Time to hit the road

Is your classic car ready for an April outing?

A brief early warning about Drive It Day on April 27, when we must extract our classics from the garage and take to the road, whether to Gaydon, NMM, Brooklands, various club events, or just to the pub for a lunchtime sherbet. The point is to advertise how many old cars are still in action and confirm we’re a significant group in the face of possible legislation restricting our hobby. Lance the Lotus has retired from the office fleet, but the Art Ed and Dep Ed will be out in their classics – and the Editor keeps scouring the ads…

You can get a Drive It Day rally plate from the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs website www.fbhvc.co.uk but you don’t need ID – just get out and drive it.