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Drive it Day 2015: What's On

Published 17 April 2015

This year’s Drive It Day takes place on 26 April. It’s an opportunity to get out in our classic and show the nation how much our hobby means to us.

Bicester Heritage will be holding its ‘Brunch Scramble’ at the former RAF Bicester, which is now a business park dedicated to the use, preservation and restoration of historic vehicles and aircraft.

There’ll be a hearty breakfast and an abundance of vintage and classic vehicles and aircraft on display. The 48-acre site will host a display of visitors’ vehicles, which will fill the tree-lined avenues of the UK’s most complete WW2 bomber station.

Of course, events are taking place all over the country, as you can see from our list below. If you know of an event that isn’t included, email Honest John Classics editor Keith Moody.

Cumbria: All clubs and enthusiasts welcome
All the classic and motor clubs in Cumbria and further afield are gathering at Dalemain near Penrith between 11am and 2pm for celebrate Drive It Day and raise funds in memory of Stuart Turnbull, the President of Wigton Motor Club a member of the MGCC for over 30 years and the co-ordinator of the club displays at the Cumbria Classic Car Show. Stuart died suddenly last September and the clubs wish to raise as much money as possible from donations at this year’s Drive It Day for causes selected by Stuart’s family. Clubs and individual owners can arrive at any time from 11 until 2 and the Dalemain Mansion and Gardens will be open along with the café and shop. Further information on

Lincolnshire: Reliant Scimitar and Sabre Owners Club
Woodhall Spa. Contact Malcolm Brown. Email: Tel:07742269883 Web:

Lincolnshire: MG Car Club run to Burghley House
Club run to Burghley House in Stamford. Drive-ins from Boston, Lincoln and Swallow, a walking Treasure Hunt and a Pride of Ownership Competition. Includes buy one, get one free entry to the Burghley House and Gardens. More details at

Hampshire: Standard Motor Club, New Forest Group Classic Charity Car Drive
All makes are welcome to assemble from 10am at The Bear & Ragged Staff pub, Stonymarsh, Michelmersh, Romsey SO51 0LB on the A3057. Cars will start off from 11.30am for a leisurely drive through the beautiful lanes and villages of Hampshire and Wiltshire, arriving back at the Bear & Ragged Staff for an optional late Sunday lunch. Contact Darrell on 01794 389165, 07773 337583 or email

Northumberland: The MG Car Club, Tyne-Tees Centre Cobweb Run
A circular tour through some beautiful parts of the Northumberland coast and countryside including some World War II airfields. For an entry form please contact Ian Graham on 0191 4136321 or email More details and entry form on the MGCC Tyne-Tees Centre website at

Oxfordshire: Leyland Princess's 40th at Cowley
T Building at MINI Plant Oxford will be open between 10.00am and 4.00pm for Drive It Day and to celebrate the Princess's 40th.

Oxfordshire: Rootes 'Drive It Day'
Drive to the Rootes Archive Centre Banbury, Oxon OX16 2SP
All Rootes Cars welcome. Tea and Coffee available. Drive the routes of the Rootes test drivers. Route details from James Spencer of the Rootes Archive Trust. Visit:

Wiltshire: The Atwell Wilson Motor Museum
So far, we have the Chiltern TR Register, The Jaguar Enthusiasts Club (Western Region) and SwanMog, the new Wiltshire and West Berkshire Centre of the Morgan Sports Car Club visiting us on the day.  Any other Classic Car Clubs, or individual drivers with their machines, will be welcome, just let us know if you will be coming so we can ensure that we have plenty of tea and cakes available!! Contact us via our web site, (Atwell Wilson Motor Museum, Stockley Lane, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0NF)

Thames Valley: Pleasure Drive
Thames Valley Mini Club is planning a pleasure drive in the Thames Valley to support Drive It Day on 26th April 2015. The event is open to all classic cars. Prior registration is required. Subject to sufficient registrations, there will be a BBQ at the end of the drive.



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