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.
I was working in France when my mum and stepdad moved to Scotland. We were visiting family in Kent we were driving down when i needed the toilet so my stepdad pulled into a layby. This laybe had some bushes and tree's so i thought i would pop into them to go for a quick wee, well the bushes were thorns so time i finished i had twigs and cuts all over me.
Spending last summer touring West Africa. Excellent foods, very receptive and peaceful people but bad roads throughout! Our vehicle got stuck and we had a team of volunteers ever ready to help to pull out stuck vehicles, freeing them to continue their journeys!
Our parents took my brother and I on holiday every year, with my Aunt,Uncle & 2 cousins. We left on a Friday night to break up the trip. Dad booked a B&B for Friday to continue to Devon/Cornwall on Saturday. In 1963 the guest house was fully booked, Dad had booked Sat not Fri! In the 60's you couldn't get late night accomodation, we had no option but to carry on. We had a great night, in the pitch black, parked up on the moors! The kids were running around all night with their torches, adults not enjoying so much! Dad was cooking bacon on the camp stove,Yum
flying at 39,000 feet at a speed of 508 mph, 10 hour flight in first class life couldn't get any better, Day 1 arrived in sunny Florida touch down in Orlando international airport, then collect the car before cruising over to your double tree Hotel., relax by the pool then cruise around Orlando, the lanes are much bigger to ours, longer roads that seem to never end... we covered over 709 miles in a day, cruising speed was 80 and the roads smooth and welcoming, no a bumps or camera insight, bliss, unbelievable unforgettable
Massive pre Christmas road trip to see friends family and loved ones had an mot and new tyres at kwik fit no problems at all thanks K Fit
When I was 10 my Dad drive me and my mother to Scotland. We got in the car in London just as my Dad finished work. I fell asleep my Dad drove all through the night only stopping for a couple of cups of tea in the flask and when I woke up I saw Loch Lomond shining in the first light of dawn...my Dad was my hero but I probably just said "are we nearly there yet"...I would say more now if he was still here.
My dad mum big sister and big brother all gathered in my dad's yellow cortina funny I still remember that registration it was fgg 141c and my dad told us we were going on z mystery tour we played I spy sang along with my dad's old songs laughed every second of the trip I can't remember how long it took but it was a very happy time we arrived in calander the sun was shining we went on a boat trip I lost my shoe in the water we laughed non stop and we were all very happy I'm a grandmother myself now all my family gone mum dad sister and brother only me left xxx
Two Grandparents, four Grandkids aged 2-8 we must be mad. Little Katy singing in the back the boys looking for cars in their colour what could be better. After 5 hours which seemed like 5 days we arrived at our destination. Five trips from car to room later and we were ready for bed, not the little ones, they wanted to see the sea so off we went. Two hours later and finally our bed. Our favourite holiday sun sand and little Ines having fun. One week later and we handed them back bit we need a holiday to recover. Next year not quite so far.