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Drive-It Day celebrates the One Thousand Mile Trial
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.
The event was organised by The Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland which later became The Royal Automobile Club.