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
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?