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Drive it Day 2019

Published 03 April 2019

This year’s Drive It Day takes place on 28 April. It’s an opportunity to get out in our classic and show the nation how much our hobby means to us.

We've listed as many events as we know of, but if you know of an event that's not includeed email Honest John Classics editor Keith Moody.

 

Sunday Scramble

Location: Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, OX26 5HA

From: 9:00am until 4:00pm

Details: Our former RAF Technical Site springs to life with a unique mix of vehicles brought by enthusiasts from all over the UK to visit this beautiful location. The specialist businesses of Bicester Heritage throw open the doors to their workshops, showrooms and offices, revealing an ever-changing display of magnificent vehicles from every decade.

Tickets: Advance, discounted, Scramble tickets are now available online only. Tickets will not be available on the gate on the day. https://bicesterheritage.co.uk/?ticket=sunday-scramble-tickets

Contact: For more information and to purchase tickets please visit

www.bicesterheritage.co.uk/?ticket=sunday-scramble-tickets

 

Cestrian Motoring Enthusiasts Group

Location: Near Queensferry Deeside for 9.30am Breakfast (pre booking breakfast needed)

From: 9.00am

Details: After breakfast we will be taking a drive through the lanes of north east Wales and Cheshire to the Secret bunker near Nantwich, the drive will be approximately 30 miles one way and taking in some interesting villages for photo shoots, ending in a tour of Hack Green secret bunker (Entry fee applies).

There are limited places available, and pre booking is essential, so this will be on a first come basis.

Contact: For more information please email

John Hoare via john2k51@hotmail.com

 

Devon Vintage Car Club

Location: Endsleigh Garden Centre, near Ivybridge, just off the A38

From: 10:00am until 1:00pm

Details: All are welcome, no booking necessary, no entry fee but the Devon Vintage Car Club do make a collection for their chosen charity and that of the garden centre.

Contact: For more information please email Mike Oakins

mike.oakins@gmail.com

 

The Atwell Wilson Motor Museum

Location: The Atwell Wilson Motor Museum, Stockley Lane, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0NF

From: Open all day to welcome any vehicles from the North Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire areas etc

Details: Tea and cakes will be available and all classic vehicle owners are welcome. Visitors will also be able to visit the Museum to ensure a fascinating day.

Contact: For more information please visit

www.atwellwilson.org.uk/index.html or contact 01249 813119

 

Wartburg Trabant IFA Club UK

Location: Alice Park, Bath (BA1 7BL).

Details: ‘Cars in the Park’ will see a gathering of Cold War Classics at the Cafe in the Park. The owner has invited Wartburg Trabant IFA Club members to display their vehicles at his family-friendly cafe. After a coffee or a late breakfast the assembly will head out for a road run, possibly taking in a visit to the Motor Museum in Calne.

Contact: For more information please email

publicity@ifaclub.co.uk

 

Wartburg Trabant IFA Club UK

Location: Scottish Submarine Centre,Helensburgh (G84 8UN)

Details: From the Scottish Submarine Centre the road run will head north up the A818 joining the A82, stopping off at Luss Filling station next to Loch Lomond to fill up and take photographs. The run will continue up the west side of Loch Lomond through Tarbet to the famous Green Welly for a relaxed lunch and impromptu car (and bike) show. The total route is just under 40 miles.

Contact: For more information please email publicity@ifaclub.co.uk

               

Scottish Military Vehicle Group Weekend (26-28 April)

Location: Monkton Services

on the A77 / A78 junction.

Details: Our run will start on Friday 26th with the muster point being the Monkton Services on the A77 / A78 junction. Our route will then take us over the Erskine Bridge on to the A82 and North up Loch Lomond side to Tyndrum, through Glen Coe, over the Ballachulish Bridge to Fort William. From Fort William, still on the A82 and past the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge to Invergarry, then taking the A87 to Shiel Bridge. From here we take the Old Military Road to Glen Elg and the ferry to Kylerhea on Skye for our first overnight stop. Saturday will be spent on Skye before returning South on Sunday via an alternative route.

Anyone who wishes can join us for either the whole run or for any part of the route.

Contact: For more information please contact John Webster at secretary@scottishmvg.org

 

DRIVE IT DAY 2019 - 28 April 2019

Location: Destination is the N.T.S. property, Castle Fraser, Sauchen AB51 7LD

From: Aberdeen Beach Esplanade. Departure at 10:00am.

Details: Owners are welcome to join the Run whether they are members of the Club or not.

Line up along the Esplanade from the Beach Ballroom.

If we all point south and park at an angle this should make departing easier.

