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.
Took myself and my 18 year old son on a trip to the USA to visit the Street Rod Nationals event in Oklahoma for 4 days, 16,000 cars in attendance ! We then drove old Route 66 across Kansas to Texas , New Mexico and finally headed to Denver to meet up with some great people we met in Oklahoma before flying back home. 3,000 miles covered in 3 weeks and many amazing memories for both of us.
We had left the house, 15 min into our 2 1/2 hr journey to our caravan in Tywyn... My younger brother about 5 and I was 8 & our old folk nan and grandad! Driving over the motorway bridge, grandad says what's the traffic like..it was at dead lock all the traffic backed up, ahh my brother and I moaning that there was a traffic jam & it would take us some much longer to get to the seaside!! For grandad to reply! it doesn't matter were not going on that one!! We all laughed so hard..Still saying "what the traffics like"on the bridge 30 years later.
Every year my mum, sister and I go to the seaside on Christmas day to have icecream on the beach during the morning. We drive over from York as the turkey cooks!