Drive-It Day Spe­cial! All the best events, plus your pic­tures

So­cial me­dia streams such as Face­book, Twit­ter, and In­sta­gram – plus hun­dreds of clas­sic own­ers, of course – held the keys to one of the big­gest and best Drive-It Days yet

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

Asurge of on­line ac­tiv­ity has led to one of the big­gest Drive-It Day events ever. Although im­pos­si­ble to mea­sure pre­cise num­bers be­cause of the na­ture of the day, or­gan­is­ers the Fed­er­a­tion of British His­toric Ve­hi­cle Clubs (FBHVC) say that it’s been one of the best at­tended yet. It puts the spike in ac­tiv­ity down to in­creased use of so­cial me­dia. Com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor, Ge­off Lan­caster, says: ‘The so­cial me­dia streams of our clubs were ab­so­lutely alive, as were ours. The weather helped too. Many peo­ple on the fence would’ve seen the sun and de­cided to go out, which is great.’ The FBHVC’s Drive-It Day sta­tus on Face­book reached (at the time of writ­ing) 74 likes, whereas it only achieved 18 last year. Events re­ported ro­bust num­bers of clas­sic own­ers at­tend­ing – Bices­ter Her­itage alone had more than 2000 cars on site, and around 200 ve­hi­cles drove to Brook­lands Mu­seum.

Derek and Carol Am­bridge with their 1950 Ford V8 Pi­lot in Dawlish, Devon. Peter Dal­rym­ple (owner) and Roy McWatt en­joyed this VW T2 at Sum­mer­lee. Mike Stan­ley’s Mini Cooper is one of the many clas­sics in this is­sue – is yours?

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