The GVRS Run will set off at 10:00 along the Esplanade to the Beach Boulevard. At the roundabout take the second exit onto West North Street. At the lights Turn Left onto King Street then onto Union Street and Holburn Street. At the roundabout take the second exit onto Great Southern Road and keep going until you cross the Dee bridge. Turn right and continue to the roundabout at the Bridge of Dee. Take the second exit onto Leggart Terrace and continue onto the South Deeside Road. At the junction turn right and cross over the Dee at Durris Bridge. Turn Left at the junction. Continue to the Royal Deeside Railway Visitor Centre at Milton of Crathes, ½ mile on the left. The Society has kindly opened their Carriage Restaurant for us again so that we can have a coffee and tour of their centre. There is the option of taking a 20 min. train journey at 11:00. Cost is £7.50 each (Group Discount)

At 11:30 we leave the site and turn left. After 1.3 miles Turn Right into Hill of Banchory West Road. Continue for 0.3 miles and Turn Right signposted Hirn and Echt. Continue to the junction with the B977. Turn right. After 1 mile Turn Left onto the B977. At Echt crossroads go straight ahead. At Dunecht Turn Right then Left (sign for Castle Fraser). After 0.3 miles Turn Left and follow the signs for the Castle. There will be limited catering available so packed lunches are suggested.

Take a tour to the Castle and have a walk around the gardens. The N.T.S. has gone to some effort to prepare for our visit so please make use of their attractions.

Contact: For more information please email Alan Sharpe on secretary@gvrs.net

 

The 1100 Club

Location: Kempton Steam Engine, Snakey Lane, Hanworth, Middlesex, TW13 6XH (TW13 7ND for satnav)

From: Between 9.30am and 10.15am

Details: Show closes: 4pm

Admission: £5 per car to include museum entry

Refreshments: Cafe in museum selling tea, coffee and homemade cakes

Contact: For more information please email surrey@the1100club.com or telephone 07779 871665

 

Hagerty’s Drive it Day Tour 2019

Location: Starting at Tuthill Porsche near Banbury

Details: 70 mile run through Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire before arriving at our destination, Bicester Heritage. The route finishes in the midst of the Sunday Scramble at Bicester Heritage; to ease entry into Bicester Heritage we will have a fast track entry system that will direct you straight into the event hangar which we will have exclusive use of for the day. Spaces are limited to 100 cars.

Contact: For more information please visit

carfestivalbooking.com/events/hagertys-drive-it-day-tour-2019

 

Scottish IFA Day

Location: Scottish Submarine Centre,Helensburgh (G84 8UN),

Details: The route will commence at this new attraction (with a cold war interest). From there the road run will head north up the A818 joining the A82, stopping off at Luss Filling station next to Loch Lomond to fill up and take photographs. The run will continue up the west side of Loch Lomond through Tarbet to the famous Green Welly for a relaxed lunch and impromptu car (and bike) show. The total route is just under 40 miles.

Contact: For more information please email publicity@ifaclub.co.uk

 

Cobham Park Farm

Location: Cobham Park Farm, Downside Road,Cobham, KT11 3ND

From: 9am onwards

Details: The 750 Motor Club (Brooklands Centre) will organise the “Cobham Drive it Day Austin Seven Car Trial”.

Contact: For more information please contact Colin Weeks on 01483 721760 or via email on cobhamtrial2019@outlook.com

 

Classic Motor Hub

Location: The Classic Motor Hub, RAF Bibury, Cotswolds

From: Between 10:00am and 1:00pm

Details: Come and meet fellow likeminded enthusiasts. Pre-registration is a must, so please visit the website for more details and a registration form.

Contact: For more information please visit

classicmotorhub.com/shop/drive-it-day-2019-classic-motor-hub-april-28/

 

West Berkshire Classic Vehicle Club

Location: West Berkshire Brewery, Yattendon, Berkshire, RG18 OXT

From: 10:30am to 6:00pm

Details: Please come and join the West Berkshire Classic Vehicle Club for their second Drive it Day event at the West Berkshire Brewery. Last year’s event attracted over 100 classic vehicles. 

The day includes a self-paced tour of the local countryside, specialist classic garage tour and is hosted at local award-winning brewery serving hot and cold food, with brewery tap.

Contact: Please visit classicvehicles.org.uk for more information

 

Hopcrofts Holt

Location: Highstone Restorations, Hopcroft Holt Steeple Aston, OX25 5QO

From: Hopcrofts Holt, near Bicester

Details: We are a small vintage and classic restoration workshop located at Hopcrofts Holt near Bicester. We would really like to support Drive it Day by opening up our workshop and providing a tea and biscuit pit stop! We have a large workshop with a wide selection of historic cars, everything from a 1908 Rolls through to a Honda S800 we also have a large carpark with great access for all sorts of vehicles.

Contact: For more information please visit

www.hightone.co.uk

 

Midlands Austin 7 Club

Location: Cotswolds

From: 10:00am until around 3.30pm

Details: Commencing at Broadway and finishing in Honeybourne having been fortified by lunch in a welcoming watering hole somewhere along the route. Route will be around 60-70 miles long.

Contact: Please email rsprophet@tiscali.co.uk for more information

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