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.
We went to Disneyland for the Xmas experience returning on the 23rd dec on our 500 mile journey we got 49 mile from Calais and had a blowout unknown at the time the spare didn't fit and not knowing any french we got recovered put in a hotel and taken to Opel on Xmas eve for 2 tyres at a cost of €706 for tyres only might i add we got on the road again at 12.30 we finally reached home in Devon at 6.30 Xmas eve I've never been so relieved to get home and the kid's Christmas wasn't ruined
Holidays to scarbourgh staying at collies camp ln a caravan up on the cliffs .my brother was always car sick before we left the street nobody wanted to sit next to him so he would get the front seat with the window down 4 of us squeezed in the back. 2 hours playing I spy what could be better.
A trip through the countryside of the uk , the peaks, the Lake District moving on to Scotland and the mountains and lochs to fully relax and merge with nature .Cooking on fires and sitting by the fires , den building , tree swinging, actually playing rather than screen watching .on a full family bonding trip of a life time , making our two children the happiest memories of pure non time watching fun ...complete heaven!
Myself, hubby & 3 boys ages 14, 5 & 1 left Glasgow and drove 8hrs to our highland getaway in our Peugeot 407, packed to the gunnels. Plenty of pit stops, agruing over who was breathing who's air, signing along to the radio & stopping at iconic beauty spots to educate the kids & us. Took the scenic route which involved 100miles of single track roads which took us deep into the highlands, along rural lochs - the scenery was breath taking & awe inspiring. Plenty of wild life which promted a game of highland bingo. Best road trip ever
We always went to Wales for our holidays, usually by train but then my dad who was a late starter learnt to drive and bought a very old Rover14, black with running boards. We were a family of 6 children so it was a little crowded in the car. It frequently overheated on hills and eventually we ran out of water so he filled it up with lemonade! We went over the Aber Glaslyn Pass at about 10miles an hour and then had a puncture and had to empty all the luggage onto the side of the road while dad changed the tyre. We still did it again the next year!!
Myself, my girl friend (now wife of 50yrs) my girlfriends brother and two more friends all piled into my girlfriends fathers almost new Vauxhall Victor, together with two tents and a single burner camping stove. We drove down to Dover and caught the cross channel ferry to Calais and started our big adventure! We were away for three and a half weeks and drove over three thousand miles visiting 11 different countries and ending up on the French Riviera. Quite a big deal in 1964!! (I still have the cine film!)
We were meant be going down to Northampton to see family we got diverted down off the m1 and the wife was directing so I decided to switch on the sat navigation which low and behold my better half had recorded herself onto it we came across a little village and stopped in a local store were we had never been before a customer somehow connected my partner to his friend as she resembled his frI end it turned out his friend was her dad's brother. We are still connected today. Well rest of the journey we registered to ancestry and got hooked finding more.
I was about 7. We went to Switzerland from Germany. In a small family convoy. I had a little nest in a boot of a VW Polo estate which i traveled in. We must of been on the road for 8hrs or more. Had the best sandwich i ever had. A foot long baggette from some obscure village in france which i cherished. There had been an accident by the Swiss border and there were 2 Swiss Police Helicopters which landed close by us as we sat in a traffic jam. All amazing to a 7 year old boy. Always reminded of it when i see a Swiss boarder sticker on a cars windowcreen.