The revised government guidance surrounding the rapidly accelerating Covid-19 coronavirus situation has led to a further change to the FBHVC Drive It Day, which was due to take place on April 26.
In the current issue of Classic Car Buyer, due out Wednesday March 25 (tomorrow), we reported that Drive It Day would still go ahead, albeit in the context of individual enthusiasts driving their vehicles while maintaining a distance from other enthusiasts and avoiding physical social contact. However, since we went to press, updated guidance has been issued by the Government, which among other restrictions, advises against non-essential travel of any kind.
As a result, the Federation recommends that all activities that involve taking a historic vehicle out on the road specifically for the purposes of Drive it Day, now be abandoned. All enthusiasts are now urged to stay at home on April 26 and not partake in any non-essential travel for Drive it Day.
However, April 26 should still be a red-letter day for historic vehicles fans. To help spread positivity surrounding our hobby during this difficult time, enthusiasts are being encouraged to participate in a nationwide social media campaign. They are invited to share their images and stories of memorable trips with their historic vehicles from previous Drive it Days, or of what they might be working on within the ‘self – isolation’ of their garage or shed. The idea is to post pictures and stories on to the FBHVC social media feeds or those of member clubs using the hashtag #DriveitDayMemories.
The Federation will be monitoring its social feeds and public posts published with the #DriveitDayMemories hashtag, and they will be gathered onto a special area within the FBHVC website galleries in the future.
With such a crowded event calendar, the possibility of the FBHVC achieving consensus for a revised Drive it Day date later in the year will be virtually impossible. Therefore, Drive it Day 2020 will not be rescheduled for later this year, but will resume its normal format on April 25, 2021. Keep up to date via the Federation news pages at www.fbhvc.co.uk .