This year Drive it Day, a national event organised by the Federation of Historic Vehicle Clubs, fell on Sunday 24th April.
The club had two meeting points for the day, a breakfast stop at Dumfries’ Robert the Bruce and a meet for the start of the run at Castle Douglas.
The route took club members along the coast, through the picturesque villages of Auchencairn and Dundrennan, through Kirkcudbright and on through Ringford, Laurieston and along the Queens Road to New Galloway, before coming to a halt at a picnic spot alongside Loch Ken.
On the pre-run reccy, Citroën Acadiane meets the Wickerman!
Our next social event takes place on Thursday 28th April with a Pub Meet at the Farmer’s Inn, Clarencefield DG1 4NF.
On Sunday past the club attended the first Wigtown Car and Bike Meet. Invited by the owner of Glaisnock Cafe and Guesthouse we travelled, mostly in convoy, to join the Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes who had a impressive display of bikes used daily to take blood to and from hospitals. As it was a meet, there was no display space allocated – we just parked on the street wherever there was a space. Our older vehicles sat happily in between newer ones owned by locals!
The weather was glorious and the café staff were welcoming, so it made for an excellent day out! Hopefully for next year more clubs will get behind this event and make it even more interesting for the townsfolk and visitors.
Our thanks go to Carl Davis, Glaisnock Cafe and Guesthouse owner, and his staff for the endless free cuppas and for organising this event!
René the Citroën Acadiane owned by Julie and Grant, Club Sec & Club Treasurer
Walter’s Triumph in front of Graham & Eileen’s Pembleton
Jim’s Z3 and Ben’s X-Type
Chatting in the sunshine!
Lance’s Honda Cafe Style Racer at the back
Club Chairman Derek’s Beauford