June 3, 2013, 4:00 pm
Every year at the end of April in the UK there is a National Drive It Day, where classic car owners across the country are encouraged to drive their vehicles for a day to celebrate Britain's transport heritage at its finest.
This year marked the fourth anniversary for Lodge Hill Garage to provide a venue for local classic car owners to meet and compare notes with fellow owners and enthusiasts.
The event exceeded all expectations with over sixty cars arriving on the day.
More than 30 vintage MGs made the journey from Abingdon to the Cotswolds last Sunday, as part of the MG Car Club’s Drive It Day.
A fleet of historic motors set off from the Garage at 9am, as they made their way through Oxfordshire to the Cotswold Motoring Museum in Bourton-on-the-Water.
The garage also hosted over 40 vintage cars during the day, and raised more than £500 for the Air Transport Auxiliary Fund in the process.
This was the fourth year that we have hosted the classic cars, which also saw refreshments and live music from the Abingdon Swingtime Band,The band were here playing ‘40s and ‘50s music, and there were actually people dancing in the showroom, jiving and jitterbugging and all sorts of stuff.
It was a very good day, and we raised quite a lot of money for the Air Transport Auxiliary Fund, which is why we do it every year.