I was unimpressed by the first few Drive-It Days, seeing them as half-hearted attempts to coax a handful of cherished classics out of their cotton wool-cocooned winter hibernation – if the weather was kind enough on the chromework. A classic should be out and about all year, and every opportunity should be a Drive-It Day, I reasoned. But the event is now in its 11th year, and I’ve performed a U-turn. Yes, for some, this is the annual wake-up call. However, for many thousands of UK classic car owners and enthusiasts – more than 250,000 according to FBHVC estimates – it’s a rallying cry for a rapidly growing force that has its roots in Britain and is growing in stature internationally. I’m proud to be a tiny cog in this movement: we’re showing the world what can be done and how to do it properly. So you don’t need me to tell you what you should be doing next Sunday. You’ll be doing it anyway. The least I can do, as a reformed doubter, is to play my part in ensuring CCW publishes as many of your Drive-It Day photos as possible. You’ve earned it.