11th April 2019

Drive It Day 2019 Preview

From its introduction in 2005, the FBHVC’s Drive It Day has become a staple of the motoring calendar. The date is set as close to the anniversary of the 1000 Mile Trail as possible with events on the day ranging from rallies to meets at idyllic spots in the country.

This year, Footman James is celebrating by joining forces with The Classic Motor Hub for a Drive It Day Classic Tour. Starting at Chateau Impney, home of the famous Hill Climb, fifty cars will be driving in convoy through the stunning Cotswold countryside to the Classic Motor Hub.

Last year a wide variety of classic cars, bikes and sports cars joined us – take a look at our Drive It Day photo gallery to see the vehicles in all their glory.

There are plenty of other events on Drive It Day this year, below are just a few that are taking place around the country.


Wartburg Trabant IFA Club

The club will be setting off from the Scottish Submarine Centre past the west side of the iconic Loch Lomond, concluding in a relaxed car and bike show at the famous Green Welly.

Scottish Military Vehicle Group Weekend

The group will be celebrating Drive It Day all weekend with a tour that takes in landmarks such as Glen Coe, Ballachulish Bridge and the Commando Memorial before an overnight stop on the Isle of Skye.


Cestrian Motoring Enthusiasts Group

On this tour, you’ll take in secret bunkers and idyllic villages on a scenic drive on the lanes of North East Wales and Cheshire.


Midlands Austin 7 Club

The 60-70 mile route starts at Broadway and finishes in Honeybourne with a lunch stop on the way.


Atwell Wilson Motor Museum

Visitors to the museum on Drive It Day will be able to enjoy tea and cakes as well as study the fascinating exhibits on display

Devon Vintage Car Club

Visit Endsleigh Garden Centre on Drive It Day for a relaxed meet with no booking necessary. The club will also be fundraising for their chosen charities.