Help us raise funds for Childline on Drive it Day 2023

Members of the Great British Car Club or a Motor Sport UK affiliated club are invited to join Great British Car Journey’s special driving tour through the Peak District on Sunday 23 April.

A range of classic cars and their owners will be departing from the visitor attraction in Ambergate from 9:45am, for the White Peak tour – a 40-mile route through some of the Peak District and Derbyshire’s most beautiful countryside.

The stunning route, which starts and finishes at Great British Car Journey, has been approved by Motorsport UK as a non-competitive touring assembly.

Richard Usher, Founder and CEO of Great British Car Journey explained: “Our expert navigational wizard, Steve White, has put together a pretty wonderful route which we believe will take you on roads you have never been on before. I drove the route recently myself and it was unbelievably scenic and very restful.”

The annual Drive It Day event is organised by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) and is designed to raise money for NSPCC’s Childline service.

In addition to the driving tour, Great British Car Journey is fundraising on the day at the attraction and is inviting everyone to get involved, and help raise money for Childline.

On the day Great British Car Journey has pledged to donate the following to Childline:

  • Half the White Peak Tour entry fee (£25)
  • 10% of Great British Car Journey admission
  • 10% of revenue from The Filling Station Cafe
  • £5 from every Great British Car Club membership sign up. New members will also receive a free Great British Car Journey mug.

The £25 White Peak Tour entry fee also includes a Drive it Day 2023 car plaque and two free hot drinks in The Filling Station Café at Great British Car Journey.

In addition to the driving event and fundraising, a very special classic car handover will also be taking place at Great British Car Journey on the day.

Tom Keene, a 32 year old classic car enthusiast from Sandiway in Cheshire, will be handed the keys to a Pre-War Austin 7 Club’s RP Box Saloon at 11.00am.

The handover is part of the Classic Car Loan Project, which aims to encourage the next generation of classic car owners by giving younger drivers free use of a classic car for up to a year as an extended driving experience.

Young enthusiasts, normally aged 25 years or older and with some level of interest and aptitude, can apply to borrow a a range of cars. There are no hire or loan charges involved, they just have to look after the car as if it was their own.

The car was previously driven by Liam Murphy from Mansfield who has been the custodian of the car since 2021. He has documented his adventures in the 1933 Austin 7 Club’s RP Box Saloon on YouTube at @Austin7Adventures  and Instagram at @austin7adventures.

The car will now continue its adventures with Tom who has been saving up for his own classic car since he was a boy after his dad took him to Oulton Park.

To join Great British Car Journey’s White Peak Tour on Drive it Day please email or call 01773 317243 to book your place.

You can sign up for the White Peak Tour between 9am and 9:45am on the day at Great British Car Journey, however you will need proof of club membership.