Classic Vehicle Group
Drive it Day Run
Sunday 23d April 2023
The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs’ Drive it Day events take place nationwide, providing the opportunity to dust off those cobwebs, and give our classics an early-season test run. The events will again be run in support of the NSPCC’s Childline service.
Starting at The Angel, at Privett on the A32 south of Alton, there will be a selection of breakfast options, and after a short briefing, cars will head through small towns and villages with interesting buildings and historical association, and beautiful countryside on the Hants/Surrey borders, before arriving at Bill Rawles Classic Cars for our first visit. Bill has many years hands-on experience with emphasis on traditional standards of excellence, and he and his son, Jack, are well known in the historic and specialised racing world, as well as being experts on more day to day aspects of owning a classic! Tea, coffee and workshop tours provided and the opportunity for discussion with Bill, Jack and / or his staff.
We will then turn southwards on country roads through the Meon Valley to Bishop’s Waltham, with its ruined medieval Bishop’s Palace, riverside, and open spaces, restaurants and coffee shops, before passing through rural landscapes towards the Hamble and glimpsing the Solent and Southampton Water as we reach the south coast, before crossing the Itchen Bridge and reaching our final destination of Solent Sky.
This is an exceptional museum close to Southampton City centre, and it highlights the impressive role that the area has played in the development of aviation, including Shorts Flying Boats flown and developed from Calshot nearby, as well as an excellent example of the iconic Spitfire also developed locally, and some 30 other impressive planes and displays. Car parking is available outside the museum.
Entry fee will be £49 per car and two occupants (£54 non members), to include: Tulip Roadbook, Childline Drive it Day Rally Plate, Tea, Coffee, Juice & Biscuits at the Start and at Bill Rawles, and entry to the museum. (Refreshments available at the finish but are not included in the entry fee).
Entry forms available from: Chris Laver, email firstname.lastname@example.org, (07377 460415) or Barry Haughton, email email@example.com (07776 263237).