Drive It Day
We are collecting your Drive it Day Memories via social media hashtags (#DriveitDayMemories) and displaying them on our special website. If you want to participate but don’t use social media, then it is really easy to upload your pictures as well, just click the UPLOAD button at: www.driveitday.co.uk .
Thanks to everyone who is sharing their memories with us. It is really important to share the UK’s transport heritage with the public.
Drive it Day History
First introduced in 2005, the format for Drive It Day is a tried and tested formula. The Federation sets the date each year (as close as possible to the anniversary of the 1000 Mile Trial) and publicises the event nationally. The many clubs that comprise the Federation’s membership then plan and schedule regional and local events throughout the country. The events are as varied as the vehicles taking part and include Drive Outs, Rallies, and meetings at local beauty spots or historic sites. Important venues such as The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Brooklands, Lakelands Motor Museum, The British Motor Museum, Gaydon and Bicester Heritage are a few of the major locations that usually participate but there will be scores of events the length and breadth of the country.
Detail of the original event, courtesy of Graces Guide to British industrial history, can be seen here
The site also has links to "The Autocar" for the year of the event, 1900, which are here
Member clubs are encouraged to let the Federation know their plans. The easiest method is to post on the FBHVC facebook page here
Dates for future Year's Drive It Days will be as follows:
2021 - 25th April
2022 - 24th April
2023 - 23rd April
2024 - 21st April
2025 - 27th April
The Official Supplier of Drive-It Day Rally Plates for the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs is Dragonfly. They 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 is to pre-order via the Dragonfly webstore: https://shop.dragonflyrally.co.uk or call 0800 7838634.
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