Drive it Day is an annual event promoted by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) to highlight the range and diversity of the historic vehicle movement in the United Kingdom.
The event commemorates the running of the 1000 Mile Trial in 1900 when 64 cars started from London on a test of reliability and roadworthiness.
This year’s event took place on Sunday 24th April 2016. Clubs plan their own events around the date which cover runs to static events. We asked a few clubs about their experiences on the day…
Iceni Minors Report
There were eight Morris Minors that met up at the Co-Op in Bungay, Suffolk where our Vice-Chairman, Sian Charlton, handed round the route she had compiled for our Drive It Day run.
This took us around the lovely Suffolk countryside ending up at Flora Tea Rooms at Dunwich where all members then had a fish and chip lunch.
The run was around 35 miles long and we finished the day looking around the Dunwich Museum that has the history of Dunwich before it was flooded many years ago.
One of the lads in the fish and chip restaurant owns a black custom Minor.
Patricia Loades, Secretary, Iceni Minors
MG Northumbria/NECPWA North East Report
53 cars assembled at The Linskill Centre in North Shields at 11.00am with a fantastic varied selection of classic cars for the 100 mile drive to celebrate Drive It Day on 24th April 2016.
The drive took in some of the Northumberland coast line before heading inland through country lanes to the mid-way coffee and scone stop at Wheelbirks Farm and ice cream parlour.
After a good chat with old and new friends we set out on the second leg which took us around some wonderful roads with fantastic scenery with a quiz on route.
We ended the run with a fantastic late lunch at the White Swan in Dinnington. The winners of the quiz were Terry and Katie Hammond who were presented with a trophy by George Dalgano.
A great day was had by all.
Thanks goes to George and Eileen Dalgano who organised the day.
Dave Stokoe, Webmaster, MG Northumbria
Thank you to Tricia and Dave for sharing their experiences of the day. We are pleased to send them both a one year subscription to Irish Vintage Scene magazine.
Article originally published by ClubWorks [August 2016]
Main Image Credit: Iceni Minors; Drive It Day 2016
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