A celebration of classic car ownership, low cost half day run with events all over the country on the last Sunday in April.



 Drive it Day - Sunday 22th April 2018

Started at Bradmore Garden Centre with the finish at The Unicorn Head, Langar



Our first classic car run of the year


By the time final instructions were out the start venue [Ruddington for 10 yrs] had to be moved , albeit only about 1 mile , to Bradmore garden centre . This offered the same facilities and more . Only the later entries however could take advantage of a quick shop [open to public 10.00 am] .

Bryan and Andy had put on another superb route using several new roads . Halfway was at Daisymade farm at Skellingthorpe which although a large car park had only two toilets - one of which was out of order . This is something that Daisymade need to sort [not Bryan /Andy fault]. Even if both toilets had been working facilities still seemed inadequate when the car park [full] had in excess of 200 cars .With the longer delays for toilets and the sheer popularity with general public the included entertainment of crazy golf had to be missed.

The return leg again included great driving roads .

Finish appeared all to soon [Bridge inn , Oxton] where those who had booked sampled the afternoon carvery .




Drive it day Sunday 24th April 2016

Sunday 24th April was the date of Carlton's first classic car run of the year .

The start , familiar to regulars , was the Ruddington Heritage centre . A healthy entry of 48 started assembling as soon as it opened . I was out at 38 , together with Mick and Carol Hollis ,and decided our first port of call would be the excellent bacon butteries and coffee . Following signing on and a detailed drivers briefing [road closure only 24 hours earlier] we were soon away with a great selection of roads.

The halfway halt was at the National Brewery centre at Burton by which time rain had started [relatively short-lived] .A self-guided tour was included in the bargain entry fee and there was lots to see . I took advantage of the brewery shop to buy some assorted ales [for home consumption ] and also a couple of presents.

A good route home included the diversion mentioned earlier but this was easily followed thanks to the clear drivers briefing .

Elsewhere is a selection of photos of some of the cars and a flavour from the halfway.

Thanks must go to to Brian Hodges and Andy Smedley [and their helpers ] for putting the event together .Ian Jones and Eddie Beilby as the very capable marshals at halfway and Glyn Byard sorting the diversion.

Put the last sunday in April in your diary for next year.

Vince Orme





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