Drive it Day 2014

So folks, Drive it Day…. the day in the spring we all wash, polish and proudly get out there in our beloved Classic Cars to show them off and have a jolly good day out to boot!!!

Heres the highlights from this year as posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram…..

Our first picture is from Frank McGregor – About to go for a spin in my 1977 Stag. Rego is a STAG and it lives in Hobart Tasmania!!

About to go for a spin in my 1977 Stag. Rego is STAG and it lives in Hobart Tasmania from Frank McGregor

Next up Suffolk and N.Essex Dirve It Day Highlights

Couple of nice pictures via Instagram

Carlo Maria Del Conte all the way from Italy

Carlo Maria Del Conte

Aberdeen Drive It Day.
From the Beach to the Royal Deeside Railway Centre for a coffee stop then on to Leith Hall. Over 80 cars took part from a 1912 Stanley Steam car to a new Focus. More pics from Aberdeen – Click Here

Aberdeen Drive It Day. From the Beach to the Royal Deeside Railway Centre for a coffee stop then on to Leith Hall. Over 80 cars took part from a 1912 Stanley Steam car to a new Focus.

More Stags enjoying days out

From Warwickshire area SOC a drive out through the lanes crossing into Leicestershire and a drive out in Haarlem in Holland

Nice montage from the Stilton Cheese run (is that a Stag warning a Stag???)

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And lastly, Classic Car Weekly promised to print EVER picture sent to them from Drive It Day – and here are the Stags that featured in the 10 pages they printed – well done guys a great memento to a great day…Till next year!

NEC Classic – On your marks!!!

So the NEC classic car show is just days away, we are very excited and putting together the final preparations for the social goings on on our stand.

We will have 4 cars on the stand this year, some real beauties too including a show winner and one that spent the summer cruising the french riviera.

The guys and galls in the shows team will be there tomorrow setting up the stand, putting up the gazebo and giving the cars that last bit of polish before the opening on Friday. Check back tomorrow and we will have some preview pics for you – see the stand first here on our blog!!!

So what have those of us on the social media side have in store for you over the next few days to celebrate this event…….

Pimp my stag and build my stag – get those creative juices flowing and come along to the stand and create you ideal (or just crazy idea) for your stag. Don’t despair if you can’t get along to the NEC just pop along to our Facebook Page and download the templates, get creative (don’t forget to give the kids back their crayons/paints etc!!) scan or take a pic and load back onto our Facebook page and we will add to the gallery (it’s a Take Hart revival!!)

Here’s the prep we have been doing

Pimp my Stag and Build my Stag

Pimp my Stag and Build my Stag

We will also see the return on Facebook of the just for fun “where on a Stag” and “whats the caption” competitions, again you don’t have to be coming to the NEC to take part just pop along to our Facebook page and take part.

We will be on the stand to help anyone get around our social media sites, see our pics on Flickr, how to like us on FB, find us on Twitter and of course read our brilliant Blog!!

We have some “rewards” for all those who come along and take part – we’ve been hard at work creating  unique fridge magnets ….

Coolest Fridge magnets at the show!!

Coolest Fridge magnets at the show!!

And treats for the hard working colourinners

Sweet treats for the colourers

Sweet treats for the colourers

So all in all we are set for three days of fantastic cars and lots of fun….

We will be blogging each day, may be multiple ones so do scroll down just in case you have missed one!!

Lastly we have a little surprise for a couple of SOC members…. watch this space 🙂

A little surprise??!!

A little surprise??!!

So what did we do last summer, part 1…

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So as the nights are starting to draw in, the weather is getting colder and wetter (well for those in the east this weekend that’s a little bit of an understatement!!!) and the opportunities for us car lovers to get out there and enjoy a bit of topless driving are disappearing until spring. We thought you would like to see some of the best bits of this summer as told our social following and friends.

So here’s some highligts of the summer from Twitter….

8 May 2013  @derek_maxwell Perfect symmetry at Woodhenge on Wiltshire area drive it day

8 May 2013
@derek_maxwell
Perfect symmetry at Woodhenge on Wiltshire area drive it day

18 May 2013 @StagOwnersClub European Stag Meeting

18 May 2013
@StagOwnersClub
European Stag Meeting
and STAR 90

4 June 2013 @alanhymers Freddie loves the Triumph Stag, especialy with the hood down!!

4 June 2013
@alanhymers
Freddie loves the Triumph Stag, especialy with the hood down!!

12 June 2013 @markgiudici After 12 year restoration my 1971 MK1 Triumph stag is finally on the road! Yippee!!

12 June 2013
@markgiudici
After 12 year restoration my 1971 MK1 Triumph stag is finally on the road! Yippee!!

22 June 2013 @nickwheatley1 A new acquisition. Wanted one for years

22 June 2013
@nickwheatley1
A new acquisition. Wanted one for years

7 July 2013 @derek maxwell Bath motor pageant

7 July 2013
@derek_maxwell
Bath motor pageant

7 July 2013 @drgoon2001 Seaton Tramway in Devon today

7 July 2013
@drgoon2001
Seaton Tramway in Devon today

9 July 2013 @drgoon2001 At West Bay – does this count for being on tour?

9 July 2013
@drgoon2001
At West Bay – does this count for being on tour?

13 July 2013 @gingereagle Just back from a 1500 mile trip to Scotland stag didn’t miss a beat

13 July 2013
@gingereagle
Just back from a 1500 mile trip to Scotland stag didn’t miss a beat

14 July 2013 @markgiudici Enjoying the sun at Barton Marina

14 July 2013
@markgiudici
Enjoying the sun at Barton Marina

14 July 2013 @scottb061081 Stag spotted in Monaco

14 July 2013
@scottb061081
Stag spotted in Monaco

15 July 2013 @Derek Maxwell Panoramic view of stags at Atwell-Wilson Show in the sun

15 July 2013
@Derek Maxwell
Panoramic view of stags at Atwell-Wilson Show in the sun

7 August 2013 @Derek_maxwell Crown inn bishops cannings run out

7 August 2013
@Derek_maxwell
Crown inn bishops cannings run out

11 August 2013 @Derek_maxwell Gorge’eous day at Cheddar, stunning!!

11 August 2013
@Derek_maxwell
Gorge’eous day at Cheddar, stunning!!

27 August 2013 @nickwheatley1 Bank Holiday but the river. Couldn’t be better…

27 August 2013
@nickwheatley1
Bank Holiday by the river. Couldn’t be better…

24 September 2013 @nickwheatley1 Late afternoon Pint me thinks!

24 September 2013
@nickwheatley1
Late afternoon Pint me thinks!

28 September 2013 @jhoggarth89 Photo shoot

28 September 2013
@jhoggarth89
Photo shoot

6 October 2013 @derek maxwell Carmine stag out in the forest, King Alfred’s Tower bathed in sunlight behind

6 October 2013
@derek_maxwell
Carmine stag out in the forest, King Alfred’s Tower bathed in sunlight behind

26 July 2013 @DrKenBMoody Triumph stag summer 1976

And lastly a memory of a summer past
26 July 2013
@DrKenBMoody
Triumph stag summer 1976

And not quite sure this is the sort of Stag we were looking for…

STag 7apr

@chrishope86
Stag at Burleigh house but no badge