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.
Being the eldest of 5 children and only my dad working we couldn't afford to go on holiday. There were many families in the area in a similar situation and a friend organised a coach trip to the seaside. We would save whatever coppers we could and on that August bank holiday we would travel for about 2hours singing and saying "are we there yet" and then we were. We would spend our day on the beach, playing in the arcade, going on rides while the parents took turns watching us and then going into the pub for a quick drink. These are my memories growing up.
Family vacation to the best sea side resort in southern England
Drove all round Nova Scotia, completing the Cape Breton's Cabot trail, and then via ferry to Prince Edward Island. Again circumnavigating the island including the renown Peggy's Cove before returning to Nova Scotia via the Confederation Bridge. To visit the Blue Nose Schooner, great road trip in the fall so saw miles of red leafed trees, whales and a huge Tuna being landed. On our return to the Mainland Canada, hired a further car and drove to Niagara Falls, taking a boat ride under the falls and then visiting a huge Buddhist Temple. No moose though!!
So me an't missus in't car mid- Scotland on completely deserted road. Roun't bend 4 sheep in't middle o' road off for a walk! Didn't want to move. Stayed put mid-road but kept checking behind to see if we were still there cheeky blighters! So a mile later (no turn offs) one decided he'd had enough of being chased and veered off then another then the others followed suit! Have no idea where they came from or went to but ne'er forgot it!
range rover sport in turkey and was heading towards Greece on roads that were not good! but the range soaked them up and ploughed on from Greece north into Bulgaria. my good Romanian friend had taken the wheel to give me a rest , the ground was snow covered and banked 4ft either side then whilst coming threw the mountains we blew 2 tyres out , those 22" rims looked good in chelsea but not here. hold up in a hotel we hunted the streets of sofia for replacements but none found. we put the range on a low loader crossed danu heading for my friends home . scenery
I travelled to a beautiful village called orban in Scotland I travelled up with my beautifully wife of 20 year for a weekend away the journey took us 9 hrs which we travelled from our little village in the Glamorgan valleys we stop 4 time on the way up at different locations to sight see and also have lunch a long but enjoyable journey?
We had wonderful holidays as children, we would always have holidays with our cousins. We would set off in my dads old car, it would always be dark as we set off early in the morning. We would drive from Hemel Hempstead to cornwall and could take over 4 hours. We were so excited being driven when it was dark, stopping off for breakfast on the way. These holidays were the most memorable of my life, beat any holiday abroad.
Long and lovely drive and lots to see on the way countryside and peaceful