The Federation Announces Dates of its Two Major Events in 2017

Published: 21/12/2016

Drive it Day – 23rd April

This event, which every year commemorates the 1000-mile trial that was run at the start of the 20th Century, gives enthusiasts a chance to drive their historic vehicle in celebration. For many it marks the start of a new historic vehicle ‘season’

Typically, events are organised as runs at local club level but destinations can include locations of national significance like Brooklands, the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Bicester Heritage and Lakeland Motor Museum, as well as the local Pub!

For students of history, details of the original event can be seen at which includes links to copies of “The Autocar” which covered the event during the year 1900.

Electronic posters of various sizes will be available via the FBHVC website after Christmas. These will enable clubs to download, add specific event details and use to publicise their planned activities for Drive it Day.

Drive it Day rally plates can be sourced from the FBHVC official supplier, Dragonfly, either via their website or by calling 0800 783 8634.


Heritage Open Days 7th – 10th September

The Heritage Alliance organises some 5,000 events across England to celebrate our fantastic history, architecture and culture - all of which are FREE to explore.

Clubs have the opportunity to display their historic vehicles at these locations by contacting the venues and agreeing local arrangements.

Even the attendance of a single vehicle can stimulate interest in our movement as well as associating historic vehicles with architecture and culture.

Venues can be found via, or email or by calling 0207 824 7180


For further information on either event please contact the Secretary on 01865 400845 or email

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