Spring 2014

It’s officially been the wettest winter on record.

   We’ve all been cooped up for so long that spring has rarely been so eagerly anticipated... It’s time to get back behind the wheel. With the floods, the cold and the dark hopefully on hold until next winter at least, we’ll be taking to the road to enjoy driving once again.

   At the RAC we’re not just here for when people break down, we’re here to help make motoring fun, too. This guide is very much created with that in mind. It’s packed with inspiration on where to go, what to drive and what to pack. It’ll save you money on your car insurance and on your travel.

   If you’re looking for an adventure this spring, you’ve come to the right place.


Alex Heath
Head of Membership

Motorists. We salute you.


Spring getaways

Five cracking destinations to create your own family adventure

Best cars for: adventure

Andrew Frankel picks the best cars for getting outdoors this spring

Prepare for your adventure

What to pack and how to get your car ready for the open road


Does newer mean better?

It’s old model -v- new model as six passionate owners go head to head

Contents Best Drives

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Our April Club Winners prize is a food and photography tour of Venice

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Motoring news

Everything from child road safety to flashy new motors – it’s all in here

Stars and their cars

Small, versatile and cheap to run? The Mini’s an unusual celebrity car



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