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 26th April 2015 to demonstrate how many historic and interesting machines are still on the road today.
In 2013 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. FBHVC team members will be attending again in 2014.
In addition in 2014 the FBHVC had people at Brooklands, Cotswold Motoring Museum, Bressingham Steam and Garden Centre and Lakeland Motor Museum. All locations which like Gaydon, are good start, way-point or end-point locations.
The FBHVC Secretary, Rosy Pugh, was at, Bishopstone, near Swindon, which in 2013 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.
Ken Coad, the lead organiser on FBHVC’s heritage team is very encouraged by the high level of interest this year. “Last year was our biggest event ever with the Sunday Times estimation that there were 250,000 historic vehicles on the roads. With the interest we have seen to date this could easily be topped. Club organisers should ensure they register their interest with us so that we can secure their privileged parking with the venues.”
For the future, given sufficient member support and interest the FBHVC would like to add a number of the original waypoints from the 1900 event to enable enthusiasts to follow the route or at least part of it!
As Official Supplier of Drive-It Day Rally Plates for the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, DragonFly are pleased to let you know that the 2015 Drive-it Day Rally plates are now available for purchase!
We can send out one-off plates direct to any Classic vehicle owner who wishes to participate in this nationwide FBHVC organised event. Clubs can also order in larger quantities so that their members can take advantage of better unit prices. The easiest way to order is online through the DragonFly webstore: order online.
New for 2015
Bicester Heritage will combine a "Brunch Scramble" with DiD and are hoping to attract over 1,500 vehicles. The FBHVC will have a stand, with our secretary Rosy Pugh in attendance. A number of clubs are also planning to have displays including the Bristol Owners.
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