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!
Drive It Day rally plates are available. Make sure you have yours to advertise your participation and to keep as a memento of a great day out order online.