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Past Event

Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) - Drive It Day

  • Date
    22nd April 2007
  • Place
The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) urges all owners of historic vehicles to use them on or near St George's Day. This is a national annual event called Drive It Day, which aims to raise public awareness of the historic vehicle movement. The day commemorates the date in 1900 when 64 cars left London for the Thousand Mile Trial - an incredible undertaking for that time.
Drive It Day (DID) this year was on Sunday April 22nd. Many events were organised across the country which gave us an excuse to get our classics out and go somewhere! Four local choices are shown below!
This year FBHVC encouraged those in the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire/Berkshire area to use the Royal Oak at Bishopstone as a staging post on their travels. It is on the Icknield Way, between Swindon and Wantage. The pub has recently been taken over by a local organic food farm and prides itself on the quality of the meat on its traditional menu. It was open for DID travellers from 0800 for breakfasts. Light refreshments were served throughout the day and lunches from 1230 to 1430 (pre-booking essential - tel: 01793-790481).
The Royal Oak is within five miles of the A420 Oxford to Swindon road (due south of Shrivenham), and close to the A345/A419/M4 interchange. It is on OS 1:50 000 sheet 174, and the National Grid Reference is SU 245 837. The MGCC route below from Abingdon takes in the Royal Oak, and it was also visited by the West Berks CVC.
Some of the cars at Bishopstone for Drive It Day on 22nd April 2007.

Daimler Conquest convertible

J Whyman with nicely-mellowed Bristol 411 L


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