Massive drive it day success story emerges

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Thousands of classic cars took to Britain’s roads on Sunday to make this year’s Drive It Day the most successful since the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs launched the event six years ago.

We had a great response to our question, Drive It Day: What did you do? And it turns out the answer is – lots!

Classic car insurance specialist Hagerty International welcomed more than 100 classic cars on a run from the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit to Donington’s Grand Prix Collection 82 miles away.  It raised £2000 for the Marshals’ Trust and Hope Against Cancer.

Hagerty managing director Angus Forsyth said: “It’s been a remarkable day with so many like-minded classic car enthusiasts joining in celebrating owning these fabulous cars.”

It wasn’t just the Hagerty attendees who braved the lacklustre weather, the FBHVC’s Rosy Pugh sent us these pictures of some of more than 100 vehicles celebrating DID at the Royal Oak in Bishopstone, near Swindon.

Meanwhile Tony Bunting and the north west London Regional Group of the P6 Club – known as The Case Is Altered – visited the RAF Museum in Hendon.

Twitter and Facebook are awash with more of your DID stories including Julie Gallagher who attended a Stag Owners’ Club drive in Leicester, Graham Eason, of The Great Escape, who sent us a picture of his fantastic Alfasud on a spin to south Wales, and The High Peak Nogginers who went for a jaunt on the White Peak.

Finally, the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Club’s website reported on a range of activities including the Karmann Ghia Owners’ Club, which met up with the Marden Motor Club and TIPEC for doughnuts and coffee, the 24 cars of the Bromsgrove & District MGOC that met at the Blue Bell Pub and the Bexhill Motoring club, which went for a 20-mile drive around Sussex.

Thanks to everyone who contributed their stories and to the thousands who took part in Drive It Day 2012, and if we’ve missed anyone please send your stories to us at russell.campbell@haymarket.com

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David Evans

Top stuff: Colin Mullan's gorgeous Monteverdi HS 375L makes into two reports on the same day! And Throttle's ’Vette looks small alongside; they must have sounded good together...
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