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Little Classics Features: 15 March 2014

Drive It Day 2014: Getting Involved

Triumph Spitfire 1500 Drive It Day 2014Drive It Day is a national initiative of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) to encourage its 500 plus clubs and their members to get their vintage and classic cars, bikes (and whatever else) out on the road and being used. Its timing in the year is to commemorate the 64 cars that left London on a 1,000 mile trial in April 1900.

Held on 27th April a number of classic car clubs and regular classic car venues are taking part with numerous organised events and runs. However, you can just enjoy the day by getting your classic out on the road whether it has two, three, four or more wheels.

Of course, if you are taking part, either as a party of one or through a larger organised event, we want to see your pictures. Send us your images through Facebook or Twitter.

Drive It Day Events

As your ever guiding light for the world of classis cars we have put together a list of all the events around the UK in support of Drive It Day.


Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN
Classic cars and bikes gather around the world famous banking, with access to the museum. Entry is via the Vickers Bridge for pre-1983 classic vehicles.

Cotswold Motoring Museum

Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection, The Old Mill, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BY
Bring your classic along to this gathering of historic vehicles at one of the top motor museums in the UK. You may even meet Brum!

Bressingham Steam and Garden Centre

Bressingham Steam & Gardens, Low Road, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 2AA
As both a gathering point and waypoint for rallies on the day, you will see near on 100 classic cars at various times. If you are a member of the FBHVC, then a discount is available if you wish to visit the Steam Museum & Gardens on the day.

Lakeland Motor Museum

Lakeland Motor Museum Limited, Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8TA
A large dedicated free car park enables a large gathering of clubs and vehicles at this museum of classic cars, motorcycles and automobilia.


The Royal Oak, Cues Lane, Bishopstone, Nr Swindon, SN6 8PP
Up to 200 classic are expected to hit Bishopstone town, using The Royal Oak pub as the centre of operation and partying.

Heritage Motor Centre

Heritage Motor Centre, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ
Drivers and passengers of classic vehicles arriving at Gaydon will find free reserved parking with signage. Free access to the café and reduced Museum entry fee.

For more details see our Classic Vehicle Events diary.

If you are a member of a club or just interested in a particular marque, many clubs are having local runs and rallies across the UK. Visit the classic vehicle club directory to find out more.

Drive It Day Rally Plates

Drive It Day Rally PlatesDrive It Day Rally Plates are available from FBHVC. To order your plates visit their website and order before 22nd April.


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