was not a good traveller. I was wearing my brand new suit & was feeling good. She was not. She threw up all over my brand new suit. It was gone (according to my mum).Hell. Though I did get to meet some of my cousins for the 1st time with whom I still to talk and see regularly now. I also ended up making the best friend I've ever had. Heaven.
Every Summer when the final schoolbell of term was still echoing in the air, we would pack up our trusty orange Sunbeam and head to Wales.The drive took us over 3 hours as our little Sunbeam heaved for breath under the weight of a family of 4 and the detritus of a UK break!We came up with a new word for when Daddy got cross with other drivers "Grillocks!".We`d stop on the way for flat warm coke and ham butties in foil. We`d suck Opal Fruits in colourful little packets and sing Lets All Chant over and over. And then we`d see the sea. My best memories. #family
We’ve had some great stories and unforgettable photos of your nostalgic road trips.
You can see some of the best in our gallery below.
From Birmingham to France by boat through Belgium and Germany to mahoffen in Austria and had get accommodation overlooking the Alps with plenty of day trips with my wife and great meals with vena snipsle and opple strudel.best trip was to Salzburg to see the sound of music sites and nice lunch at the Mozart Cafe.very sorry to come home from that holiday but remains our top recommendation to anyone.
We took the family off to Bridlington for a cheap and cheerful few days before we got married!
My husband and I drove 7800 kms in an old red Datsun (which I thought felt like a 'big American job') from Victoria through New South Wales and into Queensland stopping off in caravan parks although one night we had to sleep in the car in the middle of nowhere - and I didn't even complain which is not like me! We drove into Sydney on New Year's Eve and saw the fireworks display around the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. The Datsun didn't have air-con so I got de-hydrated and had to go into hospital in Brisbane but it was still a great 26 day holiday.
We decided to go on a seaside journey with a difference. Myself my wife and our 2 kids set off early to make the most of our day. After a pleasant drive down to Whitby we parked up and decided to tackle the stairs to the abbey. Once at the top the view was amazing. Inside the abbey itself the kids loved exploring the grounds playing hide and seek. we were soon on the road to Scarborough. We parked by the castle and walked down to get our fish and chips. Afterwards we climbed up to the castle. The view from the top took our breathe away. The perfect day out
I, my wife, motherinlaw & new baby in our recently acquired pride & joy a Fiat 500 Giardiniera we came to know as "Effy" F reg. (my boss called a "sewing machine"). 3 adults, baby & luggage down the A303 to Ilminster. Sudden madness diverted us up to A39 N. Devon scenic route & Porlock Hill!! No synchromesh! At bottom of hill changed into 1st gear, 499cc shuddered us slowly up followed by long queue of traffic. Sweating profusely! Eventually arrived in Cornwall to enjoy 2 weeks sunshine. Learnt our lesson coming home. A30/A303 no messing, quick 8 or so hrs.
Chennai to Ladakh -8500 kms of round trip over 17 days was our most favourite ever. I and my husband decided to spend our honeymoon - by hitting the roads, which has always been our passion. Travelling along the whole length of India across different states meeting people, enjoying different culture, tasting different cuisines en route, with no maps, no hotel bookings was our best adventure. The highlight was driving on the highest motorable and one of the most dangerous highway-Ladakh. We survived the trip with memories to be cherished forever. More to come!
I went to Long Leat with my family. I've VW Polo car, we felt comfortable as full service done T Kiwik Fit. We did enjoy a lot