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.
Drive it Day 2022
Details of Drive it Day 2022 will be available soon.
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. https://youtu.be/9AIyiE3efAE
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd-aOElMSko
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 JustGiving.com link here: Michele Baxter is fundraising for ChildLine (justgiving.com)
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:
2022 - 24th April
2023 - 23rd April
2024 - 21st April
2025 - 27th April
2026 - 26th April
* DRIVE IT DAY and the associated logo are registered trademarks of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs Limited.
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.