Classics take to the streets for Drive It Day

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The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs' inspired 25 April event drew 140 different vehicles on two, three and four wheels to its own venue, making it the best-supported yet.
Rarities at the Royal Oak in Bishopstone, near Swindon included a '60 Facel Vega Facellia and a '59 Auto Union 1000SP.
Thousands of classics took to the roads solo or on organised runs.
The Veteran Car Club's rally around Cambridgeshire saw more than 100 pre-1910 cars - none with more than two cylinders - cover a combined total of 10,000 miles between them. Oldest vehicle was an 1898 Marot Gordon tricycle, with 1 1/4 hp de Dion-Bouton power. It was ridden by the event's youngest competitor, 17-year-old Matt Roberts - a genuine case of young meets old.
2011's Drive It Day will be on 17 April; see www.fbhvc.co.uk for information.

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