The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) has announced that it’s committed to following the UK Government’s latest advice on events and public gatherings, pertinent to our member clubs. As such, the following statement replaces all previous correspondence regarding National Drive it Day, during this fast-moving situation.
In response to the updated guidance and restrictions issued by the UK Government, 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 26th, 2020, and not to take part in any non-essential travel for Drive it Day and instead, get involved in a nationwide social media campaign to spread positivity around historic vehicles during this difficult time.
Currently, the UK government is advising against all non-essential social contact. Our current general guidance to clubs, that can be found on our website www.fbhvc.co.uk, encourages the cancellation or postponement of meets, events and gatherings of people. Additional advice has now placed restrictions on non-essential travel of any kind.
However, with Drive it Day cancelled, enthusiasts of historic vehicles are still encouraged to participate on April 26th in the mass sharing, via social media, of images and memories of themselves and their families out and about in their historic vehicles during a previous year’s Drive it Day.
Use your chosen social media platform to share images and stories of memorable trips with your historic vehicles or, indeed, what you might be working on within the ‘self-isolation’ of your garage or shed.
With Dive it Day cancelled, the FBHVC is asking for all enthusiasts to share photographs using the hashtag #DriveitDayMemories.
Post your photo on to the FBHVC social media feeds, or on those of your member clubs. We will be monitoring those social feeds, and public posts published with the #DriveitDayMemories hashtag will be gathered on to a special area within the FBHVC website galleries in the future.
As previously stated, with such a crowded event calendar, the possibility of 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 re-scheduled, but will resume its normal format on April 25th, 2021.
For the latest advice for car clubs, events and other news – keep up to date via the Federation’s news pages at: www.fbhvc.co.uk.