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FBHVC Drive It Day


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 raise money for NSPCC Childline. Buy your Drive It Day plate here: Drive It Day | Yesterday’s Vehicles Supporting Today’s Children

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs created Drive-It Day to celebrate the occasion in 1900 when 65 vehicles drove from London to Edinburgh returning to London to prove the viability of the motor car.

Drive-It Day is always held on the Sunday closest to 23rd April when the trial started, it took until 12th May to complete the journey.  35 vehicles completed the course.

The route visited Bath, Bristol, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Worcester, Birmingham, Lichfield, Matlock, Buxton, Manchester, Preston, Lancaster, Kendal, Keswick, Carlisle, Moffat, Peebles, Edinburgh, Berwick, Newcastle, Durham, Northallerton, Thirsk, York, Leeds, Harrogate, Bradford, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Worksop, Lincoln, Nottingham, Loughborough and Northampton.


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