Drive it Day – 2023

What the FBHVC (and us!) have planned for this year!

Details of this years ACCC event are at the bottom of this article!

If you’re a fan of Classic Cars & Motorcycles, you’ll know what ‘Drive it Day‘ is, and if you’ve been a member of Ayrshire Classics Car Club for at least a year, you’ll definitely know about it and possibly even have been on one of Stu’s trips.

As much as we have some great ideas, Drive it Day wasn’t ours!  Read on to find out why it was (re) started and what it commemorates as well as what the FBHVC organise in terms of fundraising, advertising & merchandise to run along side it and what your donations / profits from Rally Plates goes towards.

Drive it Day

National Drive It Day was created by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs in 2005.  It is the occasion when historic vehicle enthusiasts and the public at large have the opportunity to celebrate the One Thousand Mile Trial organised in 1900 to prove the viability of the new invention, the motor vehicle. It’s also a chance to raise awareness and support amongst the public for the historic vehicle movement and keeping transport heritage on UK roads.

Details of the original event, courtesy of Graces Guide to British industrial history, can be seen here 

The site also has links to “The Autocar” for the year of the event, 1900, which are here

Supporting Childline

FBHVC will continue to support the NSPCC’s Childline®  to raise money as an integrated part of Drive it Day in order to use our movement to contribute to a section of society that has needed huge help and support during the pandemic – vulnerable children. Lockdown has magnified all sorts of societal problems and the long days and weeks trapped in broken homes or abusive environments have put vulnerable children even more at risk.

Rally Plates

The FBHVC raised enough to fund Childline for one full day last year via the sale of their “Drive it Day Rally Plates”.

You can order one of these by visiting their online shop via the following link:


The Ayrshire Classics ‘Drive it Day’ Event 2023

Our Members ‘Drive it Day’ event this year will be on Sunday the 23rd of April.

We will be meeting at Dobbie’s Garden CentreHolmston Road, Old Toll, Ayr KA6 5JJ at 9:00am and departing around 9:30am, heading to Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway DG3 4AQ where we have been invited to park up in front of the Castle at around 11:00am before enjoying the sights and of course some lunch!

Just click on the image of the castle to visit their website!

More details to be confirmed nearer the time, but if you’re interested in celebrating ‘Drive it Day’ with us and enjoying a Spring Run in the cars, some food & chat, then let Stu know so we can inform the Castle of the expected numbers!

You can book your space on this trip by completing the form below:
(Remember to click the Submit button)



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