Drive It Day

Drive it Day History

National Drive It Day was created by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs in 2005.  It is the occasion when historic vehicle enthusiasts and the public at large have the opportunity to celebrate the One Thousand Mile Trial organised in 1900 to prove the viability of the new invention, the motor vehicle. It’s also a chance to raise awareness and support amongst the public for the historic vehicle movement and keeping transport heritage on UK roads. 

Ride it Day Rally Plates

Carl Fogarty
“Last year people from the motorbike community came together and helped raise over £40,000 for the NSPCC’s Childline Service by taking part in the annual Drive It Day. For the first time ever, we now have our very own Ride It Day. This April, you can buy a Ride It Day Rally Plate for just £10.00 and ride out with friends, or join an organised event, and once again help support vulnerable children and young people across the UK. Visit the FBHVC website for more details on Drive It Day or head to today to order your rally plate and to sign up to take part this April. Let’s get these children the support they need and raise as much money as we can for Childline!” - Carl Fogarty

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Drive it Day 2022 - Sunday 24th April

For more information and to order your Drive it Day or Ride it Day vehicle plates please visit Drive It Day | Yesterday's Vehicles Supporting Today's Children 

FBHVC will continue to support the NSPCC’s Childline®  to raise money as an integrated part of Drive it Day in order to use our movement to contribute to a section of society that has needed huge help and support during the pandemic – vulnerable children. Lockdown has magnified all sorts of societal problems and the long days and weeks trapped in broken homes or abusive environments have put vulnerable children even more at risk. 

Please take a moment to view these two videos recorded by Childline® counsellors.  

Elaine tells the story beautifully of the calls Childline® receive.

Colin takes a moment to share with us a gripping story. He took part on the very first Childline® shift and is still a volunteer today.

In the words of Sir Peter Wanless, CEO of the NSPCC “Childline® is a crucial service on which young people can rely - day or night - whatever problems or dangers they are facing.”

Please support Childline® now via our link.

Details 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:

2023 - 23rd April

2024 - 21st  April

2025 - 27th April

2026 - 26th April

For video clips and pictures, see the links below
YouTube videos, uploaded by individuals & clubs, are here
For Instagram users posts here
ForTwitter users, search on #FBHVC #DriveItDay


* DRIVE IT DAY and the associated logo are registered trademarks of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs Limited.

Details may be found at: and

The Federation grants permission to clubs and organisations to use its trademarks to promote Drive It Day. However, in using the branding, the Federation should be acknowledged and the trademarks marked as such.



A4 Poster_Master_2021.pdf
A4 Poster_Master_2_2021.pdf
Drive it Day. Ride it Day Vehicle Plate Order Form.docx

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