Did you get your vintage, classic or cherished cars out for the public to see on Drive it Day?
If so the FBHVC would like to hear from you.
24 April 2020 For immediate release
Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs reminds clubs to share their #DriveitDayMemories this weekend.
Sunday 26 April 2020 would, under normal circumstances, have seen thousands of historic vehicles take to the roads across the UK to celebrate the season opening FBHVC National Drive It Day.
However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, activities that involve taking a historic vehicle out on the road specifically for the purposes of Drive it Day, have had to be abandoned. All enthusiasts are now urged to stay at home on 26 April 2020 and not partake in any non-essential travel for Drive it Day. Instead, the FBHVC invite you to get involved in a nationwide social media campaign to spread positivity around the historic vehicle community during this difficult time.
Don’t have access to social media? That’s OK as well, because the FBHVC have created a website where owners and organisations can easily upload their photos to share with the national effort to raise awareness around our important freedoms to use transport heritage in all its diverse forms. It’s not just cars either that we are hoping to see, so do get involved if you have images of motorcycles, commercial vehicles, buses, agricultural vehicles and traction engines for example.
All you have to do is visit www.driveitday.co.ukand click the upload button. There you will be directed to a very simple form that will enable you to submit your photos for inclusion on the site. We will be accepting submissions for a whole month, until May 26 2020 to give everyone the opportunity to contribute to, view and enjoy your images.
Those individuals and clubs that do have social media access are encouraged to participate on 26 April 2020 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 – using the hashtag #DriveitDayMemories.
Our website at www.driveitday.co.ukwill curate those images into a single display and we will also of course share them across the FBHVC channels to draw attention to your club or organisation.
So, use your chosen social media platform this weekend 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.
Use the hashtag #DriveitDayMemoriesand we can’t wait to see your photos and memories!
For media enquiries, please contact:
· Wayne Scott at Classic Heritage PR, 07759 260899. firstname.lastname@example.org
About the FBHVC:
The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs exists to uphold the freedom to use historic vehicles on the road. It does this by representing the interests of owners of such vehicles to politicians, government officials, and legislators both in the UK and (through the Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens) in Europe. There are over 540 subscriber organisations representing a total membership of over 250,000 in addition to individual and trade supporters. All our directors operate in a voluntary capacity supported by our secretary.