Haddenham.net

Park it on the Drive Day

Home » News » Park it on the Drive Day
Railton Light Tourer
Triumph Stag
Daimler SP250

Yesterday, Sunday 26th April, was 'Drive it Day' when owners of old cars are encouraged to take their cars out on the road.

This is an annual event organised by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) on the weekend closest to 23rd April, the day on which in 1900, the Automobile Club (the forerunner of the RAC) started a One Thousand Mile Trial, run over 20 days, to prove the viability of the motorcar on a route that started and finished in London and included Bristol, Derby, Manchester, Edinburgh and Northampton. 65 vehicles started the trial and 35 completed it.

Due to the Covid restrictions this year, it was changed to 'Park it on the Drive Day'!

Those walking down Rudds Lane yesterday could have seen, and possibly heard, Richard Hirst's 1935 Railton Light Tourer (4.2 litre straight-eight engine), Roger Mott's 1962 Daimler SP250 (2.5 litre V8 engine) and Malcolm White's 1970 Triumph Stag (3.0 litre V8 engine).

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Damien & Andy_Montage
David Finch: Wed 03 Jun 11:45am

Andy Coles & Damien Natale; Damien Natale & Andy Coles. However you say it, it's not possible to rationalise the events of Monday evening when the two great friends, cyclists and Sportive organisers from Haddenham both died whilst doing something they so very much enjoyed. Whether they were raising money for charity, creating and putting on events for others or just ensuring their mates had...

Scarecrow Festival 62
Francesca Flaxton: Sun 31 May 6:00pm

Haddenham Scarecrow Festival Open Monday 1st to Sunday 14th JuneTHANK YOU to everyone who has entered this year's Haddenham Association of Scouts & Guides' Scarecrow Festival. We have had a fantastic response with a record breaking 127 entries from all over Haddenham!! Our previous average has been 58 entries, with the highest number in 2018 of 71. In these very challenging times...

Robyn Thorogood
Robyn Thorogood: Sat 30 May 5:00pm

The end of May 2020 sees Robyn Thorogood retire after 27 years of managing Snakemoor Local Nature Reserve. Here he reflects on those years of service to the local communityIn 1993 Haddenham Parish Council (HPC) persuaded me to take on the management of Snakemoor but more about this later. Firstly, how did it all start?It was in 1987 that a few villagers visited Aylesbury Vale District...