Welcome to Hire Steam

The sights, the sounds - the exhilaration of driving or being a passenger (the choice is yours) in a stunning 1909 or 1910 Stanley steam powered car. We can now offer you a fantastic opportunity to experience a journey in a steam car with you being fully hands on (or simply soaking up the atmosphere) in a nostalgic vehicle of yesteryear.

A truly unforgettable experience and one that is not available anywhere else in the UK!

We have a number of packages available. On all the packages you only need to book a single place (you don’t need to find two other people to fill all three seats on the car for example) however for the experience to proceed on any given date we must have all three seats allocated (as our costs are the same). Previously this has not been a problem and has worked very well as it does give people the opportunity to meet other likeminded individuals and new friendships can be formed.

Each experience day is unique and can be tailored to suit your specific requirements. Let us know what you would like and we'll see if we can arrange it for you. An experience day that will last a life time. Contact us today for a FREE quotation.

steam car driving experience

steam car driving experience

steam car driving experience


How would you like to drive a vintage steam car? It is the ultimate vehicle to drive - how many people have ever done so? Here's your chance to get behind the wheel. Following on from a comprehensive demonstration, you'll see how a vintage steam powered car works and how one drives as you are transported back to the good ol' days. Your adventure is complete with a nostalgic trip, in a steam car, to a local pub for a bite to eat. You'll need a full driving license to drive a steam car. Find out more here...


"Back home late last night. Thank you and your business partner for a wonderful time. You were fantastic hosts. I really enjoyed meeting you both." David Morgan

"I would like to thank you both for the time and care you gave to me and my family last Saturday morning. The experience was second to none and the boys haven't stopped talking about it since then. You both worked really hard to ensure a good time was had by all. Thank you once again." Mollie Salter

"Thank you for the photos. We had a brilliant day and the photos are great." Darren Bradshaw