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Drive It Day 2014: Essex charity drive attracts hundreds of classics

Published 27 April 2014

More than 220 historic and vintage cars took part in this year’s CCVC Classic Car Fun Run. The event, organised by the Charity Classic Vehicle Club for Drive It Day, covered almost 50 miles and attracted everything from Packards to Porsches.

The Drive It Day celebrations started in Upminster, where hundreds of cars gathered for the official start. The convoy of 228 cars then took to the road and navigated a 47 mile route to Layer Marney Tower, near Colchester for an afternoon display.

Highlights of the day included a fantastic Rolls-Royce and Bentley collection. The CCVC has close ties with a number of local clubs, but the Essex branch of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club stole the show with a brilliant a 1924 Silver Ghost, which was part of a 10 car display. 

The Aston Martin Owners Club was also in attendance with no less than 12 cars, including a DB6 and Lagonda Series 4. Fans of affordable machinery were also well catered for, with an abundance of Fords, Hillmans and Minis.

CCVC chairman, Alan Osborne, attended with his 1953 Bentley R Type standard steel saloon, which was originally ordered by famous British zoologist Sir Terence Charles Stuart Morrison-Scott.

“The event has been a huge success and we’ve attracted a record number of cars,” commented the CCVC’s Alan Osborne.

“We’re now preparing for our next charity run, which will take place in August. Our plan is to get lots of cars together and then drive to the Knebworth Classic Motor Show. Our membership is open to all enthusiasts and hopefully we can break another record in the summer." 

For more infomration on the Charity Classic Vehicle Club and its event, visit:


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