Drive It Day encourages our 500-plus club members and their supporters plus other historic vehicle enthusiasts to use yesterday’s two, three, four or more wheeled vehicles for a day to celebrate the UK’s transport heritage at its finest.
All owners of historic vehicles were encouraged to take to the roads on the 21 April 2013 to demonstrate how many historic and interesting machines are still on the road today. Next year Drive It Day will be on 27 April 2014.
FBHVC members made the most of this day by using the public roads, meeting at local venues, places of interest, including museums such as Beaulieu, National Trust and heritage properties, transport cafes, like the Ace, local beauty spots or even car parks.
The FBHVC team attended a number of the many events and in celebration of our 25th anniversary made special arrangements with the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, which is home to the world’s largest collection of British historic cars. Centrally positioned Gaydon made a good start point, intermediate waypoint to visit en-route and an excellent location to finish a day’s run.
In support of Drive it Day, the Heritage Motor Centre offered a special admission price of £5 for museum entry for those arriving in historic vehicles and a discounted rate for the Land Rover Experience. This is a ride, as a passenger, through the steep and twisting multi-terrain track, either in a modern Discovery or an early Series III.
The traditional meeting place for many years, the Royal Oak, Bishopstone, near Swindon played host to over 120 vehicles of all types, ages and sizes during the day and all enjoyed the party atmosphere and the lovely sunshine.
Information on 2012 Drive it Day can be found here.