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Owners get into the spirit of National Classic Car Day

by Hagerty
4 April 2014 2 min read

Today is National Classic Car Day, announced and arranged by Chris Evans, the DJ and classic car aficionado who presents the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2. The idea behind the day is as simple as it is commendable: drive your colleagues to work in your classic car, then donate the petrol money you save to Children in Need. We’re not entirely sure why Evans chose today for the occasion – he seems to have made the decision on a whim during his radio show on 24th March – but it seems as good an excuse as any to give your own classics a run out for the day’s commute.

Many of you have been getting into the spirit of the occasion – here are our favourite posts celebrating the day from the world of Twitter.

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A classic collection via Bicester Heritage:

@achrisevans @CandSCmagazine #classiccarday at #Bicesterheritage today… first arrivals #fiat #alvis #riley #capri pic.twitter.com/FdmIA8Vd2F— Bicester Heritage (@BicesterH) April 4, 2014

A bubble car via Richard Bromell of Charterhouse Auctioners & Valuers:

And here is the Bubble car (minus Jake) in the classic car auction this Sunday, stored since 1979 #RestoProject pic.twitter.com/IWD76RY1wg— Richard Bromell (@CharterhouseAV) April 4, 2014

A 1996 Ferraro 330 GT via Hexagon Classics:

Starting our Fabulous Five for #ClassicCarDay with our 1966 #Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series 2! http://t.co/2xMkmpgLDl pic.twitter.com/Zaqc9zSKko— Hexagon Classics (@hexagonclassics) April 4, 2014

JC Payne shared this handsome Triumph Herald:

Our engineering manager had a great drive to work today in his Triumph Herald #ClassicCarDay pic.twitter.com/62518qHmng— JC Payne (UK) (@JCPayneUK) April 4, 2014

Oxon Apprenticeships feature a model in their classic car shot:

@achrisevans Congrats #Apprentice Adam @ccprojectshop, Freemen Apprentice of the Year! @Activate_Learn #classiccarday pic.twitter.com/sVGAvcENrU— Oxon Apprenticeships (@OxonApprentice) April 4, 2014

A Vauxhall 101 via Hannah Gordon:

@femalemechanic1 Wow!! We are very jealous!!— Perrys (@perrysmotors) April 4, 2014

Matt of Speedmonkey.co.uk shared a photo of his Porsche 924s

#classiccarday I work from home but the Porsche 924S is my daily driver pic.twitter.com/4AqXjSTxtR— Speedmonkey | Matt (@speedmonkeycouk) April 4, 2014

A classic Toyota:

Getting ready for #ClassicCarDay… who’s in? http://t.co/ERMqCCUVUJ #AE86 pic.twitter.com/LkytJZOBVx— ToyotaGB (@ToyotaGB) April 3, 2014

The chairman of Perrys Ford Capri:

In the spirit of #ClassicCarDay, here’s our Chairman’s ’87 @FordUK Capri w/ only 24k miles on the clock! @achrisevans pic.twitter.com/gr8ldvNN7n— Perrys (@perrysmotors) April 4, 2014

V6Clio.net shared this shot of an R5 Turbo in action:

We are going back to the 80’s for today’s tweets! #ClassicCarDay #R5Turbo pic.twitter.com/zDY6ZrjPKU— v6clio.net (@v6clionet) April 4, 2014

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