Life goes on…

Applications are still welcome as we go through this difficult period and look forward to better days! Use our Contact page. While our Handover day is not going ahead, we will be arranging for local handovers for our Loan Cars 2021.

Some cars have already been handed over to drivers for them to enjoy for the year, when the lockdown situation permitted.  Thanks to the support of all concerned, this ensured that the driving experience could continue for most of the applicants. See Drivers Stories 2020 for more stories from our newest drivers.

We also still invite car owners and clubs to offer cars for loan as more normal life returns.


The aim of the project is to encourage the next generation of classic car owners by giving younger drivers the use of a classic car for up to a year as an extended driving experience. Slightly older drivers are not discouraged from applying as this age group may be better placed to take up classic car motoring. Our project provides an excellent sampler experience.

Why not have a quick look at the cars which may be available, then come back here to read more.

How does it work?

This wonderful opportunity is possible due to the generous spirit of car owners and classic car clubs who have offered cars into our project. Young enthusiasts normally aged 25 years or older, with some level of interest and aptitude, may apply for one of a range of cars. There are no hire or loan charges involved, just look after the car as though it was your own. Look at the Drivers’ Stories pages to see how our younger drivers have enjoyed their time with their cars over the years.

All the safeguards are in place, including classic insurance (at “Borrower’s” expense), for all involved to gain maximum pleasure from the experience.

This is a private initiative run by me in retirement having had many years of enjoyment from the classic car world. Over many years I have owned, restored and driven classic cars and have played a prominent role in classic car clubs and events aimed at encouraging a new generation.

Getting involved:

You may wish to apply to have one of our project cars on loan or indeed you may wish to contact me to find how you or your club can offer a car into the loan project. Sponsors are welcome too. This website will be updated with progress and stories as the project grows, feel free to share our articles however please contact me before using any of our images.

You can also follow our progress on social media:

Follow us on Instagram – we’re @classiccarloanproject
Like us on Facebook

Thank you,

Bob Wilkinson.
Project Manager

Some of our sponsors:

See Sponsors and Supporters for links to full list including car clubs and classic magazines.