Drive It Day, Sun 24th April 2022. Join us for the drive! Click the rally plaque below to buy one.
Drive It Day is an important annual event in the classic car calendar, in which owners of all classic cars are encouraged to take to the roads and be seen in them. (Brief details of the event are given at the foot of this post, full details are available at the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs).
Our plans consist of a countryside drive from the Southside of Glasgow to Prestwick beach. Glasgow Morris Minors will be joined by members of the Scottish Branch of the Morris Minor Owner’s Club, to put on something of an informal display for passers by. There will be the opportunity to pick up some refreshments from the café at the north of the promenade, at which public toilets are also available. There are play facilities, both indoor and outdoor, for anyone bringing children.
Rally plaques for this event can be purchased in advance from the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, with the profits going to the charity Childline.
1100hrs – Patterton Railway Station overflow car park, Stewarton Road, Newton Mearns. G77 6NR.
1115hrs departure, driving to Prestwick beach via B769 Stewarton Road & Troon. Parking within car park adjacent to Prestwick Sailing Club. Estimated arrival time: 1215hrs. Distance: 30 miles
Return drive to Glasgow via A77 (and continuing on old A77 from Fenwick).
“National Drive It Day was created by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs in 2005. It is the occasion when historic vehicle enthusiasts and the public at large have the opportunity to celebrate the One Thousand Mile Trial organised in 1900 to prove the viability of the new invention, the motor vehicle. It’s also a chance to raise awareness and support amongst the public for the historic vehicle movement and keeping transport heritage on UK roads.
FBHVC will continue to support the NSPCC’s Childline® to raise money as an integrated part of Drive it Day in order to use our movement to contribute to a section of society that has needed huge help and support during the pandemic – vulnerable children.”