Drive-It Day’s nearly upon us – make sure your car gets in to CCW!

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

This year’s Drive-It Day is set to be the big­gest ever – and we’d like you to play a part in it by shar­ing your clas­sic car pictures with us.

To show our sup­port for the na­tion­wide event, we’re go­ing to print the best pictures of your cars in next week’s is­sue, and we’re ask­ing all of you to send in a picture of you en­joy­ing your clas­sic car this Sunday (23 April).

Launched in 2006, Drive-It Day was es­tab­lished to in­spire own­ers to take their ve­hi­cles out of win­ter hi­ber­na­tion for a drive to cel­e­brate the clas­sic car move­ment as a whole. It is now held ev­ery year on the clos­est Sunday to 23 April to com­mem­o­rate the an­niver­sary of the 1000-mile Trial of 1900, or­gan­ised by the Au­to­mo­bile Club, which ran from Lon­don to Ed­in­burgh and back, tak­ing in the na­tion’s ma­jor cities along the way.

More than 450 clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions are tak­ing part in this year’s Drive-It Day, with more than a quar­ter of a mil­lion his­toric ve­hi­cles ex­pected on the na­tion’s roads to mark the oc­ca­sion. Bices­ter Her­itage, Brook­lands Mu­seum and the Lake­land Mo­tor Mu­seum are among the venues host­ing clas­sic car meets to sup­port the ini­tia­tive.

CCW ed­i­tor David Simister says: ‘Drive-It Day is our op­por­tu­nity to show the great Bri­tish pub­lic why we love clas­sic cars, so I’d en­cour­age you to get your pride and joy out this Sunday, get a quick picture with it and send it in in. It doesn’t mat­ter whether you’re head­ing out on a club run, go­ing to a show or just pop­ping down to the shops with it – if you’re en­joy­ing your clas­sic car on Drive-It Day, then we’d like to hear about it.’

Fed­er­a­tion of Bri­tish His­toric Ve­hi­cle Clubs’ Com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor Ge­off Lan­caster says: ‘As they do ev­ery year, our friends at

Clas­sic Car Weekly are giv­ing DriveIt Day a ma­jor pub­lic­ity push. They’ll be out and about – as will we – with their cam­eras to cap­ture as much of the ac­tion as pos­si­ble but be­cause this is a truly na­tional event, we can’t be ev­ery­where.

‘ We want to help CCW cre­ate the most com­pre­hen­sive and di­verse photo record ever of Drive-It Day. Send your pictures to them and have a great day!’

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